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  1. 7 points
    All the new songs sound amazing live ❤️ And I got the poster! My blog about the SF gig is here if anyone is interested: https://www.mikagigs.com/2019/09/20/mika-the-fillmore-san-francisco-18-9-2019/
  2. 5 points
    I agree, i love this song. I could listen to this all day. It’s giving me dreamy movies in my head
  3. 4 points
    There are a very few words that I'm still not quite sure of here, but this is 99% of this beautiful song. Blue is a feminine color Blue is deep and bold Blue is like no other as sacred as it's old Blue like the ocean's water But your blue when it falls as the rain Blue for your sons not your daughters Blue not for pleasure but pain All this to say that it's okay no matter what life throws at you I will always love the blue in you I don't trust rainbows Made by the sun For a friend of many is a friend of none Coming out of nowhere but quick to end like any other fair-weather friend All this to say that it's okay no matter what life throws at you I will always love the blue in you Green is prettiest for two but not as deep and dark as blue Red like the flame that burns in you but the hottest part of it is blue Yellow beams its joyful power But bite a lemon it tastes sour Why are humans cruel to you your faithful friend, your truthful blue All this to say that it's okay no matter what life throws at you I'll always love the blue in you
  4. 4 points
    @lemontine The set list was the same as Brooklyn's 9/13/19 show except he swapped out Tomorrow for Elle Me Dit. Also, I have put photos from all four of the shows I attended into an album on my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/dcdeb/media_set?set=a.10162285669545321&type=3 I think everyone should be able to see them. These are a few of my favorite photos from this show: It really was the best show I've ever seen. Not just best Mika show, best show. Period. I know being right up front against the stage and feeling Mika's energy (not to mention sweat) had a lot to do with that, but to use a way overused word... it was just amazing.
  5. 4 points
    Just for future reference, remember this: Security ALWAYS says he's not going to come out. Or that he's already left. ALWAYS. So if you really want to see him, you have to wait a while just to make sure! Just... NO! Please Mika, no man bun! LOL!
  6. 4 points
    Here is that French interview but it's been a long time ago…….(at the very end) We ended with the opinion that he was mistaken with some phonetic vocabulary similitaries (French/Italian) We guessed he wanted to say "smiling person" instead of "cherry tree" He says "sorisier" (a word that doesn't exist ) ,not "cerisier" As he says that the opening sentence is that he found his smile on the floor and put it back on his face "smiling man " has more sense with the lyrics but we may be wrong as well ….
  7. 3 points
    I am completely obsessed by this song. I can listen to it all day long There is something I can't explain, it's not verbal: the music, Mika's voice, lyrics... It makes me dreaming... So I made this video with Mika's Instagram stories. Now I can listen to the song and watch Mika Tomorrow VIDEO AK.mp4
  8. 3 points
    Yeah, that smiling song could well be Tiny Love... we know he has written it in 2017 (the time of the interview) and there's a lot more parts in Tiny Love that we don't know (yet).
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    The 12th of September Mika gave us a tracklist of the album. No "Cherry Tree"...
  11. 3 points
    Yes, you're right, he was mistaken the word for sure, because the song was about his smile and he talked about this song only in this French interview. Then some fans started to spread the mistranslated word around on Twitter, and everybody took it as a fact.
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  13. 3 points
    I am SO excited for the show tomorrow :) I'm bringing my best friend who has never even HEARD Mika. Good idea?
