Abba with Attitude
It was with huge excitement last Saturday evening that I walked to the Teatro de San Fransisco in Vejer with some of my news friends to enjoy the concert by an Abba tribute band. My children might be surprised, and a little perturbed, at my use of the words ‘huge’ and ‘excitement’ in the same sentence as ‘Abba tribute band’ but let me explain.
The excitement was less about the band and more about the event. Having visited Vejer for over 10 years we watched the Teatro undergoing a transformation but – incredibly – have never actually been inside. So finally going to an event there was a little bit exciting.
Add to this my overwhelming need for friends: people I like, respect, enjoy being with, learn from and laugh with and you can see how the excitement level went up several notches. I have friends! People who went out of their way to include me in an event, happening in my new home town. And not only friends but a group of women. Gaining admission into the elite world that is a group of female friends is not to be taken lightly.
And finally, Abba are pretty good too eh, had the odd hit record and all!
I’m kicking myself that my phone battery died so no photos of the social event of the year so far but, it was fabulous and slightly surreal at the same time. Watching two high energy, raunchy young Spanish ladies cavorting around the stage and belting out hit after hit, predominantly in Spanish, accompanied by some backing dancers who confidently mixed dancing in sync with ‘do your own thing’ (Okay, okay, they weren’t the best – but they were very enthusiastic) and you have yourself the makings of a great evening. Combined with the singing-along, dancing and ear-splitting applause from the audience and you’ve got yourselves a hit.
And all for 5 euros a ticket. No wonder it was a sell-out.