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  1. 14 points
    Ok, I think I'm ready to describe this concert in words. We all waited so much for this first performance, starting the "Revelation Tour". But this concert was a little different from those that will follow. Due to the fact that Shepherd's Bush Empire can only accommodate 2'000 people, Mika did not show us the new scenography. But there were a lot of colorful lights that created a great atmosphere. Yes, colors are Mika's specialty. Since I had a place on the first balcony, I did not stand in a long queue, which began to set up in front of the building very early in the morning. Fortunately, it wasn't raining. Although the temperature around 5 degrees is not nice when you have to spend long hours outside. Me and Zlata, who flew from the Czech Republic, we arrived to a queue at 4pm. MFC fans are very well organized. We prepared two "fan actions": after the first song we were to lift up the cards with the words "We've missed you". During "Tiny Love" we were to show colorful paper hearts and highlight them with our phones. Already in the queue girls distributed most of the stuff. I saved about 80 hearts for distribution on my balcony. And I did the right thing because a lot of people didn't have hearts and I gave away almost all of them. I put them as well on all (still empty) chairs for all VIPs on the left and right. Little later I explained some of them what to do with the hearts. They liked the idea! After entering the hall, I wanted to take a seat on the left or right side of the stage, but unfortunately all these places had pinned cards with the inscription "reserved for ..." I did not notice the name Penniman on any of them. We took the first two chairs on the right in the second row. On the right was only a passage separating us from VIP seats. While waiting for the concert, we listened to music played by two DJs and waited for Mika. Every once in a while I looked at places for guests looking for familiar faces. I recognized one - Mika's little nephew, Paloma's son, Beauregard. He was probably sitting with his father. The concert started around 9pm. Like at the "Tiny Love Tiny Tour" we heard Mika's voice talking about the Love that created the whole universe. The first color was yellow: "Love created the Sun. The Sun created us. Yellow is the color of the Sun. Yellow is the color of Love. " Mika hit the stage with the first sounds of "Ice Cream". He was dressed in a black suit made of soft fabric and a white shirt with black polka dots with frills around the neck and cuffs. Immediately after he stopped singing, we raised our cards with the words "We've missed you." Mika looked at us for a long time, smiling, then bowed deeply. He wanted to start another song, but the audience shouted "Mika, Mika, Mika" !!!! Here is Zlata's video. I was not filming. I wated to show my piece of paper to Mika so much Before the song "Dear Jealousy," Mika admitted that jealousy made him return on stage. He was jealous of the Mika he used to be, so he decided to finish the new album and return on stage. Yellow is the color of love, but it is also the color of jealousy. Then there was songs "Relax", "Origin of Love", and after them, for the first time performed on stage "Platform Balerinas". Mika and Max performed a "choreographic" arrangement. Of course they missed some steps and Max got a kick from Mika because he was just back to him :-) Before the next song, Mika told us to close our eyes and move to a certain place in our imagination. I already knew it was an introduction to the song "Big Girl". And Mika once again jumped over the barrier and entered between the audience to sing and dance with people. An unforgettable moment for those fans who are next to him! After returning on the stage, Mika sat down to the piano. We heard the first sounds of "Tiny Love". We took out our paper hearts and turned on the lights in our mobile phones. The whole room was filled with colorful lights. Thank you @Emily2b for mentioning that he closed his eyes. I did not see it from far. I hope he was surprised while opening his eyes Mika went to the first row and took a yellow heart from one of the fans and waved it during the song. Then he dropped it on the floor ... because at the moment when Mika was to sing "My name is Michael Holbrook, the woman from the music video" Tiny Love " - Ronke – appeared on the stage. We all started to shout with joy. Ronke stood behind Mika and put her hands on his eyes. Then she moved her arms simultaneously with Mika. Sometimes their gestures were synchronized, sometimes it looked like Mika had four arms. Then she left, majestically. With the last words of the song, Mika picked up a yellow heart from the stage and sang "we are giants with our tiny, tiny love" and showing it to us. I found this video on Youtube. Someone sitting just a row behind me on the left posted it. You can see my blue heart in the right low corner.And VIPs with hearts as well I recorded fragments of songs but I tried to watch the show and feel every single second. Two next songs made me put down my mobile and listen to "Blue" and "Underwater". I was about to start spread soap bubbles. But it was so wonderful to be able to look at Mika, listen to him and sing with him that the soap bubbles became not important at all. But then I heard the beginning of "Sanremo" and I turned my camera on again. For the first time Mika sang this song on stage. During the chorus, Mika was teasing Tim and tried to dance with him. He even grabbed his butt :-) The voice of Max singing in the background beautifully composed with Mika's voice. They both sang a part of the song standing close together. Yes, Max sings in this song almost all the time. Voice synchronization is great. It's „Tomorrow's” turn. Of course, everyone sings with Mika. The room is filled with tiny patches of light circling the walls and auditorium. Beautiful view. As if we were under water. Mika sits down to the piano again. We hear this characteristic sound that resembles the sound of a train on the tracks. "Lollipop". But before the song begins, Mika begins to talk about the fact that here, not far from Shepherd's Bush, one "motherf****r" dumped him at five o'clock in the morning. The audience starts doing boooo ... (You can listen to this on my Audio recording – at 50 minutes) The whole concert audio is here. Maybe some native speaker could translate the whole speach. I did not get everything. 2019-11-10 London.mp3 Then when we hear the beginning of "Popular Song". Mika disappears from the stage. Finally he is back and we see that he changed his shirt. This time it is in red polka dots. Mika starts to move his hips and says, "I'm on Shepherd's Bush stage and I am dancing in my grandmother's blouse." It's „Happy Ending” turn. With the words "little bit of love," fans raise their arms with their hands arranged in the shape of a heart. Some keep paper hearts up. Finally, silence falls in the room. Mika puts the microphone away and sings acapella a fragment of the song. It also begins to be a tradition. Mika slowly lies down on the floor and silences the audience. I already know that this is an introduction to "Love Today". I can't listen to this song while sitting in my chair. I put my phone down and go to the passage next to the VIP seats. I start dancing with others. I have a lot of space around me, but I happen to touch the person behind me. After a while I recognize Paloma. She holds Beauregard in her arms. The child is tired and sleepy. One of the VIPs gets up from her seat and suggests Paloma to sit down. Paloma stands beside me (on my right) but does not sit down. We smile at each other. I'm starting to look at the boy. I have flashing bracelets on both hands. I take off one of them and put it on Bobo's little hand. I show him how to switch the light. After a minute Bobo was not sleepy anymore and again began to watch the scene holding a flashing green bracelet in his hand. I go into a crazy dance with the rhythm of "Love Today", "We Are Golden", "Grace Kelly". Even Paloma began to sway and sing. At "Tiny Love reprise" and "Stay High" we all jumped up and down and we wanted to be "high" !!!!!! It was the end of the concert. We slowly began to collect our things. Bobo wanted to give me the bracelet back, but I told him it was a gift and he could keep it. He was very shy. When we were heading to the exite I passed in front of Paloma and Yasmine, who joined her. I greeted them and went outside. We wanted to wait for Mika, and I still had to go to the hotel for the gifts I brought for him. Fortunately, our hotel was right next door, so after 10 minutes me and Zlata we were back in a group of fans waiting next to the venue. It turned out that there were two places where people were waiting for Mika. But he came to both groups. Unfortunately, there were many of us and Mika gave only a few autographs to people who were standing right next to the barrier. I was happy seeing some colorful hearts signed by Mika ❤️ I was only able to give my gift bag to a bodyguard. And after a while Mika left. There was already a truck in front of the venue, to which the equipment from the stage was packed. Paloma, her partner, Yamine, Bobo and Mika got into the cars and drove away. And I came back to the hotel with my head in the clouds. At 5 am I had to go to the airport. But whatever. I was so charged with positive energy (Mikaenergy) that I didn't feel tired at all. In one month I will see a concert in Lille! This time there will be a new scenography and a new show. See you soon, Mika !!!! 106 Platform Balerinas.mp4 110 Sanremo.mp4 113 Popular Song.mp4 115 Happy Ending Acapella.mp4
