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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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There are Angels Among us

Posted by Jukevan on Friday, January 1, 2010

Ohhhh, I believe there are angels among us
Sent down to us from some where up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
To show us how to live,
To teach us how to give …
Alabama

I am blessed.  There are really no words to clarify how blessed I truly am, but I will do my best to convey what’s in my heart.

Several of us had this conversation throughout the end of the Christmas From The Heart tour.  But since not everyone was there, I really wanted to take an opportunity to share some of the thoughts and feelings that were discussed.  Abrra has mentioned that at Foxwoods many of us had front row seats.  If I were to believe this was by chance or pure coincidence, I believe I’d be mistaken.

David has close to 300K twitter followers. He has tens of thousands of fans worldwide.  Many of these fans, will never be lucky enough to see David live in concert.  Most of these fans, will never have an opportunity to meet David.  And YET .. here we are.  A handful of folks, from all over the country, that forged an everlasting bond, through the glue that is comprised of all things David Archuleta.

We’ve had many opportunities to see David live in concert.  (I don’t even want to count, because the sheer number would be staggering.) We’ve had many opportunities to meet David in person.  We’ve been able to extend a hand, an embrace, to look into his eyes, and thank him for all his hard work, to thank him for allowing us to be a part of his journey, to express how the voice touches our collective hearts.

I don’t want anyone to feel left out, or omitted, because I do believe that we have not been drawn together by mere chance.  Some things are supposed to happen for a reason… I have always believed that.  Even if the answer doesn’t reveal itself immediately, at some point, we all come to understand why certain things have happened in our lives.

I am not, and never have been a fan of American Idol.  I don’t like or dislike the show; I am just not afforded a lot of time to watch television.  I saw David by accident flipping through the stations the night the San Diego auditions aired.

Now it’s almost 2 years later.  Not only has David become eternally part of our lives… so have the friendships he’s created without even knowing it.

He knows he has what he refers to as “the really dedicated fans”, that he sees repeatedly.  What I don’t think he knows, is how many of us travel together, share rooms, open our homes, our cars… and our hearts to these unique and forever friendships.  They span across states and across countries.  There was a moment during soundcheck at Foxwoods… Silverfox and I were sitting next to each other in the front row off to David’s left.  And we both saw him do a double take.  He looked at me, he looked at SF.. he looked back at me.. and he looked back at SF.. and he smiled his smile.. and I think he realized at that point.. we actually knew each other.  (Later on SF and I would joke about this moment, and wonder if David was ready to send morse code to Ray.. OH NO.. they actually know each other.. AND THEY’RE TOGETHER !!!)

In Stroudsburg David asked me where I was actually from.  I said, “You don’t KNOW??”  And we laughed; he said, “I’ve seen you in so many places, I don’t think I know or I don’t remember.”  I said, “I live in New Jersey.”  He said, “OH.. okay.. New Jersey.”  He repeats a lot. I’ve heard he does that to try to remember things…who knows.  I never take that time with David to try to say something meaningful..because we know how well THAT worked for me.  I no longer do that type of planning.  We just chat about whatever comes up.  But when he asked me where I was from, I remembered he’d asked SF that same question at another VIP.  Of course she was too busy walking away from him to realize he was still having a conversation with her.  But there were a lot of us around to prompt her attention back to David.  I love ya SF.. I do.

I’m not a huggy person; I’m painfully shy.  And YET.. there are hugs and kisses aplenty when these gatherings form.  We take up full tables at restaurants and we have no shame or worry.  We are in our element.  We are among are favorite people, all riding the same cloud, all breathless and loud with excitement over the same thing.  I’ve never seen so many women squee in delight simultaneously as I have during these gatherings.

To sit in a hotel room with 5 or 6 women watching a YouTube video of a recent performance and without prompting, every SINGLE one erupts in glee at the EXACT same moment… is something that will live on in my mind forever.

IF we get a chance to do this again later in 2010, I’m not only willing, but would like to try to bring more of us together.  I’d love for djafan and Angelica to meet the rest of us over on this side of the coast.  I’ll donate to plane fare and hotel costs.  I’ll forgo the opportunity to go to several concerts, for an opportunity to have the biggest get together we can plan on having.

We are very blessed indeed and if I never get a chance to tell you in person, please know… I mean it just the same.  I love you all.. and your friendships are the best thing that has happened to me during 2009.  Here’s to a great 2010 !!!

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191 Responses to “There are Angels Among us”

  1. Abrra said

    You speak of things intangible to the senses, yet we know it is true. He is an angel who has shown us the way to each others heart. Knowing that we usually are on some weird wavelength, I will say that just last night I spoke to Betsy of a get together of sorts. I said I wanted to go to Nashville to absorb the vibe of the city. Betsy has the same wish. We mentioned it tonight in chat and a few more expressed the same desire. Imagine a mini fanvention where there was no actual David event? One never knows. It could work out. There is much culture in Nashville that would be interesting to take in. Another time there was discussion of picking a city on David’s next tour to meet up with friends. Lets all keep this in mind as we go forward into 2010?

    PS
    Click the close up picture twice where he is holding the mic, then use the little magnifier thingy. GAH! You can see his whiskers growing 🙂

    Abrra
    ( who should have gone to bed 30 min ago) Glad I peeked in over here.

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  2. dawn65 said

    So insane… here is an snippet of an email I shared with Bebe earlier today .. I hope she doesn’t mind…but I’m literally cutting and pasting what I shared with her… before this post went up…

    “If it looks like it’s going to be late in the year, perhaps we can have a fanvention. How cool would it be to all hook up in a hotel for a weekend, watching David videos.. having some wine.. and having a huge slumber party.. as many of us as physically possible. I never thought about that before, and you’re the first person I’m bringing it to..but how cool would it be to start something like that? In the absence of his presence…we should still get together… and celebrate what he does for us.. on daily basis.”

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  3. rapture said

    Wow ladies – the planets are lining up today – in addition to the blue moon!

    I had the same fantasy earlier. About a bunch of us together watching David videos and sharing the love for a getaway weekend! I believe my fantasy included a floor to ceiling screen, but whatever…ha ha!

    I love the idea of Nashville. I’ve been intrigued by it ever since David was there writing. Count me in – where ever it is. Nashville just seems to make sense, but I’m open.

    Wow, this is just too much, just too much.

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  4. rapture said

    And oh yes, Dawn… I love what you had to say. I see you’re well enough to get your thoughts together!

    So true about our fan community. I bet David is just slowly realizing how connected his fans are with each other! Funny story about David noticing you and SF together.

    Always love to read your stuff!

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  5. rapture said

    One last comment because now I’m really excited, and then off to bed (as the sun rises!)

    Can we start planning this fanvention soon? I think it will be a great bridge till the next tour. I missed the chat last nite – got there as all were signing off. Was there a time frame mentioned? Spring? Summer? Next week?

    I’d be happy to help make arrangements and organize.

    🙂

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  6. Vee said

    hi everyone. happy 2010. new year here in Sydney.

    now about that fanvention, I am planning to go to the US in late March to mid April 2010. So I am crossing my fingers, arms and anything that if you are planning anything I do hope a David fan activity can be planned during my tentative US trip. 🙂 🙂

    on another topic, some videos during the Brut Sun Bowlgame, thanks to rchavira7

    David Archuleta singing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless American at the Brut Sun Bowl Game on December 31, 2009.

    David Archuleta singing “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey at the Brut Sun Bowl Game (El Paso, TX) on December 31, 2009.

    David Archuleta performing “Crush” at the Brut Sun Bowl Game on December 31,2009.

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  7. Vee said

    some more videos, Thanks to NannyTaq

    David Archuleta interview to ABC Channel on Sun Bowl 12/31/09.Brut Sun Bowl Helen of Troy Halftime, on New Years Eve 2009. Credits to ABC Channel.

    David Archuleta spotlight on ABC Channel for the Sun Bowl 12/31/09, Brut Sun Bowl Helen of Troy Halftime on New Years Eve 2009, Credit to: ABC Channel.

