Saxon, the heavy metal band that played at the Bloodstock Indoor Festival 2001, made a record attempt at Sheffield Wednesdayâ€™s Hillborough ground on Saturday 20th 2007. Despite the 29,100 fans that were there, a lack of enthusiasm was showed towards the heavy metal band, which may yet make it into the next Guinness World Records book.
The largest-ever air guitar ensemble, was what the South Yorkshire rock band Saxon were aiming for as a record in a new category in the next Guinness Word Records book.
Trying to get the crowd to join in, air guitar style with them, the rockers came out on pitch at half-time during the Owlâ€™s game with Sunderland.
It appeared as if Saxonâ€™s status as local heroes had washed out since they came out of Barnsley to ride the heavy metal wave of the 1980s, as they were greeted with boos rather than the enthusiasm which they had expected. To top it all off, Wednesday lost 4-2.
Subject to evidence that at least some of the crowd had taken part, a Guinness Publishing representative who had witnessed the event had given them a certificate saying the record would be recognized, explained a spokesman for the band yesterday as Saxon were on their way to Germany.