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Posted by djafan on Friday, October 21, 2016
Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, music, The Voice | Tagged: @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), feeling his voice, Gotta love him, missing him, music, singer, The best is yet to come, the Voice, what just happened? | 31 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Monday, July 18, 2016
I saw a note from Kari that they were working on VIPs for the Sandy and Orem shows, but had lost hope as the dates were almost here. Then an email came saying that David had added another show! I got all excited, but found it was the Saturday night Sandy show. I often get notices of new shows that I already have tickets for so I just deleted and went to bed.
After midnight, half asleep, I thought “VIP”! I was pretty sure I had seen VIP on that notice. Fired up the computer and went to David Archuleta, went on to Tickets, and there was Sandy VIP on the list. Could not remember how long ago that email came. Was devastated to think I might be too late. Gave it a shot and the next thing I knew I had a ticket for my first VIP since pre-mission. No sleeping for me after that.
Having never been to that venue, I arrived for the 6:00 pm M&G at 2:30. Always my biggest fear at a new place is not being able to park. I was lucky. The parking lot was almost empty. However, I was not the first to get in line. Kari came out and gave us paper to write questions for David.
When 5 o’clock came Kari and Amber ushered us in and we saw an empty stage from the first row seats. The band came out immediately and played some music and talked about the heat. David soon joined us and gave us greetings. His face lit up and he had a big smile as he waved at a newcomer. The band all joined in with the waving. David shared with us that they were waving at Brady’s baby girl. David sang 2 songs and answered some of the questions written by fans.
We stood in line by the back door of the stage and went inside in groups of 3 or 4 for picture taking. We handed our cellphones to Kari and then came the magical moment of standing next to David. There is an overwhelming feeling that everything in this space is good. David’s aura is an extreme comfort. There is no looking on the dark side with David.
The Monday night M&G in Orem was even better. Shelley of video fame had told me she wouldn’t be able to go, but it was not a surprise to see her arrive with her granddaughter and camera. There were only 13 of us. One fellow had come from Boston. Great to have Tawna and Ron. Such a shame that it was so hot. So hot that we all had to squeeze into a small room with David and the band and Bri practically sitting on our laps. The drummer was next to me and I could see his hands in constant motion. Sometimes with sticks, sometimes just his hands playing a beat.
“Mirrors” was the first song and Bri joined in for that and then excused herself. Really liked her. David sang “Who I Am” and again answered fan questions and added a “Happy Birthday” song.
We all hung out with the band while waiting our turn for pics with David. My friend had quite a crush on Chad and he posed for pictures with her. We were the last ones to take pics with David. He was in a tiny area, standing in front of a cinderblock wall. An unglamorous setting, but shake a little David dust on there and it becomes marble and gold. A dark little corner, but David was glowing.
I thanked him for giving me all these friends I met at VIPs. He said, “Yes. We have lots of good people.”
All videos by Shelley FOD
All photographs courtesy of Dayzee
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, David Archuleta, fandom, music, Orem, song writing, The Voice | Tagged: @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, from the heart, Meet n Greet, Mirrors, the Voice, VIP, Who I am | 55 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
He embodied everything that I felt I was missing or have lost: youth, beauty, vitality, charm, talent, genuineness, quiet confidence.
His beautiful singing enveloped the whole amphitheater surrounded by red rocks in the cold November evening. There he was on stage, confidently alternating playful, folksy banter with the audience and singing filled with youthful passion, yearning, energy, playfulness, tenderness, and compassion. His voice had transformed from the angelic, pure sound of his teenage years into a warmer, deeper, sensual sound of a young man at the peak of his life.
I became his fan by accident. When IOS 8 song recognition feature first came out, it kept recommending David Archuleta’s songs no matter what I sang to Siri. (I don’t sound anything like him and I am a terrible singer.) After being annoyed initially, I gave in and listened to his rendition of “Silent Night”.
credit: Aryani Romero
From the first note, I was struck by the beauty of his voice. His tone was like the most intimate, tender whisper, prolonged. Each phrase was infused with tenderness. So many nuances of gentle crescendo, heart-wrenching surge, perfectly-controlled decrescendo and phrase endings that sounded like caresses. Each verse sounded more intense and the part that hit me like a sledgehammer came after the stirring orchestral modulation up to E Major. His rendition of the third verse there sounded like his entire heart just tore open with unbearable feeling of love and adoration. I suddenly felt a surge of endorphins in my brain like the time I indulged in dessert wine and chocolate together. Only it was much more powerful and I felt my throat and chest feel tighter with overwhelming emotions. I felt tears welling in my eyes. It was as if a gate had opened and all the emotions I had suppressed, didn’t feel entitled to, flowed out at once. I also yearned for what I think he was feeling – heart filled with awe, love and devotion. I listened to that recording all day long, then listened to anything I could find on YouTube of his singing.
I was obsessed.
I found out about his concerts in Utah from his equally obsessed Twitter fans. I had created a Twitter account just to follow my new idol.
Concert in St. George! Beautiful outdoor venue. I plotted my getaway. Stop at Vegas, stay at spa resort near the amphitheater, visit Zion. I pleaded with my husband and being the kind-hearted person he is, he said, “You totally deserve it.”
There I was at the amphitheater, bundled up, soaking up everything that this young man put out on stage. He closed his eyes often when he was expressing strong emotions and he danced adorably around the stage during the more upbeat songs. I was surprised that the object of my obsession looked so young.
His quick eyes, when he had them opened, scanned the audience and seemed to take in everything. They expressed fleeting moments of amusement, minor irritation at times, alarm, brief, icy look perhaps at people looking a little too intensely at him. I don’t think he is quite the clumsy, innocent nerd he portrays himself to be. Very serious, thoughtful and disciplined maybe.
What was I doing there? What did I want from him? All I know is that I was not thinking about any of my problems during the concerts. I was enchanted and bewitched by the beautiful sounds coming from this beautiful young man, David Archuleta.
Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, fandom, The Voice | Tagged: Christmas from the Heart, David Archuleta, feeling his voice, have mercy, ODD, Silent Night, singer, Tuacahn Ampitheatre, what just happened? | 68 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, May 13, 2016
credit david archuleta
David is performing in Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. He has been sharing with us, his fans, the beautiful sights and letting us know what he’s going to be doing this weekend. Hoping for videos, a Periscope (hint hint Kari) All will be appreciated.
David shared these words with the picture above on his instagram.
@davidarchie In Slovenia today. We have a show in Ljubljana, Slovenia tomorrow at the Ljubljana Opera House. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is partnering with the Slovenian Heart Organization to raise money for children’s needs with heart conditions here. The LDS church’s Adriatic North Mission invited me to be a part of it along with pianist Paul Cardall. Will we see any of you there??? Here is a picture from this morning visiting Bled Island at Lake Bled. 😍 #Slovenia #lakebled #bledisland#SlovenianHeartOrganization#AdriaticNorthMission
PERISCOPES VIA KARI!!!!!
THE PRAYER (WOW)
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (JUST INCREDIBLE)
Posted in @DavidArchie, Elvis, fandom, music, performance art, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #CROATIA, #Glorious, #SERBIA, #SLOVENIA, @DavidArchie, CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE, Charity, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), feeling his voice, Gotta love him, kariontour, PAUL CARDELL, Periscope, singer, The Prayer, the Voice, what just happened? | 70 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Sunday, April 3, 2016
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!
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 »