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El Ringo del Palacio Madrid, Spain: 5 October 2015 REPORTS/PICS/VIDS

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He made Spanish lyrics for Spanish fans ! How considerate...  :wub:  

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Wow, The glasses Marisa threw it to him . hahaha. Wonderful and unforgettable night again. Mika was so kind with us. While the gig :wub: and  the short m&g was  :fangurl: for me.

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I have some more, but it's uploading too slowly. 

 

 

Thanks so much. Your vids are always one of the best.   :huglove:

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I uploaded my videos to youtube. For some reason the quality looks really bad when I open the links. I hope it's due to my connection and not a problem the videos or the upload have. Anyway, you're welcome to share the vids, but please don't use M's name or the complete song titles when doing so or otherwise my account might get blocked (weird German laws...)

 

Pictures still to come!

 

Spanish Bit of TAY

 

LYL

 

PL

 

HE a capella

fabulous videos! thx!

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Magical night :wub2: Full set, Promiseland, Ordinary Man, stunning Happy Ending. A LOT of contact with the audience, for example the cutest young girl on stage with him and noticing Rose and David as soon as he came on stage. His voice was absolutely beautiful, I'm totally amazed! I don't understand how he can still impress me like this :wub2:

just curious, who are Rose and David? 

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just curious, who are Rose and David?

 

Rak1 and freddiesdouble here on mfc, both are fans since the very beginning and mika knows them. ;)

 

Apparently HE without a mic in such a big venue wasn't mika's best idea, looking at his latest tweets. :aah:

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Thanks so much. Your vids are always one of the best.   :huglove:

 

Thank you, dear! But this time I'm not very happy with them :) We were pushed too much, and the girl besides me had too long hands.

Do you have Staring At The Sun?

No, but you know why - I was waving the paper suns and throwing them, it was such a fun :) 

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It doesn't seem to have picked up Rose's post..... Glad to hear you had such a great time Rose. I really, really wanted to be able to go to this gig but it just wasn't possible. It is driving me nuts hearing about all the shows... But I know that I have to be patient. I just worry that London will be different with being a seated theatre ...... I want it to be as amazing as all the other shows with all the props etc.

 

Thanks everyone for all of the reviews, pic and videos.

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It doesn't seem to have picked up Rose's post..... Glad to hear you had such a great time Rose. I really, really wanted to be able to go to this gig but it just wasn't possible. It is driving me nuts hearing about all the shows... But I know that I have to be patient. I just worry that London will be different with being a seated theatre ...... I want it to be as amazing as all the other shows with all the props etc.

Thanks everyone for all of the reviews, pic and videos.

Not sure the caravan will survive to the end. It seems to be falling apart. :teehee: A large piece of the front of it fell off during the show. Just as well Mika wasn't standing in front of it at the time. :shocked:

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Not sure the caravan will survive to the end. It seems to be falling apart. :teehee: A large piece of the front of it fell off during the show. Just as well Mika wasn't standing in front of it at the time. :shocked:

does it have any relevance?

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does it have any relevance?

The caravan? It's amazing and he did spend a good part of the show at it.

I'm sure it's only a matter of nailing the part back on.

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ABC es.

http://www.abc.es/cultura/musica/20151007/abci-mika-concierto-madrid-cronica-201510071651.html

 

Mika, mi fábrica de baile

andrés castaño / madrid
Día 07/10/2015 - 17.09h
 
El músico de origen libanés ofreció un concierto festivo y lleno de energía en el Barclaycard Center de Madrid

Me habían dicho los conciertos de Mika triunfan. No hice mucho caso, la gente de promo sabe venderte la moto. Pero la duda me ganó y quise comprobar la esencia en primera persona. Puede que Mika sea muy histriónico, pero lo suyo es espectáculo en toda regla.

 

El libanés Mika aterrizó en Madrid, en The Ring, la versión pequeña que toma el Palacio de los Deportes (o Barclaycard Center), en una noche de lluvia otoñal que incitaba al recogimiento, pero lo suyo es disco pop de corte clásico, con un punto entre cabaret, elegancia y momentos a lo «Fama», o quizás algo más actual como Factor X, de este reality fue jurado en su edición italiana. Destila retazos de Abba, coros Bee Gees («Relax, Take It Easy»), y una presencia escénica digna de un cruce entre Jim Carrey y Freddie Mercury. También se le relaciona a contemporáneos como Rufus Wainwright y Scissor Sisters.

 

Sus conciertos, visto lo visto, son una vacuna ideal para el aburrimiento, y una buena descarga de endorfinas. Sus bailes, sus saltos, sus contoneos, su estética, sus chaquetas de lentejuelas brillantes. Sus chascarrillos y el manejo de su voz, falsetes incluidos, son pura delicia. Se nota que vive a su aire, que le gusta Wonderland más que Disneyland, con ese letrero de HEAVEN presidiendo el techo del escenario, y el PARADISE a un lado, y la enorme bola de discoteca a lo alto presidiendo por momentos y bajando en picado. Cantó en español y se dirigió al público en español, subió a una fan que le había lanzado una marioneta.

