Boise recap from the lovely & amazing Taterzen!

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Boy, O Boy, Boise!

Forgive me, but I must start this recap on a personal note for you to understand just how much David Archuleta’s Boise concert meant to me, and just how fantastic it was from every perspective.

My many adventures in life have been mired in a multitude of maladies, the worst of it coming in recent months. I am ailing, with lots of pain; and I will try to say no more about that, except it means I was limited to one concert for David’s Christmas tour, not exactly my usual agenda when David is nearby. I jumped for joy when I saw Boise on the tour schedule, knowing that I could be there somehow. And I was. So was David, in all his fineness. Blessed therapy.

Boise has been a little slow to adopt David. The city does not lie within that stretch of territory known in these parts as the “Mormon Corridor,” places where David has reconnected with his faithful fan base and is working hard to stretch his wings once again.

Boiseans love their country music and hard rock. I wasn’t sure how this tour offering would sell here, but I certainly underestimated the locals. A sellout! Every. Single. Seat. Not only that, some overheard pre-concert comments from the crowd waiting in the foyer let me know that more than a few people were there to hear David live for the first time. The merchandise table was busy, busy, busy. I’m so proud of you, Boise!

My husband and I made our way to the front row and were not surprised to see familiar fan faces sitting there too. Welcome to Boise! I love you all!
Nathan Pacheco opened the show as David’s guest. Other than “The Prayer,” I am not familiar with Nathan’s work. It is music of a different genre of course, but much there to appreciate. Nathan engaged the crowd quickly, organizing singalongs in a genial and lighthearted manner. He completed his set with “Little Drummer Boy” and David made his own entrance to join him before it was over.

I can never accurately recall David’s set lists. Just know that I do not miss a second of what is going on. From the very moment David began, he was a tireless troubadour of monumental proportions. As often as I have seen him in concert, I will never get over being amazed at this particular facet of his talent.

He sang, he soared. He swept us to places of tenderness, and then he raised us up to join him in unrestrained and heartfelt praising for all that Christmas means to him. David Archuleta lives inside these songs and invites us to visit him there. Like many of you, I go willingly.

I love how David is still real, with foibles just like the rest of us, which he does not hesitate to acknowledge, much to our amusement. One of these moments occurred when David brought guitarist Brady Bills to center stage. They both sat on stools and David introduced the song “Mary, Did You Know?” as Brady began to play a hauntingly beautiful introduction.

David was into it, listening and swaying to Brady’s music. David’s cue, and he began singing in that soft husky voice he can do, “Mary, Did You Know….? Pause. Longer Pause. He turned to the audience with the most astonished look on his face and simply announced, “I completely forgot the words!” He looked toward Brady (who was laughing) for some help, but Brady had a look that said, “Hey, Bud, I don’t know the words either. I’m just the guitar guy here.” Hilarious and charming at the same time. They started over. It was lovely, perfectly lovely.

During “Riu Riu Chiu,” my phone kept buzzing in my pocket. Concerned there was an emergency, I checked to see who was calling. It was Youngest Daughter in Las Vegas who had forgotten where I was. I simply turned the phone on and let her hear the music so she would remember, and then I disconnected when the song ended. I got a text from her later: “Sorry, but I sure called at the right time. I love how David sings that song. Thanks for letting me listen.”

Ha! I love to share.

Just a few quick impressions that are lingering, although there will be not end to the reminiscing for days to come:

“Melodies of Christmas.” It seemed to take on a new up tempo life. Lots of fun.

“Numb” was especially strong, impressive.

“The First Noel” WOW!

“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas,” How does he do that? Play it again, Sam.

“Pat a Pan” and…

Oops, I’m starting to make a list and I shouldn’t. It could go on forever. It was a glorious concert, top to bottom, side to side, in and out, over and under. I was there in person and now I’m searching for videos to relive what I can.

