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Letters From Stockholm: Dear Accreditation Badge Written by on May 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

Everyone at the Eurovision Song Contest has something in common… the accreditation badge hanging from their necks. Jon Jacob investigates the power offered by the plastic in ‘Letters From Stockholm’.

Jon Jacob has arrived in Stockholm, and like many in the Eurovision Bubble his first order of business is simple. Pick up his accreditation badge. What is it about this piece of plastic that brings out the best and worst in people?

Letters From Stockholm: Dear Accreditation Badge…

Jon Jacob arrives at the Press Centre greeted with a Swedish welcome. Soon after, the very thing he went there to collect is under the microscope he brought with him. If you’re of getting yourself accredited, be sure to listen to the latest of his  ‘Letters From Stockholm’.

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2 responses to “Letters From Stockholm: Dear Accreditation Badge”

  1. Not that I’ve been part of the Press bubble but it does sound like going to business conferences. The vendors and other participants work in exactly the same way although they tend to at least say hello and then openly look at your badge to see who they are talking too, cutting down on needless intros. I suppose business keeps up the pretence of politeness! The other reason that Eurovision press might immediately look at the badge without the niceties is that there are less ladies around – I think you know where I am going with that…

    Some of it is pure laziness with keeping the lanyard hanging – easier to have it around the neck walking back to the hotel than in a pocket! The only other thing I can think of is that some people think the badge is like an NHS card, getting you discounts in certain eateries etc. Maybe they think they’re going to get money off wherever they go but can’t be arsed to ask…

  2. Alasdair says:

    It is ALWAYS about the lanyard.

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