[disclaimer: I apologize for the emotional rollercoaster that is this post :)]
Mark Nilan Jr. filmed this encore last night of WOTWTC (w/Jeff LeBlanc) at David Archuleta’s final concert of the amazingly awesome My Kind of Christmas Tour.
I can’t watch it yet. The full circle of it all is killing me right now. I hope, as JR4DA put it so eloquently in the YouTube comments:
“Rather than a circle, am imagining a spiral. David comes back to where he started but steps up for the next phase. To remind us that he is nothing but deliberate and nothing but going forward.”
… and from @KimmieDavid (who was at the VIP):
“To all David fans: He does plan on not only returning to music when mission is over but touring and concerts as well! Per David himself. … David himself told someone at the vip that he plans on picking up where he left off…says he doesn’t know why ppl think he is leaving the business. just hope things do not change within 2 yrs. But as of now, its looking up”
And Toronto’s @CADTHU (also at VIP):
“For all who asked, I DID it! I managed to tell D how much his Canadian and all fans love him, how we will be there when he returns and … I did it without crying! However as soon as I was done I broke down a bit:). Fortunately I could watch D, he was happy, I composed myself.”
… and from the amazing @muldur:
“Time to share what happened at my VIP lol. I did fine for 2.5 seconds until the pic was done. Then I tried to say that I wanted him to know on behalf of all the fans who could not be there how much he was loved and how very very proud they were of him. I actually said the words … But I was crying big time and my voice was just a squeak he said aww thanks!
“I had given him a hug when I first walked up to him but i was Really weeping like an idiot and he said aw you’re making me get all emotional and I said I was sorry for crying like an idiot and he said It was all right. That he had been pretty emotional since the announcement. And he gave me the best hug probably hoping i would stop Blubbering lol. Anyway he was very sweet and for those of you who asked I told him he was loved and you were very very proud. :).”
… this I did watch, from ShelleyFOD, filmed at VIP… I feel nothing but peace now… wow, David, you’ve done it again:
P.S. And if that didn’t knock you sideways, this will … the “Wait” teaser:
… and David at the tour bus with fans after last night’s show (thx. @rhiminee):