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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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Pattirae’s Recap From Mentor’s Gala

Posted by pattirae4dja on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

 

Patti and her husband, Delos, with Lupe and David.

Back in mid-summer, when I saw a post on a fansite of a charitable concert and dinner for Mentor’s International my heart started pounding and I began to cry because I felt so blessed.  Please allow me share my story with you.  I live near Ogden Utah, just north of Salt Lake City.  Several weeks ago, my husband’s brother and his wife came to visit us from Arizona.  That Sunday they wanted to go to SLC to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing in their weekly broadcast, “The Spoken Word” at the conference center.  My husband has a cousin, Ron, who not only sings in the Choir but is the Choir’s Special Projects PR person.  Ron knew we were coming that morning and when he came into the audience to visit with us before the performance, he mentioned that he had just arrived home from India.  When we asked why he had been to India he said that he was involved with a charity called Rising Star Outreach.  When I could start breathing once again, and felt like I could utter an intelligent sentence, I calmly asked, “Isn’t that the charity that David Archuleta is involved with?”  He smiled warmly and said “Yes, in fact, David and I will be going to India sometime together early next year.”  He could “read” my interest and began talking with me about David.  Among other things, he mentioned that he had been to Honduras with David—to which I rudely broke in and said, “Last January, with his mom, right?”  Again with a smile, he said yes.  Then he mentioned that David was going to be performing in SLC on October 8th, and would we like tickets?  Gasp! Faint! Stutter! Oh, for sure, I said.  Well, I didn’t hear from him after that and didn’t know whether to call him or not.  It was July, after all, and I felt like I had some time.  But I did feel a little in limbo just hoping he would call and let me know about tickets and when they would be going on sale.

Now for the fun part!!!  My husband is a dentist, and Ron’s wife brought one of their daughters up to see him for a checkup.  My “angel” husband (also a David fan) brought up the subject of David to her because of our conversation with her husband Ron a few weeks earlier.  My husband proceeded to tell her all about my love and admiration for David, about all the concerts, the VIP’s, the fan parties, the hours spent on fan sites, how I still listen to his Christmas album, the numerous book signings, watching his videos, over and over, etc.   He told me that she just kept smiling and saying “really!!!” every time he would mention something else. Then, the most beautiful words ever spoken, spilled from her lips, “I think that Ron and I should make sure that you and Patti sit at our table with David and his mother when he performs at a special dinner and concert here in Salt Lake on Oct. 8th. In fact, I am going to call Ron right now.”  When she mentioned to Ron what her call was about, he said to her, “that’s funny, I am with David’s mother right now!”  So, you can imagine my tears when I saw the post for the first time about the Mentors International event and realized that not only will I be there, but I will be sitting at or near the table with precious, adorable, humble, loving, talented, special human being, David Archuleta.

I awoke the morning of October 8th with “butterflies” in my tummy, and “stars” in my eyes.  My special day with David was finally here.  The day seemed to drag at first and then all of a sudden it was time for my husband and me to head for Salt Lake City.  On the way, hubby was describing every golf shot he had made that day and I was sooo pretending to listen to him.  My stomach was in such a state, and my mind was racing with so many thoughts—how many songs, what songs, how close to the stage?  How close to David will I sit?  How many David friends will I get to see and hug?  Will Ron introduce us to David?  And will I get some pictures with him?

Delos, Lupe, Me, Ron and David

Arriving at the Marriott we immediately ran into so many excited David fans.  I couldn’t possibly name them all but we took pictures and everyone looked beautiful and happy.  Being with so many of the friends that I’ve met because of David was a major highlight of the evening for me.  Janey from Snarky’s told us that she had been in the ballroom for sound check earlier and asked if we wanted to know which songs he would be singing.  I was dying and said yes, of course.  She listed them off for me and I about fainted when she said “Dream Sky High.”  We then picked up our seat assignment for table #20.  Since they told us that David would be sitting at table#19, we guessed correctly that Ron (also a board member of Mentor’s) had reserved two tables and we would be sitting at the table next to David.  The seat that David chose at his table was directly across from me, so I basically stared at him the whole evening (I was pretty stealth though and don’t think he noticed.)   Shortly after David and Lupe sat down, Ron signaled for us to come meet David.  I took David’s hand to shake it (not realizing until after our entire conversation that I was still holding his hand—but he was still holding on to mine too!!) haha.  Among other things, I mentioned to David that I had been to the CD release party in Murray and thanked him for calling in to say hello to everyone.  He smiled his wonderful smile and seemed really happy about it.  I also told him that several fans knew I would be sitting close to him and gave me letters and gifts to give to him.  After my conversation with him, I turned to talk with Lupe (she is breathtakingly beautiful in person) and mentioned to her how special David is to so many people.  My husband talked with David and told him how much he admires him, his talent, his ideals and example.  We both then talked to David and Lupe and told them how thrilled we were that he would be performing with the Choir.  I told him that last year while watching Natalie Cole performing with the Choir, I said to myself that I can’t wait until David is up here someday singing with them.  (I didn’t dream it would be the very next year.)  David and Lupe both seemed thrilled that he had been invited to sing with the Choir, Lupe even looked a little teary-eyed.  I then realized that this was my chance to get pictures.  My husband and I were able to have one taken with David and Lupe, and then Ron and his wife joined in for another one.

