Being older than most of you bloggers out there, I can still remember my older brothers and sisters buying ABBA singles - vinyls with one song on each side. We had S.O.S.; Bang-a-boomerang; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Waterloo â€“ thatâ€™s the ones I can rememberâ€¦
Anyway, howâ€™s this for an embarrassing ABBA related memoryâ€¦ at a festival in Belgium, Bjorn Again were playing (a bootleg band that do covers of ABBA), so I went along to have a good time. I also fancied myself as a bit of a dancer, and hoped to impress some tasty young lady. I spotted some likely ones and positioned myself close to them and started getting into the swing of things. Unfortunately, the night before had seen some serious partying and after waking late I had skipped my shower that morning (OK it was a festival after all!) and, when I raised my arms to sway with the rollicking beatsâ€¦ awful BO wafted out and I saw the girls suddenly look and me and grimace to each other, holding their nose... yeewwwâ€¦
After that, I invented the patented How-to-shower-with-one-bottle-of-water-behind-a-car technique
So, what am I looking forward to in seeing Mamma Mia! ?
1. Reliving some of those funky disco dance tunes
2. NOT stinking out unsuspecting bloggers with awful BO!