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  1. Thanks! It's been a while! Yes, I hope London will be good, I'm sure it will though. I like that venue quite a bit. Yes, pestering for SR is in order now, haha
  2. By the way, I'm a bit confused...is that song actually called Stay High, or is this still like a version of Tiny Love? I have no clue since it's so short and shares lyrics with Tiny Love 😔
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Oh my goodness, I had totally forgotten about this thread, so just had a major revival moment reading it. Hilarious!!! 😄 We had such great times
  6. **waiting for some people to now get offended because they think you are calling Mika a self centered brat...**
  7. Aaah the good old times when Mika still had a sense of humour and exchanged banter with his fans I always loved Toy Boy, hadn't heard it in a loooong time before tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny3ygpjkFFM
  8. Well, I recall one incident where he called ME a "nasty bitch" when he was on stage because I made a funny comment about the puppet that he was using at the time...so there you go . He was not even the slightest bit perturbed or apologetic about that. Why would we have to wrap him in cotton wool then?
  9. Exactly..... Very well said, Jemma. Also, I think that some people forget that the UK hardly get any gigs these days, and that in comparison with other countries we get nothing, so why is it so difficult to accept that some people might want him doing certain songs in English which they love, instead of some others that they are totally indifferent to? Let's recap, shall we? We had the last "proper tour" here in 2010, and then he didn't come back until August 2012 (for Heaven) and then Dec 2012 (The Roundhouse). People were very excited at the Roundhouse, obviously, as it had been a loooong time without proper gigs, and his choice of French songs that night didn't seem to go down particularly well with the audience (which I guess isn't that surprising). Then we had NO GIGS until this one, in October 2015. Yes, that is right, no gigs since Dec 2012 until Oct 2015...that is a very very long time without getting one single gig of your favourite artist. As the gig time is limited, and only a certain amount of songs can be done, lots of us were excited about hearing songs that we didn't get to hear that night, just because he chose to do others that we liked less and taht we can't identify with. This is what it's all about. Not about being intolerant, hateful, or being cruel to Mika.
  10. Oh gosh, too much to say as usual, and I end up quoting too many posts...so I will try and reduce them now and maybe post in chunks... I just wanted to say that I totally agree with what Caz said: Ditto!! He did a lot more than that, Nectar. Maybe you are not aware of the fact that in some other large gig after the Adelphi events, he spoke about this incident and said that this fan in question (Jemma) "needed more boum boum boum" in her life. That is downright nasty. Or do you find that acceptable and to be "just life" as you say? I think that what Rose says is correct: And this is what bothers me most, indeed: Yang, have you HEARD Mika speak? He uses t he F word all the time. And he has called his audience "motherf**kers" before as well...he is far from the delicate little flower that you seem to think he is. Exactly as Christine said: Haha, welcome back, lurker. I think that this topic has brought a few of us out of lurking state.... And the bolded sentence to me pretty much says it all: To be honest, I feel quite deflated after all this. I can't believe that he has pulled such a low move, and especially I feel quite upset that he now seems to have such a low threshold to feedback...it's like he has turned into a completely different person to the one he was a few years ago. Not that long ago, he was the singer who was still happy to ask his fans for honest feedback. What happened there, when did he turn this corner? To put things into perspective, and perhaps explain to those who seem to think that some of us are "unappreciative" and mean fans, in order to show the differences with the man that he (seemed to) be before, there is a story that I remember well. There was a moment after a gig a few years ago...It was the first of a new tour, and he had not come out to see fans that night after the gig. Still, he was clearly worried about how things had gone at the gig that evening because he specifically got in contact afterwards to ask a few of us (who he had known for a long time to be "straight talking" big fans of his) to go and meet him. He asked what we had thought of the gig, because he was a bit concerned that maybe it wasn't good enough, and things had gone wrong, etc. We gave him our opinion, honest, straight, as he was asking for. And he took it for what it was. We mentioned what we thought were the good things and what we thought could be bettered, and he was happy to hear it all. This was such a lovely moment for us, where we felt a great connection with him and like he was the nice and down to earth guy that we had known for a few years by that time, far removed from the diva that this video seems to show me. It was great to see that side of him where he seeked the reassurance of his fans because he felt a bit unsure. It was lovely to have him also "choose" us for that, just a handful of us who he knew he could ask sincerely. So yes, back in the day, he was actively seeking fans' opinions and feedback, and this occasion was a very clear an example of that, which is why it makes me laugh when some fans say that we should not share our opinions with Mika...err he has ASKED us for them before, what is different now? Has he really lost the ability to cope because people around him only give him praise? If so, that is really sad.
