On July 4, I stood in line outside Parc des Princes for 3 hours before the start of the show. I made the trip to Paris mostly to see Mika's first stadium performance. Once I stood in the coveted front-row center place, I knew I was in for a treat. This was my third Mika show, and I knew what to expect.
The decorations were second to none - the whole stage was a clown head! Each song had the support of a full-blown circus act - acrobats, clowns, orchestra, dancers, outrageous costumes, Chinese dragons, you name it!
Mika's performance was sublime as ever - you have to see they guy live to appreciate his amazing talent. The music is fantastic, we all know that.
Still, the best part of the show was the atmosphere - the 50,000 people stadium felt very intimate, with everyone singing along to every line, and Mika really created a very familiar atmosphere and gave the audience every imaginable treat. He is a superb performer and will only get better.
After two very successful years, this show was arguably the highlight of it all! Well done, Mika, and thanks for signing my ticket afterward!