Is there any argument against Spinal Tap being the greatest rock band in the history of music?
To celebrate the film’s anniversary, it was shown as a special screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, with an introduction from director and co-writer Rob Reiner, himself. Reiner said the 35th anniversary of the film made him feel “old.”
Following the film, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer took the stage and performed several songs from the film, including “Flower People,” “Hell Hole,” “All the Way Home,” and “Clam Caravan.” Then, Elvis Costello joined the trio for a performance of “Gimme Some Money,” before ending the set with “Sex Farm.”
As far as the future of the band, Michael McKean told the crowd, “We will see you in another 35 years!”