A few hours after Panoplie Italian Night VI, still need to recover, but can't help writing a few lines of thanks..
It has been a magic night, a really hot one, not only for temperature.. a night I definitely won't forget.
Thank you Kustonbeater: you need to be there when Calibro 35 play, and you've been great in warming up the night before the two gigs and after.
And our switch will stay into my mind: nice one!!
Thank you A Classic Education: wonderful people and great musicians, and really tough travellers..
We loved your album, and your live set has a great impact!
Thank you Calibro 35: you know how much Luxembourg loves you, since your birth.. your gigs here are always special!
And last night you knocked out everybody, surprising even those who were already fans, stronger than warmth..
Thank you Francesco Neri: after Panoplie's dissolution, you pushed me to organising one more night (and thanks Pablo Chimienti for the introduction).
It wouldn't have been possible without your support, and it will stay as our most successful night ever.
Thank you La Locanda - Hôtel Pax and Bondani: Panoplie Italian Nights wouldn't have been the same without your delicious buffet.
Dario, Saverio, Ottavio, Mino, you offered us one of the keys to these 6 years of success.
Thank you d:qliq team: Panoplie wouldn't have been what it has been without this special place and its wonderful staff, Sandra, Sergio, Chico, Vanessa.
Manu, for his help and his love for Calibro, Ed, perfect technical support, we didn't miss Fred for that.. but we missed him anyway!
Thank you Panoplie team: years passing by, less and less easy to follow this..
But the core of Panoplie was there, and worked it out perfectly!
And, most important, need to thank the public: not only a record in numbers, but also a really nice and hot crowd..
Your passion has even been stronger than.. the need of air!!
Think (and hope) I didn't forget anybody.. did I?
Don't know how many people asked me already not to stop here..
Never say never, but.. this time, I really think we have written the final chapter of this story.
Won't start repeating all the reasons, you probably know the whole story.. moreover, isn't it better to turn the page on the biggest success?
Anyway, you can be sure of one thing: even after Panoplie, good Italian music won't stop finding its way to Luxembourg!
Sentieri Sonori goes on with its weekly 90 minutes, and a few ideas are already buzzing.. but it's not the time to talk about that.
Thank you all for this night, and also thanks to all the people involved in all the other nights: more than 50, in 7 years of Panoplie.
Robert Weis started this crazy project which has meant so much to me over these years..
Met hundreds of people, artists, technicians, managers.. beyond music, an incredible human experience, and so many real friendships born.
It has needed time, energies.. but emotions are priceless.
Thank you all, again.