MANIA - The ABBA Tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA)
October 18, 2022
The Peoria Civic Center
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As crazy as it seems, it is time to hit the road with MANIA - The ABBA Tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA) again. I came in a week into the tour because my daughter got married over the weekend. If you are wondering, the wedding was to perfection, and everyone is splendidly happy, and I am extraordinarily proud and grateful.
I joined the tour last night for our first show in Peoria, Illinois, at The Peoria Civic Center. Last night's show marked the first time I played in Peoria. It was a special night for me and a chance to mark something off my bucket list.
In case you are unaware, the three foremost early musical artists that influenced my life, heart, music, and soul were Dan Fogelberg, Gino Vannelli, and David Cassidy. Dan Fogelberg was born and raised in Peoria. (As was Richard Pryor also, by the way)
I have been here on two Dan Fogelberg pilgrimages before but have never had the opportunity to play in Dan’s hometown and a venue where he used to perform himself. So I had an eventful weekend. My baby girl got married, and I sang to the spirit of my hero, Dan Fogelberg. I played well, and the show was a lot of fun. It is funny how things work out sometimes. I suppose it’s all just part of the plan.