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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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Beach Party Archuleta Style~ PattiNC’s Recap

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Hi everyone…thought I’d give you my thoughts on a few of the songs from his set.  First let me tell you a little bit about myself as a fan. I’ve been a fan since AI, though didn’t get crazy into him until towards the end.  I’ve seen him on the AI tour, Richmond solo tour, one stop w/ Demi, and CFTH in Baltimore (w/ VIP)..I consider myself a closet DA fan for the most part, and keep my squeeing mainly amongst other DA fans.  I don’t do Twitter except to get his tweets…so I know nothing except what I read on a couple of fan sites.  I love David for his voice, his interpretation of songs, and for the person he is.  I expect nothing from him, except his lovely voice, which brings me peace.  🙂

So here we gooo…

  • STR   one of my favorites on TOSOD, and was super excited to hear it live…and he KILLED it…love his angry song..great (unexpected opening song)  I’m sure some people in the audience who had never heard him (live or otherwise) just said “WTH??”
  • TOSOD    got to hear the “HUH” in person!!
  • ALTNOY   such a vocally difficult song, yet he nails it every time!
  • EWTRTW   wow, totally didn’t expect this..and his explanation in the beginning was truly telling about where he’s at now.  I really listened to the words as only he could interpret, and it was pretty powerful.  If that wasn’t a message song, I don’t know what is.  Love it…not much else to say…the ending is just amazing…WHY DON’T PEOPLE GET HIM??????
  • SBL   Slower paced, slightly different vibe…I really like this song, and enjoyed hearing it live
  • GGTT   Was pretty excited he sang this…loved it, his vocals were divine!!  perfect for the band introductions/solos…some super talented young men in this band!
  • MH    killed it, killed it, killed it…always love the ending
  • BB    as soon as he said Paul McCartney I was excited…as soon as he started singing, I was stunned…his voice was like buttah!  Love his lower register…and seriously his humming is better than most people’s singing!  He really makes me listen to the words like I’ve never done before.  The band’s instrumentation in this was beautiful!
  • FS       G O R G E O U S!!!
  • WFM   Oh how I’ve missed you “live”..one of his best..only way to top it off would’ve been for him to add that little somethin’ somethin’ from Reno 🙂
  • Complain  I love this song…the guitar in it is amazing…and his vocals are crazy good…that note at the end=GAH!!  His vocals were so strong, even though it was his 14th song!  With NO water breaks!!
  • ELEV    fun song, with audience participation
  • Crush   His first born…..soooooo goooood liiiiiive

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David sounded amazing, not sure what else to say…so good to see him back singing a whole set, I think he needed it as much as us.  It was worth sitting in the sun from 10:30…thankfully I’m from the beach, so I already had a tan, so didn’t get burnt….not so much for some of the other fans.  It looked like a pretty good crowd…I tried to look to see how far back people were, but I’m only 5’, so my range isn’t very good!

All in all it was a magical evening..worth having to deal with so much T & A walking/riding around MB..it was quite an interesting social experience!!  LOL

It was fun to finally meet SF and her sister, and SB…thanks for the chips, dip, and water!  and the chair 🙂 David has the best fans! (I spy part of myself in SB’s pic)  Met some other familiar names, and it’s so funny to watch them all reunite and hug each other!

If this is the direction David is heading, then I’m standing in line for this ride!

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136 Responses to “Beach Party Archuleta Style~ PattiNC’s Recap”

  1. Fiona said

    Great recap, PattiNC, thanks so much! Glad you had such a great time!

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  2. Abrra said

    Patti
    Thanks for the recap. I liked your song reviews 🙂 Nice to know that fans take good care of each other. !

    Abrra

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  3. skydancer1x said

    YEA! another recap! Thanks PattiNC.love that you wrote about each song!

    I am sure David loved seeing familiar faces in the crowd, and also happy so many people were there to maybe hear him live for the first time…?
    We know that all it takes is to attend one LIVE concert of David’s, and you will be smitten forever : )

    SF and SB♥

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  4. Jan said

    A really good recap, Patti. I’d love to hear “huh” in person someday..love it when he adds that to TOSOD! Maybe sometime later this year…hope, hope!

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  5. Abrra said

    In the Voice mailbag were some nice screen caps! Thanks, Andrea!

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    “screen pictures that i make from the interview in myrtle beach
    i hope they get uploaded on the voice and you like it”

    Andrea Varon

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  6. skydancer1x said

    5.Andrea. “screen pictures that i make from the interview in myrtle beach
    i hope they get uploaded on the voice and you like it”

    uh huh!!:))Gulp!

    thanks Abrra. almost spit out my coffee. dang!

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  7. Suzy-Q said

    Thanks, Patti. I love these kind of recaps on all of the songs. Good job! Did the weather get any cooler as David was performing?
    I have never seen David interact with a band like he does with this one. They were one in their performance.

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  8. Marylee said

    Loved your recap Patti & it was so great to see you at Myrtle Beach..it’s been a while…CFTH/Baltimore ~another memory!

    Those screencaps from his MB interview ~ who looks like that? No one that I know of except David Archuleta..one in a million! 🙂

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  9. bebereader said

    Patti,

    Thank you for the recap! Fans love reading detailed recaps, especially one that outlines each song that was performed. You said that David’s vocals were so strong even without water breaks. To us, on the other side of the youtube screen David’s voice sounded stronger than ever and richer and deeper too.

    I have yet to hear any of the songs from TOSOD performed live, except for “Something ‘Bout Love” at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium last summer. So to me and so many others out there, the videos are a treasure!

    Andrea, Amazingly clear screencaps. Thank you!

    David’s tweet today:

    Meeting with some more people today here in Nashville. 1 hour ago

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  10. SandyBeaches said

    PattiNC, I actually forgot that it was a ‘beach party’ and of the very best kind. The chips and dip did taste so good with several hours more to wait…

    Your recap of each song is good for the memories that we need to keep, when we know that it may be a long time before another full concert (not saying tour which is a tall order). Some fans have not seen David since Christmas 2009 and for others it is longer.

    It was great to meet you and to see so many other familiar faces. Your field chair is now a souvenir!

    SB

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  11. bebereader said

    From Twitter:

    It’s official @DavidArchie is signing this Sat. June 4, 1-2:30pm, BYU Campus for the @utahfestofbooks Come to this free festival! 6:42 PM May 31st via web

    http://utahfestivalofbooks.com/

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  12. ray said

    hello all,this is some ones lucky day,me in good mood,i have some things to give away,!davids unopened debut album,kmart edition with poster,and no 2 a cos,paper backed editon,,restrictons apply,must not have one and no way of getting one,meaning not ava.where you are,2 devoted fan of david,

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  13. Abrra said

    Ray
    That is a kind offer indeed! Anyone who wants to take Ray up on his offer can send and email to thevoiceda@gmail.com and we will forward your request to Ray.

    Abrra

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  14. Abrra said

    Can’t help myself. Watched 8throwcenter EBWTRTW had to do it!

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    Whew 😉

    Abrra

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  15. skydancer1x said

    PattiNC,rereading your recap.
    this
    “GGTT Was pretty excited he sang this…loved it, his vocals were divine!! perfect for the band introductions/solos…some super talented young men in this band!”

