I’ve heard that some people just stumbled upon one of his live performances on youTube. I know Nandito Ako brought new fans (even here in Toronto!)… as did the Somos El Mundo project.
And I read somewhere about one fan who heard Elevator in a coffee shop and just HAD to know who was singing that song. I even saw a comment on a video once from an army vet who was in a bowling alley when the SBL video came on, and that was it!
Funnily enough, as popular as Crush was, I’ve never heard of anyone contracting ODD after hearing it. Interesting. It makes me wonder if David’s superpowers are more lethal during his live performances.
I mean, it was watching him sing live every week on Idol that grabbed most of us, right?
I have this feeling that none of this is random… and that it might not actually have anything to do with David… because, think about it, that moment that D’s spell was cast over each of us changed our lives forever… brought new people, new places, new technologies, new ways of looking at things, a new interest in far-off South American countries :) and new experiences on- and offline.
So maybe how that spell was originally cast was out of our control too? I have no idea. Just thinking (typing) out loud, lol.
What do you guys think? Would you have become the uber-fan you are today if you’d just heard Crush on the radio? And if it wasn’t Idol that got you hooked, what did?
p.s. thanks to poof for inspiring this topic btw :) by mentioning in the thread before last that it was David’s “Crazy” video that did the trick:
“I thought David was an amazing talent on AI. But, I never voted for him or even thought about voting. I felt about David the same way I still think about other artists I like. I like them and will buy their CDs and listen to them on Youtube. But in the course of listening to Crazy, he changed who I am, taking me away from a place of sadness and even denial of that sadness. I can count on him to do that for me whenever I need help to cross the void. There is David and then there are talented singers; two different types of beings for me.”
For all the LTR/Hobbit fans out there… *cough*@refnaf*cough*
— Weiyan haha. (@weiyannn) April 25, 2013
p.p.s Just love this pic! (It’s from ChildFund’s blog about the Sounds of David Event).