There are only a few hours left until the first rehearsals takes place in B&W Hallerne, the temple for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Members of the press, including our very own wiwibloggers, and some of the delegations have already arrived in “Wonderful Copenhagen”, as DR and the EBU make the final preparations for the contest. The press center is ready, and Denmark waits to write history!
Earlier today, Copenhagen has been transformed into a Eurovision host city, with banners being placed in the main roads, and especially all the way through “The Eurovision Mile”. EuroFan Cafe has also done all preparations, and Copenhagen is now ready to welcome hundreds of journalists, press and fans for Europe’s favourite TV show.
Delagations from all 16 participating countries of the first semi final have begun arriving at Copenhagen. Armenia was the first country to arrive, while Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and other countries are on the way.
Photos: DR, Axel Hirsoux facebook page , SVT/Melodifestivalen
Inside the press centre, everything is ready to go.
Press centre photos: Andres Putting (EBU)
But things are slightly different on the outside. Our Wiwi is on-the-ground and snapped the following photos from outside B&W Hallerne. Apparently DR forgot to put an arrow leading to the accreditation centre, which led to all sorts of confusion.
Here’s what Wiwi Facebooked to me: “Several of us caught a public bus to the B&W Hallerne. When we got off we ended up in an apartment complex where hippie youths were smoking marijuana. They kindly directed us through this hole in a fence, which led to B&W. The giant concrete block may seem severe to some, but I think it’s kind of edgy and cool.”
Here’s what he snapped: