39 thoughts on “Tanti Auguri! to the Il Volo Flight Crew ~ Share the Love…Aug 8, 2013

Ciao a tutti!!  Ok, well, we didn’t reach our goal today of 50 comments, even with me answering everyone… technically we only had 17 initial posts.  But that’s ok.  We heard from some that haven’t commented in a long time, or was even their first time, so welcome!  And several of our “young” faithful and loyal commenters returned.  There are some lovely comments below – I hope you have a chance to read them.  If you didn’t comment on this original posting from yesterday, I welcome you to comment now.  Even if you don’t comment, that’s ok – we know you are reading!  🙂 

I loved how many of you said that we are the first thing you read in the morning and that you either found us through other friends on FaceBook, or just through frantic searches on the Internet!

Sorry, no pictures today… but OMG, have you seen the ones Gianluca and Piero are posting!!!???   Holy Bologna!  (ok, how are you pronouncing it?  lol!)  They stay in the water much longer and they will turn into prunes.

Below are your comments!  Thank you all!  🙂


  1. Camille says: August 8, 2017 at 7:30 am Edit

Love this site – always has the best stories and information

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Camille, how lovely to hear from you!

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  1. Maria Marques says: August 8, 2017 at 7:50 am Edit

Love this site. Found out about it from an Il Volo follower who I made friends with on fb. I have made so many friends on fb bc of these three amazing young guys. I just love them all but have to admit Ignazio pulls at my heartstrings. I look forward everyday to look at my e-mails to see if there are any new posts . So happy I found this site. Thank you.

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Awesome, maria!

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  1. Loretta Foley says: August 8, 2017 at 8:47 am Edit

Thank you Jana for including me in your post. I’ll never leave this site because you girls work so hard to give us all the up to date information of where & what our precious young men are doing. Still saying Ignazio is MINE.

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I love Ignazio too.

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He’s MINE! All mine! Will always be mine! Can’t bring myself to share him, but I understand how you feel.

Igna is just special, there is just something about him. Many start liking Gian or Piero, but then all of a sudden, they start to stray toward Igna. There is something about those eyes and dimples!

  1. LindaP says: August 8, 2017 at 8:48 am Edit

My day starts on this site. And ends on this site. I don’t remember the date I started to read the posts on the “official” site, but happily came over here to be among the loving fans of Il Volo from it’s beginning. Our combined love for Il Volo has made us a family that is just as caring and nurturing as the blood related family God gave us. I am grateful for our boys, their talent, their hard work and most of all, their love for us, their fans! Thanks to everyone on this site. Love you all.

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Thank you so much, Linda! I sure like a lot of these people on this site better than my family!

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  1. dorothy henderson says: August 8, 2017 at 9:16 am Edit

I truly don’t remember how I found the CREW, but it was one of the best things that I ever did! As I approach my 8th birthday I still enjoy seeing posts from all you gals and guys! Some are just fun, some newsy, and some informative! Keep up the good work! Here’s to many more years and many more concerts….but hurry! Lol, love youall…Dot in Texas!

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Hey there Dot!! Thanks so much – we are all young at heart…

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  1. Laura Parish says: August 8, 2017 at 9:37 am Edit

I was introduced to the Flight Crew by a fan I had met on fb. What a delightful place it is. I don’t comment a lot, that is just me. But I do love it here. Here’s to many more years together!

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Laura – yes, I recognize your name! That’s ok if you don’t comment much – thanks so much for commenting today! Many, it seems found us from FB friends – that is awesome!

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  1. Barbara Dixon says: August 8, 2017 at 10:14 am Edit

I discovered the boys in 2012, and literally hung on YouTube looking for music, and reading all the other comments from old ladies like me, shocked that I wasn’t the only one. I went to Meadow Brook for their concert in Aug 2012, then started searching the Internet for more than just YouTube. Somehow I found this. I keep coming back because it is just chock full of info, pictures, reviews, fun reading. I don’t have a specific me ryan of anything special, but I do remember you, Jana, contacting me when you read I was also from Detroit. I think that is pretty cool, and then I got to meet others thru you. ,

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Oh, Barb, that is so sweet!! You know, you are always welcome at our parties and your hubby, too! We just may need to do some more convincing to him of your affections to the guys! Next time a concert or trip is planned, we will just drag you along!

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  1. pitterpat0 says: August 8, 2017 at 10:20 am Edit

I found the Flight Crew from an internet search for IL VOLO. What kept me coming back was all of the comments about the guys and stories of the concerts and meet & greets. I had yet to attend a concert and was craving information about what everyone else had experienced. You all did not disappoint! I don’t really have a favorite post because I love them all!

