Sunday, 24 August 2008

24th August 1979

so beautifully the Abba 70s
Friday 24
Worked 10.00 - 6.00
Not too busy
Went to Stafford at 8.30
Went to Gayton
Left after 1/2 hour
Walked home
Watched T.V.
Bed at 1.30 am

Sylvie posted a comment about going to see Mama Mia at the cinema on my last post and said she thought of me when she watched it. How fabulous :-)

I have not been fortunate to see the stage performance, although my Mum did when she was working in London some years ago and she said it was brilliant.

When I was in Spain I went to see the film. I was hesitant as I thought it would have been dubbed into Spanish but was assured it would be in English with sub-titles in Spanish. (apparently the stage show was translated into Spanish .. songs and all, but it just didn't work out so well!)

So off I went after tapas and beer to a Spanish cinema with 2 Brits and a Columbian... do you know they sell beer at the cinema over there.... how civilised is that!

The film was fabulous. Such a feel good film. I would recommend you all to see it. It was cheesey and fun, it had me crying and belly laughing at the same time. Julie Walters (who I love) was exceptional as was Meryl Streep .. superb! and as for Colin Firth (swoon) .. you just have to get over Pierce Brosnon singing though lol

mmmm Dancing Queen has a certain memory jog for me ;-)

The best bit was me and my fellow Brits were singing along with the songs through out the film (I hasten to add no one else was singing, in the UK they are up and dancing during it).. at the end as the titles rolled there were more songs and we sang along to them too ............ the lights went on and we got got a round of applause from the handful of remaining cinema viewers.............. it was simply marvelous
I am so going to buy the DVD when it is released

Get your toes tapping....................


Daddy Papersurfer said...

I haven't seen it yet but I'm not ashamed to admit that I know I'll like it ....... probably wait until it's released on DVD though, so if you could club together with everyone and get me my 50"plasma wide-screen I'd appreciate it .......

70steen said...

I guarantee you will love it :-)
but can't guarantee the 50 inches though!!!

sylvied said...

Meryl streep was amazing wasn't she?
It was one of these films that made you smile throughout very cheesy but great! Thanks for the plug 70 :)
DP...just take a day off and take your lady out for the night ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey, there. I found your site through a link on Daddy Papersurfer, and perused you for awhile. Loved the seventies pics, and remember wearing some of those styles. Geez. Those were the days, eh?

Haven't seen Mama Mia yet, but really looking forward to it. I hear great things about it.


tNb said...

At first I was skeptical (Meryl Streep in a musical?!?), but I'm sure I will love it! And the Colin Firth swoon factor is a decided plus ... ;-)

The Rev. said...

My sis & ma are HUGE Mama Mia fans and have been trying for ages to get me to go....perhaps I will one of these days.

I made Dancing Queen my ringtone on my phone a few months ago...I'm not entirely sure what that says about me-

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Colin Firth Colin Firth!!! - I get all this at home ....... sheeeeesh

70steen said...

Sylvie ~ wasn't Meryl fantastic. She must be one fit lady
You are welcome about the 'plug' thanks for prompting my 'ah ... I'll post about that' brain cell :-)

& yes DP get yourself out to the cinema and treat TG to a bit of Mama Mia ;-)

70steen said...

Hi Nanadiaries and welcome to 70s

The 70s were justy such a hoot fashion wise I so wish I had kept more photos of me

Must drop in and visit you

70steen said...

tNb ~ I have no doubt you will love it ... Colin Firth, great music, laughter and friendships ... bloody marvellous ;-)

70steen said...

REv ~ you have so got to go... look you are half way there having Dancing Queen as your ringtone..... you won't regret it ... just remember it is intentionally cheesey in parts (so funny)

70steen said...

DP ~ Colin Firth mwah x

Anonymous said...

hey 70s you were runner up in my competition. send me your snail mail address again so I can post out your cd xx