  14. 2 points
    http://www.emissions-tv.com/emissions/398/300_choeurs 300 CHOEURS À l’occasion de la rentrée, France 3 vous invite à venir assister à l’enregistrement des nouvelles émissions de « 300 Chœurs 2019 », enregistrées les lundi 7, mardi 8 et mercredi 9 octobre 2019. Retrouvez sur scène plusieurs générations d’artistes accompagnés des plus beaux chœurs français qui revisiteront ensemble les tubes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui dans des versions totalement inédites. Programmation : VINCENT NICLO, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, FLORENT PAGNY, ISABELLE BOULAY, NANA MOUSKOURI, DAVE, VITAA & SLIMANE, CHARLELIE COUTURE, CLAUDIO CAPEO, BLACK M, NATASHA ST-PIER, YANNICK NOAH, MIKA, MARC LAVOINE et d'autres à venir... Nous n'avons pas la répartition des artistes sur les 3 jours ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 300 CHOIRS At the start of the new year, France 3 invites you to attend the recording of the new programs of "300 Chœurs 2019", recorded on Monday 7, Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October 2019. Find on stage several generations of artists accompanied by the most beautiful French choirs who will revisit together the tubes of yesterday and today in totally new versions. Programming: VINCENT NICLO, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, FLORENT PAGNY, ISABELLE BOULAY, NANA MOUSKOURI, DAVE, VITAA & SLIMANE, CHARLELIE COUTURE, CLAUDIO CAPEO, BLACK M, NATASHA ST-PIER, YANNICK NOAH, MIKA, MARC LAVOINE and others to come ... We do not have the distribution of the artists on the 3 days 🔵Lundi 7 Octobre 2019 12:00 Fin 18h30 Studio du Lendit L5 16 rue andré campra 93210 La Plaine Saint Denis 🔵Mardi 8 Octobre 2019 12:00 Fin 18h30 Studio du Lendit L5 16 rue andré campra 93210 La Plaine Saint Denis 🔵Mardi 8 Octobre 2019 19:00 Fin 23h30 Studio du Lendit L5 16 rue andré campra 93210 La Plaine Saint Denis 🔵Mercredi 9 Octobre 2019 12:00 Fin 18h30 Studio du Lendit L5 16 rue andré campra 93210 La Plaine Saint Denis 🔵Mercredi 9 Octobre 2019 19:00 Fin 23h30 Studio du Lendit L5 16 rue andré campra 93210 La Plaine Saint Denis
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    Writing the song he was probably lived his dreams To me, I'm not disapointed at all with this song, I like it a looooot! Although I can understand the point of view of the others. I think, the main point whether you like this song or not is your own experiences or just what kind of moode brings you the melody of the song and not necesairly the lyrics.
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    From one of the FB groups I know that a lot of Mika fans won places for this private show!!!! Without having a contract with La Poste Mobile. A part of places has been reserved for "other" - if you only upload the app you can play one a day.
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    Ha ha ha! But in the first song on the album we have: My life was dull I used to walk in a different way But now I'm dancin', dancin', dancin', dancin' Don't care who can see me dancin' What a smile!!!! All his body is smiling - see the final scene of the video
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    So planning a very simple fan action which is to make little paper stars and hearts in all colors and gold and glitter and put them in little bags so everyone who wants to join is and is close to the scene throws them together on the stage when Mika will sing "Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars" (Tomorrow)
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    No "smiling man " neither……...
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    This is a translated text from that French interview posted by @carafon and around 42:30 you can hear he said "sorisier"
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    I am the guest of a winner actually...but keep playing, many people have won in the last days and I hope you will too Good luck
  22. 2 points
    GREAT idea! You are a good friend. Mika is the best possible show to see, ever. Your friend owes you!
  23. 2 points
    I kind of feel that way about Ice Cream as well, its fun but definitely not strong lyrically. I agree about the realness that Tomorrow has, and like I said before about how its very relatable I think that's why its better song than I was expecting it to be when I really analyze it. It's definitely not the best Mika can do, so it's just a little disappointing I guess. See, that's my point. Mika has to be talking about quite recent self here! I assumed this when I heard it for the first time in Brooklyn, his description of the song was along the same lines but more scandalous and daring. I'm sure its in some videos people took and posted. But, honestly Mika talking about the song gets me more excited than the song itself. Mentions about production I think I have to agree with, it seems a little lack-luster.