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That’s great, Pat! So glad you found us, and we met in Chicago. Too bad we never made it for dinner, but breakfast was fun!

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  1. marion says: August 8, 2017 at 10:22 am Edit

Four years already, I cannot believe it !!! Four years of going to the Flight Crew site first thing in the morning and a couple of times during the day to read all the comments. Flight Crew members may unknowingly pass each other in the street , but when we come to the site we are the best of friends., as we are all united in our admiration, (and love) for our 3 handsome young men. How they have grown since the first PBS concert in Detroit in 2011, and we have followed them along that path.Thank you to everybody who originally started the site, and to all who followed and continue to keep the site up and running. Thank you for keeping us all up to date on their various activities and future concert dates, where and when.Long may the site flourish, and continue to grow.

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I love your last line there… So wonderful that our site ranks right up there with your morning cup of coffee. Such devoted fans and followers we have. Let’s hope the people we pass on the street are not people we “think” we don’t like for some reason? lol!

Thanks for staying with us this whole time – cheers to many more years!

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  1. mariecrider says: August 8, 2017 at 11:17 am Edit

Even though you don’t hear from this little birdie much, this site is still my heart.

One of my fondest memories has to be that when we started this site we were hoping to be read a thousand times. Remember, Kelly? We said if we ever reached ten thousand we would have a party. Well…this site has been read more than a million and a half times. Unbelieveable!

The very best thing though has been meeting people like Linda, Jane, Jana, Kelly and many more of you who have had the good taste to love those boys as much as I.

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Grazie mille, little birdie!!

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Doesn’t matter what you say or how you say it Marie. Keep dreaming, it’s good for the soul & I can also understand how you feel. No matter he is still & always will be MINE & eventually he will permanently belong to someone else.

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Marie – yes, even though I have sort of taken over managing the day to day postings, this site will always be “your site.” I and everyone know it! You are a legend in your own time! And Linda, may she rest in peace and keep a look out over the boys. You, and Kelly and a few others have kept it going. Let’s all keep it going as long as we can! Let’s get to 2 million! Then we’ll really have a party!

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  1. Mary Bohling says: August 8, 2017 at 11:53 am Edit

I started watching the old Il Volo Music site and through that got to know Marie if I remember correctly. She cued me into the Flight Crew site when it was just getting started. I immediately loved the intimacy of its format and getting to know the people who commented regularly like family. I would be hard to identify a favorite post, but it would have to be one of Marie’s. When she asked me to be a regular contributor I was pleased, but very unsure of myself. I actually wrote over 60 articles, some under the title Personally Speaking, a task which has been a great joy to me, and spurred on by the encouraging comments of our readers. Our boys are truly an inspiration, and the Flight Crew blog has been the perfect place to share our admiration and love for them.

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Mary, wow, 60 articles! That’s incredible! Thanks for sticking it out from the very beginning. I was also honored that Marie let me write for the site too – what a monster was unleashed, she had no idea! lol! It’s definitely like coming home again – your safe place. You are indeed an inspiration to all of us, as well as a beautiful writer.

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  1. joaniefl2 says: August 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm Edit

I discovered Il Volo in 2012 and went to my first concert that year at the Kravis Center in FL. My next concert was in Orlando FL September 2013 and afterwards I immediately went into unimaginable Il Volo PCSD (Post Concert Stress Disorder) !!! There was not a soul who I could vent my pent up love and emotions to !!! I wanted to scream !! I was tired of being looked at like I was a mental case !! Then in October while scanning the Internet I thankfully found the Flight Crew !!! Finally a place to go where everyone felt the same way and shouted out their love for our three talented and endearing young men from their hearts without reserve !!! I was welcomed with open arms !!! I was home !!! All the posts are my favorite and although I don’t post everyday I read all of them !!! It’s been a fantastic 4 years and I hope we will all still be here for many years to come !! Congratulations to all of you who keep the Flight Crew going day after day !! You are doing a fantastic job !!

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Thanks so much Joanie! Yes, we all had those same crazy thoughts – we thought we were crazy. Until we found this site. Then we realized, we were perfectly normal. It was everyone else that was crazy that they didn’t understand us! Thanks for coming back!

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  1. Joan Guyon says: August 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm Edit

Hey I have been on board since that first PBS concert from Detroit. Never mind about Igna. He is wonderful, but Piero is all MINE. JoanieG

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Sorry Joan, but you must share. Piero has held my heart since his first PBS concert at Detroit Opera House. He only gets better – voice, looks, smile, eyes!

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Chris might have something to say about Piero, he keeps calling her, but she is having troubles with her phone, so he has to call me. I keep telling her to get a new phone, that Piero is calling! No one wants Gian?

