How many starry nights did you spend learning chords, listening to hit song repeatedly until you could finally play it with confidence? Did your fingers bleed like Bryan Adams claimed in the hit Summer of ’69? When did you finally give up and set your guitar aside to gather dust and faded memories? You miss it don’t you? Admit it, you dreamed of standing in that stadium under the lights soaking in the adoration of millions! It’s ok, I did too! But we all grow up…right? Well, not totally and that’s why you should turn the lights up! It’s Get Out Your Guitar Day!
History of Get Out Your Guitar Day
The history of Get Out Your Guitar day is simply unable to be recorded. Ever since the first version of a guitar was created, man has desired to escape the mundane and take some time to dream. Bards and storytellers of old became the pop stars of today. All with the ability to make music and take us along on their adventures. Whether it is the heartache of relationships or the ringing anthems of those who seek for change, the music sweeps us up and gathers us along. Remember that joy that you had the first time someone heard you playing and recognized the song? Yeah, that is what today is about. That pure, sweet, joy in the moment. So run up to the attic or down into the basement and get that guitar out of hiding!
How to celebrate Get Out Your Guitar Day
Back from the attic? Ready to get started? Ok! Great! Let’s get rockin’. The first way I recommend that you celebrate is to get all your friends together. Tell them to grab their guitars (air or hero version) and come over. Order some pizza, pour some drinks and rock away! No, you don’t need to practice for a month before hand, the mistake will make memories! If you can’t get your friends or family to join you, have your own celebration. Take that guitar and just sit with your eyes closed and think of all the dreams, all the fun, all the ups and downs that you have gone through together. Relive those moments of glory. Turn all of your stress and worries off for now and just strum those strings and let the music take you to a place where you can be anything you want!
Take advantage of the technology we have today and make a record of your time out of the day. Get your phone ready and record your songs. Share what you can do with those who couldn’t come over for your celebration on YouTube, Facebook, and other social media. Let them see how great you are! Maybe next year they will join you instead of staying away! While you are posting that video to your favorite social media (or all of them!), don’t forget to share it with us as well!