The Origin Of Love Tour started and I saw Mika at Paradiso, Amsterdam. A small, cozy and intimate venue. A VERY high stage, simple and lovely stage setting, a good, high-energy audience and jet lagged, crazy, even a bit hysterical and very entertaining Mika.
The stage was so high that it was at the same level as my nose so I was mostly watching Mika’s shoes. What can I say. Listening to Stardust live for the first time watching Mika’s beautiful black and white Louboutins is definitely not a bad way to spend a Saturday night. Everything was absolutely beautiful.
I enjoyed seeing the new and very simple stage setting, just two big light squares: one with big M and one with a heart and polkadots. Mika and the band had their stylish simple outfits and black or grey trousers, white shirts and braces and it was very much my taste. The polkadot choir was dressed in white outfits with green polkadots.
Mika was jet lagged so he was tired in a funny, hyper-active way and his chatting was very entertaining and made the audience laugh. He slapped people in the front row on heads imitating amusement park hammer games, joked with the band and danced in his own adorable style which I love so much. The show was great, Mika was as charming and funny as he can be and the audience was very responsive. I loved watching the polkadot choir and I loved the whole night.
The Original setlist looked like this but he changed the order a little bit:
- Blame It On The Girls
- Blue Eyes
- Billy Brown
- Big Girl
- Stuck In the Middle
- Love Today
- Elle Me Dit
- Happy Ending
- Grace Kelly
- We Are Golden