David Archuleta in Arizona
Posted by djafan on Thursday, September 22, 2011
First and foremost we want to thank all the fans, those who weren’t able to be there but were with us in spirit, those who contributed for flowers, sent gifts, sent letters, paid for a seat and donated a seat. The generosity of David fans is unbelievable. A huge thank you to the fan sites, tweeters, bloggers, and others for all your support. This was for all David fans. Sweetonda, SandyBeaches, and Silverfox thank you for all your hard work it was much appreciated ♥ Abrra, Bebe and all you posters and lurkers thank you for holding the fort down. I also want to thank Barbara Stowell, the event organizer for the fan seating.
Pictures from SandyBeaches:
David’s mail filled the bag! He has mail to open from several states and other countries, including Canada, Germany, Peru, Columbia, and more. It was passed along to us that…David has the best fans in the world!
The picture was taken from the front seat of the car looking back at the flowers. I placed a note in the roses saying that the roses were from the fans here from far and wide that night.
This bouquet was from the away fans.
The Sports Bag and a small gift bag from some fans that Janey wanted delivered safely, not sure how security felt about it. lol But I’ll let Silverfox and SandyBeaches tell that story.
They enjoyed the edible bouquet!
@StevenJRob Hello… We sent you all an edible bouquet … It’s in the RV. Enjoy!
@TheVoiceDA delicious! Thanks!!!
Here is where everything was delivered, David’s trailer.
We spoke to Jeff Archuleta at the barricade and he said David was blown away by it all!
I will let each photographer share the story behind their picture.
This was a David Archuleta Concert. I know it wasn’t supposed to be but it was. It was apparent from the get go that there was no way to avoid it. There were thousands of people there and I’ll venture to say several of those thousands were David fans.
Once again David amazed me. Every song, every move, his smiles and the pointing to fans, all of it warmed my heart. The flowers and bag had been placed in the trailer before the concert so we knew he had seen them.
This was by far the best “Stand By Me” performance ever.
“Last night David touched hands. He didn’t just high five.”
I think of how David walked along the barricade and put his hand out, arm outstretched as he touched our hands and let us touch his arm, his hands, his fingers. It was a true exchange. It reminded me of Asia when he put his hand into the crowd and everyone touched his hand and everyone touched him. Unreal.
Now the countdown begins for the yet-to-be-named Holiday Tour.
I saw this tweet and cracked up!
lizmag3 Lisa M
Reliving some crazy moments at the event….best one: everyone moving their chairs up! So I did & my bag got left behind about 5 rows back!
SandyBeaches has mentioned the chair moshing, new term haha. What happened was that as David time became closer there were hundreds of people gathering to the right of us and there was about 20 feet between us and the barricade in front of the stage. These fans were very enthusiastic and started to crowd us. I feared that they were going to get into that space in front of the stage and block us. So I grabbed the sides of the chair and moved up about 3 feet, I looked back and everyone had a look of “What is she doing?” The security guards gave each other confused looks so before they realized what was happening I moved up another 3 feet. I looked back and I saw the ladies pick up their chairs and start moving up so I moved another 3 or 4 feet before they reached me and turned my back on the security. I didn’t want to see their reaction. lol I then saw what I had started. Everyone was hunched over carrying their chairs under them simultaneously, it was a sight to behold. The security started talking to each other and we thought they would try to move us back! I didn’t think it was doable but then the announcer came out and said that we had paid good money to sit there and asked them to stop crowding us. Chair moshing turned out to be a complete success!