Hi, Just some thoughts…
MUSINGS ABOUT OUR IL VOLO GUYS
It occurs to me that the guys have some very endearing habits and mannerisms that we often see repeated:
For instance, have you noticed that Piero is partial to wearing baseball caps? He must have dozens of them, most with a team logo. Maybe he wears them to protect the flat straight up hair style that he seems to favor, or maybe he just likes the look and comfort. At any rate, we like his looks whatever he is or isn’t wearing on his head.
I think it’s endearing the way Ignazio has taken to loving horses. He says that it has become a passion, and that it is a way that he can “pull the plug and be carefree.” Isn’t it great that he has found a way to do that considering the hectic life style the guys have been going through? True, they love the performing, but they need to have ways in which to relax and “be carefree.
I remember that Myron had a theory about why Gianluca often puts his weight on one toe while singing. I think it had something to do with breathing. Sorry if I’ve got that wrong, Myron. Anyway we think it’s endearing whatever the reason.
I personally love the way Piero bends over when he’s laughing heartily and often slapping his leg during a real guffaw. He does love a good joke, especially when it’s at Ignazio’s expense He also likes to do a flipping trick with his microphone when taking a breather from the song they are singing. Too cute, Piero. You are a great microphone flipper…….(Notice how pleased he seems when he has flipped without dropping it.)
Ignazio loves to take over conducting the orchestra during a performance. The conductor is very patient about handing him the baton (or does he just take it?) And the orchestra never falters, even when Iggy is being silly, which is most of the time.
More Piero mannerisms which I find endearing.(Are you tired of that term by now..sorry, I’m not through with it.) I don’t think he could talk without using his hands. I guess that is a mannerism typical of Italians, and he would be speechless with his hands tied behind his back. Also endearing is the way he loves to send kisses to the fans, whether in person from the stage or in a video clip. Sometimes he gets carried away with thye intensity of the pucker, but he means well, and I love it.
Gianluca is endearing in the way he keeps trying to tone down the antics of Ignazio and Piero. (mostly Ignazio) He is often seen trying to get his brother to be serious–even saying, “don’t be silly.” Yes, I heard that on one of the video clips. Good luck with that, Gian. We love you for trying.
We can’t forget Piero and Ignazio’s pelvic thrusts….can’t get through a performance without them. I don’t know that I would call them endearing, but they are a part of those two guys repertoire, and they aren’t going away. (Would I want them to?)
But what is REALLY endearing is “the wink” that Gian treats us to every so often. Who hasn’t melted at that sight?
I’m not really sure what the V sign that they (mostly Piero) always need to show in almost every photograph. I guess it means “peace,” at least that’s going to be my take. It’s a nice gesture.
It seems that Italian men, (especially Sicilian?) are not afraid to express affection for each other. Our Italians are certainly comfortable about hugging and kissing, and almost always have their arms around each other. Endearing? Yes, definitely.
I love the three-way handclasp that we see, usually at the beginning of an event. It’s like a pact that they have that’s saying, “we’re in this all together and we’re going to be great.”
Oh, more about Piero:…..the heart shape he makes with his hands to show love to the fans, and is that phone permanently attached to his hand?
And we can’t overlook Piero and Ignazio’s hip bumps……again, too cute. And the way Ignazio wrinkles up his forehead, trying to look wise? perplexed? busy? concerned? Only he knows for sure. We also see him making the “duck face” and screwing up his face into a scowl. We may not understand it, but we just like to watch him anyway, because we love him so much.
I’m sure that there are many more endearing mannerisms that could be mentioned, because they are, after all, the most endearing men on the planet, …right? Right. Amen.