    I have been hooked on this song,ever since David first performed it in Nashville! So glad he put it in his set for MB. Shows off David’s vocal genius and the band’s mad skills,and love to watch Davids hands and arms and the way he gets into this song.

    was thinking about the beach just now…wonder if David ever goes swimming? (I know I know, what the random?)just curious. Beaches in LA? hotel pools? haha sorry can’t stop.
    This time of year I start thinking about swimming in cool, clear, water,like today when its 98 here.
    Abrra, again,those pics.not helping the heat situation.

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  16. djafan said

    Tweets from other interesting people spending time with David today.

    dejanovas Jason Halbert
    Breakfast w @davidarchie … What an awesome guy …

    Jason Halbert, Music Director/Keyboardist for Kelly Clarkson

    Since being selected in 2003 by American Idol judge Randy Jackson to act as music director for Kelly Clarkson and other Idol winners, Halbert has toured with Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys, Paulina Rubio, Clay Aiken, and Reba McEntire, to name just a few.

    http://www.berkleemusic.com/welcome/jason-halbert?pid=2645

    http://www.m-audio.com/news/en_us-24.html

    Then this guy.

    RossDAsher

    Good to see @Philliplarue @jesscatesmusic @trentdabbs @DavidArchie @HummingHouse @jeremybose today.

    Ross Asher

    Location – Greater Nashville Area
    Industry – Entertainment

    Experienced in areas of music publishing, artist management, marketing.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ross-asher/23/4ab/930

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  17. betsy said

    Awwww Patti, LOVED your recap. Thanks for the song breakdowns. And you are funny. 🙂
    “Interesting social experiences”, lol.
    If I had gone I probably would have ended up with a henna tattoo of Crush ♥. 🙂
    Ok, I haven’t heard EWTRTW today. (well, since 5 a.m.)Off I go.
    Oh, and Sky? I remember an interview with David a long time ago where he said he didn’t like to hang out in the hotel pools.
    But that was almost 3 years ago, so who knows. He’s one big surprise after another. 😉

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  18. bebereader said

    Oh Betsy, that’s so true “He’s one big surprise after another.”

    Here are some more pics from MB from the Myrtle Beach South Carolina Facebook page.

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    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153429288059820.37949.123537981048951

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  19. Dakgal said

    Helloooooo!! Sending out an SOS! Sending out an SOS!

    Off topic — but I need to be saved–my WHOLE ( count’em 20 )
    family is going to be here tomorrow–that’s 8 adults and
    12 G’kids and a partridge in a pear tree! 😯 #1 son who is Air Force is coming home and the rest just follow. I’ve been so busy working up an ulcer , that I haven’t had time to keep up with my cyber family or my “singing” grandson. Soooo 6 doz. cookies and several salads-BBQ’s-cake and various other delicacies later—I’M POOPED!!!!! 😡

    So with my last breath I will thank PattiNC-SB-SF-Hooked for their re-caps and abs and andrea for the ( ahem) enticement to keep me here on the computer—no can do–DANG.

    See ya all next week–unless I can sneak into chat 🙂

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  20. Tawna21 said

    Patti, what a great recap of the songs that David sang. 🙂 I’m so glad that you did this song breakdown. I’ll bet there was all kinds of ‘beach entertainment’ happening. I’d just like to get somewhere where the temp is above 70 degrees for more than two days in a row. Utah is in some kind of Mother Nature’s revenge–along with the tornado states.

    Andrea and Abrra!! whatch you two doin’??!! Those screen caps are enough to take one’s knees out from under them! Do I detect a little bit of sunburn on David’s cheeks and nose? Lookin’ preeettty healthy and glowing—he does anyway, but with the pink sun-kist face…well, ’nuff said. 🙂

    Dak- all I can say is hang on and hang in for the ride tomorrow…it could be a wild one. Keep those other adults working with you–you may be G’ma, but they are the parents (ya know what I mean?). Have fun with your family–it’ll all work out. ♥♥

    dja–those guys sound pretty important. It puts my brain into a real pondering mode about what is happening behind the closed doors in David’s life. It’s exciting to me. Good times are coming. ♪♥♫♪

    Tawna

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  21. betsy said

    I like the pictures in #5, #14, and #18. 🙂
    *showing restraint*
    *proud*

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  22. djafan said

    Pattinc, thank you for the song by song recap. I love the details of what David does and how the audience responds.

    “I love David for his voice, his interpretation of songs, and for the person he is. I expect nothing from him, except his lovely voice, which brings me peace. 🙂 ”

    Beautifully said ♥

    When you think you’ve heard enough of A Thousand Miles we get this awesome video from the people that interviewed David…ahhhhh. Credit TV33south

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  23. djafan said

    Tawna, it’s getting more interesting with each tweet.

    @RyanNAnderson

    To add to today’s excitement, was leaving EMI today and David Archuleta was standing in the lobby. Gave him the nod. #internlife

    Ryan Anderson’s Bio ~ President of Uproar Records & Music Marketing major at Baylor University. Passionate about goldfish, popsicles, $5 dollar movie bins, and Come to Jesus moments.

    EMI

    EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, home to some of the most successful and best known recording artists.

    Through our own companies and network of licensees, we are able to serve our artists, consumers and partners all over the world.

    Go read, very very interesting.

    http://www.emimusic.com/about/

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  24. Heidijoy said

    Enjoyed the song by song review of the Beach Party, Patti. Thanks for sharing.

    Excited about some of the tweet info DJ!! Everybody enjoys meeting David!

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  25. Silverfox said

    PattiNC,

    It was such a pleasure to meet you in MB! Your song-by-song review of David’s very special MB performance was so right on!! And about the chair, you are so welcome. Actually, I should thank you! And like SB said, think of it like a souvenir from David’s debut with THE BAND. 😉

    It’s been said David, with his beautiful & very photogenic looks, can be a model “if this music thing doesn’t work out”. That statement has been repeated a thousand times but the older he gets the truer it is. The photos on this thread is further proof of that. Of course, I’m glad the music thing is working out…his way.

    Admins…speaking of photos, how about some newer, more recent photos of David on the side bar? I know Djafan wishes she could fit every single photo of David on the side bar…if only.
    Just a suggestion. 😆

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  26. Abrra said

    I liked this so much!

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    credit: Suttygal from FOD

    Abrra

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  27. SandyBeaches said

    #23 Djafan tweets…Those tweets really took my attention enough to read them again and then once more. I like the visualization that it created!

    SB

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  28. FG said

    Well, well, well. I have not been around cuz I have been stunned into silence by the Myrtle Beach performance! Thank you so much to everyone that shared the details of their trip! He is so amazingly talented. The new band is spectacular. I am over the moon! Tears for Fears for the win!!! I am giddy. Borderline obnoxiously giddy! LOL!

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  29. emmegirl said

    PattiNC, thanks for the terrific playbyplay and “and seriously his humming is better than most people’s singing!”, LOL!

    Love the tweets. Our man is busy. Taking care of business. “Gave him the nod”, lol!

    Betsy, #5, 14, 18…enjoying them immensely as well and will follow your example. 🙂

    And Abrra, 8throwcenters EWTRTW…a thing of beauty. Her videos are stunning.

