September 22, 2013

Frank & Susan DiGiacomo

Name: Frank & Susan DiGiacomo

Location: We currently reside in Earlysville, Virginia.

Santana Fan Since: The beginning (30+ years)

Why You Love Santana’s Music: His music is incredibly moving and gets to your soul; each concert is a religious experience all of its own. Sometimes the songs make you cry, and others make you smile and feel so happy inside. We look forward to the next shows and are sad when the show we’re attending is over.

How Many Times You’ve Seen Carlos Live and Where/When: Frank: 70+ times; Susan: 30+ times in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; Dallas and Houston, TX; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, MD; Atlanta, GA; Atlantic City, NJ; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; Gainesville, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Omaha, NE; Jones Beach, NY; Holmdel, NJ; and Tampa, FL.

Random Santana-related Fact: My husband proposed during a Santana concert in Dallas, TX, as Santana sang… “Give me your heart, make it real, or else forget about it” …and he slipped the ring on my finger. I nearly fainted! The next day we drove to Houston and went to a local department store where Carlos was promoting his fragrance(s); we presented Carlos with a photo I had taken of him and his son during their Toronto show. Frank’s kids were invited to be on stage with Santana at a show in Virginia in 2004.