Aachener Zeitung

Monschau. It normally takes about three seconds to recognize a hit from «Abba». The high recognizability rate of the legendary Swedish pop group that broke up nearly 30 years ago shows that their music still sounds just as fresh and rousing decades later. About 1,100 fans came to the Monschau Castle Wednesday evening to enjoy the tunes of ABBA’s greatest hits. The ABBA Tribute Show offered a welcome change to the heavily classical-orientated program of the Festival 2010 and showed how highly receptive the public can be to light entertainment. The quartet has set the goal of keeping the myth of the super group alive, after all attempts, as we know, to bring the original group back together failed. The castle stage was wrapped in artificial fog when the lively show started with the Eurovision winner’s title from 1974, «Waterloo». Supported by some good-looking «Dancing Queens» moderator Robert Esser masterfully and gallantly led the audience through the program, and tuned in the crowd to the «Wild Seventies», advising the guests to relax and enjoy: «Just go crazy and let it all hang out!»
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