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Welcome back to the Eurovision Diary!

My name is Ola Melzig, and I’m the Technical Director for the show, responsible for lighting, sound, staging, rigging, automation, LED, projection and pyro, so I’ll have my hands full, for sure.

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So this is for you, dear readers. WELCOME to our daily lives.    Yours truly, Ola Melzig, Technical Director

April 24

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Yet another day in paradise, where we are making progress by the hour.

 

emma

Emma is pimped. After a grumpy facebook message, I felt the urge to fluff her workspace. A quick run to the mall  - mission completed!

 

floor-sm

This is where we were at noon yesterday. Things are starting to shape up.

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generators

All generators are up and running, giving us a nice solid current.

 

grill

Jimmy from Broil King, here to assemble the 3 Broil King Sovereign XL BBQ grills! They are not an official event supplier, but they SHOULD be! Thanks for supporting us! Now we just need to find a space where we can have our traditional bbq's!

 

helen

Helen Marenghi in da house! She will be the eyes and ears of Fredrik in the viewing room.

 

matthias

Matthias enjoying the sun in the OB compound. He's been under a lot of stress during the first week of production, but he managed to keep his team on schedule, and most stuff is up and running now, so he can relax. Well............ unti the almighty creative team comes and changes everything again that is............................

 

mikki

Mikki and chickie, lovers forever.

 

wallpics

It didn't take long for someone to deface our production wall - love the moustache Jens!

 

rene

René Berhorst from MA Lighting stopped by to make sure that FOH is behaving. Good luck with that!

 

video

Video village on the 3rd floor! Team Peppe were smart, and asked for a conference room instead of a spot at FOH. Joan will do a detailed report from this pixel filled room very soon!

 

Henkeparking

Don't piss off Pucko! It doesn't matter if you are the best floor manager in the world. If you have the nerve to park your car in the load in area, Pucko will make sure you're not moving it until you are on your knees praying.

 

Never forget, today is the tomorrow your worried about yesterday!

 

 

Ola Melzig

  • Europe  +46 704 104 343
  • US +1 719 466 1785
  • ola {at} m-m-pr.com

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Joan Lyman Melzig

  • Europe  +46 708 204 767
  • US +1 719 466 1784
  • joan {at} m-m-pr.com