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  8. River said

    It was my joy to be there with you and all the others. These golden memories will have to last awhile but every encounter was meaningful, fun and graced by David’s love for all he’s been able to do. I would not trade a minute of it (well perhaps the blizzard ride to Northhampton.) Can’t wait to see you all again.

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  9. Abrra said

    Dawn
    Nothing you or I do or think surprises me.

    I always said “2 women I mind.” We prove it constantly. 🙂

    Rapture

    In my conversation about this in chat, emi said April or October is best. The weather is brutally humid in summer. We really didn’t take the conversation beyond that. Nothing is set in stone. If Vee will be coming to the states around April, that’s a nice place to begin the dream.

    I wonder if Nashville has cherry trees in bloom in April?

    Abrra

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  10. Abrra said

    Haha!

    I spotted a quote in a write up about the Sun Bowl.

    “We’re really enjoying the music,” said Lisha Collins, 48, of Norman, Okla. “My husband and I drove 12 hours to be here, and it’s a lot of fun. We’re big supporters of Oklahoma football.”

    http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14099119?source=most_emailed

    Oh come ON , Lisha! We all know why you drove 12 hours!

    Hope the link works.
    Abrra

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  11. vam559 said

    Abrra, Thank goodness my husband had left the room when I clicked as you suggested. I burst out laughing and he would have wanted to see what I thought was so funny. He really is growing up before our eyes.

    Really nice article Dawn. I have attended two VIP’s and enjoyed them not only because of David, but the people I met were wonderful and they understood me, in some ways more than my own family and friends. At the Boston vip I met both men and women, old and young, with an enthusiasm and reverence for “the voice” who I completely identified with. My husband (and daughter at the NH show) also enjoyed talking with people who attended as the guest of “dedicated fans” and they were able to see that this condition that has taken over me is not as unusual as they thought.

    I stood in the mosh pit (while my husband was in the balcony) with girls who brought flowers and people of all ages who were moved to tears by many of the numbers. I also witnessed many men who braved the floor to get a closer view. Benton Paul gave a prize to the fan who had traveled the furthest to see the show. Many states outside New England were mentioned, but China won. I’m not surprised MJ from the blog was inspired to finally write a positive blog about David after this night. The performance was transcendent. I felt so blessed to be able to experience this concert, easily the best I’ve ever seen. My holidays have never been so serene and spirit filled.

    Thank you to all of you who post on a regular basis, I enjoy reading each and every comment. This is a great site. Happy New Year to you all!

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  12. emmegirl said

    dawn, this morning you have swelled my heart and watered my eyes. I have never had the privilege of meeting any of you, but am continually touched and awed by the comaraderie and friendships forged through David. I think his goal is to connect with and unite people through his music; and he is masterful at it, just by being himself and doing what he loves.

    Hope to join in the fun this year at whatever, wherever (even though I hate, hate flying!) It sounds too good to miss!

    vee, thanks for the better vid of Don’t Stop Believing. It sounds incredible…what a rockstar! In a quick shot of him in a previous video singing that song (may have been an interview video) he pulls the mic away from his face and just has the biggest grin on his face (I know, he always has a smile, but this one seemed different)…he was freaking loving it! The next 6-9 months are going to seem like a lifetime! the fanvention maybe a lifesaver!

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  13. Abrra said

    vam559
    Welcome to The Voice!

    I am in Massachusetts. You live nearby? I am 10 min from Providence.

    Abrra

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  14. archiesfan4life said

    Dawn – I am not good at expressing my thoughts, but I hope you know how thrilled I was to meet you and Abrra in Stroudsburg – that made the night all the more special! “Unique and forever friendships” – for sure!

    Please add my name to the list of those wanting a get-together this year. A weekend surrounded by others who understand ODD -that would be heavenly!

    I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  15. Abrra said

    Trying to post a picture here:

    Football anyone?

    Abrra

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  16. Abrra said

    Success! Ok It begs a caption.

    David: Which end do I sing into?

    Abrra

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  17. bebereader said

    There can never be too many pics of David:

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  18. dawn65 said

    LOL !!! I was thinking:

    David: oh no, please don’t ask me to throw that.

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  19. bebereader said

    Hands reaching out…one of my favorite type of pics!

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  20. bebereader said

    And one more…

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  21. dawn65 said

    I’m loving all the comments, and I’m not surprised that a fanvention isn’t something that has crossed many minds.

    Rapture… I was looking into a projector.. LOL !!!

    We could bounce ideas around. Perhaps we could do something collectively for one of David’s charities, or something in his name during the fanvention.

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  22. dawn65 said

    Where do you live? I’m deathly afraid of flying, and will undoubtedly drive to wherever we decide to go.. there’s always room for one more !!!

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  23. SandyBeaches said

    Oh Abrra…#15…your caption for David, oh so funny…but really what was going on there?

    Dawn, this is a beautiful writing coming to us during your recovery. Did you miss us?? Well, we always miss you when you are away.

    David did have a little lip quiver during his last vlog when he mentioned that he was a bit sad to see the tour end. I think that he knows who some of his people are and he said “yes…from Nova Scotia”…in Westbury. Well he had to get it sometime after I introduce myself as the lady from Nova Scotia until no one could forget it. I just want him to know that people come from Canada as well…on a bit of a regular basis.

    Wasn’t that Providence that we were in the hotel room looking at the video of David and having a good time…no description required? But then, that has probably happened more than once!

    I loved reading your writing this morning, it is a lovely New Year’s Day surprise.

    Happy New Year 2010 to everyone! Do we have a tour manager yet?

    SB

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  24. SandyBeaches said

    “Ohhhh, I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from some where up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live,
    To teach us how to give … Alabama”

    I know Dawn that this might seem strange, but I have had thoughts flash across my mind over the last two weeks that one of us could be sick…but that is all that was in the thought. A bit of channeling going on perhaps.. 😉

    SB

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  25. bebereader said

    Dawn!! I was thrilled to see an article from you! Count me in; the fanvention is a great idea that we have been toying with for a while now and it finally looks real! So funny how David looked back and forth from you to SF with the realization that ‘they know each other!’. LOL I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again; David understands more than we realize; I’m convinced of it!

    Forming new friendships is a beautiful thing but there is something wonderfully mysterious going on and David, unbeknownst to him, is at the bottom of it. How else would we have all found each other on this ‘bouncing ball’ of life? David is the catalyst that brought us all together. I’m bringing my own quote over from Snowangelz (I love those girls!) if I may, because it relates to this and everyone there seemed to be in agreement. Here it is:

    “I’m beginning to think that “someone” hand picked us and deliberately placed us all here together on David’s red carpet so that we could teach and inspire each other and learn from one another.”

    And that’s all I’ll say about that! LOL

    Dawn, you say you’re not a huggy person but you give the best hugs!

    Abrra#9 Article about Sun Bowl

    Loved this part of the article:

    “Another attraction at the Fan Fiesta this year was the opportunity to have an autograph signed by David Archuleta, last year’s runner-up on the television hit “American Idol.” The first 300 children and teenagers in line received an invitation onto the field for Archuleta’s halftime show at the game.

    Ashley Sepulveda, 13, waited in line with her sister, Amber Sepulveda, 17, for an hour and a half to meet Archuleta.

    The sisters were breathless with excitement and clutching their autographed pictures tightly, but they managed to say between squeals, “He is so amazing!” Their mother, Linda Hooper, 50, said that the Fabens family had come to the Fan Fiesta specifically for tickets to Archuleta’s show.”

    Abrra #14 You did it!

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  26. rapture said

    Good day everyone! April or October? April! The sooner the better! I do already have a trip planned to Vegas the weekend of the 24th. I’ll get flack for taking off from the family twice in one month, but hey…

    Is Nashville the place? Sounds great to me.

    Vee will be here till mid April? The 4th is Easter Sunday, so maybe the 10th? Weekend before the 15th – tax day, but I’ll just have to get everything done early! 🙂

    Should we start an e-mail group to plan this or do it here in the threads?