The concert began with “Angels” on the keyboard, followed by “Things Are Gonna Get Better.”  His mother then came on the stage and performed two Spanish songs.  The first one was very tender, about family, and when she stepped off the platform and came to our table and reached for her father who was sitting close to me, she started to cry.  They stood together with their arms around each other for several minutes before she stepped back up and finished the song.  Her next song, “Mi Tierra,” was so much fun when she went out into the audience and pulled several people up on stage to dance with her during the song.  David then returned to the stage to sing “Contigo En La Distancia” to which I burst into tears, just couldn’t help myself.  His mother returned to sing a duet with him “A Puro Dolor” with the two of them dancing—you heard me, dancing!  He then brought the house down with his closing remarks and song “Dream Sky High.”

When the concert was over, a huge crowd instantly surrounded David.  Ron was trying to get him out fast, so I quickly gave Ron a bag with all the gifts and letters in it (I had given him notice beforehand) to which he assured me that he personally would give them to David.  Lupe turned around and gave me a hug.  It felt like a warm gratitude hug.  I will never forget how I felt at that moment.  Wow, it was over.  They were quickly gone and the crowd dissipated.  I had waited for this evening since July 25th and it was more glorious than I could have ever imagined.

When we returned home and my husband was downloading the pictures we’d taken, he called me into the room and proceeded to show me the videos he had taken.  WHAT!!!!  I didn’t know he had even taken them!  I didn’t even dream!!!  He said he perched our small camera on a glass and let it roll.  So the angle is not the best…and some are just snippets, but best of all is the full recording of “Dream Sky High.”  I still have to pinch myself that all of this really happened.  But you can well “imagine” I will never forget it.

Videos hubby took.  😉  Enjoy!

Two more snippets

 

 

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113 Responses to “Pattirae’s Recap From Mentor’s Gala”

  1. Nicola said

    Pattirae, this is fantastic. Seeing David perform these songs (and dance!) adds so much. PS, is Delos Greek, by any chance? It’s a Greek name, so I’m wondering! If so, tell him yiasu 😉

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  2. pattirae4dja said

    It IS Greek!!! Apollo was born on the island of Delos. (I think I have that correct.) So happy you love the videos.

    Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

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  3. Nicola said

    Ah! I knew it! My dad is Greek =) And I really really do. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. pattirae4dja said

    #1 Nicola, I just re-read your comment and didn’t realize at first that you were wondering if my husband WAS Greek! No, when his father was in Dental School his best friend was named Delos so they named my husband after this friend. But there IS for sure an island named Delos in Greek mythology.

    I really am still pinching myself that all of this really happened. I was thinking today that none of this would have happened if we hadn’t asked Ron what he’d been up to lately (he is so involved with so many enterprises, charities, the Choir, etc.) and he said he’d “just returned home from India.” Well, the rest is history as they say.

    My love to everyone here.

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  5. FG said

    OHMYHECK pattirae what a story! WOW. the videos too! Gosh he is so amazing. *sigh*

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  6. SandyBeaches said

    Pattirae…

    What a classy night! The picture of the four of you is fabulous, all of you are so good looking!

    Then and it was THEN, I clicked on to the video of David and Lupe’s duet. The dancing! I have felt forever that his dancing will astound us as much as his singing, or nearly, just give it the chance.

    This is so rich and that is the only way to describe it. Thank you to your husband, our newest Ninja, for capturing the most wonderful moments on video. This is the most dancing that we have had the pleasure of seeing. I am in awe of the video, the Spanish singing and the dancing. I seriously have to take some deep breaths…

    SB

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  7. SandyBeaches said

    …and then Pattirae, I listened to ‘Dream Sky High’. Now we know for certain that he will always have big songs and big surpises for us. I just sent them off to a friend who is not a follower yet, this has to clinch it. She is just not familiar with David or was not familiar, I am fixing that!

    SB

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  8. Jane said

    Great article….Been waiting to see if someone video this event…THANK-YOU sooooo much for sharing….You sure can see that David loves his mother….Great songs and he sure has a wonderful smile….He really enjoys what he is doing and I certainly hope he keeps on going….I enjoy him and his singing so much…

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  9. skydancer1x said

    Pattirae…
    absolutely loved reading your story this morning! OMGOSH! The picture of the four of you is
    beautiful.
    (Lupe does look amazing)
    Love being able to see David dancing with his Mom!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful story, and these videos!! WOW!This is great!(And please, tell your husband he is the fan kingdom’s man of the hour!!

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  10. TOfan said

    Pattirae,
    welling up here reading your story, thank you so much for sharing it & thanks to your husband too for taking those precious videos.

    What a special, special night … and the dancing too, wow, just wow.

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  11. MunkFOD said

    Pattirae, This is the best ever! I am so full of emotion I don’t know what to say. thanks so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us. And thanks to your husband for his support and his videos. I am just speechless and and all filled up…tears….and smiles….I have a “David” friend in India…..Hope it is true that David is going there early next year! My friend will be so excited!

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  12. Nina said

    to Pattirae and her wonderful husband:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  13. stenocruiser said

    Pattirae, these videos are beyond precious and priceless, just as David is. Thank you so much for your very special story. Much, much gratitude to your husband — does he even realize how overjoyed he has made David’s fans? Oh my!

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  14. betsy said

    Pattirae, thanks for sharing your story, pictures and video. It’s wonderful. 🙂

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  15. xaris said

    Terrific recap, Pattirae! Thank you and thank your husband for the videos. By the way, you are every bit as gorgeous as Lupe! I love the picture of the four of you.

    Have a good day, everyone!

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  16. djafan said

    Thank you Pattirae and thank your husband for sharing with us your wonderful evening!

    The pictures are b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l, what an opportunity to have been there and so close. Dream Sky High is probably one of my favorite songs of when he was young, I have it on my ipod and because of your ninja husband we all have a David now version, it was heaven to my heart and soul.

