I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Bjorn Again, the ultimate ABBA tribute band, was established in Australia in 1988 and is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary with a tour. The act is hugely popular and has performed over 7,000 shows in more than 120 countries. The show is a world class tribute to ABBA complete with flares, daggy dance routines and platform shoes.
The excited crowd was well and truly warmed up by Elton Jack (Lance Strauss) who played some of Elton John's most loved tunes. His act has also been going for more than 30 years since winning Red Faces on Hey Hey Its Saturday in 1987. He had us singing along to Candle In The Wind and on our feet doing the Crocodile Rock.
After a short intermission when the piano was moved and the required microphones and band equipment was brought onstage the "Swenglish" speaking "superstars" bounded out to Waterloo. The show was full of great music including some Police and Bon Jovi tunes, clever costumes, jokes and interesting big screen footage. Audience participation was encouraged and well received and we were even taught some dance moves to Ring Ring. The concert was a joyful experience full of hit songs including ballads like Fernando, I Have A Dream and Slipping Through My Fingers and by the end everyone was dancing and singing.
Bjorn Again is a brilliant show that is well worth the "Money, Money, Money" particularly for fans of ABBA. Go and see them if you get the chance.
They are back in New South Wales at various venues from 18 October to 2 November.