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  27. betsy said

    What a beautiful article Dawn! I can never get enough of this subject. I really want David to know how many friendships have been made due to him. It’s much more than the music.
    p.s.
    I love the picture up top.

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  28. rapture said

    …and that football picture is fabulous! I was wondering what David was thinking! Thanks, abrra and dawn, for clearing it up! You girls are too funny.

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  29. rapture said

    Anyone know what order David sang the three songs in?

    And if ABC has that clip, so clear and beautiful, I wonder if they have the rest of the footage! How can we get them to give it up. Anyone know anyone at ABC?

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  30. Marlie7 said

    Nashville! Please count me in. I could also drive and pick up a couple of you on the way (you know how I love to drive!)

    Dawn: I’m so glad to see you back online. After your note about being sick I hoped you would recover quickly and shake off that darned flu! I’m suprised more of us didn’t get it, as many of us had contact from Montclair to Foxwoods. Good to see you back!

    On another note, please stop by and vote in the 2nd Annual Archie Awards, and enjoy the walk down memory lane – there are links to a ton of videos and some “hawt” pictures to start off the new year. http://www.thedavidchronicles.com/2010/01/2nd-annual-archie-awards/

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  31. Abrra said

    Rap

    Using my powers of deduction here:

    First ZG to get them jumping

    Second Don’t Stop Believing to showcase a “new” song

    Third Crush to close out with a hit song

    Abrra

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  32. Abrra said

    SB

    “Do we have a tour manager yet? ”

    I did my part, I came up with Nashville.

    *lays back in recliner*

    Abrra

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  33. renaid said

    Dawn, lovely article. Sorry I didn’t know you were sick but am glad to know you are feeling better now. This sounds like such a great idea and I would love to be in. Geting really excited!!!

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  34. Heidijoy said

    Jason Castro was on a float in Dallas today and is getting married tommorrow. ..David flew to Dallas yesterday… could be a Season7 mate reunion…Hear Brooke is in Dallas too and Jackie Castro and Brooke have been tweeting recently about dancing…

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  35. silverfox said

    Dawn, I was thrilled when I came in & saw your very beautiful article.

    I had to smile when I remembered the look on David’s face when he come on stage at the soundcheck in Foxwoods, gave us a little wave & smile with a look of…disbelief maybe? It was priceless. When he saw me in Westbury, he did not seem a bit surprised! 😆

    Now about the “Archangels Gathering for The Voice”, tell me when & where & I will be there!

    However, I really don’t think we’ll have to wait too long before David tours again. I think he will sign on with another artist or artists as a co-headliner ( or as an opener for a BIG artist). We won’t have to wait til his album is released unless it’s released by Spring. I just think David wants to take his time with this album. He will make sure it’s up to his standards and his perfectionist nature will be in full force with this album. But he does have to continue making a living and making money for Jive. And he has to keep himself out there. If he doesn’t tour, he will do appearances for different events. He has to. This is what he loves. I just can’t see him taking several months off from performing in concert. I would not be surprised if he does a short tour overseas. He doesn’t really need new material to tour overseas. He is very much in demand in other countries. This is JMHO. We shall see.

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  36. Angelica said

    Heidijoy#32 – Thanks for that info! David must be attending Jason’s wedding, then.

    I’m lovin all these pics from the Sun Bowl. Just sayin.

    How bout this for a caption on the football pic…

    “You want me to play what position? I thought I was just here to sing.”

    Wonderful article, Dawn. There does seem to be something going on here that is not easily explained. I have been amazed by all the heart connections and selfless acts of kindness among those I have met online since this journey began. I have been there in a hotel room with several other women in a tightly gathered bunch around a YouTube video. We feel the same things and react at the same times. There is so much in your post that is so true for so many of us. And then so many things happen that make you wonder, (is this just coincidence?). A few days ago, I have no idea how or why I came upon the pic at the top, but I copied and saved it. It’s called, “There are Angels all Around Us.” Something just told me to save it. Then late yesterday afternoon, Dawn sent this article to me, titled, “There are Angels Among us.” I had something else in the can ready to go up, but I knew as soon as I saw it, this was the next article. The one we need to go forward into the new year with. When we first started this site, the first blog, more a short mission statement really, (see About the Voice, top banner) stated, “This is a gathering of angels.” We support and uplift David and minister to each other. Like Dawn (and David) said, things happen for a reason. People, as the song “For Good” goes in Wicked, come into our lives for a reason. And because I knew you all, including David, I have been changed “for good.”

    So Nashville…here I come. And who knows, maybe David will be writing there then. 😆 SF, what you posted makes a lot of sense and gives me hope for a tour sooner than I had believed.

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  37. bebereader said

    I’m curious, do you see the picture in comment #31? I’m on AOL now and I can see it but when I switch servers to Firefox, the picture isn’t there.

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  38. bebereader said

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  39. Abrra said

    Bebe,
    #31 No.
    #36 Yes.

    Firefox

    Abrra

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  40. Angelica said

    Bebe, it was there a minute ago in Firefox. Not now. Let me clear my cache and be back.

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  41. Angelica said

    Nope, #31 is not there in Firefox, IE, or Google Chrome. Did it melt the screen?

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  42. TOfan said

    Welcome back to the land of the living, Dawn! You had us worried, girl!!!

    Loved this:
    “Ohhhh, I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from some where up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live,
    To teach us how to give … Alabama

    If your fanvention is somewhere warm, count me in! 😆

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  43. dawn65 said

    Only David could rock this look.. this has to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen him wear… and yet…he’s just gorgeous. David could rock a burlap bag.

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  44. dawn65 said

    Sorry I had everyone worried !! I can’t imagine how nervous you guys must have been on that track to PA. I should have known something was around the corner.. I’ve never felt like that before. And you all trusted me to get you there safely.. higher power.. I’ll never fail to believe in it. You would not have recognized me 12 hours later. I’m just NOW.. in the last 24 hours.. starting to be in a coherent state of being.

    It could have been much much worse.. but in this case, I’m glad I listened to my body.. and not tried to force myself to see David come heck or high water.. the results could have been disastrous to him and everyone else.

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  45. bebereader said

    Everytime I read Dawn’s quote, it takes me back to the song from whence it came,
    “Angels Among Us” by Alabama.
    At this time it’s worth a look and listen:

    Ohhhh, I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from some where up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live,
    To teach us how to give
    To guide us with a light of love.
    … Alabama

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  46. Fiona said

    Thanks for the tip, Abrra! Enjoyed watching his whiskers grow!! Heehee, we are obsessed!!

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  47. Fiona said

    Count me in too! Sounds wonderful!

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  48. Fiona said

    That jawline! Aaaah!

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  49. dawn65 said

    We must have David do a cover of this song.. it’s fate.

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  50. Fiona said

    Aw, Bebe, you’re making me cry! David’s fans are wonderful!

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  51. emmegirl said

    dawn, I live in Colorado. Nice to hear I’m not the only goofball! Thank you so much for the road trip invite, that would be awesome. You’re back east aren’t you? If I could figure a way to do it on
    4 wheels, I would!

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  52. bebereader said

    Dawn, I totally agree. David should so sing Alabama’s “Angels Among Us”!

    Here’s a video from the Fan Fiesta. Even with poor sound quality, it’s worth the click.

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  53. bluesky said

    Aw. You guys sound so fun! I really like the laid-back feeling
    of your new site. Thanks for taking the time to do this. And thanks
    for all your good thoughts and posts.

    All my best to one and all for a very Happy New Year!!

    ^_^

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  54. dawn65 said

    I am in New Jersey.. unless David is somewhere on the East Coast.. then I could be in just about any state. I’ve seen him in NJ, PA, NY, NH, RI .. LOL.

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  55. bluesky said

    On the photo. Humm. I think the shirt colors are cool (although perhaps the plaid is a little too big). But I LOVE the grey shoes. Very nice. Maybe it is just cause I am around a lot of teenagers, but I actually like it.

    AND Daw65, you could very well be right. (hope we don’t have to find out.)

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  56. Fiona said

    Angels among us – I discovered this song about a year ago when I was going through a hard time and found it so comforting. Imagine David singing it ….

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  57. Angelica said

    “A singer in a smokaay room,
    The smell of wine and CHEAP PERFUUUMME!
    For a smile they can share the night,
    It goes on and on and on and on….

    hahaha. That’s just funny to me hearing that coming from David but he sounded amaaaazzzzziiinnnggg!! I hope Journey was done with that song, cause they been robbed.

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  58. stenocruiser said

    dawn65 said
    Only David could rock this look.. this has to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen him wear… and yet…he’s just gorgeous. David could rock a burlap bag.

    Maybe David thought he would be given a Sun Bowl logo type shirt to wear, as he was for Tampa, Rio Tinto, U.S. Open and so didn’t bring anything special. Doesn’t matter, he was beautiful as usual.

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  59. emmegirl said

    Love, love that “smokaay room”! He is too cool!!

    lol…”I hope Journey was done with that song, cause they been robbed.”

    David should be arrested for grand larceny with every cover he does!

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  60. emmegirl said

    great pic #18 bebereader! He is rockin! Wonder what the band thinks of their new lead singer!!

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  61. djafan said

    Dawn…Glad to have you back!

    Loved reading your post, you know I’ve always been a big fan of yours. It’s so interesting that we are all drawn to David in so many ways that I don’t have words for.

    “He knows he has what he refers to as “the really dedicated fans”, that he sees repeatedly. What I don’t think he knows, is how many of us travel together, share rooms, open our homes, our cars… and our hearts to these unique and forever friendships. They span across states and across countries. There was a moment during soundcheck at Foxwoods… Silverfox and I were sitting next to each other in the front row off to David’s left. And we both saw him do a double take. He looked at me, he looked at SF.. he looked back at me.. and he looked back at SF.. and he smiled his smile.. and I think he realized at that point.. we actually knew each other. (Later on SF and I would joke about this moment, and wonder if David was ready to send morse code to Ray.. OH NO.. they actually know each other.. AND THEY’RE TOGETHER !!!)”

    This is so special for him to see. Not only do we as fans follow him around but now he has first hand knowledge that two of his most ardent fans have connected…lol

    And I do truly hope that I get to meet all of you some day.

    Abs and bebe thank you for the pictures! There can never be enough of them. Vee thanks for the vids…very slow coming in, I want more.

    Thank you all new posters and returnees. So glad you enjoy this site. I know I’m having the time of my life.

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  62. silverfox said

    David may be attending Jason’s wedding today. Hope he has a great time!

    Good night! For David who I adore and already miss like crazy…

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    CLOAK DAVID IN YOUR PROTECTIVE ARMS AND PLEASE LORD, KEEP DAVID AND HIS VOICE HEALTHY AND STRONG as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always.

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  63. djafan said

    Good audio of David at Sun Bowl with some dudes rocking out…

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  64. djafan said

    This is really cute…

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  65. Angelica said

    Thanks for those vids, dja! Put a big smile on my face and now…I think I’ll go bake a pecan pie, y’all.

    How is everyone this lovely day?

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  66. silverfox said

    Been over at twitter having a one-sided conversation with David. I get that way when I’m really missing him. I mean, after watching videos over & over, I just have to “talk” to him somehow. 😆

    I really hope he’s still in the Dallas area for Jason’s wedding. But I have a question. When & where was it announced that Jason was getting married today? Not from Jason. In fact, his last tweet last night was that he was sick & taking Theraflu. Also, David’s dad was with him in El Paso & most likely went to Dallas with David as his Aunt is dad’s sister, but Daniel said he & dad were going snowboarding today. So unless dad went home & David stayed in Texas, something is amiss. I do hope dad went home though and David stayed for the wedding if there is a wedding today. Daniel seemed excited about snowboarding with his dad.

    Anyway, just being my nosy self. 😆 Wherever David is, I miss him! 😥

    If there is a wedding today & David is there, he will have a blast…lots of singing, dancing & FOOD at typical Texas Hispanic weddings, and Jason’s family is Hispanic. 😆

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  67. Abrra said

    I made this at SB’s request. Enjoy!

    Abrra

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  68. bebereader said

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  69. Angelica said

    OOOoooo I love that MGR Abrra! Nicely done. That howl is like a love call and all the girls answer him. Something very primal about it with parallels in the animal kingdom. Like a tomcat calling in the night. Hush cats, this tom just wants your heart. lol. Nice little shoulder action too.

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  70. stenocruiser said

    “Don’t Stop Believing” that somehow, somewhere, someday and some way we will get a really good video. For now, this is the latest.

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1104795919258

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  71. refnaf said

    hi Dawn!!! so glad you are recovered, I had a bit of a head cold on our return, but nothing like your experience!!Thanks for this recap!!! The efriendships just keep getting stonger, and it is great!!

    I think David will be doing some performances before his next tour… I am hoping for something in UTAH!!!! That is a place I need to go again!!

    (still waiting for grandbaby, can hardly believe I have to say that, and daughter can’t believe it either)!!

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  72. djafan said

    Wow…that is some call..thanks abrra.

    Steno….May the video Gods hear you.

    Meanwhile I’ll smile some more with the 2009 David moments.. 🙂

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  73. dawn65 said

    STILL waiting ? Holy Moly.. that’s one stubborn little one you got there.
    We’re expecting our 3rd grandbaby in August.. just found out this week.

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  74. bebereader said

    Steno #59 Can you post the link for the “Don’t Stop Believing” video for those who don’t do facebook? Thank you.

    Abs! I’m lovin’ that Call of the Wild MGR! SB thanks for the inspiration!

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  75. Abrra said

    Bebe,
    I put a copy of the file on my Medifire:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b01acf3f99d1cd5967cd7f7bd65f7eefe04e75f6e8ebb871

    Its the 6th file from the top. Don’t Stop Believing

    Abrra

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  76. bebereader said

    Got it, Abs!
    Thanks!

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  77. bebereader said

    We have video of “Don’t Stop Believing”!
    courtesy of dorkyduckies
    Lots of screaming but hey can you blame them?
    Hello Mr. Rockstar, David Archuleta!

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  78. bebereader said

    Here’s “Zero Gravity”
    courtesy of dorkyduckies

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  79. bebereader said

    Some more pics to share from dorkyduckies:

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  80. bebereader said

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  81. bebereader said

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  82. djafan said

    Thank you bebe!

    bbl

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  83. bebereader said

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  84. bebereader said

    …and the last video, “Crush”
    courtesy of dorkyduckies

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  85. silverfox said

    Here’s a photo of Jason’s wedding..Could this be the back of David’s head???

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  86. bebereader said

    Silverfox: It sure looks like the back of David’s head to me! You have a good eye. I saw that picture a little while ago but didn’t even notice!

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  87. Angelica said

    Oh well, if he attended Jason’s wedding, he’s keeping mum about it in his tweets. Congrats to Jason!

    Bebe, thanks for those videos and pics. “I love you Daavviiid!”
    I like that cheer. Go team!

    BTW, you’ve got mail.

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  88. Abrra said

    To me it looks like David 2 rows forward and a bit to the right, He has a suit coat on. The boy in the white shirt has ears that do not look the shape of David’s ears.

    My 2 cents.

    Abrra

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  89. Abrra said

    #72
    bebe, A whole video of “the pants” too much!

    Abrra

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  90. bebereader said

    Abrra #76 The one you pointed out two rows forward and a bit to the right looks like David also! I’m so confused! Now they all look like David! LOL

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  91. Abrra said

    bebe,
    The hair is shorter on the suit coat guy as well. Another clue.

    Abrra

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  92. Angelica said

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  93. SandyBeaches said

    The fellow just to the right seems like David for sure…he caught my eye…checked out the length of his hair in the vids above…

    Where does he go from here?

    SB

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  94. silverfox said

    Sorry to disagree about the guy in the suit. The shoulders are too wide IMO. He may not be the guy in the white shirt either, but the shoulders are more like David’s. He may not even have been at the church, so who knows. He’s not about to say he was there until well after the fact if at all and we’ll never know what he was wearing unless more pics appear showing his face. 😀

    At least we know one thing for sure…he’s still in Dallas.

    Good night! For David,

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    CLOAK DAVID IN YOUR PROTECTIVE ARMS AND PLEASE LORD, KEEP DAVID AND HIS VOICE HEALTHY AND STRONG as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always.

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  95. Angelica said

    Oh for the mercy’s sake. How’d that get in here again? LOL! Finally figured out how to post pictures in the comments. The power…it’s exhilarating. Can I be trusted with the responsibilty? Am I capable of using it only for good? I doubt it. Muwhahahahaahahaaa!!!

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  96. djafan said

    White shirt, coat, shoulders, ears, hair…I don’t know I see David everywhere…lol

    Angelica…I’m not sure you can be trusted but those pictures, that one in particular can’t be ignored…lol

    SF…where did you find a Jason wedding picture? Thank you for the prayer!

    David had baleadas today…I think I will have to try…

    Honduras – Honduran Recipes

    Baleadas

    Baleadas are to Honduras what burritos are to Mexico.

    Take a fresh warm tortilla (6″, 8″ or 12″ — your call) and add your favorite fixings:

    ° Pintos, simmered or mashed
    ° Shredded cheese
    ° Sweet/sour cream

    (Central American dairies make a wonderful thin sweet/sour cream, crema, which has different names wherever you go. We have had it all the way from Guatemala to Panama and I can find it at a local Mexican deli…This domestic product, Creme Fraiche Alouette, is about as close as I can come.)

    Others enjoy and will add these to their baleadas:

    ° Simmered beef
    ° Minced onions
    ° Diced jalapenos
    ° Egg
    ° Avocado

    Fold, roll, however you care to do it — and dig in.

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  97. Angelica said

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  98. Angelica said

    dja – that sounds like a burrito to me.

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  99. happy said

    dawn- just checked in and loved your article….

    happy New Year everyone!

    P.S.- are we still dating?….. just wonderin’…. 😉

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  100. angelofdja said

    Dawn65, So good to hear from you!I’ve always appreciated your writings! Glad to know you are feeling better also. I wondered where you had gone…
    This is a wonderful site and I am happy I checked-it-out today to read your terrific article.
    I,(kinda shyly) sat in a room full of David fans in Ann Arbor…gosh, I couldn’t stop smilin’! I was in awe looking around and listening to so much love and respect floating around for our David in that room. I can only imagine any type of fanvention would be loverly! Count me in! 🙂

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  101. Dawn65 said

    Happy, of course we’re still dating.

    Angelofdja .. thank you for the warm sentiment.

    Why I’m up at this hour, I’ll never know.. but it’s funny to see the speculating over who is David at Jason’s wedding.. LOL.

    He would have sat with Brooke.. find Brooke, you’ll find David.

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  102. betsy said

    David having breakfast at I-Hop – post wedding party. http://twitpic.com/wh5yz

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  103. Kathy said

    Brooke didn’t go to the wedding. She tweeted that she had to miss it because she was sick.

    But by now people have seen the photos. He was there.

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  104. Dawn65 said

    Is it me or does he not looked completely thrilled. I kind of feel bad for him here. He wants to enjoy time with his friends after a special event. This is where I’m like the wet blanket. I wouldn’t approach him .. but maybe these are fans that never saw him before.. once in a lifetime occurrence?

    I don’t know.. he just doesn’t look like he’s over the moon.

    You figure he gets so little time to do things with his friends.. I wish he could have a little more private time.

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  105. silverfox said

    That photo of David “trying” to have breakfast was taken by one of Jason’s mgrs from CA, David Helfant. I have to smile at all the people just staring at him while he signs something for the lady, which never would have happened if Ray had been there. ;-). Same with that pic of the guys showing David the football at the game & David just looking like “Whhhaaattt?” They wouldn’t have gotten within 10 feet of David. Ray always makes sure David is never approached by anyone unless David gives a signal it’s ok. Someday very soon, David will need a bodyguard with him whether he likes it or not when he’s away from home. His mgmt will just have to insist on it. I wonder what David was thinking as everyone is staring at him especially since he is really shy with new people. He can pretty much go anywhere at home & even his fans leave him alone even if they’re dying to meet & talk to him.

    Here’s another look at the wedding ceremony. beautiful.

    http://twitpic.com/wh8h0

    I imagine pics of the reception will be showing up at some point. Too bad Brooke couldn’t make it. Eli was there though. 😀

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  106. silverfox said

    Dawn, you are right. David did not look especially thrilled.

    But what else could he do when asked for his autograph in front of all those people? That’s why he needs someone to run interference for him. Someone who can & will stay in the background but close enough to make sure David is safe & can at least enjoy time to have a leisure breakfast. I’m not talking about an entourage, just a strong dude who David would feel comfortable with.

    Or maybe I’m making a mountain out of a…well you know.

    And about the “red eye”. He always gets it when he’s stressed, like before or after an important appearance….like Ann Arbor or the Sun Bowl. 😉

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  107. Kathy said

    I know, Silverfox, I feel the same way. I wouldn’t approach him when he’s at a restaurant with friends. But I do understand the impulse for those who have never met him and see him unexpectedly. Think he was ninja with his tweets for that reason — this was a private occasion to celebrate a friend’s big day.

    Anyway, I love Ray. I vote to keep Ray with David as much as possible.

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  108. Kathy said

    That red eye. I head someone (with a medical background) explain it once — or at least take a stab at explaining without examining the eye. She said that it can happen with a physical strain, like when David sings a song or songs that require more effort to reach and maintain notes. Wonder if it could be related to the Sun Bowl singing …

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  109. SandyBeaches said

    If Ray cannot be with him, then he needs a suitable substitute. He is a fast rising star as has been mentioned and the fan’s approach was possibly embarrassing, intrusive to David and the others as well as inappropriate.

    It is time for a full time person to be with David out of respect for him as well as for others in his company.

    It is time for professionalism from his supporting staff to come through for him. They don’t have to be obvious but then can be nearby and step in.

    SB

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  110. SandyBeaches said

    Kathy…You are correct and strain etc. contributes to the problem with his eye. Advice had been secured from a well renowned doctor during the last episode of his red eye. There is a solid medical explanation for this happening to him and information was passed along to Ray to assist in alleviating the situation, but I am now unsure if the info. was received by David. It was a busy time that day and Ray was on a tight schedule.

    SB

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  111. silverfox said

    Jason tweeted that he just married the girl of his dreams & now time for the honeymoon! 😆

    If & when David ever gets married (nooooooo!) he would NEVER, I mean NEVER, EVER tweet about it! Difference in what David feels is personal & sacred. JMO…but I may be wrong.

    I just found it amusing, that David is so mature when it comes to certain things. I admire that he never once tweeted about why he was in Dallas. He kept Jason’s wedding private and personal. He’s a good friend.

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  112. silverfox said

    SB, He got the info as Ray assurred me he would. But what David did with it is another thing altogether. Ray & Jeff both happened to be with David at the time.

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  113. Angelica said

    David is in a veeessstt!! Gaaaaah. Mr. International Celebrity at the International House of Pancakes. Sweet.

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  114. silverfox said

    Jason is STILL tweeting. Sooooo funny. Wonder what his bride thinks? And will he tweet while enjoying the honeymoon? hahaha!

    Here’s more about the wedding…

    http://bit.ly/5n1KCX

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  115. Abrra said

    You knew this was coming , right?

    Sun Bowl Montage

    Abrra

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  116. Abrra said

    #114
    SF
    David in the background left of center.? Looking down, white shirt (faint) and dark tie.

    http://bit.ly/5n1KCX

    Abrra

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  117. Angelica said

    I don’t think so Abs. David was wearing a vest for the wedding ala IHOP pic. Looks like he may have stayed well out of any camera range so as not to draw attention away from Jason on this special day.

