Report: SAXON's World Record Air Guitar Attempt Goes Embarrassingly Wrong - Jan. 22, 2007 Yorkshire Post reports: An unusual record attempt made at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground [in the United Kingdom] on Saturday (Jan. 20) may yet make it into the next "Guinness World Records" book despite a lack of enthusiasm from the 29,100 fans who were there. Veteran South Yorkshire rock band SAXON were aiming for a record in a new category the largest-ever air guitar ensemble. The rockers came out on the pitch at half-time during the Owls' game with Sunderland and tried to persuade the crowd to join in, air-guitar style, with them. But it looked as if SAXON's status as local heroes had faded since they came out of Barnsley to ride the heavy metal wave of the 1980s their performance was greeted with boos rather than the enthusiasm they were hoping for. What was worse, Wednesday lost 4-2. Yesterday SAXON were on their way to Germany, but a spokesman for the band said a Guinness Publishing representative who witnessed the event had given them a certificate saying the record would be recognized, subject to evidence that at least some of the crowd had taken part. The spokesman, Paul McEntee, said: "Wednesday were 2-0 down and their fans did not want to know but I have videotape of some of the Sunderland contingent joining in." Check out pictures of SAXON's "Guinness World Records" attempt: Photo#1 Photo#2 Photo#3 Photo#4 Photo#5 Photo#6 Photo#7 Photo#8 Photo#9 SAXON play Sheffield City Hall on Friday. Wow, what were the boy's think'n????????????????