  2. 12 points
    Since there is none (yet), I decided to do a little gig report. We arrived from Barcelona at the day of the gig and I ended up getting number 19 which gave me hope for a good spot, yet I was a little worried about front row because this number could be exactly where the border to second row is. However, we had a good time meeting old and new friends and laying in the sun to fight the cold in the shadow. In the contrary to Barcelona where everything was very smooth and the venue-staff were really, really organized, in Madrid we didn't get to see security until only shortly before the doors were opened. There were no barriers at all. They made us line up in rows of three first about twenty minutes before doors. 15 minutes later they decided they'd prefer lines of two. Add those to the non-existing barriers and the fact that there was no special area for handicapped guests you can guess how the doors were. No wonder the person with number four on their hand ended up in second row, just like us. Having travelled and toured for some days now it got me really frustrated. I partly blame that on my lack of sleep and my upcoming cold as well. The DJ this time was really good, she even got me up to sing and dance along. The majority of the audience seemed to enjoy the little party until finally the intro with Mika's voice started. The crowd was on fire from the first second. But at least in my area no one from the back was being pushy at all which I found really amazing. People just sang along, danced and had fun. Mika was in a good mood, though I could notice that tiredness had kicked in for him as well. I even noticed him coughing one or two times and immediately worried I could have shared my cold with him. But since we hadn't cuddled up and I even muted during the m&g in Barcelona, I guess I'm not the one to blame here. However, he obviously enjoyed being the great entertainer that he is. There still was zero decorations and even though I'm really looking forward to seeing the full show he always prooves that he doesn't need any props, special effects or confetti. My guess is that not a single person in the audience had the feeling that something was missing. He sang Live your Life again and skipped Sanremo just like he had done in Barcelona. I think the setlist must have been the same for both Spanish gigs. But there was one small and important difference: Becks (What's your MFC-name, girl? ❤️) had prepared Spanish lyrics for Tomorrow. She had given them to a band member before the gig, but it seemed like they hadn't been forwarded to Mika. When he started Tomorrow Becks tried to give them to him but he refused more than once. I tried to convince her to throw the paper on stage, but Becks didn't and did look unhappy. The song ended, lights went off. And then we heard Mika saying 'okay, so give me that thing', coming to Becks' direction. Someone was over the moon while Mika tried to sind (he mostly read) those lyrics. The audience was really happy about his attempt to speak-sing in Spanish. During Big Girl he came to the audience and decided to enter exactly between us. We had a big plastic bag full of coats that I tried to put away once I realised what was about to happen. I have no idea where I had that stupid bag, but suddenly there was space and Mika stepped on my foot. It didn't hurt at all, I think he noticed and put his weight on the other side, but it was kinda funny This time a security guy followed him through the crowd. But I must say the award of going over barriers and through the crowds cleary goes to Mika. The security guy was not half as elegant. Happy Ending was as always really good and rather touching since quite a few people around me had to think of the last Madrid-gig that we got to share with David. I think it was his last Mika-gig. So there were some tears and it was a bit strange to get back into party mood afterwards. to everyone around David! When Mika eventually left the stage I noticed how people couldn't believe that the gig was over already. It's exactly the feeling I had after all three gigs of this tour. I wonder if the set is actually short if it's just the good time we have? Afterwards we played the guess-the-door-game and some of us got it right, me being one of them. He used a different door to leave than where he had entered. But we could remember form the last time. The way to his car was about five metres long and there were four securities. Now that was impressive! Mika didn't spend much time with the few fans, he signed maybe five things and took two pictures. He was friendly, but you could notice that he wanted to leave. The driver seemed to be really smart because they avoided the actual road where the majority of fans waited and used the space behind the truck and tourbus to get to the street instead. After Mika had left we told the waiting crowd and I even showed some of them a bad-quality-picture I had just took of Mika leaving. But most of them still didn't believe us. Now I know how security staff must feel when they try to convince fans that stars have already left. Oh well, I hope they didn't wait too long afterwards and decided to curl up in the warmth somewhere. Our night ended at the local Burger King where I had to say good bye to @RAK1 and Becks (I stil don't know your name on here, woman!). Thank you both and all the other lovely people for the really cool day we had and for cheering me up when entering the venue Now real life is calling, but luckily I can get back into the Mikaworld in a bit over a week again. I'm already looking forward to that. I'm undecided what the best way of sharing photos these day is. So far I upload some of them over at Instagram where you can find me under @saslib. Not sure if it's possible to insert them here somehow or if I should make another upload? Ideas welcome!
  3. 11 points
    An amazing fantastic unforgettable night. Now off to Madrid. I'm in a cloud.
  4. 9 points
    Adding some videos here, while I still have Wifi: Talk before Lollipop: 20191122_214607.mp4 Happy Ending off-mic (and the guy who shouted Love you when I'm drunk 20191122_220511.mp4 LYWID first part: 20191122_220820.mp4 (I've posted the 2nd part on my IG mellody_mfc yesterday) He might've regretted asking us if we had any more song requests : 20191122_221315.mp4 Beginning of Good Guys: 20191122_221947.mp4
  5. 8 points
    "... Thank God that you found me".... is not for granted Andy really found Mika and he new from the start that he was the only one
  6. 8 points
    I am the girl who gave him the T-shirt x) to be honest I didn’t expect him to wore it, I just wanted to give him that T-shirt because I was born in st etienne, I still live there, and the st etienne football team (known under the name ASSE) is more than a football team, it’s like a culture here, we’re raised to love the club because it’s a legend (Mainly in the 70’s) And since I’m a mika fan I really wanted to see him in my hometown, with Lyon just next to my city it was hopeless ’til this year so I just wanted to ... well I don’t know the expression in English but I wanted him to remember about st Etienne i thought he was just going to Wave the T-shirt, not wearing it but I have to admit I was really happy to see him wearing the colour of my city! About the show, it’s was really awesome! A little bit disappoint that we had any songs of NPIH but expect that I really appreciate the show, the decor. I was worried when he was in the crowd, some people were too tactile with him, I remember a girl touching his hair like idk he’s not a toy??? but what do you wanna do.... anyway hope he’ll come back one day ! I have few pics and vids But as im on my phone I’m just gonna share my thread from twitter ! https://twitter.com/virgiinie_/status/1196059677051772928?s=21
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  8. 7 points
    Awh he wasn’t speaking that much, but when he saw me he skipped a few people and came to me and spoke to me, then went back as I left to let others forward cx Paloma also walked past with Beauregard and they said hi to a few people while walking past everyone and Beauregard was even giving a few high-fives!
