Reggio Emilia, September 11, 2023 – “I’ve never seen so many families having fun and having fun together.”. Mauro Macchiaverna, director of the historical Rcf group from Reggio Emilia, one of the world leaders in high-tech audio systems and protagonist of the Arena project, says this with pride. Everything ends in triumph with Nuclear Tactical Penguins arena season following live performances by Zucchero, Italia Loves Romagna and Harry Styles.
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“This concert, which 80 thousand people gathered we are closing the first truly official post-Covid season, which has been truly memorable,” Macchiaverna exults during the after-party show, which took place backstage on the maxi stage with a hundred select guests. Which, in addition to toasting and relaxing after the concert, they had the opportunity to receive an autograph and a selfie from the artists of the Bergamo group. The party ended with the cutting of a huge cake in honor of the end of the summer tour, during which 11 concerts were recorded in Italy.
And a backstory that was only revealed yesterday morning after the concert on the Penguins Instagram profile: During the evening, the singer called Simone Pagani, the band’s bassist, a “hero” without explaining why. The secret was revealed after several hours on social networks: Pagani played despite a broken left arm, suffered three days ago when he fell during a bike ride in the city, and, in order not to miss the Reggio Emilia stage, rode on to the stage in terrible pain, without anything revealing to those present, with a medical team ready to intervene.
Among the curiosities stands out the presence among the security personnel of the “legendary” Ivano Monzani, who became famous thanks to videos in which he was depicted on the largest Italian stages with faces that made him a living meme; he kindly photographed those who recognized him in the audience, including 12-year-old Lorenzo Sabattini at his first concert, who said: “Almost my whole class was there – next to him was his mother Alessia Borelli and my friend Achille Poletti – I sang , danced, it was very beautiful. I remember it for the first time.” The Penguins usually give fans space on stage during their performances. So did Chiara, who from the front row during the performance of the song “Hold On” accepted the singer’s invitation to get a tattoo live backstage in honor of an evening that will be unforgettable for her. And not only for her.