Saturday, 26 June 2010 I guess I should have seen it coming but the polystyrene ‘K’ she’s holding here was my real-life Spinal Tap moment. Just in case you don’t know, there’s a bit in that film where the band decide to perform in front of a huge polystyrene recreation of Stonehenge. Unfortunately they get their inches and feet mixed up and it comes back from the makers about three feet tall. Nevertheless they still perform behind it, looking completely ridiculous.
How I failed to heed the lesson from what is one of my favourite films, I’ll never know. But I didn’t. I simply asked my assistant to organise a large polystyrene ‘K’. Thinking about it, did I say “large” or “huge” or “massive” or just “enormous”? Either way, I knew what I meant and I meant ten feet high, not 10 inches!