Hi – I’ve been getting loads of questions on the soundcheck and meet/greet, etc. from some newbies! 🙂 Here is a quick rundown of answers…..
Sound Checks – DEFINITELY sign up for these, even if you have meet/greet. If you are computer savvy, it’s fairly easy. If not, you may have a few issues. Sign up for the digital membership. It comes to just over $18, or so. You need to go to: www.ilvolomusic.com and click on the “shop.” Purchase the membership. That is the easy part! You will get 2 emails. One is your confirmation receipt and the other contains your activation code (read this email very carefully, and be sure to click “here” where it says). If you don’t get both emails, check your spam account. This happened to one of our group. This can be tricky – you will need to answer questions and put in your info and code, etc. Sometimes this other window pops up and you can’t enter your code. Play around with it a bit… after you are activated, you will see you can get into the fan site and see the “facebook like” conversations. This is where they will post the upcoming soundchecks. They only post about 2 or 3 days ahead of the concert. When you see your city is posted, click on the link to register. More questions, etc. When you are done, it will say “print registration.” Click this button, even if you are doing this on your phone. It will bring up the picture confirmation of your sound check. Do a screenshot and save to your phone, or print out and take with you. You are done! Then, you wait until the day of the concert until they post the time/place to meet for the soundcheck. They did not post Detroit til narly 1p! However, I called the box office on another matter about 11a and asked if they knew when the sound check was, and they did! 🙂
During soundcheck, was pretty cool for Detroit (more details later), but there were maybe 30 of us? And they did come down and greet everyone and were allowing hugs. Many people, including myself, gave them items during this time. Again, they also stressed no photos during soundcheck. OMG VIP also hosts the soundcheck, John, our favorite photographer, will take a group photo at the end.
For meet/greets: Gotten a few questions on gifts, timing, etc. Guys always appreciate gifts, but would suggest keeping it small, or tokens. Remember, they have to fly back on a plane and we’ve been told, by them, that although they appreciate everything, many things are donated to charity, etc. Also, if the future meet/greets are anything like Detroit, we only had about 15 seconds, I think! They did not say no hugs, but it was basically go up there say 2 or 3 words to each of them, smile, snap, and you are on your way. A very nice, but expensive photo!! (but more about that later!)
For getting your VIP info, each venue is a bit different, but basically after you clear security (nightmare at Fox) you are allowed to find the VIP OMG table and you can check in. They just need ID and you get your lariat with pass and likely a wristband and a bag with a few goodies in it.
OK, on to Who’s….. hope I did not miss anyone, this will take us to the end of Feb! Also, for anyone attending the Indio concert, Kay Roseff has offered accommodations in her home for up to about 3 or so persons. Please let me know if you are interested and I will put you in touch with each other. 🙂
Vegas pre-show gathering to eat: Please be sure to send a note to the IlVoloTour2019@mail.com so Jeannette can add you to her list. She checks it every so often and has been sending out “blind copy” to those in attendance. But, remember, she is attending a few concerts as well, so give her enough time for her to respond to you. 🙂
Chicago – Feb 15
Annette Simonini and daughter
Atlanta – Feb 17
ALL IL VOLO FANS ATTENDING THE FEBRUARY 17TH ATLANTA CONCERT
Join us at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 1601 Cumberland Mall SE, Marietta, GA 30039, to meet and share IL Volo stories. Those attending the concert with you are invited as well. The more the merrier!
Reservation is made under the name of Il Volo Fan Dinner from 4-6pm
The Cobb Energy Center Box Office opens at 3pm, concert at 8pm (usually doors for seating opens 1 hour prior)
Maggiano’s is approximately a 10 minute drive to the venue.
Please let us know by February 7th if you would like to join us by saying “YES” below in comments with the number of attendees.
Can’t wait to meet you all! Debbie Sanders Folds and Christine Wolff on Facebook
Orlando – Feb 20
Sunrise/Ft. Lauderdale – Feb 22
Marion Ferrari and friends
Tampa – Feb 24
Rose Marie Paliobeis
Annette Simonini and family
Vicki Marsee and granddaughter
Dallas – Feb 27
Jackie Lewandowski and sister
That’s all for now, folks! If there is anyone else going to these cities, let me know and I can try to update the post, or you can just comment on here.