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Old 03-22-2002, 08:36 AM   #1
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U2 to honor ABBA ?

Concerts in the honor of ABBA is planned to be held in the Globe, Stockholm this summer. ABBA has given their approval to this event. The promoter of the event has confirmed this and that both swedish artists and artists around the world has been invited to perform and among those are U2. The rights to broadcast the event on TV is under negotiations with TV companies around the world and the interest are big.

I, personally, really hope that U2 decides to perform. I don't find it to be too unbelievable either since they do admire ABBA and are not on tour themselves. Everyone who has the Dancing Zoo TV boot from 1992 knows what I'm talking about.

*crosses my fingers for U2 to visit beautiful Stockholm this summer to*

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Seems fairly likely to me.. could be hopeful wishing on my part though I was a big ABBA fan for years before I became a U2 fan.

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Old 03-22-2002, 10:10 AM   #3
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I think it sounds great, although I dont think every member in U2 are "Big ABBA-fans" as Aftonbladet wrote (I know Bono was in the ABBA-documentery) etc.
But I really would love if U2 came to Sweden again, especially since I love ABBA.

But Im not sure U2 would do this, even if they would have the time. Can you imagine U2 and A-Teens at the same concert?
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Can you imagine U2 and A-Teens at the same concert?
LOL At least they would get to know what good music sounds like. I mean, their comment on their last album was that it would be more personal and profound then their first. LMAO Do they know the meaning of profound?

Even if not all of U2 are ABBA fans, at least maybe Bono would show up. I hope...

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I hope so. I love ABBA, I love U2!
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*has flashbacks of Dancing ZooTV bootleg*

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I'm not surprised they would perform. I've heard U2 cover "Dancing Queen" with one of ABBA's members, so perhaps they'll play that one.
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did you c that show a couple of years ago on A&E where they had an interview with Agnetha, the blond one? she has like agoraphobia, and that's why she quit ABBA, it was a really interesting show, since she's never done an interview before. She couldn't stand to be in a crowd ever again, and now lives on a remote island all alone in Sweden. You had to look at her for a minute to realize it was actually her, because her hair was grey and short. The other one married a Swiss count, she did an interview in it also, and lives in a huge castle like house in Switzerland, and has no interest in ever performing again either. With ABBA, you didn't know what you had until it was gone.
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Sara, I really think it would be great! ABBA has so many good songs, they would be great performed by U2. Ill keep my fingers crossed for you and all Scandinavian fans.
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did you c that show a couple of years ago on A&E where they had an interview with Agnetha, the blond one? she has like agoraphobia, and that's why she quit ABBA, it was a really interesting show, since she's never done an interview before. She couldn't stand to be in a crowd ever again, and now lives on a remote island all alone in Sweden. You had to look at her for a minute to realize it was actually her, because her hair was grey and short. The other one married a Swiss count, she did an interview in it also, and lives in a huge castle like house in Switzerland, and has no interest in ever performing again either. With ABBA, you didn't know what you had until it was gone.
Since you mentioned them performing again. It will NEVER happen. Just a few month ago they were offered 10 billions(!!!) to perform but they turned it down.

I'm not sure about what you said is all true because all of them have made something seperatly in the musicbiz (Bjrn and Benny we know are very busy) after the break up. Agnetha is sure living on an island but not a tiny one all alone. It's a quite big one with lots of residents and she is about to record an album these days so we might see her on the stage again... A recent pic of Agnetha:


Anne-Frid Lyngstad has done a few albums too but I think most of them have been in swedish so I guess they have stayed within Sweden. A recent pic of her:


Ok, enough about ABBA. I'll let you know when more info comes about this. If it happens I think most of you will be able to see it on TV.

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Yeep, Frida married a prince from Switzerland, Prince Russo. He died a couple of years ago, and she has a very deep faith in God.
Yes, she does and what I found out more is that one of her albums was produced by Steve Lillywhite. How funny.
Here are some mroe bio of her, not updated the latest though. http://www.andersonrecords.se/frida/fridabio_eng.html

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Yeep, Frida married a prince from Switzerland, Prince Russo. He died a couple of years ago, and she has a very deep faith in God.
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http://www.xs4all.nl/~hansvdh/abba/index.htm

this site was really good with up-to-the-minute information. Apparently, last year Agnetha actually recorded a single again, and Ani-Frid is negotiating to do a guest appearance in London. It has news each month on them, which is really cool. ABBA could certainly become an addiction.
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