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IL VOLO has come to the warm Florida sun. ☀️

Even the lineup of songs changes, as I thought !! Finally we also hear songs in Spanish.

Who knows why, but I have the impression that we will still have surprises.

But here we are at the first stop in Florida:


February 20: ORLANDO 

Here is the video of the entire concert.

At some point, a girl is embraced by Ignazio, will surely have been in seventh heaven !!!

What a blessing. ❤️❤️❤️

Another view of Ignazio and the surprised fan.

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MARIA, after a long and playful dialogue by Ignazio 😁😁

Some nice photos of the evening.

(Please click on each photo below to view at a larger size.)



Let’s start by saying that IL VOLO will be exhibited at the BB&T Sunrise Center.

This beautiful arena has about 20 thousand seats. There will be no closing drape.

Who knows if Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero will be able to fill everything?

Of course there are many people who love them and in reality, I hope so much for them, that this will happen, it would be really fantastic.

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What can I say, looking at the photos of the concert, I would say that they succeeded. It’s sold out !!! Congratulations guys!

Who knows how much emotion they have to see all the people who love them and who came to listen to their splendid voices.

Incomparable! ❤️❤️❤️

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Let’s see some videos:



EL TRISTE (video taken by Gianluca’s mother)





Piero announces to the audience that the couple ESTEFAN is present at the concert.


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Final greetings


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But who I see, right there in the front row on the left, are you really Marie Crider?!?! ❤️

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Two more fantastic concerts are over. The road is still long, but it is slowly getting shorter.

Whoever has the opportunity, do not miss these beautiful opportunities to see Il VOLO, live in concert, is certainly an emotion to try.


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

The Flight Crew is Saved…

…and these are the people who stepped up.

Dani, Emilia (and sometimes Daniela) will be working with Kelly to bring us a weekly “Off Stage” feature. You already saw the first one! 

Jana and Leelee will be helping to edit, draft and post various articles.  The two of them will also bring us “Il Volo Professional”, which are the guys professional singing engagements, interviews, etc.  (You saw their 1st one yesterday) Daniela and Emilia will assist them in this endeavor.  Just in time for concert season too!

Daniela will continue to update us in comments and submit articles for posting.

Leelee will take over calendar responsibilities.

Julie will work on our gallery.

Dee (Denise, our deecatmomma) and Marion will monitor comments.

Sandi Eyman and Angelica will cover our Outlook email.

Ann Scavo, Jane (maryjane), Mary Bohling, Gina, Kitty and Myron will continue doing what they do.

Kelly, besides her new column, “Off Stage”, will continue her administrative duties along with birthday videos, handling technical issues, paying the bills and keeping up with our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and etc.

Marie, will continue administrative duties which include writing, editing, drafting, scheduling, posting your stories, updating header photo’s, and etc.

Thank you so much volunteers!

We are renewed, refreshed and stronger than ever. What fun we are all going to have promoting and sharing the love of those marvelous Il Volo guys.

~Kelly, Marie and the New Staff of Volunteers

~ Young-ish ~


The Way That I See Time.

What you see isn’t really me, look closer and you’ll find, 
A face that’s 20
And unlined.

Gaze with your heart and not your eyes, 
To truly see
Where beauty lies.

Beneath this shell, If truth be told,
Is the breath of youth,
In a soul that’s old.

Know that love, indeed, is blind,
‘Cause here inside
I’m in my prime.

See me and not my many folds. 
I’ve been around,
God only knows.

Deep in my heart you’ll see the glow.
Young love lives here.
And now you know.


“If you could only read my mind
and understand the way that I see time.”  

The Best Day of my Life 

Las Vegas ~ My Story ~ Marie

You’ve read Myron’s professional and personal take on these events.  Now here’s mine.  Ok, there’s absolutely nothing professional about this review.

Click on photo’s to enlarge.

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Their pictures were all over the Palms Casino.

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The Fan Faire:
An event many of us had been waiting for for a long time. What a pleasure to meet so many of you! Some of whom I’ve “known” for as long as 4 years. So great to finally see faces that go with the names! It was an honor for me to acknowledge Kelly’s hard work and to point out the contributions of Jane, Mary Bohling, Jana and Ann Scavo who were there.

You don’t know this, because we wanted to surprise Jeannette and Myron, but we gave them pillows and a big thank you from all of us on the Crew for their organization of the Fan Faire.

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As you know the Guys showed up (was that fear in their eyes?) to greet such dedicated, excited fans!

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The Concert:

Our Boys are in love. In fact during the concert Gianluca asked Ignazio if he was in love. He responded with a resounding, “Yes!” Gianluca admitted the same at another performance. Piero…who knows? It looks good on them.

