I am so lucky this year that I got to see our beloved Il Volo at their concert opener AND with 1st row seats! Yes I was able to see everything. I had the best and most memorable time. I am not going to spoil it for those of you who won’t be seeing them until later. So here are just some highlights from last night and my favorite moments.
They started the show with Un Amore Cosi Grande – a favorite for many Il Volovers. They sang for two hours without an intermission. I think they sang about 24 songs with 2 solos from each of them, except Gianluca due to some mishaps with the music with Night and Day. I hope it will be fixed so he can perform it without any incidents tonight at Saratoga. There are some surprises – Gianluca singing Can’t Help Falling In Love and a new arrangement of Caruso – I love it!
Now below are the most memorable moments for ME!!!
This year they didn’t invite any Maria to the stage for the song. Instead, Piero and Ignazio sat down and sang on the edge of the stage. And lucky me Ignazio was right in front of me. He was so adorable and making funny faces to all the ladies in front of him while he is not singing. At the end of the song he took my hand and kissed it. As he was letting go of my hand I grab on his hand and said “not so fast”. My husband who was sitting next to me handed him a present that we have prepared. It is a 2014 World Cup jersey for team Italia. He saw it and turned his head to tell Gianluca and Piero – “Wait” (imagine him saying it with his cute accent) and asked them to come over. I then gave Gianluca and Piero their jerseys. I recall Gianluca said “so I get #10” and he sure sounded excited! Of course I will not let these moments go without some serious touching! I hug and kiss Gianluca and Ignazio with the biggest and tightest to you know who. However, maybe because of that I ran out of time to hug Piero. Oh well, I still have my 2nd and 3rd chances later this month.
The show ended with their signature song – O Sole Mio and they rocked and brought down the house. The audience was all fired up and we gave a long standing ovation and tons of applause. Being so close to the stage I can see clearly that my dear Gianluca has tears in his eyes! I so want to go up and hug him big at that moment. What a sweet guy, he always is so passionate and emotional!
The theater is nice enough to allow for photos(for sure) and video (I think!). So here are a little treat for our Flight Crew. Enjoy!