and it was a great film!! And guess who loved it – O!! 😀 Unfortunately it was so popular that the cinema was almost full when we arrived with Swedish B, and we only found seating spread out in three different places. I sat next to a Puerto Rican woman who sang along to all the songs, and I could tell that there were more people singing around me! It was obviously a complete success with the audience, which stayed right until the end (tip if you haven’t seen it, the funniest scene is right at the end!). What a random experience – watching a musical based on ABBA songs in a cinema in San Juan!
Both B and I felt that we have to see the film again, and it wouldn’t surprise me if I could drag O to watch it one more time (or at least on dvd eventually)! It is a real feel good film, as well as funny! And the best thing, O told me that I might actually be allowed to listen to ABBA at home now, at least every now and then!
The three of us have started to plan a traditional August crayfish* party – I bought some decorations in Sweden**, there is some snaps left over from Xmas and we need to put together some snaps songs suitable for international guests… Anybody interested in joining?
Crayfish parties are traditionally held in Sweden in August, because you were not allowed to catch crayfish before a certain date in August (don’t remember exactly when but because they would be too small before) and include wearing silly hats, singing snaps songs and drinking snaps (vodka). We’ll see how traditional we can make the event 😉
Updated: and thanks to Miri in Rincón, here’s a medley of ABBA songs in Spanish;
*) We might have to eat shrimp instead of crayfish… not entirely sure if crayfish is available on the island?!
**) There is quite a lot of crayfish party decorations available in Marshall’s as well, a tip for you Swedes who live in the US!