I just got back from Las Vegas a few days ago where I saw Celine Live in her
fantastic Vegas Show "A New Day..." for the 3rd time. The show was
wonderful and Celine looked great. I love her long hair. It looks so good
on her. We were on the 4th row again this time. Same seats for all 3 times
that we have been to her show - Seats 401 & 402. Try to get those seat when
you go! Celine sits on the steps right in front of you when she sings "If
I Could" so you really get to see her up close.
Anyway nothing new had been added to the show. They still did not perform "The
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" nor "Je T'aime Encore". But they did add
"God Bless America" at the very end of the show just for July 4th. The
crowd was really excited and gave Celine a standing applause for several
minutes. My hands hurt after the show after clapping so much!
I talked to one of the ladies in Celine's boutique and asked her about the
new Show Program. "It is true", she said. "They just finished making
photos for the program and it will be out soon", but she did not know
exactly when. Also she confirmed that Celine is looking at schools in Vegas
for Rene Charles so the rumor is that she will renew her contract at
Caesar's Palace. Cross Your Fingers!!!
The boutique has lots of new items especially a Celine Dion watch. I was so
excited to find that! I have been looking for a Celine watch for years and
I finally found one. It is made by Fossil, it's a unisex watch, and on the
face is the "A New Day" logo. The shop also had a few items on sale. It is
the coolest store! I could stay in it for days. And TeamCeline members now
get a 10% discount on merchandise, but not on sale merchandise.
Hope to see Celine again soon!!!
I started to weep. I got so emotional it was over whelming. I was
shivering. I didn´t know what to do with myself so I held my friend close by. She
was telling me everything is okay but then she lost it too!!
First song was `Nature Boy´ which was chosen by Celine to sing because the
famous French songwriter Eddy Marnay loved it, and so she does it in his
memory. She sang with her heart and it was very peaceful. She took the beautiful
black coat-like covering off and `The Power of Love´ was sung with her soul.
For some reason `IACBTMN´,´BYLM´, and `TLYM´ was shorten but all so real and
powerful. I was at the edge of my seat!!
Before she spoke everyone was cheering so boisterously and I was shouting
from the top of my lungs!! A Latin man than sat a few rows behind us kept on
shouting,"I LOVE YOU CEELINNNE," with the heaviest accent if you can imagine!!
He was hilarious.
We began to become quiet and Celine spoke. She shouted,"TODAY IS THE 200TH
SHOW!!!!," and everyone lost control. I didn´t even know it was the 200th
show so that gave me the more reason to celebrate. She talked about the long
journey that all of the dancers, technicians, and musicians have come to. Than
she asked us if we were ready for more. I shouted out,"YEAH," and yelped
again. I was at the edge of my seat!!
Celine sang the oh so famous `I´m Alive´ with STILL so much energy and asked
one of the dancers,"Give me five girlfriend!!" which was cute. I found `Seduces Me´ to be very nasal.
The coordination and timing of the guys was
perfect but she just lacked something there for me. Than she spoke and dedicated `If I Could´ to Rene-Charles.
Maybe she thinks people are getting tired of her rambling on about her son.
The next three songs she mentioned were remakes, `At Last´, `Fever´, and `IGTWOAS´.
It was funny how she pronounced Etta James. She said,"Eddda Jammes", in her little accent. But `Fever´ was one of my favorites!!! Everything
about it was great!!! From the chorography to the sitting on the piano to
the walking on men was excellent. I also noticed that there was more red in the
show and the girls were wearing more red.
A New Love began and I watched in awe, all of the dancers. Than boom!! The
ever so huge `I Surrender" just flew into me and again I was at the edge of
my seat holding on to every note. She changed into a long sliver sparkling
pale pink dress which was very pretty. I just loved the way she changed it
around a little. In `TFTEISYF´ Celine did a beautiful job. Especially in the
ending when she sang, "Your faaccce," those words trembled through the round.
Ammore Annasconutto was another one of my favorites. She changed into her
little jumper suit. It was genius how the music took up most of the song and
later is joined in on the act. They way they were striding across the stage
reminded me of the movie Center Stage.
Celine spoke again but this time of Jean-Jacques Goldman and his song Je t´aime Encore and she sang of course with the
English writing on the scroll. She
spoke again but this time she was fooling around with us and didn´t go with her
usual script. She wanted to know which side was the loudest. She told us
that we could do better and to not be shy. She said that she was a big talker
and everyone was laughing.
