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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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David Archuleta ~ At the Sounds of David Event

Posted by djafan on Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Sounds of David Luncheon and Fan Mixer

On Saturday April 6, 2013 a group of devoted fans got together in honor of David Archuleta and his music with the goal of benefiting Child Fund International and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, two children’s’ charities that David supports.

Pamela Pike did a terrific job arranging this event which I had the pleasure of attending!  We had a delicious buffet lunch consisting of grilled chicken and steak, together with greens and wonderful desserts.

I had a great time with Winnie, she’s lovely.  It was also great fun meeting up with known fans and meeting new ones.  I hope we can continue to have fan get-togethers.

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Here are the highlights:

Mariners Elementary School Choir of Newport Beach sang for us.  It was a great surprise to hear them sing Nandito Ako, they were so cute.

Newport Platinum Dance Academy danced to Zero Gravity and My Kind of Perfect, some more cuteness.

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Singer/Songwriter, Sunny Hilden emceed the event.  She has so much energy and spunk. Sunny handled the auction duties had us in stitches.  While auctioning off a large David poster she encouraged us by saying it could serve as a wrinkle remover lol.  I can see why she is David’s friend.  It was a privilege to have some words with her.  She is a genuine person.  She loves and admires David.  Sunny spoke of David throughout the event, sharing how she met him at the AI finale when Randy Jackson told a bunch of kids wanting to sing for him to go sing to Sunny, she’s a singer and songwriter, so they all went to her and sang.  David waited to the end.  She knew then he had something special and kept in touch with him. Sunny also shared with us a story about The My Kind Of Christmas poem David read to the kids on the Christmas tour.  They are actually part of the lyrics of a song by the same name she had never completed.  It has since been completed and Sunny read it to us.  She shared that the melodies in this song are beautiful.  She’s hoping and praying that David record’s it when he returns (I added to my list of prayers).

I was so excited to meet Michael Orland, Musical Director of American Idol.  He and I have some tweet history and I’ll never forget him saying “David came to us a genius and left a genius”.

Dorian Holley, AI vocal coach, spoke so highly of David and his time on American Idol. Noting how David in his quiet way stood his ground on things going on behind the scenes. Dorian mentioned how everyone liked David and that his work ethic was something else.

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Special video appearances by:

Rosanne Simunovic better known as Masterclass Lady who is a voice instructor also spoke highly of David and has a huge admiration for not only his voice but person.  She told the story of meeting David during AI tour in Canada.  That upon meeting and introducing herself to David he quickly asked her for help in regards to his singing, always trying to improve.

Dean Kaelin David’s voice instructor sent a video in which he spoke about his singing and the decision of going on a mission.  Dean got teary at one point talking about David’s decision.

I understand this will be on the DVD of the day.  I hope it has Kari’s parting words at the end, had us in tears.

I was able to speak to Kari for a bit and meet Jon “The Broken Man” I named him.  I introduced Winnie to her as a new fan.  Kari asked Winnie how she became a fan and Winnie told her because of Nandito Ako.  Kari’s face lit up and said “Wasn’t he good?” lol We said, “YES!  Still hoping for that DVD!”

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Kari thanked us for our support of David through tears.  Told us she and David are so appreciative of all we do for him and that David WILL START WHERE HE LEFT OFF UPON HIS RETURN AND THAT THINGS WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER!

I have chills every time I repeat this.  So let the countdown continue.

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They played I’ll Be Waiting by Aaron Paul in closing.

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70 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ At the Sounds of David Event”

  1. emmegirl14 said

    Great recap dja! It slays me that these notable professionals took time out of their extremely busy schedules to attend a DA fan get-together – and during a period when he isn’t even performing or in the country!
    It speaks volumes about David and the person and the talent that he is.

    I can’t wait for his return and the “bigger and better”!!!!!!!!

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  2. Dja & Winnie, so nice meeting you. my first fan gathering & it was so nice. wish i could have stayed longer to visit more.
    Met kari, but just briefly, too many fans around her didn’t have time to talk to her. But she remembered me from tweeter. Can’t wait till next one. Maybe us Socal can have another get together before David gets back, would love to get to know each other better. Its Fun bieng an ARCHIE!!! 🙂

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  3. Dja,♥ thank you! Love your recap.The event sounded wonderful…so happy you were there, and got to speak with everyone.
    ( “The Broken Man “) I love love that. Would love to meet Jon to tell him how beautiful and amazing we all think that song is, with the perfect guy singing it:)) Love what you heard from Kari, sounds like good things (bigger and better)are coming to those who wait! woo hoo!!!

    Emme, I so agree with what you say . It is truly remarkable,
    and when he isn’t even here!!

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  4. MT said

    Dja,
    Thanks for the story! I enjoyed the video of Sunny Hilden, but I with it would have kept going. I would have loved to hear her reaction upon hearing David for the first time.

    It sounds like you all had a great day. I with I could have been there with you all and met all of you and to hear all the wonderful David comments. IDK why, but I love to listen to comments from people in the know who really “get” David. 🙂

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  5. MT said

    *sigh* I really need to proof read my comments better. That should be “I wish” in the first paragraph and the second. Is this thing spelling checking and changing words?

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  6. jans11 said

    DJA, thanks for being our “eyes and ears” to relate your fun time at the fan get together to us! A fun time that I wish I could have went but it just wasn’t feasible right now. All the speakers there and David’s fans are such special people! I agree, Linda, that it sure is fun being an Archie! 🙂 Living in the midwest, I hope maybe there will be some kind of meeting closer. It wouldn’t be of the same caliber, probably, but any David meeting is a great meeting! 🙂

    MT, I feel the same way as to loving to read comments from people that “get” David! That’s what is so great about this fan site. No one being judgemental, everyone just loving the same common denominator, DAVID!!!!!!! ♥

    I love the top picture of David at the skating program. (forgot the name of it) It’s kind of Elvissy….so sharp looking! Only cuter! haha

    Would have loved to hear the rest of Sunny’s story, she sounds like a real fun person to be around.

    The “I’ll Be Waiting” video is disabled so I can’t see it. 😦 Will try and see it on You tube.

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  7. jans11 said

    Got to hear “I’ll Be Waiting” on Youtube. Talk about a tear jerker! But, David, like the song says, “I’ll Be Waiting”! ♥

    #DA2014

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  8. TOfan said

    {{{{{dja}}}} thanks for the awesome recap!!! Winnie is the 2nd new fan I’ve heard “came aboard” thanks to Nandito Ako (another one is right here in Toronto), and I’m sure there are many more.

    Thanks also for that picture of the “favourite songs” board… did my heart good to see Elevator on there a few times! YAY, I’M NOT ALONE!!!! lol

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  9. tawna21 said

    Oh dja… that must have been sooo much fun! What a great experience! Thank you for sharing your experience. I wish the Sunny video would have been longer, she sounds like a real Energizer Bunny! No wonder she and David get along so well. 🙂

    When we are told things, simple things, like how David would stand his ground on things during AI, it makes me even more proud of him. He is just such a stalwart young man. Such an example of good. It certainly makes me stop and look at my inner soul!

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  10. MT said

    TOfan,
    I was never a fan of the album version of Elevator but love the live performances. One of my favorite versions of Elevator was at Z100. He lets loose and just absolutely tears it up at the end. So so so good! So naturally David. He instinctively knows where to take a song to make it great.


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  11. djafan said

    Emmegirl,
    “It speaks volumes about David and the person and the talent that he is.”

    My thoughts exactly. I just kept looking at Michael Orland thinking he is really hear supporting David and apologized for having to leave so soon because of a previous engagement. VOLUMES.

    Linda,
    “Its Fun bieng an ARCHIE!!!”

    Heck yeah! It was great meeting you and definitely would love to have another get together!

    Sky,
    “( “The Broken Man “) I love love that. Would love to meet Jon to tell him how beautiful and amazing we all think that song is, with the perfect guy singing it:))”

    I have a gut feeling the fans will have an opportunity. I got a very positive feeling about him.

    MT,
    “IDK why, but I love to listen to comments from people in the know who really “get” David.”

    IDKE lol. I was watching Dean Kaelin videos of him talking about David, it helps with the missing him. That is my favorite Elevator performance. Dumb radio station never played it.

    Jan,
    “A fun time that I wish I could have went but it just wasn’t feasible right now.”

    I know what you mean. I just lucked out that they held it in my neck of the woods or I wouldn’t have been able to attend.

    Tofan,
    “did my heart good to see Elevator on there a few times! YAY, I’M NOT ALONE!!!! lol”

    You are definitely not alone :). I loved Kari’s reaction when Winnie told her how she became a fan.

    Tawna,
    “When we are told things, simple things, like how David would stand his ground on things during AI, it makes me even more proud of him. He is just such a stalwart young man.”

    I love when others witness and recognize this David’s resolve, some have called it a stubborn streak. He certainly isn’t a pushover.

    Sorry it took a while to write this up and sorry for the video of Sunny cutting off. I didn’t realize it had stopped recording but decided to add here anyways to give you a glimpse of her in action. She is something else. I have ordered the DVD of the event so you will all be able to see 🙂

    Kari didn’t stutter or seem unsure of her statement of bigger and better things to come from David. She stated it as someone who knows the plans. I have no doubts that the best is yet to come 🙂

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  12. MT said

    Dja,
    ” I was watching Dean Kaelin videos of him talking about David.”

    After reading your article, I went to Youtube and watched ALL those videos, too. 🙂

    And I have no doubt you’re right. The Best Is Yet To Come. David Archuleta, bigger & better than ever, 2014! I can’t wait.

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  13. bebereader said

    Djafan,
    Thank you for the Sounds of David recap! Like everyone else I wish I could have been there with you to celebrate David’s awesomeness and to meet so many fans whose names I see every day online but never met in person. Just a mere 3000 miles kept us apart. I’m always proud to be a fan of David’s but especially now after reading your words and seeing how he touches the lives of everyone he meets. I always wanted to know what the American Idol coaches thought of him and there you have it. The song by Aaron Paul, caught my attention with it’s simple melody and beautiful lyrics. I loved Aaron Paul’s youtube description:

    “A song inspired by David Archuleta fans. I dedicate this to all of you. The love you show your idol is so inspiring. So now instead of just saying you’ll be waiting for his return, you’ll actually have an original song you can sing to him.
    This song is for anyone who was left behind by a loved one – family, partner, or friend. Tell them how you miss them – and that you’ll be waiting.”

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  14. kaycee said

    Dja, sounds like a wonderful time! Thanks so much for sharing…I would have loved to have been there. David’s fans are such wonderful, welcoming people.

    Emmegirl, this…” It slays me that these notable professionals took time out of their extremely busy schedules to attend a DA fan get-together – and during a period when he isn’t even performing or in the country!
    It speaks volumes about David and the person and the talent that he is.”

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  15. Abrra said

    Djafan

    Spending time with fan friends is just the best! It looks like all of you had a lovely day. The one word that jumps to my mind as I read through the article is RESPECT.

    When industry people take the time to show how they still love and respect David, after 5 years, it shows that he does have a bright future in music.

    When fans STILL travel hundreds of miles to honor him and his career, it shows he does have a a solid fan base.

    My only wish is that someone could have streamed the event on UStream 🙂 I’ll be looking forward to the DVD highlights.

    Someone has a twitter account called FlatDavid2014. I have a feeling there might be some “David” sightings in the near future.

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    ‏@FlatDavid2014 13h
    FIRST NIGHT IN MY NEW HOUSE! pic.twitter.com/kHFD8OmGw8

    To follow on twitter :
    https://twitter.com/FlatDavid2014

    Abrra

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  16. MT said

    15. ROFL@ FlatDavid … How fun! David’s fans are always coming up with something new and imaginative.

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  17. djafan said

    MT, “After reading your article, I went to Youtube and watched ALL those videos, too.”

    JR has so many David playlists on her youtube account. You could get lost there 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/feed/UCPRPJU5wU1pUOggqu0iIh0A

    Bebe, “I’m always proud to be a fan of David’s but especially now after reading your words and seeing how he touches the lives of everyone he meets. I always wanted to know what the American Idol coaches thought of him and there you have it.”

    Nothing but praise and admiration. The DVD will show the details of the coaches, Dean Kaelin and Masterclasslady. Hopefully they captured Kari’s words.

    Kaycee, “I would have loved to have been there. David’s fans are such wonderful, welcoming people.”

    They are. It was so much fun chatting with those I’ve met. Meeting several for the first time is always an experience when they recognize your name 🙂

    Abrra, “When industry people take the time to show how they still love and respect David, after 5 years, it shows that he does have a bright future in music.” “When fans STILL travel hundreds of miles to honor him and his career, it shows he does have a a solid fan base.”

    A bright future for sure. Their opinions of David were formed during his AI run when he was 16/17 years old. They have yet to experience the David since then. I can’t wait to see that happen. I agree that it does show he has a solid fan base. Many are sitting on the sidelines waiting for his return. A livestream didn’t even occur to me. It would have been great.

    @flatdavid David fans doing what they can to get past these 11 months lol

    I want to give kudos to Pamela for taking on this endeavor, it wasn’t easy and it was a great success.

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  18. djafan said

    Oh and I wanted to say that the auction part of the day was crazy funny. Sunny is a natural. During the auction of a David poster she encouraged us to bid by calling it an wrinkle eraser haha, she gets us lol.

    Winnie is a mean bidding machine!!! Angelica can vouch for me lol Winnie walked away with some great stuff.

    I also want to thank Blueberryice, she is the kindest, most giving, loving archangel I’ve ever met. I know we don’t see her here often but she is a fierce supporter of all things David and his fans.

    Love you Blueberryice ♥

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  19. Dayzee said

    Thanks Dja for the recap. It is great to see David’s fans are not just hanging in there, but making things happen. Fun to see everyone keeping David current. Looking forward to more flat David.

    I have checked my wall and all those David pics are so vibrant and engaging. Nothing fading there. Since passing the one year mark I find myself feeling that little buzz of excitement that big things will be coming soon. Nice to read your story of others sharing my emotions.

    Went to see “West Side Story” this past weekend. I enjoyed spending a lovely evening with friends, but there was such a tug at my heart while listening to music not sung by David. I kept trying to insert his voice into the melodies. Almost painful at times. So joyful to find him waiting in my car for the drive home. So lucky to have so much material from David now. And still wanting more, haha.

    Tawna, I too loved the mention of David standing his ground. I have seen him do that and it is impressive to watch.

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  20. Angelica said

    djfan, thanks for sharing in words, pics, and vids the sounds of david fan get-together. sounds like you all had a blast! there is such a lot of genuine admiration and love for david. not many people have a party thrown in their honor and they’re not even there! that’s some fierce devotion he inspires. ♥

    lol you don’t have to remind me what a bidding machine winnie is! almost lost my pillow to her!

    just came back from check up with doctor. got the stitches out but have to stay in sling/brace and will not even begin physical therapy for another 3 weeks.

    speaking of rehab, a friend on facebook tagged me with this pic. :D

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  21. MT said

    Dayzee,
    “Since passing the one year mark I find myself feeling that little buzz of excitement that big things will be coming soon.”

    I know what you mean. It’s like climbing a really big hill, going over the top, and now we’re on the downhill side, and you just know something wonderful is waiting at the bottom.

    I get all tingly just thinking about it. LOL 😀

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  22. gladys1961 said

    vote vote vote vote

    http://www.worldmusicawards.com/#!worlds-best-live-act/c1wvu

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  23. djafan said

    Dayzee, “So joyful to find him waiting in my car for the drive home. So lucky to have so much material from David now. And still wanting more, haha”

    I’ve been listening to Paramour every time granddaughter is in car with me because she says I have to be familiar with their music before the concert lol First non David concert I attend because 16 yr old asked me to go with her 🙂 But I quickly put on David (cd’s 1-6 all in car) to make things right in the world 🙂

    “Tawna, I too loved the mention of David standing his ground. I have seen him do that and it is impressive to watch.”

    Would love to hear about that.

    Angelica, Slow process but continued prayers for you recovery.

    “there is such a lot of genuine admiration and love for david. not many people have a party thrown in their honor and they’re not even there! that’s some fierce devotion he inspires. ♥”

    Have ever heard of this happening??? Incredible. Winnie and I had a good time reminiscing about that pillow 🙂

    MT, Feeling tingly alright. Will share crazy ODD on twitter lol.

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @davidarchie DAVID ARCHULETA 10 more months!!! #DA2014 DAVID ARCHULETA 10 more months!!! #DA2014 DAVID ARCHULETA 10 more months!!! #DA2014

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3 2h
    @djafanTheVoice @DavidArchie Do you have some news?

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @mlpb3 @DavidArchie lol No, it’s the missing him.

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3 2h
    @djafanTheVoice @DavidArchie Oh, ok. lol Thought he might be coming a month earlier.

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @mlpb3 @DavidArchie I counted May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb not March, wishful thinking 🙂

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3 2h
    @djafanTheVoice @DavidArchie You never know. :))

    And this.

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz 3h
    thinkin’ about parachutes & airplanes

    Eileen ‏@Archugeezer 2h
    @snowangelzz There’s something crazy about this day

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @Archugeezer @snowangelzz Like I’m walking on a trampoline I couldn’t get much higher

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz 2h
    @djafanTheVoice @Archugeezer … I just want to steal this moment right away from time.

    Eileen‏@Archugeezer
    @snowangelzz @djafanTheVoice What do you say when you can’t come down?

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @Archugeezer @snowangelzz When you feel like you’re ten feet off the ground

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz 2h
    @djafanTheVoice @Archugeezer what do you say when you’re on the edge …(I actually really need to know that 🙂 )

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @snowangelzz @Archugeezer Thinking bout parachutes and airplanes??? haha I hear you. Sitting on that edge right with you…

    Eileen ‏@Archugeezer 2h
    @djafanTheVoice @snowangelzz Well… never hit the ground ground ground ground

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz 2h
    @Archugeezer @djafanTheVoice LOL, perfect! … I just need a place to get away 🙂

    Eileen ‏@Archugeezer 2h
    @snowangelzz @djafanTheVoice Me too, but the world’s a thousand shades of blue

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @snowangelzz You are good @archugeezer !!! But he’s the one that got me here and I don’t ever want to say goodbye ♥

    Eileen ‏@Archugeezer 2h
    @djafanTheVoice @snowangelzz Yeah yeah. :))

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice 2h
    @Archugeezer @snowangelzz :))) Lunch time (((hugs)))

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz 2h
    @Archugeezer @djafanTheVoice *high-five* we’re here in a kaleidoscope, don’t want it to be over

    Eileen ‏@Archugeezer 2h
    @snowangelzz @djafanTheVoice Amen to that! (a random voice in the crowd)

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz 2h
    @Archugeezer @djafanTheVoice {{{{hugs}}} back!

    We’re craaaaaaazy in David’s voice after the squirrel encounter haha.

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  24. betsy said

    Dja, how much fun this sounds! And Michael Orland, in particular, really just wow. 🙂

    The world’s a thousand shades of bluuuuuueee.
    Bebe, have you checked that part yet?

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  25. bluesky said

    Dear Djafan…

    I just love your article and recap! I felt the flavor and excitement of the night – the love and the fun. Thanks so much for attending and sharing the night with us. Too fun!

    We. Are. On. The. Other. Side. Of….. s o m e t h i n g.
    Something big. Bigger than we know. Bigger than we are prepared for. Bigger than anything but DA’s heart.

    And I am kinda excited. Almost into single digits!!!

    I listened to a recent concert by JGroban (PBS Live At Lincoln Center). Nice. He sang a song called Brave. I loved the lyrics. He did a good job. Love his voice and obvious passion. But…. his eyes do not have the same shine as DA’s. His passion, (although authentic), doesn’t pulse like a strobe-lined sunrise. I listen to and with him. But DA… He listens to Me. He somehow hears my heart and climbs inside like it is his own heart and we somehow share the same one. He is never surprised at this. That is the most surprising part of it all. His lack of comfort with “out there” and his total and complete and indigenous occupancy of a shared “within”.

    How can I welcome home someone who has never left?

    bluesky

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  26. djafan said

    bluesky….WOW! Just WOW for now!

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  27. bebereader said

    Bluesky,

    “How can I welcome home someone who has never left?”
    You’re right. We have been carrying him in our hearts since way before the day he left.

    “…He somehow hears my heart and climbs inside like it is his own heart and we somehow share the same one. He is never surprised at this. That is the most surprising part of it all. His lack of comfort with “out there” and his total and complete and indigenous occupancy of a shared “within”.

    I hear you, Bluesky. David is the real deal and he connects to the audience and his fans like no other artist I’ve ever come across. Sure I’ve heard good voices through the years but nobody who has the voice, the power, the humility, conviction and compassion all in one person. I think he knows on a deep level that we get him, that we really get him and that we understand the messages he tries to convey when he sings to us. And the fact that he knows this makes our journey with him all the more sweeter.

    Betsy#24 Going to check it out right now.

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  28. bebereader said

    Betsy,

    I checked it out and had to post it. Ahhhh…his enunciation is superb.

    “The world’s a thousand shades of bluuuuuueee.”


    credit funkysam4eva

    He enunciates like no other singer. Not only can we understand every word (unlike other artists) but he teases us by playing with certain words at any given moment. He understands the power and effects of phrasing. So young. So talented. Such a delight. So honored to be a fan.

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  29. fenfan said

    Great recap Djafan. Sounds like all of you had a fun time.

    “The world’s a thousand shades of bluuuuuueee.” That bluuuuuueee – I could listen to it all day!

    #15 I followed FlatDavid on twitter. LOL

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  30. Dear djafan,

    I loved that you were there with the fans and let us enjoy the day’s events vicariously! I wanted to be there so much but it ended up just being the wrong weekend for me (had out of state guests.) Your write up was wonderful, with the videos, pictures, etc. Thank you so much, I was so hoping we would get the details.

    Now, the comments here have touched my heart in such a special way. I was definitely crying after reading Bluesky’s comments (still am) and want her to know how much I love her and how perfectly she expresses how I feel without me even knowing I feel that way until she expresses it!!!

    There are many others too that are so on point in expressing how we all feel. I love that we are all in this together with so much love. I love being with David fans more than anything I can think of—-can’t wait to be with you again soon!

    Angelica, please heal quickly and know of my love for you and everyone else here!

    Blessings,

    Pattirae

    PS My health is good—cancer free!

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  31. jans11 said

    #28…♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    Angelica, here’s for a speedy recovery! Take care and God bless!

    Pattirae, it’s so good to hear from you and that you are cancer free! 🙂 Miracles never cease!! ♥

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  32. bluesky said

    Pattirae4dja: (((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))

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  33. djafan said

    Betsy, “And Michael Orland, in particular, really just wow.” I know right!

    Bluesky, Where are you from? 🙂

    “We. Are. On. The. Other. Side. Of….. s o m e t h i n g.
    Something big. Bigger than we know. Bigger than we are prepared for. Bigger than anything but DA’s heart.”

    Do you feel it? I know I do, some days I don’t know what to do to contain myself. See #23.

    “But…. his eyes do not have the same shine as DA’s. His passion, (although authentic), doesn’t pulse like a strobe-lined sunrise. I listen to and with him. But DA… He listens to Me. He somehow hears my heart and climbs inside like it is his own heart and we somehow share the same one. He is never surprised at this. That is the most surprising part of it all. His lack of comfort with “out there” and his total and complete and indigenous occupancy of a shared “within”.”

    This is the most P.E.R.F.E.C.T beautiful description of our relationship with DA. Thank you. I’m framing it ♥

    “How can I welcome home someone who has never left?”

    I don’t know but we need to think of something between now and his “physical” return because yes he has never left my heart, mind and soul ♥

    Fenfan, it was great times. Bluuuuuuuuuue yep.

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  34. djafan said

    Pattirae!!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed my writing since that is not my forte lol

    “I was definitely crying after reading Bluesky’s comments (still am) and want her to know how much I love her and how perfectly she expresses how I feel without me even knowing I feel that way until she expresses it!!!”

    I cried and laughed at how she shared how “I” feel with me, yes yes and yes I feel all those things.

    Pattirae, I’m glad and am thanking God as we speak for your healing and your incredible courage. Think of you often. Would have loved to see you at the event but I have a feeling we will be having more opportunities before David returns. Thank you for words and hope to see more of them 🙂

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  35. emmegirl14 said

    aaah bluesky, your thoughts always come so beautifully wrapped. ♥

    and bebe, “He enunciates like no other singer. Not only can we understand every word (unlike other artists) but he teases us by playing with certain words at any given moment. He understands the power and effects of phrasing.”….yeeeeesssssss! He has turned it into an art form.

    Angelica, hang in there!

    Pattirae, it does the heart good to see you!

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  36. Abrra said

    A couple of “new” uploads today. I love it when fans do this 🙂 Both are so good!

    Betsy WARNING! It’s Grand Rapids.


    Jonerzz

    And some MKOC love.


    8throwcenter

    Another one just for fun. Sound check in Louisville, KY ” Mr. Flirty Archuleta”

    Jonerzz

    Pattirae

    So great to hear from you today. So happy that your health is good. 🙂

    Abrra

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  37. djafan said

    Could this be true???!!!

    Blueberry01 ‏@SuperGee5

    Nandito Ako-Dvd is coming to town…for sure. Keep watching TV5 announcement and on David Archie websites.

    Awwwww

    Eu ‏@SenoritaPuffs

    This David Archuleta tell me song is so beautiful but sad… Can one cry beautiful tears?David’s just so beautiful

    We don’t normally make mention of Elder Archuleta but I’m going to make an exception because I’m so dang proud, he is now a zone leader (see below). Not only for his accomplishments but more and more I understand what David meant when he said, “I’ll be able to grow in ways I haven’t been able to”. Can you just imagine? All this while serving.

    Munk_MA
    Missions are divided into districts and zones. There are several districts within a zone and several zones within the mission. A zone leader is the leader/mentor over the missionaries of several districts. He trains and mentors the district leaders in their service and watches over the missionaries in his zone. It is a great honor and responsibility to be called as a zone leader. Only the best of the best have that opportunity.

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  38. MT said

    Pattirae,
    Congrats! So glad to hear the wonderful news! Wishing you continued good health.

    Bluesky,
    We carry a little piece of him around with us, don’t we?

    Dja,
    Awww, crying beautiful tears. Love that. ♥

    Abrra,
    Ok, getting ready to dive into those videos. haha I may be a while. 🙂

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  39. bebereader said

    See you tonight at 10PM Eastern for Nandito Ako!

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    http://www.livestream.com/saragirl

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  40. bebereader said

    Pattirae,

    Seeing your name here always brightens up the place. Wishing you continued good health! I hope to meet you at a concert in the near future!

    #37 So proud of Elder Archuleta for being a Zone Leader on his mission. I’m not surprised really; he is a businessman, after all, and had previously learned the art of managing people (his band). This will give him even more confidence. I can’t even imagine the growth in him we will see when he returns home.

    ” It is a great honor and responsibility to be called as a zone leader. Only the best of the best have that opportunity.”
    🙂 Smiling from ear to ear.

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  41. jans11 said

    David is the kind of person that will excel in everything he does. I am so proud of him! And so blessed to have him in my life for the last 5 years and I hope many more! He is my happiness pill! 🙂

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  42. Pattirae, So nice to see you out and about!! Bless your heart.

    ..and blessings to all who gather here. Mostly lurking but appreciate your recap Djafan. Sounds like a wonderful gathering, tribute to David, support for each other and a Charity to boot!!

    Gave out three more NMHF CD’s today to friends promoting David and sharing theVoice. Once in a while I even hear how they like a particular song. 🙂 but never expect it.

    I became a Great Great Aunt yesterday and my Godchild is now a Grandmother. Oh My my great niece is a Mom to Easton. Time does fly and these kids grow up so darn fast. Lots to celebrate!!

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  43. betsy said

    Blueky, I cannot believe how beautiful you write, it’s such a gift to be able to string words together into something so beautiful and real that people REEL from it. I mean it.
    I almost can’t take the beauty of this:
    “But DA… He listens to Me. He somehow hears my heart and climbs inside like it is his own heart and we somehow share the same one. He is never surprised at this.”
    Thank you is all I can say.

    Pattirae, so glad to hear you’re well. ❤

    Missed NA tonight, worked late. But I'm not tired in the least, so I feel like getting sucked into the vortex.

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  44. Angelica said

    Sorry I’m not here much but it’s not easy typing with one hand and the wrong hand and so I’m trying to use Siri to help me with posting. Talking to notes on my phone, Siri types and I send it as email to myself to paste here. So let’s see how this goes!

    Pattirae, so glad to see you! It’s just great to know that you’re doing well and are cancer free! After all you’ve struggled with, what I’m going through seems so insignificant and I just hope that everything continues to go well for you because you’re so special!

    Bluesky, you have such a beautiful way with words and it’s just pure prose and I love what you said and really true and why we are all here waiting patiently.

    #37 I am so very proud of him. ((( ♥ )))

    Thanks for all the well wishes, everyone.

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  45. bebereader said

    HeidiJoy,

    Congratulations on becoming a Great Great Aunt!!!
    That’s quite an honor!
    Babies are the best!

    Betsy,

    Missed you in NA chat!
    Hope your vortex was everything and more. haha

    Angelica,

    Miss you like crazy while you’re on the mend.
    Here’s something that should speed your recovery:

    Found on Twitter:
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    GrayAAA Gray 4h
    Close-up portrait of @DavidArchie on porcelain panel by @chappy_82 .. PERFECTION!! pic.twitter.com/J4PcNjyR0d

    Edit: That is the complete picture as shown on Twitter.

    Spoke too soon.
    Found the complete pic:

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Gray ‏@GrayAAA 4h
    Another cut of @DavidArchie portrait on porcelain panel by @chappy_82.. Love it! Thank you so much my friend Chappy:) pic.twitter.com/jAgoCdsrFI

    ♪♥Marylee~#DA2014♥♪ ‏@Marylee_NCGirl @GrayAAA @chappy_82 is that a drawing?…FABULOUS! Did you do it?

    chappy ‏@chappy_82 @Marylee_NCGirl @GrayAAA Yes I painted David on a white porcelain tile and used sepia color. I fired 5 times in my kiln.

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  46. Angelica said

    Omgosh that is gorgeous and it’s actually done on porcelain and fired 5 times? so life-like and what better surface for that skin than porcelain! Painted in the color of chocolate. PERFECTION!!! WTG chappy!!!

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  47. MT said

    Wow, wow, wow! What a gorgeous painting! She did an incredible job on the eyes, and that chin!! I agree with Angelica. Perfection!!

    Angelica,
    So good to see you here! I hope you’re healing well. {{hugs}}

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  48. Hello Pattirae, it is so good to see you here…

    Angelica, all the best with your recovery…

    I wonder where David been moved to? I hope it is OK to ask…

    SB

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  49. mspoohbear said

    Djafan,

    I’m so sorry. I know you’ve asked me to do some write-up, too about our Sounds of David experience. Unfortunately, work and family always get in the way. After reading your post today (haven’t been here much lately due to work), you didn’t really need my input after all for you have captured much of the details. I could have not said it any better. You’ve done a great job with your post! I love it!

    Also, thanks for introducing me to Kari. She is such a lovely lady. Got me teary during her speech. It was also nice talking to Sunny Hilden for a bit. She is one funny lady! Got us in stitches! I finally got the chance to tell her that she did the music demo of a song my husband wrote many years ago (1980’s).

    Love meeting other Archies, too. Hi Erlindita! Nice to meet you, too!

    And yes Patty, I could be a mean bidding machine! LOL! I really wanted the Archie doll to go with my Archie “Nandito Ako” pillow. Besides, got to keep the bidding going, right?

    Angelica,

    “lol you don’t have to remind me what a bidding machine winnie is! almost lost my pillow to her!” — Hahaha! Angelica, that was a hoot! I will never forget that bidding frenzy. You fought tooth and nail ’til the end to outbid me! And you ended up losing your COS autographed book to me in the end anyways. Thanks so much for sending it to me! You are very generous! Also, glad to know you’re on the mend. Take care.

    MT,

    Somehow, the still picture of the video of Elevator you posted on #10 looks like David was wearing a Yarmulke (Jewish skullcap). Actually, they are headphones, but at first glance it looks like skullcap. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. LOL!

    CALLING ALL SO-CAL ARCHIES!
    Lorma of Archuleta Philippines will be visiting So-Cal for a short period of time (June 3 to June 6). She will have a brief period in the evening of June 5th to meet with other Archies. Djafan (Patty) is trying to set up a get-together dinner. You are all welcome to join us. Please contact Djafan (Patty) or me (Winnie) if you’re interested in joining us.

    OK, got to get back to work again. Just took a short break to lurk around… and here…I end up posting anyway. LOL!

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  50. mspoohbear said

    #18 – Djafan,

    Ditto! I agree with you that Blueberry Ice is one of the kindest, most giving and loving Archangels I’ve ever met and a big supporter of David, too. She deserves a big, big, big hug! Thanks Blueberry Ice for being sweet and for all the things you do. Luv you my friend!

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  51. Bebe,
    well, that portrait of David is incredible!! I am in completely in AWE,of the incredible talent, that exists in this fanbase.
    just wow! The eyes!slkjfjjjkjfjkjfksa!

    Angelica,hope you feel better everyday♥

    Pattirae,
    ♥ you are such an incredible woman,and continue to be such an amazing inspiration to all of us! Congratulations!!
    (so hope to meet you one day♥)

    ahhh, I love this place, and all of you in it, so much♥

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  52. Abrra said

    I got lost again in pictures 🙂

    Here is a picture puzzle. Tell me where David was?

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=1f29f766bc40

    Angelica I am thinking of you and hoping each day is better for you.

    Love the painting in #45. I looked up the artist and she is from Japan. David’s sisters would be happy to hear that.

    Abrra

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  53. MT said

    Abrra,
    Did the puzzle in 3:33. 🙂 Oh, the pic? I got it!! (I think. lol) Greenville! I won’t say what event so someone else can come up with that part. 😉

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  54. Abrra said

    MT

    Half correct! LOL

    Abrra

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  55. djafan said

    David Archuleta Returns 2014 WWTT!!!!

    “@SuperGee5: Everyone now CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE FOR TOMORROWS TRENDING….
    David Archuleta Returns 2014….”<<< 10pm Eastern Friday!!!!

    7pm Pacific!!!! Join in if you can!!!

    Hey Winnie,

    It was great fun lol I have two Thai restaurants I'm going to check out this weekend! If your interested in going let me know asap so I can have a count. I will get the details after I check those places out.

    Abrra thanks for the puzzle, nice break 🙂 Did it 3:36.

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  56. Abrra said

    Djafan

    Ask someone to UStream it this time? I remember watching David in Manila on my phone- LIVE!

    Sounds so good ~ RETURNS!

    Abrra

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  57. bebereader said

    That is one trending party I don’t want to miss!

    I’m getting better at the puzzles! Finished it in 3:56 this time! 🙂

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  58. fenfan said

    It took me 8:53 this time. My timing has gone worse! And I don’t know where he was, although the shirt looks familiar.

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  59. Morning :))
    took me 8 seconds!! ( oh… and 7 minutes). Guess I need more coffee.
    TGIF! Have a great day everyone!

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  60. djafan said

    <a  photo WWTTdareturns2014_zpsfdb6908f.jpg
    credit David Archuleta’s Archangels

    AND 7PM PACIFIC TIME!!!!

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  61. djafan said

    Awwwww!

    Cherry Mariano ‏@cherry08mariano 3h
    @DavidArchie @kariontour I made a fanvid: We miss you like crazy, David Archuleta!: http://youtu.be/XXw2nbDQZwE?a

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  62. cq#DA2014 said

    Thank you Abrra for another great puzzle.

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  63. tawna21 said

    WWTT David Archuleta Returns 2014 TRENDING RIGHT NOW!!!! 🙂 🙂

    DA#2014

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  64. Angelica said

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  65. jans11 said

    Yea!!! David world wide trending for 2 hrs!! 🙂 Thanks everyone for your diligence!!!!!

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  66. djafan said

    THANK YOU @DAVIDARCHIE GO GETTERS!!!!

    I’m still twitter jailed haha.

    Angelica, Tawna, Jans!!!

    It was great!! Two continuous hours David Archuleta Returns 2014 WWTT!!! So many old names and many joined in excited to see that David still has devoted fans!!!!

    And it also trended in many US cities!!!

    This twitter party was a huge success! I can’t wait for Kari to let David know!!!

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  67. bebereader said

    Usually it takes a long time to trend but tonight I think we did it in about fifteen minutes! Lots of people tweeting tonight. I saw tweets from some who asked “Returns from where?”.

    A success, indeed! 🙂

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  68. Abrra said

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    Click to go there http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  69. emmegirl14 said

    One of the first things I want to see David do when he returns……..

    Have a concert! I don’t care when I don’t care where I don’t care how much!!

    (and to all your tewwific tweeters out there, congratulations on a job well done!)

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  70. Angelica said

    New post>>> We’re in Unplugged,

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