MANIA - The ABBA Tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA)
October 20, 2022
The Akron Civic Theatre
The Akron Civic Theatre remains one of my very favorite venues to perform in. It is one of the most beautiful theaters I have ever set foot in, and to be able to perform here is always a majestic joy for me. It reminds me of The Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. FYI - The Fox remains #1 on my bucket list of venues I would like to play before I leave this earth.
Another bonus about playing at the Akron Civic Theater is that the audience is always highly energetic and responsive. But the best reason for performing at the Akron Civic is to see four very dear friends. Dennis King, John and Anne Toptsisis, and Stephanie Eller
Dennis is a legendary local radio DJ who has had a longstanding Monday night Trop Rock Radio show called Island Time. I have made several in-studio appearances over the years and he has always been a dedicated supporter of myself and A1A, but most importantly he is a great friend. To add icing on the cake, he and I share an enormous life-long love for the music of David Cassidy and The Partridge Family. :-)
I have known Stephanie and Anne for 30 years and John for about 20. We used to have way more fun back in the day than anyone should be allowed to have. We have calmed down in our old age but have remained very close friends. I will have to say that the best thing about touring is that I get to see a lot of my friends who are scattered across the country that otherwise I would not have the opportunity to see. It was wonderful catching up with old friends and playing the Civic Theater again. Good times and great memories were made once again