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  1. I got the answer from the European Consumer Centres Network and they confirmed that according to the article 183, paragraph 11, Law 17 July 2020, n.77, I should receive my money back if the concert is cancelled (without a new date) and I should fill the form on the website. So I did it even though it's very unclear what they mean by the refund now because a "reimbursement" still could be a voucher I guess... Well, let's see what happens. 

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  2. 21 minutes ago, mellody said:


    Yeah, customer relations doesn't really seem to be a thing in Italy, apparently. :dunno:

    Anyway iirc it was you who bought my spare Verona tickets? I'll take care of requesting the vouchers for the tickets I bought - will see if they need a name or not, and I'll send the voucher to you once I have it. But they said it might take a while til we get them.


    I just have my own ticket, I didn't buy yours. I know I asked if you still have them but later I got better ones on TicketOne.

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  3. 2 minutes ago, carafon said:

    I'm still waiting for an information email from the seller …..:fisch:

    Along with the fact that we've got no alternative choice , I find very unfair that we also have to ask for the voucher as it should be automatically sent to everyone 



    I find the whole formulation "It will be possible to request vouchers from the ticket circuits by and no later than 31 July 2020." very rude! I mean, it's their duty. I know it's not their fault that the concert can't take place but it isn't our fault either. We paid for something, we didn't get it and now we have almost no rights to get our money back? If I won't request my voucher until the 31st July, then they just keep my money for nothing? That's so unfair. I really wasn't worried about the refund till Thursday but I could never imagine it will be so bad. Now I feel quite scammed. 

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  4. 14 minutes ago, mellody said:

    But I think that's the laws which are different, they made these especially due to Corona, to protect the production companies, ticket sellers, etc. - which is ok for me, as long as customers are also protected in some way,


    That's why I tried to send an email to the European Consumer Centres Network because I think it's a really customer-unfriendly refund policy. I already got in touch with them once and they replied, even though it wasn't really helpful back then. However, they know the laws in different EU countries and they can help you if you need information about your rights in such situations. I don't think it will help but at least I want to know if it's legal according to the Italian law. I get that they want to protect the business but not under these conditions... 

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  5. Just now, Anna-is-golden said:

    I hope too😓


    I have to say this is by far the most expensive ticket I've ever bought so I'm really quite angry now. There would be no problem with a voucher if the concert gets rescheduled, I already have one concert ticket and one festival ticket for the next year (no Mika) but now I'll get a voucher with an expiration date and I don't know if there will be any Mika gigs in Italy I can attend to use it. And I won't travel to Italy to see any other show, also there might be gigs I won't be able to attend because of the distance, date etc. At least you should receive your money back if you don't use the voucher and it expires. It's a lot of money.

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  6. 1 minute ago, maggie112 said:

    All Italian gigs are CANCELLED, and we can just have a voucher as refund 

    Saying I’m angry is an understatement 


    That really sucks! :angry: How long is the voucher valid and do you get your money back if you don't use it? Because the ticket was quite expensive and I would use the voucher only for a Mika gig... So I hope they will reschedule the concert in Verona. 

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  7. 3 minutes ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:


    I am still hoping...




    "Zaia opens the Arena of Verona to thousands of spectators, in complete safety. If we had waited for the state we would still be on the high seas. Another lesson for those who are against autonomy!"


    Tbh I think Mika gave up on all the concerts this year and I can't even blame him for that... 

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  8. 24 minutes ago, mellody said:

    There's new info on the Arena's website - tho I think it's only about the opera events, but it says August, so maybe they also plan to do the Mika gig like that - the stage in the center of the arena and the audience on the tribunes, so there's enough distance: ... Let's see if a) they plan that also for the pop concerts, b) if Mika agrees to this and c) if yes, how they'll distribute the tickets already bought.


    Idk but it seems to me that there would be much fewer seats and the concert is already almost sold out so I don't think there would be enough space... :dunno: Also I guess keeping distance works better at a classical concert where people sit down silently than at a pop concert where the audience is more lively. Tbh I don't think it can take place under these conditions. 

