'They're Here !'
How excited were we ??
On 27th February 1977, ABBA arrived in Sydney for their Australian Tour.
They checked into the Sebel Town House Hotel in Elizabeth Bay where they faced the Australian media for a Press conference. Very cringe worthy ......
There had been much outrage in the Australian press that tickets for the concerts would cost $9 or more! When tickets went on sale in October 1976, fans all over the country queued for hours to secure tickets and every single concert was sold out.
A total of 160,000 Australians attended these concerts out of a population of 14 million.
My family accounted for 5 of the tickets sold for the first Sydney concert :)
Newspaper images are from my personal collection.