Saturday, February 09, 2008


Last Wednesday my sister and I went to see Mika in concert at First Avenue in Minneapolis. At the moment, he's hugely popular everywhere except for the US, but luckily he's still touring here. The concert was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!! Not only is his voice amazing, but he is also aan incredibly high energy performer. His cd is titled "Life in Cartoon Motion" and the concert was focused around that theme with over the top sets, props, band members, and of course, Mika himself. You can watch some of my favorite songs here, here, and here. Here are some of the (somewhat low quality) pics I snapped during the show.

Mika jamming out in a fabulous purple jacket. Yes, we were this close and it was AWESOME.

It's hard to tell, but you can kind of see in this pic that the backdrop was a beautiful color mural and there were lights and flowers everywhere on stage.

One of his props for his song "Big Girl, You Are Beautiful."

I don't really remember which song this led into, but we loved the random skeleton puppet and the massive amounts of confetti coming down on the stage like snow.

Mika got to sexy for his shirt.

Belting it out. I like this one because it looks like he's ready to eat a chunk of the mike.

After his band left the stage, the audience called him back on for an encore and what ensued was the craziest, coolest thing I have ever seen at a concert. Prop guys hoisted a huge white sheet on stage and had it backlit. Then the band came out in sheep and wolves costume and they put on this old-schoolish cartoon with just their shadows and theme music playing. Then the end of it they launched into "Lollipop" and let loose tons of 2 foot diameter balloons to bounce around in the crowd like beach balls and ended the song with those flying around and confetti spraying everywhere over everything. Completely amazing and undescribable, but I'll try and do it with this woefully low quality clip and pic.


Sarakastic said...

It's been a long time that I've seen/heard about/went to a concert that was actually fun, this looks like a blast

~Virginia~ said...

Oh, my! That is close! Glad you had a good time!

Trish Ryan said...

Live performances are just so incredible. Your post made me wonder WHY I don't go to them more often????

Incognito_one said...

My Mika experience the other night was quite different. Since their equipment didn't make it to Salt Lake, it lacked all that fun whiz-bang stuff that your concert had, but I wasn't disappointed. It was neat to see it turn into a slightly more low-key, acoustic version of his concert.

ellesappelle said...

I am SO jealous! Mika is awesome. "Grace Kelly" came out about a year ago in New Zealand and was a huge hit. I keep intending to buy his album but for some reason I have not done it yet. Right. Am getting out my To Do List.

LEstes65 said...

I just went to Mika's website and sat there watching a ton of videos. Why isn't he huge over here, I'm wondering. That Big Girls song is genius. And should be my theme song. Although I still plan on shrinking more.

Thanks for introducing me to Mika.