(Throw WAY back Thursday) In case you missed it – by Nurselin61 – Aug 31, 2013

Hello folks!  I had planned something else for today, but my plans changed, so I thought I’d go back and find an old post.  This post had 126 comments!!  This was written by, I believe, Linda, one of the “foundresses” of this site with Marie.  The comments are amazing.  A few of you are still out there commenting – Loretta, Myron, Kelly, Allene, and several others I recognize, and many I don’t, and many that we haven’t seen for quite a while!  Enjoy – it will take most of your morning to read through this – it’s over 7000 words!  🙂

(there are no pictures, but it looks like people had put links to various sites, as they were referencing articles and interviews, etc.  Take a look and see what you might find.  It is interesting to see these comments and see how much as come “true” 🙂 – what things have changed and what has stayed the same!)


The John Saroyan Theatre at the beautiful Fresno Opera House was sold out. More than 2400 people stood and gave Il Volo a standing ovation!! The Theatre was sold out and the applause was deafening for the more than 2 hour performance!!
Our Elaine drove 200 miles in Labor Day traffic to attend her second concert this week! She tells us it was well worth the trip!

1) Twitters, Tweets and Keeks:
Gianluca tweeted last night “Thank you Fresno for the sold out! What a wonderful concert!
Piero tweeted # feelings # live # concert.
See keek of Piero rehearsing with the drummer before concert on Mundial Facebook.
See Keek of Paul Sorvino singing “O Solo Mio” with Il Volo at LA concert, also on Mundial.
Ignazio, no tweets? (some things never change!  🙂 )

2) Have a look at Il Volo Tumblr of the audience during the standing ovation last night. Anybody here recognize the age group of that audience? Hmm.

Please check our resource category on the left side of the site for things Il Volo.

The next concert is September 1st in Phoenix, wonder if they’ll ride the Il Volo bus to this concert?
After Phoenix they’ll be in Chicago on September 4th and Detroit on September 5th. Many of our Flight Crew are looking forward to these two concerts, as they’ll be attending! More on that later.

Love and Luck in Phoenix, Guys!!

Linda


COMMENTS!

lynngbal4 says:

 

If Ignazio picked either Marie or Loretta to sing to, they would both have to share the couch, because neither one will let the other get Ignazio alone. And when the song is over, he won’t have to walk them back to their seats, because they will have melted by then. Talk about a spectacle!!!

 

 

Lynn he wouldn’t be able to walk back anywhere because we would be both sitting in his lap & he would have to sing to us & seeing as the audience is there well they could hear him sing as well.

After all this hype I probably won’t even be able to utter a sound. Shocked into silence either by seeing HIM or by Loretta’s antics. Either way I’m toast. I just don’t want to drool. Please God, don’t let me drool.

It’s hard to drool if your chin is on the floor!
Y’all better all write about your experience at the concert-Marie, Loretta, Mary, & anybody else who is going. I will get to see them only through your eyes!

 

 

Allene I don’t mean to be cruel but if by mature you mean OLD then he won’t want you at all as Iganzio won’t me either or Gianluca won’t want Marie or anyone over 20. We are over the hill & had the biscuit. But we can still dream & listen & look oh its fun looking.

I meant to say DROWN out my voice I need all the drowning I can get.

 

 

For all you Ignazio lovers, I found the sweetest quote from him:

“It’s not important the beauty as long as she has a heart and gives it to me.”
Now, if that doesn’t make you melt, I don’t know what will!
Helen

kyalpn says:

Oh boy…

Either “they” haven’t seen it yet, or they are still weeping in a puddle somewhere…

That is truly beautiful, though.

 

 

What a beautiful and heart-tugging quote from Ignazio. And Loretta, I know about daydreams, I have plenty of them!

 

 

 

Gianluca said in his tweet “Look at me carefully” Has anyone worked out why or what he meant? Maybe the Elvis TShirt?

“confused” in Vancouver!

 

 

TJ:
We’ll probably never know, but the only thing I can see is that his right eye looked swollen.. A sty or small infection, maybe?
Helen

 

4thforbridge: You are SO smart and perceptive, Now I see what you mean about his right eye, I was too busy looking at his left, normal eye, that is so big! I hope he’s allright! I can’t wait to read how the Phoenix show went. Even when sick, they say “the show must go on”!

 

They are staying in all those hotels, I don’t know if they are four star or not, but maybe the linens aren’t in the best of germ-free condition and it caused an eye infection, but then, maybe they bring their own pillows, I know, what a silly think to conjecture about, just wondering out loud.

 

He probably has either a sty or conjunctivitis, sometimes known as “pink eye” easily picked up from someone else. Consider how many kisses, hugs and handshakes they do on a daily basis. Antibiotics usually quickly takes care of it.