    *when he sings “tu-u-u-rnin'” in the second line of that song – my insides turn to jelly every time.

    **have we ever seen such a relaxed and complete look of joy and peace on his face before.

    ***I know he says “here we go” often, but I’m kinda crazy about the one before EWTRTW.

    SF, liking the suggestion about the sidebar pics.

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  30. Angelica said

    PattiNC,

    Love this fun recap and all the little bits of info about the interesting “social experience” MB was during a biker rally. 😆 Also the meeting and sharing chips and dip with SF, SB and Hooked. Love your pithy, spot-on review of all the songs too. He is so wonderful in a live concert and even through videos you could feel just how happy he was to be on stage again. Must have been awesome to receive that emotion from him in a live setting. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. ram said

    #26 The shadow of his eyelashes on his cheekbone. He’s a real guy … right?

    His voice sends me out of this world. I can’t really see how he is real …”will follow wherever he leads me” – Let the voice lead the way. It is a free fallin’ journey. Life is hard to predict but with David
    I feel it will all be worth it!

    #23 Dja These tweets are so very very interesting!

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  32. bebereader said

    Dak,

    I dare you to stay away until next week! At the very least, come to chat on Saturday night. And while you’re at it, have fun with your family, too!

    Silverfox,

    Good idea about the recent pics. I think it can be arranged. 😉

    Most people think Nashville is only about country music but not so true. It’s the Songwriter’s Capitol of the World for all types of music. Lots of important business goes on there too. Whatever David is involved in, wishing him the best of luck!

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  33. emmegirl said

    Ram, “His voice sends me out of this world. I can’t really see how he is real …”will follow wherever he leads me” – Let the voice lead the way. It is a free fallin’ journey.”

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  34. xaris said

    Hi Everyone!

    I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their videos and recaps of MB. At least I have moved out of the Crazy vortex, even if I am firmly stuck now in the Every Blackbird Wants to Get Through This vortex.

    Emme
    “when he sings “tu-u-u-rnin’” in the second line of that song – my insides turn to jelly every time.” Uh-huh. Not to mention his expression there, too.

    PattiNC
    “He really makes me listen to the words like I’ve never done before.” I know what you mean. I must have heard EWTRTW 900 times in my youth, but I couldn’t repeat a line of the lyrics. After one listen when David sings, phrases absolutely stick in my head-“It’s my own design, It’s my own remorse…Help me make the most of freedom and of pleasure.” Fortunately, they stick there with his voice singing them, so I’m not complaining. I have never known anyone who can sing that expressively. Of course, I’ve also stared at his gorgeous face on so many videos, I have probably taught myself to lip read–maybe that helps me remember the lyrics, too.

    Speaking of his gorgeous face, Abrra, why don’t you go ahead and fling out some more NICE, BIG SCREENCAPS without warning labels-LOL! Have mercy, he did not look twelve in the TV33 interview.

    Cheers to all!

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  35. Abrra said

    Xaris

    That wouldn’t be any FUN 🙂

    Abrra

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  36. Tawna21 said

    bebe—>’Most people think Nashville is only about country music but not so true. It’s the Songwriter’s Capitol of the World for all types of music. Lots of important business goes on there too. Whatever David is involved in, wishing him the best of luck!’

    perfect! I’m right there with you on this!!

    Off to pack for a weekend trip to my daughter’s place–she and her kids are David fans…makes it nice. 🙂 cyl

    Tawna

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  37. djafan said

    NO WORDS…

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  38. Gayle122890 said

    # 26: OMGosh Abrra! Talk about being stunned!! You went straight for the heart!

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  39. betsy said

    # 37 Dja …………….I can’t/

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  40. betsy said

    That picture goes beyond beautiful.

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  41. skydancer1x said

    christophercolumbusandalltheshipsatsea!*&#!!*(%$$&*^&*!!

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  42. betsy said

    Skydancer, I concur.
    I feel like we should wake everybody up for this. 🙂

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  43. Abrra said

    Betsy you are beggin’ for this!

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    Abrra

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  44. djafan said

    I’M W I D E AWAKE O-O 🙂

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  45. Jan said

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. betsy said

    I have just deleted everything I tried to write. Three times.
    It just sounds wrong. 🙂
    Dja, I am holding you responsible. Where on earth did you find that?

    Abs, I don’t think I can spam anymore. Not from the floor anyway.

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  47. djafan said

    Betsy,

    I found on twitter by MyMyrtleBeach… You like? 🙂

    http://ow.ly/i/cnTT

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  48. skydancer1x said

    I am going to have to sleep on my side tonight. I believe I am growing a fin.

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  49. djafan said

    hahahahahahahahaha

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  50. bebereader said

    Sleep? Who can sleep now? haha

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  51. pattiNC said

    Good morning! Was crazy busy yesterday and didn’t get to post anything! Thank you so much for posting my re-cap(and all the nice comments) of one of the greatest evenings of my life. I didn’t mention this, but I have to say (even though it’s been said by others), half the fun of being a David fan is meeting such GREAT people! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think at this point in my life(ok so I’m not 20), would I meet people via the internet, who once I meet in person it’s like I’ve known them forever. Seriously, SF walked into the area I was in, and I freakin’ KNEW it was her! LOL To see the reunions of fans…just does my heart good! Thanks David…you have no idea… 🙂

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  52. pattiNC said

    one more thing…after the concert Kimk and I walked the 1.5 miles back to our hotel along the sidewalk on a very busy street w/ motorcycles flying by right next to us. (SF chair slung over by shoulder 😉 ) I started worrying about someone losing control and hitting us..but we said you know, at least we’d die happy cuz we just saw/heard David. (had we known earlier, we could’ve asked him for a ride,since they were going to the same place! lol)

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  53. emmegirl said

    magical.mystical.bewitching.beguiling.bea-utiful.

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  54. SandyBeaches said

    OK Patti, any stories from being…’at the same place’??

    Djafan, why did you not wake everyone up for that one? We should have our own alarm system in place!! The pic. needs a special place and I guess that would be in a lead article pic. for the future, near future!

    I found a little gift for myself along with the David/ferris wheel pic. this a.m., so I will share it once again with you. Love the lisp no matter why it happened….

    I also found out what was missing in my day as the work continues and it is ‘not enough music’.

    SB

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  55. SandyBeaches said

    Djafan, there needs to be a book written so that ‘the amazing picture’ can be the cover!! For now I imagine it will be safely in the hands of our head writer Angelica!

    SB

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  56. Abrra said

    #51
    Patti
    “once I meet in person it’s like I’ve known them forever.”

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    I know what you mean. There is something about being a David fan that inspires a feeling of family. It’s a basic friendship trust that we all share at concerts when we meet up. We share rooms in hotels with people we have never met. I gave up my bed at least 2x for ladies when we met up at my house the night before a show.

    One lady had the pleasure of being held hostage by my border collie (/cough SB ). Every time SB tried to get off the bed to get something or leave the room, my Karina barked and herded her back. A lesser woman would have been scared, but SB is a dog lover extraordinaire. She won over Karina eventually, I think? Haha!

