Il volo hit Miami like a storm last night at The American Airlines Arena.

My friend LeeLee and I drove to the magic City last night after meeting for the first time, first on this site and then in person. LeeLee and I commented how beautiful the Miami skyline looked, neither one of us had been there in a while. The Arena was beautiful and I watched a cruise ship make a U turn at the Port of Miami.

We decided to eat at “Bongos”, Gloria Estefan’s restaurant right at the Arena. The food was excellent and we met other Il Volo fans that made the trip to Miami from Port St Lucie, an hour north of Palm Beach.

We had floor seats, pretty good views and we waited anxiously for the concert to begin. Being Miami, many people were “fashionably late.” The arena went dark and the 3 back lights appeared and then Gianluca’s silhouette appeared and the crowd cheered, then the other two appeared and the crowd went wild.

It went on for 2 hours with a 5 minute break in between. Their solo’s especially drew standing ovations, long ones! They seemed very humbled by that. The first encore they sang “Il Mondo” and “O Solo Mio” and that drew more standing “o’s”, They came back again with a short reprise of “O Solo Mio” and then finally a short version of “Smile” acapella. The crowd was roaring when they finally did their signature jump from the stairs!
Their voices soared in the Arena, I can tell you until you hear them live you can only imagine the power of their voices, they are just simply amazing!

Thank-you LeeLee for sharing this for me, I’ll never forget it!


Ignazio, “Thank you sooo much Miami..!!”

Gianluca, "MIAMI!!! Are you ready for tonight????!!!"
Gianluca, “MIAMI!!! Are you ready for tonight????!!!”

The Miami concert appears to have been a success and an unforgettable night for all!  The guys are on the road again, to Orlando, however a little birdie tweeted,  “ILVOLO MIAMI FANCLUB ‏@ILVOLOMIAMI  Gianluca shares that they will be back to Miami in 3 days to finish recording some song!!! Yay!!!”

Can this be true???  Time will tell!  In the meantime, while we are waiting for a full report from our nurse Linda who was there, here are some tweets from Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca before and after the Miami concert!

I think it’s fair to say, Miami = AWESOME!

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble After the fabulous concert in Miami we are going to Orlando…!”

“ignazio boschetto ‏@IBoschetto  I think tonight was one of the best show ever..!! Thank you sooo much Miami..!! #Miami #ilvolovers #ILoveYou much Miami..!! #Miami #ilvolovers #ILoveYou   from Florida, US”

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble    I have been left speechless by your continued support. THATS amazing!! Thank you!!! #miami #wearelovetour”

“Piero Barone Il Volo ?@piero_barone    #AmericanAirlinesArena! #Miami #wearelovetour http://www.keek.com/!ulFldab

“Piero Barone Il Volo ?@piero_barone  #AmericanAirlinesArena tonight! #IlVolo #WeAreLoveTour http://instagram.com/p/eif4vzkzES/

“Gianluca Il Volo ?@GianGinoble  MIAMI!!! Are you ready for tonight????!!! https://twitter.com/GianGinoble/status/381502471199154176/photo/1

“Piero Barone Il Volo ?@piero_barone    #miami are you ready tonight for The #concert? #americanairlinesarena #ilvolo #WeAreLoveTour”

“Piero Barone Il Volo ?@piero_barone   #Miami ???? (I love this city)”

I’m Smiling Because….


Welcome to the second week of “I’m Smiling Because…”. 😊

Last week went really well, I didn’t have the heart to close the comments on Monday as planned.  I’m also working on limited capacity from my iPhone while my computer is in the shop, so I can’t close those comments right now.  Let’s just keep the fun rolling on this post, shall we? 😀

You know what to do…

I’m Smiling Because…

Gianluca to Tampa Fans, “THANKSSSS IT WAS WONDERFUL!”

Il Volo should be in Miami resting their voices for tonight’s performance!  From the smiles in Gianluca’s picture it seems safe to say everyone loved the Tampa concert!  Let us know Tampa fans, how did you like the concert?!?  It was AWESOME!  Right?

“ignazio boschetto ‏@IBoschetto   Good night world..!!! #ilvolomiami #IlVoloOnTour #loveyou #wearelovetour2013″

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble  On the bus on our way to #Miami”

Gianluca, "With some beautiful fans after the concert in Tampa!"
Gianluca, “With some beautiful fans after the concert in Tampa!”

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble  With some beautiful fans after the concert in Tampa!! THANKSSSS IT WAS WONDERFUL! https://twitter.com/GianGinoble/status/381284104550891520/phot

“ignazio boschetto ‏@IBoschetto    Almost ready for the concert..!!  from Tampa, FL”

“ignazio boschetto ‏@IBoschetto   Money..!! #pinkfloyd #fun http://instagram.com/p/ef9dcnsRAP/

“ignazio boschetto ‏@IBoschetto  Playing a little bit..!! http://www.keek.com/!rNyldab

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble  ” Good morning Tampa! Are you ready for tonight!!!??? #ilvolointampa”



Hi Everyone,

Tonights concert is at The Tampa Bay Times Forum, on the West Coast of Florida.

The Tampa Bay Times Forum is home to the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning and the AFL’s Tampa Bay Storm. The venue was referred to as the Ice Palace from its opening in 1996 through 2002 when it was commonly called the St Pete Times Forum until late 2011. The Tampa Bay Times Forum box office is located at 401 Channelside Drive in Tampa, Florida. The arena was built for $139 million and has a maximum seating capacity of 21,500. Tampa Bay Times Forum tickets have included major events like the NHL Stanley Cup, All-Star Game, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and many WWE events. Almost all the hottest concerts stop in Tampa by coming through the forum like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Diamond.

Twitters, Tweets and Keeks:
Gianluca tweets yeaterday “I think of you” with one of his special selfies! He tweeted “taking off” later tweeted “Landed in Tampa” and “Florida here we come”
Piero tweets “Bye #Saratoga Springs #Tampa here we are coming….ready for tomorrow night?”
Ignazio tweeted yesterday “Almost leaving Albany and going to Tampaaaaa, what you think is hot in there?? (love that accent!),
then “landed in Tampa”.
Ignazio also pointed out that there are only 6 concerts left in USA.

Check out video of “Night and Day” from Westbury, on Team Il Volo.

Well you know if they’re in Tampa tonight, they will be in Miami tomorrow night. LeeLee and I will be there with bells on, we’re very excited and can hardly wait!! More tomorrow.

Love and Luck tonight in Tampa Il Volo!!


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