  9. 6 points
    So happy for this Little family together InShot_20191121_193606635.mp4
  10. 6 points
    I certainly prefer the polka dots to a football shirt, but the fact that he changed on stage is a good reason to accept it. Nice to see him shirtless on stage again, he still looks as good as he did 10 years ago!
  11. 5 points
    When you want so badly to evacuate from a relationship with a woman that you hang an evacuation sign at home
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  13. 5 points
    Marie Claire Italia Dicembre 2019 Pressreader https://pressreader.com/ 🔻 PDF file ( 1.8 MB ) Marie Claire Italia - Dicembre 2019.pdf 100 domande a Mika: il cantante torna sul palco dopo aver messo in ordine le questioni di famiglia 16 Nov 2019 di Davide Burchiellaro RIPARTENZA MIKA IN UN RITRATTO DI FRANÇOIS ROELANTS. IL SUO REVELATION TOUR, PARTITO DA LONDRA, ARRIVA IN ITALIA. DOVE TOCCHERÀ 20 CITTÀ. SARÀ A MILANO, IL PROSSIMO 3 DICEMBRE, AL FORUM DI ASSAGO. Michael Holbrook è il suo vero nome. Pronunciarlo oggi lo fa sentire adulto. E, dopo mesi passati a conoscere meglio papà e mettere ordine in una famiglia di donne, il cantante anglolibanese torna sul palco. Per svelare ciò che ha capito del sesso. E ribadire che contro il trash e la censura si può vincere COME TUTTI GLI ASCENSORI DEI PALAZZI Signorili di Milano, anche quello che sale nella casa di Paloma Holbrook, sorella di Mika, è lento ed emette rumori futuristi. Ma i vocalizzi del cantante (che usa l’appartamento come base milanese) sono più forti, ed è un privilegio sentirli. Il maestro di canto se ne va, la prima domanda delle 100 che seguiranno è obbligata: 1) Scusa, ma i vicini non dicono niente? Nessuno si lamenta ( ride). 2) Anni di silenzio e ora My Name is Michael Holbrook. Un titolo che parla di una crisi d’identità? La questione era diventare adulti. Ho capito che succede a causa di una congiuntura misteriosa. 3) Quindi l’età adulta comincia a 36 anni? No.Magari a 13 o a 60. Non c’è una regola. 4) Il video di Tiny Love, brano dell’ultimo album, pare un tutorial di psicologia femminile. Che in fluenza hanno le donne nella tua vita? Peggio di avere una madre wasp (white-anglo-saxon-protestant, ndr) c’è soltanto avere una madre libanese. E io ce l’ho, si chiama Joanne. Tanto che sono andato adesso a conoscere meglio mio padre, il signor Mike Holbrook che vive in America, in Georgia. Ma l’imprinting femminile è forte. 5) Tre sorelle, Jasmine, Paloma, Zuleika e due golden retriever femmine, Melachi e Amira. Non ti senti circondato? Sì, ma soprattutto fortunato. Nella creazione di un profumo, sono le note femminili a rendere il mix perfetto. 6) Dopo la vacanza con papà sei stato un Mika diverso? Sono diventato Michael Holbrook Penniman, un Mika senza k. 7) Senza k sei più libero? Se qualcuno non mi riconosce, mi presento come Michael e divento una persona come tutte le altre. 😎 Questo è un album denso. Volevi mandare un messaggio universale? Non cerco un riconoscimento universale e posso fregarmene delle strategie commerciali. È un cambio di passo dopo quattro anni di stop e riflessioni. 9) Un bilancio professionale o di più? Di più, un album sincronizzato con la vita. Dentro ci ho messo le sfide di carriera, quelle personali, quelle dell’età, la resilienza della mia famiglia e la morte. 10) La tua famiglia, in due aggettivi è? Tradizionale nello starsi vicini, moderna nell’essere sparsi in giro per il mondo, una comune postmoderna. 11) Qual è stata la scintilla ispiratrice? Di recente se ne sono andate persone che ho molto amato. Perdite che hanno rimescolato la mia vita. 12) Vuoi dirci chi erano? Mia nonna, un punto di riferimento, una persona difficile e di tanti colori. Ha avuto mia mamma a 16 anni e ha sposato giovanissima un sessantenne. Poi se n’è andata mia zia, la sorella di mia mamma, poi la mia adorata governante di Parigi. E infine Isabella, detta Bella. Ha vissuto nella nostra famiglia a Londra. È la mia seconda mamma, a lei devo la mia parte tenera. 13) Come la ricordi? Mi ha lasciato un messaggio tosto: «Vivrai tempi pesanti, affronta tutto con il cuore, ce la farai». 14) Riuscirai a saltellare sul palco cantando un album così sofferto? Ma in questo album c’è tanta vita! È dal confronto con la morte che nascono le sfide vitali. Bella voleva tornare alle stelle. E noi con uno speciale fuoco d’artificio abbiamo inviato lassù le sue ceneri. È stato bellissimo. 15) Da dove è partito il razzo? Non dall’Italia. Qui non è legale sparare ceneri nel cielo. 16) Che cosa succede a un artista in questi mo menti? Capisce che i testi e i tempi della musica sono al servizio delle emozioni più vitali. 17) Avere tre sorelle che fanno lavori creativi ti è servito? Con Paloma che fa la stilista c’è un legame molto forte e lei è stata una fonte di ispirazione, ma anche Jasmine che si occupa di grafica e Zuleika che fa la designer di gioielli hanno avuto e hanno molta influenza. 18) Il viaggio interiore è nemico delle vendite? Se pensi al passaggio di certe persone nella tua vita non puoi certo fare strategie di marketing. 19) In questo percorso hai avuto un lifecoach o uno psicologo? Ho fatto tutto da solo. 20) Che regole ti sei dato? Staccare con il lavoro, tutto il lavoro, incluso il mio finto lavoro. 21) Qual è il tuo nto lavoro? Scrivo, disegno, ballo, recito, canto, chissà qual è il vero lavoro? 22) Il tuo coming out è stato capito in famiglia? Mia madre ha risposto di aver sempre saputo tutto. 23) Quale attività dà più senso alla tua vita? La scrittura. Ho capito che dovevo cambiare perché procrastinavo la scrittura del nuovo album. 24) Come nascono le idee? Scrivendo. Puoi visitare una città da turista, ma se devi scriverne sei costretto a notare i dettagli che possono ispirarti. 25) Chi è la protagonista di Ti ho trovato nel buio? Mia sorella Paloma, che nel 2009 è caduta dal quarto piano ed è rimasta infilzata in un cancello. Questa canzone è stata un duro lavoro, perché dovevo trovare la bellezza in un fatto tragico. Ci ho messo 10 anni a scriverla. 26) Chi è oggi Paloma, per te? Con lei il legame è fortissimo. Aveva molti progetti, come quello di recitare. Ma l’emiparesi sinistra che l’ha colpita alla nascita e poi l’incidente, hanno ucciso i suoi sogni. 27) È vero che sei ossessionato dalle scarpe bianche? Pare proprio di sì ( ride). 28) A chi è dedicata la canzone sulle scarpe da ballo, Platform Ballerinas? Sono scarpe che raccontano il sacrificio femminile, la manipolazione del corpo. Ma anche il lato folle delle donne. 