`I Wish´ has always been my favorite and she changed it up a little. Celine
told us to get up for `LCMM´,´IDAN´, and she was losing it and so were we.
I never danced so much before. I was out of breath and wondered how she
could do this every night.
Celine changed for the last time in a pastel pink looking swan outfit which
was the most beautiful. We clapped for four minutes straight yelling,"CELINE,
CELINE, CELINE," and she was blushing. That when my friend and I waived our
arms frantically to get her attention and we did!!!!!!!
Celine finally sang `My Heart Will Go On´ and `WAWW" which was very
emotional for all of us. I was yelling so loud that it began to bother the people in
front of me. I didn´t care because it surely got Celine´s attention, and I
know if every the 200th show is ever put on DVD I will hear my high pitch
When Ashlee and I saw the stage our mouths dropped open! We could not believe we were actually there! When Celine walked
onstage I was in complete and total awe! It was an amazing moment! Ashlee and I had decided prior to the show that at some point we were going to
yell "We love you Celine!" Celine had just sang “To Love You More,” and the audience was giving her a big round of applause. Celine's always
sincerely touched by the love from the audience, and that night was no different. I felt it was the right moment so I tapped Ashlee on the shoulder, and in
unison we yelled, “We love you Celine!” She smiled at us, and seemed to be touched by our words. Then the moment I will never forget as long as
I live, she looked directly at us and said, “I love you too!” Ashlee and I couldn’t catch our breath, we were literally breath taken! Then my head
collapsed on my mom’s shoulder, trying to gather myself and catch my breath, and Ashlee’s head collapsed on my shoulder trying to do the same.
It’s a little blurry from then on, but I do remember looking up and she had her head tilted with ours while laughing at our reaction then said something
like “It’s on tonight, don’t you just love Las Vegas on a Saturday night?!” It was an amazing show. The staff at the Colosseum is so kind too. A
Colosseum staff member was very generous to us, giving us gifts and souvenirs from the show for being such dedicated fans. We were able to meet
several people involved in the show, including some of the dancers who were nice enough to sign our programs and talk to us for a while. It was an
unbelievable night, and I cannot wait to go back this summer!
Another year has gone by, but what a great one it has been. OK!!! ;) I am on my
way to the strip and five minutes into the ride a Celine song comes on. I know instantly
and say to my mom “OH MY GOD SOMETHING GREAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN
TONIGHT,” I don’t have a ticket, but I am still optimistic I will get in to the show. So I arrive at the Colosseum
it’s 6:00 p.m. and I have an hour to try to get a ticket. I’m waiting and I finally
get the guts to ask some people. First man I ask, yeah he is selling tickets, but only as a
pair and for $300 bucks. Two girls catch my eye and they are selling tickets too and one
of them tell me they have a $127 ticket, but can sell it for $100. I scrape up my money
and I end up with $61 and they tell me fine, sold. It’s 7:00 enter the Colosseum, I never go
to my assigned seat, I find a friend of mine and while I’m talking one of Celine’s
bodyguards passes and I meet and greet with him. It’s almost 7:30 so I find a seat next to
the sound check guys (it’s an area in the middle of the theater). Five minutes until the
show starts Rene finds his seat in the sound check booth and then the show starts.
There have been some changes to Celine’s wardrobe here is what I found.
Opening act Nature Boy we all know Celine’s hair is growing out, but they still
use the prerecorded video of Celine coming down in an imaginary stair case. Her hair is
short in the video and she uses a black pant suit with a white shirt under. Now she
actually uses a black dress that is cut to look like a suit with a red bustier underneath. The
next song Power Of Love lights go black and Celine appears with the Red bustier and it
turns out to also be a dress. At the end of the song Celine stops to talk with us she wants
to wish us “A Happy New Year and Peace On Earth.” Celine’s boys are still not wearing
shirts in Seduces Me and she tells the audience “I will give them a few minutes to get a
shirt on, or nothing!” In another song Celine comes out in a pink sparkle dress with a
wrap around her waist and the battery pack holder matches her dress. Celine no longer
flys in the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, but they still have people who fly. I noticed
that the girl who took Celine’s place was also wearing her dress or at least a replica.
