MANIA - The ABBA Tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA)
October 29, 2022
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts
When we rolled into Worcester early this morning, and I removed myself slowly from the bus, I was immediately struck with an awe-inspiring mural covering the back side of the theater. I walked to the right side of the theater, and there was another one. Both of them were immense and very beautiful. I had a pleasurable suspicion then that we were in for a wonderful evening. I briefly walked around to the front of the theater, which unfortunately was very difficult due to construction, and noticed a couple of other murals on buildings down the way. It was a beautiful day, so I told myself I would spend the day out walking. Much to my dismay, I let my body talk me out of it.
I was the first in the building where I located a small, cozy dressing room on the first floor near the stage and retired for most of the day. The small couch was quite comfortable, so I took a long nap, and after getting some work done, I missed most of the day. My sleep issues are quite difficult at home, and they are even worse on the road, so I have to take it when it comes.
On a more positive note, the theater was gorgeous, and the staff was courteous, cordial, and professional. The show went off without a hitch, and the audience was fantastic. In my effort to stick to an early morning routine and get some rest, I took a shower after the gig and quickly retired to my bunk, leaving the others to their fun and frolic. :-)