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THOSE THREE NICE GUYS by Daniela

Since there is no interesting news on Il Volo, I searched through the old videos, and I found one of June 2017, recorded in Taormina.

The speech that precedes the song is very hilarious, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are really three nice rascals, who know how to entertain us.

I hope that the translation reproduces the nice atmosphere…

GIAN = Here we are! (applause)

IGNA = Sorry I’m late, but tenors pee too. (laughter from the audience)  (he clears his throat)

I wanted to make a serious speech ….. we are fond of Italy, in particular Sicily, two of us are Sicilians, (he sees a white cloud from the audience) … but who smokes? What happened? Is there white smoke for the new Pope? (many laughs)

This cigarette hurts you, throw it away!

GIAN = DO NOT SMOKE!

IGNA = (he resumes the speech interrupted by cigarette smoke). However, we are mainly linked to Taormina. Taormina is very special for us, because we think it is one of the most beautiful towns in the world, (applause) but above all because we met some real friends here.

To name a few, like Saretto Bambar who makes wonderful granitas ….

Piero = Hi Saretto

GIAN = We love you!

IGNA = … then Giovanni of LA BOTTE (restaurant near the Bambar), then all our tennis friends ….

GIAN = Even the Metropole Hotel, who always treat us like royalty.

IGNA = The promise I want to make to the people of Taormina is to spend my summer here in Taormina. (applause) ….. but it’s not that now that you know, this summer everyone come to Taormina !!!!! I come around day 32 …. (lots of laughter)

GIAN = of December !!

Well, let’s move on to the next song.

IGNA = Yes, sorry.

GIAN = Maybe many of you know that our journey, indeed, our flight together, started more than eight years ago.

The first time we sang together was April 25, 2009. The years go by quickly …..

PIERO = Eight years old … you must understand that we spend most of the year together, so when we go home I happen to call my brother or sister, by their names. (Ignazio or Gianluca)

IGNA = It can happen, but one thing worries me, I don’t mean for your brother, but to call your sister by our names ….. (lots of laughter).

PIERO = It can happen, but the real problem is that when Ignazio comes home, he calls his dog, by our names (lots of laughter).

IGNA = It’s details …

PIERO = But I say, have I ever replied “bow wow?”

IGNA = No, but you must know that dogs become like children and …..

GIAN = This is a show of affection!

IGNA = Exactly.

And then Franzino (Franz, Ignazio and Alessandra’s dog), looks a little like you, has your features, look I’m complimenting you.

PIERO = Thank you, what a brother!

IGNA = Maybe even the cut of the eyes, the tuft ..

PIERO = Do you have a dog with a tuft?

IGNA = It’s hairy ..

PIERO = And am I hairy? (he refers that  everybody knows Ignazio to be the hairiest of them three). Hairy me?

IGNA= (At this point, Ignazio speaks in Sicilian dialect. He is the hairiest of the three and I think this causes him a little embarrassment, since the current fashion involves smooth male chests. That summer, Ignazio shaved his chest, but the result was that his skin was not smooth at all, but full of small rashes, I believe that the meaning of the sentence said by Ignazio is this …)

And then, the hair removal must be done only on the legs of the women and not the men on the chest …. then I become a meteorite! 😁😁

Let’s move on. 

GIAN = The first song we sang together that day, you know it true, you remember it, you saw that famous episode (of Ti Lascio Una Canzone).

Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll all sing together O SOLE MIO !! (applause)

Did you like their comedy?

They are good singers, good guys, good entertainers, what more do we want.

Attending one of their concerts is a real experience, but now we are in a crisis of withdrawal from concerts.

We hope that the situation will return to normal soon, so that we can once again enjoy your voices, your beauty and even your antics personally.

See you soon guys !!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

PALERMO/TAORMINA, MUSICA TOUR 10 and 11 by Daniela

And we arrived in beautiful Sicily, the first appointment is in

P A L E R M O

at the Teatro Verdura.

Sicily has a special charm for our guys, who feel they are at home.

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“IL MONDO” , “L’AMORE SI MUOVE” (Video published by GDS.)

“PEOPLE”

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Beautiful this “off program” tribute to the great Sicilian writer Andrea Camilleri who recently passed away.

With great sensitivity, Piero and Ignazio sang a love song in Sicilian dialect, this is the title: “E VUI DURMITI ANCORA 💖 (And You Still Sleep).

Very beautiful this article by All Music of which I translate the best parts.

All Music Italia Article – Click Here

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All Music Italia was present at the Palermo date of the show that IL VOLO is taking around the world to celebrate ten years of career.

When we talk about Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto, we must put in sequence the words talent, music and success.

Talking about the concert is a bit like doing singing lessons at the conservatory, I’m not a good teacher but I can tell great stories with my reflex. Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio sing, very well, they talk (a lot) with the public, they joke (without stopping) between them, between dialects and jokes … And between a tribute to Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra and one to Modugno, time flies!

Over two hours of emotions, even this umpteenth concert by IL VOLO confirms themselves as a guarantee of great music, of great love.

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And now let’s move on, to the definitely favorite stage of the whole tour.

T A O R M I N A

Yes, because all the stages are important, but some are really SPECIAL and Taormina is certainly the most special of all.

Here the boys are at home, not only in the theater, but everywhere, on every street, in every corner. Taormina loves them, and they reciprocate with the same coin.

Who among us fans wouldn’t want to be there for a concert?

Let’s start with the beautiful photo of Mr. Ginoble.

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The concert is about to begin.

“L’AMORE SI MUOVE”

“VICINISSIMO”

“ANCORA”

 

“O SOLE MIO(Piero)

“MUSICA CHE RESTA”

Listen when Gianluca is good at speaking in Sicilian dialect, these guys too funny, to die for laughing.  🤣 😂 ☺️

The final greetings.

 

 

And here is the comment of my friend Melina, present at the concert (bless her!)

“Indescribable concert last night in Taormina. Impressive theater, standing ovation to every song, cheers, laughter, emotion. Words are not enough, they can’t make the idea. The boys are always magnificent, relaxed, happy and jokers. I still haven’t fallen from the pink cloud and I can’t put together coherent thoughts, so much is the wonder mixed with nostalgia and the sense of loss. As soon as I return to the real world, I will try to write something sensible.”

Another comment from Melina:

“The night before the concert, we had dinner at La Botte and the boys came to eat there too, very kind, helpful and patient. Ignazio, who had gone to pick up a granita at the Bambar, (which is in front of the restaurant) and then eat it at the restaurant table, by dint of stopping it before he sat down, made it melt, but he always smiling and affectionate, he didn’t get impatient at all and gave everyone attention.”

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I would say that they were two fantastic concerts, too bad not to be there, but certainly with the heart, we were all there with them.

But I want to close this beautiful Sicilian parenthesis with a beautiful group photo, a dinner in the beautiful Taormina, with our boys and their friends and ….. Saretto Bam Bar among them.

Bye bye Sicily, Puglia is waiting for us !!

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.