Before Celine starts Je T’aime Encore she speaks with us and says “I believe we love
truly, deeply once in our life,” and then goes on to speak about what the song means
because this version is sung in French. She still does wear the black overalls and white
shirt and there were two young girls in the audience with the a replica outfit like Celine’s
and there’s said “Celine kicks” and it was on their behind. The last dress she wears for
My Heart Will Go On is a kimono looking dress. It’s pink with a light spring purple color
and bellbottom sleeves.
The man I was sitting next to was from France and he had told me earlier that he
was going to the after party. The party was for dancers and for some of Celine’s close
staff. So I decided to wait outside by the Colosseum stairs to see if I could find out where
it was. An hour passes and I see nothing, so I decided to go to Terraza, I think maybe
Celine might have reservations. I waited about 15 minutes and who do I see, Celine
comes walking by with Rene, Michelle, R.C. and his nanny and 2 bodyguards !!!!! Her hair
was different from the show, it looked like she had wet it because it was slicked back. I
said, “Hi Celine” and she gave me a big smile. They went into a door, I don’t know where
it leads to, but it all happened so fast and I managed to snap two pictures. I later got two
more pictures, but those were with the bodyguards. One of them asked me where the
perfume bottle was and if I had used it. The other one said, “Oh that was you?”
I went back to the Colosseum because I had to at least stay their till 11:00, the
roads are all blocked at this time of year till the New Years hour. Slowly people start
coming out and I walk up to a dancer and we start talking about Celine. He says that
Celine has had a cold for a little while and that she was sick tonight. I had no clue
because she was holding her notes so long and it sounded perfect. He said the night
before she was singing Fever and she forgot a line, but she started to improvise and
apologized for forgetting the words. “That just shows that she does not lip sing through
the concert,” he said. Another dancer came out and we started talking and I asked her
what was happening in there, she said it was a party for the dancers. Celine had earlier
thanked them for all that they have done. I asked her about the girl who flies during the
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and she was like, “Oh that’s me.” She also says that is
the same dress that Celine used to wear, what a lucky girl she is, oh my god I thought that
was the coolest thing ever. She said that Celine did not have to thank them, that she was
the most down to earth person and that she was the greatest person she has had the chance
to work with. We concluded our conversation and I headed down to the strip to welcome
the New Year with a fire work show. Oh yes later that night I found out from a very
reliable source that she would be staying the night with her family in one of the luxurious
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I saw Celine's Las Vegas Show 'A New Day' on Saturday November 29th. This was the night before her
father died. Celine was awesome!!!!
Our weekend started the morning after Thanksgiving as we flew into Las Vegas.
Of course after checking into our hotel, the first thing that I wanted to
do was to go to Celine's Boutique in Caesar's Palace. My partner is so good
to me. He is not as big of a Celine fan as I am (he likes her but he is not
as obsessed as I am), but he is so patient while I wonder around the shop
looking at the same things over and over again. What can I say. To me it
is like seeing it all for the first time.
Anyway, afterwards we shopped and checked out other stores that Friday. I
still had one more day before the show. The next morning we went to pick up
our Team Celine tickets at the Box Office. This was our second time seeing
the show. We had seen the show on opening night in March and I have been
longing to see it again ever since. And since March I have watched the
opening night CBS Special so many times that I think I know all the dance
moves to the songs on that TV Special. This time we had 4th row seats and
in March we had 3rd row. I know it's a lot of money, but if you can afford
it the extra money is worth it to be so close to the stage and of course
The show is truely amazing. Celine and the dancers did have new costumes
this time. The only costume that Celine is still wearing that people might
be familiar with is the black pants and suspenders with the white dress
shirt. I liked some of the new costumes, but I think I prefer the red
costume that she wore on opening night and that she is wearing in a lot of
the promo pictures versus the one that she is wearing now. But who cares
what she wears, she sings beautifully and the show is wonderful. The song
order was a little different this time, and the only new song that I
remember is 'Je t'aime encore' in French.
When Celine started to sing 'Have You Ever Been In Love', they had some
audio trouble...she stopped singing and asked if we minded if they restarted
the song...then she talked to the audience for a few minutes while the
musicians fixed the audio problem. She is such a sweet and honest person!
