ABBA The Concert: Date Night!

Studies show it’s important to take time away from life and the kids to connect with your significant other.  We recently carved out time for date night to see ‘ABBA the Concert’ at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. ABBA has sold nearly 500 million records since they first won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 to take the world by storm, and their classic songs are in regular rotation in our house.

From the minute we walked into the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, it was obvious there was a cult following seeping with nostalgia for this band, as we were thrown back to the 1970’s when it all began. ABBA the Concert is one of the most entertaining shows I’ve seen, filled with glittering costumes and classic songs. ABBA are as relevant as ever and I challenge you not to tap your feet and shake your hips once you hear the intro to ‘Dancing Queen’.

The band played fan-favorites such as ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘S.O.S.,’  ‘Fernando,’ ‘The Winner Takes All,’ and ‘Dancing Queen.’ From the sound to the choreographed aesthetics, the musicians replicated ABBA so well, we felt like we’d traveled back in time to Europe with the original supergroup. Everyone was smiling and singing and dancing along. The Segerstrom Center was alive with 1970’s pop music for a night of undeniable joy!

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The sold out crowd was ecstatic! ‘Money, Money, Money’ was one of the highlights of the evening and ‘The Winner Takes All’ filled with beautiful heavenly solos, took me right back to my high school break up.

ABBA the concert

More than four decades later, ABBA’s musical legacy is more relevant than ever. With the Mamma Mia! films and theatre production, and plans for the band to release two new songs and reunite as holograms (yes, holograms) for a tour in 2020, it’s clear ABBA isn’t going anywhere.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a performing arts complex located in Costa Mesa, California. The venue is intimate, stunning, easily accessible, great parking, and has everything you could want from a concert hall. It’s small enough not to have a bad seat in the house. The theater is elegantly appointed with incredibly friendly and helpful staff.  The ambiance is warm and inviting. This is a first class venue at very affordable prices and I can’t wait for our next date night to see ‘A Bronx Tale’ at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

*** This article is sponsored but all opinions are my own***

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