    Abrra

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  57. SandyBeaches said

    I loved Karina and love her name. I think that we talked the same language and had plenty of fun. I enjoyed the confinement!!

    What a beautiful picture Abrra #56. It seems that now with his plans in motion and showing plenty of animation, David has been a photographer’s perfect subject. He seems filled with new expressions.

    SB

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  58. Abrra said

    He tweets from Nashville!

    @DavidArchie Just off to a meeting this morning before leaving Nashville. Running a little behind :\

    Abrra

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  59. SandyBeaches said

    On the bottom of the picture is a speaker/amphlifier whatever and just below and behind it is the audience, specifically us the fans of David congregated all the way back to PattiNC and Hooked. Beyond that is the ocean.

    Oh and the two bubbles you can see in the picture! There was a young teenager who had a bubble maker and it was so cool when she made the bubbles fill the air and float all over the place in the wind just in front of David when he was singing. It seemed to be something that was planned but was the ingenuity of a young girl. He was looking towards us then and maybe knowing David he was probably looking at the young girl as she added to the night.

    SB

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  60. SandyBeaches said

    The picture I am referring to is #37.

    SB

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  61. Heidijoy said

    Thanks for the description of the scene captured in picture#37. The bubbles were a mystery! How cute!! Love this picture!!

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  62. djafan said

    SB,

    A book with that picture on the cover would be perfect. 🙂 That is my favorite Crazy.

    Emmegirl, magical.mystical.bewitching.beguiling.bea-utiful. YEAH!

    Vietnam is confirmed! I hope he gets Thailand in.

    American Idol David Archuleta in Concert at Vietnam’s Idol Music Event 2011

    SAN JOSE, CA, May 24, 2011 – Windi Trinh, founder of MFAS, LLC and title sponsor of Idol Music Event 2011, is excited to announce that David Archuleta will be in concert in Vietnam July 21-25, 2011. Archuleta, International music sensation and runner-up in the seventh season of American Idol in 2008, will be performing along with Vietnamese guest singers My Tam, Dan Truong, Ho Ngoc Ha, Ngo Thanh Van, Dam Vinh Hung, Phan Ding Tung, Phuong Thanh and Tuan Hung.

    “This event is a great way for talented Vietnamese artists to get international recognition and exposure,’ states Trinh. “I’m honored that MFAS has the opportunity to participate in such a global music experience and at the same time support the international Vietnamese community.”

    MFAS, LLC (www.mfasdirect.com) is a San Jose based financial services and retirement planning company focused empowering its clients to take control of their financial future. MFAS was approached as title sponsor of Idol Music Event 2011 because of Windi Trinh’s (aka ThuyTien Trinh) successful music and entertainment background. She couldn’t refuse the opportunity to connect with her roots on such an international scale.

    For more information on Vietnam’s “Idol Music Event 2011” visit

    http://www.idolmusic2011.com.

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  63. bebereader said

    Matt Lopez, Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Nashville
    @DavidArchie have a safe trip home. It was fun getting to hang a little this week! 🙂 10 minutes ago

    Here’s Matt’s myspace: http://www.myspace.com/mattlopezmusic

    Interesting mix of acoustic, country and rock.

    Wonder if they wrote a song together?

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  64. Dakgal said

    — no one has arrived yet so I had time to check out all of you guys behavior—–eh—not bad—-typical–throwing in —keep you up ( or down) — heart stopping pictures. Carry on!!! 🙂

    Abbra # 58 — He tweets from Nashville!

    @DavidArchie Just off to a meeting this morning before leaving Nashville. Running a little behind :\

    What’s wrong with him ?? We all know from careful scrutiny that he has a little behind!! 😯

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  65. bebereader said

    New interview on Something ‘Bout Archie, with Steven Robinson, David’s Percussionist
    (Don’t miss Steven’s reply to Question 6!)

    Drummer Steven J. Robinson, not even 22 years old yet and he has quite the resume, playing for up and coming artists such as Chloe Pappas, Benny Marchant, The Genetics and most recently, a life changing gig with pop singer David Archuleta.

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    I was recently lucky enough to get a Q&A with Steven, where he talks drumming, his influences, getting to work with David and the unexpected response from the Archie fans!

    1. When did you first start playing the drums?
    I started at the age of 2, in church.

    2. What made you choose the drums?
    I believe that God (through drums) chose me, because the initial attraction was so powerful. Out of everything that was going on around me, drums were the only thing that got my attention, and held on to it.

    3. Who are some of your musical influences?
    Great question! I have so many! As for drummers: Teddy Campbell, Brook Alexander, Spanky McCurdy, Gerald Heyward, Dave Weckl, Aaron Spears, Billy Ashbaugh, the list goes on!
    As for singers/instrumentalists: Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Tpain, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Rihanna, Nikki Minaj, Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett, Doobie Powell, the list goes on! I’ll put it this way-I’m such a huge fan of entertainment, and the entire industry. All of it influences me in one way or another.

    4. What other gigs have you had before playing for David Archuleta?
    Before David, I’d been apart of a good number of up and coming artists’ careers. -Universal/Motown’s Devin Johnson, Goddess, Chloe Pappas, Mariam Suso, Benny Marchant, Denielle Grey, Donavan Luke Henry, Marie Wise-Hawkins, and The Genetics, along with a multitude of independent gospel projects. All of these artists/bands range from hip hop to r&b, to country, to rock. I still do a gig here and there with a few of these artists.

    5. You’ve done two shows with David Archuleta, what was your favorite moment so far?
    There have been so many moments. I’d have to say that entertaining the awesome fans has been my favorite moment. The enthusiasm, and excitement of all of the supporters is what drives me, and what gets me to give all I have in a show. Looking from behind my drum kit to an enormous audience going wild is priceless.

    6. What’s it like getting to be a part of the “Archuband” and getting to rehearse with David and the rest of the band members?
    Being apart of the Archuband is the most fun and rewarding experience I’ve ever had in a playing situation. All of us in the band are friends, and for the most part, have played together before the creation of Archuband. Playing with musicians who you are familiar with personally, and musically is very fortunate!

    Rehearsing with David is incredible! One thing I appreciate about David, is that yes, he’s a superstar, but he doesn’t portray that image to the maximum capacity in rehearsals, or anywhere for that matter. I’ve rehearsed for artists in the past who would have the biggest heads and ego’s without having an 1/8th of the fan base David has. David’s very cool, easy to talk to, and he knows what he wants to hear, while simultaneously being open for suggestions-which makes our jobs that much easier. In this group, we’re all family, and we’re all in it together.

    7. What’s been your favorite song to play with this new band? Favorite David song to play?
    I definitely have a few! I enjoy playing “Something Bout Love” because David gives me freedom with the bridge section -I’m able to play with the groove, and do some pretty big fills going back into the chorus. Another favorite is “Crush”. That drum groove is totally me! I also like “Elevator”, specifically the last few minutes of the live arrangement. We go into a reggae feel, while David has the audience sing. Brian does an awesome guitar riff during that section that gets me every time!

    8. At the first show you did with David, you played the congas. Do you play any other instruments?
    I can play most percussion instruments, but I don’t play any melodic instruments (piano, guitar, etc). I do play enough keyboard to write and produce my own material! But by the time I realized I wanted to play those instruments, drumming had taken completely over.

