The greater certainty than the Jova Beach Party 2 gives me it’s meteorological: in the middle of a sunny beach where every gust of wind is greeted with jubilation and euphoria, Lorenzo Cherubini aka Jovanotti on the 60 thousand present in Lignano Sabbiadoro it has the same effect as an air conditioner turned on with 35 degrees in the shade. It is as if in front of its bursting energy the public forgets everything: the heat, the humidity, the distance from the chemical toilets, the hunger pangs compensated by a street food – the one organized by the consultant and Food Guru of the Jova Beach Filippo Polidori – of excellent quality, and the problems of an increasingly frenetic and uncontrollable personal and working life. Thanks to the music, of course, but also to the energy of a 55-year-old artist who zompetta in all three stages set up for the first date of his mega-concertback in full regalia after the exploit of 2019, like an antelope that roams calm and blissful in the savannah.
Walking among the fans huddled among the restraining cords of the crowd is a journey into a free humanity that sees in Jovanotti not only a star to be appreciated, but also a guide in which to place trust and hope. Among the sculpted bodies of the twenty-year-olds with brightly colored hair, the light beer that overflows from the glasses of people who jump at regular rhythms, the make-up in style Euphoria of women in their fifties who are more energetic than today’s teenagers and towels unrolled in the few shady areas of the beach, Jovanotti confirms himself as the only one able to weave a canvas of beauty and rock’n’roll, of a carefree life and a colorful community eager to start over. “I like the idea that people go back to something they already know,” explains Jovanotti the night before Jova Beach Party 2, fresh from the general rehearsals made at sunset on Friday.
“If last time there was a siren in the center of the scene, today there is an anchor. There is a Latin saying that when you browse lightly, everything passes. The metaphor is that of a sailing ship that plows through stormy seas and that now stops here “resumes Jovanotti harnessed from head to ankles – only his feet are barefoot – because the slightest blow of air could knock him out and put that extraordinary bandwagon at risk with well 21 dates scheduled – the grand finale is scheduled for 10 September at the Bresso-Milan airport – which is precisely Jova Beach Partya unique format in the world, a sort of all-Italian Coachella and all shore and chattering which lasts from 2pm to late at night without breaks, without advertising, without anyone breaking the spell of dance and music. In this very particular Woodstock, Jovanotti stops very little, every now and then sprays hyaluronic acid in his throat – “I don’t know what it’s for, but they tell me it’s good for you” – and throughout the tour he hosts the beauty of 150 artists from more than 30 countries, from Benny Benassi to historical friends who come to visit him to join this huge open-air party that celebrates the 40 years of career del Cherubini – it was, in fact, on 4 July 1982 when Lorenzo made his first evening as a deejay in a nightclub in Cortona, realizing that that was his place: among the people, with the music booming in his ears and the microphone in his hand.
Between them: Max Pezzali, who shares a thirty-year friendship with Jova – inevitable at the time of the performance on the notes of You’re a myth and of They killed Spider-Man the mythological peaked hat -, Psalm – arrived backstage with a curious Raffaella Carrà-style platinum blonde wig on his head – and, of course, Gianni Morandi, with whom he swept the cover evening of the last edition of the Sanremo Festival. With Gianni – welcomed by the people of Jova Beach like a rock star – a very rich repertoire ranging from Open all doors (written by Jovanotti and finished second at Ariston behind Chills by Mahmood and Blanco) to timeless classics such as Get your mom to send you, There was a guy like me who loved the Beatles and the Rolling Stones but also pearls of “competitors” such as Adriano Celentano – see Light blue sung in unison by more than 60 thousand people in bathing suits and with the reddish sky reflected on the sea covered with humidity, it is a mystical experience that anyone should try at least once in their life.
In between: attention to sustainability (there were no plastic bottles at the concert but recyclable water cans); a foray into the metaverse offered by the Technical Main Sponsor of the Jova Beach TIM called, precisely, Jovaverso and dedicated to the discovery of Jovanotti’s backstage and dressing room; House music; stadium chants for goodies like Think positive, The navel of the world, kiss Me again – dedicated to all lovers on the beach -, The pockets full of rocks, Summer on me And The greatest show since the Big Bang, and a light-hearted spirit that led Jovanotti not to foresee a real lineup but to be inspired by the sensations, by the spirit and, of course, by the public. The same audience that after 40 years continues to sing at the top of their pirate’s songs – dozens of buccaneer hats, not to mention the white Captain Findus-style suit worn at the wedding celebration of two of his fans – and that if he only wanted to, he could very well buy an island like Johnny Depp and organize a Jova Beach Party every day of the year, to the happiness of all of us.
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