The Smoking Memory and Strange Powers of David Archuleta’s Fans
Posted by betsy on Sunday, November 17, 2013
I’ve been thinking about this a lot. We all have some kind of David Superpower. Or call it a kind of extrasensory perception fueled by our ODD. I really started thinking about this a few weeks ago. Have you ever gone to a David site, looked at the amount of comments, and noticed that the last time you were there, there were 47 and now there are 52? That’s the kind of thing I’m talking about. I always seem to remember the comment numbers on any given site, most days. “Oh, there are 3 new comments, or no new comments.” Is this weird? Does anyone else do this?
A superpower that six years ago none of us would understand or even think of having. 🙂
How about this? You see a picture of David and know the circumstances of the day on which it was taken. The where, when, and how of it. The clothing and hair are always a dead giveaway.
YouTube videos. You watch a favorite performance enough times and you know the minute/second marker of your favorite note. You know where it was recorded without having to read the title. You know the minute he’s going to go all hunkerdown on us. “Smoky Mountain Memories” anyone? Keeeeep my head above the waterrrr!!! BTW, that would be 2.11-2.16. And we have years of performances in our heads. Thank God for our fans who record. Which is NOT easy. I tried and didn’t even finish an entire song. Got tired of it. Great, now I’m stuck on SMM and can’t stop watching it. Do people REALIZE how good this was/is? I mean, I know you guys do, but it’s just so good and now I’m rambling.
Another one is that some people would stay offline all day and come on because they felt that David was going to tweet, and he almost always did. Well, I know one person this happens to. 🙂
Some people are geniuses at buying tickets.
Others have this superpower: Mention something that you’ve seen approximately once in a video five years ago and someone will know it and find it for you. This happens regularly.
Oh, David mentioned something he ate three years ago on July something when he was in Nashville? Just ask anyone, they will know what and where.
I think our brains have gotten larger, it’s the only explanation. Has keeping up with everything David related made us smarter? Or just more motivated to remember?
What is your David Superpower? Please tell us!
Betsy is a staff writer for The Voice.