    Nice montage, BTW. 😛

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  118. silverfox said

    How about this baby…….

    http://twitpic.com/whidw

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  119. silverfox said

    And a tweet from Eli…

    “It was great to see @davidarchie and his amazing aunt again too”

    So David went to the wedding with his Aunt??? Oh dear…

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  120. silverfox said

    Sorry, I don’t know how to post the actual photos. 😦

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  121. silverfox said

    I know this is crazy, but I can’t help it. I just love to see photos of David doing regular things every one does like going to weddings or the movies or shopping or to restaurants, or anywhere. I know it’s invasion of his privacy and all, but just knowing he can have even a semblance of a normal life makes me feel so good and that’s why I love seeing any and all photos of David doing normal things.

    And why the paparazzi make the big bucks, cause they know this about celebs fans. But these aren’t paparazzi. David has to know there will be photos of him and we are hungry for them. Right?

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  122. Abrra said

    Sf
    Email me Eli’s Twitter info. I can post the picture. It has to be on a url to work I think.

    Abrra

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  123. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra…I brought this over from FOD…So I am not the only one who apreciates it!

    “kimk Happy New Year! 2010 Better then all the rest! says:
    January 3, 2010 at 10:46 am
    now if that one doesn’t warm you up this might do the trick!

    especially since this was in Minneapolis….”

    SB

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  124. SandyBeaches said

    Abs…I actually like to call it…The Call…I know I can call it what I want to!

    SB

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  125. Angelica said

    I went there after SB posted the link. And brought it back! I just noticed that he smiles the nano second before he puts the mic to his mouth to howl. Then afterwards, he gives the crowd an intense look and a nod, as if to say, “Yeah, I knew that would get ya.”

    haha. OMGOSH, I love him.

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  126. cb said

    Dawn I enjoyed your article. I too believe that there is a reason why things happen. I loved the Anne of Green Gables books when I was young and I recognized the “kindred spirits” concept even back then. Those who “get” David probably understand what I am talking about even though I am not sure how to explain it. Many of the people I have met since I first fell for the voice and the person who is David, have been blessed to have felt this kindred spirit kind of connection. It is interesting that the recognition or connection we have with other people who “get” David is often so immediate, and how strong theses connections and friendships become. It is quite the phenomenon. I am so grateful to David and the spirit that surrounds him for these heart connections and friendships which I have been so blessed by. I would have never dreamed of all of this just two years ago. I hope I get to meet more of you in the future, and by the way, Dawn, what video were you guys watching in that hotel room? LOL I can picture you guys because I have experienced the same thing in another hotel room clear across the country. Funny huh? Thanks Dawn, for the article, and thank you David Archuleta, for your wonderful voice and spirit and for the incredible experiences we have had thus far on our journey with you.

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  127. cb said

    Abrra, you make me happy.

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  128. Abrra said

    Cb #126
    Hahah! I am glad you enjoy my silly side.
    The video that made us all scream was the last seconds of this:

    2:03-2:07 He becomes a shadow. I saw it and screamed , then we replayed it many times so everyone got a chance to scream in the hotel room! Pure fun!

    Abrra

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  129. bebereader said

    Wowsa!! I just watched those last few seconds and yeah, I can see why y’all screamed at that part! So many magic memories out there in youtubeland.

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  130. marlie7 said

    Whoa, so many great pictures (and of those pants!) 🙂

    SF: I’m with you, I love to see David having a normal life, eating in restaurants, being with his friends. Somehow it makes me think he’s happy. Although, I know David is pretty happy when he is on stage, too.

    I was thinking about how lucky we are to be in love with a STAR in this day of youtube. We get to watch performances we would never see if it was just a few years ago when David rose to fame. And it’s also pretty nice that he’s so photogenic 😉

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  131. emmiegirl said

    Keep watching that DST and WOW! His stage presence, his carriage, his confidence and maturity. He looks like he has been on a stage singing rock songs since the day he was born, his performances are mesmerizing. And his sincerity just comes through, regardless of it being a 1200 seat intimate space or a 50,000 seat arena.

    He has had so many things thrown at him the past 2 years, and he just continues to step up to the plate. I would think he has surpassed every expectation Jive had.

    Will be interesting to see how the next album goes, how much control they give David, and if he chooses to stay put. You would imagine there has to be a slew of labels that would be pursuing him.

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  132. cb said

    Marlie and Bebe, It is so true how lucky we are to have youtube and generous people who share their concert time with us. It is really such a shock when we don’t get to see a performance online and waiting for good vids from the Sun Bowl really brought that home. It would be so sad to never see anything that we personally were not at like a few years ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to every one who shares. Oh yes, we are so lucky.

    Abrra Just had to replay that vid a few times. 2:03 -2:07 . . . amazingly cool. I can see why you guys were screaming 🙂

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  133. rapture said

    Hey everyone! Very exciting day with the wedding and the much better DSB videos.

    I spent much of this snowy day viewing and voting over at the TDC awards!

    Such a joy to go down memory lane!

    Dawn you have mail!

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  134. bebereader said

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  135. silverfox said

    Not sure where David is today. He could have gone home today, or he may be going home tomorrow. Anyway, wherever David is tonight, I want him to know how much we love him, how much he is needed in our lives, how much happiness he has given us. I hope I’m right about us not having to wait too long before another tour is announced. Maybe a couple of months. But he may tour overseas, South America or Canada first, which is what I believe David wants to do very soon. In the meantime, thanking our lucky stars for YouTube. 😉

    Good night! For David…

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    CLOAK DAVID IN YOUR PROTECTIVE ARMS AND PLEASE LORD, KEEP DAVID AND HIS VOICE HEALTHY AND STRONG as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always.

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  136. silverfox said

    One more picture of David w/Jackie Castro & friend..

    Good night 😀

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  137. Tawna21 said

    Dawn, great, great thoughts in your article, and I really like your idea of a fanvention! I’m so glad you are feeling better {{hugs}}.

    SF, I seriously like your theory–it gives us something positive to think about. And, thanks for the pix of Jason’s wedding. I was going to do some scouting around for some, but I’m glad I came here first cause you had it all under control and saved me some time. Thnx again.

    Abs. now I can listen to a ‘howl’ that is much more pleasant than the coyotes on the mountain behind my house.

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  138. refnaf said

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  139. djafan said

    Hi all!

    Thank you for the pics SF. I’m also torn between his privacy and my need to see him in natural surroundings. He didn’t seem real keen signing but he looked fine in the picture with the two girls. Maybe he was a little embarrassed by the attention he was getting in front of the group he was with…idk

    SB…the howl the call…I don’t know what to call it but what a wonderful sound.

    Kathy…So it could be the belting out DSB…that’s interesting.

    CB…

    “It is interesting that the recognition or connection we have with other people who “get” David is often so immediate, and how strong theses connections and friendships become. It is quite the phenomenon.”

    This jumped out at me….it is quite interesting how this has happened.

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  140. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica #125…”Then afterwards, he gives the crowd an intense look and a nod, as if to say, “Yeah, I knew that would get ya.”

    Thank you for pointing those seconds out and you are so right 🙂
    One more reason to love that MGR…thanks again Abrra.

    The pictures here and the videos are outstanding…finally they surfaced!

    SB

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  141. stenocruiser said

    refnaf

    Great find — wonderful video of DSB even if we only see his back. At least we can hear David’s beautiful voice and those glory notes without the screaming girls. He is truly amazing!

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  142. SandyBeaches said

    SF #135…Thanks for the good calming thoughts, because we can panic! Whatever he decides to do in the next few months, get out your piggy bank marked David and start dropping in the pennys. You never know where The Voice might be heading to…

    SB

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  143. Angelica said

    Rapture,

    You’ve got mail.

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  144. bebereader said

    Here’s Zero Gravity (back view) courtesy of TheJiMan09

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  145. Angelica said

    Bebe,

    Night owl. Me too. *hoot* Thanks for posting that ZG vid. Nice audio. I love the stampede at the start. Wonder what it would have been like if they had not restricted the mosh to 300, but opened it up to all the ticket holders? 😯

    I made a short mgr. sigh…. You’d think a grown woman would have better things to do with her time. lol. But channeling the energy from my ODD into constructive David-related activity is my therapy while he is having down time. Anyway, we have the day off at work tomorrow as a holiday.

