I went to the Orillia concert on Sunday Feb.7th with my Daughter and Granddaughter and what a time we had, we had front row seats and as soon as Gianluca came to our end of the stage he spotted my Granddaughter and remembered her from the 2014 concert in Toronto, well later in the show when they were singing, he came over to our end and beckoned for her to come over to the stage and he sang to her, what a thrill that was, my heart was doing flip flops and I’m sure her Mother’s was too.
The meet and greet event after was so much better than last time, it was much more informal and they had one photographer who took all the pictures and after that we had quite a lot of time to take our own individual pictures and could talk to the guys, I even got to meet Piero’s Father and Ignazio and Gianluca’s Mothers, also talked with Barbara Vitali. What a great night that was, I just wish I could see them more. I’m still on cloud 9 !!!
Hope you enjoy your time with them.
JULIE IN BOSTON
Here are some highlights of my first concert – yes, the lighting is very intrusive and quite annoying; but beyond that, the concert was just great. Loved every rendition. Nice mix of Italian and English songs. Each of them performed two solos, also 3 duets. Sang Happy Birthday to Gianluca, no trouble understanding Ignazio’s “English with a Sicilian accent”. The Theater was very strict about not taking pictures and videos during the performance. I had to use a walker to get around –
During the M & G :
Piero called the walker my “zoomer” during the time when they allowed us to take pictures on our own phones. Gave the Guys Valentine Fan Mail. I told Gianluca that there is extra mail for him because it is his Birthday, he leaned over and said “Grazie Senora” and gave me a kiss on the cheek!!!. Wow!!
Didn’t get to talk with Ignazio as he was in the midst of a conversation with a couple girls about maintaining leg strength. Sounded quite serious. While we waited for all the group pictures to be taken, Piero’s Father walked by and shook my hand. That was a surprise. I am so happy I was able to get there. It was better than I ever imagined.
Julie (Kathryn Bernache)
Il Volo will perform at the “TRIBUTE TO PLACIDO DOMINGO” in Santiago on June 29th. (Thanks Mary Strickler)
(No offense Annie, but if I had a Granddaughter that looked like that I wouldn’t take her with me to meetthe Boys! Look at Gianluca. He knows what I’m talkin’ about. ~Marie)
(Ahh, that’s better. Just Annie and the Guys. What Gianluca? Lose something? ~Marie)
I just wanted to share my experience at the concert in Toronto on June 24, 2014. I went to the concert with my Daughter and Granddaughter, which I thought was great for all of us to enjoy the same kind of music. I had seen them last year at Molson Amphitheatre and didn’t see them as close as I would have liked, so when I found out they were coming to Toronto this year, I was determined not only to get good seats, but to do the meet and greet as well. My Daughter and Granddaughter agreed. I was not disappointed! The concert was great and we had good seats. At one point when we came back from the rest room, they were down off the stage and we almost bumped into them, when they saw my Granddaughter the did a double take, I think they thought she was cute and at that point I think I was invisible to them.
After we got to our seats, one of them ( I think Piero) yelled out, “I bet you just came back from the washroom“, of course we had, but we just waved our T shirts in the air and said that we were out there buying them, but we had a good laugh about it. Afterwards at the meet and greet when it was our turn Gianluca was holding his arms wide open for a hug, but it was not for me, but my Granddaughter and I felt a little foolish. Anyway we got autographs and pictures taken and hugs, it went by so fast I thought maybe I dreamed it all. What an experience I’ll never forget it and hope to be able to do it again. ( I saw a picture posted ATIV of Ignazio giving Piero a wallet for his Birthday and they were standing outside Luis Vuitton store which an area I’m in often and only wish I had been there then.) I hope this hasn’t been too long. I just felt I had so much to say.
Not too long Annie. Not too long at all!
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