I am getting blog and several email questions. Christine, you are the worst (lol). Here are my FINAL answers:
-Yes, I sleep fine. It’s this stupid grin I can’t get off my face that’s beginning to hurt.
-I still do not remember most of my conversation then or during a later opportunity. Don’t you see how close I am!?! I didn’t wet my pants. I didn’t slobber. I didn’t faint. Give me a break! He wore JEANS, Linda!
-Not reserved! Not at all! Acted like they saw me all the time. Gianluca too, Chris, not shy, not reserved.
-Yes I really did cry!
-Did I like Caruso? Silly question. That’s when I started crying.
-Piero … Although I have always loved him (I sorta hate saying this because of those of you who won’t get the opportunity to see them) but, you have to see him in person. You have to hear his amazing voice fill the hall! Gianluca’s and Ignazio’s voices are every bit as beautiful as you would expect! Piero’s strength and power holding those incredible long notes are something to experience! Now, I listen to my CD’s with even more awe.
-Every bit as handsome in person but, not as untouchable as you think from our normal point of view. You really don’t feel as overwhelmed as you think you will. They look and act like us. People. Of course, later, when you think about it, you want to collapse from that joy I was talking about.
-They in no way acted like we were crazed fans (lol).
-Yes, full orchestra
-My favorite part of the concert. The (I know) “operatic-like” solo’s (sigh)! Please, please record these!
-How did I really feel? I told you! Re-read my poem
-10 minute intermission.
-Meet and Greet. I told you, some place, that I got to touch them again and that was good enough for me. The process was very regimented. Ushers telling you where to move. line for pictures. No cameras allowed. No autographs. Had to give gifts to an usher. Staff took really nice photo’s. You can get them on-line in 3-5 days. Boy’s were relaxed and obviously still in the throes of an adrenalin rush. Gianluca was snapping his fingers and singing lightly between photo sessions. However, because we were the very last people, we had a little more time than most and I got to have another short conversation with Ignazio and Gianluca. Yeah, on top of everything else, I kinda hated mentioning that.
Now, you have been with me every step of the way. It was amazing! Thanks for going!