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!
Posts Tagged ‘a gathering of angels’
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, 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 »
Posted by bebereader on Sunday, September 27, 2015
The long drought was finally over! The two shows in Idaho Falls had been the stuff we dreamed about for years. Our golden voice was back. We were riding on clouds. Saturday night our euphoria suddenly ended in Layton. I was second row center and could see David’s lips moving and heard no sound. A short “erk”, a small “ech”. People behind me were saying there was something wrong with the sound, but I could see it was something wrong with David. After a valiant effort to sing several songs, David left the stage.
He came back with Kirt Bateman, Executive Director of Davis Arts Council to announce David would return with a Christmas gift for us. Mr. Bateman’s arm was around David while on the stage. How many times have we seen that picture? David draws hugs.
You have probably read Kirt’s email to us, but I want to repeat it here:
“Mr. Archuleta with a fever, no voice, aching body, and virtually no energy, went out on that stage in front of 1700 expectant people on Saturday and, like the true star he is, gave them all that he had! Why? …. he’s a man of integrity and wanted to give you the show he had planned and rehearsed for you.”
David talking the words to MKOP was the most memorable part of that evening for me. He said he did not want to spoil the words with his imperfect singing voice. It was the most moving rendition of that song I have heard.
Monday night was better, but all singing done low-key and in a lower key. No high notes. Few glory notes, though he often made the effort. At least he was singing. Love and respect were tangible.
Both nights David’s band led by Kendra did a number without David to give him a rest. They were great.
Loved the brother/sister act. David ran off the stage mid-concert. We were so worried. A minute later he returned with sister in tow. He announced that she was going to speak for him so he could save his voice to sing. Pretty obvious that she had not volunteered for this assignment. A little hemming and hawing and then she said she only found out about this an hour ago.
David got in her face “Excuses, excuses” he said as a brother would. Jazzy grudgingly began (as a sister would) and soon became more comfortable and smiley. Later she returned and did a second reading of his notes.
Towards the end David said he had not had enough time to write any more thoughts out for Jazzy to read. He told us he wanted to talk to us and tell us things but he also wanted to sing for us. There was such anguish in his voice, on his face. A little leaking around the eyes.
I did not expect him to come out for an encore. He seemed completely spent. But there he was. Still gamely giving his all for us. His mother and her sister were lovely and covered much of the singing on the encore.
My companion that night had never seen David in person. I told her she would love him. And she did. Her favorite song was Glorious and I never expected David to last long enough to sing that last song.
Could not have asked for more.
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, recap, The Voice, Welcome Back | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Begin., Don't Run Away, feeling his voice, from the heart, We'll Be Here | 88 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, July 3, 2015
We at The Voice want to wish David and all his fans a wonderful safe Fourth of July! And it isn’t a celebration without the best singer of patriotic songs singing for us. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Now it’s your turn, put your favorites in the comments!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, Freedom is not free, God Bless America, Holidays, National Anthem, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, best voice, Constitution, David Archuleta, fans, Fourth of July, missing him, music, National Anthem, Patriotic, the Voice | 51 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, February 28, 2014
Please join us in celebrating David Archuleta’s approaching return! Join the world wide trending party!
David Archuleta Is Coming Home
February 28th at 7pm PST – 10pm EST
See below for more times around the world.
All submissions for the welcome home video have been received and the deadline has now expired. That means that thing down there is working after all. lol. That’s a good thing. AAAAANNNDD twitter trending party was a blast last night. Thanks very much to all who participated and trended “David Archuleta is Coming Home” all over the world!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, Mission, twitter trending party, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, David Archuleta, missing him, Mission, Standing by him, the Voice, We'll Be Here | 29 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, January 3, 2014
We’re down the home stretch now for David’s return! Almost two years ago the I’ll Be Here #DA2014 project was created to let David know we would wait for him and he said he would be back!!
Both video and slide show below were shared with David.
We want every fan to participate! So please spread the word! See Monica’s message below.
Happy New Year! Although David isn’t returning from his mission for a few months still, we thought it might be good to get a head start on planning for a great welcome home video for him. The video we did before he left was super rushed so this time around we hope to get a photo submission from anyone who wants to be included. Please help spread the word to any fans who you know are not usually online by emailing this note to them directly.
The original message of the #DA2014 campaign was meant to unite ALL fans around the idea of supporting David unconditionally and letting him know that we’ll always be here for him. The spirit of this video will be all about welcoming him back and reminding him that we are STILL here for him and that he was always in our hearts over the past two years. We also want to communicate to him that whatever he chooses to do next in his career or personal life – we just want the best for him. We want him to feel the love and loyalty, not any pressure!
So with that in mind, here are the guidelines for the photo submissions.
1. Submit a photo *ONE PHOTO PER PERSON* (in JPEG format) of yourself holding a sign (or with a sign Photo-shopped on an existing photo) that says the following:
Welcome Back David!
Your name or Twitter handle
PLEASE FOLLOW ORDER ABOVE EXACTLY SO ALL SIGNS WILL LOOK THE SAME
Group photos are fine. Writing the sign in your native language is fine. If you would rather not include a photo of yourself, you can submit just a photo of the sign itself.
If you are not taking a new photo, ideally it would be great to use a recent photo of yourself from the last two years. If you happened to do any interesting things in the spirit of #DA2014 (i.e. volunteering, working on your fitness etc.), it would be cool to show a photo of yourself doing that activity.
Feel free to get as creative as you like with the signs – just make sure that they follow the format above. Please do not include any extra words or phrases as we want them to look uniform. ** And please only submit one photograph for each individual.**
PHOTOS NOT FOLLOWING THE FORMAT WILL GET RETURNED TO THE SENDER FOR EDITING.
Please email submissions with the subject line #DA2014 RETURN VIDEO to:
No later than 12 noon PST on March 1st, 2014
If you need assistance using Photoshop or making a JPEG file, please specify that in your email by using the subject line: TECH SUPPORT and we will find a way to help you out. Hopefully given the extra time, everyone who wants to participate will be able to do so.
Happy 2014 to everyone! Looking forward to receiving your photo!
Thanks so much!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, David Archuleta, Standing by him, the Voice, We'll Be Here | 51 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Sunday, April 21, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
They played I’ll Be Waiting by Aaron Paul in closing.
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Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, Appreciation, Archies, ChildFund, Children's Miracle Network, David Archuleta, fandom, The Voice, tours | Tagged: #DA2014, a gathering of angels, BIGGER AND BETTER, Charity, Child Fund, Childrens Miracle Network, David Archuleta, Getting closer, Gotta love him, kariontour, Michael Orland, missing him, Standing by him, Sunny Hilden, We'll Be Here | 70 Comments »