Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Who says it always has to be serious?

Well two days after the event finished, I'm just about recovered! I'm talking about the UK Eurovision fan club's annual Eurobash. It's a weekend of music, mayhem and judging from the photographs, madness! Always great fun and more importantly, a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. This year was of course no exception. Eurovision fans really have an amazing capacity to turn a television show which is broadcast once a year into a year-long social event. A huge congratulations and thank you to the organisers of the event, which was held in Manchester, without their hard work and dedication we wouldn't have had the wonderful time that we all did! 

Of course a Eurovision event wouldn't be a Eurovision event without some star guests! This year we were joined by Maja Keuc who represented Slovenia in the ESC in 2011 as well as Josh James who represented the UK in 2010. The head of the Latvian delegation was also in attendance, Zita, who provided a unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the whacky world of Eurovision! In particular I'd like to pay tribute to Josh who was, and still is, a fantastic ambassador for the UK. He's not only talented, he's an all-round good guy. His parents Kim and Richard accompanied him and it was fantastic to see them again - they are rightly proud of their son and it was a pleasure to be in the company of the Dubovies again! 

Before the disco starts it's the annual Eurostars show where we strut our stuff on the main stage. The talent this year was quite astounding really, considering that none of us are professional singers. It was also truly hilarious in some parts and of course downright scary! Speaking of scary, check out the photo of me with my friends, before we went on to perform as Bucks Fizz. My parents would be so proud...

A very special mention goes to a student of my friend who I hear is a bit of a Eurovision fan. Hello Adam Dickson! Thanks for reading and I hope you continue to enjoy the show!