Here are some pictures:
And I can only say:
This night was very special to me, I got all the answers I had been struggling with the last few weeks.
Just got home with Ilse and Helen who are already asleep, I guess I should too...
Some highlights for me:
*Lola is AMAZING live. If you like the youtube versions, you will adore it in person. I can't believe the difference with actually hearing the song live yourself. MYH sounded much better, especially the end was very well received by the audience though Lola for sure was the favorite of the new songs! Everyone was singing along already.
*I can't believe what a switch this has been for me. I wasn't even looking forward to this, I was a bit scared because I didn't really like the new songs, but wow, am I glad I went tonight
*LMFAO were great
I was in such a bad mood, had a splitting headache, and they were like the instant happiness medicine I so desperately needed. It was not a gig, it was an experience! And so glad I have had it
*Mika was chatty as usual here, also making a lot of jokes. Like about the "venue". There was a church on the square, and at the end he was talking about it, and how "god would be very pissed off if he saw that huge coca cola sign blocking the entrance to the church!" while waving his finger in a no no manner "But not with us because we're all cool!"
He also talked about a previous gig where there were a church and a mosk on both sides of the "venue".
*At the end he said something like: "Thank you, it's so great to do a gig in Belgium again" or "it's always great to do a gig in belgium"
*he spoke a lot of Dutch which of course I loved. He seriously repeated almost everything in dutch afterwards
Like he was laying on the piano talking about how max's voice was the only thing we'd ever hear again when walking the street, when going to sleep, when having sex with your wife etc etc. And repeated everything in dutch
And kept apologizing for how "bad" it was! Which it wasn't!
*He let the audience sing the beginning of happy ending alone
and said that we caught him off guard with it.
*It was so great to see everyone (again), Katrien, Celien, Joyce, Angele, Jojotje, Helen, Ilse, Rian, Lena Machu, sonja and others I might have forgotten, loved seeing you all! And thank you for the waffle ! ;o)
*I now seriously can't wait for the new gigs and I'm so relieved. I remember why I'm a fan in the first place: he's a born performer. Performing is what he does best. And that's why I will keep going to his gigs
*the songs he played, not in order: BG, relax, lola, tool, celebrate, sitm, happy ending, elle me dit (I thought I read somewhere he wasn't going to perform it anymore? Glad he did because it was a crowd pleaser!), rain, billy brown, love today, grace kelly, make you happy, underwater... I don't know if I forgot one... The set lasted longer than planned though, I think
edit: and let's not forget the man himself:
MIKA official @mikasounds
Just come off stage in Belgium. Stunning venue and crowd. Thank you http://instagr.am/p/NpJftZTiGH/