View Full Version : Spinal Tap fans rally to make 11/11/11 ‘Nigel Tufnel Day’

06-02-2011, 12:06 PM
In the same vein as the recently passed Star Wars day — May the 4th be with you — fans of the world’s funniest heavy metal band, Spinal Tap, are coming together online to honour the band’s lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel by trying to get Nov. 11, 2011 named a day in his honour.

The reason is that one of the best known lines from This is Spinal Tap has Tufnel (played by Christopher Guest), explaining why all his speakers go to 11:

Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not 10. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at 10. You're on 10 here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on 10 on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where? ... http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/996700--spinal-tap-fans-rally-to-make-11-11-11-nigel-tufnel-day


06-02-2011, 12:08 PM
I see what they did there....