Today’s Sydney Daily Telegraph broke a story to set ABBA fans everywhere aflutter: “ABBA will reform” for the Stockholm premiere of the MAMMA MIA! movie on July 4. (read the story here)
Will this happen? Personally, I doubt it. The comment hints at the hype in the lead up to the 5th anniversary of MAMMA MIA! in April 2004, when all four were expected to join the celebration, but only Björn, Benny and Frida were there, Agnetha chosing to decline the invitation.
If it happens, I imagine it will be like the opening of the musical in Stockholm in February 2005: if all four turn up, it will be individually, the four never appearing together.
If indeed it does happen, and the four reunite in public in whatever fashion, I’ll be as happy as anyone else. But I’m not holding my breath.
There’s a bumper sticker that says: “Is it true, or did you read it in the Daily Telegraph?”