 

Thanks, guys, that makes sense. Poor baby!

 

 

 

Still in a puddle over Helen’s comment! I would give him my heart and the Pink Eye I caught from Gianluca!
Hey, I don’t have to choose!

 

 

Pink Eye?!?!?!?!?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, i got to hug all three and they hugged back. Then we all stood with arms around each other for the photo, then were politely moved on by assistants. So not a lingering one, but a hug just the same!

 

 

 

 

 

Look at minute 26 of this interview. Is that what Loretta is goong to be like with Ignazio?

http: //youtu.be/ D1EpYo_2Iew (no gaps)

 

 

That’s exactly the visual I have of both Loretta and Marie.

I have seen this interview and wish that I could speak Spanish. It looks like they are having such a good time but I can’t understand any of it. The closed caption to English doesn’t help.

 

I;ve seen this before. Pausing the video at 25:57 minutes in, talk about “meet and greet” how about cease and desist! Gianluca was a willing particpant though! Also at one point, I have to look for it, Gianluca kisses the interviewer’s (in the red) neck, really goes after her and she gets all flustered. Hope their moms to Latin America too – to keep an eye on ’em!

 

So many Latin american girl lovng Il Volo, Soooooo many girls, yet so little time! No more shy Gianluca from was on the Italian TV show. That was ancient history, 4 years ago! Well he is latin, therefore a latin lover! Geez I hope my post isnt’ misconstrued or misinterpreted. I am easily shocked, but I have seen this video before and was shocked then!

 

 

 

Yes, Loretta. One of the things that I was able to make out from the conversation was that she was in the hospital. I believe she s a cancer patient. They were so sweet to her.

 

 

 

It doesn’t surprise me they are so classy young men with hearts of gold.

 

 

Did you watch Loretta? They guys are really animated in this video posted above. Ignazio, so cute and how tall he has gotten in last couple of years, what a growth spurt. Piero is really interested in that cell phone of his. It looks like “all hell can break loose” in Latin American interviews, I’ve never seen them so off the wall in US interviews, but they were having fun which is good!

 

Myron Heaton says:

 

I am looking forward to the Phoenix concert myself. It would so nice if those on this site who are going could meet up in the lobby of the Comerica Theater prior to start of program – Some of you I have been “talking with” since months before this wonderful site started and it would nice to finally put a face with that name. I will locate near the V.I.P. check-in table and will hang out there just in case any of you are around.

 

 

 

Enjoy the Phoenix Concert Myron! I hope those going to the Phoenix Concert meet up with you.

 

 

 

We need some kind of Flight Crew convention. It would probably closely resemble an AARP convention (:

 

 

Oh Lynn that is hysterical. Thanks for the laugh because it’s so true 🙂
Myron, have a great time tomorrow night. Don’t forget to give us the details!

 

 

If we were able to get IL VOLO to meet with us & sing a couple of songs, we’d have better entertainemnt & more fun than an AARP convention!

 

If the working plan for an “authorized” Il Volo International Fan Club gets approved they will have such a convention in Las Vegas every year or every two years. This is now being discussed amongst various entities.

 

Thank you for ALL your efforts, Myron!

What fun we will have at this convention! I’d definitely like to see a concert there as part of the festivities. Maybe various levels of Meet & Greets. Perhaps live interview questions from the fans. Hmmm… If there’s a Disney movie in the making, perhaps there would be some usable footage.

I’m sure you all are making wonderful plans. I just found my enthusiasm over-flowing.

Have a glorious time in Phoenix! And I hope the performance of Maria will be the emotional masterpiece that it usually is.

In gratitude and delight,
~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

 

 

Check out on Team il Volo the mediocre review of Il Volo by Donald Munroe in Fresno. He didn’t pan the performance, and he made it clear that Il Volo doesn’t try to be opera. But he was obnoxious about Ignazio and his funny antics on stage. It really bothered this reviewer that people in the (sold-out ) crowd absolutely loved the guys. What is wrong with these people?

 

 

 

I guess critics are critics and have their own opinion, but “sweet” voices, please!! Didn’t like the fooling around? Well hello! they’re teenagers and of course are not sophisticated, they’re not supposed to be and it’s exactly why we love them!! These critics have no taste, they just love to pan the performances. Too bad, they don’t know what they’re missing out on!!

 

 

I think he went in with his nose out of joint because we objected to the first review. These critics like to feel like they can’t be criticised. What bugs me is that he too acted like Il Volo relies so much on amplification. I repeat, however, when placido Domingo and Barbra Streisand choose to sing with teensagers new to the business–that means Our Boys are pure quality.

