ABBA shows up in Mumbai
Mumbaikars around me are going crazy over ABBA coming down to Mumbai. The tickets have been all sold out a week in advance. Keep in mind that four performances have been scheduled for the city. There are tears. There is emptiness in people's hearts. There are desperate attempts to get tickets from sponsors*, which include a variety of corporate houses.
All this for ABBA. Pah!
Actually, Duke Ellington could have rolled over safely in his grave, without getting a hernia, if this was ABBA. This however is hernia time.
For the band which is being advertised goes by the oh-so-creative name of Waterloo, who tour the world doing this thing called ABBA the show. At least Björn Again (the real tribute band) is a cool name. And has a wikipedia entry which says that the team-members are "Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear, Frida Longstokin and Björn Volvo-us. The band is supported by bassist Rutger Sonofagunn and drummer Ola Drumkitt (from long-time ABBA session musicians Rutger Gunnarsson and Ola Brunkert)."
Who does Waterloo/ ABBA the show have? Two singers called Katja and Camilla and an occasional performance by the backup drummer and the saxophonist of the original ABBA. Which they advertise as "The ONLY ABBA Covershow with Former Original Bandmembers of ABBA and a Symphony Section!!!".... Yay Yay!!
I say at least bring the respectable cover band, the one with a sense of humour. Oh, sorry, I forgot. This is Bombay, which last I knew was in mourning over JLo's cancelled concert. Sorry, I take this rant back. Or not.
* This is not Delhi where anyway tickets are never sold, only handed out as favours.