Two more personal side notes if you don’t mind: I was sitting in the front row, dead center. During “Melodies of Christmas,” David jauntily bounced to the center of the stage and stayed there. After a few seconds, we made eye contact, but he lingered. It was actually awkward until I suddenly realized he was trying to get me to smile. Once I did, he smiled back and moved on. Smile medicine for your pain, people. Better than a spoonful of sugar.

concert 12-05-2016.jpgSecond: My macho, jock-loving son who has reluctantly allowed me to prattle on about my ODD, and once (rather sarcastically) declared David to be his “surprise little brother,” brought his entire family to the show. This was no small feat, as he and his wife have nine children, ages 4-18.

Unfortunately, their oldest, the Lovely Emily, my frequent concert buddy, missed the event because she was out of town and her return flight was delayed. Still, it was a joyous surprise to see them all there, the surprise they intended it to be, decided on with a unanimous family vote.

They had come not only to listen to David, but to support me in something that gives me peace and pleasure. It was a loving gesture and now a cherished memory that couldn’t have come at a better time. Ahhh, Christmas! Sorry if I sound all serious and sentimental, but can you imagine what kind of an evening this was?
And then we got to the encore.

“The Prayer” was beautiful as expected; but David’s rendition of “O Holy Night” was so pure and perfect, it took my breath away. I have never heard it sung better. He was at the very center of the music and the message. I wept. I was not the only one.

“Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” One of them sang in Boise. Happy Holidays, everyone!

–TaterZen

p.s.

Awesome article is awesome…. featuring the illustrious @roxfox01!!!!!!!:

http://www.standard.net/Entertainment/2016/12/06/David-Archuleta-playing-three-sold-out-concerts-in-Layton-this-weekend.html

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Shelley’s Boise videoooooos!!!!
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Here are a few of my favourite thiiiiings……

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Photo: @byuidaho / Charisma: The Archulator

Love this to the moon and back!

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David Archuleta is da mannnnn #BYUI #davidarchuleta #christmasisacomin 🎄

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And here are 3 promo code for the Boise / Las Vegas / Costa Mesa shows… (the Boise one is the longest, Ms. Taterzen, just sayin’🙂 )
http://davidarchuleta.com/home/boise-las-vegas-costa-mesa/

Were any of you guys in Rexburg?? What was it like???
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His bemused smile tho’🙂

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Holding the meet & greet in the kitchen near the fridge seems strangely appropriate….

I met my favorite kind of Mexican food today. David Enchilada.

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Videoooooos!!!!

Bless Shelley for keeping her camera right on David.🙂

Singing for 15,000….singing for one…same diff. to David *sobs uncontrollably at the beauty of that*

Went caroling with @davidarchie tonight and he's amazing! Excited for his concert tomorrow night! #christmas

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Indy Magic

THIS SUMS UP HOW I FELT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CONCERT!!!!!

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What else would David be doing while Nathan’s answering a Q&A but Googling a song that popped into his head after Nathan said “This is gonna be fun.” Answer: (as he played for us) a song from Hannah Montana. [oops, correction: It was from the Master of Disguise (starring Dana Carvey) soundtrack.]

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Grateful to work with such talented people @davidarchie & @nathan.pacheco.music. Check out their Christmas tour dates! 🎄

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I will be more coherent when I get home (that’s the plan anyway, lol) but I just had to share real quick how amazing tonight’s Indy concert was.

Ya ya, I know, I always say that, but seriously, this show was off-the-charts amazing.

How can David keep sounding better? No clue. But he does.

His Ave Maria in VIP had me in tears two notes in. Not even kidding. It was incredible. If I’d gone home right after that I would have been perfectly happy. Unreal. Like an express train to Angel Gabriel’s cloud for a power hug. I was in the front row. How am I still breathing? I wanted to clutch my chest for the whole thing but, again, front row. Did not want The Archuleta to think I was having a stroke. I might’ve been.

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And answering the VIP questions, he gave equal sincerity to naming his favourite Pokemon and their special bond, to sharing that if he could go back to any time period, he’d like to be in Jerusalem during Christ’s time, especially to see what he was like at David’s own age or younger… He us simultaneously 12 and 112.

Nathan is lovely and charming and so outgoing and personable that I think it took the pressure off David a little to share the show with him. And their voices do sound beautiful together.

