It was so new to him he read the words from his phone and sang it perfectly. Feeling it in his heart, he was breaking down at the end as we all were. Thank you David, you never let us down!
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Posted by bebereader on Sunday, April 3, 2016
Posted in @DavidArchie, @ginaorr, @kariontour, Appreciation, Archies, concerts, David Archuleta, Editorial, fandom, music, recap, role models, The Voice | Tagged: a gathering of angels, Arizona, Concert, David Archuleta, Don't Run Away, Gotta love him, Nunca Pense, Richfield, The best is yet to come, what just happened? | 40 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The first night in Arizona the gathering of fans began early at the Olive Garden. So great to have a group of people who don’t cut you off when you mention David. Haha
Jan and I reached the venue an hour early and there were fans milling around everywhere. Met old friends, some we had not seen since the last time we were in Arizona (home of the infamous chair scooting incident). Some we had met at Tuacahn last fall. Seeing those familiar faces is just what you need when your tummy is full of butterflies and you are so high you can’t keep track of your tickets and keys.
The door of the venue was covered with a pic of David and fans were standing in line to take photos of themselves with that David pic. Jan said when the line slowed down she would take a picture of that herself, but the line was constant and even longer after the performance.
Inside, Jan and I separated as we had bought our tickets separately. I was by myself but had a ticket for front row center. Yayy! As I found my seat a girl jumped up from the adjoining chair and said “I hope we don’t make too much noise for you.” LOL. As I got to know this new fan I realized she was pretty much the opposite of me. She was 18, I was 81. It was her first time to see David, it was about my fifty-first. We no doubt had little in common, yet here we were, side by side at a David concert.
I showed her some videos on my phone from the Richfield concert. She was quite excited at the thought of getting her own videos and promptly started taping. About half way through the show I told her I would have to stop because my phone was almost dead. She said, “No problem” and hooked me up with a power plug she had found right on the edge of the stage. What??? Arizona not only let you take all the video you wanted, but helped you power up. I love Arizona.
My new friend Nicole was absolutely delightful. She helped me get through “Everybody Hurts” and I helped her through “7 Years”. You know, sometimes David is just overwhelming and you need a hand to clasp or a thigh to squeeze.
As soon as David left the stage I helped Nicole jump up and she gathered set lists and water bottles, handing them to fans standing at the edge of the stage. Everyone loved her. She scampered from the stage, barely escaping the grasp of the stage police.
Nicole came and gave me a hug the second night. Perhaps we will meet again when David visits Arizona. I will not worry about her because I know she has the very best role model. Makes me happy to know there are new young fans. How long can we old ladies carry this banner anyway?
I had not met SuzieQ before, but was fortunate to be sitting next to her on the second night. I loved her for the respect and enthusiastic admiration she showed David.
Remember all those one-armed hugs we used to get from David? They have evolved into two-armed hugs of appreciation that are shared by fans of all ages everywhere!
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, Archies, concerts, Editorial, fandom, music, recap, Respect, role models, The Voice | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Arizona, David Archuleta, Don't Run Away, feeling his voice, new fans, Nunca Pense, old fans, setlist | 24 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Monday, February 22, 2016
We are pleased to learn that there are fans who are interested in having a chat night in The Voice Unplugged. Abrra has diligently kept the videos up-to-date from David’s last group of performances. Are you up for it? If so, join us for:
“Back to Chat Night”
Where: The Voice Unplugged
Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Time: 10:00pm Eastern
Bring your favorite comfy, cozy sofas, chairs, recliners and fluffy pillows. And don’t forget your snack of choice especially tea, coffee, fruit smoothies, pizza, cookies and chips and dip.
Please note that there will be no VJ host from the studio so requests for videos will not be taken.
We hope to see you on Friday night.
Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Welcome Back | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, David Archuleta, Gotta love him, The best is yet to come | 93 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Sunday, December 20, 2015
I’m so glad that I was able to witness David through his ‘growing’ years. The time when he was hanging onto the mic stand for dear life in his baggy pants and T-shirts. Oh, and the scarves.
Then he became like a spring, bouncing around the stage carrying the mic with him, killing us with flirty eyebrows, and wearing better fitting jeans and different kinds of shirts (there was that awesome pink shirt and still the scarves) and had the amazing hair styles.
But now, I’m perfectly content with who David is. What he has become. Still the handsome, humorous and witty David that we’ve been watching since 2007, but a man who is comfortable with who he is. A man who isn’t afraid to tell the world what he’s thinking and how he got to the point he is at now. A performer who has developed more fashion sense in the clothes he wears on stage (we’ve still seen some scarves ) and yet isn’t afraid to wear the most wrinkled shirt in the closet around town, if that’s the mood he’s in.