    I always knew David could dance and being familiar with this dancing I loved when he put his hand on her waist and led the dancing, the turn, incredible. We will see an increase in fans and the demand for David even more when the spanish album is done and his live performances blow everyone away.

    The Other Side Of Down debuted at #13 on the billboard 200, very very good. Everyone’s sales numbers are down for a slew of reasons so this showing is great. Now the label and new management have to do their job and we his fans will continue to support and promote him, (try not to look to crazed in the process..lol)

    David Archuleta makes his debut on The Billboard 200 this week at No. 13, selling 24,000 copies of his The Other Side of Down album. The latest albums by Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert also made the top 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan, though none of them saw increases to their weekly sales totals.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/10/david-archuleta-sells-24000-in-first-week/1?loc=interstitialskip

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  17. Marylee (North Carolina) said

    Thank you for sharing your lovely/exciting story with us, Pattirae! So happy for you..and thanks a million for the awesome videos! 🙂

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  18. Heidijoy said

    What a beautiful experience!!! Thanks for sharing your story and videos. Loved all of it!

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  19. Pattirae said

    I am in tears right now reading all your sweet comments about the article, the pictures, and the videos. I agree with Skydancer1x, my precious husband is the “fan kingdom’s man of the hour.” I know that he was only thinking of me when he took those videos, knowing it would make me so happy. Little does he know what an impact it now has on the fans to experience just a little of what we were able to experience Friday evening. I can’t wait to show him (when he gets home from work tonight) just how much this means to “everyone.” Thank you for your kind responses. *hugs*

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  20. bebereader said

    Stunning recap, Pattirae, chock full of details! How fortunate for you that everything fell into place, enabling you to attend this event. And how lucky for us that your husband took videos that you were kind enough to share with us.

    Finally, a chance to see David sing Dream Sky High. I don’t know why but I never thought he’d sing this song Live! And the dancing…what your husband caught on tape made an entire fanbase giddy with excitement!

    Thanks again!

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  21. bebereader said

    dja#16 “David Archuleta makes his debut on The Billboard 200 this week at No. 13…”

    That’s 13 out of 200 and not too shabby for someone who was out of the public eye (except our’s) for the last two years! WTG David! 😀

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  22. Jeffr said

    Pattirae, that is one of the nicest stories I’ve read yet. And what a terrific photo of the four of you. So glad you and your husband got to have that experience. Thank you so much for sharing, I always enjoy reading what a positive force David is in everyones lives.

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  23. farida said

    Thank you so much ((( HUGS)))

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  24. SweetOnDA said

    Pattirae, I’m in awe of your recap and, well, just your whole experience. What a choice memory this will be forever. You were in the right place at the right time and as the saying goes, things happen for a reason. I’d say that one of those reasons was for your wonderful husband to get these marvelous video’s and then sharing them with all of us, especially the dancing and “Dream Sky High”. How I’ve been waiting to hear him sing this live. Please tell your husband thank you and give him a big ((((HUG))) from me.

    Lupe and David look like they had a joyous time together. Their relationship is an inspiration and very heartfelt. Having had the opportunity of meeting Lupe, I would agree with you that she is one gracious lady and so proud of your son.

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. Love the pictures too.

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  25. beebee said

    Oh Pattirae (and HUBBY!!) {{{BIG HUG!}}} I can’t thank you enough for sharing your Mentors experience! Between that Contigo, that (OMYHECK!) -> Dream Sky High and alsjfalsdf sdsl;lsdlas fasdlfasldjfasdja DANCING!! Such a treat! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  26. Nan said

    Great recap Patti. I’m so glad you had this special opportunity. It was a very touching evening. Your pictures are great too.

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  27. all said

    huge ton gazillion billion thanks from the very bottom of heart to you and your husband for sharing the experience and videos….most wanted videos…just hope that when david go to india he’ll visiting indonesia too..thank youuuu

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  28. Shawna said

    Patti, this is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! I had the honor of having you share this story with Claudia and I from the beginning and it has been pure joy to watch you anticipating this epic night. I was able to also be there on this special night and I will cherish the memory forever of the whole evening! It was unbelievable in every way.

    I just want to say here, that as you can see Patti and her husband are awesome people, not only from what you see, but they are absolutely beautiful people inside and out. From the second picture of all of them above, you can see that David feels that too about Patti. David, the one who doesn’t like holding hands, let Patti hold on to his hand the whole time she was talking to him here!! She is such a sweet, loving person, and you can’t help but be drawn to her.(And by the way, so is her amazing ninja husband!!) And beleive me, when she tells you she has tears, she does!. We went together to the Utah Fan Event that David called on the day of the CD release and she was so giddy and tearful and happy, and on the way home while listening to “A Good Place” she started tearing up again. I am so thankful that David brought us together as friends and I will be forever grateful to him. Thank you Patti for this article and for being my sweet friend. I have copied it to keep with all of my David stuff. You are an amazing writer and should write more articles here. I loved this and thanks for forwarning me about the vids so I didn’t have a heart attack when I opened this site today. You are the best ever.

