Our three handsome Italians here are adorned with yet another beautiful Italian…Barbara, their devoted Road Manager.
How many of us have said we would give ANYTHING to have HER job?
When the IL VOLO team is ON THE ROAD…there you will find Barbara leading the way with a smile on her face and the patience of a saint. Yet she always stays in the background and wants it that way. The guys have lovingly referred to her like she is an aunt or second mother. She takes good care of them and they know it.
To awaken each morning and say, “Oh, gee, I’d better check on the guys and make sure they are all up and ready to hit the road”…or “Oh, gee, I’d better be sure the coiffeur (hairdresser) will be here in plenty of time before we leave this city”…or “Oh yes, make sure we have Nutella on hand for Gianluca, fruit for Piero and sushi for Ignazio!” What a job, right?
Yes, I DO realize her job is not all fun and games. She no doubt has the huge task of keeping them on a tight and at times grueling schedule, let alone airline and hotel reservations, safety issues, venue transportation…the list must go on and on. I am thinking she must be the ultimate multi-tasker of us all! A job she does impeccably well.
Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio have given up any sort of normal lifestyle years ago in pursuit of their dream. I would think Barbara has also given up a normal lifestyle as well. Granted in our eyes she has the dream job of all time, but I’m sure the long hours and constant travel are not easy on her either. All the more reason I admire her for her devotion to these three!
You will find this lovely woman standing quietly off to the side at the Meet and Greets. Yes, she is more than happy to chat with YOU (and yes, she speaks wonderful English) while you wait your turn to see the guys. She appears friendly and professional at all times, yet I am thinking that one on one with these three hunks has GOT to be more fun than she would lead us to believe! She couldn’t possibly let on to us how unbelievably extraordinary it is to be with these guys day in and day out now could she? We’d all be tackling her down and trying to pay HER to take a day off where WE’D watch over her charges for her…just for ONE day…pulleeezzzeee?