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    Underwater (with special appearances by my stupid arm) IMG_3753.MOV
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    Ecco Tomorrow il nuovo singolo di Mika, disponibile su tutte le piattaforme digitali! Una canzone molto intensa, vissuta, che personalmente adoro! Al momento la mia classifica di gradimento è: Tiny Love/Tomorrow (pari merito) Dear Jealousy Sanremo Ice Cream
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    It's been a veryyyyyyyyyyyyy long time since Mika rocked my world, but he sure did!!! It had been over 4 years since I last saw him perform. At first I wasn't sure if I would still feel the same way, but after the first song, it felt just right! Since I didn't want to queue, I decided to join my friends on the balcony. The view was absolutely perfect and I didn't regret it. When Mika first came on, we got up to dance and someone behind us wasn't happy about that. The guard came over and told us to sit. Within a few minutes, Mika told everyone to "Get the f**k up" ... so we did! We were only following Mika's orders .... 🤣 A few pictures i took and also a video of Lollipop This concert has definitely put me back in a Mika mood. I guess the love was never gone, but it was dormant. For those of you who know me, I don't really enjoy the tv shows he's been doing. But since he's returned to the music, all i can say is.... I"M BACK BABY!!!! Looking forward to the album! I can't wait! Guylaine xx lollipop.mp4
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    Buckle up, this is going to be a long one. After the New York show I told everyone I'd be happy with just that -- the show was amazing, the songs were fresh and creative, Mika was beautiful. It was lucky that I could see him a couple more times on this tour, but just that one show would have been enough for me. I was so, so wrong. San Francisco (my 12th time seeing Mika) may very well have been the best concert ever. I was jetlagged. We queued for a while—starting at 1:30pm or so. No one saw Mika go into the venue, even though we watched the band trickle in and saw them unloading equipment. A couple jaunts by the open venue door let us hear soundcheck, but we weren’t sure: is it just Max in there, singing Tiny Love? Is that why no one’s singing the ‘my name is Michael Holbrook’ line? Or is Mika inside and somehow escaped notice of the dozen of us who had been there all afternoon? Getting into the venue was smooth. Though the queue line wrapped all the way down the block and around a parking lot, they loaded people in slowly, in an orderly fashion (nothing like New York!). 77red and I found ourselves on the piano side of the stage, at the barrier. Venue had a much smaller stage than Brooklyn Steel, and was overall more compact. They had chandeliers hanging I enjoyed the Kiesza set more tonight. She seemed more at ease than in New York, and noticed some of the front row French fans who had been to all the shows – she called them “the groupies”! We sang along to her songs which she seemed to get a kick out of, and the crowd was enthusiastic about her performance of Hideaway. Listen: it was all great up to this point, but something was different when the band came out and the intro was playing. The venue was electric. And it just exploded when Mika skipped out to Ice Cream. He was smiling very visibly, so happy and energetic. Jealousy was fantastic tonight. He intro’d with the jealous bastard line then launched into it. Something I noticed especially tonight was the harmonizing with the band. Relax was a good way to loosen up the crowd. Max cracked me up—this was the only song where he came to the front of the stage to accompany Mika and he strutted up like he was a little bird. He and Mika synced up for the Relax jump (you can see this in the photo above!) which was awesome. After TOOL, Mika told us about his day which seemed to explain his good mood. It was actually pretty funny, the keyboardist was playing some accompaniment and Mika told him to stop because the story was so incredibly stupid. He said he woke up in an absolutely rotten mood (like his mother and grandmother and great-grandmothers) and tried to use his phone but was out of data! He walked out to get a coffee, and asked the barista how to get to the Fillmore. Barista said “that’s an area” and walked away. Mika tried again – asked someone if he could catch a cab on the street. They said “catch a Lyft?” – obviously, not possible, no data! So finally Mika walked up to someone who looked like a nice lady, and asked her how to get to the Fillmore, the venue. She said she wasn’t sure, then walked over to a friend, ostensibly to ask for directions. Mika said he stood there for about four minutes, fully expecting her to come back and tell him how to get to the venue, only to finally realize…she just went and had another conversation. He was extremely pissed off and ended up walking an hour and twenty minutes to the venue! Here’s our explanation for why no one saw him walk in! Rather than pulling up in a car, he just walked right in, before everyone! He said he arrived before the band, and had one of his “best ever dancing moments” on the empty Fillmore floor. And he had to do it again …. That’s when Big Girl started and Mika with his long legs just stepped over the barrier and into the crowd. He walked all the way to the middle of the floor and the entire place went nuts. He had taken his jacket off