    9. Is there anywhere you would want to visit while traveling with David?
    England!! I’ve been wanting to travel there for years! Who know’s, I may even pick up an accent once we get there!

    10. There’s been quite the response from Archie fans ever since they found out you’re the new drummer. What do you think of all the new-found attention?
    I couldn’t be any more appreciative of everyone who’s reached out to me on Facebook, Twitter, etc. My dream is coming true-entertaining an audience, and having them leave the show happy. I don’t take any of this for granted. That’s why whenever someone writes me, or contacts me in anyway, I make it a priority to respond, and show my thanks. Without their support, I wouldn’t be doing this. The attention is awesome, and I love it. But more than that, I respect and cherish it, because it didn’t have to be me.

    11. Where can people catch up with you? Website? Twitter? Facebook?
    Oh yes! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and on my webpage.
    Facebook: “Steven J. Robinson”
    Twitter: @StevenJRob
    Webpage: http://www.wix.com/sjrobinson22/site

    You can also search “Steven J. Robinson drums” in your favorite search engine, and links will come up, including Youtube videos. My webpage is still under construction, but fans are able to log on, and visit.

    12. Any message to all of the Archie fans who are now supporting you?
    Thank you so much, and God bless everybody!!!!!!!! I don’t get speechless a lot, but the Archie fans have me at a complete loss for words! This is just the beginning for Steven J. Robinson, by the way! I also sing, write songs, and I’m currently building up my acting career. Along with drumming, I hope to add TV and film to my repertoire very soon.

    Looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Steven, not only playing with David Archuleta, but as well as a future singer and actor! And a big thanks to Steven for setting this up for me! We all look forward for what’s ahead with the Archuband, as well as your solo career!

    http://www.somethingboutarchie.com/2011/06/ashley-interviews-steven-j-robinson.html

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  66. Abrra said

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  67. emmegirl said

    Great interview. Steven is a multi-talented guy!
    “I’ve rehearsed for artists in the past who would have the biggest heads and ego’s without having an 1/8th of the fan base David has”…and quite possibly 1/8th the talent. 🙂

    Don’t know how realistic it is, but I hope somehow this band can stay together for awhile.

    Abrra, like your story.

    Love the funky hand movements at 2:22.

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  68. SandyBeaches said

    Heidijoy # 61…

    I found a third bubble just below his right elbow but well lit so looks a little mysterious but it is a bubble. So this makes a triangle, which is an omen of good things to come…

    SB

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  69. SandyBeaches said

    Actually pic. #37…all of those colored circles around his legs are bubbles colored by the overhead lights. I hope that the little girl sees this picture.

    SB

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  70. SandyBeaches said

    England, I would love to see them perform in England. It doesn’t take any longer to go to England from here and it very well might be shorter than to SLC and you don’t change planes…

    SB

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  71. emmegirl said

    dak, lol.

    SB, “might be shorter than to SLC and you don’t change planes…”, lol. What the heck, they can hit it on their way back from the Asian tour. Wouldn’t that be grand!

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  72. SandyBeaches said

    Emmegirl, a concert in England would be so awesome. That is the home of many geat singers of course including the Beatles and Elton John. It would be so classy to sing in England. I was in London a couple of years ago and we had to stop at an intersection for a few carriages from the palace. The guide said that probably they had been invited for tea somewhere. It was a beautiful place.

    SB

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  73. emmegirl said

    I think maybe Abrra mentioned these 3 entrancing little seconds before, 5:48-:52.

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  74. emmegirl said

    oh wait, I guess that’s 4 sec.
    (what a few seconds of video can do to a person)

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  75. emmegirl said

    And don’t miss the crouch/swivel at :57 and the rhythmic stance 1:13-1:19, seeings how you’re already there.

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  76. emmegirl said

    Ok, i’m done. Literally.

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  77. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#67, Oh yeah, loved those snazzy hand moves in GGTT too! So much to see in each video!

    Guess what?

    David tweeted!

    “I accidentally repeat words sometimes.” – Little kid sitting across from me on the plane. 25 minutes ago via txt

    I guess that doesn’t make a lot of sense but it sounded really funny at the time lol. 23 minutes ago via txt

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  78. Heidijoy said

    Ha! Yes good things to come.#37 SB “I’m forever blowing bubbles” I used to keep a bottle handy just to blow bubbles for the heck of it. I sure hope that gal saw this picture too.

    Hey a trip to England sounds appealing.

    cute tweet from David! He is such a happy guy (oops almost said Kid) Hope he’s home safe soon.

    Yea reports from the book signing tommorrow!

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  79. bebereader said

    The ad for the show in Vietnam!

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    http://www.idolmusic2011.com/

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  80. betsy said

    Emme – we needed a few additions to out lexicon, lol. Crouch swivel and rhythmic stance ftw. 🙂
    Since this is what we do, take a gander at 8th Row’s Blackbird closeup at 2:15.
    Idek what to call that.

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  81. emmegirl said

    Betsy, ummm.

    (watching him sing is something to behold)

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  82. Abrra said

    “Woke up, fell outta bed
    Dragged a comb across my head”

    Then I made a MGR:

    Abrra

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  83. Blueberry Ice said

    Good morning! Feels great to stop by after a very busy week! I see that Abrra has created another deadly MGR to make us all mush. What a way to jump start the day! Thank you Abbra!

    PattiNC; SB; SF; Hooked … Well, everyone has taken the words right out of my mouth so all I can say is a huge thank you for your lovely recaps. I felt like I was transported to MB, taking in and savoring David’s concert just like you did. It’s those specific details, feelings and observations that embellishes the enjoyment of being a fan.

    While his voice is always amazing, I must say that there is nothing more captivating than to watch every fluid movement, gesture, and expression while he sings! Just love to see what he does as it seems every cell in his body is musically influenced and comes so naturally … very magnetizing isn’t it?

    Lastly I have to say how happy, grateful, and proud I was while watching David’s MB concert as it felt so good to see him right where he should be, performing and being adored like the star that he is. Yes, David, never be surprised at how many people want to come see you … it is a given!

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  84. Abrra said

    Thanks Blueberry Ice ! It’s something I enjoy.

    “there is nothing more captivating than to watch every fluid movement, gesture, and expression while he sings!”

    That’s what I look for in a video.

    BTW

    I found a whole new set to watch of the MB concert. I like seeing everyone’s camera angle on a show.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/batbogeyhexer#g/u

    Abrra

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  85. skydancer1x said

    Abrra :))))

    ohhhhh David. “I just love you Doing That Thing You Do”oooo-oooooooh ♫♫

    81.emmegirl, “(watching him sing is something to behold)”
    a slice of heaven emme.♥

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  86. poof said

    OOOOO Abrra, that was lovely!

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  87. Fiona said

    Aaaah Abrra, thanks for the merry go round and the new set of vids!!! A cup of tea and David in my ears – what more do I need??? 😉

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  88. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra, the MGR captures something quite beautiful. I remember when I was there watching, I thought WOW, Abrra will have to do a MGR to capture that!! No, I didn’t think all of that but I loved it at the time.

