Il Divo: Dudes’ Guide To The Pop-Opera Foursome
Il Divo is to women what monster trucks, UFC, and other women are to men. Yes, I’m painting in broad strokes, but chicks dig Il Divo. That means your significant other probably loves Il Divo. And if your girlfriend or wife loves Il Divo you may be roped into going to one of their shows. Oh the horror!
In case you’ve never heard of Il Divo, they are a very handsome, all-male, singing quartet. They perform a brand of music called “pop opera.” And yes, it sounds as bad as it sounds. Think of pop opera as somewhere between Josh Groban and Luciano Pavarotti only less masculine.
Don’t ignore this article if your paramour has never heard of Il Divo. It’s only a matter of time before she’s wooed by their perfect hair, sharp suits, and angelic voices. Remember, there’s usually a television or radio commercial that precedes the sale of Il Divo tickets. Those commercials work. They will convert your significant other.
There are two approaches you can take when it comes to Il Divo. You can avoid them or embrace them. Regardless of which path you take you need to be proactive. You need to plan ahead and be prepared. For example, if you live in Southern California you need to know that Il Divo tickets will be collected in Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre on April 5. For all you dudes in Chicagoland, Il Divo rolls into Rosemont, Illinois on April 18.
How To Avoid Il Divo
You need to know those dates because the best way to avoid Il Divo is make conflicting plans for you and your sweetie. For example, Il Divo will be in Boston on May 16, 2014. That’s the date you plan a romantic weekend away or buy tickets to another event. Whatever you choose to do just make sure it’s difficult, if not impossible, to cancel.
Don’t plan on getting sick or working late on the night of an Il Divo concert. Your girl is smarter than that and she deserves better. Again, schedule a can’t-cancel activity even if your significant other has never heard of Il Divo. One of her girlfriends (you know, the one that hates you) may tell her all about Il Divo in Toronto or Il Divo in Las Vegas (whichever is applicable) and before you know it, she’ll want to go. I’ve seen it happen. When it comes to Il Divo don’t leave anything to chance.
Embrace Il Divo
I know this sounds crazy but you could always just take your girl to an Il Divo concert. After all, Il Divo is quite good and they sing a lot of songs you’ve probably heard before. Besides, if you make Il Divo your idea, you’ll score a bunch of points with your gal. For example, if you buy Il Divo tickets to their show in Washington, D.C., and take her out to dinner beforehand, she’ll not only let you have a Las Vegas weekend with your college buddies, but she’ll help you pack.
I’ll be honest with you, Il Divo can be a long couple of hours especially if you’re not used to light opera. Even so, you girlfriend is worth it. She puts up with your sorry you-know-what and definitely deserves a night on the town.
Besides, in 2014, Il Divo is touring from late-May to early June. The NFL season will be over and the baseball season will be in its infancy. If an Il Divo concert conflicts with a hockey or basketball game, well that’s what DVRs is for.
So be a man not a dude and take your beloved to see Il Divo live. If you keep an open mind (and record the game) you’ll probably enjoy yourself.