Christine

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Christine last won the day on March 11 2016

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  1. Lots of MFCers will be at the Montreal shows so feel free to say hi. Your English is way better than my French!
  2. Mika has such a huge audience in Québec compared to English speaking Canada I guess we're out of luck. I'm in Toronto and have seen him in Vancouver as well but that was when he was doing music full time so he had more extensive tours. You will enjoy LA though. Great fans in the US and you'll probably see a celeb or two at the show.
  3. I'm in the balcony both nights but will probably be hanging around before and after the shows if the weather cooperates. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
  4. Mika must be chuffed to see these NA shows selling out. Well done!
  5. Happy Birthday Christine :flowers2:

    1. Christine

      Christine

      Thanks Silver! Hope you are well. Heading to London in November?

    2. silver

      silver

      I hope so, but there's a lot to sort out on the domestic front first

    3. Christine

      Christine

      I hear you. I am moving into a new condo 2 weeks after the Montréal shows so will be a bit chaotic.

       

  6. Hi Christine! I'm coming to Montreal and hope to see you again. After years. :) 

    1. Christine

      Christine

      Oh that's great! I am going to be in reserved seating but I'm sure our paths will cross before/after the shows. Do you know where you're staying yet?

    2. sarac

      sarac

      yes, it is a cute little loft 

      Rue Coursol, Montréal, QC H3J 1C8

       

      Looks like it is very close to a Metro and the club is right near a Metro, too. I haven't been to Montreal for years ('84 for Jacksons). We'd come up from Burlington, VT. 

       

      Maybe, maybe I'll get super lucky and see good foliage on the drive up.

    3. Christine

      Christine

      Ah cool. We've been having such late summers in recent years it may still be green but I'm sure it will be a lovely drive nonetheless.

  7. I don't think it was too little, it was a nice message. But probably a bit too late.
  8. Come on the night of the Old Wimmins was in the UK too! I agree about the setlist. It is just too same-old for me to go to multiple shows now. It's not even the greatest hits I object to, but he favours these mid-tempo songs with low energy/low emotion that were not even hits. I know it's hyper criticism on my part because plenty of other artists are not wowing me every single moment of their concert either, but I have just seen too many Mika shows to feel satisfied with so much "downtime" during a gig. It must have been nice to hear Rain and WAG and OMS though. And I would really love to see Any Other World again in London one day, with a live string section.
  9. This is exactly what gigs were like in Toronto when I was a teenager. As soon as the lights went down you could rush to the front so as long as you were seated in the first 10 or 15 rows you had no trouble being front row. Security is really strict now though and they give you a hard time if you even stand 6 inches into the aisle, away from your seat. A lot of big artists now have special stage arrangements where if you are in the pit I don't think you'd really have to queue or worry about coming or going because there is no "front". But those are expensive and hard to come by tickets. Totally agree with you about the new era, the slick show, etc. and how things must change. I find it too boring to inspire travelling to far flung destinations as well but this did seem like a much better setlist and energy than the October show. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. And thanks everyone for the pics. I caught some of the show on a periscope of a Chinese stream so it wasn't very clear and it's nice to see some sharp pics and vids.
  10. Don't you need to be a member to get access? It's not expensive but looks like you need a Chinese bank account...? Are there any Chinese speakers here who are planning to watch?
  11. Mika has never been more distracted by rubbish. Would love to hear the product of him being locked away for months instead of something he wrote in 15 minutes on the flight between Milan and Paris. I think he could also use some real time to live his life so he has something to write about besides how difficult it was to be a teenager.
  12. This is a showcase by his record company, not a regular gig. I don't know why Mika keeps telling people about this "invitation" thing. Maybe it applies to some countries like Russia or applies to music festivals, but in the UK and NA especially artists have booking agents whose job it is to arrange a tour for them. I am sure no one "invited" him to play the Palladium in London for example. He has multiple promoters when he does a North American tour so someone on Mika's end is coordinating it and not vice versa.
  13. He played the same venue in 2008. I thought they had reduced the setup so it was around 12,000 people or so, not sure if I remember correctly. This happened in Toronto with Adele as well a few years ago. They put the stage closer to the centre (instead of at one end) and put curtains behind to block off all the empty seats, so it is more intimate. I don't know about Montreal but in Toronto we only have one or two venues that hold more than 3,000 people but less than 20,000 and they are only open in the summer because they are outdoors. So if an artist needed 10,000 seats in October for example, they would reconfigure one of the sports arenas to make it the right size.
  14. That is my sense. I bet they didn't even listen to the show. On the topic of the show I finally finished listening to it and enjoyed it much more than his last guest spot on Radio 2. Sir Duke and September are two of my favourite all time songs. Tears Dry On Their Own is my favourite Amy Winehouse. There is something so bittersweet about it, like a reflection on her life and career. I don't like Paul Simon but Mrs. Robinson was great. Love love George Ezra. Saw him in the summer courtesy of Jimmy Sims who plays bass for him. He's so refreshingly different. That Tobias Jr. guy makes me want to slit my wrists with his horrible songs. When We Were Young is the only Adele song I absolutely cannot stand. But Mika did a good job with the cover. I am not crazy about some of the dated song choices like the Carpenters but most of these older songs have held up over the years and I still listen to them regularly. I guess American Pie falls into the dated category but it's always been one of my favs. Other favs in later years like George Michael and Seal. It's like Mika went through my old record collection.