I’d like to introduce myself a bit… I am proud to be from the great state of Michigan! The Motor City Capital of the World! Where Motown was born, and the even prouder city where Il Volo “Took Flight” from the Detroit Opera House way back in 2011!! You know, we really have the best weather in all the nation? Ok, so we aren’t exactly known as the Sunshine State, or have long, sunny beaches like California; but we don’t have to worry about killing floods, hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, typhoons, sub-zero temps (at least not too often), how many “feet” of snow we will get (except for last year, we did break our snowfall record!), droughts, deadly tornadoes (we have one or two on occasion…), blistering heat, dust storms, or tsunamis; we have 5 beautiful great lakes!
Was it just four short years ago that we were introduced to three of the most amazing voices of the 21st century? Where did you first see them? I first caught them on my local PBS channel, quite by accident, I believe it was early 2013? I have to say, it was love at first sight, or would that be sound? That rich, deep tone from Piero; the deep baritone and serious looking little Gianluca; and who can forget the cute, little cheeks and big dimples of Ignazio? I caught them again with their “We Are Love” concert on PBS and as soon as they were done singing “Beautiful Day,” I told myself I would be going to see them the next time they came to Detroit. I kept that promise to myself and was fortunate enough to see them at Freedom Hill on June 19, 2014! However, I was not lucky enough to get meet/greet tickets. They were not in my budget at that time! But this year – I’m in it all the way….
In keeping with the “Scooby Doo” theme, what do you find mysterious and intriguing about the guys?(Can’t really call them boys anymore, with Gianluca turning 20! ) Even though we sometimes think we know everything about them, isn’t there still some mystery and intrigue surrounding them?? Like, who really takes all those pictures? How many selfies has Gianluca taken? What mysteries lie in those big, deep, and sometimes sad eyes, of Ignazio? Who is Piero, behind those glasses? What is he hiding? Do all the guys need glasses now? First it was Piero, then Ignazio, and now I’ve seen pics of Gianluca – guess he didn’t want to be left out? I’m betting Ignazio might wear contacts? I wonder what questions they get tired of hearing all the time? And of course, the biggest mystery surrounding them right now – when are they coming to the US?! Well, “we better not pout, we better not cry, because Il Volo IS coming to town!” Let’s hope it’s to a city near you! (and me, and Marie, and….everyone!) If not, we will get there, by car, by train, by bus, or by plane! (is that from a Dr. Seuss book?)
So, I invite you, my Il Volo fans of mystery and intrigue – share with me, your thoughts of the guys, and what you think might be?
Sharing and spreading Il Volo love…
Have an Ivolovely day!! With the guys in your heart, you will always have sunshine on your face!