So last nigh was fun! We hit the ground running and managed to pop by the press center and pretend to by journalists, catch up on the latest gossip and stalk a couple of the artists for a selfie within a couple hours on Portuguese soil. We are getting so old we have basically realized we don’t have any time left to waste.
After checking into our very chic and authentic casa in the trendy Mouraria area, we went out for dinner only barely avoiding having to sit through a fado concert while eating. The big highlight of the night was of course the Israeli party, which basically is the only day we unconditionally get to love Israel. When we arrived at the venue there was a line of people waiting to get in that was longer than the daily line of Palestinians waiting to enter Israel to go to work. We waited patiently for two hours, only to find out the place had reached its maximum capacity when there were about 20 people in front of us. We were obviously shocked, we mean don’t the Israeli organizers know who we are?
We had to make sure the security level was top notch at such an event, so we had a chat with the head of security. He told us he preferred to let normal people inside instead of the VIPs, which served as our explanation. Also, we saw that he stopped Thomas G:Son from entering and heard him telling Doron Medallie there was nothing to smile about, so we figured he a)wasn’t from Israel and b)was our new bad ass favourite and c)should be let in charge of negotiating the next Oslo deal.
We were a little disappointed that our own Alexander Rybak didn’t show up, as that could have helped proving all the haters wrong. Also, we thought Rybak was about fun and openness, but the head of the delegation told us it was very important for Alex to get some sleep. Guess NRK still doesn’t understand the true point of Eurovision, and Oslo 2019 seems like a distant dream at present stage. Oh, well, at least we don’t have to pay more taxes to our national broadcaster next year. Start saving up, Italy.
We also ran into our best buddy Thomas G:Son, who showed up with Cyprus, as his own delegation from Malta were too busy having a boring dinner with some Swedes. As our readers might remember, we had dinner with him before the final where he rightfully predicted Ukraine as the winner, so we had to ask him who would win. Like us, he felt it is still very open, but he mentioned Cyprus, Estonia and Norway. But of course, he hadn’t heard the Italian entry yet, so we need to talk to him again.