I wish they would have done a Little Drummer Boy video (like The Prayer’s) to release this year… it ROCKED! When he casually strolled out after Nathan had begun the song, it took me back to his entrance to Apologize on Idol… still gives me chills.

I wasn’t going to post my faraway video but I didn’t see any other LDBs out there (and my audio’s not too shabby), so here you go:

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You can’t tell from my pic but there was a crowd 2 and 3 deep at D’s merch table both before & after the show. Yes, I did elbow past everyone.🙂

‘Twas awesome to see the lovely and amazing Jonerzz and Silverfox and SandyBeaches and FunnyGirl after all this time! And to meet fans I’ve never met before, like Spirit, Jane, Joy, Paula and so many others… not to mention a super-fun 9 hour road-trip (each way) with fellow Canucks Refnaf and her sis and Dangitdavid, who was meeting David for the very first time ever and seeing only her 2nd David show …SO sorry I missed you,emilylovesarchie!!! Was it not incredible?!!!!!

Such a great crowd, he felt the love, which always makes me happy.

White Christmas was a trip to Jupiter on a sleigh fuelled by champagne… make that sparkling cider.🙂
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Joy to the World dropped my jaw to the floor…unreal.
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Joy to the World!! @davidarchie #davidarchuleta #Indy

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And OHN… full-on sobs

I guess what I’m trying to say is…get thee to a Christmas show!!!!

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One of the most moving parts of the show was when David spoke at length about his visit to the Shanghai Baby Home and how that inspired him to partner with Holt International for his Christmas shows. He was choking back tears and so was I. At each of the Christmas shows there’ll be a table where you can ask for more information about supporting the cause or sponsoring a child.

According to their website:

Holt International provides the tools and resources to uplift children and strengthen families in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. Today, we maintain active partnerships and programs in 13 countries.

David said that fans are always asking what they can get for him but he said, “If you really want to do something for me, support these kids” … I know I will.

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Despite making 1543368 mental notes to not be rude to Nathan when we went up for the VIP photos, I completely forgot he was there. Like, “turned my back on him to talk to David” forgot he was there. I am so sorry, Nathan!

And I had planned to shake both their hands and introduce myself when I walked up. You know, like a polite, well-mannered person would do in that situation. But no.

Having two of them standing there was clearly more than my pea-brain could compute so I waved my hands wildly at both of them simultaneously while shouting, “Hey guys!”  Like I was on their bowling team and just got there to take my shot. Sheesh.

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Some videos from the lovely & amazing myheartsong!!!!
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BAHAHAHA... Robin managed to catch my reaction to Ave Maria at the beginning of this video… it may look like I’m super-excited to hear LDB (which I was, of course🙂 ) but I was reacting to David’s phenomenal Ave Maria, truth be told… Nathan had come out after it and said, “Is that not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever heard” … and then I had to wait for David to turn around before freaking out. hahahaha. Good times.

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I think he enjoyed the show too.🙂

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This one still cracks me up.

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AHA! David’s new stylist revealed!

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It’s the mooooost wonderful tiiiiiime of the yeeeeaaaaar!!!

What could possibly put you more in the Christmas spirit than hearing David sing holiday songs??

Yes, that was a hypothetical question.

Tinsel? nah. Twinkly lights? somewhat. Snow? getting closer.

But THIS is guaranteed to fill my heart with the joy and love and peace and wonder that is Christmas.

I just realized yesterday that we haven’t really had a Christmas without David Yuletide performances since 2008. Even when D. was in Chile, he did those amazing Christmas concerts and I still listen to those songs.

Heck, I had O Ven O Ven on repeat in the middle of July!

What a beautiful gift has that been? (yes, another rhetorical Q.🙂 )

Best wishes of this glorious season to y’all!!!!! {{{{{{group hug}}}}}

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BLESS YOU, SHELLEEYYYYYY!!!!!!

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And if more vids become available, please add them in the comments if you can … for the lovely & amazing Refnaf and dangitdavid (and Ref’s sis) will be road-tripping 8 hours to Indy on Sunday and will report back every detail we can!

