IL VOLO FLIGHT CREW SHARES OUR LOVE
Welcome, Everybody! Welcome to the home of the Il Volo Flight Crew!
Whew! This blog has been a long time coming hasn’t it? For those who don’t know, most of the followers of this blog met and have become friends beginning around one important, common denominator: We Love Il Volo!
And no; “love” is not too strong of a word. Trust me.
Anyway, we gathered at a site dedicated to these amazing, talented young men, and somewhere along the way, we realized that we spent a good portion of every day just waiting to spend time there. We couldn’t wait to log in, check in with each other’s lives, laugh, cry, “ooh” and “ahh” and over the latest pictures, performances… gripe over how some interviews of our boys were handled and how some interviewers just didn’t seem to get it…and we realized that through it all, we were more than lovers of Il Volo. We were friends, too.
Unfortunately, we lost our beloved home recently when it underwent a site overhaul and become inaccessible to most of us. At loose ends, we took to group e-mails to try to stay in touch, which hasn’t really worked–in fact, I think some of our e-mail accounts are outright rebelling at the volume of mail going in and out.
OK. Now what? Well, you know what they say about Mother Necessity and her child, Invention. If we couldn’t get into our old home, we’d figure out how to build a new one. And here we are! There’s a lot of work to be done yet. The walls are bare; we need some furniture; we still have a lot of ideas floating out there that will make this place a home. But for now, we at least have a place where we can gather together and take a load off like we used to.
We hope you’ll join us! In the spirit of Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio who always remind us that, “We Are Love,” we want all Il Volo lovers to be welcome and feel comfortable here. With that being said, I have to bring up the next topic: Rules.
Boo Hiss…I know. Rules are not fun, but we have to have them to make sure we keep our happy home happy. So, ready? Here they are. Well, actually, we only have one, because every other rule we came up with came back to this one:
Sounds kind of witchy considering we’re asking everyone to be kind, but there it is. Everything we do here comes down to kindness and respect. Please respect each other. Please respect each other’s opinions no matter if you agree or not. Please respect the age difference that we hope will be represented here.
And above all, respect the members of Il Volo, their families, their friends and things in their lives that should be private. They are gracious enough to share their talent with us and invite us into their lives in a way we would never allow. Let’s recognize that as the privilege it is and not abuse it. They are young and prone to the same feelings as we are. As some tweets from Gianluca recently have shown, they can be hurt by the things we may say thoughtlessly. I hope to never be a cause of pain for any of them.
Now for any younger followers that may find their way here, it might not be fair of me to call you out for a special talking to, but I am.
Don’t roll your eyes at me. And I know you are because I was your age not all that long ago. 😉
I have, like never before, realized how much Il Volo transcends all boundaries. They unite people all over the world in all walks of life–and across all age groups. Please keep in mind that many of your fellow followers could be your parents, your grandparents or even your great-grandparents, depending on how young you are. Please remember that as you post, and if you would be in trouble for saying it to any of your adult family members in real life, don’t say it here.
I guess that’s it. Basically, be respectful and classy. Pretend the boys are reading (and we have it on good authority that the boys do read everything they can get their hands on to see how the fans feel about them). We hope that if they ever stumble upon our little home, they would say, “We like it there. We’re proud that those people are our fans.”
We haven’t set out specific rules, but we hope that what is here is clear. Please be respectful, and you should be fine. Know that comments will be moderated for content. Anything that isn’t respectful will be deleted by administration, and the poster will be issued a warning. In addition, we reserve the right to suspend and or block any poster that repeatedly disregards warnings or makes no effort to be kind and respectful.
I think that’s it. Welcome everyone and please: share the love!