[Agnetha is holding an ice cream cone and is licking it in between answering questions]
So, how do you feel about touring?
I like it. Especially the ice creameh timeh!
[Smiles and licks ice cream]
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Abba only toured twice in their extremely successful career, and ABBA in Concert followed their 1979 tour of the United States and Europe.
Kicking off with the group performing their breakthrough song Waterloo, we are then transported to America, where they are seen relaxing and preparing for their shows. The camera then suddenly transports us to the Wembley Arena in London, and a wonderful live concert to a crowd of around 45,000 fans! There were many critics to any live show Abba conducted, but they sure do shine at Wembley, and definitely seemed to be enjoying it (Frida particularly)! Great shots of the group in performance also.
It was a shame that we did not see Abba actually perform in the US, where they were sadly not as successful as elsewhere in the world, but did have their fans.
Unsurprising that the concert included the terrific Dancing Queen, and the sheer excitement of the crowd certainly sealed their popularity as one of the biggest groups in the world, even if, ironically, 1979 was the year that, despite this massive world tour, was the only year between 1976 and 1980 in which Abba had no UK #1s or U.S. Top 15 hits! Nevertheless, it's hard to believe the group split up so long ago now, as this film makes you believe that you can still go and see them live!
ABBA in Concert is a definite must for any Abba fan, with terrific, polished performances that showcased the group as a perfectly great live band as well as a studio group.
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