When my friend told me I was such a groupie and asked if I’d be throwing my underwear on stage, I laughed! Just because I was travelling 400 miles to see one of my favorite Italian singers doesn’t make me a groupie…or does it? It’s not like I travel to every single concert he does…I just go when it’s actually feasible for me to make it! I mean, Los Angeles is a lot closer than Italy, right? So, when I heard that Eros Ramazzotti was going to be putting on a concert in L.A., I figured I’d better seize the opportunity now or wait until who knows when for another chance! It’s not like he puts on World Tours every day!
So, last Thursday, we left work early and boarded a flight to Los Angeles for the 7:30 pm concert at the Greek Theater.
What a beautiful venue! The evening was perfect – perfect temperature, perfect atmosphere, and a perfect concert! We sipped on a glass of wine while we enjoyed a spectacular show.
Eros sang for almost 2 hours and he sang so many of my favorite songs. And the best part was that he sang almost all his songs in Italian! Eros, like many other Italian pop artists, has translated many of his albums into Spanish to be able to reach a larger audience. The fact that the concert was being held in Los Angeles made me wonder in what language he would be singing. Don’t get me wrong – they are beautiful in Spanish as well, but I still prefer the original Italian versions! I feel that his beautiful words were written in Italian and therefore more of his true feelings are portrayed in his native tongue – a particular nuance that I’m afraid may get lost in translation.
Los Angeles was his first stop in the USA, after having been in South and Central America on his NOI World Tour. The concerts on this tour have been very successful and he deserves lots of kudos for a job truly well done. He has lots of energy on stage and his voice is perfect. The special effects added to the spectacle and were VERY good!
I especially liked those that projected a mosaic of him on the screen while you could see him singing on the stage!
He truly has a great stage presence and I was smitten! Add to that, he’s VERY Italian… making him, in my biased opinion, that much more attractive 🙂 So….I guess, maybe, just a little… you could call me a groupie 🙂