HAPPYYYYYY HOLIDAYYYYYYSSSSS!!!!!

 

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Here’s the link to my Numb playlist again… views up to 252,000ish…. woooooot!!!!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving, U.S. friends!

Happy thanksgiving everyone! On this day of being grateful I am so grateful for my family! I only have a picture with the siblings here but I am so grateful for everyone in my family. These siblings of mine though (along with Jazzy who's on her mission) know me like no one else does and I'm so glad that they take me as I am for the good, the bad, and the ugly! 😜 I have really learned that my family has been given to me by God as a support system in this life. They keep me in check, they remind me of what to be really grateful for, what weaknesses I still need to work on, how to believe in myself a little more than I do sometimes, how to look at others a little more differently, and how to love people even when we don't see eye to eye and choose different paths of life. They have dealt with how indecisive I am my whole life, how I get impatient and maybe a little overly critical; they've dealt with the drastic changes American Idol and music put us through and the family dynamics that were already changing in the middle of all of it. They each share their perspective on life that help paint a bigger picture of what matters most. At the end of it all it seems we can agree on these 4 things: food, video games, that family is always in the center, and God's hand has been in our lives and we have seen so many of His tender mercies. I'm grateful to be imperfect and how obvious it is, it makes me realize how much I need this team of family and friends that I've been given. It teaches me how to love even when it's hard and doesn't make sense. I'm glad I have people that love me even when I don't feel like I deserve it or have any reason for them to love me. They love me anyway though and in the end teach me why I matter and what my purpose is. For me it's a reminder of God. It's a way he provides His love to me. Through this wonderful family of mine! This morning I was thinking of all the people I'm grateful for and the list just kept going and going. It really lifted my mood. Who are you grateful for? Give yourself time to think about it to explore different parts and times of your life to remember those people! It really does help! #Thanksgiving #family

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How beautiful is this post, huh?

*SOBS*

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*SOBS MORE*

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Yet now HOWLING… his laugh though🙂🙂🙂 I swear, every time David guffaws, a battalion of angels get their wings.

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This guy….

David. Dude. My fandom is already dialled up to 11. Where the heck do you expect me to go from here??

There’s this:

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Click HERE to preview & preorder. And raise your hand if you think these are the TOSOD boots?

And this:

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AND THIS….

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AND THIS…

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AND FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY, THIS!

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EDIT: AND EVEN MOAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!

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(vid credit: the lovely & amazing suttygal)

(Sidenote A: I want that Spanish good night message as my ringtone. In my head.🙂 )

(Sidenote B: I tuned in only for that Sundance Head guy with the long beard singing the honky tonkish version of the Alicia K. song and wow, just wow.)

(Sidenote C: Will uber fans now be showing up at VIPs with TVs for David?🙂 )

(Sidenote D: My fave Numb youTube comment to date: magician

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Let’s get those Numb views up, my friends! Here’s a playlist to make it easier:🙂

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IMPORTANT HOMEWORK, GUYS!
To help Numb climb this Billboard chart, Click on THIS LINK, find Numb on the list (currently 132) then click on the blue Twitter bird beside the title to tweet out Numb is on the list. (RT’ing others tweets apparently doesn’t count.)

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THE @DAVIDARCHIE #NUMB VIDEO IS FINALLY HERE IN ALL ITS GLORYYYYY!!!!!!

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The song the black and white bits the nature walk the song the river bed the desert boots the song (did I mention the song??)

Did anyone else scream at the EXTREEEEME David close-up 10 secs. in? lol

Gahhhh, not sure what I was expecting BUT THIS BEATS IT BY A TENNESSEE MILE, Y’ALL!!!!!!!

EDIT: Okay, I’ve had a chance to watch it, ahem, a few more times and I love it even more, if that’s possible. The gorgeous… scenery… (yes, the scenery, it is quite verdant and lovely🙂 )… and the way the closeups sort of punctuate the song, if that make sense… putting certain lyrics in bold to really bring them home… and the way the closeups go from black and white to colour… from something missing to something whole and real … and the way he keeps walking forward, moving from shadows to light.