 

Del rock («We Are Golden» recuerda a Bon Jovi) a la balada («Happy Ending»), tocando el piano, cambiando de chaqueta. Eliminando fronteras y prejuicios machistas («Origin of Love»), cantando en francés («Elle Me Dit»). Y tratando de animar al público, incitándole a moverse, a corear, a mover las manos. Acompañado de un quinteto eficaz (bajo, guitarra, teclados, batería y percusión) sin desmontar su plan maestro ¡Qué derroche de energía! ¡Qué ganas de vivir la vida, como si no hubiera mañana!

 

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does it have any relevance?

I think the stage set as a whole is a unity - i can only assume the story it's supposed to tell, haven't read an interview yet where he talks about the meaning... but for that, the caravan is relevant, yes.

I was at two shows without the stage set tho, and they were still totally amazing. I'm sure london will be special, with or without the props. ;)

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[REVIEW]

WAMBU es

http://www.wambu.es/mika-alegra-a-madrid-con-un-magnifico-espectaculo/

 

Lunes otoñal en Madrid. Los alrededores del Barclaycard Center presentaban un ambiente relajado.

 

Se divisa una larga y estrecha fila que recorre toda la plaza de Felipe II y poco a poco la gente accede al recinto.

 

A las 20:15h cinco jóvenes hacen acto de presencia sobre el escenario, son Citiziens, los teloneros de Mika.

 

Para quien no los conozca son un un grupo clásico de sonido a pop británico. Dos guitarras, un bajo, una batería y la voz solista.

 

Cabe destacar el buen manejo del castellano que atesoraba su vocalista hablando y dando las gracias al público congregado en un recinto a medio gas. Media pista y sin gradas laterales… se notaba que es lunes, día muy poco propicio para un concierto de este calibre.

 

Sonido fresco y con ciertos toques muy eléctricos que amenizó la espera.

 

Tras media hora unas 6 canciones los londinenses abandonaban el escenario entre los aplausos y gritos de un público que quedó satisfecho del aperitivo

y esperaba impaciente el plato principal de la noche.

 

Minutos de espera mientras se adecuaba el escenario a la siguiente actuación y el público aprovechaba para hacer las visitas de rigor al aseo y al bar, nada podía hacer que luego se perdiesen un segundo del espectáculo del libaní.

 

A las 21:32h y casi con puntualidad británica aparecían sobre el escenario los músicos.

 

Con fragmentos de La vie en rose o Purple rain aparecía Mima con una chaqueta negra y sombrero y se apoya a sobre una caravana situada a un extremo del escenario.

 

Con un silencio impoluto por oarte del público Mika empezaba el concierto con la canción que da nombre a su último disco y a la gira, No place in Heaven.

 

Tras un pequeño discurso en castellano, idioma del que siempre hace gala en los conciertos que ofrece en España tocaría uno de sus grandes éxitos de su carrera, Big girl.

 

Posteriormente y de suave a muy cañero, el tema que le lanzó a la fama mundial, Grace Kelly, sonaría consiguiendo, si no lo había hecho ya, meterse al público en el bolsillo.

 

Y como a Mika le gusta dar pequeños regalitos a sus fans en los conciertos en forma de adaptación o guiño lingüístico, esta vez tocó que fuerza el single de su último trabajo Talk about you el que tuviera su adaptación a nuestro idioma con “todo lo que hago es hablar de ti” al igual que en su anterior gira en España pudimos escucharle con “Sólo te quiero con una copa de más” (Love you when I’m drunk)

 

Luego llegaría su explicación de lo que significa para el Boum boum boum paso previo a cantarla, esta vez en francés, otro de los idiomas favoritos del cantante.

 

En ese momento, una bola de discoteca gigante y con el globo terráqueo representado en su superficie haría acto de presencia para introducir el tema Good guys.

 

The origin of love continuaría el espectáculo y tras tirar abajo el telón que daba un aire muy sobrio y excesivamente sencillo al escenario, Mika aparecía tras unas grandes puertas en medio de un escenario mucho más acorde a su estética de comic y dibujos que suele acompañar al artista.

 

Los acordes de Relax, take it easy volvían a poner a todo el público a saltar.

 

Rain, sería el siguiente tema del tracklist.

 

Luego otro tema con una estrofa en castellano como Live your life hacía que los asistentes no tuvieran que esforzarse con el idioma de Shakespeare.

 

Promiseland Underwater serían las siguientes.
Entonces llegaría uno de los momentos de la noche, Mika coge un títere que le habían regalado y reclama en el escenario a quien se lo hubiera regalado y acto seguido sube a niña, la autora, encima del piano.