 

I’m glad he was forewarned. Truly, I must have read 100 responses to the first reviewer, and every one spoke highly of Our Boys and their performance.

Good point, Sheridan, about Streisand and Domingo choosing to sing with IL VOLO!

I just popped a short response to the Fresno review:

“What draws us with delight into IL VOLO Land? …magnificent voices, warm open hearts, authenticity to the point of silliness on occasion, Love, energy, enthusiasm, glorious harmony, powerful voices, impressive musical arrangements, Loving spirits, joy, fun, heartfelt emotion, Love…

Thanks to this reviewer for acknowledging that this is not your cup of tea IN CONTRAST to the enthralled audience.”

~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

 

 

Ok…don’t shoot me, but I don’t think this review is that bad. I think he makes it clear that they just weren’t his cup of tea…like Jackie Evanco and One Direction aren’t. Win some and lose some…

 

 

I’m with you guys. The wonderful thing about Il Volo is that they are natural. I know they plan the back & forth & practice, but they do what comes naturally to them in concert. Sure they are young, not jaded, they are fresh and they make me laugh! That’s the beauty of Il Volo. Of course, somebody that didn’t see them last season wouldn’t understand the “woorrlld” thing, but it tickles me every time I see it! On another note, I found a very nice article on them at ‘Teenink.com/reviews/music’. Written by Branderz of Chicago IL entitled “Il Volo: Three Young Tenors Destination: World Wide by Il Volo”. Sorry, I don’t know how to attach a copy -I don’t even know how to copy! ( my son is going to help me tomorrow.). I hope you can find it. Have a good evening everyone.

 

 

 

I found the article on teenink.com. It was written in 2011.
I agree with Kelly that the Munroe review wasn’t all that bad. At least he acknowledged that maybe it was just him. Maybe he just doesn’t “get it” because he doesn’t like that kind of music. If I were sent to review a concert of some rap artist, I know I wouldn’t get it, & I would hate it. At least he understood about the whole package of IL VOLO: good looks, youth, charm-but he said “nice voices”. He missed that part; their voices aren’t just nice & sweet. They are amazingly powerful.

I like what he said about Piero’s magnetism on stage; I agree. But I feel that all 3 guys have great stage presence. They all smile & respond to the audience well, from the videos I’ve seen.

Elaine, when you’ve rested from your long trip, I hope you will tell us what all the laughing was about when they sang “Maria”. I saw a video of it, but the camera concentrated mainly on Piero & the girl sitting with him, so I couldn’t see what was happening with the other 2 guys.

 

 

the only thing I really question is his comment on finding three teens in town that could do as well. Having taught voice to teens for many years I would say to him that it really is quite rare to have voices like that and the right voice teachers. Also, most singers in that theater use mics.

 

 

Lynn, you’re right, all three are charming with great stage presence. They each have their own character and charisma, no one outshines the other.

 

Hey Lynn, LeeLee and Helen, I like that idea of a convention AARP indeed! We may be –er – old, but we’re not dead!,

 

 

 

I know I am getting into hot water here, but I saw that Maria treatment in LA and thought it did not work. It distracted us from an incredible song that is passionate and serious – not funny. I don’t think that Il Volo intended the humor – I think they were planning on the romance side of the concept. But you can never know for sure how audience people will react and kill the moment. In L.A. Piero got the wierd girl that caused laughs but in Fresno Gianluca got the girl that was wierd and caused laughs. (while he was singing to her she kept looking at Ignazio – WWWWWWWWierd ! They should have brought the girls out for Surrender or something lighter. I usually don’t find fault with Il Volo staging but this is one time I do. Maria = romance not funny.

 

 

Myron, I know the guys wanted to share the singing of “Maria”, but I loved it when Gianluca sang it as a solo. It was like he was acting the part of Tony, with all the emotion he put into it. I like all 3 of them singing it, too, but it lost something in the sharing of it.

I have a question for you, since I don’t know any language other than English. Piero’s & Gianluca’s operatic solos- aren’t they sung in Spanish? I know “Caruso” is in Italian.

 

 

I have been watching a video of the LA concert on you tube that is 21 minutes long. It has the segment with Paul Sorvino who tells the story of the writning of O Sole Mio. It is a pretty good video if you can overlook the person talking over the singing at times. The title is Il Volo Agosto 28 2013. It was uploaded by Elizabeth Algazi. You can’t see much, but there is a little bit of a lot of songs.

 

 

 

I fully enjoyed last night’s concert at Fresno. Our guys were truly amazing and they delivered another outstanding performance. I particularly love the three opera solos. They were all powerful and I can feel their passions. I almost cried when Gianluca was on his knees because it was his passionate singing and that YouTube video that gave me this second chances to see them. Thanks Ginaluca!

