6 December 2013 – Mylène Farmer : Timeless 2013 – Palais Nikaia, Nice
Continuation and end of the adventure « Timeless 2013 » today with the minutes of the last performance of the tour Mylène Farmer. An evening filled with emotion obviously, but little surprises for me, who have left the show at Bercy in September. You can find the chronicle of three dates I attended, as well as photos and videos by following the appropriate link here : Mylène Farmer « Timeless 2013 "In Paris-Bercy. I agree that it is excessive to see the same show four times in a few months, but unlike the tour 2009, to which I attended three times, this « Timeless 2013 » I absolutely do not wearied. I hesitated a bit before going down to Nice for the latter, particularly because of the costs it has incurred, but I do not regret. It allowed me to see the show differently, with all the little changes that there was between the beginning and the end of the concert series.
We arrived in Nice with William shortly after noon, the weather is nice : it is a chance ! We take the hotel management. Our friend Florian joined us, and we go every three to the Palais Nikaia where applicable concert. The bus stopped us in the middle of nowhere and we must finish the walk. He must be 16 hour when it arrives at the gates, there are already some fans, bitterest probably. Here we are waiting for the most eventful. We get up fairly quickly, it grows, it shakes : the entrance in the room is late and not without difficulty. Once inside : our pit gold investment is just perfect : front center. After several hours of waiting, the lights are switched off and the introduction begins ...
As I summarized the concert when fully, I'll summarize a bit the story. Once the lights are off, a cloud of stars appears on the curtain that hides the scene. They meet at a single point to form the image of the poster, we know all and is used all the sauces from the beginning of the era "Monkey Me". this pose, I told you, they call us "THE SECRET". I refer to the reporting date at Bercy if you want to understand this private joke ! LED The curtain opens on the screen that broadcasts images of the Milky Way. One has the impression of crossing space and this journey takes us inside a kind of spacecraft. Mobile structures that make up the décor converge at a single point ... the famous "Stargate" you've probably seen the pictures of the tour. The tension is at its height when the door opens "To force From… ». Mylene appears in a beige suit accompanied by a huge cloak on which are projected laser beams. It's always much effect ! The atmosphere is already excellent. The public is made up of fans who have probably already seen the show several times. She goes on " It hurts so much " and " It's a beautiful day " I consider one of the best moments of the show. This is one of the songs that work best and the whole troop there takes a blast. Robots appear elsewhere in the brilliant introduction of the title and perform the choreography as Mylène and six dancers, we thus see for the first time that evening.
Without transition, it is the turn of « Monkey Me » be interpreted. As I explained a few months ago, the piece is not folichon live, but I must admit that it puts a little more heart tonight in Nice, which makes it more interesting. Moby head appears on the main screen « Slipping Away (Screaming Life) » – you can find the video at the end of this column. Then comes the moment that I fear most ! This is the major change there has been since the start of the tour ! Mylène has indeed replaced "She Holds A" by " Love is nothing ", a song I conchie, LOL ! I class definitely in the top 5 titles that I hate most of his repertoire and it took it chooses the ! BITCH. Short, I puke on orchestration that makes it even more stupid piece than it is at the base : the only thing to save what is staging, more interesting than "She Said A". I suggest you go see for yourself the video at the end of the minutes ! You will benefit to notice it Uygur miserably in the lyrics : proof is that it was really not helpful to sing ! The other highlight of the show for me with " It's a beautiful day " it is " Yes, More… Non ». I am a real fan of this piece, and I think it has become over the years the title I prefer his repertoire. Yes Yes, you do not dream 😀 There is also a small bug in the cover of the song after the bridge : the gimmick does not return and she almost finds a cappella before the last chorus. One wonders what happens, But ultimately : the effect is quite nice !
“Tell me yes… But no !”
Good… A detail bothers me every night – this title, it does not say "Tac-a-tack", more "Tac-Tac-tou" : you can hear it even in the live CD ! I do not understand why and it bothers me greatly !
What follows is the interlude robots reappear on stage for a wild dance. It's really a great idea these little things 😀 Gary Jules takes place in front of us and the audience cheered while still plunged into darkness. Missed misunderstanding dates at Bercy, everyone now knows and expects it to start « Mad World », la reprise de Tears For Fears. Mylène joined seconds later in his long orange dress. At the end of the title, it shows us the last time : "I would like to introduce Gary Jules for those who do not yet know, that is someone I love deeply, that is someone who has a wonderful voice and a pretty soul. I am very very happy to share these moments with him and with you ". They linked together on " The words ", one of the most touching songs on the setlist which happens a small disaster ! In the middle of the title, one of the musicians whose instrument is still connected, testing its keyboard backstage and offers us a festival of notes as little graceful suggested that the rot of a full German beer festival. I am sorry, it's the only comparison that came to mind ! Obviously everyone turns to Yvan Cassar at that time to throw him accusing eyes. It may not be responsible, but after all it can not hurt him this BIG CON! Lol !
Mylène joins Yvan piano to interpret the last two ballads Series : " I tell you everything " and "And Yet", two moments filled with emotion. The audience wanted to surprise him by lighting glow bracelets on " I tell you everything ". I do not feel that it was very interested ... In any case it has not pointed out to us. I have left this initiative, these are tasks on my beige sweater, because the fluorescent tube is opened and the contents spilled on my shirt and my fingers ! ULTRA-SWAG. It's still very emotional and we thank yet again the support : "I thank you once again, one last time tonight in any case for this tour. You say I had an amazing time and all those accompanying me on this stage thank you too. Thank you with all my heart. I do not know what else to say, thank you ". Mylène leaves the scene after "And Yet", allowing musicians to return to the beautiful instrumental outro which concludes the piece. I would also like to emphasize that there is a new background on the screen during this interlude – giving even more charm to this part of the show.
