In an effort to unite guitarists around the world, I started a hashtag on Twitter called #youknowyoureaguitarplayerwhen. Not only did the participants connect with many guitar players around the globe, but we were all able to effectively identify our guitar-player-idiosyncrasies with a great sense of humor.
Guitarists from France, Malaysia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Poland, Italy, England, Australia, Singapore, and Sweden became engaged in what turned out to be a comedic and entertaining hashtag. The #youknowyoureaguitarplayerwhen hashtag even made it on to the Play A Little Guitar blog.
Here are some of the posts with their respective author. Enjoy!
You Know You’re a Guitar Player when…
… you’re jealous of the busker on the street corner cos [sic] at least he has a gig. 🙁 @iheartguitar
… you suffer severe guitar-withdrawal at parties and start making chord-shapes in the air @sjusovaren
…your significant other becomes jealous of your guitar because you give it “too much attention.” @pauline_france
… you know 14 places to play ‘E’ but couldn’t actually identify the note when you hear it @iheartguitar
… you watched the end of the movie Crossroads at least 99 times @sarssipius
…you have picks in your wallet/pocket…. and you find picks in your washing machine! @pauline_france
…you can talk about lubrication, nuts, rods and balls with a straight face @iheartguitar
…at the bar you order a Gin Pentatonic @sarssipius
… you don’t know why people laugh when you say you stretch your g string before using the wang bar @iheartguitar
…you carry a nail file @pauline_france
… you’re to see a band with a hot singer, but you’re only watching the guitarist/s and checking out their gear @kristieaddison
… You give money to the guy playing guitar for tips because you EMPATHIZE with him @pauline_france
… someone say [sic] “G string” and you expose your theory on why it is so hard to keep its tuning stable! @sarssipius
… you always want the solo to be longer! @sarssipius
…you know about physics has to do with 2-point floating trems @iheartguitar
… people always ask you why you have long nails on one hand and short nails on the other @pauline_france
… you have more picks than money in your pockets @thomas4th
With over 40 participants, 4+ days of participation, and and countless amount of re-tweets, my efforts to connect guitarists around the world were quite successful. Thanks to all the contributors.