Mundial and Team Il Volo have a few videos from last night. Make sure to check out El Triste. It was fantastic! I wish someone will post another video on Maria because it was hilarious. Gianluca’s Maria kept looking and waving at Ignazio. Gianluca sang his heart out but still was useless! Our sweet Gian was very nice though, he played along and made that awkward situation to be the funniest moment of the show. It’s really fun to see our guys being so playful. And it didn’t ruin the song. The singing was still fantastic.

I guess I am done with all my concert unless there is another miracle (please, pray!). For those of you that are going in the coming weeks, hope you will enjoy the concert as much as I did. And please give each of our guys a big hug for me. This is my only regret, I should have go to the M&G.

Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero, you guys are amazing. Thanks for those wonderful time. Love an

 

 

It makes me so excited for Chicago!

 

 

 

Someone whom went to Fresno concert could tell me what happened whem they sang Maria. I watched the video and read some comments, but I didn´t have a clue. For some comments it seemed that Ignazio was making some funny thing and distracted the girl who paid more attention to Ignazio while Gianluca was singing or if the girl was so stupid to embarrass him that way.

I think they ruined the song bringing girls to stage. This song is so intense and dramatic (his solo last year prove it) that people laughing when he was singing was a little disrespected to him. Maybe they could bring girls in Little Things.

 

 

I don’t think they meant disrespect, it was just a spontaneous moment if comedy that Gianluca picked the wrong girl, and she couldn’t hide it. 🙂

 

 

Josie, please read my post above regarding “Maria” at Fresno. That was not a bad arrangement at all. I think it is a good way to interact with the audience and bring some surprise element to the concert. It really was fun. Hey, our guys are so young, it is good to lighten up a bit. Gianluca owns the drama of Maria in his solo. So why not do something else this time as a trio. There is no disrespect at all from the audience. Everyone was just enjoying the moments. Kelly is wise to see that it was a spontaneous moments and Gian was able to make the best out if it. Way to go Gian, I am proud of you. Kisses for you…

 

 

 

One of the great things about Gianluca is his ability at times to poke fun at his own movie star idol image and good looks. I saw one video of him at an interview where he messed up his hair and put on this really funny face. He is also a good sport–always! On Il Volo Mundial this morning there is a picture of his mother and Ignazio’s mother. The caption also said Piero’s father has accompanied him. The parents are the key to the lovely behavior of these young men. All three guys are all old enough to tour on their own–BUT, their parents are with them anyway. I think that says a lot!

 

 

Sheridan, I saw that too, I think he was trying to impersonate Charlie Sheen. Gianluca is so funny. I loved what you said about him making fun of his own movie star idol image. That, he is, paaaleeese, someone put him up on the big screen, he said he wants to be an actor and Justin Timberlake tackled it and is not an actor to begin with (how about Justin’s 20 minute performance at MTV awards, fabulous), anyway, Gianluca can do it. His paesans, Scorseze and/or Coppola need to cast him quick!

 

It does say a lot for them and their culture, Sheridan. I don’t think fame will change them. They have lofty yet humble goals. You really can’t compare them to anyone else no matter the age. They are a special and different breed of human being. They are Our Boys. They are perfect!

 

 

 

I just watched a video of the Maria episode and saw Gianluca’s girl waving at Ignazio, but a man’ head blocked most the girl’s antics. However, I noticed when they were standing up that Gianlucs’s girl looked about 6’2″–she towered over him. That in itself looked funny.

 

 

I saw the video many times and I´m not sure if the girl was waving to Ignazio or to the girl with him. At the end the two girls held each other as they were friends. Anyway was very wierd her behavior. I twitted to Gianluca to next time choose a nice girl or maybe a lady.

 

Perfect indeed, Marie! We now need Loretta to give that Dan Monroe a piece of her mind for what the critic (everyone can be a critic) what he said about Ignazio not being sophisticated and not funny. I think he’s a howl! And I absolutely HATE when they single out one over the others, this is twice now that reviewers have said Piero has the most talent. Yes, we know Piero is talented with that voice and he has that sexy Italian swagger going on, but, hello, the other two have just as much magnetism. I can’t wait for the Radio City Music hall review. In that big city, surely there are some really good reviewers who are going to recognize how all three are awesome. So the girl was sitting with Gianluca during Maria and kept looking at and wating at Ignazio. Did they let her loose from the insane asylym for one night? If you are sitting next to Gianluca, then you look into HIS eyes, right? What accounts for stupid people?

