If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then ABBA must be blushing pink with the quality of compliments paid to them by BJORN AGAIN, the original tribute to the Soandio pop wonders.
Do you have any New Year resolutions?
Frida To be completely and utterly 100% honest abOut everythth wrth everyone. How long do you think it will be before you break these resolutions, if at all?
Frida About three lTllﬂLllC‘S "110 the new year.
Which time in history would you have loved to have lived? And why? Benny Roman times w0uld be Interesting. We wear togas as one of our costumes every night anyway. And we are fairly roman-tic.
Your house is on fire, loved ones and pets etc are safe, you have a chance to go and retrieve one thing. What would it be?
Agnetha I would retrieve our weddrng photo.
Frida l w0uld thtnk my notes on some songs I have been worktng on. I don't want to lose them.
Benny Oh, I once gave Frida a pearl necklace. I can now see she doesn't care for rt that much. OK. But I have an old organ V/hICll I wouldn't llkO to catch on fire. Bjorn l have a SlX-Siflilg guitar \Nthll. to be fatr, would sound better if I left It lll the fire but I would try to rescue my platform Surfboard.
What’s the longest time you’ve slept soundly in one go over the last five years?
Benny I am a but IlkC the Sting of sleeping really. One day I went rtght through from night to morning then through the day right through to night again.
What was the last thing you stole?
Frida Maybe Benny's heart
Benny Yes . . . she plunged her hand right In and ripped tt out.
How many times a day do you look in the mirror?
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Frida lt Is a part of our job to look good on and off stage so once a day Is all we girls need really.
Do you consider yourself organised? How often do you have to look for your keys?
Benny Asa keyboard player. of course I am |()()kl".§} for them all night. Yoa haven't seen them. have you? lhere Is a Volvo key and a front door key.
Tell us the punchline to your favourite joke?
Benny Give llllll a sheet of music.
What’s your favourite biscuit?
Bjorn It would have to be a llob Nob. Not very Sweatsh | knou'r.
Is there a gig you have been offered that you wanted to do but had to knock back? Why?
Frida We were once asked to play ll‘. front of the l’nnce of \r‘v’ares but found out it was a small pub somewhere 2n the last i nd.
Benny Thts ts a lesson to everyone really . . . You must be carefu. you aren't caught With your trousers down Ill front of the Prince of Wales. the pub. I wear. of course. What song would you hate to be played at your funeral?
Bjorn ‘l lappy Days Are Here Again vroald be unfortunate.
How big do you tip in restaurants?
Frida Swedes are pretty good with tips . . . l or example: Renten‘be" to wash your white clothes separately and £1l‘.‘.’£l‘,’33".'.’th3ll your Volvo lf‘. a clockw se Wanner. When did you last laugh out loud while reading a book?
Bjorn Sadly I was reading a Vr/ anhua at an (lil'l)()". a fen-r years back and happened across an atnusrng anecdote. \“y’hen l pat the nook (t()‘.'."t and looked a':>ur‘<:’l nottced ntore than a fer: o :-ople who were ess than amused a'. '\.'."".a‘. t'tey sa'.'.'. Have you ever exploited your position as a rock’n’roll star to get something? Did you get the results you hoped for?
Agnetha Yes. \rVe gust need to say: 'l)o you Kl‘i)‘ ...... .’l‘.(> tnsnk ‘.'.’(Z- are supposed to be?" lt opens a lot of doors. Unfmtunately out nto alley ys. but stsi.
Who would you like to play you in the film of your life? Who do you actually think would play you?
Agnetha Meg Ryan l’aul-he l owter.
Frieda ()at'tenne Zeta Jones Dot ()otto".
Benny Brad l’ttt ":rrth a beard Meatioa‘ ".'.'l°..". a beard:.
Bjorn Kevin Bacon thhard Bacon.
When did you last dance? What was the occasion?
()n stage. last rttght.
What happened at your best ever new year party?
Frida We nad just done a concert for years an: we playeu thank you for the music as the J; st song. After that there was a t.reu'.’()rks utsplay ‘.'.'lll(ll‘. itt up the vrnole sky. Very excittng.
What makes you a great performer?
Bjorn Well they have these re'narkabe Ilttze biue pnls . . teiboy; |.'l rfbs from Agnetnat . on. practise and (terttcatton to our chosen profession.
What’s your lucky number? Can you tell me how it has proved to be so?
Bjorn lne sguare root of 11% works for me. So it's 3.(5():’>:’>:’>t?/:’>. a btt more than three and a half. Are you a cat or dog person?
Frida I am more a cat and Agnetha is a hr! of a dog, Agnetha lhanks for that.
What’s your all-time favourite sitcom? And why?
Benny The Wrestler 's Years. Who would l‘axe thought that those btg l)t.'!'l\, men are actually so deep and sensitive?
What do you like best about you life?
Frida We nave great fur‘ asual y at of il‘t} the. What exactly is a super trooper anyway? Agnetha It ts a btg spot' gt‘t for .tghttng a.) the band on stage.
I Bjorn Agar/t perform to George Square. Glasgow. Wed 3/ Dec.