Mika announced his Helsinki concert and suddenly he was all over the Finnish media. His face was on every news page and I got emails, messages and texts from friends who hadn’t contacted me in ages just to inform me. I couldn’t wait but I was also worried. I knew Mika would do a great concert in Helsinki, he always does a professional show. I knew the audience would enjoy it. I was worried he wouldn’t enjoy it and I couldn’t bear the thought he might not enjoy performing in my home town or not like the audience, the venue or my country in general. This was his first concert in Finland and I didn’t know how it would be.
In the end everything was perfect. The venue in Helsinki was small enough to sell and the audience was amazing, everyone singing and dancing their hearts out. Finnish fans were moderately young, but so sweet and adoring, not aggressive or pushy at all and Mika seemed to totally enjoy the situation. He gave his young fans a lot of attention and that melted my heart. The gig was happy and warm, the Circus night club was literally as sweaty and hot as a sauna, and everyone was smiling from the beginning of the show to the end of it. I loved every moment and the whole atmosphere.