Eurovision-inspired fun at the Greek Ballroom!
Few events have showcased LGBTQ+ talent and taken queer music into the living rooms of Europeans as Eurovision has. With a bit of a cult following within the community, its only natural that the longest-running international song contest be celebrated locally with a fun event open to all. Get ready to strut your stuff at The Eurovision Ball at Romantso.
Athens’ queer subculture is finally emerging as a genre of its own and the Eurovision Ball organizers Philip Vogdanis and Adam Xalil aka Kiwi 007 and Luxury Kareola are celebrating it with a fun evening with extraness galore. The Greek Ballroom hopes to create a welcoming, non-critical space for the queer community to construct their sense of self in their own hidden world free of the constraints, as the original creators of this unique subculture did in North America in the ’90s. With an impressive range of categories and an international judging committee, The Eurovision Ball is open to all, even first-timers. Participants will be judged on everything from footwear (worn with pride naturally, glitter and all) to signature moles! Everyone is encouraged to research their categories thoroughly, dress up and play the part – even non-participating spectators – so plan your wardrobe now!
We want to see every person who’s NOT walking any categories, dressed as they host this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Suits and maxi dresses are a must but every twist is welcome!
One of the most memorable moments of the completion was the effect that Turkey created back in 2003 with Sertab! By using ribbons, they accomplished to steal the show that year! You can use ribbons by any color, any size, any texture, hanging and moving, tiny or huge bows and create a look that can be as much impressive as Sertab’s.
*shoes can be a different colour.
Everyone was in shock with the iconic entrance of “Lordi” representing Finland in Greece in 2006! Being inspired by their looks, you have to smash the floor with the biggest, scariest, most gothic/punk platform shoes (heels or flats) we have ever seen in our lives!
The imperfections are the new perfections! From moles, to freckles and from Nana Mouskouri to France Gall, we have seen so many faces on the Eurovision stage and not only, that a beauty mark did not stop them from loving their beautiful face! But what makes a person special? Imagine being a snapshot of the competition in 1963, take your 10s highlighting a beauty mark (moles or freckles) of your face (either natural or with the help of makeup) and wearing a black and white look impressed the judges and viewers!
*beauty marks and black & white looks are both mandatory
At the Eurovision, a music contest, many times artists perform with musical instruments live. Like Rodolfo singing “Baila El Chiki Chiki” with a children’s guitar, to the unforgettable saxophonist of Moldova back in 2010. Although there are moments in the competition like “Mathima Solfege” that the artists didn’t need any musical instruments to teach the crowd how to feel the beat and the rhythm. However, we need you to adjust to your look one musical instrument and teach us what “rhythm” is all about!
The Eurovision song contest is a celebration of love! After all, every year the logo of the competition turns the “V” into a heart and places inside the flag of the country that hosts it. While sharing the love, we want to see a look that has at least one heart on it!
(0-2 years experience)
Dana International has been a very important part of this competition, as the first ever trans winner. She has been known as the ultimate diva who have showcased the trans community! As she wrote history in Eurovision, now it’s your turn to enter the floor with an outfit inspired by one of the looks Dana has wore in the competition, either as a contestant or as a guest!
With the entry and win of Serbia back in 2007 with the song “Molitva”, Marija Serifovic became the ultimate butch icon and was adored on the Eurovision stage. Inspired by the looks of the performance, we want to see you in a black & white look with one unique accessory in red!
The Polish goddesses of 2014 with the song “My Słowianie” showed us all that manual works such as making cheese or washing clothes is not meant only for men. So, wear your overalls, your work uniforms or in general clothes that you would wear for a manual job like the above and use a corresponding prop (mandatory) to get your 10s and more!
•FQ – Femme Queen
•OTA – Open To All
•Fem Energy – Any person who brings it in a ‘feminine’, as defined by hetero society, way, no matter their assigned gender at birth (ex. female figures, catboys)
•Masc Energy – Same as above but for those people bringing in an a traditionally ‘masculine’ way. (ex. male figures, lion babes)
DJ: Lil’ Jean 007
Mackenzie Gorgeous Gucci
Mother Tila Kareola
Prince Nunoy Revlon
Prince Karteer Miyake Mugler
DJ: Lil’ Jean 007