Young Phoenix Coyotes Fan Wails out 'Free Bird' Air Guitar Solo

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJanuary 31, 2014

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 31:  A young fans of the Phoenix Coyotes cheer during the NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Arena on March 31, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 4-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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You have two options when Lynyrd Skynyrd's “Free Bird” plays at a sporting event.

You can sit there like a chump and ignore the hot, electric bliss pouring over your eardrums—or you can whip out your Fender Aircaster and commune to this sonic baptism like a hip-twisting god of rock.

A young Phoenix Coyotes fan chose the latter path—a path of valor—and for that we can never fully express our gratitude.

The glorious occasion was spotted Matt Clapp of, and it involved a young fan scorching gobs of ozone at Thursday night’s game between the Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres.

According to @GoldAndOrSmith, the child in question was rocking out to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s magnum opus and had zero cares in the world while doing so. 

GIF via @GoldAndOrSmith

That’s a young man with a keen ear and an even sharper sense of showmanship. He didn’t just sit there and pick out the notes like a technical bore—he dominated the moment.

Some men wilt under the spotlight. This kid soaked in it. This is a grade schooler rocking at near-Led Zeppelin levels. If Justin Bieber can get paid millions to lip sync his way through life, this kid’s air guitar simulation should be enough to warrant at least a single record deal.

Unfortunately for our young hero, his Coyotes gave up an early lead and went on to lose to the Sabres 3-2. 

It’s alright, young rocker—you still have your moves and your guitar, and that much they can never take away from you. 


Stay a free bird, little guy.