 

You are so right, Christine. I have always paid special attention to Piero beause he and his voice together remind me of a young Placido Domingo. I adore Placido Domingo. BUT… I also happen to love and admire Gianluca’s voice and Igazio’s voice. Each one brings something into the performance. They are very different but the combination of their voices and personalities are what makes them great. I also think that Our Boys would not like having themselves singled out, one over the other. They are friends, and they recognized each others talents

 

 

 

You all know that I’m an Ignazio woman but, if Gianluca was looking at me that close, with those eyes, I would have melted into them. And occasionally glanced at ….you know!

 

 

Marie, I don’t know…what to you mean occasionally glanced at ==what? I honestly don’t know. Is it printable? Anyway I am so confuuuuuused Marie I didn’t know you were an “Ignazio” woman! I have to start paying more attention to your posts. Nothing wrong with that, he’s gorgeous too. He’s a man of few words though, Gianluca is on twitter all the time, he must get a rise out of how people pounce and write a response when all he is writing is that “he likes cookies”. While it won’t make the headlines, it is still a nice way for him to keep in touch with his fans, whereas Ignazio will go for days and days without writing nothing, Niente!

 

 

 

Well I AM an Ignazio woman & I will only melt if Ignazio looks at me & no one else can entice me away from my precious, He is MINE, MINE, MINE.

 

 

AT LAST!!!! You don’t know how LONG I have waited for MINE! MINE! MINE!!!!
Helen

 

 

 

Oh, here she goes again!! with the MINE MINE thing, I bet Marie will have something to say about that. Loretta dear, he’s really MINE!!! 😉

 

 

She’s baaa-aaaaakkk! Lol

 

All 3 of them are baaa-aaaaakkk, Kelly. It is getting so close to their concert time, I guess we couldn’t expect them to be silent for long. I love it (:

 

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The author’s comments:

What really inspired me to write this was, due to every other upcoming band, or artist, getting reviews-and I thought about writing one as well-they as well needed to be reviewed. And, plus, I am in love with their music as, mostly, everyone, else is.

Have you ever dreamed of being in the spotlight? Have you dreamt that you’ve seen three vocally, and beautifully, talented young men just coming from out of the blue and sang like maturing forty year old singers?
Il Volo; the band that first started out no more than two years ago competing on Italy’s most popular Television show, “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”, after Gianluca won the show, they each began taking small steps with each other, by still performing with one another in the music world. Still unsigned, and yet, left still hoping, they began going around their own home country: Italy; inspiring young people to reach their dreams and also doing what they do love and are best at: Music.
After an appearance at a showcase their manager, Humberto Gatica, discovered them and showed them to the biggest name in the music industry. Immediately they were signed on as the first ever international boys band to ever be signed with a national record. Compared with the Jonas Brothers, they thrive the media and their fans to know that there is no comparison whatsoever.
The only thing that sub-sides to being compared is the music they do. Operatic pop; a cross between Pop and Opera styles of music. And, further on out, they will be sure to take over the world one day and be successful. With countries, especially their home country, that have given them a Platinum and Golden Records, each from Malaysia, India, France, Germany and tons more.
The only aspect they have in mind is really clear, they want to share their music with the world, they don’t care for the riches, they care for the love of their music going into other peoples’ homes.
My message is also clear to those that reading this article as well: Listen to it, research them and fall in love all over again with these three young singers that will make your mouths drop and wanting more.

Edit: Diane provided this link to be copied/pasted in your browser for the letter:
linkink.com/review/music il volo

 

Poor Linda you are having hallucinations again, Did you take your pills dear? I have an IN with Ignazio which is so strong that it can’t be broken so all your pining are to avail. I had to bring out my MINE to emphasis the bond between is so strong. When he sees me he will run to me with open arms. I can’t wait to be in his arms again. don’t cry Linda your special man will come along.

 

 

 

Hello Stephanie I have found the article you were referring to on google (see above) I live in the UK so the only way to get all the information on the boys is via your site, you tube Il Volo Mundial Official and by following the very very talented boys on their twitter account. I have just recently got the brabble app and I was very very surprised that Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio accepted me as their friend. A very lucky lady indeed and a good birthday present. I just love their music very much it it very addictive and have recently bought their We Are Love CD on Amazon. Enjoy reading all your article on this new web site.
On google I just typed teenink.com/review/music il volo
Best Wishes

 

 

We are of like minds Diane! Thank you.

 

Wait just a minute! You Canadian wench! Who raised you! How can you lie like that? and in public too. You know he belongs to me! Saying MINE a thousand times won’t change the facts, Missy!

 

Ha Marie, I knew you wouldn’t let THAT pass. To think that Canadian wench once called YOU a wiley woman!!!

