Last night, I went to the Mika concert with two of my sisters and two of our friends. The concert was In the Venue--which was actually a pretty cool place to go to a concert (despite the sketchiness of the location) because it was so small that everyone had a great view. When we arrived, an hour after the official start time, there was still a line all the way around the block. So we waited until the line was moving before going out into the cold. :) It was a great opportunity for people watching! Here we are on our way in...(L to R) Lindsey, moi, Hillary, Shelly & Natalie.
I took this pic from back behind the bar, just after the show started. You can see the fabulous chandeliers and disco balls (two of my favorite things)--and you can also see Mika's back--white shirt and the fabulous electric blue skinny jeans that he wore on SYTYCD--which was my first introduction to him.
Here's the front view of the stage. The drummers were sitting in these huge throne like chairs. They seemed like just a bunch of funky people, playing and having a good time!
Here's a clip of Billy Brown. This isn't my fave song but it was really a fun one to hear live--and the crowd really got into it!
Another one of my fave parts was towards the end when several fans got up on stage in the left corner and started dancing and singing. They stayed there for several songs--no one told them to get down and they didn't try to attack Mika or anything. It was so awesome!
The biggest disappointment of the evening was when he played "Relax (take it easy)" about the 3rd song in....and it was totally slow and acoustic-ish. It was pretty cool, actually, but I was slightly devastated that I didn't hear the real version, which was pretty much the main reason I wanted to go to the concert! I'm putting the song on my playlist so you're probably listening to it right now and noticing how cool it is. :)
In the end, it was such a great night--just the right amount of time & fun--I am so glad we went!!