July 23, 2008

Dancing Queen

Wednesday morning. Last night was Girls Nite Out. About 15 or so women-folk headed to Jason's Deli to eat and then to the theatre to see Mamma Mia, then after to Starbuck's to sing the songs together and visit.
Mamma Mia!!! I have always loved ABBA's music. I have never owned any records, cassette tapes, 8 track's, or cd's of their music. But I can remember being in the 3rd grade just listening to Dancing Queen and being swept away in the music. I thought the blonde lady was the most beautiful person ever, and wished I could wear my make up just like hers, alot of blues, pinks, and gold. My adoration of blues, pinks and golds passed, but I could still be swept away when I listened to Dancing Queen. I am not a big musical fan, not that I don't enjoy them, but I am not a crazed musical fan. But I LOVED this movie. The emotion in the music was amazing, and Meryl Streep is amazing in this movie. She can fill each song with the oscar winning emotion she is known for.
The theatre was pretty packed for a Tuesday night. Maybe 400 women and 2 men. After the movie was over one of the men who was in the theatre was sitting a couple of rows ahead of me and he stood up and turned around. Looked at the crowd of women behind him and just smiled. I don't know why he smiled, but it was a big grin. It was sweet to witness that.
I believe that most women in the theatre secretly wanted to get up and dance to Dancing Queen, I loved that scene the most!

5 comments:

Anne said...
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Sarah said...

I put a LOT of miles on my ABBA cassette in the day. Last night TOOK ME BACK. So fun...!

not-so-deep Denise said...

When can we go back to dance along with the songs?!

Susan said...

Missed being with you all last night. Had a date with my sweetheart. Glad it was great!

SaraMelene said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but the musical is one of my favorites-espeically the curtain call! Now I'm even more excited to see the movie! Time to plan my own girls' night out....