So you know Loretta, I don’t need my medication as much as you need yours. I sure hope you take your meds in Detroit or Marie will really have her hands full!!:/

 

Its unbelievable how jealous & out of touch you two are. Open you eyes girls HE has only eyes for ME. The sunset is waiting for us to ride off into it.. HEis preparing forour life together so PLEASE do yourselves a favour look elsewhere for your beaus STOP giving yourselves so much suffering. Marie Gianluca is waiting for you with his sweet face & heart & also Linda he can go with you as well. He is a treasure also. Get it with it girls & realize I am the BEST.for my precious.

 

Loretta, Sweetie, If he didn’t love me so much you might have a shot. No, now that I think about it, Linda would probably be next. You’re pretty scary! So, sorry!
p.s. I would take Gianluca too! In a heartbeat!
p.s.s. I don’t share!

 

 

Marie how can you say I’m scary when you haven’t even seen me, we have never MET remember???or are you having memory lapses. Ignazio & I have met & not only have become friends but more than that. He thinks I am the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. So dear beauty is in the eye of the beholder so I have it made, neither of you girls have a chance in H____.. You can prance around all you want & Linda you can follow what Marie is saying & agree but the fact remains I AM THE ONE & ONLY FOR MY PRECIOUS.

 

 

 

 

Hey everyone, wouldn’t you all love to be a fly on the wall in Detroit?
I wish we could see the fight for Ignazio (poor guy) I hope they don’t hurt him jumping into his arms!! The bail money is still available!!!!

 

 

lol I know that I wish that I had gotten the M&G tickets just so I could keep my eye on those two. Mary is just going to have to handle them herself, poor thing. Hang in their Mary, don’t get run over by them. You had better hold on to that bail money Linda S. I agree, I wish I could be a fly on the wall in Detroit.

Linda, it is a good thing that the MG is after the concert, so Ignazio can still perform in Detroit. rotfl

 

 

 

Thank You!

 

 

You girls are a hoot! I just love reading your “bickering” back & forth.

 

 

 

 

Sorry Sheridan I didn’t look down far enough to see your review, Also saw a review by Linda so don’t know which one that was but at least he heard from the back seat.

 

 

I just didn’t like his inferring that they were one of those “boy bands,” meaning mediocre talents but a lot of show. G-R-R-R

 

 

 

 

 

Uh, Oh! Hey I was just calling that plan B. Plan A wasn’t working out so well. Man! I can’t get a break. Elizabeth will kill me if I even say Piero. Maybe I’ll just try for Myron. Hey, Myron! You married? Is some other wench going to come after me now?

 

Marie, if you go after Piero, you will have Elizabeth, Mary & ME to contend with. I can’t wait to see what Myron has to say about this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG – I cannot wait until next week to find out the results of the Loretta and Marie Show!! You gals are way too much fun.

Sorry to say gang, when it comes to Piero, Gianluca, and Ignazio, it’s every girl for her own! I personally have no preference, so I would be thrilled to be on the couch (for the song, of course – ahem) with any of them. I’m sorry if I’m stepping on toes, but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do!!

 

 

LeeLee, at this point, I would be glad just to be in the audience at one of their concerts. I would be in heaven to sit next to one of them & be able to have any one of them sing to me. But none of us girls have to worry about that. They won’t pick any of us grandmas to sit with them on stage! Maybe Elizabeth has a chance.

 

Lynn, I agree about being in the audience. But wouldn’t it be nice if they chose older like us? I can say I’m not a grandma as I don’t have any kids, but I guess I’m old enough to be someone’s ‘young’ 🙂 grandma.

Loretta and Marie, please don’t make spectacles of yourselves if they pick you to go up on stage. (Oh, who am I kidding?)

 

 

 

Go for it LeeLee long as its not Ignazio’s couch

 

 

But Loretta – if Ignazio picked me, how can I say no?

 

 

 

If Ignazio picks me for his couch they’ll have to close the curtains. Are there curtains? I hope so!

 

 

Marie, bring your own just in case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no security guard that’s going to let you two crazy ladies near that stage. I think there’s a restraining order out there.

 

 

After this conversation, if there isn’t a restraining order, there will be one by the time they get there.

Loretta – I’ll try and send my ‘Ignazio’ vibe from him towards your direction. Marie, the only reason I’m not sending it to you is because you’re willing (I think) to go to Plan B (Gianluca). Loretta doesn’t seem to want to budge (you know – the old MINE, MINE, MINE thing).

Linda – don’t put that bail money away yet. Only a few more days.

 

ROTFL Linda, maybe you should call the Fox Theater and alert them about those two. Where is Mary, she is being awfully quiet. I am sure she will not know those two in the M&G or so she will say. lol

d hug to you all!


