Eurovision in Concert!
On April 21st I decided to take a trip to Amsterdam for one of the best concerts ever – Eurovision in Concert! It’s 1 month before the actual contest takes place and half of the countries send their representatives to the concert. Since I can’t go to the real one I definitely took this opportunity. I met Dara and Nicolas there and also a bunch of other people from a website I know of met us there. Everyone was so nice and awesome.
Nicolas and I rode on this really cool ride at a random park that was there. It was a good start to the day!
We started to get ready for the concert and for those of you who don’t know Eurovision as well, it’s all about the country you support and waving flags! I love so many different songs so I tried to support as many as possible.
I have the Ireland flag, a Spain headband, a shirt that looks like the stripes on the Greek flag and I was wearing different colored bracelets. Dara was of course sporting the Turkish flag! Go Turkey! Here are some of us with our flags!
Though I wasn’t feeling too well for the concert (it was so crowded and hot and I was dehydrated) I still had an amazing time! All of the entries were amazing and I really enjoyed them all, except Albania. Spain was definitely mind blowing and I’m not just being bias! The song is amazing! You heard it in my Sevilla Video log
After the concert, Nicolas and I went in search of the famous singers..we were successful!
Netherlands! (I also got her autograph)
Then we went to a club for the after party and danced the night away to Eurovision songs! It was basically heaven for me (and the rest of us!) It just goes to show that you don’t need to get drunk or even have one alcoholic drink to have the time of your life, and that is exactly what happened with us. I wish I could go every year and I wish that that moment never ended.
Let me tell you I did have an interesting way of getting back home. I didn’t book a hotel because I planned to stay out all night dancing to Eurovision, so my flight was at 655 in the morning on the 22nd. On the 21st, 2 trains in Amsterdam crashed causing the train system to shut down the trains going to the airport. Luckily I had three nice guys, Ben, Gert Jan and Nathan try and help me make my way to the airport. There were buses, but the problem with the buses was that only a certain amount of people were let on, so every time we tried to get on a bus (there were only 2, which were like 40 minutes apart) people would push and shove and we never got on the bus! It was so stupid! We were getting so frustrated and I didn’t want to pay for a cab or miss my flight! It ended up being us paying for a cab which was 10 euros each, which isn’t bad, but please, I’d rather it be free! At the time it wasn’t as funny, but now it’s a good story to look back and laugh. When I got to the airport my flight was boarding, but I don’t even remember taking off because I was out like a light!
All of us:
Video Log Part 1:
Video Log Part 2: