the eurovisions

  • muggle-born hogwarts students trying to explain eurovision to their pure-blood friends
  • “so it’s like the quidditch world cup but with politics and terrible singing instead of flying.”
  • “no, no, people watch it because it’s so bad”
  • “yeah alright magic is great, but is it as good as getting an unexpected douze points? i think not” 
  • muggle-borns feeling down on eurovision weekend because even though their parents will write to them to tell them who won, there’s nothing quite like watching it live with friends.
  • until two sixth year ravenclaws figure out how to make a television work in the shrieking shack, since it’s far enough away from the castle for magic not to affect the signal. 
  • as they’re both from muggle families, the first thing they do is organise an illicit eurovision viewing party and the rest of the muggle-borns are living for it
  • everyone comes up with excuses - late night detention, extra quidditch practice, stargazing with the astronomy club. more than thirty students, including a handful of intrigued half-bloods and pure-bloods, end up in the shrieking shack on eurovision night.
  • there are cushions and blankets on the floor, a huge pile of snacks and a few bottles of firewhisky smuggled in by some seventh year gryffindors. 
  • the night is incredible, and the students who have never seen eurovision before are instant converts, laughing and singing along with the rest. they have to hide their yawns and hangovers from the professors the next day but it’s worth it
  • and this is how the secret eurovision drinking party becomes an underground hogwarts tradition