ABBA Reunites, Not to Sing or Ambush Anyone With a Daughter, Just to Hang Out in a Greek Restaurant in Stockholm


The members of the legendary Swedish pop group ABBA, who have teased fans with talk of a reunion for years, have finally, truly done it — if by "it" you mean appearing together at the opening of a Mamma Mia!–themed entertainment venture in Stockholm. Group members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (see where "ABBA" comes from?) appeared together for the first time since 2008 to celebrate the opening of Mamma Mia! The Party, a Greek tavern-themed venue where there will be performances of Mamma Mia!, the Broadway show and feature film with Meryl Streep

The Guardian reports that the group, originally composed of two couples who both divorced shortly before the group split up in 1982, declined to take a photo together on the red carpet, but did pose for individual pictures.

Agnetha Faltskog (L) Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (R) Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Benny Andersson (R) Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Bjorn Ulvaeus (R) Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

According to The Independent, fans paid 1,340 kronor (roughly £110 or $155) to attend the event, which is the most anyone should pay for such an experience unless it also involves a complicated scheme to reunite your biological parents.