Vladimir Putins a diehard Abba fanFebruary 6th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is such huge fan of Abba that he actually called the band to his homeland for a private concert.
Putin was seen dancing away at the bands Honey Honey song along with Kremlin officials, as Kalashnikov-wielding guards patrolled the building.
“I got a phone call before Christmas. The voice on the end of the phone said, ”Kremlin… Russia… Moscow… we want your band”, the Telegraph quoted Bjorn Again’’s founder, Rod Stephens, as saying.
I could tell that he was translating someone else’’s words. I thought it was someone in the band winding me up and told them to send me an email,” he added.
The band members were flown to Moscow, after which they were taken on a nine-hour coach journey to the mystery location.
“We arrived at a building which looked like a big stronghold with metal security gates. We had to put all our belongings through an X-ray machine, said Jennifer Robb, who performs as Anni-Frid.
They took us to a guest house for the night and the next day we were taken for lunch at a canteen full of security guards and soldiers. The security was very tight and there were cameras everywhere.
“The room where we performed had a stage with three sofas in front of it. That was it. Two of the sofas had white net curtains in front of them. The prime minister was sitting behind one of the curtains with a woman who was wearing a long, cream dress. She had short, fair hair.
The prime minister was wearing a tuxedo and bow tie. The others were all men and wearing tuxedos too. They must have been security people.
“The prime minister didn”t stand but he and his wife, or whoever it was, were jigging about on the sofa and singing the words to Honey Honey.
All his officials were singing away and doing a finger-pointing dance. They really got into it, even though there were only nine of them. At the end, the prime minister shouted ”bravo, bravo” and gave us great applause,” she added.
The band also performed hits like Waterloo, Money, Money, Money, Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia.
“It was the most bizarre gig I have ever done, said Rob. (ANI)
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