29) Chi ti ha ispirato il pezzo? Geri Halliwell, che ai tempi delle Spice Girls portava ballerine rialzate. E mia sorella Jasmine che fa la stilista e non sa danzare ma ci prova, facendo ridere tutti. 30) Il corpo della donna è diventato un campo di battaglia politico? Lo scandalo è servito a sensibilizzare gli uomini. Anche quelli come me, che non ho mai pensato alla sofferenza di una donna vittima di un ricatto sessuale. 31) Qual è la peggiore discriminazione? Sembra ce ne siano tanti tipi: sessuali, di pelle, di classe sociale, di peso, di altezza. Ma chi ha un atteggiamento discriminante lo applica a tutto. 32) Perché per la canzone Sanremo hai girato un video a Fiume? Ho scelto un regista costoso, W.I.Z., un genio. Per motivi anche economici l’abbiamo girato a Fiume, è una bellissima città e andava bene per il video, che è ambientato nell’Italia degli anni 50. 33) Chi è W.I.Z.? Uno che fa i casting per la strada, gira in bianco e nero e continua a citare Pier Paolo Pasolini. 34) Chi sei in questo video? Un architetto sposato che di notte va a cercare sesso con gli uomini. 35) Secondo te oggi il sesso è censurato? Tutti negano che ci sia censura, perché “c’è Internet, c’è Pornhub”. Che cazzo vuol dire? 36) Il sesso su Internet non ti piace? È facile relegare il sesso nella pornografia invece che sforzarsi di parlarne senza essere bigotti. 37) E come si fa? Ci si potrebbe perfino ispirare alla Rai degli anni 70. Con il bianco e nero c’era meno censura di oggi. 38) Sei nato nel 1983, ti riconosci nell’etichetta millennial? Per carità. 39) Essere stato ragazzino negli anni 90 che cosa ti ha lasciato? Il decennio ha offerto musica mediocre. È stata la decade delle band costruite a tavolino, delle major, della creatività votata al commerciale. Dei 90 salverei soltanto il sesso. 40) Che cosa ha di più quel sesso vintage? In quegli anni star come George Michael hanno potuto parlare di un erotismo libero. I Nirvana ne hanno cantato uno più rabbioso. E poi la presenza scenica di Prince che per questo tour mi ha ispirato molto. È un percorso di emancipazione nato negli anni 80 e terminato nei 90. C’è bisogno di conservarne memoria. 41) Quanto è importante la memoria nel pop? Posso far rispondere Umberto Eco? 42) Che cosa diceva il filosofo? In una lettera a suo nipote scrive: «I tuoi amici che non avranno coltivato la loro memoria non solo non sapranno emergere nelle conversazioni scomode, ma avranno vissuto una vita, la loro propria vita, e non tutte le vite che servono per essere una persona». 43) Secondo te perché Umberto Eco odiava i social? Aveva capito che sarebbero stati il grande magazzino della superficialità. E lo vediamo da come è narrata la sensualità, ovvero: “mi rifaccio le tette, il culo e appendo le foto su Instagram”. 44) Chi è stato il più bravo a dare un valore culturale al sesso? Ci sono stati artisti come Andy Warhol che hanno creato cultura parlando di sesso senza pietire i like sul mercato dell’immagine. 45) C’è gente, da Camille Paglia a Roger Waters, che fa discorsi simili, ma hanno tutti superato i 70, che cosa ne pensi? Che c’è una certa retorica dei vecchi saggi. A volte sono buffi. 46) Roger Waters che al Festival di Venezia alza il pugno chiuso è un attivista credibile? Bisogna chiederglielo quando lui e Jagger salgono sugli yacht di lusso con gli amici milionari russi e vanno a fare scorribande per il Mediterraneo ( ride). 47) L’attivismo ha bisogno di nuove celebrity? Lo chiederei al giovane più figo, cool e sensibile che ho visto al Lido, Timothée Chalamet. 48) Sai essere tagliente, perché non abbiamo notizia di tue ammate sui social network? Perché reagire lì dentro significa sentirsi vulnerabili. Quando leggo certi commenti mi si accende un fuoco di rabbia nella pancia. Ma divento fragile e non voglio pagare questo prezzo per un post. 49) I rapporti sociali non virtuali sono a rischio? È facile lamentarsi di questo con i ragazzi, ma conoscere persone nuove è diventato più difficile. 50) Qual è l’insulto peggiore che ti salta in testa quando sei incazzato? s**thead… intraducibile. 51) Hai lavorato con Fedez prima dell’era Ferragnez ( Beautiful disaster, 2014, ndr). Che cosa pensi della sua evoluzione? Ci sentiamo ogni tanto, lui fa una vita molto diversa da me, ma vedo che è felice. È uno che non ha paura di impegnarsi ed è anche un ragazzo molto ambizioso. 52) Sei mai stato stalkerato e bullizzato? Dello stalking non voglio parlare, mentre il bullismo a scuola è stata una delle dure prove della mia adolescenza sia a Parigi che a Londra. Spesso, quando non era ancora stata riconosciuta la mia dislessia mi facevano sentire stupido. 53) C’è qualcosa che non rifaresti mai più? Baciare qualcuno che non conosco dopo aver mangiato il gazpacho. 54) Qual è il sogno che non hai ancora realizzato e al quale dedicherai il prossimo decennio? Se non ci sono di mezzo i soldi, la realizzazione definitiva dei sogni non ha limiti. 55) Puoi elencarne qualcuno? Fare mostre con i miei lavori, scrivere di più, mettere in scena un’opera. 56) Come vorresti realizzarli? Vorrei creare esperienze immersive aperte a tutti. E belle storie che rendano il mondo croccante. 57) Che cosa bisogna fare per essere più croc canti, in Italia? Il problema è mondiale: il trash, la cultura spazzatura. A volte non lo vediamo, si nasconde dentro discorsi sofisticati. 58) Puoi fare un esempio? No. 59) Non vuoi o non puoi? Va bene, prendiamo la moda usa e getta e la sua ipocrisia. Ci siamo dentro tutti. Sappiamo che dobbiamo cambiare perché non è etica. Ma opponiamo resistenza. Anche questo è accettare il trash nella nostra vita. 60) Hai una soluzione? Ognuno è parte della soluzione con le sue passioni. Creiamo dei microformat personali da rispettare. 61) Che cosa sarebbe un microformat? Una specie di schema d’azione. Nello shopping, per esempio, colleghiamoci con chi la pensa come noi e condividiamo la scelta di non comprare cose che si buttano nel cesso a fine stagione. 62) Ci mobilitiamo abbastanza per le giuste cause? Certi risultati si ottengono stabilendo legami forti con persone forti, non solo organizzando charity dinner. Melachi, 63) 64) Hai zia animali e nipote. domestici? Due No cani, no, Amira signi- e Sono nomi nobili libanesi? ficano Il vizietto Regina con Ugo e Principessa. Tognazzi e Mi Michel sono Serrault. ispirato a I cani sono come le persone? 65) Spero di Ovviamente. no. 66)Sei mai stato tradito? 