Flashback Friday: Notte Magica, PBS Miami

Hey, Y’all!

It’s time for another edition of, Flashback Friday!

Today, we are flashing back to one of Il Volo’s PBS events to promote Notte Magica with the help of Joan Brenin, who went to the Miami event.  Enjoy!

~~ Kelly


Better late then never !!  I am posting yet another PBS Experience !!! Mine !!!

December 2, 2016 was a very memorable night at the WLRN PBS Studio in Miami !!!  Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero were there to promote Notte Magica !!!  And myself,Debbie Gastauer and Vivian Liebgold were also there to attend an Interview, Reception and M&G with our guys !!  We arrived 45 minutes before the doors opened, but the wonderful people that work there saw us standing outside and and let us in!!  After they checked us in, they showed us the studio where there were candlelit tables that sat four in a nightclubish atmosphere.  About fifty people were there to see them including many from the Il Volo Miami Fan Club, including Diana Ramirez Velasquez, who interviewed them along with WLRN’s delightful Mia Lorenzo.

 

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Our handsome trio finally walked into the studio graciously greeting each of us as they took their positions on stools set up on a low platform directly in front of us !!  We watched their interview which was awesome!!  Ignazio was not feeling well that evening but rose to the occasion, and they were all very relaxed, engaging, animated and fun!!  Afterwards we had our photos taken with them.  I walked in front of Ignazio to stand next to my Gianluca, and he said,  “No!! No!! No !!” and pulled me over to him!!  However I still managed to keep my arm wrapped around GG’s waist!!  It was really funny!!  They were their sweet, kind, charming selves, and we were able to spend quality time with them for another two hours in a very relaxed atmosphere without security shooing us away which was absolutely incredible!!  It was by far the longest and most fun M&G ever!!  PBS also served us a delicious buffet dinner!!  It was a party for sure and a very memorable evening that we will never forget!!

A couple of weeks later, one of the young women who works at the PBS studio and who I befriended kindly sent me and Debbie discs of the interview from that night which are now a treasured memento!!

 

Joan Brenin

We left the studio late for our 1 1/2 hour trip back home, but we didn’t want our exciting night to end so we went to McDonald’s near Vivian’s home so we could rehash our extraordinary evening over coffee!!  It was by far the longest and most fun M&G ever!!!
I hope they come back in 2018 to promote one of their new projects !!! Fingers crossed !!🤞

9 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Notte Magica, PBS Miami

  1. My IL Volo “Twin” and I attended that night also. We were also early but not as early as you. We had a first row table and wonderful view. I remember Ignazio was not feeling well and it was soooooooo cold in the studio. Twin Jan came all the way from Ohio and we took the Tri Rail from Deerfield Beach,Florida to attend. Thank you WLRN for the wonderful opportunity to be that close to our “guys”.

  2. What a beautiful evening they had these lucky women.
    And tonight Joan will be in Miami, still a beautiful evening in the company of Piero Ignazio and Gianluca.
    What a wonder, I’m happy for Joan and for Deborah and the others who will be with them.

  3. Hi Kelly, There is a very important VIP’s (yours and mine) birthdate missing on the “Il Volo Performances & Important Dates”.

  4. Nice flashback, Kelly (and Joan). Ignazio seems to have really liked Joan. She does look like a warm, fun person. I’m not surprised that Fla. studio was uncomfortably cold, even though it was early December; those poor guys and their attendees. Someone very daring should have said to the ill Ignazio, “You look cold. Wanna use me as a blanket?” 😮😹😂

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