but put it back on before Big Girl, and before he told this whole story. Said something along the lines of, “some songs deserve a jacket.” Just cracked me up that the song that deserved a jacket… was Big Girl. Blue is an amazing song. Even tonight, Mika’s voice broke a bit (he mentioned after the show he is getting a cold) but being so close I was in awe of the vocal performance. He is doing things on this song that I’ve never heard him do. Blue absolutely quiets the venue—this happened in Brooklyn too—it’s a short, tender song but everyone shuts up and listens to it in awe. We’re so lucky to see it on this tour. It’s slow, and very challenging. I don’t know how many subsequent tours he will perform it. Feeling blessed. The transition from Blue to Underwater is brilliant—it’s a slow song to a slow song, but the crowd reacted so well to Underwater. I love that song but didn’t expect that it would get such a loud cheer from everyone. Next up was Lollipop. Mika told us a story about how the Fillmore venue creates a poster for any artist that sells the venue out. Back in 2007, they created him a poster for selling out … that was a hand holding a huge lollipop. And for tonight’s show, they created him a poster … that was a huge banana split with dolloped cherries and big ice cream bars. He talked about being a grumpy old man, sitting in his grumpy old chair, looking at these posters hanging on his wall with his grandchildren … and having to say that his crowning achievements were all documented by penis imagery. The whole crowd was in stitches at this point – and Mika added on that society will probably be in a place by then that his grandkid probably wouldn’t care at all. Tonight even more than New York it was fun to watch the band chemistry. Mika had a ton of energy and was playing piano longer, or breaking off a song to monologue, and it was fun to watch the band make eye contact with each other to stay in sync. This was especially apparent in Lollipop – they started off with the piano battle as usual and then Mika just stopped playing and started talking. The band were looking around and trying to guess when to actually start the song. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a performance of Popular Song more than this. The whole crowd was belting out the “la-la’s” even before the first verse, and that blew Mika away. He kept having the crowd take it over because we were so loud. Tomorrow had no intro as he did in New York. He just launched right into it. Indy and I have been looking forward to this song since we heard it Friday. I was trying not to expect that he would play it (since he skipped it in Montreal) but when it started we just went gaga. The verses. The chorus. The crowd was actually tentative at first but by the second verse the spell was cast. This song is one for the ages. Indy and I were jumping and yelling IN THE BACKSET OF MY VINTAGE BENZ at every chorus, it was perfect. Happy Ending. No mic. NO MIC. Nuff said. During Love Today, he laid his whole body down on the stage and as the band started playing, yelled out “Can you hear that?? That’s my big heart beating.” I cannot stress enough how jubilant Mika seemed at this show. He had us all close our eyes and “dance like no one is watching, and,” if I heard right, “scream like it’s your last shower on earth.” And the crowd did, we did we did! This whole venue seemed to know all his songs, up and down the albums. Much more than New York this was noticeable. Also noticeable – Mika never went offstage to change into a T-shirt. Did he forget! Did he not need to? After the encore, he and the band came back on. He had put the tee on at that point, but forgot to tuck it in, so he made a big show of doing it on stage. In the Grace Kelly intro, he did his knock bit, and then identified an audience member who he thought had a sexy voice. He kept trying to get this one guy to answer his knocking, the audience totally didn’t get it, and everyone kept screaming when he knocked. And we screamed even more when he finally gave up and said “I want to talk to you …” Unlike in New York, Mika didn’t cuddle or grind on his band mates during any of the songs, but he did introduce everyone during the bows. He just yelled everyone’s names – they all left the stage, and he stayed out smiling and waving for a while. Just overcome. Such a beautiful moment. After the show, they gave out posters and apples to everyone who was leaving. A big crowd of use congregated, and the venue set up some barricades for folks to wait behind. Mika’s manager came out and said “we’re going to bring Mika out” (so funny – like he’s an animal!) and said no selfies, just autographs. Mika walked out with his dorky backpack and his dimples looking like an absolute doll. He probably spent 30 minutes making sure to speak with every single person, sign every poster, and answer every question. So, so gracious and patient. Indy and I got to thank him for tonight. I tried to ask if he thought it was the best gig ever, and he looked me in the eye and said “I loved it.” He apologized for having been away for so long—I know he doesn’t remember that we saw him in this same city 10 years ago, but it kind of felt like it. He also told us he noticed us going wild during Tomorrow. We said, of course! It’s an amazing song. So thankful for our kind-hearted and infinitely talented pop star. This show left me so empty and so, so full. Mike4life13! I'll upload some photos/videos in a bit.
