Sunday, 13 November 2016

Taste of Abu Dhabi and Björn Again

Nathan was flying Thursday night, but the kids and I had scored some free tickets to the 'Taste of Abu Dhabi' food festival, from a very nice lady who had a few spare to hand out. I thought, why not then go there and have dinner instead of having boring take-away at home!

'Taste' is a food festival that exists in many countries across the world, in both Europe, Asia and Australia. This was the third edition here in the capital, and the first hosted in ZSC. It's a festival that celebrates food, drink and music and you can meet celebrity chefs, taste food from pop-up stalls of famous restaurants, listen to music and go on fairground rides.

We had a really good time, at least for a few hours until people started to get a little bit too "happy" around us, ha ha!

We tried a few dishes here and there, in a few of the stalls, and the winner was some great tasting lamb chops from Tamba, mmm...

After having walked around and scored prizes and free stuff from the many booths, we sat down on the big lawn to wait for the main music attraction of the night, the ABBA tribute band 'Björn Again'.

Did you know that ABBA actually only existed for 10 years, and during that time only toured in total for about 10 months?? They only ever played about 160 concerts!

The 'Björn Again' tribute band on the other hand has been going strong for nearly 30 years now. They have played over 7000 (!) concerts in more than 100 countries around the world, according to their homepage. This group is regarded the most successful tribute band of all time!

There they were - Agnetha Falstart (Agnetha Fältskog), Frida Longstokin (Anni-Frid Lyngstad), Benny Anderwear (Benny Andersson) and Björn Volvo-us (Björn Ulvaeus).
It was great fun watching them, especially since everybody knows all the ABBA music! The atmosphere was buzzing! We danced and sang along too of course!

Although I didn't quite get the supposedly "Swenglish" banter... ha ha... It didn't sound even close to Swedish/Swenglish to me... Is that really how we sound to everyone else?

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