As noted here and here, I enjoyed a terrific weekend catching with some current and former members of ABBAMAIL/Village, and watching Melodifestivalen with an assortment of Swedophiles, friends, and one Swede. With thanks to Graeme, here are some photographs from the weekend...
Due to my long-term involvement in the "ABBA Fan Community", I've met people from all over the world. Last year for example as I travelled around Europe I met Marco and Sandra in the Netherlands, and caught up with David (France) and Gustav (Sweden). It's a part of my life which, I guess sounds a … Continue reading Nice Bloke
A dozen years ago I was part of a fairly dysfunctional and heavily moderated mailing list for ABBA fans run by a bloke called James Preston. Although the vast majority of organised "hard core" ABBA fans are gay men there's also a large number of fans who feel somewhat uncomfortable with that reality. When one … Continue reading ABBAMAIL Ends
As soon as I saw his name in the program, I headed straight for Pride Park. I'm talking about Carl Magnus Palm, the author of six books about ABBA, including “Bright Lights Dark Shadows”, the definitive ABBA biography to date. Oddly enough, the book has never been released in Sweden due to a range of … Continue reading Stockholm Pride – Day One