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Hi everyone! I´m Bren, I live in Sweden and Mika is my Rufus since I heard his album No place in heaven!

I had come out as trans and I had to stay strong for my kids and partner, while dealing with many different reactions from everyone around me. I felt really alone and suddenly there where these songs which shocked me because it felt like someone was seeing right through me. It felt a bit uncomfortable and some songs were even painful. But it made me realise I was not alone and my feelings were valid.

 

It has been years and much has happened. When I listen to these songs now they still touch me, but in a good way. Mika´s music and performances give me  joy and positivity in my life. This year was the first time I really felt like celebrating pride and where else should I celebrate being true to myself than at one of Mika´s concerts! I couldn´t go to the Disney pride concert because I had to wait for the start of school holidays. So I made up my own party and planned a trip to the festival in Zeebrugge this summer. I´ve never travelled more than 50 km for a concert and I felt like an idiot to be honest. None of my friends could come with me and my family thought I was crazy, but a positive thing with coming out as trans is that your loved ones don´t get surprised easily after that.

 

Without knowing if I would get there in time I drove 2000 km from Sweden to Belgium. I arrived just in time, but not in time to book me a hotel, and I also expected to stand at the back. However there were many Duran Duran fans and I could come to the stage easily. Mika´s performance was amazing. He was tired after his brothers marriage the day before, and the crowd wasn´t great but Mika was great as ever and I was so thankful for that! It was really special to be there. After his gig I left to look for a place to stay the night. My partner would get mad if I slept in my car on a parking lot far from home, so I decided to drive to a friends house, more than 300 km away. That night on the highway I had Yo Yo on repeat and I sung my longs out to stay awake. I will forever think back to this evening and night with a warm heart. 

 

I´ve come here because twitter is a nasty place but I still want to follow Mika and your stories, because they make me laugh! 

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Welcome to the MFC @Bren :welcomeani:

 

I'm Eriko from Japan, nice to meet you.

We have a thread of Live/s Live in Zeebrugge, could you post something ( reports / photos / videos ) if you like to do ?

 

 

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Hi and welcome to the MFC Bren. My name is Sabine and I´m from Germany. Before my first Mika concert I told my husband I would like to see a concert of Mika when he come around 150 km from my place - I never expected to travel to another country...... but then my first gig was in Amsterdam and I traveld 600 km and many more gig in other countries followed. I´m happy I saw lot´s of cities I would never have seen in my life without Mika

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Hello and welcome to the MFC! I’m Lindsey from Indiana, USA. It sounds like Mika has had an extremely positive impact on your life. I’m glad that your first Mika gig was a good experience even if the audience wasn’t great. 

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:welcomeani:

 

It's always wonderful to hear that Mika has changed someone's life in some way with his music. You're definitely in good company here!

 

Now that you've seen him once may your addiction to his concerts continue! 😁

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Hello, Bren, welcome to the MFC :welcomeani: 

The first Mika gig it's always memorable, I'm happy for you that in the end was worth it to travel so many km for it :thumb_yello:

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Hi Bren! :bye:

I'm Gabriella and I live in Italy, nice to meet you and welcome to the MFC! :welcomeani:

I was in Zeebrugge and yes, it was so amazing! :lustslow:

Have fun here and see you around... :cheer:

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Hello Bren and welcome to the MFC :welcomeani: My first concert was near my city but Mika made such an impact on me that I have travelled to other countries to see him when I never had. I took my first plane to travel 1000 km to see him again and I didn't feel like an idiot, I had to face my family to be able to see Mika, so don't feel like an idiot but make your dreams come true. :wink2:  

 

Hope you have a lot of fun here! 

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