All posts by Jana

Administrative Assistant to the Chief

Our youngest is turning 28! Tanti Auguri, Gian! Feb 11

Yes, they are not children anymore, and now all of them will have passed the quarter century mark!  They’ve done more in their short lifetime, than most can imagine doing in their entire careers!

Sorry, a little late this year, time is flying so quickly!  But most should know the drill by now! 🙂

Time to choose a song to go with the lovely video created by Kelly!  🙂

Here are some guidelines:

  1. It is recommended you choose a song NOT sung by Il Volo or Gian….

  2. I know many cannot make up their minds, there are so many songs, but please keep your choices to the TOP THREE! (that is per person, not per email…)

  3. You may start sending in your wishes as well

    1. to make it easier on me, please send your wishes and birthday song in SEPARATE emails and indicate song or wish in the subject, as to make sure I don’t miss anyone, I delete them, after I add them to my file.  Sorry, it’s the way I do it….

  4. Please send all wishes and birthday song choices to:  ilvoloflightcrew@gmail.com

  5. PLEASE DO NOT POST ANYTHING ON FACEBOOK, I DO NOT GO ON THERE…

Ok, deadline for song choices are a little quick this time, but please send NO LATER THAN Wed, Jan 25, 2023.

Please send wishes NO LATER THAN Tue, Feb 7, 2023.

These dates with give both Kelly and I time to get everything together.   It takes both of us HOURS to put this together!  😉   And we both have full time jobs.

Thanks – Jana and Kelly 😉

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Marie Crider/Il Volo is Coming to Town by Jana

This is a re-post of an original poem by Marie Crider written in 2014. It is so cute that we just had to post it again this year! 😀 👏

 

I have to post this poem I wrote (mangled) last Christmas. It’s my favorite for obvious reasons. Just had to change one word.

ignazio and santa smaller

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the villa,
not a creature was stirring, not even Godzilla (couldn’t think of another rhyme)

When, what to my wondering eyes should I hear, (I take liberties)
but a song and three Boys, not tiny, but Dear! (lots of liberties)

I saw Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio too,
up to my rooftop, to my living room they flew!

They were dressed all in Brioni, from their head to their foot,
but their clothes were all tarnished, with ashes and soot.

A bundle of love they had in their pack,
and they looked just like heaven, when I calmly stared back!

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! (that really is a line!)
Piero’s glasses were there, the color of cherry! (that one’s not)

Gian said not a word but went straight to his work
and filled all my dreams with songs and a perk!

He’d left me Ignazio all covered with bows
and giving a nod up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his Fiat, to Piero gave a whistle,
and away they both flew, like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim as they drove out of site,
“Happy Christmas to all, I hope Marie doesn’t bite!”

 

And for our friends in South America and beyond….

 

“Il Volo Is Coming To Town”

You better watch out! 
You better not cry! 
You better not pout! 
I’m telling you why. 
Il Volo is coming to town!

They’re planning their tour,
From coast to coast.
Gonna find out who loves them the most,
Il Volo is coming to town!

From town to town they’re singing
All of our favorite songs.
From Granada to Surrender
We all want to sing along!

Oh, you better watch out! 
You better not cry! 
You better not pout! 
I’m telling you why. 
Il Volo is coming to town!

Long musical interlude…

Piero, Gian, Ignazio
We love you all so much
Can’t wait until we see your smiles
Can’t wait to feel your touch!

Oh, you better watch out! 
You better not cry! 
You better not pout! 
I’m telling you why.

Il Volo is coming
Oh yes they are coming
Il Volo is coming to town!

 

i -again, the angle

SUN OCT 9: BENEFIT STREAMING CONCERT SUNRISE FLORIDA 8P EST FOR HURR IAN

Hello Folks!

This has likely been all over social media by now, but just in case you haven’t seen it….the guys must have read my mind, I was just saying they should do something like this!

