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Break Out the Glitter, Pyrotechnics and White Pants. It's Eurovision Weekend!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the Eurovision Song Contest. To me, this thing is more pride than Pride. It's the Olympics by way of Gay Christmas, and I'm not alone in that opinion. Over 200 million people watch the final of the world's biggest music competition, which is, as John Oliver put it in 2014 "...the craziest thing you will ever see."

And you don't need to watch it for very long to realise he's not exaggerating. From silver clad drag queens to giant hamster wheels to dueling pianos (on fire) to unicycling soprano sax players to bearded drag queens to falsetto-voiced vampires to epic angel/demon rap battles to yet more drag queens - and occasionally just brilliant pop songs, there is simply nothing on the likes of Idol, X-Factor, the Voice, or Wherever's Got Talent that can hold a candle to this event.
Now, I'm not saying all gay people love Eurovision. I'm not even saying all gay people in Europe love Eurovision. I'm just…