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  29. Shawna said

    O, and on another note, I have a little tidbit to share with you from last Sunday at church. The woman who has interviewed David now twice for the Deseret News, lives in my church ward and she knows how much I love David, well everyone does there now!Surprise, surprise!! She stopped me after church was over and told me about doing the last interview. First I had to tell her she was in big trouble for not taking me with her(she told me she would the next time she got to interview him), but she said it was between the two conference sessions a week ago Sunday, and she tried to call our house,but we weren’t home. Anyways, enough details already, she told me about talking to him about not being able to serve a “normal” church mission which she did not add to the article. He explained to her that he would not be able to serve the conventional two year mission cause he needs to honor his contract with Jive, but he feels he is serving a different type of mission by showing people that you can still be yourself and succeed and live your dreams. You can live true to your standards and he feels it is his mission not to ever cave into the pressures of being a celebrity like so many do. That is why he wrote the book, so that he could let people know what he believes and now he knows people know all of that and he can be an example of living true to who you are. He says so many people are watching every move he makes and he needs to just be him and not try to be something he is not. We all know this, but I just thought I would share.
    She now has my cell phone number, so next time she can get a hold of me so I can maybe be the photographer or something or hold her tape recorder or whatever. She was also at the Mentor Gala that night, somehow I missed her, but she got to help accompany David and his mom out of the ballroom at the end of the event. She just loves him too and she gets to speak to him in Spanish cause she is from Columbia, and her English is not too good at all. I have a very hard time understanding her.
    Just thought I would share this with all of you.

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  30. Tawna21 said

    Patti {{{hugs}}} You’re story is amazing! Thank you (x 1,000,000’s) to your sweet husband for the videos. They are great. These will go in my files for sure!

    I e-mailed Mentors with a query about them producing a video that we could purchase, and this is what I got back from Lauren K., the office manager 😦

    “Unfortunately, due to David’s contractual agreement with Sony, we will be unable to upload any video or pictures of him. I apologize for this but we do appreciate your support of Mentors International.”

    So you can see how precious these from your husband are. 🙂

    I can’t wait to see you again.

    Tawna

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  31. bebereader said

    The Voice welcomes three new posters today:

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    to Nan, farida and All!
    We look forward to more comments from you. 😀

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  32. ilovedavid said

    Hi! It’s my 1st time to post here. I discovered the site thru Snarkies. I just want to say that I love reading all the articles and comments here. They always make me smile and sometimes cry tears of joy. Your love for David comes through loud and clear on these pages. 🙂 I love David because his music and his voice have been with me through a lot of experiences – both good and bad. Actually, he’s the only singer I can listen to without wanting to change the music. I can listen to him sing for hours on end. Usually, when I listen to my ipod, I need to mix the songs around because I get tired of just listening to 1 voice. But not with David. I’ve been listening to TOSOD so much that bits and pieces of the songs just suddenly come to mind. MKOP makes me cry because I feel his heart in that song. TOSOD makes me smile and there’s something about his voice in that song. He sings it in a different tone I think which I absolutely love. STR and Parachutes just make me want to dance around my room. Basically, I just love the whole album and wanted to share with other David fans. 🙂

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  33. palmtreephan said

    Pattirae, thank you so much for sharing your story from the Mentors International event. It’s so full of win on so many levels and the videos….well, they speak for themselves. Virtual hugs extended to both you and your wonderful hubby! 🙂

    28/29 Shawna, I very much enjoyed reading your additions, as well!

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  34. bebereader said

    Shawna#29 Sounds exciting that you may one day be involved in David’s next interview with the Deseret News! Hope this comes to pass! Please keep us posted!

    Tawna#30 Too bad about the video. But on behalf of the fanbase, thank you for inquiring. 😀

    Ilovedavid#32
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    to The Voice! We’re so glad you decided to comment and share your thoughts about TOSOD. I agree with you; there’s something about the sound of David’s voice that I never get tired of. Looking forward to more comments from you!

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  35. ilovedavid said

    @Bebereader Thanks for the welcome! 🙂 I just had to share my thoughts already… I’m on David overload!

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  36. Bright Light said

    Pattirae – thanks so much for sharing your recap in such beautiful detail. Thanks a bunch to your husband, too, for the vids!

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  37. silverfox said

    Oh my Falling Stars from Heaven above!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, pattirae & hubby for the treasured videos! I had just about lost hope for a video of David dancing or singing “Dream Sky High” (which btw, was co-written by David’s dad). I could not believe it when I came in to The Voice expecting to see a recap of Angelica’s adventures, but instead I see your recap of the Mentors Gala. And what a story! (David is going to India next year?!). I really enjoyed your recap! Your experience is one so many fans of David could only dream of, so again thank you for sharing. And please tell your hubby how very much we appreciate his “Super-ninja” capability & prowess! I have a feeling David was hoping videos would surface. 😉 😀

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  38. YJfanofdavid said

    Pattirae, Thank you for a fantastic recap complete with exhibits! And thank you Shawna for sharing your story!

    Angelica, Where art thou? 🙂

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  39. emmegirl said

    Gosh, so much to say and not so much time!
    Thanks so much Patti for an amazing recap and we owe your hubby big time for these videos! They are wonderful! I too had given up hope that there were any out there. Good things do come to those who wait!

    David must be excited as heck to be going to India, very happy for him.

    We have to let him know that we would love to see more of that dancing come tour time!

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  40. River said

    OMG Pattirae, I had lost hope that a “dance” video would ever be available.Wow what a treat and the others are fantastic too. Kudos to your hub for doing this for all the OCDD folks out here.
    BTW I just stopped at a Walmart to pick up Bruno Mars album (saw him in August and he is adorable AND talented) and I did not see David’s album on the new release display. After a hunt I found about 6 copies buried in the A file behind C Aguilera. That would not do, so I grabbed a handful and gave him a prominent spot on the New Release shelf. I mean…. come on!!!

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  41. Abrra said

    Pattirae

    Your article is just wonderful. When you told me over the weekend that you had “dance” and Dream Shy High on tape, I was so excited! Isn’t it amazing what we learn because of our love for David’s music? Bravo to you for your new YouTube channel 🙂 You did a fantastic writing job that swept us up and made us feel as if we were at your table.

