Monday, February 23, 2015

Another ABBA post!

Another ABBA post!
From Stephanie Martin (Dancing Queen #1)

I did have my phone out and took a few pictures in St. Catherine's of this alarming (fire-alarming) ABBA show at the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre in the Brock Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the offending piece of ringing machinery that was not part of the regular orchestra configuration but started blasting its piercing and very UN-musical tone during Andrea Koziol's end of set Super Trooper. Come to think of it ABBA does have a tune called Ring! Ring! Ring! that was one of their early hits. This is not what they intended, I'm sure!

I was ushered out one of the fire doors to stand out in the cold with orchestra members clutching their precious instruments. We waited 20 minutes while the fire department came in and inspected the building. We had a grand time!

Thankfully our audience stayed with us and we picked up where we left off and proceeded to play our second set and we were on fire! By the time we got to the encore, Dancing Queen of course, the whole place was on it's feet jiving. Even the lady on crutches in the front row was jiving! You can dance you can jive having the time of your life....

She had such a good time she had us all sign her instrument!

Lis Sodeberg signs the crutch

Andrea Koziol signs the crutch (that's Katalin Kiss in sequins!)

Stephanie Martin signs the crutch

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