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Christopher Guest was at The A.V. Club’s comedy festival earlier this month to take part in The Modern School Of Film live-event series. Toward the end of the event, a curious audience member wanted to know if any of Guest’s previous work was autobiographical. Guest was happy to oblige and told the story of the real-life hotel lobby encounter that inspired the fictional band Spinal Tap.

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