  29. 2 points
    Is seeing Mika in the city where you live always transformative? Or is that just the city where I live? I moved to San Francisco four years ago, so I obviously haven't seen him since then. But I've also never seen him across the street from a favorite dinner spot, biking distance from my place, a bus ride home after... Somehow that made it even more special. My first Mika gig was also in the bay area, in Oakland in 2009. @sarac, @BangBangLou, Kira (@superstar) and I had a mini reunion in this queue which was amazing! I'll see y'all next time, and hopefully it won't be another 10 years before we're all together again!! Kira and I got a good spot on the left side of the stage. Entering the venue went much more smoothly than in Brooklyn, thank goodness! They even served drinks to people in the front before the show! From the fan experience this venue was nice, not crap like Mika said, haha. The lights also weren't so strong from behind so it was much easier to see him during the show. Kiesza was good, she's gotten more and more comfortable each night I've seen her (NYC x2 + here). She recognized the French fans for being at every show, and was tickled by Kira and I singing along to Giant in my Heart. Lots of eye contact from Chris as always. It's been fun to be a part of her return to the stage! When Mika came on (a couple minutes late...) it was amazinggggggg!!!!!!! He wasn't interacting with the audience much at the beginning, but you could see on his face that he was having a great time. One moment that I really enjoyed was when Max came up to join Mika for Relax, and then they both jumped at the same time, with Max copying Mika's signature jump. Very cute, I hope someone recorded that! I think this was the best version of Dear Jealousy I've heard so far as well. They really nailed the harmonies! Before Big Girl he started talking and told us about his journey to the venue. Apparently he walked 1 hour and 20 minutes to get here, because his phone had no more data so he couldn't call a lyft. While he was explaining this the keyboardist was playing the notes that would lead into Big Girl, and Mika told him to stop because the story wasn't interesting enough to warrant the background track, LOL. Anyway, first he asked someone how to get to The Fillmore, and they told him "that's an area" (which it is!) and then left. Then he was frustrated by a lady who looked like she was going to give him directions but just went back to her friend and had another conversation. Anyway, he finally made it, on foot, before the band (which explains why we didn't see him come in), and described having a sublime moment of dancing in the middle of the floor. All this to set up his entrance into the crowd for Big Girl!! He didn't go in the crowd in NYC, so I was so happy to experience this! The audience was SO into it!! That was when I knew the show was going to be really special. At the piano before Tiny Love he complained about the lady who didn't give him directions again, I think he was really shook by that :P. But the song was awesome of course. Tonight he didn't introduce Tomorrow as a new song at all, he just went right into it, and Kira and I absolutely lost it while everyone else was a bit confused. But over the course of the song, you could feel the crowd go from "what is this song?" to "I love this song!!" which was really amazing. But Kira and I were singing along and jumping the entire time, SO happy to hear it again!! Mika smiled when he caught a glimpse of us singing to the chorus and jumping around. My heart... He sang the end of Happy Ending without the mic, which it took a bit for the crowd to catch on to, but then we were absolutely transfixed. It was so genuine and so beautiful. Absolutely amazing. At the piano for Lollipop, he admitted "I played this gig partially for the poster," because at The Fillmore they make a poster for an artist that sells out and give it out at the exit. He said he imagined putting the posters up in his house and showing his grandchildren someday. But he complained that the first poster he got for his first gig here over a decade ago was a giant lollipop, and this one is a huge banana split with ice cream on it. He was miffed, but also a little tickled, that his career would be summed up with penis symbols. He wore the button-down shirt the entire gig tonight, and only changed into the t-shirt + scarf for the encore. He came back with a glass of water, and had a very genuine moment of disgust after he stuck his finger in and it was dirty. "Cheers," he raised the glass, "even though it's water," and promised that it would be less than four years next time. YES!!! Afterwards, they set up a barricade outside behind which we could wait for Mika. People were generally pretty nice, a woman even gave Nina her poster because they had run out by the time Nina was exiting. I didn't notice what time it was when he came out, but he stayed for a long time, signing posters and chatting with the very long line of people who had gathered. Kira asked him if it was the best show ever (she thinks so) and he said "I loved it." And he said "You two were phenomenal during Tomorrow" which,........ AHHHHH. I'm no more articulate about moments like that than I was when I was 16! Another thing he told another fan was that he's getting a cold, which I could kind of hear. His voice cracked a little bit during Blue and Happy Ending. I hope he can get some good rest before LA. Anyway, to sum it all up, last night was incredible. One of the best shows I've seen, but only made better by the fact that I made the trip to New York to see him there as well. Thank you, Mika. Can't wait to have you back. I took all my pictures of Mika during the show on Kira's phone since it has a better camera, but here's one of the poster: Thank you Lucy for taking these!! Even though they're blurry I think they really captured the moment ❤️