    Abrra

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  42. emmegirl said

    High-five River!

    In our Target, front and center, New Releases, all the deluxes were sold but there were about 4 of the regular album on shelf.

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  43. silverfox said

    So now we know David loves “lounge clothes”. (sweats maybe..surely not like silk pj’s, although I like both depending on my mood). David…you just gotta love him & his random tweets. at least we know or at least suspect he’s just lounging around in comfy clothes today. 😆

    The Chilean Miners have been rescued! I noticed they all looked clean & most looked like they shaved before coming up to meet their loved ones. They were all smiles but I imagine most of them will have on-going post-tramatic stress issues for a very long time, much like frontline soldiers coming home from war. One can only imagine what they went through. It will be interesting which talk show has the first interview with one or all of the miners. 😉

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  44. SandyBeaches said

    Just a funny little mention I have to make. We all remember the night that David sang “Imagine”. Almost all of the time I write something about him, I use the word imagine and for the moment I remember the song. It seems a little odd, but we all do it when we write about David. Patti’s last sentence once again, ” But you can well ‘imagine’ I will never forget it”. It sometimes spooks me just a little.

    SB

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  45. dakgal said

    Pattirae—From the bottom of my heart, thank you and your husband for sharing your most precious evening with us. It had to be sheer delight to be able to talk and interact with David and his mother. I swear next to my family, he is held the most dear in my heart, that’s just simply how he affects me.

    Shawna–I truly believe that David could have went on a hundred missions, and not have accomplished what he has in these two years, just by being his honest true self. I truly hope he knows and believes how many lives he has affected. Thanks again!

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  46. bebereader said

    Ilovedavid#35 “I’m on David overload!” You’ve come to the right place!

    YJ#38 “Angelica, Where art thou? :)”
    I have a sneaking suspicion that Angelica is writing, although she’s probably tired from last weekend, too.

    River#40 “I found about 6 copies buried in the A file behind C Aguilera. That would not do, so I grabbed a handful and gave him a prominent spot on the New Release shelf.”

    We do what we have to do! I went to my Target yesterday to buy a few more TOSODs. The good news is that they were playing the SBL video! The bad news is that TOSOD was not under “New Releases”. It was instead under ‘Coming Soon’! Are they for real? I told the manager that the cd has been out for a week and watched as he moved all the TOSODs to the proper rack. I then scooped up a few of the regular ones and left four of the deluxes there for someone else.

    Silverfox#43 Huge sigh of relief that all the victims were finally rescued!!

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  47. djafan said

    Welcome to the new posters!!!!!

    Lounge clothes? hahaha only David, but I think SF is right probably sweats and a tshirt.

    Watched the last miner be pulled out, what a miraculous event!

    Sounds like I need to head out to my local Walmart and Target for CD placement duty and to purchase a few for gifting.

    This just adorable, David would love it, hoping it gets to him.

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  48. pamtim said

    Great article, Patti! The whole experience must have been awesome for you! Glad I could be there to see the dancing and to hear Dream Sky High, in particular!!!

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  49. djafan said

    omygoshashley

    David Archuleta will be interviewed here w/in the next 45 minutes http://www.fox13now.com/ (via @DaizdM) 2 minutes ago via web

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  50. bebereader said

    Thanks djafan!
    David is coming on after the next station break!

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  51. emifriend said

    Yea I got to see David’s interview! Thanks ladies for your stealth postings!!

    I had just finished giggling at those two kids singing SBL… that little girl.. wow…she’s got convictions (or something)….

    Pittirae… Thanks for sharing your story and videos here… pure love, the whole evening, the whole story… just what I was looking for here tonight! Looks like the whole thing could not have happened to a nicer person!

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  52. emifriend said

    oops Pattirae… sorry about misspelling your name!

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  53. Angelica said

    Photobucket

    I am well. I thank you for asking. Just relaxing in my lounge clothes which I love very much. A little tired perhaps. I’m on Bachata time.

    Pattirae,

    What an amazing experience you had and thank you so much for sharing it with us! Just goes to show, you should dream sky high cause sometimes dreams really do come true. It must have felt like one being there that night! His performance of Dream Sky High is so passionate and tender and oh, the vocal improvs toward the end! Thank your “angel” husband for bringing us that brilliance. Puro Dolor was pure pain in a good way. Watching him dance with his mom was almost too much for my heart to take. So much love there and you can not help but love them both.

    Djafan,

    That video of those children singing Something Bout Love was too precious! David sure would enjoy that. Maybe someone will send it to him. I hope the girl keeps up her singing. She is really good and so much emo for such a tiny person!

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  54. lessha said

    Pattirae, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I do have to admit how jealous I am though. lol His mother just seems so amazing and full of life. I can definitely see where David gets his glow. You are very lucky to know someone in the Tabernacle Choir. Hopefully he can help get you some tickets for the Christmas concert. I am hoping beyond hope that I get some. Thanks again. Love to hear experiences that the fans have with David.

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  55. bebereader said

    If you missed tonight’s interview:

    credit yanweiz

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  56. djafan said

    Hey Emifriend! Nice to see you!

    Angelica, watching mom and son enjoying the moment is so heartwarming! And the dancing?? What have we been saying all along. I read on the youtube comment of someone who was there that night that she told him that he can’t say he doesn’t know how to dance anymore and he responded by one of his signature laughs. We’re on to him.

    Hi Leesha!

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  57. lessha said

    Hi Djafan! Thanks for posting that video with those adorable kids. Made my night. David really needs to see this.

