Gig reviews: Mika @ Fabrique, Milan 6/2015
So pleased I decided to go to this smallish (compared to the other Italian dates) gig at Fabrique in Milan last night. The same awesome, positive stage vibe we experienced in Switzerland on Sunday, this time at a proper, intimate venue. Many ways a very extreme experience. Pouring rain, little thunderstorms, burning sun, humid heat, huge lack of sleep, crowded queueing and the most screaming and loudest audience I’ve ever seen or heard. Well done Italian fans for keeping everything organized during the day (not an easy job). Practically no chaos at all even we were worried about it in advance and even most long-time fans had decided to come last minute to avoid the rush.
I arrived Milan late Tuesday night and the first thing saw Saskia and Karin from Team Germany in front of the apartment we had booked. So happy to see them again and had so much fun on Wednesday, thanks girls!! Before and after the concert met also almost all Italian fans I’ve learnt to know during these years and very much enjoyed meeting and catching up with everyone. Hope to see you all soon again!
Mika was in a great stage mood, chatting, dancing, flirting with the audience and looking confident and sexy and a thousand Italian fans were screaming at his flirty dancing. It’s good to see him that comfortable and free to do whatever he likes and he looks good and has a great sense of humor so it’s always a pleasure and entertaining and funny to watch his stage presence and follow his interaction with the audience.
His singing was not yet as effortless as it normally is (after being ill) but he sounded still good and I enjoyed the show fully like I always do in my own, very patterned way, listening to my biggest favorites extremely carefully (Undewater, Last Party, surprisingly now also Boum Boum Boum), dancing and having fun with the most energetic songs (Relax, WAG, EMD, Love Today) and focusing being a fan/a part of the audience during the most familiar (Billy Brown, Happy Ending, GK, BG) or fan action songs (this time TAY and Good Guys, waving little hearts and stars prepared by some Italian fans). We heard the Italian version of Stardust and AOW as extra songs, loved them both and was especially happy to hear Stardust after not hearing it for a long time.