I've only just arrived home and I'm exhausted after my busy weekend, but I have enough energy to write a little report about my amazing experience at this show!
This was my second Mika gig, and I was very excited to see him again. It had been a long three years since I'd seen him at the Palladium, so I was really grateful that I could attend this show. I travelled to London with my friend on Friday and went sightseeing on Saturday, but obviously Mika was the highlight of my weekend!
We started to queue at 5pm. Met some really lovely fans in the queue and had a great time chatting with them. Eventually the doors opened and we sprinted inside. Managed to find a spot that was fairly close to the stage, but not directly at the front. Unfortunately I didn't have the greatest view as I'm quite short, but it wasn't too bad. I wasn't particularly keen on the support act - they were a DJ duo, but they didn't interact with the crowd much. Not that I cared too much, because I was just so excited to see Mika!
The main concert started around 9pm, and Mika opened with an explosive performance of Ice Cream. The whole concert was amazing, but my highlights were We Are Golden, Popular Song, Love Today, and Platform Ballerinas. We held up paper hearts during Tiny Love, and the smile on his face was adorable. He has such a genuine love for his fans.
I went to the stage door after the concert in the hope of meeting Mika. Got speaking to some more lovely fans, which was fun. While we were waiting for Mika to come out, I saw his sister Paloma leaving. I waved at her, and she looked at me and smiled! Mika eventually came out and stayed for about ten minutes signing autographs and taking photos with fans. I was really close to him, so close that I think we even made eye contact at one point, but I didn't get to meet him. So near yet so far. However, I do understand that he couldn't stay for long, and I felt incredibly lucky to be so close to him!
Overall, I had an amazing night and a great weekend overall. I didn't get to meet other fans at my first Mika gig in 2016, so it was really lovely to meet some of you this time! Trouble is, I think I'm already starting to suffer from post-gig depression. I really hope he will come back to London soon...