The Pacific Grand Ballroom at the Waterfront Cebu witnessed Abba Mania live as they serenaded the Cebuanos with the hit songs of Abba, the group was a major hit in the 1970s. The concert was under Viva Live Entertainment with Abba Mania bringing to life the songs of Abba reviving the special memories of when the Abba was a phenomenon. Abba Mania was formed in 1999 and was well-received by audiences of all ages.
Since then, Abba Mania has conquered other parts of the world including Denmark, Sweden, Russia, France, South America and now they've come half-way across the world to Cebu!
All dolled up for the concert!
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Lining up to get in.
I say, the Concert was very well attended by both young and the young-at-heart! The Grand Pacific Ballroom was fully packed by the throng.
The Concert started at around 9pm and lasted for about an hour and a half. The people were starting to get hyped as Abba Mania was about to hit the stage. People were hooting, whistling, and screaming as the show was about to unfold with the crowd getting all excited and jumpy. Then there they were, playing the favorite songs from Abba like: 'Dancing Queen', 'Mama Mia', 'Voulez Vous', 'Super Trouper', and 'Winner Takes It All' among others.
It was as though we've time travelled to the retro era (is it the 70s in here?!). The crowd belonging to the much later generation especially enjoyed it as it probably made them relive the memories of their younger years. You can really see in their eyes as they fall into a trance dancing and singing-along as the music takes over their ears and heart that it makes them feel young again. I wonder if I would be like that 20-30 years from now if I would hear the songs of Justin Bieber being relived again. :) We really enjoyed the signature songs of Abba as it was standard music, the kind of music that never fades as time passes by.
We've got a throng gone wild down the stage hooting and screaming for an encore and they did sang a few more songs! The crowd really loved it and their British accents melted my heart away.
I would like to say thank you to Sir Alec Bollozos Toting of Frameworks Events and Media for inviting me to this concert, it was a real pleasure.