I do miss the amazing hair, but I also don’t mind the toned down look — he wears it well. With the head of hair he owns… wow! I love when he uses the flirty eyebrows and points those long fingers, and dances little snippets of fancy footwork here and there. No bouncing around, but some seriously great stage presence (he owns it).
I’m just happy to be a fan of the most beautiful and versatile Voice on the planet. And, of the most beautiful, inside and out, honest man that owns that Voice. The Voice that is definitely a gift and a treasure. The Voice that David uses to make others happy and peaceful.
You bet, I’m a fan forever! ♥♥
Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, Editorial, fandom, The Voice | Tagged: #DA2015, a gathering of angels, David Achuleta, every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man, fancy footwork, forever fan, No Matter How Far, stage presence, The best is yet to come | 46 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Image credit: Maggie Arnold
Event Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
It is a beautiful Theater.
Venue images credit: Idaho State University
More of this please!
Here’s Shelley’s link to her youtubes for the rest.
Hoping for periscope, videos, pictures and anything else that may pop up!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: CHRISTMAS, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), Gotta love him, Idaho, Jazzy, Last Christmas, Mr. Christmas, Pocatello, Stevens Center ISU, the Voice | 53 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Thursday, December 10, 2015
credit David Archuleta Facebook
credit David Archuleta Instagram
Beautiful Riu Riu Chiu
ORDER THE PRAYER ON ITUNES
ORDER THE PRAYER & BONUS ON PLEDGEMUSIC
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #ASaviorIsBorn, #DA2015, @DavidArchie, Acoustic, CHRISTMAS, David Archuleta, Nathan Pacheco, Riu Riu Chiu, The Prayer, the Voice | 130 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Monday, December 7, 2015
credit Pam Pike
It has taken me a while to get some coherent thoughts together from the two shows at St. George. The excitement of seeing David again after four years was at times giving me palpitations! LOL And to think I was going to get to see him twice! Aye aye!
It took all the effort I could muster to not lose it when he bounced out onstage. I was all set to periscope from a splendid view, fifth row center but I choked. To those who can maintain their composure in order to capture the moment, whether on Periscope or video, I thank you. Without you, I don’t know what we’d do, or I’d do. The videos create the buzz and excitement that makes us want to go see for ourselves. And even then, they can’t give you the magic of being there.
The last time I saw David was during the My Kind of Christmas Tour before his mission. I thought he was incredible. Multiply that by at least 1000. His voice has deepened; it is rich, smooth, and so passionate. Add that to the confidence that oozes from him and the result is a very much in-control performer, one who commands his stage, his band, and his very loving audience. Every song, every word, every movement, salsa and other were used by David to give much more than a concert; it was an experience. He engaged all of our senses with his words, humor, song, hums, smiles, and passion. Sharing of himself with us like never before; he was both charming and sassy at the same time. A well-planned out show where he wore his feelings on his sleeve, trusting them with us. Reciprocally, we let him know we have his back, yelling “Nooooo!” when he said he “didn’t think he wanted to do this anymore”. We yelled, sang, danced, swayed, and clapped to every song.
Though he expressed his surprise at the fact that we all were there to see him after so many years, his humility is intact. Some fans want to know if David appreciates us. It was very evident in his expressions, in his satisfied look out to all, thanking us all repeatedly. But most of all was his eye contact, the look of recognition, the little waves as he looked to the right, to the left, high and low, visibly absorbing it all with a look of appreciation you could feel. Watching the you tubes is not enough to catch the banter, in between songs, where he talks to the audience.
The first night at St. George, I was blessed to sit next to Shelley. It was loads of fun sharing the first night of excitement with her.
The second night I sat next to the infamous Gladys. After communicating with her in Unplugged, Skype and here on The Voice for so many years, it was extremely gratifying to see her in person. Gladys, if you remember was our sole fan friend from Argentina who was close enough to visit David at various events open to the public when he was on his mission in Chile. She selflessly reported to us that David was doing well. From a fans’ eyes we believed it. She was known for giving boxes of Toblerone chocolates to the missionaries at these events. Well, guess what? We had the luck of running into Lupe, David’s mom, as Gladys and I were leaving the theater. Lupe was gracious enough to introduce herself to my Mom after she heard her ask me if that was really David’s mom. She thanked us for traveling, she couldn’t believe how many people traveled to see David. I called after Gladys and I introduced her to Lupe and the rest is typical Gladys. I just love her. Gladys explained to Lupe that she came from Argentina and that she had chocolates for David she brought with her. Lupe’s expression was epic, as Gladys pulled out two huge trademark Toblerone’s from her large purse, a rolled up long gift bag, and a card. And right there as Lupe watched she stuffed all into the bag and handed to her asking her if she could please give to David. Lupe told her she was going to go straight to David and give to him and that he was going to be really happy because he loves chocolate. This really happened! I witnessed it! LOL
Blueberry Ice and Mary Dee are two people I also want to thank for making it possible for me to take a carload to see David in St. George. Five grandkids, a daughter, and my Mother. It was a wonderful 6-hour drive that I will do again in a heartbeat and an unforgettable experience for all.
Speed reading is a wonderful skill to have. It allows me to surf the web and get a take on what David’s fans are talking about. There’s a segment who think that perhaps David wants to convert his fans to the LDS faith. When the concert was over, I asked my segment, my family members who got to attend if they were ready to convert. Huh?, my daughter was baffled. Tongue in cheek, I told them that this is what David was trying to do in these shows. They disagreed with me; the whole carload. My almost 19 year-old granddaughter said “One sharing their joys and experiences in such a setting doesn’t translate to trying to convert.” My daughter had the same reaction. She never felt preached to. The reason I’m sharing this is because of the criticisms I read, which are unfounded in my opinion.
Last, I want to thank the crew from FOD for hosting a wonderful fan luncheon where I got to meet and reconnect with so many wonderful fans including Deb, Nancy, Gladys, Dayzee, Jans, Shelley and Veronica, Linda, Gwen, Kalei, Shanny, Jani, Muldur, Kizzi, Nanawieze and her husband, Judie, Monica, Martha, Claudia, Tawna and her husband, Shawna, Jwipe and so many more.
But most importantly, I want to thank David for continuing with music. Just the thought of never having the opportunity to hear him sing, especially live, makes my heart and soul ache. Please never have that thought again. And a huge thank you to Trent Dabbs and Jamie Kenney for suggesting to David to write about how he was feeling and gracing us with “Numb”. I cannot wait for it’s release.
The performances were incredible. I could go on and on about all of them so I won’t lol.
Don’t Run Away ~ This hit the core of my being, the passion and the cry, incredible.
Parachutes And Airplanes ~ Wow the fan participation was a sight to behold.
Nunca Pense ~ Love the encore screams! And the Latino blood is very visible, the guy can dance.
I was very affected by the concert experience and I encourage all to go see David if possible. Hoping and praying he heads out east and west, north and south as soon as it is feasible for him to do so. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. I’m ready to do it all over again.
Credit Pam Pike for the incredible pictures and Shelley for the incredible videos, thank you!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2015, Archuleta, Concert, David Archuleta, feeling his voice, Genuine, Gotta love him, Jamie Kenney, Joy, Love, music, singer, St George, Standing by him, the Voice, Trent Dabbs | 40 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
ST. GEORGE READY FOR THE DAVID ARCHULETA CONCERT!
credit St George Spectrum
credit Taucahn website
Sounds like a gorgeous theater!
The Tuacahn Amphitheater is a 1920-seat open-air amphitheater. It consists of three sections of seating (Left, Right,
Center) with 32 rows A (front) – FF (rear). All seats have backs and arms, but are not cushioned. Entrance to the amphitheater is from the rear, requiring all patrons to descend the stairs toward their seats. Patrons with limited mobility are encouraged to sit near the top (rear) of the amphitheater. There is extra leg room on row O which is sometimes used during the productions when actors walk through the audience. Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the back row (FF) only. The stage has a concrete subfloor with a concrete pass-under tunnel to get from stage left to stage right out of view of the audience. The rear of the stage is open to expose the desertscape and red rock cliffs behind the stage which contains lighting, sound, pyrotechnical, and water effects installations. The area behind the stage is a mixture of natural stone and naturally colored concrete. This concrete riverbed was installed during initial construction to facilitate a massive 55,000 gallon flood of water that comes from the back of the canyon and across the stage toward the audience. Though conceptualized and custom-built for the “Utah!” production, this special effect and other water effects have been featured in numerous productions at Tuacahn.
I’ll be heading out Friday morning to Saint George. I’m not a natural video taker lol but I’ll scope things out and see what’s doable :))) I’m super excited and this week is taking for ever!!! Through the kindness of others I will be taking several grandkids who had wanted to attend and now are. David fans are incredible. Thank you.
Gladys is also on her way to the states to see David Archuleta in concert for the first time! I can’t wait to meet her and others, and those I haven’t seen in some time. It’s going to be great!
The Fan Luncheon information, thanks to Kalei! Wear your favorite David attire!
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 12:00am – 3:00pm *Updated Time!
Place: Best Western Abbey Inn – Victoria Room – 1129 S. Bluff Street
Menu: Soup & Salad Bar
Cost: $15 (Cash only please – payment collected at registration table)
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, David Archuleta, feeling his voice, Gotta love him, missing him, St George, the Voice, Tuacahn Ampitheatre, Utah | 147 Comments »