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  146. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica, good morning…Thank you for that last video…So, approximately at the 6, 13, and repeatedly at let’s say the 20 and 27 mark, who does he remind you of looking at the stance?

    Oh yes, oh mama, oh mama…

    SB

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  147. Angelica said

    Good Morning all!

    Yes, SB. The King is dead. Long live the King.

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  148. dawn65 said

    There must have been another squeeing moment that Abrra is referencing. But you should know those ladies were up half the night watching videos. LOL .. The one I witnessed was a little different.

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  149. Angelica said

    Bringing this over. A fan’s perspective on why we are fans cause I think it speaks to this thread and why we feel the way we feel. It’s called, “Something More.” Still trying to locate the name of the author, which was not given.

    http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AeIKF1QmAiaRZGN2dG1mZl8xNGNxa21mcWR2&hl=en

    “Sometimes it can get like a little, like, whoa. Sometimes I’m, like, what is it that people are so interested in? Because I just feel like I’m me. It’s interesting when people take an interest in you and want to talk to you and be around you and get a hug from you and follow you to the shows. It makes me feel like there must be something more that’s involved with this, because it can’t just be me.”

    –David Archuleta, December 2009

    He runs offstage with a jump and a wave, and the moment the house lights come up, your heart drops. It’s over. How can it be over that fast? Weren’t you just chanting his name, jumping up and down, screaming at the top of your lungs while under the impression that he’d acknowledge your scream above anyone else’s? And as you gather up your belongings and scoot out of your row into the aisles, you look around and smile. You know exactly why you’re involved with David Archuleta.

    What is it that people are so interested in? At first speculation, it’s his voice. Let’s look at David as a tree. Funny, yes, but a good analogy. The purity in his voice is the roots of the tree that grow and entangle themselves into the dirt depths of your soul, cleansing it and creating new life and new ties. These are roots that cannot be taken up; the purity will always be there, and unless the tree is physically uprooted, it cannot be moved.

    From the roots, we move to the ground. The solid ground on which the tree stands is his morals and his character. “I just feel like I’m me,” David says. With a firm and unrelenting declaration, he clarifies that while he does not fall into the majority of teenagers his age, he still falls into the category of the average teen—goofy, talkative, excited, and curious. His character, though the surrounding environment may run it dry, though it may flood it with care, though feet may tread all over it, does not give up or cave in. The tree still stands unyielding on his morals and character.

    From the ground, we move to the trunk. The trunk is the strongest part of the tree, the part that keeps the tree upright, keeps it from wilting, falling over, or wavering. The trunk of the tree consists of two ‘f’s’—family and faith. Consistently, frequently, David speaks of his family and how much family means to him. He says home is where the family is. He loves them unconditionally, even though they are probably the average set of siblings and have their quarrels and differences. But then there is his faith. David has placed a steadfast, strong faith in God, and it shines through every pore of his body. The spirit of God just radiates from the passion with which David sings. Need an example? Watch any performance of “Prayer of the Children.” David is a mouthpiece for God’s word. In that particular song, he is pleading for someone, anyone, to hear the prayer of innocent children looking for a better life, a safe home, and someone to help them feel joy again; it is not just his physical being pleading—it is a plea from someone not of this earth. The trunk of a tree upholds the tree. David’s family and faith upholds his life.

    The trunk then gives life to the branches of the tree. These branches represent David’s music and career. Branches of a tree grow; they reach out and stretch to the ends of the earth, eager to grow. Every day, David’s career grows. Every day, there is a new interview, a new review, a new concert, and new information that places David in a more prominent position, a more well-known position, and a respected position. When children climb trees, they climb up the trunk and sit on the branches to see from new heights, to observe from a new vantage point. Inquisitively, people hear of David’s music. They immediately climb the tree, unconcerned with the roots or the trunk, and sit on the branches to hear his music. It’s a breath of fresh air—no screaming, no cursing, good messages… the music is unlike anything they’ve ever heard, and it’s not just from the music itself—it’s the voice. And soon, they begin to look down at the sturdy trunk that is upholding the tree. They slowly climb down the trunk, feeling every groove in the bark, noticing how large and strong the trunk is, and once their feet hit the ground—the solid ground of moral and character—they notice that the roots are dug deep into the ground. Like a chain reaction, they quickly become a frequent visitor to the tree. And then they bring a friend. That friend brings a friend. Soon, it becomes a daily visit full of excitement and wonder with new surprises every day.

    But what makes the tree big and beautiful? What gives the tree its color, its shape, its liveliness? The leaves do. Each leaf is completely different. They may all look similar, but they each have one individual characteristic that makes them special to the tree. Each leave is attached to the same tree; sometimes the leaves touch, sometimes they flutter to the ground and get raked up. But each leaf is a part of the tree. Likewise, each fan is a part of David. No matter how big or how small, we are all significant to David’s career and music. He holds each one of us, but if we want to let go, we let go and fall to the ground. Yet he still appreciates the time you’ve spent with him.

    What’s more, some leaves share a branch in the same way that some fans share a bond. David said: “It makes me feel like there must be something more that’s involved with this, because it can’t just be me.” David is the base of the interest, the root of the interest. Without him, there wouldn’t be new friendships or frequent traveling. Ever since we became fans, we find ourselves traveling all over the United States to places we never thought we’d visit. Those who were previously afraid of flying have braved an airplane just to be surrounded by friends while seeing David’s concert. Friendships formed online turned into lifelong personal friendships—and no, your online friend did not turn out to be an ax murderer. Our families and friends think we’re crazy, but we live in a whole alternate universe. We take off work, we skip school, and we get to the venue by any means possible. We sing loudly, we dance without inhibition, we cry with meaning, we hug like we mean it, and we smile constantly. This is how we know that the interest goes beyond David—the friendships we have formed speak volumes upon how he has affected our lives. We will never be the same. Friends that we’ve met through him will never flutter off of the tree.

    You smile and look around. There are all of your friends, gathering up their belongings too, shaking their heads in disbelief at what they’ve just heard. They run up to you and start talking a million miles per hour about how incredible the show was. You look back to the stage where David was just standing. You know exactly why you’re a fan.

    Thanks to Stenocruiser for supplying the author. It is Kristin’s from FOD’s 18 year old very talented daughter, Kelsey.

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  150. stenocruiser said

    Angelica:

    Brought this over from FOD —

    “Kristin says:
    January 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love the new look here on FOD, especially the blue plaid!

    If anyone is wondering who wrote “SOMETHING MORE” it was my 18 year old daughter, Kelsey. 🙂 “

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  151. djafan said

    Angelica..

    Thank you for bringing that here…that is beautiful…just beautiful. To have touched on every facet that is David and how he has touched us all.

    Steno…

    What a smart and gifted daughter. To be 18 and get David this deep is something. Let her know that she has done a remarkable job, her writing has brought me to tears.

    New slide show by Angelica, upper right

    New vodpod DSB, upper left

    2009 accomplishments along the right sidebar, click on pictures to take you there.

    The billboard live show is still up!

    Don’t forget to preorder “Chords of Strength”, link on left sidebar.

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  152. stenocruiser said

    djafan —

    A misunderstanding perhaps? The writer is not my daughter.
    The 18-year-old talented writer is Kelsey, the daughter of Kristen from FOD.

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  153. djafan said

    Hi Steno..

    Yes a little misunderstanding…thank you.

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  154. bebereader said

    I’d been trying to type a comment for the last few minutes but I have Abs’ Tour CD playing in the background and David is singing “Prayer of the Children”. Guys, he won’t let me think enough to type two words! His voice commands me to sit and listen exclusively with no multi-tasking allowed! Did I mention how I love it?

