I first met Lance Kasten while writing a preview
of the first D.C. regional of the U.S. Air Guitar League in 2007. He was 45, two decades older the rest of his competitors. He won
. Years passed, and I found myself wondering what Kasten was up to as he approached his fifties. Surely he couldn't still be competing?
In my piece for the Washington Post Magazine
, I found that not only was still rocking, he was still dominating in the invisible art of air guitar. What makes him such a strong competitor?
It probably doesn't hurt that he practices in his "dude room" every day.