As an antidote to Bergman, I made a trip to the Southbank Centre to see the pop up exhibition, ABBA Super Troupers. And so I entered a world of nostalgia for the 1970s, when ABBA mania hit Britain, following the bands now famous win of the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton.
The exhibition takes you on an hours musical journey through the history of ABBA from their coming together to their break up; it is full of Abba memorabilia, costumes and recreations of 70s interiors including the hotel room where the band stayed during Eurovision and the flat full of packing boxes, that appeared in the video ‘One of Us’. There are clips of interviews with band members and a recreation of Abba’s Stockholm recording studio with an opportunity to try your hand at karaoke. Our guide was great- brimming with an infectious enthusiasm, and overall it was all a bit of kitsch fun. Definitely one for the die-hard ABBA fans.
Abba Super Troupers runs at the Southbank Centre until 29th April.