My Il Volo Experience

16 Jul 2016

One thing that you should know about me is that I absolutely adore the group Il Volo and I recently went to a concert of theirs in the London Palladium in June so I just thought I would share my experience.

The day started out like every other day, too much like every other day in fact because I started it in school for a physics revision class which wasn't really the most enthusiastic start to the day. At midday, my dad and I set of to the airport, my dad wasn't actually going to the concert he was merely accompanying me on my epic adventure to the scary place that is London. 

We travelled. There was a lot of travelling, so much that we didn't arrive at our hotel until 5pm and i wanted to be at the venue for 6! I hurriedly got myself ready, I wore a dress from New Look and Shoes from New Look along with an old jacket from Pull and Bear.

One of the highlights of the whole concert experience for me was finally getting to meet some of the incredible people that I had met online because it really added to the experience to be able to share it with friends. 

I was sitting in the front row because I had exchanged my tickets pretty last minute but I wouldn't have changed it for the world because the buzz you get from seeing your favourite group from the front row is incomparable. The concert itself was a truly magical experience the second that Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero stepped out to open the show with Per Te Ci Sarò you could sense that the concert was going to be completely unforgettable. I laughed multiple times and I cried multiple times it really is no lie that the guys put on a great show. The real stand out performance for me though was Caruso, it was a masterclass in how to hold your audience captive under your voice and as soon as they had sung the last note the whole stadium erupted into a standing ovation and the atmosphere in the room was truly submerged in awe. As someone who discovered Il Volo through the Eurovison Song Contest there truly was no feeling quite like hearing Grande Amore live. 

Other highlights of the concert included the boy's solo performances as well as their performance of Il Mondo which just so happens to be one of my favourite of their songs but at a show like this it is almost impossible to choose a favourite. I have included the complete set list below:
  1. Per Te Ci Sarò
  2. Volare
  3. Il Mondo
  4. L'Immensità
  5. Io Che Non Vivo
  6. Tonight (Ignazio Solo)
  7. En Aranjuez (Gianluca Solo)
  8. E Lucevan Le Stelle (Piero Solo)
  9. Piove
  10. Beautiful That Way
  11. My Way (Gianluca and Piero Duet)
  12. L'Amore Si Muove
  13. Unchained Melody (Ignazio and Gianluca Duet)
  14. Caruso
  15. O'Paese d' 'o Sole (Piero and Ignazio Duet)
  16. Delilah
  17. Memory (Ignazio Solo)
  18. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Gianluca Solo)
  19. No Puede Ser (Piero Solo)
  20. 'O Sole Mio
  21. Grande Amore

After the concert I hung out for a bit hoping to catch a glimpse of the boys but unfortunately it wasn't to be, the concert was still incredible and I will be sure to remember it well well well into the future if not forever. 

I have included a few of my photos that I took during the concert in this post but the remainder can be found here.

Alice x

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