I’ve been thinking about how meaningful touch is to the human entity. We touch those we love with tenderness and special meaning. One touch can convey a rush of human emotion….a joining of mutual feelings, whether it’s an awakening or a reminder of closeness. We instinctively want to touch those we care about…to make a connection, either casual or intense.
Ilvolovers feel a need to touch when meeting Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero. Just to be able to have physical contact with the ones that they have been feeling “so near and yet so far” about for so long, is a magic moment. Fortunately for us these guys are never too tired or burnt out to accommodate our need for touching. They seem to understand how important it is to us, and are willing to go the extra mile to give us that magic moment.
No matter how busy their schedules or how tired they are, their kindness and sincerity just blossoms when they are faced with fans who long for their attention.
Remember when Marie was in the workout room at the hotel in Milwaukee and she felt a tap on her shoulder? She turned around to see Piero wanting to take a picture of the Il Volo tattoo on her ankle. Now that’s a touch she will never forget.
And Jana was in the right place when she was in the front row at the concert in Detroit when the guys gave all of the front rowers a “low five.” That’s a touch she will always remember.
All of us Ilvolovers who have been blessed with having a chance to touch the objects of our affection treasure the memory of that brief interaction which means so much. And when we are fortunate enough to be the recipient of a hug or a kiss on the cheek at the Meet and Greet, it’s Nirvana for us.
Interestingly, our Il Volo men also seem to need to touch.
They freely show affection for each other whether sitting, walking, standing, or performing…usually with arms around waists and shoulders or hands on knees or faces, and are not embarrassed to plant kisses on cheeks. It’s one of their endearing qualities that we love.
Of course physical touch is a precious thing, but for those of us who never get the chance to experience it with our special guys in person, we do know the joy of their touching our hearts and souls with their music. Even their presence in a video clip is so powerful that we feel touched by it. So whether it’s a physical touch or an emotional touch via media, we cherish the contact, because we LOVE them.