13 Feb 2010


Last Sunday I went to a concert of "Abba the Show" ! I didn't even know exactly what to expect, but I love the songs and so I went with my friend Ilona. The concert hall has 7000 seats and as we were turning around to find a parking space I thought, that all 7000 bottoms for the seats were turning too.

Finally I found a space between two garages and Ilona had to get out to direct me in so that I wouldn't block the garage owner if ever he wanted to go out at 8.30 in a cold and rainy night.

When we finally were seated, I looked around and it was crazy, the hall was full ! I had never expected that. Besides me was an elderly lady, at least she looked like one, but during the show I discovered that she behaved like a hysterical teenager fan, because she waved her arms in all directions and hit almost my glasses from my nose. I got her ellbow twice at my head, but I thought that it is part of the fun and finally it's rather nice that she fell back into her teens.

Indeed the show was great. There was the London Symphony Orchestra playing and the guitarist and trumpeter were still from the original group. Of course they got a terrible applause and the full audience went mad when they played a solo ! Especially my neighbour who stood up and jumped around like a kangaroo in love, although I have never seen one.

I took pictures, the quality is not that good, but still it's a nice souvenir. When they sang Waterloo, suddenly Belgian flags were waved and there the audience really went beserk ! I stood up too and hold my camera high up to film the whole thing, and was quiet happy with the result. The only trouble is I can't show the video to you, because it landed (for an unknown reason) in my recycle bin, which I thoroughly had deleted yesterday. My video is gone of course. Fortunately I found an even better one on YouTube which I add here just to give you an idea of the perfect performance of these two women. They really look and sing like the original Abbas. !

The gentleman with the white hairs is the trumpeter of the orginal Abba Group.


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The Chair Speaks said...

Hahaha, Gattina, I enjoyed your post which is hilarious describing the one who sat beside you started to act like a hysterical teenager and neighbour jumping like a kangaroo in love.

Somehow I am not really a big fan of ABBA. I prefer Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Ricky Nelson among others. Oooh, I love Tina Turner! And of course, Michael Jackson!

diane b said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun at the show. We have been to see Mamma Mia the stage show 3 times, once in spanish in Madrid.That was a hoot. I've seen the film too and the ABBA show but I don't know if it is the same one you saw.

Tinsie said...

Sounds and looks like fun :-)

wenn said...

oh, i love ABBA!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Abba were great. Agnetha's bottom was as sexy as a female gorilla's.

Anonymous said...

I love Abba. They are the bomb :)

Judi said...

LOL! If that's the case, we need to get Mother Nature some hormones!