and dance ensemble
, Stomp is sort of unexplainable
. They use "everyday
" items (trash cans
, zippo lighters
, 55 gallon drums
, and a lot of other stuff
) as percussion instruments
. So, 12 really talented drummer
s get up there, and bang on the stuff.
The result has to be heard to be believed. They did a special on HBO, which will give you an idea of how the whole thing works, but really, you have to see them live. Stomp tours worldwide frequently, so there's a good chance you can see them eventually. Go. It's a lot of fun.
I've heard that the actual people that make up Stomp are fairly assholish, which doesn't surprise me; it's sort of overrated elite kind of pop sensation. But they get standing ovations continuously because their shows are so much fun. For this reason, it's worth making a performance if you can go.