I WAS GOING TO RE-WRITE THIS. I EMAILED IT TO THE BOARD GIRLS, BUT IT’S KIND OF FUNNY HOW EXCITED I WAS. SO I LEFT IT PRETTY MUCH ALONE. I HAD JUST WALKED IN TO THE HOTEL ROOM FROM THE CONCERT:
Briefly, cause I also want to do a review tonight. I know Linda told you and, of course, I have to tell you again !!
Me, Loretta, Mary, Mary’s Daughter (Ann) and grand daughter (Kate) shared a van/cab. Our driver was nice. We were talking about seeing the bus in back of the theatre. So the driver drove back there. There was the bus and a gate that was open and PIERO standing just inside. We asked the driver to stop. We slid open the van/cab door and Ann jumped out to take a pic. Piero saw us and came over and JUMPED INSIDE THE CAB with us. I have pictures!!!! I asked him if he ever heard of Il Volo Flight crew and he looked me in the eye and said that he had. He was so sweet and funny. He actually stayed a while. We gave the cab driver 35.00 for a 1 mile ride!! (THAT’S MARY BOHLING IN THE PICTURE). Take note of that door in the background of the 3rd picture!
The cab dropped us off in front of the theatre. I was talking to two other younger women (I told them I would forget their names but, they promised to blog here.) and I said that I was going to walk back around. The two came with me. Just as we got to the gate the guard opened it and there was Piero still standing there talking to some guy. Just as we walked up to Piero THE DOOR OPENED AND GIANLUCA AND IGNAZIO STEPPED OUT. I swear this is not a dream!! There were only a couple of other guys standing around. The two women and I walked up to them and they both smiled at us and just stood there talking to us. Lucky for me the girls were mostly focused on Piero at the time. That meant that I had Gianluca and Ignazio to myself for a minute!!!! Someone up there loves me!! A lot!!! I had a short conversation with Gian. I have no idea what was said!!! I think I was thanking him for his music. I looked at Ignazio and I said, “I’m from the IL Volo Flight Crew. Have you heard of us?” He said, “sure”. I said, “Ignazio, (yes I did, I used his name!) have you really?” and HE said “of course I have” Girls…he said it in a way that was totally believable !! I swear to you!!! We talked for a few more minutes. I don’t remember about what. I think I was thanking him for being here (He thought I meant Detroit. I was probably thinking just being alive!) and I told him how much I love his music. ‘Cause I’m sure he never heard that before! Maybe I’ll be clearer in the morning. I do remember that I said, “May I kiss your dimple?” (I swear I did! It might well be the only shot I ever get!) He laughed and said, “sure”. He grabbed my hand and leaned his left cheek to me. I grabbed his upper arm with my other hand. I gave that dimple the best kiss it ever had!!! I have to say this. The stubble on my lips felt wonderful! We both laughed and then the guard found us!! He said ” you women aren’t suppose to be here.” We turned back toward the gate ALL THREE GUYS told us good-bye and went in the door.
The other two women and I ran screaming back to the front of the theatre. I immediately called Linda crying and unable to make words!! She understood after about the third time of me saying,”blbkfhhgf and then he bomegej”. BTW I have pictures of our dream visit with The Boys but, not the dimple kiss. I was a little busy!!!
Concert Wonderful!! 2nd row a little left of center. We sat within 12 feet of Ignazio singing Caruso!! I have wonderful pictures that I’ll share later.
Meet and Greet awesome!!! Kissed each one on the cheek and gave ’em each a hug. Staff took pics. It was nice holding on to them!!
I probably won’t be able to sleep for a month!!!
One of the best days of my life!!!
Maybe it was all a dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!