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 got to sexy for his shirt.
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.