I don't usually bother with Eurovision, but my friends love it. I suspect it's more to do with having a reason to get together than actually enjoying the music, and certainly the first question on everyone's lips as soon as a song started up was, "What food can we eat for this country?" Because we had a smorgasbord of various food from the participating countries, though I think Maltesers to represent Malta was stretching it a bit :)
Above photo shows good friends Pablo and Jiovanni waiting for the show to begin.
Mr Debonair, from the 20s.
JJ posing as Germany, while Germany sings her song.
Hagos had turned up wearing a wig and platform shoes. Of course, everyone had to have a shot of the wig.
Pete and Lynsey discussing the merits of something or other while Iain takes proceedings very seriously (he knew all the tunes to begin with).
Nate and Sam having a likewise meritorious discussion.
One of my favourite parts of the evening. We all had score sheets, and the adults were scoring marks out of ten for song, performance and outfit. But JJ had his own system of - OK, fantastic, weerd, rubbish, amazing, excilent, funny and fuzzy.
On closer inspection I realised his scores were based entirely on whether the main singer was female and had long, preferably blonde, hair. Bonnie Tyler came 3rd in JJ's scoring! So he isn't ageist. Female, long, blonde hair is all that matters. I will have to remind him of this when he's older.
The man himself :)