I really, really miss Mika concerts. I know it because I feel a physical pain in my stomach every time I hear his music or see concert pictures. The pics above are from Belfast and Dublin. Belfast was the first gig of the Ireland and UK Tour 2010. I always do my best to see something from the beginning of the tour because it’s a starting point and for that reason specially interesting to see. He usually does small changes during tours and it’s quite fascinating to compare the first gigs to later ones and even to the last one if possible.
Belfast is one of my best gig memories. Many people say it was like a rehearsal for the Dublin gig (Dublin was a great gig indeed) and I guess it was not exactly how he wanted it to be as he made several changes after the gig. I still really enjoyed especially the Belfast one (and the Dublin show a couple of days later went very smoothly so he must have been pleased). One of my favorite HE versions is from Dublin. See it below with Any Other World (suddenly my stomach hurts again).
Happy Ending: Any Other World: