Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Boom Bang A Bang!

Now if you read my stuff and know me well you will by now understand I like anything cheesy. Whether it be pop music or reality TV or a nice bit of bunting. So it should come as no surprise to you that I love and I mean LOVE Eurovision. OH GOD I LOVE IT! I cannot express the ways I love it. Stop shaking your head. It isn't crap. It is brilliant! I love everything about it. From the mad European entrants, to the fact we are always rubbish, to the sarcastic voice overs. Basically everything about it.

Every year I have a Eurovision party. Pimms is always on offer. As is a whole array of very bad for you types of food like sweets and cakes and chocolate. Sometimes the party consists of me, my Mother and my cat or sometimes I have a house full. We always have a vast array of GB bunting around and I enjoy printing piccys off of my favourite Eurovision singers. Obv Gina G and Michael Ball (goes without saying). I also worship at the alter of Terry Wogan. I don't like change remember so wasn't happy about Graham Norton but I have got over that. Just about.

We should have won Michael! You were robbed!

And do not get me started on the score cards. My friends and I love a scorecard. They can only be printed off right at the end of the day on the Friday before, so it is a mad rush to print them off using whoever is in work the latests computer (shhhh don't tell them). We always start off with the best intentions to score them properly. Then we get a bit tipsy. Or we miss a couple as we are gossiping. Or we fancy one band so re watch them. Or we are repulsed by a band so we re watch them. Basically we only ever score the first five. Max. Based on song, look, dance and if we fancy one or all four members of the band/love the singers dress.

Last years Euro fun!

So. Call me a loser. Say it is crap. Make vomiting noises. I love Eurovision. I can still remember the feeling when Katrina and the Waves won and when Michael Ball didn't. I know it is a con. I understand it is a fix and we will never win. But. Each year I wave my flag, drink Pimms, have a few (loads of) fruit pastilles and hope that this is the year we shall triumph over the ridiculous 'fixed' rules. And when we do? I shall cover myself in union jack bunting and do a small trot around my living room with my Mother. And cat.

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20 comments:

  1. I love your enthusiasm! I have not felt this way for a while but at uni we used to have Eurovision nights and dressed up as countries! Wait, you have reignited the passion! Pass the Pimms! X

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    1. Do it! Let us have parties up and down the country. I bloody love it I do! xxx

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  2. Now, when the voting became way too ridiculous I abandoned it, but until then, I used to have Eurovision parties, too, and got sooo excited about it. Michael Ball (BTW when you sing it, you do the air punch, too, right?) was probably my favourite but I can't overlook Katrina either. Have fun! x

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    1. OF COURSE I DO THE AIR PUNCH! You would be mad if you didn't. It is ridic. But one day we shall triumph over evil xxx

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  3. I remember that Michael Ball song - I loved, loved, loved it! I remember attending a Eurovision party a long time ago, it was fancy dress too. I don't remember what I wore but know I drank alcohol - lots! I gave up watching Eurovision a while ago but you're right, the more cheese the better! ;) #AllAboutYou

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    1. Oh fancy dress. That is not something I have thought of but if I did? I would defo be Cheryl Baker. Fo sure. With the rip off skirt and everything xxx

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  4. Yessss I love it too!!! I met my husband at a uni Eurovision party. I think my loony enthusiasm probably made me appear all shiny and exciting. Now I am attempting with little success to encourage the next generation of Euro Fans

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    1. You are a true Eurovision couple! You should form a band and then enter. And win! Or come last. Who cares? You would have been on Eurovision xxx

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  5. Ha, Royal Uni (or whatever it's called)... nil point! ;)

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  6. With three young 'uns, sadly we no longer host the annual Eurovision party but we always watch the final (and, most years, the semis too). I don't normally post links, but you might like this piece I've just written for Metro.co.uk ... http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/10/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-eurovision-but-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask-4720370/

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    1. I did comment on this but not sure where the comment went? I love the fact you have written this!!! It has made me so happy!!! xxx

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  7. I have lost the love of Eurovision these days, but this post has got me excited again. Bring on the cheese and tactical voting, I'm back in the game. Great post x

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    1. Glad you liked it and hope you enjoyed your Euro fun! xxx

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  8. Ok, so please explain that beard to me Mrs Eurovision connoisseur... I love the whole transgender / be who you want to be / peace and love to the world thing, but a spray on beard, that I do not get, spesh not with a Celine Dion style ballgown.

    Thanks as always for linking up to #AllAboutYou xx

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    1. Now. I must admit. That did confuse me. They just love the whole underdog thing don't they? As soon as I saw a bearded man I KNEW he/she would win. Knew it! All part of what makes Eurovision great xxx

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  9. Waiting to hear your thoughts post-party, or did you think you were seeing things with the winner??? #AllAboutYou

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    1. The winner was a proper old school great crazy Eurovision entrant. As soon as I saw it I knew it would win. And what an amazing figure and full beard! xxx

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