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Abba dabba do at Primm

NOW

I saw U2 on Friday night and "Abba: The Music" at Buffalo Bill's in Primm on Saturday night which isn't as eclectic as one's musical tastes can get in one 24-hour period, although it may be close.

I thought U2 was fantastic. As for "Abba: The Music" let's put it this way: The faux Agnetha was so spot on that I was thinking about rushing the stage at the Star of the Desert Arena and proposing to her during "Super Trouper."

I can't say I would have done that if the real Agnetha Faltskog were singing, because the real Agnetha Faltskog is now 59. I hate to come off as superficial, but if I'm going to pay $15 to see a cover band (albeit an excellent one) I want my Abba girls in their primes.

Which brings me to the Frida lookalike. She was pretty authentic, too.

The musicians, who looked like themselves (except for the wacky Abba-esque costumes), were just as impressive.

This was way, way better than "Mamma Mia!" the theatrical production. And if you saw the movie of the same name, where Pierce Brosnan sang like Bjorn Ulvaeus' cat, were it to get its tail caught in the radiator of a Volvo, I feel your pain.

Talk about an SOS. Though I try, how can I, carry on?

THEN

Although Abba wasn't big on touring, it did appear at the Performing Arts Theatre at the old Aladdin Hotel-Casino on Sept. 24, 1979 during its only visit to North America.

While I'm not sure what the taxi situation was like, it had to be better than it was at Sam Boyd Stadium after U2 Friday night.

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