Followspot – The Super Trouper

The best known of all the stage lanterns outside the industry due to Abba’s 1980 smash hit, all about the effect of the followspot beam on a Swedish singer…IFrame
When the Strong Super Trouper followspot was introduced in 1956 it was the brightest in the world. It originally had a carbon arc source but this was superceded in 1971 by a Xenon discharge lamp.
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Super Trouper by ABBA

Written by: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Lead vocal by Frida. Released in 1980.

Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won’t feel blue
Like I always do
‘Cause somewhere in the crowd there’s you

I was sick and tired of everything
When I called you last night from Glasgow
All I do is eat and sleep and sing
Wishing every show was the last show
(Wishing every show was the last show) 
So imagine I was glad to hear you’re coming
(Glad to hear you’re coming) 
Suddenly I feel all right
(And suddenly it’s gonna be) 
And it’s gonna be so different
When I’m on the stage tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per) 
Smiling, having fun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per) 
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the
Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won’t feel blue
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per) 
Like I always do
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per) 
‘Cause somewhere in the crowd there’s you

Facing twenty thousand of your friends
How can anyone be so lonely
Part of a success that never ends
Still I’m thinking about you only
(Still I’m thinking about you only)
There are moments when I think I’m going crazy
(Think I’m going crazy)
But it’s gonna be alright
(You’ll soon be changing everything)
Everything will be so different
When I’m on the stage tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Smiling, having fun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the
Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won’t feel blue
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Like I always do
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
‘Cause somewhere in the crowd there’s you

So I’ll be there when you arrive
The sight of you will prove to me I’m still alive
And when you take me in your arms
And hold me tight
I know it’s gonna mean so much tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Smiling, having fun
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the
Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won’t feel blue
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
Like I always do
(Sup-p-per Troup-p-per)
‘Cause somewhere in the crowd there’s you

(repeat and fade)

Lyrics from http://www.lyrics007.com/

See also

Followspotting Tips and Tricks