Ich Troje: 'Eurovision is a party'

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Ich Troje, this year's Polish represantatives, were in Berlin this weekend, where they gave a concert and opened the Warsaw Pact festival, a charity gala to help raise money and public awareness for a Gay Pride parade in Poland. Michal Wisniewski, the band leader, also gave an interview to eurovision.de, speaking about becoming a father and partying in Athens.

The Warsaw Pact is a German-Polish project trying to support Polish gay liberation activists in their fight against Poland's recent homophobe prime minister and for a Gay Pride parade in Warsaw. The gala was held in Berlin's Quatsch Comedy Club, owned by Thomas Hermanns, host of the German national final this year. In his interview with eurovision.de, Wisniewski revealed that he and his wife and bandmate Ania Swiatczakwill becomeparents this autumn: "My lucky charm for the Contest is in Ania's belly".He also said to "almost regret" the decision to participate at Eurovision again (afterthe band'sseventh place for Poland in 2003), because he had "again no support from Polish TV". Nevertheless, he is looking forward to Athens, where Ich Trojeare to give a gig at the Club Gagarin 205 on 16 May. "We rented the Club. Anyone can come by and join the jam session. There will be enough vodka, enough instruments and a lighting system. It will bea real party".

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