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    Hey guys! I'm also going to the show in LA im SO excited!!!!! I'm from Ecuador, I'm visiting my family in Chatsworth and this is my first MIKA concert ever.. I can't wait !! I hope to meet some of you, it's always great to have new Mika friends
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    Talking about the song here SANREMO Light brown skin Lips like Campari And words like soda Can I come over? Just let me in I wanna go where The nights are blinding The sun keeps shining If I could I know where I'd be In a little town in Italy Close your eyes, come away with me Tomorrow we will be Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo To feel like this Is one in a million A suspended moment Can we seal it With a tender kiss Out of a movie Made by Fellini Love that you need me Over there you'll shine like a star Doesn't even matter who you are Hold my hand and we'll travel far Close your eyes and we will be Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo (Sunset in Sanremo) There you can shine like a star There's a place for you whoever you are I know you're tired of the rain But tomorrow we'll be Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo (Sunset in Sanremo)
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    Talking about the song here TINY LOVE It's not a sunrise over canyons shaped like hearts It isn't bursting into song in Central Park It's not the outline of your face drawn in the stars It's a still-there-Monday-morning kinda love There's no dramatic declarations in the rain It's not a love that finds its pleasure after pain I couldn't train a bunch of doves to spell your name It's a don't-know-what-they're-missing kind of love Our kind of love, it gets better every day Crazy colors in the grey, our love is a tiny love, it's a tiny love My life was dull, I used to walk in a different way But now I'm dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing Don't care who can see me dancing Oooooh, tiny love Oooooh, tiny love Oooooh, tiny love Aaaaah, Aaaaah, Aaaaah This tiny love has spoken, and bigger hearts get broken Oooooh tiny love So small that you can't find us, the world revolves around us Ooooooh tiny love This kind of love, there can be no other way One kind of love blows the other ones away Sometimes it's tough, others think we're acting strange But it's our kind of love, our kind of love Oooooh, tiny love Oooooh, tiny love My name is Michael Holbrook, I was born in 1983 No I'm not losing my mind it's just this thing that you do to me You get me high on a tiny love You get me high And if it all goes bad, and our love sets like the sun I'd give up a hundred thousand loves for just this one You get me high on our tiny love You get me high on our tiny love It's not a sunrise over canyons shaped like hearts It isn't bursting into song in Central Park We may be tiny to the world but in our hearts We be giants with our tiny tiny love
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    JUST A REMINDER TO EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY ALL OF OUR NEW MEMBERS! Now that we have a nice long list of tour dates coming up, I wanted to let you all know how important it is to us that you let us know if you're going to a gig. Be sure to RSVP for any upcoming shows you're planning to attend. It's nice for us to see who will be at which show, and also the list of attendees comes in handy for any meetings (with or without Mika!) we may want to plan. Visit the Community Calendar, click on the date of the show you're attending, then click on the event link and RSVP to let us know you'll be there! SEE YOU SOON!
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    @nvk Hey! I use Lyft/Uber to get around to and from the airport so I highly recommend using them to get around with your kids. I haven't had any bad experiences in LA using Lyft/Uber so you should be in good hands for the time being Also there's a specific pick up area if you'll be taking Lyft/Uber it should say "Ride Share Pick-Up Area". Lyft/Uber has a flat rate and an option to tip at the end so you'll know how much you're spending and there's a map you can follow on your phone so you'll know how long it'll take to get to where you're going! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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    Thanks for that quote - I had forgotten that he said "been with for a very long time". I had hoped the song was about Mika and Andy getting back together rather than about an affair - and I think this quote confirms it.
