“I don’t remember it being depressing,” my friend says.
"Well, you know, everyone’s dying of AIDS and what not.”
"They are? I don’t remember anything about AIDS."
This strikes me as a bit weird, but maybe it’s just been too long since she's seen the play. So we’re watching the movie and nothing is familiar to her. Not the music, not the characters, not the depressing ballads about having AIDS. Nothing. Halfway through the movie she finally says…
"This is ridiculous. Nobody is banging on trash cans in this movie
And then it clicks.
“Wait a minute,” I say. “Are you getting this mixed up with Stomp?”
“Is that the one where they go around banging on trash cans with drumsticks?"
"Yeah,” I say.