  11. Wow... Talk about overreacting, Mika...I was very disappointed to hear that interview, so much that it brought me back here which is not something I do these days anymore. I guess that speaks for itself about how upsetting I found his words to be I really can't believe that Mika himself buys that story though (he was victimised by an intolerant fan, etc) and if he actually does, then I think that he's gone too far in a direction that I wish he had never gone in...How can he not see this reaction for what it was, instead of trying to portray himself as a victim and insulting someone calling them an ugly thing? I am genuinely disappointed by this reaction. And so long after the event as well? What is he trying to achieve? Did he think that these words would make for a good "sob story" and that because it was in Asia it would never be heard by the person he's criticising? Absolutely terrible. Also, Jemma was definitely NOT the only one complaining about that song on the night. A few of others were, me included, and I'm sure that he would have seen that, but of course that doesn't fit in very well with the poor widdle victim story, does it? Seriously, I am very disappointed by all this. Talk about alienating your (UK) fanbase even more than you have with the disregard for what works here and what they would rather hear...and again, I am as multi cultural and open minded as they come, so this is certainly nothing to do with me being intolerant of his multi cultural background, etc. If anything I have lived in more places and spoken more languages than him, so he can not use that one on me to justify why I don't want to hear his French songs here. It's just that I don't think they are good, that is all. Indeed. It beggars belief for sure. Let me do that smiley again, as it conveys it all very well: Great video, Jemma. I think that you make it abundantly clear and painfully obvious that you are completely the opposite to what he made you out to be in his interview.....I hope he gets to see it and feels ashamed of his comments, I really do. Exactly! Honestly, it seems to me like he has not had enough people around him who are honest about things and has lost the ability to handle reality...
  12. Well...I haven't posted here for a while and I've obviously forgotten how long your posts can get when you start quoting people, as I have just realised how many I had picked up now when I opened this window to comment!! So I think that, rather than commenting on them individually, I will do a general post. I really, really, enjoyed this gig. I knew that I would enjoy it because I have never not enjoyed a Mika gig, and throughout the years I have been to many (possibly too many?? ) and I have never walked away bored or tired of it, but this one was my first after 3 years (the last one being the Roundhouse in Dec 2012) and I had a front row spot without having to queue for hours, so I had really been looking forward to it. As everyone else has already said, he was really happy and energetic, and he seemed to be having a great time, which is always a good start. He seemed recovered from his recent health problems and it all went smoothly. I enjoyed hearing new songs live, such as Staring at the Sun and Last Party, and despite general opinions I didn't much care for Promiseland myself . Another thing that I did really like the fact that there was no 'set' though, as for me the simple shows are always the best. Since it had been such a long time without being at one of his gigs, and the fact that I had not been even close to the front at the two 2012 London shows, this was my first front row since 2010 and I relished every single moment of it. It was great seeing all the little details, and just being able to absorb it all. Over my Shoulder was a nice surprise, and so were the changes to the old (and one could say also tired ) songs like Lollipop and Grace Kelly, so I liked that. Now to the controversial topic du jour...(see what I did there? ) I must admit that I did not appreciate him doing Boum Boum freaking Boum at all. It's got nothing to do with me not liking French. I do, actually, and I also understand it so it's not a case of it sounding alien to me or not knowing what he is singing. I totally appreciate what people say about languages being a richness, and eveyrthing else, and I doubt that one could find someone more language oriented and loving than me, but this is different. As others have said, he is a British artist, whose last British record does not have these songs, yet there are so many other great songs of his in English which he left out in order to perform BBB. This is what I have a problem with. If he had done Rain for example, that is an example of a great one that we haven't heard in a while and that always goes down incredbily well. Or so many others! I find it ridiculous that he left so many songs out (as it's obviously impossible to do them all) and chose to perform this one instead. Sorry but this makes no sense to me, and in my eyes was a mistake. I don't think that, for his first and only show in London after 3 years (and who knows for how long now) it's a good idea that he chooses to do a French song which is unknown to the local crowd instead of so many good other options in English that people would have actually heard and know (and like). The average UK Mika fan is not the MFCer who follows all his other shows and watches videos, etc, and hence knows all these other songs, and I don't understand why Mika can't see that and tailor his home shows to this. Anyway, to wrap this up -as I go on and on- this was a fantastic long weekend filled with some memorable times with friends who I hadn't seen in years, and I loved every second of it!! I really had an incredible time (as we always do!) and hope to be doing it again sometime not too far in the future. It was also lovely to see some MFCers who I hadn't seen for years in some cases, and who I bumped into at the gig.And of course, many thanks to Deb for her efforts to sort everything out and for booking that bar! I was also more pro cocktails than Citizens so it was a miracle that we actually made it to the Mika set on time, haha!! Maybe the bar guys knew all along and this is why they chucked us out
  13. Ha, well, I just haven't found that he's done anything interesting in the past few years, besides the albums, really . I feel that he's wasting his time and focusing on the wrong things completely by doing the TV shows, but let's not get into that discussion here and now I wouldn't imagine that I will ever be as active on MFC as I was before though, as that was due to a number of factors that made it a completely different time to now, but I had sort of given up on him ever doing anything that I would like again and now I feel a lot more hopeful after this song Hmmm...I think that he looks more like a devil and a zombie crossed with Rob Lowe, than like Mika... Kitsch disguises indeed...if only Mika himself could see them as that, instead of as 'fashionable' or whatever it is that he sees them as Hi! Yes, it looks like there are a few of us on the same boat, eh?