Today we would like to share this article written by our affiliate “All About Il Volo”. We think it’s important. Like Kelly said, ” …Our readers are good, but it’s always a good reminder.”
After Sanremo with the huge popularityIl Volo achieved in Italy and the creation of hundreds of Fan Clubs and pages of course things are changing for them and also for AAIV. Piero,Ignazio and Gianluca almost cannot walk on the streets without meeting dozen of fans thrilled to greet them and have the unfailing ‘selfie’. And it is time to think about this. – Read in English
Dopo Sanremo e l’immensa popolarità che Il Volo ha raggiunto in Italia, e la nascita di centinaia di Fan Clubs e pagine, ovviamente le cose sono cambiate per i ragazzi ed anche per AAIV. Piero, Ignazio e Gianluca ormai non possono più camminare per la strada senza incontrare dozzine di fans elettrizzate di incontrarli e di scattare l’immancabile “selfie”. E’ giunto il momento di pensare a questo. – Leggi in Italiano.
After Sanremo with the huge popularity Il Volo achieved in Italy and the creation of hundreds of Fan Clubs and pages of course things are changing for them and also for AAIV. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca almost cannot walk on the streets without meeting dozen of fans thrilled to greet them and have the unfailing ‘selfie’. And in spite of their availability and kindness sometimes they meet people that do not respect their privacy invading meals, private conversations, personal activities (like shopping). And now even… sleeping!
Ignazio made two broadcasts where he talked about people that called them at late night hours, faking wrong numbers, disturbing when they are resting, annoying when a call maybe an emergency, anything but not a joke. People that for some reasons have their phone numbers. This kind of thing for sure does not come from normal fans, even from normal people. The limit between being a fan and a stalker maybe is invisible for some people, and can be easily surpassed.
For this reason it is good to talk a little about limits. To be a fan includes going to all concerts you can, buying all CDs, books, … you can. Meeting other fans, waiting sometimes and respectfully outside a hotel or airport to see your idol, going to signing sessions, travelling to see the city where your idol was born. To be a fan does not include invading a restaurant and interrupting a meal or a conversation, staying in front of or even knocking at the door of his house, camping in hotel lobbies and practically hunting your idol, acting like a paparazzi, taking photos (or filming) in not public appearances, being a pain in the ass asking to your idol to record a video greeting your best friend, her family and pets.
In order not to cross this limits or encourage people who are doing this, we decided some time ago not to publish more photos of private or non professional activities that were not published by the guys themselves and also photos with fans that met them and asked for photos. Only, of course, organised fans meetings or public appearances with groups of fans. This is why you cannot find any more this kind of photos here. This is why – for example – we did not publish the photo of Piero shopping with his sister that was published by a site.
And we invite all the fans and Fan Clubs to think about these limits and to look for a new, nice, fair, healthy way to be a fan.