About My Blog

I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

Be sure to check out my website for a whole lot more ABBA !

www.abbafanatic.com


Please note: Collection item photos are from my own personal collection. These are not stock photos. If you wish to use any of my photos elsewhere, please have the courtesy to ask first - Thank you :)

Monday, 30 June 2014

ABBA Live At Wembley 1979 - More Photos !

Well, the release date gets closer - and I for one am excited about this release.

One of the more interesting items this year :)

All the photos so far - looks to be a very nice release indeed - especially on vinyl




Friday, 27 June 2014

New ABBA Merchandise - ABBA Clogs ! ABBA The Museum

Get ready guys and gals - they're coming:

ABBA Clogs !

New to ABBA The Museum soon - manufactured by Moheda Toffeln.

Will be available in the following combinations:

Gold with black wooden sole
Silver with natural wooden sole
Black with black wooden sole

So who will be buying all 3 ??

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=610381902408397&set=a.305998706180053.72299.247052962074628&type=1&theater

Thursday, 19 June 2014

ABBA The Museum Expands - Now With Extra Room At Sea !

ABBA Museum Expands - Now With Extra Room At Sea !

In collaboration with Strömma, ABBA The Museum is starting a brand new sightseeing tour about ABBA. The boat tour, ABBA The Museum/Boat Tour, runs daily from Strömkajen and ends at Allmänna Gränd, around 200 metres from ABBA The Museum.

During the 50 minute boat trip around the scenic island of Djurgården, the tour visits several places linked to the pop group, while guests listen to stories, funny anecdotes and many well-known ABBA songs. The tour is offered in English and Swedish.

The tour is a collaboration between Strömma and ABBA The Museum and ties into the same storytelling approach featured at ABBA The Museum but in sightseeing format. The tour manuscript is written and narrated by Ingmarie Halling, curator at ABBA The Museum, in the spotlight right now with her book “ABBA – The Backstage Stories.”

“ABBA’s music has played an important role in people’s lives around the world and I believe there is great interest among visitors, from both Sweden and abroad, for this type of sightseeing tour in Stockholm. This new collaboration with ABBA The Museum opens up an exciting opportunity to combine our experience of quality sightseeing tours with their compelling story about ABBA,” said Oscar Carheden, COO of Strömma’s sightseeing operations in Sweden.

“Boating, listening to the story of ABBA and hearing their amazing music is naturally a wonderful Stockholm experience for all – fans, tourists and those of us who live here. We see the boat tour as an extra room for our museum – but at sea! It is a good fit since there is a strong connection between boating, Djurgården and ABBA,” said Catarina Falkenhav, COO of ABBA The Museum.

For more information please contact:
Oscar Carheden, COO, Strömma/Stockholm Sightseeing, +46 (0) 708 947 600
Catarina Falkenhav, COO, ABBA The Museum +46 (0) 733 60 31 17

Facts:Guided in 2 languages, English and Swedish. The boat tour takes about 50 minutes. Boat ticket SEK 195. Children 6-11 yrs SEK 95, 0-5 yrs Free. Combined ticket with boat tour and entrance to ABBA the Museum, SEK 390. Daily June 6 - Aug 24 at Strömkajen 11am, 12pm and 1pm. Tickets can be bought at Strömma.se/abba, Ticket Booth at Strömma and at ABBA The Museum.

http://www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/Sightseeing/Sightseeing-by-boat/Abba-Boat-Tour/

http://www.abbathemuseum.com/en/






Wednesday, 18 June 2014

ABBA In History - 18th June 1976

On this day in 1976 Abba performed "Dancing Queen" on the eve of the wedding of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.

Watch that beautiful performance on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Yj5pbsXAs










Friday, 13 June 2014

ABBA Live At Wembley Arena 1979 - Tracklist

This is the Tracklist for the upcoming release of ABBA Live At Wembley Arena 1979:

1. Gammal fäbodpsalm
2. Voulez-Vous
3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
4. As Good As New
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Rock Me
7. Chiquitita
8. Money, Money, Money
9. I Have A Dream
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
11. SOS
12. Fernando
13. The Name Of The Game
14. Eagle
15. Thank You For The Music
16. Why Did It Have To Be Me
17. Intermezzo no. 1
18. I’m Still Alive
19. Summer Night City
20. Take A Chance On Me
21. Does Your Mother Know
22. Hole In Your Soul
23. The Way Old Friends Do
24. Dancing Queen
25. Waterloo

Keep checking here for updates on the release:

http://instagram.com/abbaofficial#

Monday, 9 June 2014

New ABBA Release - Live At Wembley

In September 2014, Polar Music will release ABBA LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA (a whole evening with ABBA)! The 2 x CD and 3 x LP will be released world wide! Including the unreleased song "I'm Still Alive"!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/ABBA?fref=photo

http://instagram.com/abbaofficial

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

New ABBA Collection Items

Just received these fab items from ABBA The Museum.

The bag was supposed to be the White and Gold one - but it is on it's way :)

The T-shirts are great - although the material is quite thin - and you can already see a slight twist in the side seams of the Blue cat one - not the best quality.
The t-shirts are all white although the blue cat one appears differently here - just my camera :(




New ABBA Releases From The Museum

Some more great little ABBA items available at ABBA The Museum.

The cat theme is really taking off now !

The tote bags are about $32.00AUD and the caps are also $32.00AUD - plus postage of course :)

http://www.abbathemuseum.com/en/shop-en




Sunday, 1 June 2014

ABBA Competition - Congratulations Grace McCallum !

Congratulations to Grace McCallum from Australia on winning my ABBA Competition for the Super Trouper Deluxe Limited Edition of the Official ABBA Photo Book !!

There were many fabulous entries, and it took a small panel of judges to decide the winner.

Thank you to everyone who entered - be sure to watch out for my next Competition !

Grace's winning entry - hand drawn, painted and embellished.
Got to love the glitter !