67) Hai mai tradito? No. 68) Gli Ufo esistono? Certo, non sono egoista, io. 69) Qual è la tua isola greca preferita? Skiros. 70) Per il mare? Per gli abitanti. Per lo sguardo aggressivo e il modo di portare il coltello nella cintura. 71) Invito a cena obbligato: con Matteo Salvini o Boris Johnson? Ma scusa, non sono due nomi per indicare la stessa persona? 72) Da bambino che uomo volevi diventare? Un tipo abbastanza diverso da Johnson e Salvini. 73) Qual è la tua paura più grande? Boris Johnson e Matteo Salvini, insieme. 74) Il miglior cantautore italiano di tutti i tempi? Fabrizio De André. 75) Franco Angioni è un peacekeeper italiano che nel 1982 in Libano ha dotato i suoi soldati di libri sulla cultura libanese più che di armi. Sapevi di lui? Me ne hanno parlato di recente. 76) Che cosa ti ricordi della caduta del muro di Berlino? Avevo 16 anni. E di quelle immagini mi ricordo distintamente soltanto i lunghi baci. A quale tentazione non puoi resistere? le 77) patatineee, il gelatooo. Le serie tv trash. Ah, 78) Qual è il tuo guilty pleasure? Netflix. 79) L’ultima È la storia che hai dell’imperatore visto? Il regista del nudo, porno su giapponese Nobuhiro Motohashi. 80) Se la tua casa andasse a fuoco che libro salveresti? La raccolta delle istruzioni di tutti i device elettronici. Ci ho messo mesi a ordinarle. 81) La musica può guarire? No, però può accompagnare la guarigione. 82) Come de niresti i talent show in tre parole? Belli, brutti, detonatori di rabbia. 83) Hai già vissuto il grande amore? Non esiste il Grande Amore. 84) Questa risposta è irricevibile. Puoi ripetere? Il Grande Amore è come il sushi. Che hai già mangiato quello buono lo scopri dopo averne provati tanti disgustosi. 85) Chissà come la pensa Andreas Dermanis, ovvero Andy. È ancora il tuo compagno? Certo. Quindi la risposta non lo scalfisce. 86) Sei un partner geloso? Moltissimo. 87) Quando hai vinto il Premio Ennio Flaiano, sa pevi chi fosse Ennio Flaiano? No. Ma dopo me l’hanno spiegato. 88) Lanceresti un disco su Pornhub come certi rapper? La risposta furba è si. Quella sincera è no. 89) Sarebbe rischioso per la tua immagine? No, è questione di qualità del porno. Anche per fare film hard ci vuole cura. E lì c’è troppa merda. 90) Oggi ti senti lontano dalla tv generalista? A volte è soltanto un gioco di luci e ombre. In senso letterale. Il Mika televisivo, a viso aperto, sorridente e illuminato, sul palco di questo tour è in controluce. È significativo. 91) Quando si discute di politicamente scorretto a che cosa pensi? Preferisco parlare di politicamente onesto. 92) In tv hai fatto discorsi politicamente onesti? Ho detto cose scomode contro l’omofobia. 93) Con quali parole aprirai il tour a Londra, il 9 novembre? Dirò: «Mi sarebbe piaciuto suonare all’Astoria Theatre, ma, come tutti i posti fighi di Londra they ####ed them up (storico locale caro alla comunità LGBT dietro Soho Square, che è stato trasformato in shopping center, ndr). Ora canto in questa discarica al Shepherd Bush’s Empire». 94) Che cosa vuol dire essere cattolico greco-melchita, la religione di famiglia? È semplice, il rito è ortodosso. Però seguiamo il Vaticano. 95) Conosci il cinese, che cosa diresti ai ragazzi in piazza a Hong Kong? Non lo parlo così bene. 96) Però puoi insultare in dialetto arabo libanese? Si. Ma mi costringeresti a dire parole che in arabo sono orribili… veramente orribili. 97) Pensi che il blu e l’azzurro siano feminine colors? Ricordo ai fan dell’azzurro “solo” maschile che da millenni ci inginocchiamo davanti alla Madonna, con la sua tunica celeste. 90) Are you feeling away from generalist TV today? Sometimes it's just a play of light and shadow. In a literal sense. The television Mika, with an open face, smiling and enlightened, is backlit on the stage of this tour. It's significant. 91) When discussing politically incorrect what do you think about? I prefer to talk about politically honest. 92) Have you made politically honest speeches on TV? I said uncomfortable things against homophobia. 93) With what words will you open the tour in London on November 9th? I will say: "I would have liked to play at the Astoria Theater, but like all the cool places in London they ####ed them up (local historian dear to the LGBT community behind Soho Square, which was turned into a shopping center, ed). Now I sing in this dump to the Shepherd Bush's Empire. " 94) What does it mean to be Greek-Melkite Catholic, the family religion? t's simple, the ritual is orthodox. But we follow the Vatican. 95) Do you know Chinese, what would you say to the kids in Hong Kong? I don't speak it so well. 96) But can you insult in the Lebanese Arabic dialect? Yes. But you would force me to say words that are horrible in Arabic ... really horrible. 97) Do you think blue and blue are feminine colors? I remind the fans of the "only" male blue that we have been kneeling before the Madonna for thousands of years, with her celestial tunic. 98) Agriculture Minister Teresa Bellanova received malicious comments when she swore in blue at the Quirinale. Do you have a message for her? Don't be afraid of men who are afraid of women who have power. 99) The Revelation tour, with which you have already completed the tour of America and you are about to start the European one, will have hundreds of concerts. There is will you do it Absolutely yes. 100) Do you want me to greet you like Michael or like Mika? Michael, my name is Michael Holbrook, born in 1983. 98) La ministra dell’agricoltura Teresa Bellanova ha ricevuto commenti maligni quando ha giurato in blu al Quirinale. Hai un messaggio per lei? Non aver paura degli uomini che hanno paura delle donne che hanno il potere. 99) Il Revelation tour, con il quale hai già completato il giro dell’America e stai per cominciare quello europeo, conterà centinaia di concerti. Ce la farai? Assolutamente sì. 100) Vuoi che ti saluti come Michael o come Mika? Michael, il mio nome è Michael Holbrook, born in 1983. ❍ Google translator
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    I have just returned to Italy after the concerts in London and in Madrid and I want to thank those who organized the wonderful MFC party: @dcdeb and @mellody! It was great to meet MFCers from all over the world and celebrate the start of the new tour together! Some pictures of the party:
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    PRESS Capital Pictures NOV 10 Mika performing at Shepherd's... 119 images some pics from 119 imges.
