The Democrats National Conference finished on Sunday afternoon and I got into Canberra last night with a whole flock of other people coming to town for the week’s House of Reps sittings and Senate Estimates Committee hearings.
I got to my room in time to see the last third of the Eurovision song contest. I never used to follow this, but in the last few years I’ve turned into a fan, particularly due to the urgings of a friend. I turned the television on just in time to see the performance of Lordi, the fabulously over-the-top monster rock band from Finland. They were so different from the usual Eurovision fare that I immediately thought they’d either come first or last. As it turned out, they came first by a long way, meaning next year’s contest will be held in Helsinki, where the sun shines almost all day long around this time of year.