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  58. djafan said

    Lessha, got your name right this time lol

    I say we start tweeting it to him. 🙂

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  59. lessha said

    Djafan I already did tweet it to him. I think that we all should though that way he will have a better chance of seeing it.

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  60. betsy said

    Dja that video! It’s so cute I can’t take it! What darlings they are.
    Catching up now, about to watch this interview. Boy that was a late one.
    SO EXCITED TO SEE ALL THE NEW POSTERS!!! WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME!!

    Am on David overload myself.
    p.s. Someone at work today said this to me. “You are always so calm and happy, why is that?”
    David was singing Good Place in my head at that moment. I think it’s bonded to my dna or something.
    Life is good, guys. 🙂

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  61. betsy said

    I had to bring this over from Twitter. I think we all feel this way. It’s perfectly expressed.

    “You should listen to ‘My Kind Of Perfect’ Oh dear God. I wanted to like BREAKDOWN it’s so touching.”

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  62. skydancer1x said

    Dja,#47 haha! these kids are just too cute!
    What a week already… David,miners,and minors! there’s just Something ’bout Love !

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  63. refnaf said

    Pattirae…thanks for the wonderful recap!!! Wow, and thank hubby for the vids!! Dream Sky High is so special to me, gah, never thought we would be seeing him sing this!!!

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  64. YJfanofdavid said

    I was able to go to the Q92 “stripped down” concert in Canton because of the kindness of a Cook fan, who had won the radio contest and shared her tix with me. Check out her review of the concert:

    http://iliketoberandom.blogspot.com/2010/10/q92-promo-review-david-archuleta-in.html

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  65. djafan said

    He’s in my neck of woods, hoping real hard for some promo here!!!

    @davidarchie

    I’m going going, back back, to Cali Cali. It’s been a while since I’ve seen you LA traffic. 11 minutes ago via txt

    This from Sarah from Snarkies,

    Is that from a song?? ….It probably is.

    Edit: apparently it’s a Notorious B.I.G. song?! David Archuleta….who even are you!?

    I agree with her, what the heck? David is unreal..love him!!!

    David working on his iphone app…

    credit JRforDA

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  66. Suzy-Q said

    Pattierae, I would like to add my thanks for your lovely story and videos. It was a dream of mine to see him perform this song as an older young man. So, thank you and your husband for making a dream of mine come true. If I could, I would hug you both.

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  67. djafan said

    Hmmmm…..

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  68. pattiNC said

    Pattirae, thank you so much for sharing your story and videos…David sounds amazing singing DSH! So Eman’s tweet…I’m thinking maybe releasing FS as a single…if radio doesn’t play that then I give up, and will be a happy camper listening to my cd! 🙂 and I wonder if David is in Cali for maybe some tv promo?? fingers crossed

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  69. bebereader said

    I really feel for the west coast fans. They haven’t had a show since last Christmas. David’s been traveling extensively but hasn’t made it to the west coast except for work or for a book-signing in Vegas!

    Holding out for all you West Coast fans!

    Signed,

    New Yawker

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  70. djafan said

    FM97 – Backstage with David Archuleta Awwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  71. djafan said

    @davidarchie…Words of Wisdom. I believe him.

    “when people show you who they are, believe them.” 16 minutes ago via txt Retweeted by you and 100+ others

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  72. jennyG_PA said

    Pattirae,
    Your experience also has me in tears! What an amazing time you had with David and his beautiful mother! So many of us only dream of something like that happening to us, and have to come to the sad realization that it probably just won’t ever happen. 😦 But thanks to you and your generous heart of sharing and telling us all in detail what you got to do is so wonderful. I laughed at the part of you sitting at your table discreetly staring at David w/o him noticing!! HAHA You’re a girl after my own heart! I would have done the same exact thing!! *wink* Once you gaze upon that angelic face it’s impossible to look away.

    I could not believe it when I saw on twitter the tweets of videos that had surfaced of David dancing with his mother!!! And then the complete shock of Dream Sky High not to mention the FULL VERSION!!! I have been so moved and inspired by Dream Sky High time and time again! I thought I would never hear him sing it live. I am SO THANKFUL to you and your stealth husband! You both are bright lights yourselves and I think it’s so wonderful that you both share admiration for David!

    Now, where do we sign up to go on that mission trip with Ron and David???!!!! I’ll be the first!

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  73. bluesky said

    Most dear and lovely people:

    I am coming back from a very interesting experience with doctors and surgery and… would you believe staples?

    (Well actually, I asked the the nurse if she would please count the staples before she took them out cause I wanted to be able to tell my grandkids how many “body piercings” I have had. The number was 47. *_* )

    Through it all I have tried to peek in here as I could and get my foggy brain and emotions to wrap around all the love you all share and all the service you give in support of “goodness”, talent, light and DA.

    I just want to say “Thank You” for being here and being who you are.
    Just thanks, thankfulness, thanksgiving, appreciation, gratitude, gladness, heartwarming hugs, acknowledgement, best wishes for continuing good fortune and respect and love and much abundance of shared inspiration.

    That’s all.

    (It’s a bluesky-high.)

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  74. Abrra said

    Bluesky!

    So glad you are on the mend. Stay strong!

    **HUGS**

    Abrra

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  75. djafan said

    Bluesky, sure have missed your comments!!!

    47??? Wow that’s quite a number. Praying for you and a quick recovery.

    ((((((It’s a bluesky-high.)))))))))

