The front act. Highway 54 Band
The kids and I watched ABBAMANIA performed at the Resorts World Manila last Thursday. Thanks to our sponsor – the Journal Group of Publications for giving us three complimentary tickets. We arrived at the venue at around 8pm. The concert started 10 minutes later. The opening act was Highway 54 band. They sung mostly the popular upbeat songs in the 70’s to 80’s. Listening (grooving) to their songs relive my preschool days (kidding haha).
And the main event of the show…
Abbamania sings Voulez Vouz as their opening number.
Abbamania is one of the many tribute shows being produced since ABBA (the worldwide phenomenon Swedish pop band) was disbanded in 1982. Quoting Joaquin Henson’s post in philstar.com, Abbamania is recognized as one of the most authentic ABBA tribute shows in the world. Authentic because they sounded and looked like the real ABBA.
They sung almost all of my favorite ABBA songs: Voulez Vouz, I Have A Dream, Honey Honey, Gimme, Gimme, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Mamma Mia!, Thank You for the Music, Fernando, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All, Waterloo, and many more.
Crowd cheering, dancing
The crowd cheering for more songs by the end of the song medley.
It was an awesome experience. The kids and I enjoyed watching our first concert together. The performers may not be the original ABBA, but they were able to relive the ABBA magic.
Thanks ABBA for your music!