Celine didn't do the flying scene this time. She did in March and it was
beautiful. This time she stood to the side and sand as two of the dancers
floated thru the air. I understand why she stopped flying, but I so hope
that she starts it again soon. It adds so much to the show.
To me the only disappointment to the show is that 'A New Day Has Come' is
not in the show. This is my partner and I's song and we keep hoping that
they will add it!
I am a huge Celine fan. Her songs mean a lot to me. I have always had much
in my life and Celine has real talent which is what draws me so close to
her. I listen to nothing but Celine in the car and love to sing a long with
her. I would love to meet her and hopefully one day I can. I plan to go to
the show sometime in 2004 but haven't picked an exact date yet.
If you have a chance to go to the show, don't pass it up! It is Celine at
Well, in 1999 my dream came true when I was chosen for the Mtv show "FANatic" and got to meet and interview Celine in
Hawaii !!. Celine was awesome and it still feels like a fairytale.
I am giving all this background so you guys can see just how much Celine has come into my path. A year ago my college
scholarships were increased and my dad rewarded me by saying he'd take me to see Celine in Vegas ... AAH!! So, we
ordered tickets through Team Celine and I was on the 3rd row, Orch 4 for the June 13, 2003 show...my 21st b-day.
When Celine's perfume came out Belk did a contest to win a big basket full of it, the lotion, and a Celine cd. I entered, never
expecting to hear back.... then one day I got a phone call saying I had won!!
THEN, the biggest surprise ever.... One day in mid August I got a phone call from a lady from Sony
saying I had won the Team Celine tickets for the month of July. AH! I would be seeing Celine yet again!
I went to Los Angeles for school last semester so I decided to see Celine for thanksgiving since i wouldn't be at home. My
friend from South Carolina flew out and we headed to Vegas!
I had seen the show before, so I was anxious to see what was different and if they had put A New Day has Come into the program....they haven't! SO DISAPPOINTING!!! We got to the box office to pick up the tix, and sure enough Team Celine gave us the best seats in the house ... FRONT ROW CENTER STAGE! AH! OMG!!! It didn't sink in until the usher took us to our seats. Everyone around us kept asking how we got those seats! We were sitting w/ all the high rollers! woo hoo!
The concert was amazing, there had been some costume changes since the last time I saw it. We were so stinkin close to
Celine we could see the hair standing up on her arms! I, of course, cried during most of every song...I couldn't help it! I
couldn't believe I was so close to her! When the spot light was on Celine, it was on us too because we were so close....so
she looked at us a lot and winked and smiledI was hoping she would maybe recognize me from when I met her for
FANatic ...but no luck.
At the end of the show Celine always gives out a rose, and as she scanned the audience started coming towards me
and my friend! AHHH!!! walked up to my friend, kissed her on the cheek, gave her the rose, and thanked her for
coming. It was in slow motion and I was crying and she was crying and we couldn't believe it!!! SHOULD HAVE
BEEN ME! I am trying not to be bitter! I have had the pleasure of meeting Celine before, so I am happy that my
friend got a hug.
After the show, we tried to talk the usher into some meet and greets, but no luck... we tried to get meet and greets for
before the show but no luck in that either. It is so freakin hard to get a meet and greet!!!
The experience was incredible and nothing can top being on the front row....Team Celine really does hook the fans up.
I dont really know what all of this means, I believe things happen for a reason and I just cant get over all my Celine
encounters...I am just destined to know her! :):) Well, that's what I tell all my friends ha ha! Thanks for reading my
review and I hope you all get to experience A New Day... it is truly Celine at her best, and every performance looks
like her very first ...she gives so much energy in heart in all of her songs. It's so hard to pick a favorite number, but if I
had to choose I think i'd say "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" ... but there are so many others that I loved too!
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I have dreamed about seeing Celine for as long as I can remember and I
was almost ready to resign myself to the fact that it might never happen, but then on November
30, 2003 (my 21st birthday) my dream came true. I live in California so Las Vegas is not that
far away (4 1/2 hours drive) but for one reason or another I could never quite make it to see
the show that I had been talking about going since I first heard about it. Then as my 21st
birthday approached I decided "enough talk...I'm going to see Celine!!" I went with my mom,
she took care of the hotel room and I used my birthday money for the rest.
