Mel and I went to the latest movie adaptation of Hairspray on Friday night. Being a musical, I was a little concerned that I would be bored (I'm not usually a musical person.) I need not have worried - it was great fun. One of the interesting things about the evening was the lack of laughter coming from the Japanese patrons. I am not sure how well the subtitles conveyed the feel of the words, or if they simply translated the words. It puts my communication skills with Japanese into a different light.