Dear Giovanni Allevi,
I just wanted to thank you for the incredible concert you performed last night at the Arcimboldi here in Milan. You see, it was a very special event for us as my 7-year-old daughter is one of your biggest fans.
Actually you both have quite a bit in common,.. she plays the piano, you play the piano, she writes music, you write music, she has crazy hair days…you have crazy hair. I booked our seats in the front row and apart from the tattooed space invader on my left who was totally invading my space, (we Americans have a thing about our personal space,) apart from that one tiny thing we fully enjoyed it. Your incredible energy and talent spreading over your audience, your orchestra, and our 7-year-old like the sun on a cold winters day, giving warmth to everyone and everything around it. (Well you and tattoo man who was practically sleeping on my left arm.)
My daughter sat on the edge of her seat filled with enough emotion for the entire auditorium and by the end of the concert she was beat. So with her worn Sunrise CD in her tired hand she and I set out to try to get an autograph. As any good mom would do – I decided to sneak in backstage. Unfortunately once back there I didn’t know where to go, and then we got caught. The doorman was very kind and told us we were welcome to wait, but we might miss you as you usually go out in the foyer, so we made our way out into the foyer to wait. KC kept rubbing her eyes, her little skirt and special sweater she had put for the occasion wrinkled as I held her on my hip. Then slowly, slowly she fell asleep with her special Sunrise cd still in her hand..
No autograph this time – it looks like we will have to come and see your concert again to get it..actually if it’s not a problem maybe you could send some of those backstage passes that would be great,