I hope everyone enjoyed reading all these comments –

Jana

In Case You Missed It ~~ Still Water

reporter_aeroporto_megacityHey Everyone!

We know that when Ignazio is not working, he guards his privacy very closely.  On social media–at least–he goes very still.  Well, there is a saying that I think fits Ignazio very well:

“Still waters run deep.”

Now, I don’t know who said that–though I could probably find out if you give me a minute.  But, I think they are absolutely right.  Just because a person is quiet, doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot to say.  I think Ignazio’s recent interview proves that. 

The link to the interview is provided below, but enjoy some other deep thoughts from Ignazio as well–in case you missed them.  

~~Kelly

original credit given by All About Il Volo

original credit given by All About Il Volo

 

Click here —> Ignazio Interview on Telesud ~~ All About Il Volo

 

“Music for some means a source of income.. But the music is charm! The music is discipline! The music is character! Music is passion! The music is freedom, humility, simplicity, pure emotion!!
Love and respect music!! Whatever genre it is!! Because once you find out how much it’s nice music feed will find a new world to discover!”

(translation by Bing)

Sometimes just a smile to change appearance to life.. Your smile changed my life!! (translation by Bing)

 

In Case you Missed It ~~ Holidays with The Guys and an Invitation…

reporter_aeroporto_megacityHey Everyone!

The holidays keep everyone busy with family and friends–the way it should be.  🙂  So I thought you might have missed some of the holiday photos and greetings The Guys shared.  Aren’t they good to us?

I’m a poor substitute for Linda, but I will try to bring you up to speed.  We miss you, Linda!

 

by LiJoy

by LiJoy

 

Piero

by LiJoy

by LiJoy

 

Ignazio

by LiJoy

by LiJoy

 

Gianluca

 

I hope you all had a great holiday!  Now pack your bags and head to the airport.  We’re leaving for Piero’s home town to see him named Ambassador of Naro!

Il Volo FC Campollo di Licata Città dArte

Formal invitation; Il Volo FC Campollo di Licata Città dArte

Athina via LiJoy; Facebook

“Piero Barone‬ is the pride of ‪‎Naro‬.  Piero will be named “Ambassador of Naro in the world” by the Mayor of Naro, Calogero Cremona, on Sunday, Dec 28th, at 16:30 in a ceremony held at San Francesco Church. ‪‎Gianluca Ginoble‬ and ‪Ignazio Boschetto‬ will also be present in the event.”

Click here —> sicilian press covering the event ~~ Athina via LiJoy

Click here —> Piero Barone — Ambassador of Naro ~~ All About Il Volo

 

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See you at the airport! gala

~~ Kelly

A Professional In Case You Missed It

s - linda Hey Everyone!

No one can ever replace our faithful reporter, Linda, and I know we are all missing her. Since The Guys have been mixing business and pleasure as they jet across the world and back, I dedicate my Professional to Linda and give you an In Case You Missed It  crossover.  Enjoy!

Get Well Soon, our friend!

~~ Kelly

In Case You Missed It…

Ignazio came home from Russia and celebrated his birthday with his sister, who was kind enough to share a bit of the celebrations with the fans.  Thanks LiJoy for pointing them out!

 

Il Volo Professional…

We know The Guys have been all over recording, most recently in Miami, where they received a very warm reception (don’t they always?) , took random selfies/pictures,

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And hinted that great things were happening…

Which turned out to be joining the @SonyMusicLatin Family.

 

 

This is the 2nd situation in which we’ve heard the name, Sony, in conjunction with Il Volo, so I’m hoping this is going to be a great partnership between them.   It seems like it will be because…

 

The Best is Yet to Come!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT……….

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Hi Everyone,

It’s been a long and wonderful week for our “Guys”!!  Finally in their home country of Italy, they have been recognized for the stars that they are!! Fans came from far and wide to see their 2 concerts in Taormina. All their friends and family that were unable to see their concerts in other parts of the world, were finally able to see them perform live!  As we have seen here and other fan sites the videos and photos show the happiness of Il Volo during these spectacular concerts. How wonderful for Piero to be able to sing “Mamma” to his own mom. We have seen videos of Ignazio and Gianluca sing to their moms before, but not Piero. I also loved the video of Gianluca hugging his brother, Ernesto. After the concerts in Taormina they flew to Riga, Latavia where they were invited to sing at “The New Wave” music festival. Il Volo, all three of them,  flew to Rome where they traveled to Gianluca’s home in the Abruzzo region. That must have been an interesting 2 days for everyone. Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca were together at a party with some vey attractive young ladies. We also see a picture of Ignazio playing a video game with Erny, Gianluca’s brother. They all stayed because they were to attend a press conference in Pescara where they are appearing in concert in September. Ignazio tweeted early yesterday that they were back home.

