America’s largest Eurovision partay is stayin’ alive! On Friday, January 23, Eurovision fans from all over the Northeast will be shouting their favorite Eurovision songs, waving their favorite flags, and donning their most fabulous attire for the beginning of the third season of “Europhoria”. Us Americans may not have the rights to vote or easily participate in the contest, but we are more than ready to go all Daria Kinzer and celebrate!

As we said in a previous article highlighting Europhoria, Gilad Mandelboim, an Israeli living in New York, started cranking up the Eurovision music in NYC after Eurovision 2012. “When I got back from Baku I tried to fight my Post Eurovision Depression,” he told us. “When I entered my first bar in New York post-Eurovision it hit me! I’m out of the bubble, not in Baku anymore. Let’s bring the bubble to NYC!”

Europhoria's live viewing party in NYC this past May
Europhoria’s live viewing party in NYC this past May

He has seen crowds of over 400 people, and knows what his people love. As previously said: “‘Waterloo’ for sure, everybody knows it. ‘Euphoria’ is also a big hit in NYC. Dana International is a crowd pleaser. Many enjoy their Swedish treats: Carola, Afrodite, Charlotte and more!” This makes sense: he has hosted parties abroad in Malmö and Tel Aviv.

Guests attending Europhoria's Tel Aviv Pride event
Guests attending Europhoria’s Tel Aviv Pride event

Visit the Europhoria Facebook page for more details!

Photos: Courtesy of Gilad Mandelboim / Europhoria

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Gilad
6 years ago

You’re all invited to join the Europhoria community and chat 🙂 most of our followers are from within the US
http://www.facebook.com/europhorianyc

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

@Random.sage2.0: Please tell me more about the Sacramento scene 🙂

Escisrael
Escisrael
6 years ago

Bring it to Toronto! I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of Eurovision fans there. 😉

Gilad
6 years ago

If you have the audience, we can bring Europhoria anywhere 🙂

Random.sage2.0
Random.sage2.0
6 years ago

I heard about parties in San Francisco, Sacramento, Chicago (where the unofficial USA ESC club is), Maine, Wisconsin (lots of Scandis there), N. Dakota, Seattle (especially when Microsoft watched in 2013), and (both rumored) Miami and Nashville. I’ve never been but damn it if I wasn’t looking. Lol

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Is there anything like this in San Francisco?

Gilad
6 years ago

Calvin, we’d love to visit Cleveland, we just need to reach the fans and see if there’s a Eurovision demand, and if there isn’t, we’re here to educate 🙂

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

Hey – how about you bring this to Cleveland? 😉