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Tonight I saw Alan Cumming sing an Abba song! Well, okay, he said he was going to sing an Abba song because it was Sydney and he knows that all Australians love Abba and that Abba had more number one hit records here than anywhere else in the world, including Sweden.1 But the song he said was an Abba song wasn’t an Abba song. Cause he’s Scottish and they’re tricky like that.
He did sing a song by Dolly Parton, Victoria Wood and songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret and a musical I never heard of. Also some Gershwin.
He was incredibly charming and name droppy and did the whole cabaret I’m-fabulous!-You’re-fabulous!-We’re-all-fabulous! thing excellently well. I am always amazed at how charmed I can be by a cabaret show when the performer doesn’t have that great a voice. But we walked out all happy and bouncy.
Also, Maureen, we saw Mr Cumming here:
Sydney Opera House as seen from the Manly ferry
It were fun.
Wish you were here, too Maureen!
Posted by Justine at 7:15, 19 February 2009 under Praising, Sydney/Australia, Viewing | 9 Comments »
Seth Christenfeld Says:
What was the musical you’d never heard of? Chances are good that I can tell you all about it.
February 19th, 2009 at 11:29 AM
Maureen Johnson Says:
Just remember . . . . YOU WILL BE HERE SOON. Just REMEMBER that!
February 19th, 2009 at 12:49 PM
3. Justine Says:
Seth: If I could remember what it was called chances are good I woulda googled it. Sadly I am old and my memory is shot. But it was one written in the last ten years or so.
Maureen: I don’t understand. I thought this post would please you. It’s full of Abba factoids. Where is the love?
February 19th, 2009 at 3:06 PM
Malcolm Tredinnick Says:
Unless the Manly ferry got horribly lost that day, that photo is not taken from said ferry. The photo is from inside Farm Cove looking back to the Opera House and Bridge.
February 19th, 2009 at 5:50 PM
I have nothing but love for the Abba and for YOU! I was expressing EXCITEMENT at the fact that soon you will BE HERE to tell me all about this IN PERSON! Oh yes. We’re waiting for you, our cold little faces glistening with glee, rubbing out numb little hands together in anticipation. You can tell us all about it, as we skip through the sleet!
I am BEHIND YOU, I always FIND YOU, I am THE TIGER!
February 19th, 2009 at 6:26 PM
It’s true. ABBA is on the citizenship test.
February 19th, 2009 at 6:39 PM
7. Justine Says:
Malcolm: I hate to break it to you but I took that photo from the Manly ferry with my phone. So I can guarantee it was taken from the Manly ferry.
Maureen: I wish Alan Cumming had sung “Tiger” it would have been awesome. Did I mention I saw Alan Cumming last night?
V: Thank you for backing me up. I fear Maureen does not believe it!
Justine, I stand corrected then.
I’m still sticking with the “captain got lost” theory, though (okay, he was probably avoiding other craft, but that’s less interesting). That looks a long way north of the normal ferry route back from Manly.
February 19th, 2009 at 8:01 PM
Dang. Do you remember the song at all?
February 20th, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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