The rules, as tweeted by @eurovisiondrink
The grand traditions laid down by Terry Wogan and Graham Norton mean we drink whilst watching the Eurovision Song Contest.
If you like a little competitiveness around it, then here is our list. When anything in this list happens, we all drink.
Going to print these out?
Don't bother. You don't need to remember the list. Which is handy because if you play along, towards the end of the night you'll be unable to. Just follow @eurovisiondrink on Twitter. Every time something happens, you'll see what to do in your timeline.
Level up! If you use the Twitter mobile app, turn on notifications from the @eurovisiondrink profile. Now every time something happens, you'll get binged. (This will happen a lot throughout the night and probably prove to be annoying, so this is really only for the hardest of cores.)
But if you must have it on paper, just hit print now, and this webpage should comfortably fit on one sheet. No need to copy and paste.
@eurovisiondrink — for your real-time booze notifications. Boozifications.
Remember to drink responsibly…
- Always refresh the glass of your guests before your own.
- Always have copious snacks available.
- A true Eurovision Drinking Game fan knows to stay hydrated, and to pace themselves. Nobody likes a sloppy drunk.
- No belching.
At any time during the show
The presenter(s) make a joke that falls flat. One finger.
The presenter(s) change into something new. One finger.
The Rainbow Connection
A rainbow flag appears, supporting our LGBT Eurovision family! One finger.
Ticker tape parade
A whole bunch of confetti turns this into a ticker-tape parade! Two fingers.
No more than once per performance
Sorry, what did they just sing? What are they doing? One finger.
A dramatic Westlife-esque key change in the middle of the song. One finger.
Switching from one language to another, that's just trying to curry favour. Cheats. One finger.
Turning on all the lights at once (attempting to blind the audience?) One finger.
Pyrotechnics fire at some point during the song. One finger.
"And try to look as if you dont care less, but if you wanna see some more..." Two fingers.
Singer from another country
You're not from around these parts are you? Two fingers.
"We all came out to Montreux..." Smoke on the water, er, stage. One finger.
Too many pyrotechnics
The pyrotechnics set fire to something. Accidentally? Down your drink.
WHOOSH! One finger.
During the scoring rounds
The United Kingdom gets top marks from a country. Huh? Down your drink.
The spokesperson for the country in question makes too big a meal out of their short time on screen. One finger.
The spokesperson for the country in question doesn't realise they're live on air. One finger.
Top points to your neighbours!
A country gives maximum marks to a neighbouring country. One finger.