The One With ABBA World At Powerhouse Museum

ABBA World Sydney

During my recent trip to Sydney, I was dragged to the obscure Powerhouse Museum for the ABBA World exhibition. Like, right after I got off the 9-hour flight from Hong Kong, one hour shuttle trip to the airport, and dumping my bags at the hotel reception.

ABBA World Sydney

You would think I am a big ABBA fan. Well, technically I am a fan of their songs. I loved how their hits spanning some 35 years were made into the spectacularly entertaining musical Mamma Mia! But of the group, I was shamefully under-informed.

Here are a few things I didn’t know of ABBA.

ABBA World Sydney

That ABBA actually came from Sweden.

ABBA World Sydney

That the four singers in ABBA has funny sounding names – Bjõrn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog. Of the four, I can only pronounce Benny’s.

ABBA World Sydney

That they are actually couples! Divorced, but still!

ABBA World Sydney

That they are still alive! They should have a reunion concert!

ABBA World Sydney

That I am very, very attracted to the ABBA costumes. Bell bottoms, flaring pants, sequins… the more bling, the better!

ABBA World Sydney

That I couldn’t do Dancing Queen for nuts, even on live stage. You could performed on a stage with ABBA at one of the interactive exhibition, dancing in an ABBA video, recording a sing-a-long with ABBA and photographing yourself on an ABBA album cover.

ABBA World Sydney

I am no buff for the history of pop, but even I could see ABBA is stuff made of legends. The proof? In immortal words of Madonna:

ABBA World Sydney

“Standing still when you hear ABBA is impossible”

So the next time you see me jiggling my bits when Mamma Mia! is playing, don’t judge me!

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