Here is direct link below:   please forward this to all fans and friends.  They say this is only an hour show, not the whole concert.  $30.00 minimum donation.  MOST countries around the world will be able to view it.  You can even gift a ticket to someone.

https://www.stageit.com/il_volo/il_volo_in_concert_benefit_for_victims_of_hurricane_ian/108767?enter=Go+To+Show

It will require you to create an account to purchase a ticket.  You can do credit card or paypal.

In partnership with VNUE, Inc. we have decided to live stream our next concert at FLA Live Arena (Sunrise, FL) on October 9th, 2022, at 8:15 EST, via VNUE’s StageIt platform.

As a tribute to those who lost their lives in Ft. Myers and in the surrounding areas, and for all the families whose lives are destroyed and need help desperately, we decided to partner with the Red Cross, and with VNUE, to livestream the concert and donate the proceeds in support of the victims of Hurricane Ian.

“Our first show ever in the United States was in Florida at the beginning of our career and we have the most wonderful memories performing for our Florida audience. Seeing the videos and pictures of the devastation hurricane Ian left behind we felt strongly compelled to give back to the people of Florida and their communities. We are excited to team up with VNUE, FLA Live Arena and the Red Cross to bring our live performance, produced by Live Nation, to the world for the benefit of the victims of hurricane Ian.”

The concert will be available for streaming exclusively on StageIt.com. You may register on StageIt in advance, and purchase “Notes” which you may use to virtually attend the show. The minimum ticket price is $30 (300 Notes), but we encourage to donate above and beyond the base price of the ticket. The five highest donations will receive special prizes from us, such as signed set lists or other special memorabilia items. To register and purchase to view the livestream, you should visit the link in the stories.

During the livestream, you may interact with one another, and with us using the chat feature on StageIt.

Aren’t our guys the greatest??  🙂

 

TANTI AUGURI, IGNA! Happy 28th!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IGNAZIO!!

 

TO ALL OF OUR FLORIDA FANS AND THOSE THAT WERE PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE FORT MYERS CONCERT:

We are deeply sorry for those affected by the recent hurricane.  Not only have you possibly lost your home, but also lost out on seeing the guys and Ignazio on his birthday.  We wish you strength and perseverance in this time of great sadness and loss. 

We hope these wishes and video will give you a moment of happiness…

Please stay safe and beware of scammers.  They have already alerted the folks in my mom’s park in North Port of scammers in the area.  

The Crew…

mateu martorell boned (nice video of Mancherai dance)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0294SjAG7vXtcU9nEwrvbtkfyXoLjKwujHyYXJyJRWP8khbA98S2eeHjSh9WpYKkXal&id=100000066739299&sfnsn=scwspmo

Tanti Auguri, Ignazio! Happy 28th!

Ok folks, in all of this chaos with me, the concert, my job, and the aftermath of it all, I completely forgot about Igna’s birthday coming up until Carol wanted to know where to send her wishes!

So, we don’t have much time, but I think we can make it.  The request for songs will be very short, so Kelly has time to make a choice.

Today is September 23, less than 2 weeks until Oct 4! 

You have 2 days to send in your birthday video song choices.  Please send to ilvoloflightcrew@gmail.com by Sunday, September 26.  Please send in your wishes as well to ilvoloflightcrew@gmail.com.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE:  ONLY SEND SONG CHOICES & WISHES TO THE FLIGHT CREW EMAIL ADDRESS.  THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR ME TO GATHER THEM ALL AND NOT HAVE TO GO BACK AND FORTH AND LOOK FOR THEM IN MORE THAN ONE PLACE.  GRAZIE MILLE!

Guidelines for the songs:

  1. please choose a song NOT sung by the guys, or Ignazio

  2. we have no control over what songs they sing, this is not a quest for song suggestions for them to sing

  3. this song strictly goes with the video that Kelly makes

  4. deadline for wishes is Saturday, October 1.

Grazie mille, tutti!  Start those songs and wishes coming!