Life after Vienna: 10 moments we will remember, a month after the Grand Final
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – It’s a month since the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 took place in wonderful Vienna, Austria. One month after almost 20 countries already confirmed to the press their participation in Eurovision 2016. We though, at oikotimes.com one month later we remember the best moments we had in the Austrian capital and Wiener Stadthalle. Bellow you can see our pictures from Instagram where we really shared our passion.
Sharing the Eurovision passion on Saturday May 23rd morning at Pnyka, the Greek bakery shop down town Vienna. The chicken-pie by Panagiotis and the Greek frappe were a medication for our exhaustion.
Having a small break at the press lounge for a quick coffee we got offered to be more inspired. The coffee bar at the press lounge asked us to write a poem and enter a competition. I don’t have a clue if I won but it was tremendous challenge to write something with my eyes blinking with Eurovision work!
When you don’t expect it, there he is, Zeljko Joksimovic appears at the press area and meets / greets the fans. Even more unexpected was the moment when we made the entire meet & greet session in… Greek!
The oikotimes 14 years online party was a smashing success with more than 850 people attending our party at the Euroclub. I was shocked to know that Eleftheria Eleftheriou was performing all that time with a broken ankle.
These two ladies (of unknown identity and country of origin) were seen on May 20th at the press area sleeping literally on the working desks. When they woke up and due to hangover they were trying to understand how did they make it to the press area. Hilarious
You know there was a casino at the press area. Not a real one as there were no money. But our Serbian editor managed to win a chocolate bar of 1.000! Well I always said that chocolate is better than money. He was more than kind to give it to me as I am addicted to chocolate.
First day for me and Olivier heading to the press area at Wiener Stadthalle and after we got our accreditations we seeks an open coffee shop to have a taste of caffeine! One block before that we saw a flower show with the Greek flag made of a shirt!
Working hard covering and recording the rehearsals sometimes drives u nuts. Unexpected selfie video recording during the rehearsals.
You wake up in Vienna and the headline for the top Austrian newspaper has the photo of the Greek entrant… which ended up 19th. Well it was a nice morning that day!
My Spanish brothers and colleagues. They barely speak English, we barely communicate sometimes but they are adorable and always supporting oikotimes.com. That’s what Eurovision is all about for me: friends without borders, language boundaries.