“Dig in the Dancing Queen…”

“Aah / Aah / Ooh /  Ooh /  You can dance / you can jive / having the time of your life / ooh / see that girl / watch that scene / dig in the dancing queen…

friday night and the lights are low / looking out for a place to go / where they play the right music / getting in the swing / you come to look for a king /

anybody could be that guy / night is young / and the music’s high / with a bit of rock music / everything is fine / you’re in the mood for a dance /

and when you get the chance / you are the dancing queen / young and sweet / only seventeen / dancing queen / feel the beat / from the tambourine oh yeah / you can dance / you can jive / having the time of your life / ooh / see that girl / watch that scene / dig in the dancing queen…

you’re a teaser you turn ’em on / leave ‘ em burning and then you’re gone /  looking out for another / anyone will do /  you’re in the mood for a dance /

and when you get the chance / you are the dancing queen / young and sweet / only seventeen / dancing queen / feel the beat / from the tambourine oh yeah / you can dance / you can jive / having the time of your life / ooh / see that girl / watch that scene / dig in the dancing queen… / dig in the dancing queen…”

[ Lyrics of “Dancing Queen,” ABBA, 1976 ]

It is the Rage of All of Manila.  The movie “Mamma Mia” has Everybody, from the Senile to the Infantile, dancing and recapturing their youth — for the first time in decades — to the seemingly eternal music of ABBA…

*unfinished*

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5 Comments

  1. Cousin Paz said,

    September 22, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Toto,
    Wasn’t that lambada queen, former congresswoman L*rna V*r*no Y*p? The papers said that she was having an affair with actress Tina R*villa’s hubby who was her frequent dancing partner? I think there was even some kind of trouble at the disco when she got caught.

  2. August 12, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    maybelle:

    Thank you for finding my “nonsense” interesting.

    “finish school and work…”

    You may be surprised to know that you might actually be living a better life than so many “rich people.” I know several heiresses with outwardly enviable but inwardly miserable — unspeakably miserable — lives. So count yourself lucky!!!

    Cheers!!!

    Toto Gonzalez 🙂

  3. maybelle said,

    August 12, 2008 at 6:24 am

    hi toto,

    “MAMMA MIA” was beautiful.

    thank you so much for such an interesting blog. i have found it interesting, educational, funny, sharp, edgy but kind ( most of the time at least ). i am not from a rich family but have managed to finish school and work my way up the managerial ladder, still it does not qualify me — i can buy a couple of bags and shoes though but really not at THAT LEVEL.

    anyhow, thank you so much for the interesting reads and keep it coming. i hope you can write about mindanao-based families too. we only read of those from luzon and visayas

    thanks.

  4. August 9, 2008 at 6:49 am

    L*ding:

    The younger man was most probably her “D.I.” dance instructor and most probably gay.

    Harmless play. 😛

    Toto Gonzalez

  5. L*ding said,

    August 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    well, who can forget the gyrating moves of manila’s congresswoman “lambada queen” who was dragged by her general husband when she was doing the “lambada” with a younger man at “mars” disco in the early 1990s? “que barbaridad!” 😛


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