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Ok Laura, but you may have to fight Kelly for him!  🙂

  1. DANIELA says: August 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm Edit

In the fall of 2015 I was browsing many pages of facebook searching for IL VOLO News. Suddenly I come across a review of their beautiful concert, I liked it as it highlighted the feelings and then talking about the meet and greet and how he was noticed by the guys and what a surprise when I read that whoever wrote was A man, John. At the bottom of the review was written: posted on Flight Crew, here’s how I found it. When I came to this site I read for many months without ever commenting but finally I was where I wanted to be, surrounded by people who really love Piero Ignazio and Gianluca. I was at the concert in Florence on July 1, 2016 and a few days later I decided to comment. Ever since then, I follow all your comments with anxiety and affection. I am enrolled in several fanpages but this one remains the page I admire most, the one I’m most fond of and where I have met wonderful people. Becoming also an active part has been a further pride for me. I feel in a big family.

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Daniela – I never realized you were also at the July 1 concert! So glad you finally commented. We are so grateful for your almost daily contributions. You are key right now in keeping us informed over there. We are so glad you answered the “distress call” from Marie and started helping us out! Grand Grazie Mille! I think we have a very unique site.

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  1. Jill Manning says: August 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm Edit

I found the Flight Crew about two and a half year’s ago, and if I remember rightly it was through the Il Volo Music site. Everybody was so welcoming, and it felt like I had come home. Since then, I go onto the site as soon as I get out of bed every morning, and several times during the day. I don’t want to miss any news about the guy’s. My favorite post’s were when Marie and Jane were in Italy. They were so funny, and I told them they could be the opening act for Il Volo! Their sense of humor is similar to mine( I don’t know if that is a good thing or bad) Thank you to everyone that keep’s this site going

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Jill – how lovely to hear from you! I’m sure Jane and Marie are very flattered you enjoyed their Italy posting!! I’m amazed that we are the first thing many go to in the morning! Hope you keep coming back for more! Grazie mille!!

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  1. Gina says: August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm Edit

I cannot remember the date I joined but It has been my morning ritual to check to see who posted a personal story or news about the boys. MY MOST FAVORITE time was before and during San Remo. We were excited and voting day and night on various contests and ‘yelling’ when the critics were so unfair to the boys during San Remo an Eurovision.

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Gina – yes, Sanremo was an exciting and exhilarating time for us and the boys! Sometimes I think – where would they be now, if they hadn’t have won 2 years ago? Would they have tried again? Would they be drowning their sorrows on our shoulders at the meet/greets? I know our tickets to the concerts would probably be a lot cheaper! lol! Grazie mille for all that you do! We love all your ideas for posts, too! Just give us some time to put them together!

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  1. Annette Simonini says: August 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm Edit

Like so many others my interest in the guys began with their first PBS special. After that, I began searching the Internet looking for information on who they were, where they came from etc. My first Il Volo concert was their first at Radio City. From then on I was in overdrive for more info. I don’t know how I stumbled across the Flight Crew but I was very hesitant at first to post. It wasn’t until June of last year that I posted my first comment. Like others I enjoy reading the many articles be it on the guys or the foods and customs of the different regions of Italy or the adventures of some of the Flight Crew members on their trips to Italy. And of course, the great stories and reviews by other Flight Crew followers after attending an Il Volo concert. Thanks to all who keep this site up and rolling!

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Wow, Annette!! You waited a long time, just to be sure, we really weren’t crazy after all and joined in on the fun!! We are so glad you did! But, I know how you feel…. when you first post, you are like “are they going to like me? what if I say something someone doesn’t like, or what if Marie says I can’t have Igna, because he is hers?” But, I’m so glad you were brave and took the plunge! So wonderful to have you here and your personal account of the Miami concert was terrific! Grazie mille!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their flight today… 🙂  Your next flight leaves promptly at 7:00am EST tomorrow from Detroit!  Thank you for flying Il Volo Flight Crew – Share the Love, and fly with us again, soon!  Arrivederci!

Jana

Remember, write us at FlightCrew.NotteMagica2017@gmail.com

 

19 thoughts on “39 thoughts on “Tanti Auguri! to the Il Volo Flight Crew ~ Share the Love…Aug 8, 2013

  1. Love this sight. Best thing that has happened to me. I hope the boys know how much we all love them. I get up in the morning check my e-mails turn am here checking everything out. I know here I can say who the favorite is of mine and no one will get offended or say anything. I made a comment on fb about caring for one and someone did not like it so I deleted the comment and unfollowed that person. You all have a good day.

    • That is so nice to hear! Yes, we try to uphold the free speech here, although we do try to keep out of any politics. If there is any teasing here, it’s all in fun!!

      Hope your day is awesome!

