He likes to make things look a bit darker though, maybe in order to have some contrast in his shows, and the effect is always surreal and magical. The first three pictures are from the Parc des Princes concert (7/2008 and then the clown stage setting from Cattolica (8/2010). Btw, I would love to know how he feels about his own modern touring life.
Mika loves making his shows as colorful spectacles combining elements from different cultures and art styles (Chinese dragons meet Mexican death feast etc.). My personal favorite is the circus theme. I have always been fascinated (via books and movies) by beautiful, old-fashioned circus venues and circus people/their touring life. As a child I even used to imagine myself traveling from town to town with a pretty wooden caravan and happy little animals. What an adventurous life it would have been, lol!