Il Volo Fan Faire coming in the future.
Between Jeannette, Marie and myself we have received a lot of questions about the Il Volo Fan Faire coming again and when that might happen. So I thought I might share some ideas with you about what we have been discussing.
The basic concept which was decided along with Barbara Vitali back in June of 2014 was an event that would allow “ serious fans “ to share time with the boys and time with each other on a day when they were presenting a concert in that same place. That plan had already gone through various changes down through the years starting in January of 2012 and through meetings with Il Volo and Barbara leading up to June 2014. From then on to the event was filled with meetings, emails, phone calls, etc. to work out the details.
In the meantime, various fans held small get-togethers (sometimes called “fan conventions”) in groups of 6 or 8 or so and from that came the suggestion that the next fan faire could be along those lines and could be done without the boys needing to be there. This has more to do with the possibility that Il Volo might not be touring in the USA next year.
After further discussion we all agreed that idea is fine for small groups but if we are going to do all the work of putting an event together expecting people to come from all over the country and pay big money for hotel, food, airfare, etc. then it would not be worth the effort and cost without the boys. For a few of you that want to get together anyway just to get together, you don’t need us to plan that. Go ahead and do it. You will have fun.
Bottom line: we will only plan an event of this size when we know the boys of Il Volo are going to be there for sure. A True Il Volo Fan Faire.
Our plan for the future of the Il Volo Fan Faire is that we will stay in touch with Il Volo Manager Barbara Vitali and the boys as they make their future plans. As soon as they let us know of a tour that includes the USA/Canada and we have the dates then we can schedule the next Fan Faire. That Fan Faire will once again have the boys of Il Volo planned as part of the schedule.
During their visit here to Las Vegas and after the event was done they expressed to me and to Jeannette that they were very happy and even surprised at how wonderful the event was. They felt bad that they had to delay their arrival and ended up with limited time to be with us. Barbara and Piero both stated that the next time we do this they offer to help us organize the whole thing and plan on the event being part of their master tour schedule. She also said that the boys would need to spend at least an hour with us.
Another side topic: what if Las Vegas is not part of the next USA tour schedule? Simple. Our committee will work with Il Volo to choose a city where they can have a second day on the schedule and book the event there. But I am hoping that Vegas will now become an annual stop. The boys love Andrea Bocelli and he does a concert here every December – every year.
So to summarize:
Our plan is that there WILL be another Il Volo Fan Faire which will be coordinated with Il Volo manager and the guys on the next USA tour. When will that be? We won’t know for a while yet.
Thanks so much for all the wonderful support that you all have shown. That is what keeps this event going. A day later, when we saw the boys in Los Angeles we can tell you they were still “bubbling” with excitement about the Vegas Fan Faire and all the gifts they got. I think that says a lot to us, their fans. Love is mutual.