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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 | 53 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I had an amazing time on Monday night! I felt like I had a hangover the next day. From waiting for the VIP to start to the last () song was sung, it was one of those experiences that is forever etched into the memory books in my brain.
I talked with David for a minute during our photo time about the small VIP experience, and he is love, lovin’ it. He was a constant smile as he explained that it’s just so much more fun that the huge crowded ones. He feels like he can spend a few intimate (his words) moments with those who are there. It seemed like he wanted to talk longer, but I was feeling the push of the people behind me, so I cut short what probably could have gone longer. I mentioned that with the smaller crowds he didn’t have to smile as much for the photo ops. He laughed, and then said, ‘True, but I love to smile’. I told him that it’s obvious he loves to smile, and we can feel it.
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I’m just wondering why it is that when he automatically puts his arm around my waist for a photo, that I don’t do the same to him. I really did think about that when it happened. I just could not make myself put my arm around him; not that I didn’t want to just grab him and give him a great big grandma hug. So, to avoid feeling like I would be invading his personal space, my arms hung at my side.
Oh. My. Gosh. Being in his presence, in his space, breathing the same room air, and sweating right there with him; well, no words! I really feel like this VIP was way better than any I’ve been to before now. It is so obvious that David is comfortable with who he is and the person he has become. It brings tears to my eyes to think that he was so close to quitting it all.
Even on the stage, he has morphed into another being, ever since his Arizona shows in the early Spring. He dances, he hunkers down, he swings or sways, or just stands there and looks beautiful, and boy can he do that (even with sweat running down his face). The glory notes have become more glorified. His heart and soul are ours for that, all-too-brief time.
He has decided that he can spill it out there for us, that we will sponge it up, and drink it in — never feeling quite full, but somewhat satisfied for a short time. He is setting the beat of the drum to which he moves. It must feel so liberating to know that he is the one who can do that; no Powers That Be to be pulling the strings anymore (yeah, Who I Am). I’m sure there are things that have to be dealt with (booking agency, lawyers, managers), but not like it was before. He’s been able to surround himself with folks that support him.
And, the band! What a great group of guys! I could take any one of them home in my pocket and enjoy having them there. They are so fun to be around. While we were standing around waiting, they’d come up and introduce themselves and ask our names, and interact with us. I loved it!
One of the most adorable moments of the night. David had just finished singing a song and while mopping his face (why will he not use a towel to get the job done properly?), said “Wow, I’m hot”. Squeals from the crowd, a big David smile, and not missing a beat, he said, “But I guess we’re all hot tonight, right?”. He had the crowd in the palm of his sweaty, large, piano-playing hands (with the most shapely long fingers – yes, I’ve admired them).
Next most adorable moment. There was the cutest little girl on the front row who was holding her hand out during “Touch My Hand”. I had seen David watch her and kind of pay attention to her (he seems to know what it means to those special people with Downs Syndrome), up until that point.
Then, he went right over to her, stooped down to touch her hand (he actually grabbed a hold of it), and give her the most endearing smile one could ever imagine. That little girl jumped into the air, whirled around and raised both arms into the air in victory. It’s actually on one of the videos, but I don’t remember just who captured it.
BriRay was so fun. He needs to keep her on board. She’s delightful, and has some pipes that work very well with David’s. *just sayin’*
Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, music, recap, The Voice | Tagged: @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, Orem, Photo Op, Smile, VIP | 56 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, May 13, 2016
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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
“There he is!” I was checking my phone for any David news as we were going into Richfield. “He’s on the same highway that we are on, Dayzee!” Sure enough after winding around a few roads, there were the same signs that were in David’s Instagram! We are here! Later there was more excitement to see him walk out on that stage with his big smile and waving. Oh, the yelling, clapping, standing ovations; he had them all!
Like I’ve said, the whole world needs to hear that voice. It’s just something special to see him live…he has that “light”. Got to meet up with Shawna and Patty again. Hadn’t seen them since Motab. The big surprise was when Nathan came out and sang “The Prayer” with David.