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  9. 48 minutes ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

    A miracle? :clap: And he was veeeery punctual! This quarantine makes strange things with people :lmao:


    I guess that's because people in general are so "bored" and there are not many things that would distract them as usual so once they have an appointment they are on time... Now with online classes, none of the students is missing and they are all punctual. :biggrin2:

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  10. 2 hours ago, mellody said:


    On the one hand I'm surprised they announce artists at this point - but on the other hand, if the state sets no clear rules for that time, the festival organizers have no choice but to go on with the planning, maybe hoping for a miracle. Even in Germany the rule that big events can't take place is only until August 31. Maybe it'd be better if the states just set these rules for the rest of the year, so organizers and visitors can plan better. But well, there's lots of money involved. Like for the Munich Oktoberfest, we're talking about billions of Euros just for these 2 weeks. They want to decide in the next few weeks what they'll do. I expect that it'll be cancelled.


    11 minutes ago, dcdeb said:


    I do, too. Mika's team hasn't announced it officially, and Mika himself said that the festival season was basically dead this year.  🤷‍♀️


    I think they simply have to go on until the government make an official restriction that will affect them because of the contracts they have. They can't cancel it on their own, they have to wait and until then continue with the promo even though they probably know it won't happen anyway... But that's the deal they have to follow. 

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  11. 27 minutes ago, Anna-is-golden said:

    I am so sorry for your job😔 yes, it will probably go as you are saying❤️



    It's ok, I'm a student and I don't need the money for living but I was saving money for summer (which now seems "unnecessary" anyway). Unfortunately, as there are no more tourists in the city and gatherings are forbidden, the agency I work for had to stop its activity. I also should accompany authors on the book fair in May as an interpreter like last year (I study Translation studies) but the book fair has been cancelled this year. So I have to say even though I have some savings, I would prefer not to spend money for the trip right now... 

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  12. As I said, now I'm almost hoping it will be postponed because I don't want to be in the situation that the concert takes place but I can't leave the country... I know it's selfish but that would break my heart. Now you need a valid reason (visiting your family etc.) to cross the borders. I've also planned to save more money for summer but last month I lost my job (I'm helping out in a travel & tour agency). But from what I read in the translation of the article, I don't see the other dates happening either. Sure they start with the sooner dates but it's similar with holiday this year - month by month they are returning the money (or a voucher), now it affects only reservations till May but it's already pretty sure our family holiday in July won't happen either, we just have to wait till June to get the money back or to get a voucher for the next year. And also based on Mika's words yesterday, it seems to me he thinks no more concerts are going to happen this year as he is already focusing on the next one.

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  13. 9 hours ago, mellody said:

    I miss his cooking shows... :tears: They were such a ray of sunshine, something to look forward to when bad news about the world's situation keep coming in every day. I don't want to bother him about it on Twitter or IG, he has more important personal worries than keeping his fans happy... but I hope he knows how much we miss him and that he could make a big difference for us by doing IG lives regularly - with or without cooking, I don't mind. Just something to look forward to when everything else is so insecure.


    I feel the same, the cooking show was the best thing that happened during the quarantine, literally crazy colours in the grey... I miss him so much but at the same time, I know he has more important things right now to worry about. :emot-sad:

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  14. On 3/20/2020 at 2:13 PM, TinyLove_CJ said:

    This dream is heavily influenced by Mika's recent live video.


    I was in the apartment in Athens with just Mika and Andy and I was the one filming Mika cooking. Andy was just sat at a table drinking Greek wine. I wasn't filming it live because Mika wanted it to be turned into a documentary. He was being his usual bouncy self and dancing along to music. While he was waiting for the sauce to reduce Mika set a small table with candles and poured some more wine and he and Andy sat together. Next thing I know Mika's got out this gorgeous ring, thick band with tiny diamonds, and proposes to Andy! Of course he said yes. I was so shocked I nearly dropped the camera and I was crying (happy tears) and the guys were crying. It was lovely.


    Such a happy dream!


    I don't know why but as I had read the comment by @Natacha. before, I already expected the proposal when I read your dream but I've imagined it the other way around... :teehee: Such a sweet dream! :cloud:

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  15. 4 minutes ago, silver said:

    A lot of 30-something fans were 20-something fans too when they started following Mika. :fisch:




    That's why I hate this ageism, it shouldn't matter if you are an younger/older fan, I don't know the age of many fans I follow on Twitter and I don't really care about it either... It's just another thing that splits the fandom like nationality etc. even though it shouldn't. We are all on the same boat, we are fans and that's all that matters to me.

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  16. I have another song/artist recommendation. Lately I've been listening a lot to CHVRCHES, I know the band for quite a long time but since I heard their song Forever on the series Élite, I kind of rediscovered their music once again... They have a lot of great songs like The Mother We Share, Miracle and a lots more. But this particular song reminds me a lot of Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode – you surely remember Mika's cover of that song: