The Voice David Archuleta

David Archuleta at Stadium of Fire Tonight!!!

Posted by djafan on Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stadium of Fire, the largest stadium fireworks show in America kicks off tonight with an archer shooting a flaming arrow into the night sky. This is a huge event that many of David’s fans will be coming from far and wide to attend. The show will feature over 1000 dancers and a fly-over from Hill Air Force Base.

It will be a spectacular evening of fireworks, patriotism and of course, music. The crowd at LaVell Edwards Stadium is estimated to number 50,000. Outside the stadium “we expect 250,000 people on every piece of green grass in Provo and Orem,” says Eric Rasband, UDOT’s traffic lead on the I-15 Core Project.

Watch the video below ↓  to see the preparations being made by law enforcement and UDOT for this massive onslaught of people.

Traffic Coordinators Prep for 4th of July Rush-Fox 13 Utah

This will be the largest stage ever constructed for this event, 150 feet wide and 40 feet high!

Emory Cook, communications manager for the Freedom Festival, said he doesn’t think Paisley and Archuleta know what to expect before they come to the stadium. “I think they don’t know what they are getting themselves into, how special this is, until they are here and experience the atmosphere,” Cook said.  “The show will be broadcast to over 1 million military personnel all over the world on the American Forces Network,” Cook said.

Considering the events of late, I don’t think we as David’s fans know what to expect either.  Every time we think he’s done everything he can, he gives us more. Tonight and all weekend long, we celebrate the country’s hard-won independence. As fans of David Archuleta, we celebrate another kind of independence that this event will showcase. His independence as an artist.

“Freedom is never free.”  ~Author Unknown, but… “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.”  ~Moshe Dayan

It’s good to be alive, spending time with family and friends, waiting up for videos again. Hope to see many of you in chat tonight as we fanticipate together the fireworks to come!

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192 Responses to “David Archuleta at Stadium of Fire Tonight!!!”

  1. Abrra said

    This is such an exciting weekend for fans! I read the size of the stage,

    “This will be the largest stage ever constructed for this event, 150 feet wide and 40 feet high

    WOWZA! David will have room to run around 🙂 This is another dream come true for him to perform for hometown fans. I bet he would be amazed if he knew how many came from out of town just to see him tonight.

    I have lived in the northeast most of my life. All my adult life, I lived in Rhode Island. The big thing in the smallest state is the parade in Bristol.

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    Since 1785 the Town of Bristol, RI has hosted the oldest continuous celebration in the country. This year its the 226th edition.

    I now live in the Boston area. Every year since 1929 there has been a Boston Pops concert on the grassy area along the Charles River.Many thousands come to the city with lawn chairs and blankets to claim a spot by the concert hatch shell to soak up the music.

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    The highlight of the evening is when the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky is played while the fireworks burst in synch to the music.

    I would love to hear what the big event is in your area 🙂

    Abrra

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  2. Suzy-Q said

    This exposure will be so great for David’s career. The full band, the big stage, his songs, and his performance skills that will shine tonight. I am so excited for him and the audience. I’ll bet Brad P will be surprised at David’s popularity when the fans start screaming their heads off.

    Happy 4th of July to all of you Arch Angels and Archies!!!

    P.S. I hope David wears something fitted tonight. tee hee

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  3. xaris said

    Happy SOF Day to everyone, especially those lucky enough to attend. I can’t wait for videos.

    This made me smile:
    “Emory Cook, communications manager for the Freedom Festival, said he doesn’t think Paisley and Archuleta know what to expect before they come to the stadium. “I think they don’t know what they are getting themselves into.”
    Pffft. I don’t think Emory Cook knows what he and the Freedom Festival are in for with a bunch of music-starved DA fans.

    Also, FOD has this tweeted posted from @rusharr:
    Morning folks! Look like it’s gonna be happy Saturday! with @DavidArchie”s songs are expected on the aired on @FlyFM958 ! *big smiles.

    It’s going to be a good day!

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  4. loulou said

    I am so excited i can not sit still !!!!

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  5. skydancer1x said

    Thanks Angelica! you woke up the butterflies in my stomach, they are fluttering feverishly right now!! Squeeeee day!
    There is something special about David and Paisley being on the same bill for SOF.this year♥ Considering David has fallen in love with the singer/songwriters haven that is Nashville,the pairing for this event feels like magic.:)

    3.Xaris
    “Pffft. I don’t think Emory Cook knows what he and the Freedom Festival are in for with a bunch of music-starved DA fans.”

    hahahaha! true indeed!

    wonder how long David’s set will be? hope longer than 30 minutes! wonder if he will get to do a song with Paisley? that would be so cool.Have a wonderful day today everyone!

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  6. betsy said

    Happy SOF day everyone! So excited that some of our best video takers are there! In my opinion, they should be given priority seating. 🙂
    I will be working late but will try to stop in to chat tonight.

    Oh – I just saw on Twitter that there will be a Ustream of tonight’s show. The link hasn’t been posted yet.

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  7. Heidijoy said

    The photos are beautiful!Angelica.(Your name suits you) So excited for David,the band and all the fans there and here anxiously awaiting the SHOW. Abrra love the inserts of celebration in your area. We’ve had the Boston Pops here along the MISSISSIPPI. The 4th here has an annual Blues Fest down on the river front all weekend and family celebrations with parades etc.
    Love that the concert tonight is being broadcast to over one million military!! Can’t wait to hear what David is going to sing.

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  8. Blueberry Ice said

    Happy July 4th weekend to all! Eeeek! So excited for todayyy! SOF is here and David’s new website will soon be up! Yayyyyy!

    What an amazing week! Had so much to catch up on. Dakgal, MT, Betsy … by the way, really enjoyed your posts! Just when I can’t get Everything and More out of my mind, David blows us away with his best ever rendition of Falling Stars. Many thanks to Abrra for the audio to download. Ahem, besides his fitted tee, he wore his short haircut quite well didn’t he?

    Angelica … You picked such a fitting quote by Moshe Dayan: “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul” as it really speaks for what David meant when he said he could “finally breathe”. You can see how happy he is … loving the ride on this unrestrained freedom train! July is going to be an epic month!

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  9. emmegirl said

    Happy 4th weekend to everyone, starting with SOF! Woo-hooo! Bet he is so excited. I hope his set is longer than 30 min too, sky. Surely they can squeeze in another hour or three for the hometown guy!

    Still wallowing in that FS. That one is gonna be tough to top, just standing there at the mic and pouring it out. And I like the changes, it is more him.

    See you all tonight!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. betsy said

    The 8th paragraph down, to the right, lololol.
    The New Straight Times had a little typo. Every time I see it I can’t help but giggle.
    Poor little Scotty. 🙂

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  11. Heidijoy said

    That’s funny Betsy!! ha!ha! Hadn’t noticed that before.

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  12. sweetonda said

    Just found out I will have time to go to one of the fan dinners, but don’t know where or when they will be Can anyone give me the info or let me know where to get it?

    I’m so excited that this day is finally here.

    Hope everyone who is attending has a fantastic time and that all who may be listening on UStream will have a clear listening experience.

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  13. Abrra, Our local airport is having a hot air balloon launch for the next 3 days. To see them all up in the sky is so gorgeous!There is also Air shows featuring the Blue Angels. We have entertainment and many of us gather for neighborhood get togethers full of funnin’ and feastin’! One of the really cool things about this Air show is two of our local disabled Iraq veterans were selected to fly yesterday in one of the aerobatic airplanes! I couldn’t help but get emotional while watching these guys come out of the plane so full of smiles and thankfulness for the ride-of-their-lives! They flew upside down and took many turns that would’ve probably made me nauseous! The festivities last until Monday with a huge fireworks display and the balloon illume on the fairgrounds is a beautiful sight to enjoy!
    I hope all you wonderful peeps that frequent this awesome site are having a great day! Happy 4th of July!
    P.S. I’m so excited for David. Tonight will be amazing for him and for us! 😉

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  14. Abrra said

    Sweetonda

    Shawna says
    @Abrra it us at Los Hermanos at 71 E Center street! Hi,Abs!!!

    jen barry says
    @Abrra you didnt ask me, but this is on my facebook pg: Los Hermanos 71 E. Center Provo, UT 4-6 pm

    Marylee says
    >>>>>> Nellie1983 << @Abrra user name of the fan who coordinated it.

    Abrra

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  15. FG said

    There is a ustream link in the comments over at FOD. Last comment!

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  16. Kizzi said

    Hello to all at The Voice:

    Just swinging by to see all the excitement. Whew. And, there is much more than the 1.21 GigaWatts of energy that it took to take the DeLorean time machine back to the future, emanating from everyone here.

    Every time I come by here I get the lyrics of Huey Lewis and the New’s “Power of Love” playing in my head….

    It don’t take money and it don’t take fame
    don’t need no credit card to ride this train
    Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel
    you won’t feel nothin’ till you feel
    you feel the power, just the power of love
    That’s the power, that’s the power of love
    You feel the power of love
    you feel the power of love
    feel the power of love.
    😀

    Yep, I feel the power of all ya’all’s GigaWatt love!

    Happy 4th all and Happy SOF day!

    (((Hugs)))

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  17. Tawna21 said

    Wishing everyone a Happy Fourth of July weekend!!

    Tawna

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  18. FG said

    There is a ustream link in the comments over at FOD.
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/stadium-of-fire

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  19. bebereader said

    I heard it’s supposed to be 95 in Utah tonight. Hope everyone going brings a water bottle, especially David and his band! A great time is wished to all!

    Can’t wait for tonight’s festivities. Will be hanging out in The Voice Unplugged tonight, waiting for videos.

    David tweets:

    Stadium of Fire tonight!!
    1 hour ago via txt

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  20. sweetonda said

    Abrra, Thank you so much! I knew I could count on The Voice. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    I’m so excited I can hardly stand it!

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  21. Abrra said

    Check your email Sweet, I sent you a phone number to call Shawna. She wants to meet up..

    Abrra

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  22. bebereader said

    FG, Thanks for the livestream link!

    SweetonDA, Have fun tonight and try to keep cool!!

    Kizzi: Thanks for those lyrics! Yes, it’s The Power of Love that keeps us going!

    New interview from Funfare Magazine

    The flipside of David Archuleta
    CONVERSATIONS With Ricky Lo The Philippine Star Updated July 03, 2011 12:00 AM

    Perhaps this much his fans know about David Archuleta who finished runner-up to his namesake, David Cook, in the seventh season of American Idol:

    David will turn 21 on Dec. 28. He was born in Miami, Florida (to Jeff Archuleta and Lupe Marie Mayorga who is a salsa singer and dancer from Honduras) and his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, when David was six years old, at about the same time when he started singing, inspired by a Les Miserables video. He’s a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America.

    “That Les Miz video got me started on the road to where I am now,” said David.

    At age 10, he started performing publicly as contestant in the Utah Talent Competition in which he sang Dolly Parton’s version of I Will Always Love You.

    “I won in the Child Division,” David recalled, confirming an entry in the Internet. “Maybe because my performance got me a standing ovation.”

    At age 12, David performed on several episodes of Star Search, finishing the Junior Vocal Champion which he eventually lost to a girl contestant.

    Then came American Idol where he stirred the proverbial hornet’s nest when he sang the John Lennon song Imagine during the show’s 1970s-themed edition when he skipped one verse and sang another one since he, according to a critic, wanted to avoid singing the line “no religion, too” because of his faith.

    “I sang the third verse instead of the first because it was my favorite and it has a great message,” David explained during our phone Conversation. “My religion had nothing to do with it.”

    That explanation and many other things are some of the revelations David made in this piece.

    Will David sing Imagine during his concert at the Big Dome on July 18? That remains to be seen. But for sure, he will do songs from his latest album, The Other Side Of Down.

    Meanwhile, uncover more on the flipside of David Archuleta.

    How do you feel about this your third visit to the Philippines?

    “Oh, I’m really excited to go back to the Philippines. I’m looking forward to performing for my fans there. The last time I was there (for a showcase at a mall), I did only a few songs but now I’m doing a whole show, just myself.”

    What do you remember most from your previous visits to the Philippines?

    “I remember the fans. I think that’s what I always remember a lot, the interaction with them and things like that. I remember the mangoes. I always tell my friends about the mangoes when they ask me about the Philippines. They soooooo good!”

    This time around, would you have enough time to see more of the Philippines after your concert?

    “You know, I’m not sure. But I think I might have a little bit of time. The first time I was there, we were not even allowed to go out or leave the hotel during our free time. I wanted to go out and try to ride the jeepney but I didn’t have the chance to. This time, I will ride a jeepney so that I can say, ‘I went to the Philippines and I rode a jeepney’.”

    You started in the business at age six. Don’t you feel that maybe you’ve missed part of your childhood?

    “No. I mean, show business is part of my childhood. I didn’t have any other way of spending my childhood. To be honest, I still feel like I’m too much of a kid. I don’t know. But I feel like I never have to grow up. You can get older and you can still feel young. You can be young at heart no matter how old you are. I still love to go to theme parks, I still like to play videogames, I still love watching cartoons and stuff like that.

    Can you still do what ordinary folks do now that you are rich and famous — you know, like strolling in the mall and things like that?

    “You know what I’d like to go to? Swap meet! You know, I like the people who are working there…It’s their own shop, it’s their own stuff. It’s just kind of exciting to me.”

    How different are you now from two years ago when you were in the Philippines? What can we expect from your concert on July 18?

    “You can see how I’ve changed in my latest album. It’s a lot more light-hearted, it’s more fun, the words in the songs are reflective of the kind of person that I was. I worked hard to make sure that I conveyed to everyone what the songs were saying.”

    In your concert on July 18, aren’t you going to include Imagine in your repertoire? It was one of your favorite songs on American Idol.

    “Sometimes I put it in there and sometimes I don’t. I don’t like to sing it too much because it was such an overwhelming experience singing that song. I didn’t expect the reaction that I was gonna get from it. I’m not sure what it was I did. I just sing songs that I love. I don’t know if I can ever get that moment again that I did on American Idol when I sang (Imagine) there. That song changed my life. I get nervous singing that song because I want it to be good.”

    Changed your life in what way?

    “Changed my life in the sense that it made people pay attention to what I was doing. It was amazing how people connected to that song and to my performance. That song is very close to me and I was happy to discover that other people could feel the same way.”

    The song was controversial because some people thought that you avoided singing the line “No religion, too.” They thought that your being a Mormon had something to do with it. Could you clarify that?

    “The whole song has an amazing message. The first verse is the one that everyone knows so I chose to sing that verse. The line ‘no religion, too’ is in the second verse. My other favorite verse is the last one. But then, I could only sing one verse on American Idol so I chose the first verse. In the third verse, it says, ‘Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can,’ and I love that line. It asks everyone a question, ‘I wonder if you can.’ And then it says, ‘Imagine all the people living life in peace.’ It’s such a great message — the brotherhood of men. That line gives me goose bumps. I would say, ‘You know what, I don‘t know if I would be here next week, so what do I want to say?’ So I picked that song and I picked that line.”

    Would you consider the Beatles among your musical influences?

    “Even if some people don’t want to admit it, the Beatles have influenced everyone in one way or another because they changed the direction where the music was going; they really extended what music could do, they introduced a new sound into the world and it forever changed what music could do to people. My other musical influences? To name a few…Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, John Meyer, Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Mariah Carey.”

    Have you worked with any Filipino artist?

    “I did a duet with Charice on a Christmas album. We sang Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Charice is always very nice; she’s a down-to-earth person. She’s very grateful for everything that has happened to her. She’s very close to her mom and that’s what I like about her because I’m very close to my mom, too. I’m always happy to hear her talk about her mom.”

    Hmmmm, how’s your love life?

    “My love life? You know, I haven’t really done anything with my love life. I feel like there’s never been any reason to rush it. And so I’m still just waiting for the right person. If the right girl comes, then I would start getting into my love life. Right now, I’m not focusing on that.”

    What kind of girl would be appealing to you?

    “That’s always the first question that people ask me…all the time. You know, a blonde or brunette? Hahahahaha! I would tell them, ‘You know, I don’t even notice. A lot of times I don’t even remember how someone looks like.’ I can remember hanging out with someone but for some reason I have a hard time remembering the face. I can remember what I talk to them about, sometimes I remember their names. Sometimes my own friends, I just don’t think about how they look.”

    What about girls?

    “It’s the same with girls. I mean, it’s important to be attracted to someone in the way they look but I think the more important thing is to be attracted to their personality, someone who is very respectful to themselves and also to other people, and someone who can have a good time, someone who is funny, who can make you laugh, who can make you smile, and who is adventurous, who likes to go out …you know, eat in a good restaurant, go hiking or rock-climbing.”

    (Note: David Archuleta’s concert at the Big Dome on July 18 is produced by Ovation Productions and etc, in cooperation with The Philippine STAR, 2nd Avenue, Talk TV, Diva Universal, Basketball TV, Solar, Jack TV, Business World, EDSA Shangri-La, Home Radio 97.9, Mellow 94.7, RX 93.1, RJ 100.3 and Optima Sign Solutions. Tickets are priced at P4,500, P4,000, P3,500, P2,500, P1,500 and P500. Call [02]911-5555.)

    http://www.philstar.com/funfare/ExclusivesArticle.aspx?articleId=702203&publicationSubCategoryId=70

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  23. Abrra said

    Kizzi!

    So great of you to say those nice words! Thank you !

    Abrra

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  24. sweetonda said

    Abrra, got it! Thanks, I’ll give her a call.

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  25. sweetonda said

    Hi Bebe, Can’t think about the weather when I’m spazzing about seeing David live. I’ll just go with the flow. It’s 113 degrees in Phoenix today so I’ll take low 90’s over that any day.

    Okay, I’m signing off and heading to Provo. I’ll be up late tonight, with everyone else, reliving the concert with all the video’s that I know will be coming in from all David’s wonderful fans.

    This fanbase is the GREATEST!!!

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  26. emmegirl said

    Shell_eeeyyy RT @momJulee: @StevenJRob Are you prepared to have your mind blown? MB was nothing compared to UTAAAAAHHHHH!

    what.

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  27. bebereader said

    MarkNilanJr (David’s keyboardist) just tweeted:

    Getting excited about the show tonight! Just going over a few last minute thing then going to head to the venue
    5 minutes ago

    If you recall, Mark tweeted this about a week ago:

    I’m working on an arrangement of a special song for the Archuleta – Stadium of Fire show on July 4th weekend, it’s really sounding good! 4:27 PM Jun 22nd v

    Excited about the song!

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  28. bebereader said

    Bringing this here for your enjoyment:

    credit pattycake04

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  29. Shawna said

    Sure love this place!! Read the article as soon as it was posted but came back a while ago to read all the comments!!!

    Just a note, u cannot take anything into the stadium, no food or even water, and they usually confiscate them when they go through your bags if u do, as well as umbrella’s too!! At least that holds true at all the football games!! I may be wrong cause I have never been to the SOF before, but don’t be surprised if that happens. Also, the firreworks usually start as soon as it gets dark so I doubt David will get to song longer than 30 minutes because they r on a schedule to start them then!

    Well, Pattirae is on her way to my house and then off we go to Provo! Meeting Sweetonda there! So excited to meet new fans and put faces to their names on twitter and here!!! SO EXCITED:-))))))))

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  30. Dakgal said

    ♫♫♫” It’s the butterflies that keep you so alive -so alive”♫♫♫
    and I have a bad case of them. I’m so excited for him!!

    The excitement is intense–hope I last til tonight-

    Wonder what patriotic song he will sing? He did say he’d would be doing one–maybe something he hasn’t done before–EEEEEK

    What ever it is –he’ll blow every ones flip-flops off.

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  31. Heidijoy said

    Shawna, So happy Patti Rae is able to go to SOF with you. To all who are going,I’m happy for you and looking forward to reports and videos. HAPPY DAY!!

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  32. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Picture credit:
    themoomers 21 mins 21 secs ago
    @DavidArchie Fan Dinner before SOF. Fun items! LasHermanas restaurant http://yfrog.com/h8dpcjsj

    Gift bags at the Utah fan dinner had these items for the fans. Oh my! Just beautiful!

    Abrra

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  33. bebereader said

    Mark Nilan added this to his facebook page:
    “Music Director & Keyboardist for American Idol’s David Archuleta”

    Some random tweets, some buzz for the show tonight:

    MarkNilanJr
    “Hook” is on tv…I might be late for sof
    13 minutes ago via Twitter

    What a jokester! Funny, Mark. Not. LOL

    DavidArchie Good luck David! I hope you have a blast. The crowd is going to love you. 🙂 Have fun!!!! 10 minutes ago

    muldur
    We checked out the area where the rides and vendors and such are. The parking near the venue opens at 5 pm. You probably know this. 10 minutes ago

    Headed to #stadiumoffire to check out Brad Paisley and @davidarchie tonight. Should be an AWESOME show. #excited 7 minutes ago

    David Archuleta@DavidArchie and Brad Paisley at Stadium of Fire in Utah tonight!!!! SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

    I reallyyy hope David does some epic beast cover tonight. Like a Michael Jackson cover. #whativealwayswanted 😀

    Oh my gosh! Everyone in Stadium Of Fire , ENJOY THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE , @DavidArchie sure will rock it tonight!

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  34. Djafan said

    Hello all!!!

    At the beach with the family and catching up with all the comments. I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. (((((kizzi)))). The power of love YES! That’s what it’s all about and it pours out of David like an onslaught of everything that is good. I’m feeling the cheese coming strong today.

    Everyone going tonight pour our love out to David, make him feel it!

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  35. Abrra said

    While waiting for @DavidArchie and SOF……Falling Star collage from The Celebrity Dish Utah!!

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    credit @HanneDenmark

    Abrra

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  36. FG said

    Hello everyone!!! I’ll be watching the Livestream!! So excited!! Happy 4th to everyone! We leave for vacation on Monday morning for 4 days! Should I keep using exclaimation marks!!?? LOL

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  37. emmegirl said

    Betsy, just read #10, lol.

    FG, exclamation mark the punctuation of choice here.

    Having trouble focusing on housework..how long before he comes on.

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  38. bebereader said

    Abrra#35 Something about that beautiful face….

    Emmegirl It’s 5:25 PM Utah time now. The show starts at 8PM. We won’t see David for at least another two and a half hours.

    Cool tweet:

    327dauta_WashDC
    A fan came from Taiwan to see David Archuleta in Utah!

    WOW!

    *waves* to dja at the beach!
    (pun intended)

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  39. Angelica said

    Hello!!!! Is everybody ready!!! So happy for Pattirae and everyone going tonight! Can’t wait to hear and see the ustream and vids to come. Been buzzing with excitement all day! {{{Kizzi}}} Yes, love is in the air. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and spreading some more.

    ArchuletaFanscene has a clock of Provo time on their site. It’s now a little after 6pm.

    Nice goody bags for the lunch and I see Hanne, (hi!) outdid herself on that collage!

    Back in a bit. Have to take care of some stuff before the fun begins. Photobucket

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  40. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    credit:
    @Heather4JT
    Fan dinner !

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    credit @suttygal
    Stopped in at the fan dinner!

    Abrra

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  41. Angelica said

    Abrra, Thanks for the fan dinner pics! Fun stuff!

    Here is the view from djhsail’s seat at SOF! Nice seats!

    Photobucket

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  42. Angelica said

    Abrra,

    Mine’s bigger. And now you owe me a coke. 😉 Make that a Dr. Pepper, please.

    /cough show off 😉
    Abrra

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  43. bebereader said

    David tweets:

    Arrived at the Lavell Edwards Stadium at BYU in Provo, Utah. Brad Paisley and I will be performing tonight.

    And lizmag just saw him!

    Just saw David!!!! 12 minutes ago

    He was wearing a blue T 6 minutes ago via

    He giggled as he walked fast past us. LOL 6 minutes ago

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  44. Djafan said

    I am home!!!!

    Praying the ustream works on iPad…still without computer, so far so good.

    Who does he think he is walking around like if nothing? The nerve.

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  45. bebereader said

    Check out the merch!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit pastel

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  46. River said

    The excitement starts to build. Gah.. just kills me not to be there. There better be a fall/Xmas tour as six months with no live David is my limit and I’ve hit it. So happy for everyone there. Cannot wait to see David’s performance. I know he’s going guns blazing tonite!!

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  47. Dakgal said

    I’m not panicking or anything –BUT where is the volume on the

    Ustream? am I blind or dumb—or both 🙂

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  48. Angelica said

    Dak, there is no sound yet. We’re hoping that changes soon.

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  49. emmegirl said

    Good question dak.

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  50. Angelica said

    We have sound!!

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  51. stenocruiser said

    Correction: We HAD sound — now they’ve gone PRIVATE !!

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  52. What the heck? Bummer.

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  53. annie318 said

    I was on the site but went to thevoice to see if there was still that byu connection/livestream. can’t find it!
    Now I cant even get back to the SOF livestream site. It says I need a password. Dang it!!

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  54. Angelica said

    It’s closed down. 5 minutes after we got sound a man announced it was going out live to millions of people so let’s make it private and bam…it was gone.

    That’s all I have for now. Both Jwipes and Trish’s channels are off air right now. Having reception problems. 😦

    http://www.allthingsarchie.com/2011/07/ustreams-for-tonight.html?spref=tw

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  55. Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    http://twitter.com/Heather4JT

    The pic courtesy of heather 4jt

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  56. FG said

    http://twitpic.com/5kddre

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  57. Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    http://twitpic.com/5kdeg8

    Another one by heather4jt

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  58. Angelica said

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    Yes, nice duds! Oh well, let’s go to chat and discuss plan B. 8)

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  59. Djafan said

    Oh wow David is looking good!

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  60. Djafan said

    David is on!

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  61. Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    annyo84 annyo84
    David has immodest dancers dancing to the song on the stage with him! ROFL
    7 minutes ago

    Imagine this , David singing STR with dancers

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  62. Vee,Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    suttygal joanie s
    Barely any phone service sorry.. . I’m already in tears over David’s NA!:) ABSOLUTELY no one like him! So good!
    19 minutes ago

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  63. bebereader said

    He changed his outfit for the show!

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  64. Angelica said

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    The immodest dancers. ROFL! David and the Archuletts.

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  65. emmegirl said

    LOL Angelica!

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  66. Vee,Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    suttygal joanie s
    Barely any phone service sorry.. . I’m already in tears over David’s NA!:) ABSOLUTELY no one like him! So good!
    19 minutes ago

    rickymartin Michelle Burnett
    Patriotic medley by @davidarchie is stunning! #stadiumoffire
    3 minutes ago

    iteachkidz22 Cheryl
    Standing ovation!
    3 minutes ago

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  67. Vee,Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    rhiminee rhiminee
    America the Beautiful. David. Stop making me cry. Why are you so unreal. I’m in full on flail mode here, just ignore me.
    2 minutes ago

    jdatu jdatu
    Crying and wanting more…
    2 minutes ago

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  68. xaris said

    I think i’m enjoying @Jonerz’s tweets almost as much as I will the videos tomorrow.

    ATTENTION STADIUM OF FIRE SECURITY: After the show let ANYBODY with a video camera out first ! THANX!!

    The HECK with fireworks!! It’s not like you haven’t seen them before! Get back to the hotel and start upload those vids!! ROFL

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  69. Angelica said

    Xaris, I know! lol, I’ve been bringing her tweets to unplugged and they are a big hit!

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  70. tessielynn said

    I would not know how to gain access, but I looked on the Armed Forces TV schedule and they are replaying stadium of fire on their family channel July 4th at I believe 8am….

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  71. Angelica said

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  72. bluesky said

    Fox 13 Utah news on SoF.

    You will hear a short echo of DAs voice… *sad* but you will also see a very familiar face. ^_^

    http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/?watchId=e7240c73-1428-4b05-bc4b-e1ac50eed59e

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  73. Angelica said

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    David, Brad, and Claudia. :))

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  74. bebereader said

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    David and Brad

    Found on Something About Archie

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  77. Djafan said

    Clip of NA!

    http://yfrog.com/0wa9hz

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  78. bebereader said

    WOW! dja His voice sounds magnificent, on that small clip! We are in for Trouble with a capital T!

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  79. Angelica said

    Thanks djafan! Wow that last note.

    We miss you in unplugged. 😦 Sorry your pute is ailing.

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  80. Djafan said

    [audio src="http://download301.mediafire.com/7dvukis9wjsg/1l9i3u5ecm1jbfm/110702_002.mp3" /]

    Complete sof from starrynite!!!!!

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  81. Angelica said

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  82. Angelica said

    OOOhhhh…Starrynite’s audio is incredible! Listening now. It’s like you’re right there!

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  83. Tawna21 said

    Home from SOF—yucky traffic 😦 Awesome show!! Words don’t describe it! David was divine ♥♥

    Tawna

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  84. Angelica said

    Welcome home Tawna! I’m listening now to Starrynites mp3, amazing! Must have been divine for sure! Tell us more after you get some rest!

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  85. Djafan said

    STR!!!!!!!

    Credit starrynite

    Sent from my iPad

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  86. bebereader said

    The Other Side of Down

    credit starrynites

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  87. Annie 318 said

    starrynites ~ thank you for your speedy excellent work of downloading STR & TOSOD. Excellent sound & of course beautiful David. Thanks again!

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  88. Susie said

    How can this child, know how to HONOR the troops throughout the world by changing how you sing two words in the Star Spangled Banner = “the brave”?

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  89. Susie said

    HE BLOWS MY MIND!

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  90. pocoelsy said

    I have no words to describe how amazing he is anymore, the man is unreal!!

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  91. pocoelsy said

    Oh! sorry where’s my manners!! Thank you everyone for all your hard works to keep us poor soul updated minute by minute, David has the greatest fan in the world!!!

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  92. bebereader said

    ALTNOY and Stomping The Roses

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  93. Susie said

    Claudia looks awesome in that picture!

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  94. bebereader said

    Awesome beginning. A video of thirteen year-old David, on a jumbotron, starts to sing The Star Spangled Banner to be continued by David now at 20! So proud to be a fan of this Amazing artist!! *tears*


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  95. Abrra said


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  96. grammyj said

    I just watched all the videos posted from David’s performance last night. It was almost perfection. He was so good. This is why I have followed David for three years. His vocal ability is superb, and his stage presence keeps improving. He even had some back-up dancers for one song and a video at the beginning of the patriotic medley. The band sounded great. I loved seeing little David for the SSB and then the adult David steps up. Wow, is all I can say. Can’t wait to see what he does in Asia!

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  97. Abrra said

    I made mp3’s of the 2 patriotic songs from 8throwcenter’s videos. They have been put into the Candy Jar folder named Stadium of Fire. The full concert mp3 is there as well.

    David Archuleta My Country ’tis of Thee America the Beautiful Stadium of FIre 2011.mp3 http://www.mediafire.com/?ecu3eqoal567qmu

    David Archuleta Star Spangled Banner Stadium of Fire 2011.mp3
    http://www.mediafire.com/?d0jevjgc6kpu9s8

    Working now on uploading videos to Unplugged!

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    I have added an mp3 folder Grand Rapids Intersection Aug 17, 2009 to the Candy Jar. It’s a popular show in chat.

    Abrra

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  98. Abrra said

    ‘Sky concert’ fireworks rock Stadium of Fire

    The David mention here:

    Utah native David Archuleta made an unannounced early appearance on stage to sing the national anthem followed by the frisson of a flyover of the Hill Air Force Base 388th Fighter Wing accompanied by fireworks, which segued into an apparently live transmission to the audience from a member of the military on active duty.

    Later in the show, Archuleta opened for Brad Paisley. Archuleta found fame on American Idol and established himself with his song “Crush” which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since sold two million downloads.

    “These mountains are beautiful, Utah is just beautiful,” Archuleta told the crowd between songs. “I love it here. It’s crazy how many of you are here. I love being home and want to thank all of you guys for the support you have given me.” He closed by singing a patriotic salute to the troops.

    Full article here http://tinyurl.com/69f67dp

    Abrra

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  99. MT said

    Abrra, thanks so much for being up so early posting vids and pics and filling that candy jar. ♥

    Thanks also to every fan everywhere for all of the vids, pics and tweets, and for thinking of us who were unable to go. You are awesome!

    I was so nervous for him yesterday, but his voice was just incredible! Abrra, I see what you meant in chat last night. How does he do that? Oh to have been in that crowd. * sighs*

    As for that second pic in #97, well… How can one young man be both an amazing talent and almost heart-stoppingly beautiful at the same time?

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  100. Abrra said

    MT

    I got a phone call ( to listen to him sing) from a friend who was at the show while I was in chat last night. It was hard to type about what I was witnessing. There was such power in his voice on those patriotic songs! The medley took my breath away. My typing became very bad as I listened and tried to tell folks what I was hearing. So much so, that someone ( you know who you are!) asked me if I was drinking. 😉

    I was drinking in the power of THE ARCHULETA!

    Abrra

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  101. emmegirl said

    Nothing like being hit with a 1000 mega watt blast of the one and only David Archuleta. He comes at you from all directions, overloading all your senses, and wrings every last ounce of emotion out of you.

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  102. emmegirl said

    Lordy, that 8throwcenter STR.

    No words for NA and medley.

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  103. MT said

    Abrra: “I was drinking in the power of THE ARCHULETA!”

    LOL High on David!!! Bet you weren’t the only one!!

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  104. Abrra said

    Videos are uploaded in Unplugged
    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    SOF and Nashville will run continuously for awhile.

    I’ll continue to check for new ones. Jerry (jwipe) has not put his up yet. Hoping for some close ups 😉

    Abrra

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  105. Abrra said


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    Random pics from Smiley Michelle
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  106. skydancer1x said

    Abrda,i thbnk you tuped judt finw kast ninght. I cen’t beleve somdone woukd sat that!

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  107. skydancer1x said

    Abrra, been to the candy jar for some goodies, and they are extremely tasty! thank you thank you thank you!♥♥

    these pictures are so beautiful, from smiley Michelle. aaaaaahh :)) I am just loving his hair!!!
    99.MT.
    “As for that second pic in #97, well… How can one young man be both an amazing talent and almost heart-stoppingly beautiful at the same time?”
    sigh….I know MT. He just melts me like butter.

    Today, I am just a mushy goosiebump crybaby.everytime I listen to that medley,and I can’t stop listening over and over again.
    I keep thinking about how all our wonderful brave military men and women listening to David must have felt hearing him. oh David, you sing patriotic songs like no one else can!!!♥

    ******My daughter had a dream last night that she went with me to a David concert. It was an outdoor concert.sort of a big field. there was no stage, but David had a microphone, and was standing right next to us singing!.She said that I was clapping and singing along, and she was watching. . Then I stood next to him and danced haha, and that I kept making a signal with my hands to take a picture of David and me. the end rofl! She said “it was such a goofy dream Mom.”
    I was thinking , goofy???!! I only wish I had dreamed it!!

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  108. MT said

    Sky
    “He just melts me like butter.”

    I knowwwwww! What’s strange is, I listen to that medly and it tears me up, by the end I realize I can’t even breathe from the beauty of that voice and I think “who cares what he looks like with THAT voice!!!” He could be purple with warts and I woldn’t care. And when I can finally tear myself away from the last minute of that video (that i keep replaying) I scroll down and see THAT photo and it takes my breath away all over again. He’s only 20 years old!!

    What’s gonna happen to us when he’s 25??????

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  109. Angelica said

    Pics from ArchuletaFanscene posted by Archiefandoc. 🙂

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  110. sweetonda said

    Oh what a wonderful time to be alive! We are not only the fans if the best singer of today, but we have the priviledge of getting to know his amazing fan base personally.

    First, thank you Abrra for helping me out yesterday. You are one in a million!

    Yesterday was a dream come true. I want to give Shawna and Pattirae (you look wonderful BTW) a big thank you for taking me under their wings. What a true pleasure it was to meet both of you and also Tawna. I had so much fun at the fan get together.

    The concert was awe-inspiring. David was on fire!!! I could have listened to him all night. And his dedication to the troops?…..He’s just to good to be true!

    We are going to be in big trouble with all the Asian videos. I just know it!!!!

    Happy 4th to everyone here at The Voice and a wish that David is enjoying his time with family the holiday weekend.

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  111. sweetonda said

    Oh, forgot to mention that some guy behind me kept saying “Wow” all the way through Davids set. At the end of the medley, he said, “I need to get his album.” He looked to be in his 20’s.

    Looks like another one bites the dust!!! 🙂

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  112. Angelica said

    Susie #93 Yes, Claudia really looks great in that photo! BTW, so do your words on the top left sidebar. Love how you put that. 🙂

    Had such a great time last night into the wee hours waiting up for videos and chatting. He is always worth the wait and never disappoints. That medley of America the Beautiful/My Country Tis of Thee is the most heart-rending rendition of a patriotic song I’ve ever heard. It was most kind of him to sing that too, as I had already provided the ginormous gif on the front page with the words, “Let Freedom Ring.” I posted 8thRowCenters video underneath those words so you can see them as he sings them. You can tell that those aren’t just empty words for him; he is a true patriot. Hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the spirit of this holiday weekend. I just made a flag cake! Fun stuff! Mine looks better cause I use a lot of cool whip. haha.

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  113. Angelica said

    Sweetonda!

    So glad to hear you had a great time yesterday with Shawna,Pattie and Tawna! You could not have been taken under the wings of a sweeter group of ladies in this world!

    Love hearing about another one getting David and that he’s a 20 year old guy! Good to hear of him gaining acceptance by one of his own kind. Tell us more about your day/evening? No detail is too trivial.

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  114. bebereader said

    What a joy to wake up to the new pics and videos that have surfaced! Simply put, David makes us happy, whether it’s through pictures, song, or things he says. We had such fun in The Voice Unplugged last night, waiting for and watching the new videos. I stayed way too late but wasn’t even the last to leave. There was enough adrenaline in that room for all of us to be on a natural high last night and we were.

    Sky, Cool dream your daughter had! 😉

    Sweetonda, Glad you hooked up with Pattirae and Shawna! From all accounts the show was a rousing success. As for that twenty year old aspiring fan behind you who wanted to buy David’s cd, I’m curious if they were selling cds at the merch table.

    Speaking of merch, here’s a better pic:

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    Some more pics from SOF from facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150232227564285.328017.189793364284&l=1000dd0f23

    And I’m still spazzing over my video of choice: 8throwcenter’s Star Spangled Banner in comment #94.

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  115. xaris said

    Sincere thanks to all who took and posted videos and pictures from SOF. I have only two things to say.

    1. #97 et al., vest. Nice vest.

    2. How much better is he going to get? I need to know so I can prepare better. It’s not good for people my age to receive repeated shocks. His patriotic medley was truly sublime.

    Sky #106 and Abrra-AAHHHAAAAHHAA!

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  116. Abrra said

    I have been wandering around in twitvid land looking for things to copy for Unplugged. I came across this from Arseno Hall’s Star Search page. I won’t be using this video, but I wanted to share it for its “historical” value.

    This was the opening clip for the “Battle of the Champions” show after season 3. It was a special one time episode.
    “I managed to end up as the Junior Grand Champion on Star Search 2, losing the Junior Grand Champion “Battle of the Champions” title to Tiffany Evans.”
    Quoted from David Archuleta Chords of Strength p. 77

    David appears briefly in a few spots:
    :56-1:00
    1:05-1:09 WARNING! He has big tears 😦
    1:33-1:38 More tears

    http://www.twitvid.com/M9FXW

    He mentioned in COS how emotional he was while on Star Search. We now have visual proof how it affected him.

    Abrra

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  117. FG said

    Wow Abrra just wow on that Star Search video! To think of how young he was, to go thru that then get the vocal paralysis, then decide to enter another show like Idol, just goes to show his strength of character and belief that he was meant to sing. He is a true inspiration. Thank you David.

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  118. FG said

    Ummm, I just found out that about 1/2 of that elaborate stage set-up was needed for the crane & pulley system that was necessary for the application of David’s jeans. 😉

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  119. Djafan said

    Hello all,

    Are we ready for what’s to come?

    Remember what David said.

    Sweetonda so glad you were able to make it and aren’t pattirae and shawna the best 🙂

    I’m at a 4th city celebration with the family and getting better at using this iPad lol

    Thank you admns and all you wonderful Archangels for being here and celebrating the amazing David Archuleta.

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  120. Pattirae said

    Sweetonda,

    It was so much fun sitting with you at the fan luncheon/dinner. What a great time was had by all who attended. Really, Janeal put so much into it!!! Everyone had a little red sack by their plate with pictures, bracelet, name tag picture, bookmark and candy in them. There were even drawings for some other goodies. It just so happened that all 3 of us won in the drawings (Shawna, Sweetonda, and I). haha It was so much fun saying hello to all the sweet friends we have met because of David. I have to say here that it was a miracle that I was well enough to go to the luncheon and concert. I had been so fatigued all week from my last round of chemo last Mon that I wondered if I was going to be able to make it. But I woke up yesterday and knew it was going to happen, that I was feeling strong enough to be there. Shawna helped me through the entire evening—–what a dear friend she has become to me. (We met at the SLC Women’s Conference when we sat next to each other.)

    Now to the concert!!!!! Let’s see, what words in the English language can possibly describe the experience??? Looks like I can’t even come up with one that will do the evening justice. When It showed David singing the SSB as a 12 yr old and then morphed to him singing live, well the tears started at that moment and showed up again when he sang his tribute to the troops. He is to be reckoned with that’s for sure. No one can sing songs like that as well as David can. The people around us became fans as we visited with them. (By the way, Steve Young, a famous quarterback for BYU and San Fransico 49ers, was sitting behind us with his family and caused quite a stir to those sitting in our area.) But I digress——David’s set was PERFECTION and everyone was looking at Shawna and I as we sang at the top of our lungs, every word to every song. We were absolutely in heaven.

    We didn’t get home until 1 am and I thought I would be feeling it today. But I feel great and so happy and excited and blessed to have been able to experience such a wonderful evening. Happy 4th of July to everyone. I love you all.

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  121. betsy said

    I just now was able to get online and have seen one video, the NA.
    No words.
    (except I am almost afraid to watch more)
    Pattirae, so glad you went, so glad you have such a good friend. ♥

    Happy 4th everyone. 🙂
    Stay safe.

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  122. Heidijoy said

    PattiRae, So glad you were able to go. You have been in our thoughts and prayers.
    I have to ask Do you think Steve is a fan? I’m familiar with him as I’m a sports nut and he is now an ESPN sportscaster. Remember the fan dinner for Motab,so can imagine the event. Keep up the good work and bless Shawna,your family and friends. Bless You Leah Rae

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  123. skydancer1x said

    Sitting here smiling 🙂
    ” David’s set was PERFECTION and everyone was looking at Shawna and I as we sang at the top of our lungs, every word to every song. We were absolutely in heaven”
    so happy that you went!

    Betsy, just checking on you.:) haha I can’t stop watching these videos over and over again!

    Abrra, I had never seen that twitvid before..thanks for the special find♥

    ok, look for me Betsy,…I am heading back in….
    anything from jwipe yet?

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  124. skydancer1x said

    oops forgot to write 120..Pattirae., in quoting you!

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  125. Angelica said

    Pattirae,

    I am so happy you got to attend SOF and are feeling so well still! A miracle for sure and an answer to many prayers. Thanks for sharing how it felt to actually be there. I can just imagine you and Shawna singing at the top of your lungs. 😆 It must have been glorious! Happy 4th to you and your sweet family!

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  126. skydancer1x said

    Angelica, I meant to tell you I love your flag cake♥♥♥
    …daughter made layered red, white and blue cupcakes today.Maybe I will take a picture of them tomorrow,if there are any left! haha I have already eaten 4 since she left to go see fireworks with her friends.
    I on the other hand..have been useless today.
    help meeeee! I am stuck like glue to these SOFvideos! Especially the NA, and patriotic medley,and then there are roses to stomp on while putting one foot in front of the other to get to the Other Side Of Down, and Crush ain’t going away either…
    omebody slap me. please

    I’m going to eat another cupcake. (then rearrange the remaining ones differently on the plate. think she’ll notice? )

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  127. Dayzee said

    The outfit David wore to sing the SSB looked perfect to me. Blue shirt, vest, white pants and belt were just right for the occasion. And all well-fitted.
    I was amazed to see young David on the Jumbo screen begin the song, and then melted as 20-year-old David took over and sang the rest. He is simply a master at conveying the soul of that music. After hearing so many renditions that were automatic or self-serving, his is overwhelmingly earnest. Also, the patriotic medley at the end of his set was so heartfelt. He breathes fire into those lyrics and reminds us of how and why they were written. He took such care with every phrase, every word, every note. I could imagine him working so hard to put that together.
    Sorry, I have no clue about his new band. I could not see or hear them beyond David. I did not even realize there were immodest dancers up there until I saw them on the video. LOL There were a group of four twenty-something fellows sitting next to me who sang along and knew every word of David’s songs. Bless them.
    I am still in a cloud from last nights nirvana, but I feel this little nudge that tells me I won’t be seeing David for a long while. Thank heavens for this and other fan sights that keep us in touch with David and give us the opportunity to indulge our ODD.

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  128. Angelica said

    Sky,

    LOL! Just back away from the cupcakes and no one gets hurt. But yes, rearrange them and then act very innocent when she comes home. This will work better if you wipe the frosting off your mouth first.

    I can’t help you, woman. I’m in a sorry state myself. Watching videos, and screen capping. Care to see some of them? I got these from Muldur video of his ATB/MCTOT medley.

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    FG #118 You made me almost choke on my flag cake! /cough

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  130. betsy said

    Angelica. I just can’t.
    #4
    WHHYYYY?

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  131. Angelica said

    Dayzee,

    Aw, thanks for sharing that. I know that medley has me so captivated by the sincerity of his emotion and the beauty of his voice. I too imagine he worked very hard to arrange that masterful performance and put so much into conveying all that he felt. You can see by his expression in a couple of the screen caps I just posted that he put his whole heart and soul into it.

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  132. bebereader said

    Two new pic surfaced on Twitter!
    One is in Betsy’s comment#129
    and the other:

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    credit jazz_archie

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  133. betsy said

    David’s official site is up in Asia and starting to come up in Canada. We have to be next! (that’s where the new pics are coming from)

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  134. Angelica said

    Bebe, I don’t know about the one you just posted, but the one from Betsy in #129 has Matt Clayton on it so we know he is up to his diabolical camera tricks again. 😉 I ♥ that man.

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  135. bebereader said

    JR just posted this link on Twitter with this warning: “Not for the faint of heart.”

    Gulp!
    Click at your own risk.
    Super big pics!

    http://mr-davidarchuleta.forospanish.com/t434-david-archuleta-en-el-stadium-of-fire

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  136. Angelica said

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    We are in so much trouble.

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  137. Angelica said

    Bebe, I clicked.

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  138. betsy said

    I clicked too.
    🙂

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  139. Happy 4th of July peeps @ TheVoiceDA!

    Thanks to all archies who shared their pix & videos. We are a great fanbase 🙂

    SF – thanks for the message. As always, i love you amiga {{{hugs}}}

    Will have dinner w/ VEE & her sister next weekend.

    Enjoy your day everyone 🙂

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  140. pocoelsy said

    Happy 4th of July everyone,

    Bebereader #135 I clicked that too , thud!!! will still be on the ground for a few more days, at lest lol. Now I know the true meaning of the word “speechless” to the core….thanks to the voice and Mr. David.

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  141. Susie said

    Angelica, don’t mean to reuse the word, but I am honored to see my words in the left sidebar.

    I’m so glad that the “Stadium of Fire” was on July 2nd

    Gave me the whole day of July 3rd to listen to David sing his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, My Country Tis of Thee (when is the last time you heard someone sing that?) and America the Beautiful.

    Which leads to a more meaningful, heart-felt 4th of July. His voice awakens and enriches your whole being!

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  142. Djafan said

    #135 wowowowo. Stunning 🙂

    Fg you are funny 🙂

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  143. gladys said

    I can ask you questions?
    counter site david says now 0000.00.00. but Archies Absolute, there is another counter. It says that the site would open tomorrow.
    Please, someone wants clears my doubts, thanks.

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  144. Abrra said

    Gladys
    It says 000 00 00 00 when I click http://davidarchuleta.com/ My time zone is eastern daylight time. There has be only speculation about why the clock showed different time depending on where you lived.

    The web site you mentioned http://absolutearchies.blogspot.com/ has a screen shot of the new site that has been opened to help promote David’s tour and TOSOD Asian Tour Edition CD, in Asia.

    That is all I know. Everyone assumed it was an across the board official site that would be open to the whole fan base by the time the clock reached 000 00 00 00. This does not seem to be what is happening.

    I have no information on when David will have an official site for fans all over the world to visit. We may know more after the Asian tour is finished.

    Abrra

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  145. Abrra said

    Check you local PBS station’s listings for tonight!

    They are running LAST YEAR’S A Capitol Fourth with David Archuleta after the this years with Jordin Sparks

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    Also On Monday: Fireworks and More Fireworks

    Public television’s event from Washington, “A Capitol Fourth” (CPTV, Monday, 8 p.m.) features a different “American Idol” alumni, Jordin Sparks, who will sing that non-patriotic song, “Beauty and the Beast,” that will be danced by recent “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Chelsea Hightower with Mark Ballas to honor the film’s 20th anniversary. Jimmy Smits hosts the show that also features performances by Matthew Morrison of “Glee,” Little Richard, Josh Groban, the Broadway cast of “Million Dollar Quartet,” Kelli O’Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra.

    But all people want to watch any of the shows, of course, will be the fireworks.

    Locally, you can literally compare this year’s event with last year’s, as the 2010 “A Capitol Fourth” (CPTV, Monday, 9:30 p.m.) follows, with Smits hosting Gladys Knight, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, John Schneider and David Archuleta. They must like that one at CPTV; it will be the third time they will be showing it over the three day weekend.

    More here:http://tinyurl.com/64nltq4

    Abrra

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  146. gladys said

    Thanks abrra, I have always assured that I can count on your support. Good things happen for 3 years and 4 months, I’m sure my way will be more people like you, thank you girls and thanks abrra.

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  147. Jen A said

    stripes….stripes….stripes… (too weak to type any more…)

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  148. Abrra said

    Wheeewwwww! That is some picture.

    We need a caption contest 😉

    Gladys
    I think you have your answer about the web site now.

    David tweets!
    @DavidArchie
    Happy 4th of July everyone! 5 minutes ago via web

    Abrra the /spammer

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  149. Fiona said

    SPEECHLESS………..

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  150. Jen A said

    “Elvis has left the building”

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  151. amb4da said

    Long time no squee together…I’m overdue and planning to get more caught up soon…miss ally’all DA peeps!
    but meantime, had to stop in today today just to say a Happy and Safe Independence Day to all!

    Just got a patriotic wave as I drove back home through my little New England town that dresses up in their Red, White and Blue for their
    “Big” little parade…the town is a picture of “Americana” at it’s best on this day, and it just makes you grateful for all we have on these days.

    And when I got in my car Brad Paisley’s current hit was appropriately playing:

    If there’s anyone that still has pride and the memory of those
    that died defending the old red, white, and blue,
    This is country music and we do

    So turn it on, turn it up, and sing a long
    This is real; this is your life in a song
    Just like a road that takes you home
    Yeah this is right where you belong
    ****
    And I couldn’t help but think how awesome July 2nd in Utah must have been, with David as the icing on the cake.
    I’m sure I’m not original in saying….Let Freedom Sing!! 🙂
    Can’t wait to come back and see all the details~until then~Have a great Holiday, All!

    ps. as usual don’t know, Angelica, if you found or made the David pic with the flag…but I love it.

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  152. betsy said

    I LOVE that the fansites are listed!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
    Not sayin’ a word about that picture.

    Off to work. Have a great day, all. 🙂

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  153. MT said

    Wow!! That picture!!! :0 I am actually speechless. I don’t even know what to say.

    Caption contest? Not sure I want to try captioning that pic. haha

    I love that the visitors to the site have links to this site, and all of his fansites.

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  154. MT said

    Ok, who was it that was saying they wanted to run their fingers through his hair? ‘Cuz it looks like someone finally caught him did it!!

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  155. Abrra said

    I have changed my twitter picture LOL It is now:

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    Screen cap made by Abrra from here http://www.davidarchuleta.info picture by Matt Clayton Photography

    It used to be the one of him with red pants and suspenders. I like change 🙂

    Abrra the /spammer

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  156. Djafan said

    Holy guacamole!!!!!!!

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  157. gladys said

    Can anyone ask for more??
    From today my favorite animal is the zebra.
    I run my fingers through that hair.
    Where the inn’s other hand?
    Who are you looking david? are you looking at me?

    Sorry, for a moment lost his reason, I think it still can not find it, never recover.
    My mouth can not close.

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  158. bebereader said

    Hijole, nice pic there, David! 😉
    And finally a beautiful Official Site!
    How nice to see The Voice as well as the other official fansites listed, both U.S. and International. I know the page is not complete; there are some that still need to be added!

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  159. emmegirl said

    Now that’s what we’re talking about – a beautiful, classy, mature site, love it! It represents him well.

    Please, please sign Matt Clayton to a life long contract as your personal photographer. 😯 We would buy anything he has to sell.

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  160. Angelica said

    Photobucket

    OMG Photobucket

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  161. emmegirl said

    Gladys, LOL! I concur!

    Abrra, I have a feeling every single avatar is going to be changing!!!

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  162. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Found at http://www.somethingboutarchie.com They didn’t give a picture credit., but it was included in what they said was an official site message.

    From AFS

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit @PlatinumArchie

    Abrra

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  163. bebereader said

    I collect all smiley pics of David but I must confess that I’m liking these new nosmiley pics.

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  164. djafan said

    Oh no. When you click on the OS .com this message is with the first picture at #162

    This site is the ONLY official David Archuleta Web site.

    Unfortunately, yesterday our site was compromised before we were ready to reveal it. That set us back quite a bit because we had to deal with leak before we could go live.

    We are working as fast as possible to get a fantastic new site up for all of David’s fans.

    http://www.davidarchuleta.info is NOT an offical site and is not affiliated with this site.

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  165. Abrra said

    Djafan
    Thanks! I do not see any message as you stated when I click the http://davidarchuleta.com/ Not sure why, I disabled any Firefox add-ons and tried again, same result.
    I clicked on the words davidarchuleta.com over the counter and it took me to http://davidarchuleta.info/

    I am sorry for any confusion. I have removed my post referring to the other site mentioned. It is a beautiful site and the Matt Clayton picture and the links to fan sites gave it some credibility with me.

    Let’s just leave it that I found a really nice place, that had a really nice picture of David. 🙂

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Collage by @HanneDenmark ~photo by Matt Clayton

    Abrra

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  166. pabuckie said

    The pic posted at 155 by Abrra is my twitpic. I don’t understand why everyone here gets credit for their pics but me. I’m sorry I haven’t posted here. But it just makes me feel bad. I love you guys. I have nothing against anyone here. I love you all.

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  167. Abrra said

    pabuckie
    It is a screen cap that I made from the web site http://www.davidarchuleta.info which I then cropped, which most anyone can do. I guess we had the same idea. I did not take anything from your twitpic page. I am fully capable of making screen caps on my own. I have tagged the screen cap picture with proper credit.

    As you can see the collage in #165 is using the same picture. She made her own screen cap. It is common to see similar screen caps by fans.

    We make every effort to get the source of an image. If someone copies a picture an puts on their twitpic page, I have no real way to know if it theirs or someone else’s picture. I credit the place where I find the picture.I realize that its very easy to copy a picture and post it to a twitpic site. I have no control over who copies from others. I do not do that without giving credit.

    Abrra

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  168. emmegirl said

    #165 – a fly’s-eye view of D. Lucky fly.

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  169. TerryTampa / TerrySaudi said

    Happy 4th from Saudi. Actually, it’s now the 5th of July here. It’s my first time posting, but I plan to be here more often now that I have more time on my hands. Still trying to get adjusted to the time change (7 hrs ahead of Florida), not to mention many other cultural differences and adjusting to life on a military post again. I do love it, though.

    Earlier today, I was very excited to catch some of David’s Stadium of Fire performance on the Armed Forces Network (AFN). He was absolutely amazing. His final medley dedicated to the military troops filled my heart with such pride. The full Stadium of Fire program is airing again now, so I’m staying up to watch David’s full performance!

    TerryTampa (now in Saudi)

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  170. Dakgal said

    Can you believe it? I got unexpected company during chat on Sat.night and they just left about 3 hrs. ago. 🙄

    One of those ” Don’t stay home without him” occasions. Didn’t get to see one morsel until then.

    During this last three hrs. I have made up for lost time and have come to a conclusion: — either watch the videos or look at the pictures–I can’t switch between the two– soaring to the ceiling listening to that indescribable music– to scrolling down and seeing those indescribable pictures and hitting the floor with a THUD–I was taking a horrible beating.

    I absolutely do not know how that sound can come from him–but I am so glad it does–and how can anybody look like that–but I’m certainly glad he does. Truly amazing!!

    Thanks everyone for the posting the videos and pictures–now I’m going back in for another 3 hrs.

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  171. MT said

    Terry, Welcome and Happy 4th (5th) of July to you , too.

    Lucky you!! Most of us can’t catch the AFN so we didn’t get to see David on TV. Thanks goodness for our terriffic fans. 🙂 David was fabulous. His tribute song to the troops just melted my heart. ♥

    Thanks for posting. Hope to see you here more often!

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  172. MT said

    Dakgal,

    “soaring to the ceiling listening to that indescribable music– to scrolling down and seeing those indescribable pictures and hitting the floor with a THUD–I was taking a horrible beating.”

    hahaha You crack me up. But I know exactly what you mean. Hope you survive the next round!!

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  173. hooked said

    #160 is funny funny funny but that cat has it right on. Happy 4th everyone. Be safe. Thanks to all for all that you do.

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  174. Abrra said

    #170 Dakgal

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    Terry!
    Glad you made it safely to your new home! I hope you can make it to chat this week.

    Abrra

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  175. pabuckie said

    Just want to apologize to Abrra. The pic looked so similar. Guess I didn’t realize how people’s screencaps can sometimes look the same. Sorry for all the confusion.

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  176. Angelica said

    Terry,

    Glad you made it safely to Saudi and are getting adjusted to your new environment. Sounds exciting! Happy 4th of July to you and the troops!

    Hooked,

    Good to see you! That cat is not blind and neither am I. lol!

    Dak,

    Good to have you back! Good safety tip, Abrra. I think we will all need to don PPE (personal protection equipment) in the weeks ahead.

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  177. Dakgal said

    Haha Abrra–I’m adorable–always did like a little lime in my ” Rum and Coca Cola”—-that’s just a tough way to squeeze it!!

    Forgot to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July–I hope David got to spend some fun time with family and friends –before the next go-round starts. My guess is back to LA on Tuesday for more rehearsal–then off to the East probably a week from tomorrow or sooner–I hope he can get there a couple days ahead of when he has to perform –to get adjusted to the time change and be rested–I do worry about that man.

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  178. Angelica said

    Dak, LOLOLLLZZ!!!!

    “that’s just a tough way to squeeze it!!”

    How do you think of this stuff?!!

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  179. Heidijoy said

    TerryTampa/Terry Saudi I was so thrilled to read your comment and so glad you are able to watch the Stadium of Fire show. Best wishes to you! Hope your assignment goes well.

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  180. Abrra said

    #175 Pabuckie
    Thank you!

    Abrra

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  181. Abrra said

    It looks like his site is up!
    http://davidarchuleta.com/home/

    Abrra

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  182. Djafan said

    I am all registered for the newsletter. Liking it very very much.

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  183. bebereader said

    The new site is wonderful! So excited that David now has a website that is full of info for the fans.

    I found this note under “Tour and Events”:

    “Info on David’s 2011 Winter Christmas Tour is coming soon. There will be a chance to request for David to come to your area!!”

    Terry,

    Was so happy to see your comment. Hope you’re doing well in your new home and getting adjusted to the new culture. Looking forward to seeing more of you here.

    I think I’m hot dogged out today. I only had one at our BBQ but was watching the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on ESPN today. The man who won ate 62 hot dogs in ten minutes. With the buns. Yikes!

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  184. Dayzee said

    Good to hear from you TerryTampa/Saudi. Happy you are enjoying your new location.

    Happy Birthday America!! Another item on the list of worthy traits David has taught us by example: Patriotism. He is always the prime source of all things praiseworthy, not with words but by song and deeds,

    Excited to see what is coming next on David’s agenda. And the thought of a Christmas Tour has me hoping for dreams come true. It just wouldn’t seem like Christmas anymore without David. He has been the crown of my Yule season for the past three years. Does he realize what a huge difference he makes in our lives? Whenever I see him my vocabulary is limited to “thank you, thank you”. Hope he understands.

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  185. betsy said

    Terry! So glad you stopped by here! I’ve been thinking about you. 🙂
    That was one heck of a move!

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  186. skydancer1x said

    well, I see there’s nothing new since I was here last night….&^$%#%^@###&$U^&O(*U(&(^*%!!!!!!!!!!!!AKKK!(*&^^%(*

    if I ever hear David Archuleta say he thinks he is goofy looking again, I am gonna finger flick him repeatedly upside the head.

    Matt Clayton knows what he is doing.I am now convinced more than ever David does too, and he is showing us no mercy on this ride. We are officially now on the Hotchuleta train. woo hoo! all aboarrrrd! 🙂

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  187. djafan said

    lol sky, I riding that train!

    Hello Hooked! Hope you had a great day 🙂

    Terry! Glad you stopped by, Saudi sounds so far but it sounds like your having a good time and that’s good.

    Hope everyone’s had a good 4th. I put us in the mood by playing the NA and medley for my family lol.

    I’ve checked out the new home site that you can access by clicking on the right sidebar on his official site link. There are lots of personal touches that makes me think he’s been involved in the whole thing. There are some things under construction but that’s fine with me because the future is looking mighty good in Archuland 🙂

    The letters in red. US tour.

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  188. Tawna21 said

    I’m so glad I was able to be in the throng of people at SOF! The luncheon was tons of fun . I had my daughter and my 6-yo gdaughter with me. My gdaughter was in heaven with the goodie bag. David’s performance that evening was heart-stopping. During the fireworks there was one set of 3 or 4 booms that literally shook the stadium and de-fibbed my heart for me. Funniest part of that, was that my 2-yo grandson slept thru it even tho’ they nearly shook him out of his dad’s arms. We had a perfect evening–other than a mile-plus walk to and from our vehicle, and a 45 min. wait to get out of the parking lot, but the beauty of the whole show kept us happy thru it all. The weather was perfect, the mountains were gorgeous, the people around us were so great (one group was kind of weird, but ignore-able ~ that’s now a word), and the entertainment was out of this world!!

    As is usual, the videos don’t do full justice to actually being there, but they are so appreciated, even by those of us who were there. It’s just impossible to take it all in at once, so it’s great to be able to come back again and again and re-live the event.

    Thank you djafan #80 for that link. 🙂 It’s on it’s way to my iPod!

    I hope everyone had a good holiday and is ready to hit the work week as we wait (again) for David’s next stop!!

    Tawna

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  189. djafan said

    Tawna! So lucky that you were able to share this experience with family. I can only imagine how it sounded live.

    Check the faq page out on David’s OS. Here are the first two lo. Oh David.

    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I write to David? Where can I get an autograph?
    We’re sorry, we currently can’t offer any options for that, however we plan to provide a fan-mail address in the near future, so keep checking back for it!

    Will David go to the prom with me?
    Not if you’ve only just met.

    http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?page_id=72

    I love Costco!

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  190. pocoelsy said

    Man, that black and white stripes David is dare I say sexxey!! the next time I open this site I have to remind myself to lie down on the floor first so I don’t go “thud” all the time, it’s dangerous lol, and have to find proper protection outfit (from bruise and burn hot hot!!) for family when we go see him in KL, oh my what I get myself into lol!!!

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