 

Mientras hace que la niña haga bailar al títere él canta Elle me dit para finalmente coger a la niña y marcarse un baile con ella.

 

Tras sonar Happy ending Mika reclama silencio a todos los allí presentes y a capela y sin usar el micro se marca un solo de voz que deja a todos los allí congregados alucinando con la capacidad vocal que tiene y lo que su voz puede llegar a hacer.

 

We are goldenLast party encarrilarían la parte final del concierto.

 

El primer bis sería otro de los temas comodín y seguros de su repertorio Love today con el que acabaría aplastado por bola de discoteca.

 

Y como un segundo bis, tras reaparecer, sería un pequeño solo de piano y voz para comenzar Lollipop y finalmente Ordinary man la cual  para ser Mika y su estilo alegre dejó al público algo frío y apagado.

 

A las 23:31h y tras dos horas ininterrumpidas de concierto Mika y toda su banda saludaban al público y ponían fin a un espectáculo de mucha calidad.

 

Personalmente me sorprende que artistas de este nivel y cuyos conciertos son verdaderas obras de arte por la puesta en escena tanto en decorado como en la interpretación del artista, sea tan poco seguido por el público y apenas ¿1000? personas hayan asistido al mismo.

 

En lunes, sí. Pero quien le ve repite porque lo que muestra sobre un escenario muy pocos artistas son capaces de hacerlo.

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just curious, who are Rose and David? 

That would be me  :)

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does it have any relevance?

A good part of the show centres around it, yes   :thumb_yello:

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The caravan? It's amazing and he did spend a good part of the show at it.

I'm sure it's only a matter of nailing the part back on.

I think the stage set as a whole is a unity - i can only assume the story it's supposed to tell, haven't read an interview yet where he talks about the meaning... but for that, the caravan is relevant, yes.

I was at two shows without the stage set tho, and they were still totally amazing. I'm sure london will be special, with or without the props. ;)

A good part of the show centres around it, yes :thumb_yello:

thank you for the replies :biggrin2: I just wondered 'why a caravan' as I couldn't find any relevance in any of the lyrics. Yes I am sure that I will love the show no matter what but I would like to see the full set if possible. But .... As long as Mika shows up... That's the main thing ... With or without his caravan :mf_rosetinted: Edited by kath
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Rose - with regard to Staring at the Sun vids..... I have found that when I am searching you tube for vids of things that are particularly relevant and special to me, I keep checking from time to time.... And even sometimes after several years you may be lucky and eventually find one. Good luck :thumb_yello:

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Such a long time since I did a gig report  :shocked:

 

So ... we Queued from 7 am .... always fun doing that they they decide to form 3 lines to let people in, I felt like I ran a marathon to get front row (half way around the arena, down 4 flights of stairs, lights off then across the length of the floor phew!), just stage left in front of the caravan is a great spot, pleased the MFC was all around that area

 

The support band was brilliant and already had a bond with the fans ! seemed no time at all before he came on ... brought back a lot of memories to actually see him again!

 

He came on to NPIH, for me it was a change from the days of relax .. that energy changed to a more relaxed slower build up and it worked! ... then leading into Big Girl ! ya

 

I was so pleased he played Promiseland, Happy Ending without the band just shows his voice is something else .. I loved that, there still seems to be a lot of songs I would really like to hear live .. but he seems to have his "old favs" and general structure .. oh and he finished with Ordinary man, very unexpected, I really saw little difference from several years ago, the energy, the voice, the engagement with the fans

 

Afterwards I decided to hang around to meet him with everyone else, then a small little bar next to the venue grabbed my attention, next thing the fans went to another entrance so obviously he was coming out of somewhere else

 

Staying there I got talking to some local Spanish people, it was playing Mika videos and music .. happy place to be as I waited for everyone to come back

 

While there some members of the crew started to come over, got chatting to them and others

 

Next table to us a guy got talking to us (our crew had returned by then) and said his friend was Mika's cousin ... did not believe him actually  :naughty:  , so he showed us photo's backstage to prove it and gave us a couple of aftershow passes they had been to so we could keep (not us .. they went .. not us .. we did not go to an aftershow party .. repeat and read)

 

We stayed at that bar and had a great time until late, I love hanging out with you lot (and I love Madrid too obviously), it was raining MEGA heavy when we left, the band saw us from a distance and waved at early o'clock .. but even crossing 20 meters was too much in that rain

 

Overall just fantastic ... one of the highlights was Mika seeing Rose, sitting down and singing to her ... it was a sweet moment, also how a young child threw a puppet on the stage and he sat her on the piano

 

Madrid is amazing, even better spending it with special friends from around the world.. will be top of my list next tour  :thumb_yello:
 

(photos of Mika singing to Rose below ... fabby) .. thanks to Asun's amazing bf for taking them ... it was BEYOND special .. I loved his beaming face ....  you can see for yourselves

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