OMGosh, I never, ever thought I would get to see that live. At the end, David had a little girl come on stage while he sang “Glorious”.
When leaving, I saw a bottle on stage and went down and got it with the help of a stage hand. Thought I had a David bottle, but when I watched the video of them singing “The Prayer”, it shows Nathan taking a drink and sitting the bottle right down where I picked it up…so…it was Nathan’s water bottle and not David’s! ;) well, he’s second best! LOL
On to Queen’s Creek – 1st concert
There was an early dinner at Olive Garden before the concert where we met up with Kalei and her bunch. It was Linda’s birthday and she was surprised to find out that she was going to meet David in person! Awesome!
Dayzee’s and my seats were apart and I got to sit between some “fuddy duddies”! No arm swinging with lighted cameras, no singing and swaying! They might not have been in the swing of things, but it didn’t stop me! haha. The 3 on my right left when David left the stage.
What? no encore?? How can anyone leave with David on fire!!! But of course there was one! It left me on a high all night! He was so good!
Queen’s Creek – 2nd concert
Gwen couldn’t make it, so Dayzee sat in her seat and Dayzee’s seat went to Victoria! I sat next to SuzyQ and it was good to see her again. Got to meet Pat and Sweetonda, Tawna and hubby, DJAfan and more.
After hearing “7 Years” live 3 times in a row, I give in! David puts his all in that song, he is incredible! There is nothing like David feeding off the electric frenzy of the fans. I felt like a teenager again! It is with love that I listened to his little speeches before his songs that gives messages on him staying in music. Don’t ever quit singing David!
It was the night before Easter and I was hoping David would sing something special and he did! It was beautiful.
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!
What a joyous trip! It wouldn’t have happened without the super nice Dayzee doing all the driving! 😀
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
All photos property of Dayzee unless stated otherwise
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.
David’s pic on the door
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.
Line of people waiting to take their pics of themselves
with the door pic
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.
According the David, the way we will be watching him drink water now since he has decided it’s weird to have 700 people watch you drink
It makes me happy every time I open the refrigerator door.
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 djafan on Friday, March 18, 2016
photo edit: Pocoelsy
3. “Imagine” –- David Archuleta
“It was top 20 week when David Archuleta became the front-runner to win season 7. His status seemed cemented when he sang a dazzling version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” that left many in tears. “David’s voice gets me on an organic level,” says vocal coach Dorian Holley. “The beauty of his voice gets right to why people love music – it tears your heart out.” One of the many people who spontaneously burst out crying during Archuleta’s performances was vocalist Lynne Fiddmont, who was a backing singer in Rickey Minor’s band. “I was tired and cranky during Hollywood Week and then David opened his mouth and I didn’t know what was happening to me. Then every time he sang I had to tell myself not to get emotional on television. No matter what I said, I cried. He has that tender-hearted voice and a vulnerability that is very rare.”
38. “Angels” –- David Archuleta
“For inspirational week, David Archuleta admitted he was having a “hard time” picking a song – until he found Robbie Williams’ “Angels,” a song that was a hit all over the world except for the U.S., where it peaked at No. 53 on the Hot 100.
The teenager from Murray, Utah, said he “felt so strongly with the music and the song and the message in it. Despite whatever you are going through, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” Seated at a grand piano in a light colored shirt, Archuleta looked – and sounded – angelic as he was enveloped in soft lighting and mist. “That was your hottest moment of the whole season,” said Randy Jackson, who concluded it was “crazy hot!” Paula Abdul agreed, saying it was “fantastic.”
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Posted by djafan on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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Personal INVITE to Boise from the MAN himself!!
Personal INVITE to Denver from the MAN himself!!
Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, David Archuleta, music, The Voice | Tagged: @DavidArchie, Boise, Denver, The best is yet to come | 97 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Monday, February 22, 2016
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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 »