Ignazio returning to Sicily, "We're Back"

Ignazio returning to Sicily, “We’re Back”

 

Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio make us breathless at concerts and make our hearts race at Meet and Greets. They also are kind enough to share some of their free time with friends and families and we must always be respectful of that. I thought we’d look at some pictures of their free time.

Having food together in Abruzzo. Credit "All Things Il Volo"

Having food together in Abruzzo.
Credit “All Things Il Volo”

Pool time in Taormina

Pool time in Taormina

Ignazio and Erny playing a video game!

Ignazio and Erny playing a video game!

Piero exploring Latvia

Piero exploring Latvia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love these pictures, love seeing them relax and love that they share these with us, their adoring fans .   Thanks Guys!!

Partying in Abruzzo

Partying in Abruzzo

This cute picture Marie sent me!!! Look at Ignazio’s face!

Cute, thanks Marie!

Cute, thanks Marie!

Piero, Gianlua and Ignazio will be headed to Mexico next week. I can imagine how excited their fans are!!

We’ll be following their every move to bring you the best moments.

Love and Luck, Guys.

Linda

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…….

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Hi Everyone,

Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio are home relaxing! Il Volo had a successful whirlwind concert here in the States during June. I know it was successful by all of your wonderful experiences you took time to share with us. I know it was successful because of the beautiful photos you shared and by all of the heartfelt comments you have left here. THANK-YOU EVERYONE!!

Comments have been interesting this week in the wake of concert fever AND concert withdrawal. We found a new word for us more mature fans thanks to Barbara Dixon, ” Granny Groupies”! I love that Barbara, thanks! Now we have “Fan Girls” (you know who you are) and “Granny Groupies”, just about covers us! Thanks to Jeanine our “obsession” for “Our Guys” is “passion”! That really describes us to a tee, also sounds more classy 🙂 Thanks!

There has not been too much information from Il Volo. Piero is most active on social media, Gianluca has sent some tweets and photos. Ignazio’s choice seems to be to take a break for a while. We certainly understand that but we miss hearing from him!

Piero and Ignazio have gotten new cars, we saw Ignazio’s last week. Piero tweeted: “Bye bye Mini, new car is coming”

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Gianluca is hanging with friends and going to the beach.

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Gianluca did tweet “time flies” He’s right, it’s 5 years since Il Volo started to sing together. Here is a comparison then and now!

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Gianluca tweeted Friday. “Happy 50th birthday daddy” We add our congratulations to Mr Ginoble on his birthday!

Check out Piero’s new multicolored glasses! He tweeted that they are “Utralimited Sunglasses” and they have his signature on them.

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Don’t forget the Il Volo convention in Bloomington, Mn, August 9 and 10. See the “Attention all Flight Crew Fans”  post below for the details.

Good news, there has been an Ignazio sighting today, Sunday! Looks like he is enjoying being with his friends!!

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Thank you to Nina Boschetto and All Things Il Volo!

 

Enjoy your time off,Guys, you deserve it !!

 

Linda

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…..

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Hi Everyone,

It seems we haven’t missed much lately. We have had some fabulous concert experiences shared here. The memories and the sharing seem to be making everyone closer together. We love the pictures you have sent and have enjoyed the great stories that go with them. I have especially enjoyed all the pictures of you, the flight crew, now I feel like I know you better. Concert season for us has  flown by, now we await their next concerts here in the USA.

The Guys of Il volo have really not rested much since they have been home, but they did send us some tweets and photos of their down time.

Il Volo did not go straight home from the USA, they went to Cannes first and  they got to experience their first helicopter ride! They were thrilled with it. I myself was a little concerned about their safety, I guess I worry too much!cannes2.jpgcannes1.jpg

 

When they did get home it was PLAY time!! Gianluca and Piero hit the beach with family and friends.ggbeach

 

Piero, his sister and his friend.

Piero, his sister and his friend.

 

 

 

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Ignazio hung out with his friends AND bought a new car! He was so excited about that.

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Ignazio and Piero tweeted a photo of them with their manager Michele Torpendine, comparing muscles, very cute.

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Yesterday Il Volo took part in a TV performance in Trieste honoring fallen war photographers in 1994. The program will air at a future date.

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Il Volo appears to be in Bologna today. Bologna is where their manangement’s main office is located.

 

Thank you Piero for tweeting “America” #4thofJuly#Independenceday.

Thank you Gianluca for your tweet about the 4th of July!

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Happy Independence Day Everyone!!

Please check the calandar of events and concerts coming up on the right side of the page.

We have more experiences and photos coming up, so keep coming back!

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