    Perhaps David was taking himself into the studio with Paul for just a moment at the beginning. Well, he was getting inside the song!

    Yes David, go to England, (please).

    SB

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  89. SandyBeaches said

    I just wanted to share this funny but awesome tweet from zerogravity1…RT@LizzyDizzy88:@zerogravity1 SC cops are like “forget motorcycle gang activity the David Archuleta fans are coming be on the look out boys”

    And this one…zerogravity1…”Bikers and Arch Angels take over Myrtle Beach this weekend. This shud be interesting!”

    What a combination it was, ah, one week ago already!

    SB

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  90. djafan said

    Hello alllll!

    Great MGR Abs!

    SB, One week already…sigh for you.

    He’s in Provo Utah and the tweets have begun!

    @davidarchie

    If you happen to be in Utah I’ll be doing a signing today from 1-2:30 PM at the BYU Bookstore in Provo. Come by if you’re around! about 1 hour ago via txt Retweeted by you and 85 others

    Help @CMN100Million with providing comfort, treatment & hope to millions of sick kids – You can visit http://100millionmiracles.com

    byubookstore BYU Bookstore
    @utahfestofbooks The Utah Festival of Books starts in half an hour!byubookstore

    xxfallingstars

    MEETING DAVID ARCHULETA TODAY FJSLIFJSIOFUDLFKJSOI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nellie1983

    They are Playing TOSOD on the speakers for the whole crowd to hear

    CMN100Million

    OMG! Thank you @DavidArchie for the tweet! We really appreciate your support! #HollywoodPledge

    photogirl3 Paige Bronson
    Going to meet @DavidArchie today! So excited! I have butterflies in my stomach!

    annyo84

    I guess there will be an interview. My roomates are so excited ahah http://t.co/FtlgKJQ
    13 minutes ago

    annyo84 annyo84
    Lol My roomate just screamed bloody murder when they said his name ahah

    ElanaJ Elana Johnson
    David Archuleta at the Utah Festival of Books!
    http://lockerz.com/s/107707245
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    annyo84
    Talking about Nashville anf Asia

    byubookstore BYU Bookstore
    @DavidArchie David Archuleta is being interviewed right now: his favorite books include “The Alchemist” and “Oh the Places You’ll Go”.

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  91. djafan said

    byubookstore BYU Bookstore
    David Archuleta interview @UtahFestofBooks. We’ll upload more to our Facebook page as we take them: http://on.fb.m http://twitpic.com/56z6g5

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    disneymelaura23 profile
    disneymelaura23 Waiting in the long line.. 13 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    xxfallingstars profile
    xxfallingstars HDOWGUANGIOWKHGRIJHGYUI I JUST MET MR. DAVID ARCHULETA AHFHAKFHJMNHEKJHREJHBGHJK TLKIUHG

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  92. ray said

    hi guys,question for you,if we tied david,s hands down would he still be able to sing and talk. LOL

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  93. djafan said

    Big crowd! Love this!

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  94. archangel48 said

    Well, it’s been a crazy week! I have finally gotten caught-up on the last three posts here at The Voice! No power for 5 days due to what the weather folks are calling a straight-line storm which toppled and uprooted thousands of trees and caused much damage to many homes. We were blessed to not have any casualties unlike so many other parts of the country. My prayers to those who have been affected by these catastrophes.
    Many thanks to all of you who so expertly videoed the MB concert! David certainly has a great band! Each one has a level of talent that plays off of David’s brilliant VOICE! It’s as if they were all destined to tour the world together! I’m lovin’ the direction David is taking in his career. The future looks extremely exciting! Can’t wait to see him. 😉

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  95. Abrra said

    From twitter
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    @annyo84 David and my roomates

    Abrra

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  96. Angelica said

    Archangel48,

    So glad to hear you’re OK and have power back! Welcome back! Prayers for those affected in your area and others.

    Ray,

    He tried sitting on his hands once in a vlog. It was an epic fail.

    Is he wearing dress pants? Just curious.

    Love the MGR Abrra. Betsy #80 I think you named it when you asked what to call it. Let’s call it his idek face.

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  97. Silverfox said

    OK now!

    David! Time to come back to Nashville & finish takin’ care of biznezz! Unless you done did!

    That’s all.

    OR, you can do a VLOG & tell us your thoughts on MB & Nashville. Works for me!

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  98. bebereader said

    Some more pics from today’s book signing!

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    credit pabuckie

    Lots more pics at this link: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150200185614285.319499.189793364284&l=c515c633d9

    Angelica#96 Yes, it looks like David’s wearing dress pants.

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  99. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  100. skydancer1x said

    lets see if I can be #100 to comment.:)

    Love the pics and the turnout at the signing!!

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  101. SandyBeaches said

    Yeah Sky you made 100!! They are great pictures and they seem to be that way as of lately especially!

    SB

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  102. bebereader said

    Ten minute interview from today’s book signing!

    credit: SRHS83

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  103. bebereader said

    Found on Twitter:

    IdolWatchNews

    Top 5 “Likes” on Idols Facebook

    Carrie Underwood 5.3 Mil

    @IAMJHUD 2.5 Mil

    @kelly_clarkson 2.2 Mil

    Fantasia 2 Mil

    @DavidArchie 1.7 Mil

    9 minutes ago via web

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  104. Suzy-Q said

    Ray, you would have to blindfold David too. His eyes help him to convey his feelings in his music and when he speaks.

    I have been to the BYU bookstore several times during the annual BYU Education Week in August. I love this bookstore. I could spend hours looking at everything. They even sell homemade fudge that is out of this world. YUM! I could live there. Teehee Nearby there is a wonderful ice cream parlor that serves homemade ice cream. The cream comes from the cows that are managed by the BYU students in the farming (whatever that is called?)program. How lucky for the fans to see David during an interview before waiting in line to see him for two seconds. I think that David did very well in that interview. Very mature. Although, I kinda miss the giggles. haha

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  105. bluesky said

    #82 Abrra

    “And the Oscar for best MGR goes to: ABRRA!!!”

    (Wild applause, whistles and cheers from peeps
    as tears of joy flow down their cheeks.)

    (I need popcorn now.)
    (And a drink.)

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  106. djafan said

    Bebe,

    Like those likes, David is in good company 🙂

    COS is ranking!

    COS ranks #15 at Amazon’s on Biographies/memoirs/pop…

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    Busy young man, presenting another award.

    @DavidArchie

    At Utah’s Best of State tonight recognizing the arts, education, community leaders, etc. Presenting Community Development award.

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  107. skydancer1x said

    ok, why is that man not turned around in his chair? Does he not realize he is in the same room as the greatest singer, person on the planet!!?hello!?

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  108. archiesfan4life said

    Hahaha – Sky, I was thinking the same thing!

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  109. bebereader said

    Thanks for finding that pic, dja!
    We really need some better pics of David from tonight’s event.
    Will be scouring the web soon for pics.

