Having spent nearly a day in total standing in the Altice Arena this year I have little love left for Eurovision 2018! Thank God my favourite won after all that standing LOL.
I stood in the Golden Circle for the two Jury Semi Finals (I was the gimp in the Union Jack suit not that that narrows it down) but was seated for the broadcasts and the Friday Jury Final. Wouldn't go for standing again!
Fan club tickets are only for standing so that’s our only option. Not that I mind. You meet some great people standing that would otherwise be difficult when seated.
True, and I met some real characters in the Golden Circle. What really, really genuinely bowled me over was the amount of Aussies who made the lengthy and costly trip! Anyone who questions why they're there doesn't understand just how big a deal it is.
All that said, on the final night I was sat next to an Estonian couple and then surrounded by a hell of a lot of Spanish and Portuguese fans. Much debate ensued after SuRie's stage invasion as Spain had obviously suffered a similar fate back in Oslo in 2010. The period after was very fraught as we were all receiving texts from people back home, with each of us relaying to the others what that country's commentator had said regarding the incident. With absolutely no reference to the incident made in the arena (and therefore none on the world feed) we were relying on friends and relatives to tell us what people sat just a few metres away from us were saying to them!