Went to Salt Lake City last weekend to see this guy in concert.
Our friend Jenny who introduced us to Mika's music
came along with me and Court and Coryn.
In fact, 5 years ago we attended his concert at
the same venue.
Court was serving her LDS mission at the time
and so when we heard he was coming again
we just couldn't pass it up.
Mika is a huge star throughout Europe and Asia.
He sells out concert halls and arenas.
He is still lesser known here in the United States so lucky for us!
We have been up front and close to him twice in a very small venue
of a few hundred people.
Mika was born in Lebenon and raised in Paris
and makes his home in London.
He is a phenomenal musician with an incredible vocal range.
His falsetto is well developed and reminiscent of
Freddie Mercury of the band Queen.
Mika loves Salt Lake City and that the audience
loves to sing along with him.
At his 2008 concert the bus with all the equipment,
instruments and props
got stranded in a February snow storm.
We waited outside the venue for 2 hours as they decided whether
or not to cancel. But instead they scrambled to borrow instruments from local musicians and turned the show into
an acoustic set.
Mika was so apologetic and even worried he would be booed
off the stage. Just the opposite.
It was a memorable evening and an amazing concert.
Everyone loved him.
He actually got quite emotional over the experience.
He even wrote a love song about Salt Lake City
and said that his 2008 concert here had inspired this particular
acoustic styled tour this year.
Such a great concert with everyone dancing and singing along.
Because it is a standing venue I'll tell you I felt like
I had done a month's worth of aerobics afterwards.
But so worth it.