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  110. kaycee said

    Just got back from Provo! My oldest daughter had her end-of-term concert Friday night at BYU…how very convenient! When I told her about David signing books at the Book Festival, I was surprised that she had not heard a thing about it–and she practically lives on campus (and is a big David fan). I was worried that there might not be a good turn out, but I didn’t need to worry. I’m sure you’ve seen the interview, Kendra, the pictures, etc….but my favorite part was not caught on tape. When he first came out, and was waiting to be introduced, he couldn’t stop smiling! He just sparkled!… the love and support he was feeling from the crowd just seemed to overflow in his countenance. Like Silverfox said about Myrtle Beach, videos and pictures really don’t catch the full experience–even in a simple interview.

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  111. kaycee said

    My youngest daughter and I stood in two lines to get autographs today–David’s and one of my daughter’s favorite authors, Brandon Mull. The contrast in experiences was somewhat bittersweet.

    David’s signing was upstairs in the BYU Bookstore, carefully cordoned off, air-conditioned, lots of books, lots of staff directing traffic and keeping things moving quickly…VERY quickly. About all he was able to get in was a quick “hi”, quick signature, and by the time I had taken a quick picture, they had moved in the next person. He was still as awesome and cheerful as ever, and he had already been signing autographs for over an hour by the time we got there. My daughter’s reaction was “boy, that was quick!”

    The other line for her favorite author was outside at a booth shared by other authors, in the direct sunlight (we stood in it for over an hour), moving verrry slowly, no books available there, no staff…but all the time in the world for him to talk and connect with his fans. He spoke so kindly to my shy daughter and asked her about school and what she liked about his books and then he had her come around to where he was sitting for a picture. Her reaction was, “Mom, he was soooo nice!”

    It reminded me of the conflicting feelings I sometimes get for David and fame. With fame comes many wonderful things, and through it his gift reaches so many more, but I am also occasionally saddened by the simpler things he must often forego. I’m sure there is nothing he would like more than to spend more time with the people who love and support him…get to know them, thank them, and inspire them, but as the number of fans grows, the more the intimate accessibility becomes practically impossible. Thank heavens he has the ability to do it through his music!

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  112. betsy said

    Abrra, I love that mgr. It is perfect. You caught the exact thing I keep being enthralled with. Thank you.

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  113. Abrra said

    Thank you Betsy and everyone who commented on the MGR.

    I just saw another one last night that was made a week ago, that used the same parts. Mine is a bit different as I used a shorter clip, then edited the last one in slow motion and dropped the real time audio over it.

    Here is YouCanCallMeTina’s version:

    Abrra

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  114. Abrra said

    Kaycee #111
    “With fame comes many wonderful things, and through it his gift reaches so many more, but I am also occasionally saddened by the simpler things he must often forego. ‘

    I understand your concern about the effect fame can have on his personal quality of life. Because he is young, he can withstand the path he has chosen for himself. David has been in the spotlight in some manner since he was 10 years old. He knows that to get where he wants to be, there will be sacrifices.

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    David adds so much more by informing us via twitter on his every day activities. To us, it seems he never stops moving or eating ! What we do not hear about, until after the fact, are his charitable works such as hospitals visits when on the road. He lives his faith and service to others, he has said, is top on his list. Adding in all his public and private activities, one can see that this leaves very little down time.

    Right now he has to grab every opportunity to perform and shape his “sound”. At some point (my hope), when he feels he has his “stuff” together career wise, he will take time to settle down into an adult life. This will, of course, temper his career pace. Something struck me last night in chat that spoke to my own interpretation of MKOP. The comment was that they wondered if David thought that he would meet one girl, fall in love, then marry her. The implication is that this scenario would be a recipe for failure. Dating is so important to learn about what you want or do not want in a relationship. My wish is that David is taking some of this time away from the limelight to socialize with the ladies he finds intriguing. I doubt perfection presents itself very often or lasts a lifetime.

    Abrra

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  115. kaycee said

    Awesome picture Abrra #114! Where is it from? And belated kudos for the great MGR!

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  116. Abrra said

    Kaycee #115
    The picture is from an interview in Singapore. He sat with 3 other men and talked about his career and the cell phone being promoted. Fans had to buy one to get a ticket to the showcase.

    Abrra

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  117. Angelica said

    Well, I just squandered 35 minutes doing the Sunday jigsaw puzzle at Archuleta Fan Scene. That’s a long time I know, but today’s puzzle was difficult! And I suck at it. So addictive though, playing with his face to get it to appear at last in all its glory. I think I will steal their idea and bring it here..muwaaahaaahahahaa!!!

    Just kidding. (not even kidding) 8) Love ya AFS! ♥

    Kaycee,

    I was up late last night working and read your comment. I decided to leave this thread up for one more day because I think what you witnessed and shared is worth discussing. That visual of David in the air-conditioned bookstore with lots of staff herding everyone along like cattle vs the scene outside: several authors in one booth, no staff and in the sweltering heat but with the time and freedom to give each fan plenty of attention. I suppose it’s a two-edged sword. We want him to have fame that, once achieved, will take him farther from us. More concerts, less conversation and it’s all good but bittersweet, as you say.

    “I’m sure there is nothing he would like more than to spend more time with the people who love and support him…get to know them, thank them, and inspire them, but as the number of fans grows, the more the intimate accessibility becomes practically impossible.”

    I know it has been like that for me the past couple of times I have seen him at a book signing and radio station autographing. You try to think what to say and then you’re there and then, oh well..it’s over and what just happened?? Still it was worth it, just to see him smile or shake his hand for that 5 seconds you are allotted. As much hand wringing as one sees on some sites over his career, the fact remains that David Archuleta is a star and every time he makes a public appearance, people gravitate to be where he is. I don’t worry so much for him, as Abrra pointed out, he has been in the limelight for much of his life, off and on and has become accustomed to it. My feelings as I read Kaycee’s story go out to the fans. He pays a price for fame but so do we and in both cases it equates to less time and more distance from what we hold dear.

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  118. djafan said

    Kaycee, thank you for sharing about the signing yesterday.

    “Thank heavens he has the ability to do it through his music!”

    Ditto on this. The intimacy a celebrity has with their fans is something so new to me with this being my first and only trip down the fan experience and having had the opportunity to meet David on several occasions that it seems normal to me, I have nothing to compare it to.

    So I hope and pray that the sacrifices David has made will be compensated tenfold in his sharing his music with us. To me this musical soul to soul connection he selflessly makes with us is the ultimate and life altering gift I have ever felt.

    I have been so deep in the EWTRTW vortex that I’m just now giving all the others more listens too and Falling Stars is magical.

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    screencaps from video below.

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  119. bebereader said

    About last night~

    We played until the wee hours of the morning in chat. The Myrtle Beach set was on repeat and we watched together with minimal chatting, truly the next best thing to all being together at one of David’s shows. We got a chance to listen, to really listen to the songs. David’s new band is awesome. They make sure his voice is front and center throughout every song, bar none. “Something ‘Bout Love” is sporting a facelift with it’s new arrangement and Steve’s new drum riffs. The new/old arrangement of “My Hands” is awesome. Abrra observed that on a few songs, they’re still using a track for David’s background vocals.

    Thanks to all of you for being there last night with special thanks to SandyBeaches for staying so late as we picked her brains about the MB show. I think it was the latest for her, timewise, when we all said goodnite. But we sure had fun!