The sound of rain is heard and a cobweb materializes video : it's time to "Disenchanted". Mylene appears wearing a huge black dress roped to Armande Altai. I'm sorry for all those who appreciate this song, but for me it does not work at all on this same tour after the fourth time. I will not accept them ! The recovery with the audience at the end of the title is still very friendly, especially with the new arrangements that were not present in Bercy. We see that the dancers are very moved to be on stage for the last time also. When the black is in the room, people continue to sing "Disenchanted" while Mylène is installed on the platform flying over the audience during " Dark blue ". This is the first time I'm so close and I can not help but make her cuckoo like a moron when the structure passes over my head. I'm really a fan of the new arrangements of this song and I must admit that this tour allowed me to rediscover the songs that I like much since September. She followed with "Diabolique Mon Ange" and withdraw again behind the scenes for further show.
She returns with the dancers "Without Counterfeiting", wearing a red vinyl clothes. This is undoubtedly the sexiest costume show. Was surprised with a cover of the song at the end : it has not systematically on previous dates. This is a great time and the whole room takes up the refrain in chorus. Mylène approaches the stage edge and tells : " Few years ago, So we met ... There was this song ". It's the little interlude "Maman a tort". The public obviously play the game and allows to chain on "I love you Melancholy", one of the surprises of this tour. And that is what we see happen on stage ?! It was Christopher Danchaud, Historical choreographer of the singer ! I had heard he could be here tonight and I imagined something terribly inconvenient. Of the kind : an old man plodded in clothes too small for him. Good, this is indeed the case for the suit, but I find it absolutely ridiculous in the attitude : it's more fun and I think it takes a real pleasure to be on stage. I am also pleased to see that it performs "finally" break the choreography of the ENTIRE. It was not until the fourth time to view to ! At the end of the song, in addition to the choreographed interlude, dancers surprise us with solos before the proud gaze of Christopher Danchaud.
After a few seconds beat, Mylène made its backdrop in appearance to interpret « XXL », dressed in male attire, which will certainly please – it is for me one of the most beautiful costumes of the tour. I love this song, and I find that this site : the show wins many. The re-orchestration is always so strong and Mylène also offers us to take it with her when it ends. It is not systematic either and it's a pleasure to do it tonight in Nice. It then moves on " In the shade " who, admittedly, is not the title that makes the best of this show. The video images are sublime, but his attitude on stage – jacket shoulder – and choreography of dancers lose the intensity at all. At the end of the song, she will see the boys one by one to thank them and give them a kiss. One of the picks her up for another twirl and made him the hand kiss. They moved, they tearfully. Soap bubbles falling from the sky and the whole troop left the stage ! I feel that the outro is slightly different from what I've heard so far.
She returned a few minutes later, with the costume of the early show, which is now accompanied by a train, for "Inseparable". I hated this piece before the tour starts and I must confess that over the dates I began to appreciate. Which is, between us, a pretty crazy thing. The public is now super responsive on the title and each time she pronounced the sentence "I know where it is the sign, everything stops here ... ", everyone screams «NOOOON !!! ». I'm so absorbed in his interpretation that I even missed the first ! LOL. This happens to the last song of the show and therefore, the last song of the tour : " Dream ". Final introduced it that way : "I have so much to tell you. And yet I can not find the words. I think the emotion is at its worst. thank you so much. You have supported me all these years. I can not thank you. You have made my life, a wonderful life. Thank you with all my heart and maybe soon I do not know ". Those who know me know, I'm not sensitive to this stuff, but I must admit that at the time of the show I find it terribly sincere. She could almost tear me a larmiche. But I am worthy and I keep eyes moist on the latter song with the conviction that we will see her again soon !
I will conclude this article by saying that I took great pleasure in seeing the show for the fourth time : for me, This is definitely my favorite tour. Whether in the choice of titles, the staging or the energy released Mylène throughout the show. A lot of emotion on the latter course, tears do you want in here, and a message goodbye until next concert series. I have the feeling that, as the public, the team was moved to see the tour end. I took a walk to hell on " Yes, But no ", " It's a beautiful day " and "I love you Melancholy" I still love. I loved the times with the public "Without Counterfeiting" and « XXL » and small adjustments staging and orchestration that there was here and there on the show. The downside is obviously to have replaced "She Holds A" by " Love is nothing " who, even if it is visually more interesting, is still as boring !
You can find the live album in stores since the beginning of the week and the DVD normally come out next spring. I leave you with the photos and videos of the evening, probably the most successful of these four dates. As for us, you end quickly enough for other adventures ! Meet me elsewhere on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover many other chronic concert, including those on tour Mylène Farmer : Before That Shadow ... At Bercy (2006), Tour 2009 and Timeless 2013.
Setlist : At De Force… / It hurts so much / It's a beautiful day / Monkey Me / Slipping Away (Screaming Life) / Love is nothing / Yes, More… Non / Mad World (With Gary Jules) / The words (With Gary Jules) / I tell you everything / disenchanted / Dark blue / Diabolique Mon Ange / without Counterfeiting / I love you Melancholy / XXL / In the shade / inseparable / Dream