Here’s What 457 Guitars Playing At The Same Time Sounds Like
A group of 457 guitarists met in Australia to beat the world record of largest electric guitar ensemble while playing AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”
Yesterday, over 457 heavy metal enthusiasts, along with the band The Choirboys met in Sydney at the Sydney Guitar Festival to play one of AC/DC’s most famous songs, 1979 classic “Highway to Hell”. This, of course, broke the record that had been set back in 2013 when a group in India brought 368 people together to play the musical instrument. The feat not only broke one of The Guinness Book of Records but it also helped raise $29,642 (via the $45 registration fee), with proceeds going towards the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
Although the guitarists were only using the small Marshall MS2 battery powered amplifiers to boost the sound, those who attended the event said that listening to the harmony was a feeling like no other. Tatiana Marchant, the festival spokeswoman told the Australian Associated Press that “It was such a great atmosphere. I’ve never been around so many men and guitars in all my life.”
While the record-breaking process might take up to six weeks for officials to verify that the record has been broken, it’s possible that the record could be verified much sooner, given that it beats the one previously set in India by nearly 100 people. Video of the event can be seen below.
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