I travelled to see some shows in Germany (March 2010) and I was so pleased I decided to do it, I really enjoyed the trip. I loved it how everything was so easy. Germans are not too emotional and even a little bit distant. They are fair and straightforward and never make things unnecessarily complicated. I was happy too see only very little tension between fans, queueing was great fun and it was good to meet familiar people both from Germany and from some other countries as well.
I was really tired in Dusseldorf (after Scandinavia during the same week), and I must have looked like a zombie, but the gig was good and I enjoyed it a lot. I felt much better in Hamburg. We spent a relaxed day (as a group of fans) walking near Reeperbahn waiting for the gig (the pic above is taken at Grosse Freiheit near the venue) and even though Mika seemed to be a bit tired during the show he did well and I really started to look forward Berlin, which truly was fantastic, indeed. I loved it as I loved the Berlin gig during the Acoustic Tour, too.
The video below is from Berlin. Taking off his shirt in the end of the gig is a gesture. It’s a sign to the audience saying “you were great, this was fun/I have danced a lot and it’s so hot here”. He is having fun and he takes his shirt off letting all the excited girls and boys scream a bit. I don’t mind if he does it or not, but I really love the contrast in him. He can look so shy and quiet and suddenly so totally self-confident. He takes his shirt off knowing he looks more than gorgeous and still continues dancing his school boy dancing style, that’s simply sweet and charming and makes him special and interesting. Sometimes he does the whole gig shirtless if it suits the style (like at club gigs), and sometimes he touches his shirt but doesn’t take it off, and it always makes me smile because I imagine his mother giving him signs from the backstage. Noooooo Mika. It’s too cold and drafty.
My videos from Philipshalle, Dusseldorf/ Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg/ Huxley’s, Berlin are here.