    Angelica #146 I was fast asleep when you were working on that newest MGR. David is busting out the moves and we’re eating them up, morsel by morsel. BTW, that howl he’s doing doesn’t make it any easier on us.

    Beautiful piece written by Kristen’s daugther! Great comparison…David to a tree. “The purity in his voice is the roots of the tree that grow and entangle themselves into the dirt depths of your soul, cleansing it and creating new life and new ties.”

    Such a profound analogy for an 18 year-old! Kudos!

    I think I’ll go water my plants now. LOL

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  155. Angelica said

    I just clicked on David’s schedule at the top and the next is
    February 3rd!!!! Oh uh uh. 😯 I need to have my people call his people and let them know that’s just not gonna work for me. If only I had some people. Dja, can you make the call? Thaaaaank you.

    @DavidArchie just tweeted – Tengo hambre! What does that mean? Dja?

    I am off today and have stealed Abrra’s spam wand. heehee.

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  156. Angelica said

    He’s hungry! I google fluently.

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  157. djafan said

    bebe…

    I think I’ll go water my plants now. LOL

    funneeeee!!

    Angelica…I’ll make several calls…you got any numbers?

    Tengo hambre, I’m humgry…sorry for the delayed translation was tweeting David…lol

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  158. cb said

    Dawn #148 LOLOL hmmm I have one in mind. nuf said 😉

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  159. Angelica said

    Djafan, Yes!! His number *sshhhh….is 40404. lol! Give him a call and tell him we need to talk about his schedule asap. ummm k?

    cb, nuf said? Is that all you can say? Me and Abrra make MGRs over nuf said. Can you give us a hint?

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  160. djafan said

    I still can’t believe that at least these two amazing moving patriotic performances weren’t televised. Did the network forget we are at war? Why did they not honor the military presences there? Okay done with my rant….enjoy…these videos are nothing but the voice with a gorgeous background.

    National Anthem

    God Bless America

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  161. SandyBeaches said

    #146 then #147…Angelica, was it so easy to see? WOW

    Bebe and dja…do you see the same person?

    Kelsey’s writing is beautiful. I don’t mind being one of the thousands of leaves on the tree of David and like a hardy oak leaf, I stay on all four seasons, being renewed of course.

    SB

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  162. SandyBeaches said

    Djafan…the videos are beautiful and gave me chills…

    SB

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  163. bebereader said

    dja Thanks for those videos of GBA and The National Anthem. I can’t find David! Oh yeah, I see him now! He’s that little dot in the center of the field, the dot whose voice is soaring across the plains and above the mountaintops. Sigh. Have you ever heard patriotic songs sung this way?

    Found this on Youtube:

    by blisskasden

    “Francis Scott Key has waitied almost 200 yesrs to hear his song sung like this. Look at our David, standing on the 50 yard line, in front of tens of thousand of people, and belting out the best dang SSB anyone ever heard. Then, 1 1/2 hrs later, he takes center stage and puts on a butt-kickin’  mini rock coincert at halftime.. All in a day’s work for America’s # 1 star and all around greatest guy.”

    Bliss oh bliss, where are you?

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  164. SandyBeaches said

    Bliss, what a grand comment about David. Bliss has always been one of my favorite writers. The writings of most journalists pale in comparrison to his…

    SB

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  165. dawn65 said

    If someone tells me how to post a video here, I will post the one that made me wonder if those ladies could be heard all over the hotel.. and the exact moment. Once Abrra sees it.. she’ll remember.

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  166. stenocruiser said

    Yes, indeed. Bliss always says it so well — remember when he said:
    “David’s singing is his heart set to music.”
    Beautiful words.

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  167. djafan said

    Bliss does have a way with words when it comes to David. Hope to hear more from him.

    Dawn… Post the url right in your comment. If it gets stuck I’ll unstick it…lol

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  168. djafan said

    A partial close up of Crush.

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  169. dawn65 said

    ok dja.. here it is ..

    The excitement began at the 1:18 mark .. at 1:30.. the room ERUPTED.

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  170. djafan said

    Hey dawn…you did it!

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  171. djafan said

    Lovely…

    My Grandma and the The Rock Star

    http://www.justamomha.com/your-tales/2010/01/my-grandma-and-the-rock-star/

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  172. bebereader said

    Dawn65 #169 Gulp! David was on fire that night! I noticed that all the videos from that set are made of awesomeage. Did you see the headwhip at 2:05? I can uh see why the hotel room erupted. Do they still have fire estinguishers in hotel rooms? *wink*

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  173. Angelica said

    http://song-hits-music.blogspot.com/2010/01/resultados-shmn-music-awards-09.html

    It’s in Spanish but translated it say:

    Best Pop Video
    David Archuleta – Touch My Hand

    Some other people won some other stuff too, but who cares. 😆

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  174. rapture said

    Angelica,

    I got your e-mail and replied. I’m not sure how to get to my profile to change my display name???

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  175. rapture said

    The e-mail I use here when I post (right above this text box) is Larainemorano@aol.com in because it is connected to my fireworks avi. I’m not sure it it is connected to the screen nama “rapture” because I also posted under “rocketdog” with this same avi and e-mail.

    Sorry, still a novice with all this stuff 🙂

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  176. SandyBeaches said

    The following picture may be here already but if not have a look. They are not only handsome and beautiful people, but they have beautiful smiles.

    http://twitpic.com/wor4a

    SB

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  177. bebereader said

    Thanks SB!
    OMGosh!
    What a beautiful picture!

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  178. Angelica said

    Rapture, you’ve got mail.

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  179. rapture said

    Thanks Angelica,

    I just saw the e-mail, made some changes and we’ll see!

    testing…

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  180. rapture said

    oops! Let’s try this again…

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  181. rapture said

    Can’t seem to get this avi under control… trying again

    Please excuse me

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  182. Angelica said

    Rapture, if you are trying to change your avi, it sometimes takes a while to see. Try clearing your cache and rebooting.

    *wanders over to the gravatar store for a little shopping myself*

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  183. silverfox said

    First day back to work after the holidays is NOT fun. And not knowing where and how David is, is also NOT fun. Not that we have to know what he’s up to every minute, but just to know he is feeling well & eating well, especially after he tweets “Tengo hambre”, and that he’s happy wherever he is..that’s really all I would like to know :D.

    OK so it’s more than I NEED to know..so sue me! 😆

    BTW..the photo of David with Jason & his bride Mandy is beautiful! And Boy, the three of them are a prime example of the “worlds most beautiful people”. I can’t understand why people keep saying David is so small..he sure doesn’t look much smaller than Jason. I have never thought of David as “little” or “small” or “tiny”. OK, so he’s not huge, but he’s larger than life to me.

    Good night! And for David who can light up our world with a smile or a simple tweet 😉

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    CLOAK DAVID IN YOUR PROTECTIVE ARMS AND PLEASE LORD, KEEP DAVID AND HIS VOICE HEALTHY AND STRONG as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always

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  184. Abrra said

    Dawn #148

    You were out of the room fro the moment I wrote about. It was in Manchester. I forget who’s room we were in. But 5 of us were squeeing. I think you were downstairs for some reason (/wink)

    Abrra

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  185. rapture said

    Hey Abrra…

    You’ve got mail!

    Dawn and I have started to brainstorm! 🙂

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  186. djafan said

    What picture of beautiful people? I don’t see one…?

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  187. emmegirl said

    “Some other people won some other stuff too, but who cares.”

    This simple statement is so absolutely ludicrously true that it is hysterical! I’ve been laughing since you posted it!

    And that photo of David, Jason and his bride…talk about “the beautiful people.” WOW!

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  188. djafan said

    I saw the beautiful people and the breathtaking stunning young man the brides left.

    Right SF….nothing tiny about David…lol

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  189. bebereader said

    dja #171 Loved the article you sent the link to, “My Grandma and the Rockstar”!! I hope everyone gets to read the article!

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  190. poof said

    Angelica,
    “Some other people won some stuff too, but who cares.”
    You make me laugh outloud,,,,, now I will go to bed smiling. I guess that is the point of all this, isn’t it. night!

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