    🙂

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  76. djafan said

    From NanDeeAy regarding MOTAB tickets

    1. Everyone will be able to see David sing 2-3 songs on TV on Sunday, Dec
    19 on the program “Music and the Spoken Word.” They always invite the guest
    artist to be part of this program. Those who are in attendance at the
    Conference Center during this broadcast will be able to stay after the
    broadcast and listen to him sing a few more songs. At least that is the way
    it has always been done in the past.

    2. If there are fans who won’t be able to come to Salt Lake City for any of
    the concerts, they can still apply for tickets. If they get tickets, they
    could give them to other fans who can attend but didn’t get tickets. In
    other words, the tickets are transferable. You can apply for 4 tickets per
    household. You can also rank your preference on which concerts you wish to
    attend.

    The link to apply on-line or over the phone is:
    http://lds.org/events/info/0,8197,726-1-767,00.html

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  77. bebereader said

    JennyG_PA #72

    Welcome to The Voice! We met at Bookends back in June. So glad to see you here!

    {{{Bluesky}}}#73

    Wishing you a quick and easy recovery. Been missing you and your comments!

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  78. Angelica said

    Bluesky,

    So sorry to hear you had to have surgery. Hope you are recovering well and please know we love you and are keeping you in our prayers.

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  79. Heidijoy said

    Good to hear you are healing enough to let us know what’s up. 47 piercings!! Ouch!! Hope you have a successful recovery. Hope you have lots of David music for healing. Prayers and blessings are sent to you.

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  80. betsy said

    Bluesky,
    Be well. Be strong. You are missed here.

    Betsy

    p.s. body piercings ftw. 🙂

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  81. Heidijoy said

    oops! Bluesky #79 is for you.

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  82. Pattirae said

    #72 JennyG_PA

    I’m pretty sure that we are kindred spirits! I just loved everything you said so much. Thank you for your compliments on the article and you are certainly right, my husband was “stealth” all right!!

    Also, I WAS wondering who was going to India with Ron, David, and me—I think you should sign up for sure!!!

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  83. Tawna21 said

    Bluesky~~ {{{hugs}}} and lots of well wishes for a speedy recovery. I’ve wondered where you have been. Take care.

    Patti you should find out if they need volunteers to go on this trip to India. We could turn it into a real humanitarian project with the amount of volunteers just this fansite could come up with!!
    Once again, I loved your re-cap and the videos.

    Tawna

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  84. Abrra said

    Good morning! I did a little bit of picture mining. I found a treasure trove of images from the Q92 radio performance.

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    Credit IceCreamKPie’s photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43329375@N07 to see all

    Abrra

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  85. djafan said

    Abrra! What beautiful pictures!!!

    Great Video from momjulee!

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  86. Abrra said

    WOW! Way to have her finger on the pulse!

    Thx Djafan!

    Abrra

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  87. Jeffr said

    #73 Bluesky,

    Best wishes and prayers to you for a speedy recovery. It occurred to me after reading Jennys post that we also met at Bookends. All the best to you!

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  88. AlmostaCowgirl said

    Patti! That was soooo awesome! You’ve been waiting for that day to come for a long time. You are so lucky to have been able to have that opportunity.

    Stacy

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  89. ilovedavid said

    I’m speechless from the pics in #84… I look at them & I have to stop because my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. 😀

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  90. bluesky said

    #84 Abrra

    I bet when you were a kid you loved ‘picture books’. (Me, too.)
    You have a talent for making it easy to while-away the time.
    ^_^

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  91. SweetOnDA said

    Bluesky, praying for a speedy recover.

    #84, those are some lovely pics 🙂

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  92. Abrra said

    #88
    AlmostaCowgirl

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    Thank you for comimg to post here at the Voice! Hope you bookmark the site and come back often to participate. 🙂

    Bluesky #90

    I was a big fan of comic books and MAD LOL
    Abrra

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  93. bebereader said

    Abrra#84 Those pics! Just wow!

    Here’s the long-awaited alloy tv interview “21 Questions With David Archuleta””

    http://www.alloytv.com/21questions/21-questions-with-david-archuleta/

    OMGosh! His voice during this interview is…is…..well, you’ll have to hear it for yourself! ***spazz***

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  94. ilovedavid said

    @bebereader thanks for sharing… I loved his laugh when he saw the math question and his answer about Thai food… well I loved the entire interview but those were my favorites 🙂

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  95. bebereader said

    Ilovedavid#94

    I forgot to mention that laugh! The whole interview was so full of win! He liked the finale! “Girl Next Door”! haha

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  96. ilovedavid said

    @bebereader Yeah… I knew he would say that. And this just proves to me how he finds joy in the simplest things. He’s so enchanting to watch because he glows and you come away with a light and fluffy feeling. Haha 🙂

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  97. ilovedavid said

    Forgot this earlier… I wish he sung his fave line instead of just saying it… but that might be too much for us fans already hahaha 🙂

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  98. djafan said

    Love the 21 questions even though we his die hard fans know the answers.

    Ilovedavid, That would have made my year! Love that song!

    David will be on MTV tomorrow!

    We’ve got @DavidArchie on tomorrow’s 10 on Top at 11:30am on MTV. He’s our idol.

    http://www.mtv.com/shows/10_on_top/series.jhtml

    David is at Disneyland, so close and yet so far!!!

    Celebrity sitting @Disneyland, David Archuletta. I was a fan girl and got a photo with him.

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  99. Abrra said

    Not until the 2nd time I watched, did I notice the scrawl of fav singer’s names under his face. Haha! That VOICE is very mesmerizing.

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    David with Kendra ( I miss her )

    Abrra

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  100. djafan said

    @BigChampagne

    With a brand new album, David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) debuts halfway up http://www.ultimatechart.com/#/artists?page=7 “The Other Side of Down,” indeed.
    8 minutes ago via web

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  101. djafan said

    Tour 2010????? Nice picture!

