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WELCOME TO THE 11TH EDITION OF THE EUROVISION DIARY!

April 15

Happy Easter Everyone!!

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 First Easter Hug yesterday was delivered by a Eurovision Winner!

 

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 My Associate Head of Production Roman together with Ruslana and our Head of Security Ali happy together on our beutiful stage.

 

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 And here is the man himself! My boss and dear friend! Ladies and Gentlemen - The Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Mr. Pavlo Grytsak!

 

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Final finish applied on the stage, with the built in Ayrton Magic Panel FX.

 

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This is what you get if you bring the Bee Hive all the way down to the floor, and ask my wife to crawl inside to take a picture of it. Plus a grumpy wife of course!

 

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I forgot my Easter Bunny outfit back in Sweden, so my la la vodka shirt had to do. A basket full of candy and some annoying singing from me later, we were officially off on Easter Break!

 

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Well........ it was kind of more like a party than a break......... We've put a couple of hectic weeks behind us, so I figured it was time to do the traditional crew BBQ yesterday. Mother Nature said F off and gave us 6° (if you need this in Farhenheit, you can multiply 6 with 1,8 and add 32, makes so much sence.........)   so we had to come up with a Plan B really fast. So, we rented the ballroom at Bratislava, which is one of our crew hotels, had them to serve us a pile of really good food, and a couple of drinks.  Here is our Head Rigger Eric together with Avo, whom is our Technical Manager for the TV Compound.

 

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Jonnymac hanging out with Oskar.

 

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The Big White Bear is back in town! Henric von Zweibergk , often referred to as Hence von Z was the Senior Floor Manager for Eurovision back in 2005, and he is back for another run this year. Here together with his team mate Christine Erdmuthe Bungalahty Matulessy Gullström, also referred to as Sumatrafrallan. Next to her is Linus Kannerberg whom is our Assistant Viewing Room Producer and across the table you'll find Zain Jose Ribes Odelstål, also known as Kalle, whom is our Opening and Interval Act Director. I sure managed to catch a bunch of weird names in the same shot.............

 

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 And of course our Show & Contest Producer Christer Björkman, also known as Krille Björknoff!

 

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More happy people eating good, drinking apple juice, and water in very small glasses.

 

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 Thank you very much for arranging this wifey! Here together with the Angry person!

 

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 Food food food!

 

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 And more happy people!

 

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 Not a sad face in the room. Must have been thanks to my awesome Spotify playlist.

 

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Our Stage Manager Tobbe together with one of his stage crew guys Sjöland, who toured with Motörhead as their Lighting Designer for 12 years, but now enjoys a good old schlager just as much!

 

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Robert and Erik

 

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Ira and Maryana, two of our translators

 

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Natasha, Lena, Inna, Pasha, and Vika. I love my team - thanks everyone!

 

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We were also enjoying ourselves with building statues with water bottles and small and medium size water glasses.

 

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OK.....last call for a charcoal grey McLean brand XXL t-shirt, returned from laundry 2 weeks ago. Anyone?? Anyone??

 

Good price! I promise!

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes? Why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

So many questions..........

 

 

 

Ola Melzig

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