MANIA - The ABBA Tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA)
October 26, 2022
South Portland Auditorium
South Portland, Maine
After two days off in Portland, Maine, we drove down to South Portland for our next gig on October 26.
The weather has been horrible, so I hardly left my hotel room during my off time. Instead of going out, I decided to take full advantage of having a comfortable bed to sleep in, get some work done, decompress, and relax. Unfortunately, I ended up more exhausted yesterday upon arrival at the Auditorium than when I checked into my hotel two days prior. Due to the bad weather, I spent most of the day alone on the bus, which I didn’t mind.
Our venue last night was quite interesting, for it was on the campus of a local high school. The dressing rooms were a bit cramped, and dinner was a buyout, but aside from that, everything went OK. It was our first gig with our new bass player, so there were a few hiccups but nothing to worry about. He will do just fine after a few shows.
As I mentioned, I was not feeling well and started to fade in the middle of the first set. Boo. I did my best, but my concentration was off, and it
got the best of me. After the show, I neglected the offer of a shower and retired quickly to my bunk to try and get some rest. I hope today will be a brighter day, and I will be a Super Trouper once again. On a more positive note, the audience was lively, and the show was a great success!!