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The Concert at the Pearl Theater was Fabulous! Wish I knew better adjectives. Either I cannot remember the brilliance of IL Volo during each performance or they truly get better, with richer, fuller more powerful voices and are more exciting every time!

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First song Piero pointed at me and I pointed back. To someone other than us crazy Ilvolovers that little gesture may be unimportant, but to me that sweet moment of recognition meant a lot. That was the second time he has done that. Can’t wait to see if there’s a third!

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The Meet & Greet:
I had been saving a sad but sweet story to tell them when I had a chance. I finally did. They were moved, in fact Gianluca was so moved he practically jumped on me with a bear hug. No sweeter person exists than that young man. When he finally let go I stepped back right into the wooden backdrop almost knocking it over. Fortunately Piero was on my left and Gianluca on my right. Both grabbed an arm and saved me and the set. One of them said, “Uh-oh”.  So then what do you suppose they did? Why of course, they broke out in song. I Don’t remember what song, but someone told me it was an Italian “Uh-oh” song.

Piero asked Gianluca, “Do you know who she is?” Gianluca said, “yes.” (I think he was only being nice). Then Piero said show him your tattoo”. So I did. I have no idea what Gianluca said after that (come on brain!) I would have bet anything that the picture the photographer took had Piero on my left and Gianluca on my right. That’s what I remember, but in the picture I’m between Ignazio and Piero. I have no idea how that happened. I must have blanked out.

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That’s me, the one in the middle with the stupid look on her face.  My dentist is the only one who will love the picture!  We were still laughing at their singing when the photographer took this one.

I normally stay away from Ignazio, in case you haven’t noticed. In the gym last year I took his photo while standing on the other side of the gym. In Miami a few weeks ago, at the Meet & Greet, I quickly shook his hand and moved away. In Ft Myers, at the hotel when Leelee and Ineke spoke to him, I was the one taking photos from across the room. I am, in fact, a coward. I greet Gianluca sanely and Piero as a friend but when it comes to Ignazio I stand way back. I would have a conversation with him, but it would sound something like, “blub libba and I gleen you. You are flanang all niebber”  (if someone recognizes that as a real language let me know). So now you all know that I am actually a 16-year-old star-struck, blubbering idiot.

Knowing this would be my last chance for what may be a long time, if I couldn’t buy a vowel at least this time I was determined to kiss a dimple off his face. I did. So if you notice one missing it’s all my fault. I have it…it’s mine.

What a month! Flew Ohio to Florida, flew Florida to Ohio, drove Ohio to New York, drove New York to Ohio, Rode a 2 day train to Las Vegas, flew Las Vegas to Ohio.

Sleeping.. DO NOT DISTURB!


Mean Guys ~ by Marie (or anyone else who will take the blame for this one)

As one of the founders and administrators of this website I feel it’s my duty to be honest with you.  All of the posts here can’t be only about the good that happens. That would be unfair to you and way too one-sided of us.  So, here is the other side.

You all think those Il Volo Boys are Angels, but they have you fooled. Open your eyes, people!  You’ve been blinded by some handsome faces and nice music.   You refuse to see that they are mainly just a couple of pretty rotten guys barely out of their teens.  You won’t want to see these but you must…  Sit down.  Take a breath.   Get ready to delete their pictures from your computer and hang in there with me.



Here’s Ignazio spitting in the face a defenseless puppy.  Why Ignazio?  Why?



Speaking of spitting…this is just offensive!



Poking fun at the new Justin Bieber CD… not at all nice.

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Attempting to insight a riot against little white notebooks!

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 Piero has a serious biting habit I’ll bet you didn’t know about.


OUCH!  Again Piero?

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Piero and Nonno


OK, OK, I’ll buy that concert ticket.  

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And one for the Meet & Greet.

Ignazio in Ny - fireman mood - April

And I’ll buy the DVD.  Just PLEASE don’t hurt my family!

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I know you think they love children.  But….
(this one broke my heart)
Piero abusing a child

Also caught him trying to stuff a child under a table!

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And how about Ignazio trying to pull this poor little girl closer so he can poke her in the eye!
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The three of them never really got along from the beginning.  You didn’t know that either?

“Let go of the mic Gian!  No you let go, Ignazio!  No you, Piero!

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“It’s mine let go! No, I won it, you let go! I’ll drop it on your head if you don’t let go!”

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“Let go! No, you let go!  No you!”
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Rumor has it that Gianluca tried to get rid of Ignazio from the beginning.  He wanted Il Volo to be a Duo. 



Yes, you should be ashamed!  You should ALL be ashamed!

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“You let go first!  No you let go first!  No You!”


I’m sorry you had to see all of this, my poor gullible Flight Crew friends.  

With much sadness,

p.s.  No hate mail, please!