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Jeanine's Memory of IL VOLO's
Concert Majesty
& Angels All Around




 
IL VOLO, 3 young Italians (two tenors and a baritone, now 21 to 23 years old)
bring us joy, harmony, and hope for our planet,
  as their spirits, humor, and musical majesty transform our world
 
Grazie mille, Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero, and your team!
 
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Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe. ~ Lao Tzu


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The story of IL VOLO and angels,
of my third amazing IL VOLO concert,
of Swirling Love & Delight!





 
With IL VOLO, Angels All Around
How do you express the magnificence of IL VOLO,
the treasures of Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca?
…Painfully Beautiful*? stunning? incredible? amazing?

For me, IL VOLO, Our Guys, are truly Angels All Around…
…the guys ~ angels of kindness, love, sweet humor, authenticity
…their fans ~ angels of love, friendship, anticipation, excitement
…IL VOLO’s entourage, their angels ~
   whispering in our ears, sparkling in our eyes, cooing in our hearts
…IL VOLO’s music ~ how can a single note be so rich, vibrant, soaring?
how does their harmony blend like birds swooping in unison?
perhaps every molecule of air bursts into song with them!
Squisitamente belissimo!**

The IL VOLO effect? ~
discovering our wings, we are transported, uplifted, soaring in ecstasy!



2014 Saratoga, the Mountain Winery, Connie’s and my road trip, my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary was rich with angels in all shapes, all forms, all moments. So this is my story, not an official Flight Crew blog. I’m that person who loves Einstein’s quote, "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." So, as you read this, expect a miracle… or two.


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I realize now that the angels were on board before our trip ever started.

Money for my adventure came in curious ways. There was the $182 that was accidentally removed from my paycheck in January and returned just in time for the trip. There was the tax return that allowed me to get the cool iPhone that does a burst of photos (perfect for a concert!) There was the savings from previous and current travel buddies - shared money for gas and lodging.

Then there were the angel winks. Three is my number for God, and double 3s were everywhere! The zip code where we stayed, the price of items, amount of gas, mile marker signs, license plates, exit numbers. Great encouragement to keep on breathing and moving through 1500+ miles of driving, often on fast winding roads with huge trucks feeling way too close to my little puddle-jumper. My ultimate angel-wink was driving the final mile up the almost-one-lane twisting dirt road to The Mountain Winery: a license plate reading DGDG (DG is short for the Divine Grace angels who have been a God-send in my life!) Oh, and perhaps a little Bon Voyage on our way home: Ygnacio Valley Road. 
I wonder, too, if the Guys’ angels were drawing support for them. Hours before the concert, we stepped into Florentine Trattoria for a lovely Italian supper. The first sign I saw? … a tribute to Frank Sinatra (hmmm…) The next … a sign for Carnegie Hall. I’ve been wishing Carnegie for Our Guys! Love those synchronicities! Can’t help but wonder…


Fans-become-friends, thanks to our angelic blog!
(IL VOLO Flight Crew ~ Share the Love!)

~ Connie was a fantastic travel buddy. Easy-going, interesting, expressive as needed, and good ole’ pirate humor! Together we soared with the tunes and supported each other’s heartfelt experiences of The Guys.
~ Elaine was a treasure to get to know. Tour-guide par excellence in San Francisco, exchanging IL VOLO concert experiences, and sharing her spunky, fun true self.
~ While waiting for our menus on the patio at Florentine Trattoria, I mistook two ladies for our dinner company. Turns out they were headed to see IL VOLO, too, so Mary Ellen and Carol joined us. Mary Ellen seems potential  Flight Crew material, and her friend Carol now understands that there are thousands of us just as fanatical about the IL VOLO mystique as Mary Ellen!  ;-)
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~ Once in The Mountain Winery parking lot, we swapped stories with several IL VOLOvers, including Sharon and Patty.
~ Delighted to meet up with Vicki, Lauren, Gerri and her friend, we shared hugs, photos, and IL VOLO appreciation. Hoping for more in the future!
~ The biggest surprise was meeting Agnes and Marisse from Guatemala! What sweethearts, and talk about enthusiasm… traveling to another continent for 3 days of concerts!
Thanks, Elaine, for posting all the great photos!
~ My parents and sister and her husband loved the concert! IL VOLO’s sweet, funny, cute hearts extra-animated my sister. So now she knows… it’s not “just” that they sing more incredibly than anyone we know!  ;-)

