A Fan's Journey in photos:
She hardly slept the night before her trip to Copenhagen, counting every Tick-Tock on her clock. The moment she saw the sun Shine through her window it was time to Rise Up and go. Her Mother dropped her off at the airport and soon it was time to take To The Sky. She was Not Alone - her friends were making the same journey from around the world, all with the Same Heart.
Three Minutes to Earth she saw Copenhagen through the aircraft window. With every Heartbeat she said to herself – Attention! Eurovision is here!
Entering her 17th. floor luxury apartment in the heart of Copenhagen she whispered, “Sweet as Cheesecake..”. But first things first – a glass of white wine, then bicycle for transport and off to see the Amazing concert halls on Eurovision Island. The structures are a Miracle of reconstruction which converted a disused shipyard into the spectacular venue for Eurovision 2014.
From Eurovision Island and with a Whistle she cycled along the narrow streets and by the pretty canals of Copenhagen, perhaps going a little Round and Round since it was her first day after all and getting lost is not unusual – she even managed to go local by bouncing on park trampolines with other Danish kids.
And then she was at the Euro Fan Café, party central for the fans who were beginning to arrive day by day.
With her Euro Fan Café entry wristband securely on her wrist off she went to help with one of the most important aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest – the fan concert tickets, all 11,778 of them! Together with the President of the international fan club (OGAE International) and another willing fan volunteer they sat up for 4 hours until after 3am sorting through fan lists country by country, making sure that everyone would have the tickets which will take them to all the Eurovision shows.
Feeling shattered yet pleased with the day’s journey she settled down for a good night’s sleep, to Rise Like a Phoenix tomorrow for the next round of excitement – Maybe.