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Benny Andersson Band (updated) Sunday, 5 July 2009

Posted by Ian Cole in Europe 2009, The Ians on Tour.

BennyYesterday was the climax for the trip (for me) with the concert by the Benny Andersson Band in Hampstead Heath.

Sweden on Stage was a concert to celebrate as Sweden takes over the EU presidency. There were a few Swedish acts (and a couple of non-Swedish ones) performing from 2 pm before the main act in the evening.

The concert was amazing. Nothing fancy – just 15 “middle aged men” and one outstanding younger female vocalist on stage who obviously enjoy music and enjoy playing together.

The band played a wide assortment of music, from the traditional style Swedish music and big band sounds from the band’s CDs, evergreens, rock and roll, classical, and yes, three ABBA songs. For about two and a half hours without a break.

The crowd (and not just the ABBA fans up front) really got in to the music, and at times the ovations seemed to get to the band as well.

Benny looked so happy and you could tell he was really enjoying himself. This really is what he does best, making the music that he so obviously loves.

It was also a great day for catching up with old friends and meeting online friends for the first time. In no particular order nor probably inclusive of everyone, Jason, Sara and Paul, Paul, Dionne, Stella, Gary, Andre, Frank, Helga, Anita, Yulie, Jason and Barry, Alex, Marco, Sandra, Ingrid, Cliff, Ice, Nick, Kaarin, Damien, Paul, Terry and Martin and so many more.

In all, a truly wonderful day.

See more of my photos from the day on Facebook.
See also Benny Andersson Band in London – I was there… | icethesite



1. Matthias Schulz - Wednesday, 8 July 2009

What great is this????

Thank you Ian *onmyknees*

Your FAN

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