Saturday, November 29, 2003
I had my stuff packed the night before, so naturally I was ready to go at 6:00am,
but of course my mom wasn't in as big of a hurry as I. So we finally got on the road, which
I now realize that I should have driven because she insisted on going the speed limit the
entire way!! Who does that anymore?! The good thing was, using all of my persuasion skills,
I was able to convince her to listen to Celine the whole trip. By the time we got to Vegas
I was very nervous because I was sure that I wasn't going to get a ticket for that nights
show (in the future I will be buying ONLINE). After we checked in to our hotel we headed
toward Cesear's Palace in a sprint.
Once we finally arrived at the box office there were 30
people lined up trying to get standby tickets but I knew I had to try anyway. The lady at
the counter told me that the show that night was sold out but there were still some seats
for the show the next night. I was overjoyed and told her to give me the best ticket she
had (I saw the show by myself because my mom didn't want to spend that kind of money to see
the show...you will have to excuse her she isn't as big of a fan as the rest of us). Later
that night I was so excited that I couldn't sleep a wink and I never let the ticket out of
Sunday, November 30, 2003 (The BIG DAY!)
I woke up bright and early with only one
goal on my mind, wait out side the theater and try to catch a glimpse of Celine or her crew.
My mom on the other hand had a different plan and I was not able to convince her this time.
So after we did a little sight seeing it was time to head to the show. I made sure I got
there really early, just in case I could see anyone special but no such luck. When I was
finally let inside and passed through the metal detectors I was escorted to my seat. Before
the show began, when the camera began to show the audience, I was absolutly terrified!! I
knew that I had the biggest, stupidest grin on my face and people had to have thought I was
crazy. Then the lights went out and the show started.
Suddenly I heard it, the most
incredible sound I have ever heard. Celine's voice filled the entire theater and I
immediately began to cry. I knew it would be an amazing night, but nothing could have
prepared me for what came next. After her 2nd song Celine began to cry. She told us
that her father had passed away that morning. Between her tears Celine told us that she
knew her father would want her to go on with the show, he had always been her #1 fan
and she knew he was with her that evening. She went on to dedicate the show to him. I
don't think there wasn't a dry eye in the theater. Once we all regained composure Celine
went on to give an absolutely AMAZING performance. Every one of her songs were so heart
felt and emotional. All the sudden I was in another world. A world where I was the only
one at the show and Celine was singing for me. I guess that is the effect she has on her
fans that is one of the things that make her so great. At the end of the show Celine
began to cry again. She knelt down on the stage and all you could hear was a quiet weep.
Then the applause began. We gave her a 5+ minute standing ovation. Then she was off
to catch a plane to Canada to be with her family.
I would have liked to have tried to make contact with her or someone in her group but given
the circumstances I didn't want to be
disrespectful. I knew it was hard on everyone. So I guess I will have to save that for my
next trip. After the show I headed straight for the Celine store. I walked out of there
with let's just say alot less money than I came in with that's for sure. I ended up with
a T-shirt, a mug, a keychain, a program and 2 a new day bags. Well it's been about a
month and I am still "walking on air". I haven't listened to anything but Celine, I have
read 2 biographys (and I have 2 more on the way), and I have watched the tapes I made of
the various t.v. specials in the past few years. I can't wait to go back and see it again.
I'm planning on going again several times next year and I would love to know if any of the
other "super fans" (Marisa or Brittany) will be going again. I think the more of us that are
there at once, the better the chance of meeting Celine. Thanks for letting me share my
wonderful experience with you!!
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Ok. After Doctor Alfonso's advices let's go ahead! LOL
I landed to Vegas on May 28th (night), I was so tired after
9 hours flight from Rome to Philadelphia and 5 ones from Philadelphia
to Las Vegas. Shalimar gave me the welcome and she took me at the Hotel
where I had just the time to leave my luggages, have a rest, and then ready to
meet the two Italian dancers of Céline's cast (Cosimo and
Valentina) at the Colosseum.
Ladies & Gentleman..welcome to CELINELAND!!!
You can see Celine's promoting posters of the show
everywhere! At the airport, on taxis, buses, magazines and on all the
chips and the green carpet table of Caesar's Palace Casino with
different faces of Celine and the "A New Day.." logo, the majestic
wide screen built lately in the hall of the Hotel, airs each 2 minutes
the commercials of the show. It's wonderful!