~ The next day, at my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary celebration, I hooked my iPhone to their TV and brought an IL VOLO tribute into their living room with “L’amore e’ …amare l’amore” [Love Is… Love Love] by and with Toto Cutugno, shown below. [Thanks to Maria Sergeeva for posting this video.] Mom and Dad so enjoyed this among many loving touches!





And the concert… Holy Moly!
 

Oh my gosh! The closest I’ve ever been is the dress circle (first row balcony), and those two concerts were heavenly!
But this… this was our view of the stage… third row aisle with no one in front of us!
 
Seeing:
…Ignazio motioning just an inch more volume to his mic.
…Piero smiling with pleasure at the crowd.
…Noticing Gianluca’s gentle hands.
 
Experiencing:
…The excitement in the young lady Gian sang to.
…A moment of Piero, Gianluca, and Ignazio each looking into my eyes and me into theirs.
…Seeing Gianluca’s eyes particularly sparkly at the end of the concert.
…As the concert was ending, going up to the stage and clasping Gianluca’s hand.
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And still
, whether I’m in the most distant seat from the stage,
at home in front of my computer,
or happily singing along with an IL VOLO tune,
IL VOLO’s music uplifts my heart into new realms of joy because…

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So much love, joy, harmony, fun, celebration! I think I sat on the edge of my seat the entire concert, taking in every note, every smile, every nuance. We were flying high with IL VOLO Love!


And then… our Meet & Greet!
OK, there were aspects that could have been better (it was a dark space for photos, they were rushed, I could feel the stress of the gentleman moving us along). Yet none of that colored my brief moments with the guys.
I had made a card for each, told them amazing things:
~ How Divine Grace angels had spoken to me of the soul group “Truth Through Music”, how the angels proclaimed “music is the breath of God”, and still more treasured words about IL VOLO!
~ About healings which came through their music.
~ About the day Ignazio’s tweet inspired me to write a multimedia book, IL VOLO: The Synergy of Love.
~ About my gratitude for their commitment to Truth and goodness, standing with their Venezuelan brothers and sisters.
In turn, I looked into each of our angel’s eyes, handed him the card, and said “Promise me you’ll read this. There’s something special in there.” Each one gave me a wonderful hug ~ with Ignazio, only after he said to me “Please!” Oh my Yes, Please! I so did not mean to be rude. I just had waited so long to share these angelic insights. I had to deliver these words of wonder!

Then Gianluca gave me a gentle kiss and a hug. The photo was snapped, and I was left in awe of such an evening!
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Saratoga, The Mountain Winery, 2014 June 6

~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion's Doorway (2014 June 13)

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* Thanks, Myron! Myron's fantastic article is here: http://ilvoloflightcrw.com/2014/06/09/music-notes-painfully-beautiful-by-myron/
** Italian for Exquisitely beautiful!




Looking back...

Sweet auspicious beginnings...

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Wow! Music is everywhere uplifting the planet. These boys sing with such heart and majesty! Their name, IL VOLO, means "flight", and to listen to them, I feel like I'm flying! And, yes, you can purchase on iTunes. They earned a Platinum record in 6 months in Italy! And Quincy Jones invited them to represent Italy on the single We Are the World 25 for Haiti.
~ Jeanine 2011 December 22
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  • Woo hoo! My first IL VOLO concert...

    My friend Peta and I were blessed with a special surprise invitation to join the boys in their Meet & Greet after the concert!
    Here's their official photo link with a closer version shown below. Thanks, guys! What a fun night!
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    ~ Jeanine 2012 October 8 (IL VOLO at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, October 2, 2012)


img_BKBUTTON.jpg Jeanine's Reflections... have fun exploring more IL VOLO
(memorabilia through 2012, as well as writings and IL VOLO videos into 2014)
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