Angelo Branduardi in concerto a Savona
Fortezza Priamar - 3rd of August 2007
Photos: Jeannine Renaux, Adele Sanna
Reports: Adele Sanna, Alessandra Mazzucco, Jeannine Renaux, .
As soon as I entered the place where the stage was (the "Piazza del Maschio"), I met Alessandra and Jeannine: I have known Alessandra since the unforgettable meeting in Cuggiono (June 20th, 2003), while Jeannine was familiar to me from her messages in the list.
We took some pictures together, then we made for our seats.
The place is splendid, a castle from the 17th century with a long surrounding wall. It is worth visiting! Alessandra and I have decided to play a rule of princesses to the very end. We entered into the castle walls before time, but what a pity (!!!), we feel concerned by earthly details as “hunger”, me, especially! We found our happiness in a delightful little restaurant on the main terrace before the castle entrance, sitting under a charming scarlet red woven bower, on a sweet summer evening, anticipating the coming moments ... and set in the best conditions to make our way towards .... what will happen next. The site is delightful, the ideal surrounding for a “minstrel” . ...
At last the Concert began and everything was again beautiful and magic like in the past, I was again living that wonderful sensation of separation from time and space, when you are completely plunged in His Music and you would like it never ends.
The audience of Savona was very warm and I was very happy for that.
When the Concert came to the end, about 20 people remained to wait for our Angelo, and despite he was tired, he didn't disappointed us, he greeted everybody, he made autographs and pictures with great patience. How wonderful was for me to see and embrace him again after so long!
It was about 1 o'clock when that magic moment finished and He went away with his last greetings ...
I hope not to wait three years before I can live again this beautiful emotion, always the same, always different!
E And finally arrives the moment we were waiting so long, the silence is installed and the silhouette of Angelo, the sewer of dreams, is drawn in the dark, before to be blinded from the projectors that offer him to his public. Always the magical moment when he appears on stage. A technical accident, I am desolate, with my camera has made me badly all the photos, I hope you won't be too disappointed by what I can offer you, I will do it better next time.. and I have been very discreet in the use of the camera considering that a vigilant of the safety staff had already come for the comment they use in those cases!!! The result is what I can send to you, but I assure you that if my eyes had been able to make the same thing, a professional photographer would have been to go to hide away!!!! Unfortunately reality is not in that way...
We assist to a first part with the Lauda, the public react with long and warm applauses at the end of every song. After Angelo sings extracted by his more known songs tying them with a violin's assolo, and he has also given us the possibility to sing with him.
«Alla fiera dell'est» and he dealt to go up again the dynamics when it was lowering.
Always with only the violin: Cogli la prima mela, Ballo in Fa diesis minore, Vanità di Vanita – La Pulce d’Aqua..... (It’s too difficult to enunciate a list)
Our tenacity and perseverance while we were waiting for Angelo after the concert, compensated us and we met first the musicians. Davide, who is very kind, stopped to greet and chatted with everybody. We have given the greetings of the Branduardi-ans, shown the photos of Elke of Bad-Pyrmont, he recalled the concert as a very pleasant moment and he has looked at the photos with a lot of interest, a small memory of Davide about the past concert of Mons where he had eaten “snails” and drunk an excellent white beer of Hoegaarden. When Angelo has arrived, he went to greet “his friend” as he calls Alessandra, with a lot of spontaneity. I had a lot of fun because Alessandra has told me the anecdote that has carved her in his memory. The greetings of the Branduardi-ans again, as has written Alessandra and those more detailed, the photos of Bad-Pyrmont of Elke with her message behind. He recalled very well the place and the castle. Angelo has been very generous with autographs, friendly exchanges, and photos with the fans that remained waiting for him.
It was a beautiful evening. I will remember it for a long time, the apotheosis of superb moments that have preceded it!
A friendly greeting to everybody
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