Taormina, August 24th, 2015 – Taormina is like a inlaid jewel on Monte Tauro and who walks by its streets can not help thinking: “I have to come back”. And when he looks the magnificent scenery of the bay of Giardini Naxos decides: “I want to stay forever”.
Taormina is pure magic, considering its natural beauty, its charming places and its amazing people. Who attended the Il Volo concert in Taormina 2014 knows this and that’s why many fans returned in 2015 for the double dates. Also Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were excited to perform again in the place that hosted their first concert in Italy.
On August 22th and 23th they came to Taormina and walking by the streets they realised how many things had changed in a year. The guys were followed all the time by dozen of fans and couldn’t stay in their favourite places with the same tranquillity they had in 2014.
Between La Botte and Bam Bar there is no more than 20 steps, but in those days the distance was measured in selfies. How many?
The repertoire of the Live Tour 2015 was once again performed with talent and energy: a setlist that included the best of the Italian music, the beloved Neapolitan songs and also international classics performed on impeccable solos, duets and trio performances. All this weaved with sympathy and joy.
On August 23th the passion was showed during Ancora when the fans released dozens of balloons in the air, a nice idea of the Il Volo Catania Fan Club. Pure emotion was felt when Piero sang ‘O Sole Mio holding in his arms his nonno (grandfather) and mentor Pietro. And the final apotheosis with Grande Amore led the audience into a frenzy.
Taormina and all Sicily received Il Volo with enthusiasm and open arms. On August 26th and 27th the Live tour continues in Palermo.
* photo 1: Suzana Gutierrez; photo 2: Andrea Jakomin; photo 3 Claudio Murolo.