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  1. Honestly, it's really nothing important, it was just a joke many years ago but it somehow became a bit bigger than expected when maker and company really liked the hoodies we made for them πŸ€—
  2. Yep, Andy got his (he was Shandy Fokker, a specific request for him) after John said that he asked for one, but for some reason he just randomly stole other people's sometimes just like Mika did as well πŸ€— There are other photos or videos of Mika wearing his but I have no clue where!
  3. Hey πŸ™‚ long time no see! I'm not sure where this Fluffy Fokker hoodie story comes from but there never was a Fluffy Fokker hoodie at all πŸ˜„ Andy was Shandy Fokker and Mika was Pi Fokker. This is the full list of names that we had: As for photos of them with the hoodies, we had them somewhere but I can't even remember now, it was so long ago 😊 but here are a couple that I found and a video of Mika wearing his. Andy asking for a hoodie for himself too 🀣 and a few more pics on this thread:
  4. Well, what a fantastic night that was!!! Mika was in such a good mood, and great form. From the moment he stepped on that stage you could just feel the audience's enthusiasm and how he was feeding off that, so the chemistry was great. We had balcony tickets for level 1 and got there late because we really didn't want to put ourselves through the torture of crazy queuing up all day πŸ˜… and even though we only waited outside for a bit if was freezing! Clearly the people who had queued all day are made of far sturdier stuff than I am, since I'm certain that I would have ended up with frostbite or something if I'd tried that 🀣 Anyway, we managed a great seat on the second row of the balcony, which I was chuffed with. We had a really great view and as this is a small venue, it felt very much like we were totally 'there' with Mika and everyone else. What can I say that hasn't been said yet about his set, it was excellent. I absolutely ADORED Platform Ballerinas live, as it's just fantastic: full of life, rhythm, catchy...I loved it!!! I also really enjoyed San Remo and missed Paloma, as I would have loved to hear that one. The rest of new songs that he did I saw in Montreal in September but I loved hearing them live again. Dear Jealousy is one of my favourites of the new album and so is Tiny Love. It was very special to see the Tiny Love performance with the lady and I just adore the feeling that he clearly puts into it when he sings this song. At the end we ran off in order to make trains, etc as we figured that the chance of seeing Mika outside would be minimal, since the London gigs always seem to end up with crazy amounts of people mobbing him which was a shame because I would have loved to say hi and thanks for the show, but what can you do, eh. I would have also liked to see some people who I knew were going to be there and I haven't seen in a while, but since they were standing and we didn't cross paths it didn't happen this time ☺️ In any case we went back home on a big high from an amazing evening and from seeing Mika himself so happy with the atmosphere and how the crowd reacted to him. Please come back soon Mika, we miss your shows big time 😍 I took 4 videos only, so here they are in case anyone is interested Relax: Tiny Love: Platform Ballerinas: San Remo:
  5. 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
  6. 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 πŸ˜”
  7. 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 πŸ˜‹- 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! πŸ˜„ 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 πŸ˜…πŸ˜… 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 πŸ˜…) 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
  8. 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 πŸ˜‹- 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! πŸ˜„ 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 πŸ˜…πŸ˜… 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 πŸ˜…) 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
  9. Oh my goodness, I had totally forgotten about this thread, so just had a major revival moment reading it. Hilarious!!! πŸ˜„ We had such great times
  10. **waiting for some people to now get offended because they think you are calling Mika a self centered brat...**
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.