This past weekend I took part in a tradition of mine that I’ve been engaging in since 2007. I watched Eurovision. Now back in 2007 it was tricky to watch Eurovision. Nobody int he US knew what it was and you had to use the internet and some clever chicanery to do it. These days you can just turn on Peacock.
Those of you from Europe, Australia and Isareal already know what Eurovision is. for the uninitiated, it’s a European signing contest (that slo includes Israel and Australia– long story) that is both ridiculous and sublime. For every impressive ballad diva you get a group of Polish milkmaids. For every talented rock band you get a singer dressed as a Russian nesting doll on a bicycle.
And those are just the last few years. It’s a spectacle like no other. I say this not to persuade you to join me in watching next year, though I do think many of you would have a good time. I just say it to explain my otherwise inexplicable tweets from the weekend.