    Kaycee,

    Your comments were thought-provoking. Since I’ve been a fangirl from birth 🙂 I understand why you say that the contrast in fan experiences was bittersweet but I think David’s desire to share his gift with the world far outweighs the sacrifices he has to make to do so. It’s true that the more famous he gets, the more distance there will be between him and his fans.

    And yet I remember being a fan of The Beatles and never being able to see them in concert. The closest I got was listening to their albums and sending $1 in an envelope to receive an 8×10 autographed black and white glossy with a card saying I was a member of their fan club. I played their albums non-stop but getting near them even for two seconds was unheard of.

    Being a fan is very different now. For example, with David, if we’re lucky, we can actually go to his shows and meet him at VIPs or booksignings, for an actual minute or two, depending on the size of the crowd waiting. We can also bring him gifts with a letter than he usually answers personally. And through current technology David reaches all of his followers on Twitter where he sends us messages several times a day with one tweet. And that one tweet reaches people as far off as Vietnam and New Zealand! He also does vlogs pretty regularly. I know this is all impersonal and no substitute for one on one contact but it beats the old days when you couldn’t get near your celebrity. Argggh How I wish we could have it both ways!

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  120. Andrea Varon said

    Thanks Abrra for uploading my screen caps, I really thought it was great to show them here! David is so fascinating and therefore, refreshing!

    Andrea Varón

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  121. Jan said

    Bebe, about last night…it was so much fun. I stayed 1 1/2 hrs longer than I was planning. Haha there is no planning when we’re on chat. Just go with the flow. SB was so informative about the MB concert, it was so interesting, I kept staying on! Love the new arrangements David’s doing with his older songs and his covers are awesome.
    Kaycee, I agree. The only other person that I followed was Elvis and it was so different than today. All the yrs following Elvis, I only got to see him 2 times, live and never met him. With David, I’ve seen him live 13 times, perform 8, meeting him 4 times and talked to him twice…just in 3 yrs! I have a personalized autographed COS book, autographed deluxe album of TOSOD, and numerous autographed pictures and posters! And like you said his twitters are just the best. What more can I ask for???? One more thing….a US 2011 tour!!!!! He is so good to us!!! That’s why I try and do my best for him…he deserves it.

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  122. SandyBeaches said

    It was fun last night but oh I am oh so tired now! Wasn’t the clock just spinning around? But, I did get to bed before the birds started cheeping!

    Bebe, you saw me in a video and asked me if I was singing? Did you see me singing? It was a real sing-a-long and the elderly gentleman sitting in the front VIP section knew every word of every song.

    SB

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  123. SandyBeaches said

    How about the birds ‘chirping’? They were not baby chicks I was referring to…Another lesson is to learn not to write when you are very tired!!

    SB

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  124. djafan said

    SB you have me laughing out loud, that was funneeeee. It was very late for you last night but tons of fun. Thank you all come and join in the fun.

    I also want to thank Gladys and Andrea for the Spanish chat. I’m not always able to get there and they conduct a very fun chat for the Spanish speaking fans. If you think Gladys is funny in English you can only imagine her in Spanish.

    Hmmmmm….

    biggreentractor

    David Archuleta is at my hotel right now. I will not freak out. I will not freak out… 25 minutes ago via Mobile Web

    Timeline says person was going to CMA Fest in Nashville, apparently is there now.

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  125. Abrra said

    Andrea is was my pleasure to post your lovely screen caps. I want to echo Djafan’s comment about Gladys and Andrea participating in the Spanish language chat. Even though I post the notice here, I do not stay long on Fridays. They do a great job and David never fails to please everyone with his singing 😉

    Djafan
    Great, smexy collage! 🙂 He is just so good at showing his emotion when he sings. /le sigh

    Abrra

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  126. emmegirl said

    Drat, knew I missed a good chat last night!
    Did really enjoy our company though.

    106, great pic, like the tee.

    Nice collage, dja. He looks ten years older when he sings.

    So, sounds like he could already be back in Nashville. Wonder if he will spend most of his time there until SOF and the Asian tour.

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  127. skydancer1x said

    Just tons of fun last night at the Myrtle Beach concert/chat! (well, it felt like we were actually there!) thanks SB.for staying up so late♥ glad you made it to bed before the cheepin’ chirping started!haha
    Time flies when you’re havin’ fun!

    When we were hearing that there were so many motorcycles there for that weekend, I was wondering if we would be hearing them in the background,or close to the area David would be performing (from those who would be recording the concert) Forget that! it was amazing! Have to say again, everyone who filmed David at this concert did such an outstanding job. The videos were so awesome, and the audio so clear!love all you videographers out there!♥♥!

    random thought here…
    wonder if David, or at least his family,or professional,have video of ALL his appearances … from fan videos to other sources like radio ,tv appearances? You know,
    for the library… that will house all his memorabilia one day, for his future children and grandchildren 🙂

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  128. bebereader said

    Jan,

    I always stay later than I plan to in chat. David’s videos are like potato chips; you can’t eat just one. LOL

    SB,

    I didn’t see you singing in the video but I was curious about the singalong in “Elevator” since I’ve never been in the audience when David sang the song. Must be fun! I loved when you said that more males sang their part than ever before. Learning about the elderly man you mentioned who knew all the words to all David’s songs put a huge smile on my face! 😀

    It wouldn’t surprise me if David was back in Nashville. The 40th Annual CMA Festival is this week from June 9-12 and a lot is going on there.

    http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/index

    Hazel just uploaded her EWTRTW to youtube and its’ a good one!

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  129. emmegirl said

    Love the groovitude he rips that mic down with after the first verse in EWTRTW.

    What is it with him and covers. As a whole, haven’t ever been a huge fan of covers. Many are just karaoke, maybe even good karaoke, but basically, karaoke; on the flip side, many others, while nobly trying to make it their own, can give you something that bears little resemblance to the original, and imo, completely ruin a song.

    And then there is David…every cover he has done I like atleast as well, and most often, better than the original. He is genius at converting songs to his style, while maintaining the integrity of the song…and with this insane ability to make you feel you are hearing the words for the very first time.

    And he is how old?

    I often wish he would do an album of covers, maybe like a 3 CD set, for starters. 🙂

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  130. skydancer1x said

    We are still on the same wavelength Bebe!
    I have been in the belly of the beast(You Tube) Somehow,I kept migrating to this song♥ listening and watching over and over, now come back here and here it is!haha
    ok, time to dive back in!

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  131. bebereader said

    And here’s hazel’s “Blackbird”.

    Emmegirl,

    David is the King of Cover songs. It’s his interpretation along with the sound of his voice. I was listening to an interview with John Bon Jovi who spoke about songwriting.
    He said:

    “There are artists that know how to deliver a lyric so well, with little or no instrumentation and it rips your heart out.”

    To me, this describes part of the magic that is David Archuleta and why we are so drawn to him and his music, whether it’s his own songs or when he covers songs of others. It’s all in the interpretation and delivery.

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  132. djafan said

    Emmegirl,

    3CD’s, I like your thinking. David’s interpretation skills are not normal. To be able to not only bring a cover to life he also makes is own songs he’s sang over and over sound like a new song. Really think we are witnessing a musical prodigy and vocal genius.

    The way he morphs on stage fascinates me. So many screen capping opportunities 🙂

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