  2. Found the Flight Crew many moons ago and have never had a regret. The postings are full of information, fabulous and funny stories, and incredible pictures and videos! All of you at the Crew have my admiration and love. Let the Crew live forever! I adore all three young men and hope their magical voices will be with us forever.
    Love, Lou Ann

  3. Sorry I missed doing this yesterday! This is the best site ever! Kudos to the pioneer women who invented it! You know who you are. 🙂 I’ve been coming here since day one and never miss a day. So much love and genuine camaraderie here.

  4. PBS was just on TV pledging for money & playing Il Volo CD so naturally I had to listen to them. The BEST singers in the world. Now I know I will have a good sleep with their voices in my head. Lucky me.

    • What a coincidence! They were just playing it here in Detroit too! However, I may be permanently banned from PBS now. They keep screwing up the pronunciation of Ignazio’s name and I let them “have it” on their facebook page!! Yes, how dare they screw up our favorite boy’s name? 🙂

  5. I’ve listened to Pavaroti briefly over the years but after listening to him now our precious young men are every bit as good if not better than he was. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GIANLUCA, IGNAZIO & PIERO YOU ARE THE GREATEST SINGERS IN THE WORLD.

    • yes, I agree!!! Give Igna another 10 years and WOW! They will be toting him as being the best – so sorry Piero! lol! They had Pavarotti’s special on before the Notte Magica here – a nice double feature, but what a difference between the two.

  6. Good for you Jana. I was listening to the announcer on the program who was a very poor speaker. The girl was better. I am sure our guys would have liked to sing with Pavaroti. He passed away a few months ago. At least I was listening to their CD on the program which will hold me over for a while until I can get to a concert. Hope thats not going to be too much longer.

  7. Dear Jana, I was unavailable to comment on time. I wish more had been available to comment on this wonderful site. We first found Il Volo on American Idol and have searched for anything ‘Il Volo’ since that night. We’ve seen them in concerts twice now and wish we could just follow them around to all of their concerts. Meeting them was such a treat and we just didn’t have enough time with them. A friend has just sent me this video and I suppose you’ve all seen it by now and I don’t know how I missed it. I was a figure skater in my youth and don’t know how I missed something like this. This young boy is the Men’s World Champion and did a free style program interpreting Il Volo’s THE SWAN. Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) / Gala # 1 / 2016 NHK Trophy And repeated it in 2017. It’s beautifully done and if anyone missed it, you should see it.

    I hope the fans from the Minnesota group will get in touch so we could meet and share experiences. This site is the first one I read and have learned so much about the boys and seen so much more of their youth and family on this site. We feel like we really were so right in our judgement of their great talent after seeing them that first night on American Idol. Thank you for all of your work and generosity in keeping everyone up to date with our boys.

    • And you should see this too if you haven’t already.
      Evgeni Plushenko

      This was skated in Florence, Italy this year
      This was a great interpretation of Grande Amore.

    • Dear Jana, Victoria & Dr. Jay~ How wonderful to see this beautiful skate & so much more with the guys’ Swan playing. So dreamy! Ioved it so much! Can you forward a copy to me? I’m not far from you, in St Paul – really a suburb – Shoreview. I’ll include my email at the bottom of this posting.
      I’ve been following this wonderful site for well over a year now & thank heaven every day that I found it. I look forward to it even before I get up in the morning. I have a birthday next week & will then be 90 so I don’t get about like I used to, but this is my wake-up call. Thank you ladies, for making my day. And Victoria, if you write me, I will certainly write you back! I loved your story about your experience at the State Theater in Mpls. and your marvelous trip to Italy to see & hear our boys! Many more trips like that for you!
      Tricianna (also just Trish)
      leopat2315@gmail.com

  8. Sorry I am late on responding to the 50 comments challenge! I seem to be more and more “time” challenged. Of course, I love our guys. Listening to them makes me have a peaceful and calming moment. I do worry about putting too much pressure on their young shoulders for our happiness and well being. They are the finest examples of Millenniums on the planet! I pray they have a relaxing month to regroup and rest. They seem to be having a very much deserved vacation.

  9. Hello . Sorry I didn’t get in on the comments. I was on vacation with my son. I have been watching the “guys” since 2009. Always a music lover. A little note to share ..my mother came home from town one day with a 45 rpm record. I played it over and over. Did not understand the words, but loved the music. My daughter knows I love music and sent me the site for the children singing on TLUC from San Remo, Italy. I have been reading and commenting sometimes on TFC since the beginning of this site.
    Thank you so much . I enjoy reading the comments, stories, videos and everything.

    • Sheila – so great to hear from you! Hope you had a nice vacation with your son! I take it the 45 was a song in Italian? 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!! Come back often!

      Jana

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