Vienna Blog Day 9

Vienna Blog. Words by Hass Yusuf, photos by David Ransted.

Today has been a press centre free day! Just enjoying the sites of Vienna. Trying to make the most of the free time we have. Vienna is a great place. It has a very relaxed attitude and everything seems quite calm. There will be of course a detailed account of this visit in the next edition of Vision magazine.

So this is a very short update.

Last night, every British fan and members of the press were invited to a reception at the Residence of the British Ambassador to Austria, Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque. And a grand affair it was! Electro Velvet were there as well performing their entry, Still In Love With You. Alex and Bianca were both very approachable. Good luck to them. The song is one of my favourites, so fingers crossed that it does well to us.

And after the reception, a number of us went for a posh pub meal. While we’re all here for Eurovision, it’s also a opportunity to catch up with old friends such as Sylvia Rook and Fiona Guest to name a few. And you’re always bumping other OGAE UK members in the road or on their underground system. All very civilised!

But tonight it’s Semi-Final One night! Was hoping to include David’s photos from the Dress Rehearsal last night, but the internet connection is very, very slow to upload images.

But maybe later tonight with the results!

Enjoy the show.