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    Attitude December 2019 issue pressreader https://www.pressreader.com/uk/attitude/20191107/page/119/textview PDF file ( page 116,117, 118, 119 / 1.9 MB ) Attitude 12.2019.pdf The Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar, stormed London’s Roundhouse on Wednesday 9 October, bringing the glam to Camden with our signature blend of worthy award-winners, celebrity presenters and sparkling friends, supporters and sponsors. This year, for the first time in its eight-year history, the event was live-streamed, with Sink The Pink’s Glyn Fussell on hand to chat with stars as they walked the red carpet, before Katherine Jenkins and Tsemaye Bob-Egbe,from the Tina Turner musical, opened the event in style with special performances. After a three-course dinner, the 600-plus guests were fed a baker’s dozen of awards, with pronoun proroguer Sam Smith taking home the top gong as our first-ever Person ofthe Year, presented by non-binary friend and part-time drag queen Tom Rasmussen. The night’s Icon Award was collected by Dame Joan Collins, and rugby star Gareth Thomas gave an emotional speech as he collected the Game Changer Award, just weeks after revealing his HIV-positive status. In the year that the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of New York’s Stonewall Uprising, StonewallInn bartender Tree Sequoia accepted the Activism Award — presented by Dustin Lance Black — on behalf of all those who took part in the rebellion, as he did on that fateful night in 1969. Actor and former cover star Taron Egerton collected the Film Award for Elton John biopic Rocketman, presented by Queer Eye’s devilishly dapper Tan France, while Christine and the Queens bounded on to the stage as the winner ofthe Artist Award. Our Hero Award honoured Ruth Coker Burks, a true ally who cared for hundreds of dying gay men during the Aids epidemic. Appearing via video link to present her award was her friend, the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Other winners were Dr Ranj (TV Award), Armistead Maupin (Literary Award), Russell T Davies (Culture Award), and Peppermint (Inspiration Award). Ava Max, winner of the Breakthrough Award, performed her single Sweet but Psycho, and Music Award winner Mika treated guests to a five-song set to close the ceremony, while host Ross Mathews had the audience in fi ts of laughter throughout the evening. There were plenty of sore heads at Attitude Towers the next morning, but we don’t regret a second . To all our winners, we salute you. Time to start planning how to top it next year...
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    PRESS The Front Row.it Il Palageorge si illumina con Mika Mika e il suo Revelation Tour ha fatto tappa ieri sera al PalaGeorge di Montichiari (Brescia) L’eclettico protagonista di una straordinaria carriera artistica (che si è articolata in attività diverse come il design e la partecipazione e realizzazione di grandiosi show televisivi come Stasera CasaMika e X Factor in Italia e The Voice in Francia) ha deciso di riportare il focus totalmente sulla musica. A dodici anni dal debutto stellare di Life In Cartoon Motion che fu lanciato dalla hit colossale Grace Kelly, il nuovo progetto arriva dopo 4 album in studio, 1 album in concerto sinfonico, 1 raccolta antologica, 23 singoli e 4 DVD live che gli hanno fruttato certificazioni d’oro e di platino in 32 Paesi del mondo per oltre 10 milioni di dischi venduti. Frutto di due anni di scrittura tra le pareti domestiche tra Miami, Londra e la campagna toscana, My Name Is Michael Holbrook ci porterà a scoprire l’essenza dell’identità di Mika, a partire dal suo nome anagrafico, passando per i rapporti familiari e un bagaglio di piccole e grandi esperienze, tra momenti di leggerezza e struggenti episodi chiave della sua vita e della sua famiglia, come spiega Mika stesso: “Sono andato alla ricerca di chi avrei potuto essere, se non fossi stato Mika. Certi artisti si cimentano con un alter ego artistico, dal grandioso David Bowie con Ziggy Stardust, fino a Beyoncé con Sasha Fierce. Io ho fatto il contrario, sono andato a scoprire l’uomo dietro l’artista.” Mika porta le nuove canzoni e i suoi straordinari successi in tour, con uno spettacolo in giro per l’Europa. Il Revelation Tour partito da Londra il 10 Novembre, passa per Spagna, Francia, Italia, Svizzera, Olanda, Belgio e Lussemburgo. Il tour italiano si articola in ben 12 tappe nelle grandi arene di altrettante città, un record per un artista internazionale di grosso calibro. L’artista condivide il palco con una super band di 4 grandi musicisti Timothy Van Der Kuil (chitarra); Max Taylor (basso); Wouter Van Tornnhout (batteria); Mitchell Yoshida (pianoforte): “Ciascuno suonerà due strumenti. Abbiamo fatto un mese di prove per poter trovare la giusta sintonia e, con questo super concentrato di eccellenti musicisti, non è stato difficile“. Alcune sonorità del disco saranno usate come sample, invece di essere ricreate sinteticamente sul palco, scelta stilistica che l’artista non ama particolarmente nelle sue performance. Il giro proseguirà nella primavera del 2020 negli Stati Uniti, in Canada, Sud America, Giappone, Cina e Korea. “Anche il titolo del tour si collega al mio percorso di ricerca identitaria e – per l’appunto – rivelazione che ho intrapreso in questa nuova avventura artistica. Sto preparando uno spettacolo ricco di sorprese, forte delle esperienze e del bagaglio acquisito con i miei spettacoli televisivi, ma riportando la musica al centro di tutto. In Italia, poi, per me sarà una emozione viaggiare da un estremo all’altro della penisola. Con Stasera CasaMika vi ho invitati tutti a fare festa a casa mia, stavolta sarò io a venire a casa vostra. Verrò bussando alla vostra porta, città per città. Spero mi accoglierete.” Google translator
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    I found this video today. Mika with fans after the show. @Mikasister Something familiar, Alba?
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    The girls and “a man”? Isnt that andy?
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    I think it won't be a problem... I'm in the seated area with 10 friends, and I also know of other MFCers and French fans from the FB group who are there. We just need to enter when the doors open, then we'll have enough time before the show starts to distribute the sheets (printed with instructions) on the seats.