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    These two shows were everything I didn't know I needed. 🥰 I hadn't seen Mika since he played the Adelphi in London in October 2015, and I had almost forgotten how great his shows really are. I try to go to concerts rather frequently, and while a couple of artists have come close, these shows really reminded me that Mika is in a class by himself. I do believe there will be future fans (who probably aren't even born yet) who will discover Mika's music and wish they had a time machine to go back and see him live – if I may employ an overused comparison, much like people of my generation tend to speak about wishing to go back in time and see Queen live. For the first Montreal show I had floor tickets, and ended up near the front on the far right side; the second night I had a seat in the balcony for a different perspective. There was no barrier in this theatre, so the first night we were right up against the stage. This show opens with a cool monologue about love and energy and the Big Bang - I'll probably try to transcribe it at some point, if no one else has already. He then bounds on stage and launches into Ice Cream, which is just killer live and will probably have a place on his setlist for a long time. The Tiny Love Tiny Tour is beauty in its simplicity - there's really no set to speak of, and it seems to be all smaller venues. It's just Mika, the band, and the music. Both nights his voice was in great form, and he seemed genuinely pleased to be back on stage. He's completely re-worked Lollipop – not sure if this version is new for this tour or if he's played it before, but it's jazzy and sassy and shows a spot-on progression/maturity 12 years after LICM. "Mama told me what I should know; too much candy gonna rot your soul. If she loves you let her go, cause love only gets you down. But now I'm 36 years, and all that bulls**t I was told I live my life, and love was found – And mama, it never got me down." The new songs are really, really great. Don't get me wrong, No Place In Heaven is a good album – but I think this new album is going to be several notches above it. Whatever combination of his headspace, his creative process, his collaborators, and any other factors - it all seems to have come together to create a really solid bunch of songs, and that's having only heard a handful of them. Tiny Love is an anthem for the ages. It doesn't really sound like today, it doesn't sound like yesterday... it wouldn't have been amiss in 1982 and I don't think it will sound dated in 2032. It's definitely even better live than the recording - it just weaves from section to section beautifully. Blue is another new one that's really well done, simultaneously powerful and delicate. During this tour he's bathed in blue light as he sings Blue, which then progresses into Underwater, still bathed in blue-ish light. Pretty cool how something as simple as lighting can add so much. He did Elle Me Dit both nights, which was a highlight each time. The vibe in that theatre during that song was just on fire. The crowd was really great both nights - on the floor everyone was super into the music and really enjoying it, but there was little to no pushing and shoving or other ridiculousness. When he went off-mic at the end of Happy Ending, the crowd respectfully quieted down to hear him. (That part is such a treat - if I had at all forgotten how lovely his voice is, that was quite the reminder. 💕). All in all, two really stellar shows. As we sit here on the verge of the My Name Is Michael Holbrook era, I feel like we're about to see some greatness from Mika in the coming year. I'm so glad he's back, and I can't wait to see what's in store.
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    Well...I haven't posted on MFC for a very long time 😊 but these gigs were so special to me that I just had to...When I heard that he was coming back to Canada and that my Canadian friends were going to be there (the Toronto and Calgary gang going over) I figured that -since I've been to most of his Canadian gigs over the years and see it as my second 'local' gig 😋- I simply had to!!! Any excuse to see the gang and get up to some of our usual shenanigans, and also see the Montreal girls who I haven't seen since 2009! 😄 The two shows were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Mika was in great form, and especially during the second night I thought that he was in a great mood and had a fun, playful vibe to him. He seemed happy and relaxed. I've noticed this time round that he has grown a lot as a performer and seems so relaxed and comfortable on the stage, it's like he feels a lot better in his own skin and even though he was always great, I found him even better this time. I don't know how to explain it but for me it was a very real and clear feeling. Like he's matured as an artist and performer. I got a standing ticket for the first gig and a balcony front row seat for the second gig, and loved them both even though they were different. The advantage of the first night was that I had a great spot, 3-4th row in the center depending on how the crowd moved, etc, which -with the lack of barrier- meant that I was very close and had a great view of Mika. He came into the crowd for Big Girl as you know and then he was very close again, about 2 people far or so, which was good fun since he was going all out and so was everyone else around him. It was great to see that everyone was really respectful and nobody (that I saw anyway) tried to grab him, etc, which is what I would have feared if I'd known that he was going to do that! He seemed to enjoy his little stint right there in the middle of it all. The gig was absolutely fantastic, but I was a bit annoyed that he didn't do San Remo, since I've loved all the new songs that he's released (a first for me in a few years!!) and I was really looking forward to hearing them live...but the ones he did, I loved. Dear Jealousy is probably my favourite for now, I love the way his voice sounds in that one, but I also really like how he sounds in the San Remo recording which is why I wanted to hear it live. When he left the stage for the last time I kept saying: " He'll be back in a moment, he hasn't done San Remo" but I stood there like a lemming and Mika did not come back out 😅😅 He didn't come out after the gig which was disappointing, as it's been