Things to Know When You Go to Eurovision

5. Sing along to the music

One of my favorite moments of the entire Eurovision experience happened in the restroom at Euroclub.1 A short line had formed outside the stalls and the DJ had put on “Loin d’Ici” from last year’s Contest. There were probably four or five guys in the restroom at this point, all quietly singing along to themselves.

I have no idea where these folks were from, but there is something profoundly awesome about folks from all over the world converging in a restroom in Kyiv singing along to the same song. This feeling also happened while waiting for the first semi-final to start, with folks of all backgrounds and experiences sharing this common language.

It’s not too early to start planning for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Hope to see you there!

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Mike has been writing about TV online since 2008, when he started the blog WTF Little House on the Prairie? The blog was a project to practice writing about television analytically prior to getting an MA in Television-Radio-Film from Syracuse University, or as he likes to call it "TV Camp." After a lengthy stint at TVLatest, Mike wanted to launch a site that brought in classic TV, diamonds in the rough, and the shows everybody watches. E-mail: mike@whatelseison.tv