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    No reports yet so let me write one. What a show! I picked this one because I have a friend who lives in St. Etienne, so it was a good excuse for a short trip. We arrived at the venue around 6PM and I was pleasantly surprised but also concerned by how short the queue was. Everything was very organised and calm. The St. Etienne Zenith is a good large venue. We panicked for a second because my tickets for some reasons were not recognized and they had to call a manager. Luckily she let us is....what a disappointment it would have been. They were just bought with French Ticketmaster and printed, so not sure what the problem was.... We ended up getting a nice spot in the parterre in the centre. I think the centre is definetly the best spot to see this show, since this is where Mika spends most of his time and also where the piano pops up. Looks like the show was quite similar to the ones in the previous days in France. During Big Girl he said that those people in Heaven (meaning those who had a seat) felt very far away, so he started running around all the way to the upper seats since he said he wanted to get to know them. Everyone was again very polite, apart from a woman that at the end was making it hard for him to go back to the parterre. She was quite annoying in my opinion. When he got back to stage he said that one person in the parterre got to know him a little bit too well A girl in front row gave him a green t-shirt from St. Etienne football. He said It was the first time in his life he was wearing a football shirt. He then said that green (colour of the t-shirt) and blue (colour of his pants) do not go well together, so he took off his shirt....and I agree with what Karen says. He is really hot! The setlist was probably the same as in Aix. Paloma is breathtaking. Happy ending off mic was as always good, but not as emotional as in London for some reason. During underwater he asked those sitting to turn on the lights of their phones. He started with those in the last row, and then everyone else. As always it looked really really beautiful. At the beginning of the show he said he woke up with a huge cold so he had to empty all the pharmacies he could find And it was also super cold in St. Etienne! The energy was very high though and the place turned out to be sold out. A mixed crowd with also a lot of old couples, where you could definetly see that the husbands were just dragged by the wives So overall great great show. The only thing I did not like was the DJ who opened the show at 8PM. I wonder why he was chosen: so unelegant and ordinary. Totally the opposite of Mika
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    a part of Mika FauteuilsdOrchestre J-2 ! .mp4
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    Thanks a million @krysady !! Here is an extrait video from https://www.france.tv/france-2/ca-ne-sortira-pas-d-ici/ca-ne-sortira-pas-d-ici-saison-2/1109765-comment-mika-a-t-il-surmonte-le-harcelement-scolaire.html Ça ne sortira pas d'ici Comment Mika a-t-il surmonté le harcèlement scolaire ? Michel Cymes reçoit Mika, ce dernier revient sur le harcèlement scolaire qu'il a vécu étant plus jeune et dévoile comment la musique lui a été salvatrice. Google translator Comment Mika a-t-il surmonté le harcèlement scolaire - Franc.mp4
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    And here is a video how to create a dove. We used paper 20x20. It can be origami paper or even a standard printing paper. It can be of different colors. Here is a videos how to create pompoms (in French) it's easy. But if you need some comments in English, just let me know. YouCut_20191117_111149562.mp4
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    TURIN !! TORINO !! The First Day of Revelation Tour in Italy !! ********** REPORTS ********** @Paoletta 4170178 @ottimistaaccidentale 4170224 @Gabry74 4170235 ********** PICS ********** @ottimistaaccidentale 4170224 @Chriss-MikaFan 4170233 @Gabry74 4170235 ********** VIDEOS ********** @maggie112 Ice cream Platform Ballerinas (short) Dear Jealousy Origin Of Love Underwater (ending) Lollipop Domani Good guys Happy Ending acappella version Love Today Grace Kelly Tiny Love reprise / Stay High @Chriss-MikaFan Concert au Pala Alpitour) "Turin" @Gabry74 4170235 ********** PRESS ********** 4170146 Franco Rodi 4170147 Pacific Press Agency 4170164 SPETTAKOLO!! 4170165 La Stampa 4170195 Juventus FC 4170197 Vanity Fair Italia 4170199 Investo Magazine 4170241 Corriere della Sera / Corriere TV 4170244 Leggo Milano 4170245 Corriere della Sera (Roma) 4170247 Il Messaggero 4170319 Non Solo Contro Torino KIKA press
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    TÊTU IG stories https://www.instagram.com/stories/tetumag/ 78286731_1260782317450300_3965549109375389187_n.mp4 79156250_503022593890137_3472267772573447113_n.mp4
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    YouTube blocked this video in some countries. Here is the "Dear Jealousy" video file ( MP4 / 59.9 MB ) 2019.11.23_TF1 danse avec les stars.mp4
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    I think it would be lovely to have something pre-show and even better to organise something for Mika during the concert! And I am happy that I am not the only one coming alone! where are you coming from?
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    PRESS SUD OUEST https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/11/16/en-images-le-concert-de-mika En images : le concert de Mika devant plus de 3 200 personnes à Pau Publié le 16/11/2019 à 10h29.
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    Hey girls.Already queuing. Just few ppl.We saw Mika's piano getting into the venue. Not cold morning. Saw some friends MFCers. Excited and happy to start again.
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    Tonight in London we kick off the European leg of the Revelation tour. After an amazing run of shows in N America I am so thrilled to be back on stage, especially starting off in a city that is so close to my heart and part of my story. The show tonight is a pure musical one... the ones that will follow in the weeks coming, are a beautiful poetic circus of a show. We will be travelling around Europe with our 6 trucks and 39 strong team to bring you a show that is intimate and moving. Let the wonderful, joyous, delicious madness commence.... once again #revelationtour #mynameismichaelholbrook #mika
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    Hello from cold rainy London 😉 @mellody hope you still have warm clothes because it’s quite cold, the rain has just started a few minutes ago 🙄 @Anna Ko Kolkowska incredible the number of hearts that we will reach 👌🏻👍🏻😁 also from people from Facebook’ s group it sounds good 👍🏻 @Mikasister thanks Alba for your good wishes 👍🏻 Just like you, I wish I could be in Barcelona in 2 days, I would have the chance maybe to have a longer chat with you because my husband is not with me this time (not like in Madrid in 2015 🙄) But he is so angry that I have escaped for 4 days to see Mika 🙄 Well, I don’t care, life is short and life is right now 😁 I have already met 3 kind italian girls in front of the venue, they will be at the party tonight. Have a nice weekend MFCers 👍🏻
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    Thanks a lot for posting @mellody metro.co.uk Friday 8 Nov 2019 11:44 am Mika calls for Brussels to ‘change’ amid Brexit as he returns to UK Mika is back, and he is bringing his new album My Name Is Michael Holbrook to the UK on his Revelation tour. But despite selling out his London date within hours of the tickets going on sale, it seems he has returned to Britain at a time of political unease. The star has lived in both France and Italy as well as the US, after he was forced to flee the city of Beirut as a child during the Lebanese civil war. Talking to Metro.co.uk, the 36-year-old opened up on how his past experiences have shaped his politics. He told us: ‘I think the unease is not just in the UK, I think it is more visible in the UK right now, because we talk about it more clearly. ‘But that sense of uncertainty is all over Europe right now it’s just a bit more hidden.’ The star has previously returned to Lebanon where he visited a number of refugee camps, and spoke to the people living there. Addressing the rhetoric surrounding immigrants and refugees, the Grace Kelly hitmaker continued: ‘What drives me crazy is when statistics or when immigration numbers are manipulated to provoke fear. ‘Then that fear is used to manipulate people’s political opinions and I think that is really, really dangerous, so that’s what drives me crazy, I hate seeing stuff like that happening. ‘I think that we are in a major transition period, I think that in order for Europe to thrive Brussels needs to change profoundly.’ Touching slightly on the UK’s ongoing battle with Brexit, he said: ‘Of course I would prefer for Brexit, and for the UK to remain in the EU, but at the same time this stale mate is so toxic right now it has got to move on, and it has got to change for one way or another.’ Mika for Prime Minister anyone? However, despite his political stance, the star couldn’t help but admire the UK as he showered it with praise. ‘I look at the UK and think, “God, there is nowhere like this in the world,”’ he gushed: ‘For such a small country with such an enormous reach with such an insane standard and such a high amount of excellence, it’s really unique there’s a lot to be proud about.’ But while the world appears to be in a dire state of turmoil, Mika’s career is flourishing, as he is selling out his shows across the globe like there’s not tomorrow. ‘What amazed me is the response from the live point of view,’ the Lollipop singer explained: ‘The market has changed so much so it’s impossible to say oh well you know, it’s not about selling records anymore really. ‘So for an artist like me, it’s about selling tickets, and we’re approaching sold out in almost every single venue in the world.’ Mika went onto say how he was extremely nervous about launching his current tour, but was touched by the response he’s had from fans. ‘I make melodic alternative pop music which is weird, because when you say pop music you think it has to be super commercial but it’s not, some of it is commercial but the rest of the time it’s quite niche – quite alternative, and quite melodic at the same time,’ he said. ‘So I was quite anxious about the whole thing. But the response has been really heart-warming in a market that nothing is guaranteed anymore, it’s so tricky nowadays.’ Mika is heading to Europe with his Revelation Tour and will be kicking things off with the sold-out show in Shepherds Bush, London, on Sunday night. Mika calls for Brussels to ‘change profoundly’ amid Brexit (Picture: Getty Images) He’s returning to the UK (Picture: Getty Images) The star spoke about his political stance (Picture: Getty Images) Mika was forced to flee the city of Beirut as a child during the Lebanese civil war (Picture: Getty Images) He’s currently living between Italy and the US (Picture: Redferns)
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    Ah, ok. But anyway our fan actions will be noticed for sure 😁😁😁😁😁 I have as well only a small cabin luggage. And as well I removed some clothes 😁 I have a warm winter jacket so it should be ok. For the moment my mobile shows only 2 degrees. (I am in London already) I will go outside soon so I will find out if my decision was right 😆 Have a nice flight. See you soon!
