Tom Middler

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Tom Middler came to Vienna in 2014 when he realized that as a freelance actor and writer, he didn't have to ask a responsible adult's permission to move to the world's "Most Livable City." You can regularly find him on stage with Open House Theatre, writing at his desk (mainly about all things sporting) or sipping a cold beer at Clash.
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Sports | Formula One returns to the Red Bull Ring

Here are your tips on how to get there from Vienna… The new F1 season truly came alive at the last race in Baku, with a surprise win for Austria’s own Red Bull Racing, and an instantly infamous road-rage incident that saw Ferrari’s Vettel deliberately bang into the Mercedes of his title rival Hamilton. After […]
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Where to Watch Super Bowl 2017 in Vienna

It’s almost time once again for the Super Bowl, or the self-proclaimed “World’s Biggest Sporting Event.” In fairness to the occasion, that bold boast might not be too much of an “alternate fact.” Make no mistake, this is the prime-time TV slot, in the U.S. at least, drawing in more than 100 million viewers (according […]
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Sports: Derby of Love – Das Wiener Dörby

Why everyone in Vienna should make a trip to the terraces in November This month marks the return of one of Vienna’s more surprising sporting spectacles, and as quirks of the culture go, this is one you’d be forgiven for not having heard of. November 11th sees local football clubs First Vienna & Wiener Sportklub […]
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EURO 2016 Public Viewing: Altes AKH

Tom Middler continues his coverage of the battle for Best Public Viewing in Vienna. The Rathausplatz fanzone and a selection of Irish Pubs have already made it into the semi-finals. The courtyard of Vienna’s former general hospital in the ninth district takes the third spot. In these last few rounds of the EURO 2016, it’s […]
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EURO 2016 Public Viewing: The Irish Pubs

Last week Tom Middler reported from the Rathaus Fanzone – a hard-to-beat public-viewing powerhouse. This week, he gives his play-by-play commentary on the underdogs – the Irish pubs A solitary Schöpf strike was not enough to stop Austria from bowing out, but the show must go on, and a couple of crosses in the right […]
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EURO 2016 Public Viewing

EURO 2016 Public Viewing: Rathausplatz

Last week Tom Middler gave us his picks for the top public-viewing locations in Vienna. Now the game is on! Which one will take the trophy for Vienna’s best? Now that the infamous “30 years of hurt” have become an agonizing 50, what harm could a few more days do? With pre-tournament excitement reaching fever […]
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EURO 2016 – How and Where to Watch the Games

Not got your hands on a ticket to keep up with the football action from France? Never fear, Vienna has every fan covered, with a whole host of different locations to eat and drink while you follow your nation of choice! Picture this: a sizable crowd gathered in the summer evening breeze in a city […]
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Scenes of Vienna: For the Love of the Game

The American football faithful congregate for high mass at the Vienna Viking’s Superbowl party With the Superbowl looming, I can barely contain myself. Everyone knows that Brits love an underdog, and so as the sweeping grandeur of Vienna’s Parkring comes into view, I’m bursting with optimism. Tonight is the screening of one of the world’s […]
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Scenes of Vienna: Time Machine

The magic of a masked ball and cabaret at the Volkstheater’s Rote Bar Pushing through the double doors onto the balcony of the Volkstheater, I pulled a pack of cigarettes from my pocket and fished for my lighter. Despite the bracing wind, I leaned out against the wide balustrade. The world was at my feet, […]
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