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17] HENDON, UK--Georgi Georgiev, 26, performed for 45 hours
over the weekend at Mannings pub, setting a new world record
for the longest guitar performance.
"It was horrible, but I was just about able
to keep going," admitted Mr Georgiev, who had to learn a set
list of almost 200 songs for the performance, all of which
had to be familiar songs. No piece could be repeated within
"The hardest part was the six hours leading up
to the record. I wasn't really there in the head."
Stewards, official witnesses and medics
were present throughout, with massages and oxygen being provided
each time Mr Georgiev took a break.
The bass-guitarist was allowed just five
minutes' rest each hour over the two- day session, and lived
off a diet of blended pasta, sugar and beer.
Mr Georgiev, who lives above the pub, said
it would not have been possible without the musicians who
"It was so important to have the support
of the guys on the stage, and the crowd always picked me up.
"I gave probably my best ever performance after I broke the
record. I just relaxed and played all the songs I love."
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