Suddnely, as you're walking you are "shocked" by "WhEEEEEen u call on meeeeee....
wheeeen you call on me....."I'm AAAlive"! Also by MHWGO and IDAN..
The Bellagio Hotel also uses sometimes for its water shows MHWGO!!!!
30th friday, I got my first great surprise!
Shalimar, who knows almost all... gave my poster of Celine
to one of the equipe to get an authogragh on it (Shalimar: "This guy
comes from Italy!" He: Ohhh! "and I: "Yeah!" with a face that tried to arouse
their pity LOL so they told us to come back the day later (Celine sounds
lazy to give an authograph...LOL) so the day later I got my authograph
"To Alfonso. Love. Celine Dion" made by a pen with silver color.
The day of the show 1st,June,Sunday
I was afraid to lose my $200 ticket (plus $23 taxes)
you can get it when you want, it's not true that you have to get it
one hour early the show starts, I got mine two days early and
make you sure to write your name with the one of the owner
of the credit card when you buy tickets on line.
I arrived at the Colosseum at 06.40 pm, I got a meeting at 07.00 pm
with an Italian fan girl: Giorgia.
The doors of the Colosseum open
at 07.00 pm before you get the hall you have to pass through metal
detector and they inspect your bag. You're not allowed to use
camera or videocameras, tape recorders, drinks, food, flags and so on..
I knew that but as fool as I am I forgot my Italian flag in the bag
and they consficated it! (gosh!!) if you put it in the pocket
nobody will notice it!...however getting the hall, there are 4 counters
two selling Celine's stuff and the other two selling drinks.
FREAK PRICES!! also Giorgia, that is not cheap like me,
said: "I PREFER TO DIE CAUSE OF THE THIRST" LOL a little bottle of water
$4 or $5 if you buy it into the teathre!! I wanted to scream:
"Hell men, I paid $200 for a ticket and you don't give me a free drink neither?!?!!"
Listen....Don't buy anything even if you could die to get the bottle of
water with the "A New Day" Logo...after the show have a walk around the seats
and you can find many empty bottles and nice glasses and all is free!!ha ha ha ha (I'm
too smart ;-))
The doors inside Colosseum open at about 08.00 pm
in the meanwhile you can take a look
to the Sebring and to the Chrysler Pacifica,
Celine's Chrysler Commercials on the screens
and also the parfume commercial.
After the doors are opened the ushers take you to your
own seat. The theatre is amazing, you can watch a great show
even if you're far. I was at 10th row, section 4 Vip Orchestra,
but it seemed as I was at row number 5...there were many
snob millionaire people. I felt an important person!! LOL
To amuse the audience before the show, they air on the screen
images of people inside the theatre that are waiting for their
close up..so you can see people showing their bottom, their own bottle
of water with that incredible price!! LOL
08.30 pm show starts!
On the screen they showed Celine in a black
dress singing "Nature Boy"...
WOOW what a thrill! Her voice was so so so AMAZING and sound too!
At the end of the song, A BLACK MOMENT, she disappeared and
came back in a red dress...she was so fast to change the dress!
(maybe she wore the red on underneath the black one)
The Show is amazing...her voice so pure and strong... and Celine is prettier live
with her hairdo as ONE HEART videoclip.
Listen, that's a show not a concert! It could be very hard
find fans (I met some only in the boutique) and if you are shy
you will never sing out loud or scream as you want!
Thanks God next to me there was a nice young lady who
wanted have fun and I was happy having fun and screaming with her..but
on the other side there were three guys that didn't even applaude and
sounded not enjoing the show (I wonder why hell they came to see her!?!!??)
It's a planned show, also
what Celine says (it's clear that it's not a spontaneous
thing no matter what, Celine acts good her role).
Even the question "Are there french people?" (in french language)
sounded planned...but on hearing this question I screamed : "CELIIIIIIINEEEEEEEE I'M FROM ITALYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
She seemed to not care french people anymore LOL, she looked at me and
winking her eye she said : "OH LA LA, THANK YOU SO MUCH!" (IN ITALIAN!!!!)