years now since I saw him last and during the last few London shows it was impossible to talk to him, so I was really hoping that he'd come out, but it was not to be. The second night I didn't want to go through the whole queuing/stress of a standing ticket and wanted to have time to spend with my friends during the day so I got a balcony seat, which was front row center so also great views. Of course this time the view was more distant, but as a trade-off his mood seemed sillier and this gave a good chance to see the full picture and watch everything properly without missing out on the details and things going on in the sidelines...which is also nice. The gig was great, he killed the new songs, and once again I was disappointed at the lack of San Remo...but I guess I'll have to wait until next time! I did wish he'd do all the new ones instead of some old ones which I don't particularly care for such as Popular or Lollipop. On a slightly critical note (sorry Mika, it wouldn't be me if I didn't dish it out 😅) I preferred the way he did Happy Ending in the older/earlier days. I'm not that keen on the way he does it now, especially the end, as I preferred the old tune that he followed then..even if this is one of my favourites live! It was nice that he could do the last bit a capella though and that we could hear it, since the venue was so small. I love small venues and simple stripped back shows, they are definitely always my favourite Mika shows! After the second night he did come out and we had the chance to have a little chat, which was lovely as it had been years!!! He said it himself, that he hadn't seen some of us for so long, but that it was 'heartwarming' to see us again and that really made me feel all warm. I think that I'm in fangurl mode again big time after these gigs, hahaha!!! Unbelievable 😜 It was SO lovely to see the Montreal girls again after so long, although they look exactly the same as 10 years ago!!! All in all it was just an amazing few days which I will be revisiting and remembering for a long time now, as we had so much fun and such a great time as always. Until the next time! 😍 I didn't take any photos, and only took a few videos. but here are the ones that I did take: 15 September Happy Ending TOOL Dear Jealousy Stay High 16 Sept Dear Jealousy TOOL
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    I feel really happy to have been to this kick off date of the MNIMH era! I flew from Rome and I had been told I was being a little fangirling too much 😂 but it was totally worth it of course The atmosphere is quite different from Italian shows, I feel really lucky to be able to see different kind of gigs
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    mikainstagram mikainstagram A couple of weeks ago, to celebrate the release of Tiny Love, I asked you to send in your Tiny Love Stories. I was amazed and touched by the incredible, and sometimes deeply personal, stories you shared. Thank you all. It was so hard to choose, I read through each and every one of them - but @tabithasukhai your story was beautiful and you will be getting the signed lyric sheet. Swipe right to check out the story! @tabithasukhai Tiny Love Story
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    11 days to go, L.A.! 😁 If anyone is interested in meeting up, I recommend Grand Central Market as a spot! It's a 15-17 minute walk from the Theatre, but it has a great ice cream spot called McConnell's that I'll probably hit up before the gig anyway because I can't travel downtown without indulging 🍦
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    Hi Sivan, I respond to your question here in the main thread as for some reason I didn't get an email notification from the Calendar that you posted a question for me there. Anyway, the kids are 12 and 6. Both are excited to go to the show :). I booked a hotel near LAX for now, as we are flying into LA the night before (Friday @ 7 pm), and we have an early morning flight on Sunday @ 8 am, so I believe staying near the airport is our best bet. What do you think? I am not looking forward to going back to LAX late at night (the little one, I am sure, will be exhausted) but it's probably better than going to the airport early in the morning. Or Sunday morning traffic is fine? I just want to make sure I don't miss my flight :). What time should we leave LAX on Saturday afternoon to make it downtown around 5 pm or so? I hope to have time to feed the kids dinner somewhere, so if you have any recommendations for Japanese food (or pizza), I'd be great. Also, if any MFC's are meeting for dinner somewhere, I'd love to join the group and meet everyone in person. Many thanks in advance for your help!
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    SOUND OF AN ORCHESTRA (We're talking about this song HERE) You lower your hand clarinet will play Raise it back up And it flies away When you smile violins will soar When you move your legs a timpani will roar I can hear it, I can hear it, I can hear it, I swear All the music you’re provoking, filling up the air It's getting louder This is the sound of an orchestra I can hear it playin’ everywhere that you are There is a sound for everything you do This is the sound of my love for you Listen to the sound of my love for you You don’t even know everything I hear Every move, every note, every time you’re near If I close my eyes I promise I can see A hundred people playing and it’s just for me I can hear it, I can hear it, I can hear it, I swear All the music you’re provoking, filling up the air It's getting louder This is the sound of an orchestra I can hear it playin’ everywhere that you are There is a sound for everything you do This is the sound of my love for you Listen to the sound of my love for you Before you even say What I know you’re gonna say That all the sounds I hear Are only in my head Come stand really close And hold me like you do Then all the music in my head you’ll hear it too This is the sound of an orchestra I can hear it playin’ everywhere that you are There is a sound for everything you do This is the sound of my love for you Listen to the sound of my love for you
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    OMG, this is hilarious!!!! Love the idea!!! :thumb_yello: You are so creative, I don't think I could come up with stuff like this...Well maybe when I have some free time all to myself...