Picture from ESC
So it will be a Eurovision in 2021. The ESC team have worked on different scenarios and the fan base went crazy since a lot of them think this could have been done for this year instead of cancel the contest 2020.
But it is a bit disturbing to find they prepare for a lockdown scenario in May 2021, like no opening up from Covid ever will happen. I mean at one point, even if it is a disturbing thought, we must open up with or without Covid.
With that we come to the chaos is France, or mainly Marseille. They are not at least happy about the lockdown there and I guess since we are in France it will be protests this weekend.
I also think the new rules for Paris is not well thought through, cause they make no sense to people on the street, and not very well presented. To close bars, Cafès and Restaurant at 22h00 and “force” people to go home and have the parties in a closed space instead of outdoors is actually as stupid as it sounds.
Close inside spaces but let people sit outside (as it was in the last weeks of the close down), safer for sure than 20 pax in a Paris studio.
The group with the best lobbyists seems to be Sport. Cause the most important thing for many governments at the moment is to make sport events go on, so 1000 drunk football fans is not a risk for the spread of Covid. And not only football, the more money it is in the sport the easier it is for them to continue with their activities. Golf, Tennis, Hockey, Basket etc.
I also like to make a note to the Mayor of Paris, she is not happy to close Restaurants and Bars at 22h00, sit outside a cafè is all of a sudden a “Way of French lifestyle”. Like she completely forgotten her support to ban heaters outside bars, Cafès and Restaurants so people can’t sit outside from late October to early May. If they don’t want to catch a cold virus…
So this is our life the upcoming months.