Don’t you just love the way the guys jump at the end of a performance? What a fitting way to end a concert! Just another way that they express their joy in what they are doing.
It started, I think, with jumping from a riser that was part of the stage scenery, but then, when they didn’t have the riser, they just improvised and jumped anyway. So cute! It’s amazing how high they can go just taking off from the floor. I love the way Piero tucks his legs up when he blasts off.
They jumped into each others’ arms when Gianluca made the soccer point for his team…Piero and Ignazio so happy for their brother. And who could forget the group jump when they won the award at Sanremo? What a joyful occasion that was!
Maybe my favorite jump was made by Gianluca in the Il Volo Takes Flight concert. Remember the curly hair? He was standing on the wall/railing by the steps while they were singing Reloj. He was singing, holding his mike, and smiling his sweet smile when he jumped so gracefully onto the step, never missing a beat of the song.
Ignazio likes to jump off of the stage to greet fans in the audience. He is so genuine and generous with his bestowals, whether patting a youngster on the head or kissing a grandma on the cheek. I have a special memory of the time that they were performing at the Orpheum theater in Minneapolis.
They were singing Mama and giving out roses to the women fans as they did when singing that song. They usually jumped down from the stage and walked down the aisles doing this. But the seating in that theater didn’t leave room between the stage and the front row for jumping down, so they had to throw the roses out into the audience. I was sitting in the front row, and oh, how I wanted one of those roses! Ignazio, bless his heart, must have seen the longing on my face, because he bent down and reached way out to hand me a rose. It is still sitting on my computer desk, dry and faded, but oh so precious.
Let’s hope they keep jumping for joy for a long time. I personally hope that they never decide that it’s too juvenile. I really can’t see them ever getting so mature that they give up their boyish antics.
Wish I could be around long enough to see them acting up on the stage when they are in their thirties…forties?? Still jumping?? I hope so. Keep jumping for joy, guys….you are forever young as long as you keep that enthusiasm.