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This Thursday, dance to Abba, and nothing but Abba under the stars at the greatest bar patio in all of Athens, Ohio. DJ Barticus is gonna bring the sound and lights, so you know it’s gonna be really nice.

Really, just Abba, nothing else. Tell a friend that has good taste in music.

The Athens News

DJ Barticus to play ABBA at the Smiling Skull

By: Miles layton

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Do you love ABBA?

Mama Mia – there is only ONE right answer – yes!

Well, DJ Barticus is going to be playing ABBA’s greatest hits Thursday night at the Smiling Skull Saloon.

Show starts at 8 p.m. at the bar at 108 W. Union Street. And the cover charge is $5 – a bargain for ABBA fans who love the band’s classic hits. More on that in a moment.

Did you know that DJ Barticus, aka Michael Bart, met his wife Emily Beveridge about 17 years ago at the Smiling Skull? Their anniversary is August 5.

“The skull is a special place for me,” said Bart, a well-known 80s disk jockey. If you’ve ever been to one of DJ Barticus’ shows at Casa, you know he plays a huge selection of hits.

The same will be true when he tees up the ABBA’s catalog on Thursday outside on the patio under the stars at the Skull.

Bart said the idea for ABBA night evolved after a discussion with one of the Smiling Skull’s owners, Adrienne Whitney.

“She was saying how much she loved ABBA and wanted to hear ABBA,” he said. “I said, ‘let’s do an ABBA party as soon as possible – maybe during Ohio Brew Week.’”

Well, everybody knows a few chords from ABBA.

How about Take A Chance on Me:
If you change your mind
I’m the first in line
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know
Gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go
When you’re feeling down

Or how about from The Winner Takes It All:
The winner takes it all
The loser’s standing small
Beside the victory
That’s her destiny

Come out to the Skull – and have a good time listening to ABBA.