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    True, they won't tell you, but just laugh behind your back - which, personally, I find much worse. But of course you're right that us Germans also often overdo it with accuracy. A bit of it can't hurt though. That's one reason why I love the international fandom on MFC - it's hard to plan things with all those cultural differences, but in the end the best parts of all our cultures come together to create something amazing.
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    I think that it's not that difficult because once you are in the stands you can go all the way long. I went to this venue for a Davis Cup final and we did kind of this with French Colors for the opening ceremony. You just have to go in early and stick the sheets on seats with explanation. I think you'd better get in touch with people on the lower seated area to organize
  49. 3 points
    Ciao a tutti! Finalmente ci siamo! - un sacco di date del tour di Mika, festival e apparizioni promozionali! MIKA MIKA MIKA (quasi) ovunque! E come ogni volta, ci arrivano domande su domande sugli incontri con Mika - come si può incontrarlo, quando si può incontrarlo, ecc ecc Abbiamo pensato che, invece di cercare di rispondere a ogni domanda individualmente, sarebbe stato meglio scrivere qualcosa sui meet & greet di MFC e su altri incontri con Mika, e dire alle persone di far riferimento a quanto segue: Prima di tutto, occorre capire quali sono i termini della questione.. Molti di noi citano il il termine "meet & greet" casualmente, usandolo per riferirsi a qualsiasi momento in cui Mika incontra e parla con i suoi fan, compreso quando esce a dire ciao dopo un festival o un concerto. Ma questo non è ciò che intendiamo quando usiamo il termine "Meet & Greet" qui in MFC. Qui, quando diciamo "meet & greet per MFC" ci riferiamo ad un incontro organizzato con Mika solo per i membri MFC, diversamente da quanto succede in strada, dove ci si trova letteralmente a combattere con la folla e il meteo. Questi meet & greet per MFC non sono mai garantiti, e in realtà dovrebbero essere pensati come un bonus occasionale, non come qualcosa che accade di routine. Dopo questa premessa, ecco le risposte alle domande che ci vengono fatte spesso sugli incontri con Mika: 😧 Come posso incontrare Mika? R: Il modo migliore per incontrare Mika è aspettarlo dopo uno spettacolo (concerti e festival). A volte, uscendo, Mika si ferma e parla con i fan per alcuni minuti. Questo di solito richiede di aspettare un'ora o più dopo lo spettacolo, poiché Mika ha impegni professionali, incontro con la famiglia, gli amici e i VIP che sono presenti. A volte rilascia interviste, fa promozione e così via. Quando Mika esce per salutare i suoi fan, passa attraverso l'ingresso riservato agli artisti. Parla con i fan, firma autografi, ma in generale non si ferma a fare foto. POTREBBE anche essere possibile incontrare Mika attraverso un meet & greet organizzato per MFC. 😧 Parteciperò ad un prossimo concerto. Ci sarà un meet & greet per MFC dopo? A: Non sappiamo in anticipo rispetto al giorno dello spettacolo se ci sarà un meet & greet per MFC. I meet & greet di MFC sono a discrezione di Mika e del suo staff e dipendono da molti fattori, che possono cambiare prima dello spettacolo o anche dopo lo spettacolo. Possono dipendere da come si sente Mika, se ha altri impegni o se non vi è personale/spazio sufficiente presso la sala, e tutto questo può variare di giorno in giorno e condizionare l'organizzazione di un meet & greet per MFC. 😧 Se c'è un meet & greet per MFC come posso farne parte? R: Per poter beneficiare di un meet & greet di MFC è necessario: 1. Essere un membro attivo registrato di MFC. 2. RSVP sul calendario QUI Essere in lista per un meet and greet non ne garantisce l'ingresso. Quando c'è un meet & greet per MFC, viene fatto ogni sforzo per includere tutti i membri presenti al concerto, ma potrebbe non essere sempre possibile. Circostanze che esulano dal controllo di MFC, quali le restrizioni di spazio o la difficoltà di radunare tutti i membri della lista RSVP a causa dell'organizzazione all'ultimo minuto, possono purtroppo portare alla mancata partecipazione di qualche fan. 😧 Posso portare un ospite al meet & greet? A: Se qualcuno ti accompagna al concerto deve anche soddisfare i requisiti di idoneità per partecipare al meet & greet, altrimenti non potrà partecipare. Un'ultimo appunto: se dovessi essere tanto fortunato da avere la possibilità di incontrare Mika, ricordati che questo è il comportamento migliore: non spingere, non gridare, non tentare di afferrarlo. Spostati da parte una volta che hai ottenuto l'autografo o hai avuto il tuo momento con lui e non seguirlo per la stanza. Permetti anche ad altri di avere l'opportunità di parlargli. Cercheremo di applicare questa etichetta durante un meet & greet di MFC, per quanto possibile. Ricorda, più civilmente ci si comporta, più è probabile che Mika rimanga un po' più a lungo. Se la folla è troppo selvaggia è quasi sicuro che Mika se ne vada presto, o non venga fuori per niente. Speriamo che questo vi aiuti a capire meglio come funzionano i meet & greet di MFC e vi dia un'idea di come sia possibile incontrare Mika. E come sempre, ricordatevi di divertirvi ai concerti e tornare qui a raccontarci tutto, che abbiate incontrato Mika o no!
  50. 2 points
    Grazie! Vai tranquilla e goditi il concerto, poi ci racconterai...