We are made to believe there is a real person behind Billy Brown. He is looking for a direction in his life and doesn’t care if it happens on account of his family or friends. Mika loves this song. He sings it smiling and asks thousands of people to sing it smiling with him. He wants everybody to hear it. He takes a giant pink flag carrying words “Billy Brown” and spreads it over stage and when people are asking – even begging – him to sing some of his rare songs (like Ring Ring, Lady Jane or One Foot Boy) he says: I’m going to sing a song about my friend Billy Brown.
I can’t imagine a gig without Billy Brown. If Mika feels chatty at all, the beginning of Billy Brown is a good moment to talk something to the audience and it often makes the song quite special (two first vids).
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