report part 2:
so finally it was time for saskia and me to go upstairs, where the m&g would take place in mika's dressing room. they filmed most of it and will show it on tv tomorrow, or some time this week, if i understood it correctly. the presenter torgen first talked to us a bit, the camera guy told us not to turn our back towards the camera, and the pr boss of universal germany also talked with us. they were worried whether we were real mika fans, but then were a bit shocked to hear that we had already met mika, so they told us and mika, who was running around between 2 dressing rooms, to act like we hadn't met before.
(torgen shouting across the room to mika: "you don't know these girls,ok?!" - priceless!
then the camera started fiming, torgen said hi to us, then we went over to the dressing room and said hi to mika too. he greeted us with kisses on the cheek, aww!
torgen told mika he looked better than 2 years ago, and when mika said sth like "do you really think so?" torgen asked us whether we agreed. and i answered "he always looks good!"
inside, mika, saskia and me sat on the sofa, and there was a similar conversation again, iirc i told mika that he looks even better in reality than on tv ... trying to act accordingly to the "script" that this was our first meeting with him.
torgen also said sth like "go on, you can touch him!", so i touched mika's arm for a moment, i felt weird doing that as i'm usually not the kind of person to touch people while talking with them - but ignoring what torgen said would've been weird too... "nah i don't want to touch him!"...
btw, saskia and me had agreed before that i'd do most of the talking and she'd interrupt me if she wanted to add something, as she wasn't too keen on talking in front of a camera. i wasn't either, but it was quite a relaxed atmosphere so it felt ok. just in case you wonder why she didn't say much... it's not because i wouldn't let her,lol!
after we had sat down, mika showed torgen a pic he had drawn... looked kinda interesting, some sort of hangman... hope they'll show that on tv! ;-)
then i gave mika the gingerbread heart and he loved it.
he said it smelt like christmas. and that he has never been to the oktoberfest. he then told us a funny story, that he once had a competition against his brother, who of them could make the best gingerbread house.
he said his took 2 (3?) days and was huge, with towers and everything.
i don't remember the order of the other things we said/asked, and what of that was filmed - at some point the camera guys left the room. i remember i asked m to sign my album cover, which he did (very sweet, posted it on twitter today
) and the camera guy wanted to film the signed cover. saskia gave m a photobook to sign which she had made of the 2010 tour, and he made a lovely drawing for her - that pic also is on twitter.
he also looked through the book. and while he did that, i asked him what we can expect from the shows in autumn.. he said they'll be mainly about the music, as he couldn't do much in those small venues. and that he had insurance problems re. getting people on stage. he didn't look too happy when he said that, seems he had planned something along those lines and was annoyed about insurance getting in his way. tho he also said he had expected it would happen.
damn it takes ages typing on that phone! xD luckily i still have nearly 3 hours til i'm home.... xD part 3 will follow...