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  102. djafan said

    Oh no!!!!

    @DavidArchie

    At Disneyland! Stuck on one of the rides lol. But been having a great time with the fam!
    2 minutes ago via txt

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  103. archiesfan4life said

    Bluesky – hope you are feeling better – my prayers are with you. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

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  104. djafan said

    David sightings!

    ThorXD

    Just saw David Archuleta in line for splash mountain! I’ll wait until I get off the ride 2 meet him X^D.

    ThorXD

    Oh christie and Kaitie don’t want 2 bother him! Plz gosh, I just want 1 pic!! 5 minutes ago via txt

    daveyeaves

    Hanging out at Disneyland for a little bit with @DavidArchie and his Fam. Can you say a good time!?

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  105. skydancer1x said

    Oh My! wonder what ride David is stuck on!? At least he is having fun with family! TGIF David!

    Abrra, thanks for posting all the sweet pictures..the 11 at #84….ahh, a treasure trove indeed!
    David is sooo easy on the eyes. the one of him and Kendra, geez, he is just so dang cute!!
    (does his shirt look big to you?looks like a lot of material in the sleeve! )
    Don’t mind me. Just caught my eye for some reason.I LOVE David in black and white clothes.

    Djafan, looking at that chart, I don’t really understand what it means but Davids numbers(+245) is way up there on his graph, where so many others are almost flat lined on theirs(?)so whoa! Gotta be good, definitely the other side of down!

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  106. bebereader said

    Love those tour tshirts!
    So, the tour is happening.
    All we need are dates!

    David on MTV tomorrow!
    So excited!
    Was waiting for this to happen!

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    Skydancer#105 I’m not familiar with the Ultimate Chart either but up 240 points sounds good to me.

    Here’s a little more about the Ultimate Chart:

    “How did we reach the Ultimate?

    By standing on the shoulders of giants. The Ultimate Chart is an unprecedented aggregation of timely, relevant metrics and a product of our friends’ and partners’ hard work and well-deserved success. We analyze and integrate information about music everywhere — from Amazon and iTunes and YouTube and VEVO and Pandora and Clear Channel and Myspace and Facebook and Yahoo and AOL and many, many others.

    How do we put it all together?

    The Ultimate Chart is a chart for the 21st century, based on a scalable technology platform developed over more than ten years. We collect billions of points of data, online and off. Our machines are very clever but our analysts are too. Real people grade the computers’ work to ensure accuracy. We collect more relevant information from more sources than anyone ever has, by our count.

    But don’t worry. We’re not taking a day off. The Ultimate 100 is just the beginning. Stay tuned.”

    http://www.ultimatechart.com/#/artists?page=7

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  107. bebereader said

    21-Question Alloy TV Interview! on youtube!

    credit JRforDA

    JR always comes through for us! 😀

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  108. skydancer1x said

    celebrity crush? “how can you have a crush on someone that you don’t know?”
    Oh David…it is possible. we’re all pretty sweet on you, don’t ‘cha know?! We absolutely love you, just because you’re….you! Is that a crush? hmmm maybe…

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  109. bebereader said

    Anyone up for a chat?

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

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  110. Gayle122890 said

    Abrra! Those pictures…My heart is pounding with HAPPY! 🙂

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  111. bluesky said

    A DA Season

    In Chinese 5-element theory the “earth” symbol stands for late summer: abundance.
    People feel grounded, experience gratitude. Full harvest is everywhere. The social aspect is to be connected, to experience giving and receiving in abundance.

    The sound the Chinese associate with this season is “singing”.

    Some people have a gift that makes it easy for them to give. They experience great joy in the act of sharing. Others can receive. They are able to absorb from the abundance of goodness around them and look with an open, kind and appreciative eye towards others, to “receive” from life, to be fed and sustained by its fullness.

    I believe DA shows both of these abilities in… (well), abundance.

    Times this by his yearning towards God.

    So that when I hear him sing “Dream Sky High” (blessings on Mr. Pattirae forever), I feel as though DA has, through his own conscious, dynamic and inimitable willingness, opened a conduit through himself to me.

    A conduit through which I hear the combined chorus of: my conscience (Jiminy Cricket), the throng of guardian angles assigned to me (my father insists it would take much more than just one), my own three Spirits of Christmas (past, present and future), the ‘wise child’ within who waits for me to listen and… the eye of heaven.

    Bless you, DA for your willingness to both give and receive!
    Bless you for your song.

    Though at times I have to shade my eyes, it scours my soul with light.

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  112. jackryan4DA said

    Happy weekend everyone!

    I dunno if this has been posted but if there is any doubt how David is sooo loved here in my corner of the world, see this –

    Young stars singing & dancing to a medley of SBL & Elevator

    Please excuse the poor kids for murdering the songs — IT’S THE THOUGHT & EFFORT (?) THAT COUNTS, ok? LOL

    ps: I don’t know the program cos I practically don’t watch TV for some time now.

    ps2: Goes back to read article now

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  113. jackryan4DA said

    Snowanglez posted a link to EMBE’s interpretation of MKOP. BTW, I had problems playing the downloaded file from the link above. It was just coming up at 326kb… probably the format.

    So I converted it and uploaded it to another link, hope you guys don’t mind:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?8cqa1m0r1df7dd5

    EMBE – you should submit this to David. Dang! Too bad the myspace contest thingy is not available in your parts.

    Perhaps those of you in the US can still submit it on her behalf? Is it still on?

    Love it EMBE! 🙂

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