Oh Lord, my face became soooo red and all the rich people around me started to look
at me!opps!auhahahahah LOL
Back to the show! A mix of colors during
"It's All Coming Back To Me Now it sounds for real to be on a terrace
while a storm is coming WOW (its a medley including also
Because You LOved Me). During "The Power Of Love" it starts to appear and disappear
steps and shades of blue make this song special!!!
Unfortunatley,Celine didnt sing the neapolitan song,
it has been cut a week early and then it has been put back a week
later! GRRRRRRR......Cosimo (the Italian dancer) told me that Celine learned this song
with a teacher and which she loves it!.
The most amazing performances? It's hard to choose.
She sang all the songs beautifuly even better than
the album versions, as "I Surrender" (and do it better than on the album
it's very hard..but she did!!!!!) all sang keeping the original tonality
even IDAN (I didnt like the background) ALL ABSOLUTLEY LIVE!
(according to the Italian dancers, that one was the best show of the week..she was at the top!!!)
Celine sings, acts and dances so well. She feels the sound, she has the rhythm inside.
Jumping, Running, Dancing without being breathless..all
the coreography is always the same (I noticed that from the pics)
maybe this is the only mistake of the show (for a fan) that nothing is
improvised but as I said before it's a show not a concert! Five days at
week it's impossible to change something everyday...
Here's the dancers.....so many! Amazing!
They are part of the show giving something
of magic to the songs.
The most beautiful thing it's when they are all together
on stage for "I'm Alive", "I Got The World On A String" and "IDAN".
It's very funny the gag of "I Wish" where the dancers dressed up as
fans start to pursue her..at the end of the song she lied down exhausted!!!
Really well done!!!
The greatest performance of all was with no doubt "MHWGO"
the full moon comes slowly, leaving the audience breathless and on both
the sides of the stage they show images of an old theathre..WOW Celine sings this
song wearing an incredible chic grey dress with glitters all over.
Here's the end of the show, with "What A Wonderful World" (during the show
I took always a look at my watch..saying inside of me..
"COME ON CELINE....HAVE A BREAK!" LOL
After this song
she introduced to us all the musical equipe: dancers,musicians (that
seem to in prison under the steps of the stage!! poor guys!)
Hey Listen...do not forget at the end to pick up all those empty
bottles and glasses! In my opinion things for free are great! LOL
After the show thanks to Cosimo I had the chance to be part of the
backstage (but naturally no meeting with Celine!) after some checking
I'm in! They gave me a pass!!
Cosimo introduced me to all the dancers "This is Alfonso from Celine's
Maniacs" and they: "Celine's Maniacs???....ohhh VERY GOOOOOD! I also met
the artistic manager Pavel Brun! I visited the dressing rooms of the
dancers, the custume room, the gym and so on...
Cosimo told me a funny thing about Celine: She gave to them a little
ball (a good lucking thing) as the one she owns (it's important having it
always.....I was sure..she is a very strange woman! LOL
and then also told me that every saturday night they all have dinner
After going out the backstage I met again that kind person who took Céline
my poster to Céline for signing it.... He asked me "Were you shouting 'CEEEEELIIINEEEE I'M FROM ITALY?'
...Gosh, very good lungs!" LOL then I asked him to bring to Céline a card of Céline's Maniacs Fan Club and a 5 cent Euro...
because 5 is Céline's lucky number and then the italian version of 5 cent Euro has the Colosseum on the one of its
Ohhhh....I'm done! Finally! (and i'm sure you're thanking to God! LOL)
In my mind i still have good memories of L.V...No matter the hot I'd like to go
back!I felt at home..thanks to Shalimar and her family
(I felt part of them) to Cosimo, Kelly (another dancer and Cosimo's girlfriend)
Cosimo's sister(that was with me almost every night
waiting for her brother) and thanks also to Valentina.
The show is extraordinary! But a thing made me a little upset. In my
very personal opinion Celine choose too many ballads and wrong covers songs..for
example "All by myslef" and "Natural Woman" could be better
than"Fever" and"If I could", the only up-tempo songs are"I'm Alive", "LCMM"and "IDAN" but
I know she has to conquire the greatest part of the audience..old people!!!
(I saw few young guys!!!! :-()
Thanks to all of you cause you have been so patient and brave if you
have read all till this part. Feel free to ask every piece of information about the
journey,the show and so on...
[Thanks Enzo to be so patient translating all this poem. LOL]
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