Where´s the Party At?
One of the exciting moments in any host city is to find out when & where the different contestants will hold their Country Party to promote their song entry. These parties usually come in four categories: invitation only, for accredited media and fans only, for accredited media and fans as well as for OGAE ID cardholders, and finally for everyone.
Of course, you can try to crash these parties and there´s always a 50/50 chance of success (or you may be turned away with everyone watching..eeww!).
The venues can be many: at the Euroclub, at the Eurocafe or in other locations.
A few Country Parties have been held since I arrived on Friday:
– 21.5 at 20:00 Russia in Euroclub (invitation only)
– 22.5 at 20:00 Georgia in Oslo Opera House (invitation only)
– 22.5 at 20:00 Poland in M3 pub (everyone)
– 22.5 Greece-Cyprus in Eurocafe (everyone)
What the Country Host offers also vary, from simply providing a venue and you buy your own drinks (Greece), or finger food & show but you buy your own drinks (Poland), or fully-catered (including drinks) plus show (Georgia).
But the main idea is to have fun, see who else is there and hear as much gossip as possible, so if you´re coming to Oslo keep a look out for the next parties: I heard that on Monday there will be the Israel Party and the Ukraine-Germany Party!