How do you
express the magnificence of IL VOLO,
the treasures of Piero, Ignazio, and
…Painfully Beautiful*? stunning?
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
whispering in our ears,
sparkling in our eyes, cooing in our
…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!
The IL VOLO effect? ~
discovering our wings, we
are transported, uplifted, soaring in
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.
|I realize now that
the angels were on board
before our trip ever started.
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
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
help but wonder…
~ 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!
thanks to our angelic blog!
(IL VOLO Flight
Crew ~ Share the Love!)
~ Connie was a
fantastic travel buddy.
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!
|~ Once in The
Mountain Winery parking lot, we
swapped stories with several IL
VOLOvers, including Sharon
~ 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
and Marisse from Guatemala!
What sweethearts, and talk about
enthusiasm… traveling to another
continent for 3 days of
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! ;-)
|And the concert…
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!
…Ignazio motioning just an
inch more volume to his mic.
…Piero smiling with pleasure
at the crowd.
…Noticing Gianluca’s gentle
…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.
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
IL VOLO’s music uplifts my heart into
new realms of joy because…
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
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.
made a card for each, told them
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
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.
to deliver these words of wonder!
~ About healings which came through
~ About the day Ignazio’s tweet
inspired me to write a multimedia
book, IL VOLO: The Synergy of
~ About my gratitude for their
commitment to Truth and goodness,
standing with their Venezuelan
brothers and sisters.
Gianluca gave me a gentle kiss
and a hug.
was snapped, and I
was left in awe of such an
Saratoga, The Mountain Winery,
2014 June 6
~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion's Doorway
(2014 June 13)
* Thanks, Myron! Myron's fantastic
article is here: http://ilvoloflightcrw.com/2014/06/09/music-notes-painfully-beautiful-by-myron/
** Italian for Exquisitely beautiful!