Season two of Tribute Concert Series goes out with a bang featuring Abba Fab
■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed
The Historic Hemet Theatre closed out their second season of the Tribute Mania Concert series with a sold out Tribute to Abba on Saturday, Aug 18. The event featured Abba Fab, the premier tribute band that travels the world with its tribute to the Swedish pop group from the 1970s.
The recent release of the “Mamma Mia” sequel has created a surge in Abba fans, particularly in the younger generations. This was evident at the concert by the unusual number of preteen fans in the audience and on the dance floor. Every song became a sing-along as the audience joined in with the band.
Abba Fab performed masterfully, with nostalgic costumes, perfectly timed choreography and flawless harmonies. Between songs, the singers bantered back and forth with corny comments, adding to the fun. “Dancing Queen” pulled the crowd to the dance floor where they stayed throughout the evening. Every song drew applause and cheers as the crowd recognized each classic 70’s hit.
Afterward dozens of fans packed the lobby, lining up for a photo with the band. “The best concert yet!” was heard over and over as they left, begging for a return engagement next year. The sentiment was echoed by the members of the band, who expressed their delight with the venue and the overwhelming enthusiasm of the audience.
The Tribute Mania Season Three concerts begin in September: Tribute to Super Tramp featuring Fools Logic (Sept 8), Tribute to Three Dog Night featuring 3DN (Sept 22), Tribute to The Cars with Heartbeat City (Oct 6), Tribute to Foreigner featuring 4NR (Oct 20), Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival with Fortunate Son (Nov 3), Tribute to Neil Diamond with Dean Colley and Hot August Night (Nov 17), Tribute to Queen featuring Queen Nation (Dec 8), and Cash, Killer and the King: a tribute to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis (Dec 15).
Information on all theatre events is available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office, 951-658-5950. A weekly email blast of upcoming events is available by enrolling on the website.
Event tickets are available online at www.PurplePass.com or at the theatre ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Downtown Deli, 113 N Harvard St and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S Harvard St.