Acckkkk, so much to love, isn’t there, my friends??!!

GROUP HUGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??
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“thanks so much for all the love” *SOBS*

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A little too not over Tuacahn, @DavidArchie

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oh, and did I mention I got to experience 2 firsts: First time wearing a David shirt in public… and FIRST TIME SEEING THE GRAND CANYON!!!  With these lovelies. Thank you, David!

I honestly don’t know where to Begin.🙂

What do you do when you’ve been crawling across the desert for years in search of water and a tsunami hits?

Welcome to life as a David Archuleta fan, lol. Not complaining, though, no sirree… I have water wings, so I’m good.🙂 (And I’m exaggerating… we have had the odd sun shower now and then since 2011.)

Seriously though, when I think back to that first, Thursday night Tuacahn show, when David looked SO nervous, and even forgot lyrics he rarely forgets, and got emotional several times, and then later sat at the piano before performing “I’m Ready” for the FIRST TIME EVER and his hands were shaking… that all seems like a dream now.

(since this is a partial vid, I’ll share… he hadn’t even gotten through the first line and my eyes filled with tears, pierced my heart like a javelin)

After he conquered that first show (and he did) … and the Numb single was released to wild sharing and gifting and buying (and that’s just me🙂 )… the next night, he was like a different person… confident, putting even more soulful, gahroovitude into WFM, nailing Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground like a ROCK STAR, inventing the concert selfie, bouncing even higher for Don’t You Worry Child.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it did! Saturday night, he was off the charts on top of his game. He started off by surprising Gracie during her set for Keep Your Light On. Now, I love Gracie, she’s so talented and very sweet, but I’d heard that song two nights previously and David took it to a whole other level with his harmonies. (‘natch)

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And later, he KILLED Numb, charging to the front of the stage, pumping through the chorus with so much passion, best. ever. I’d say. It got one of several standing ovations of the night!

And that swirling IG video during Don’t Worry Child, with everyone up on their feet bouncing, and he looked like he was having a blast with us… pure MAGIC. (Warning, it’s taking all my self control to not do this whole post in ALL CAPS!!!!)

This was SO much fun, I can’t even tell you… how he sang and did this, I have no idea:

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Look for the bouncing toques of Refnaf and I in Row G!

Sidenote: Before he started the song, he said, “You never know when you’ll need a mic stand,” as he dragged one over, and one of the young fangirls behind me said, “I’ll be your mic stand, David!” hahahaha

Some extremely random thoughts:

–  I was floored when he even felt comfortable enough that he sang the first line of Say Me, stopped and said, “My mind just went completely blank.” And he started over and turned us all into puddles of goo. When he sat at the piano for “My Little Prayer,” there was a fog machine on overload and massive swirling clouds of fog billowed around him, no word of a lie, as if God had exhaled right above him.

It actually reminded me of the very first time I saw him live on stage, when he came up through the floor at the grand piano playing Angels on the Idol Tour. *chills*

-And his stories… he started expanding on the intro to Numb and what he was going through during the post-Idol frenzy and I started to understand even more completely what he must’ve been going through then… and the crowd was soaking up every word, to the point where a man with a deep voice yelled out “keep talking!” And David laughed and said, “Don’t be telling me that, buddy!”

-At one point he had to stop a story to untangle himself from a spiderweb that had somehow come down from I don’t know where… IT’S AN AMPHITHEATRE, THERE IS NO CEILING!!!! All I can say is, this mystery spider clearly had ODD.

-And then, in between, we get the IG stories complete with head banging and tbh, I’ve lost track of it all. And then today, surprising us with the FB Live thingie… It’s too much, it’s just too much.

Except that it’s not. We are totally up for it, just out of practice.🙂

oh, and that little matter of him strolling into the fan lunch on Saturday.

Not sure I can talk about that coherently. Still not sure it really happened. I was already blown away that Kari took the time to stop by and answer questions. She is seriously THE BEST.

When Kari left, we continued on with lunch and all the fun stuff Kalei and crew planned (and so many fans made the most creative gifts for everyone *cough*Taterzen*cough*) and I was standing there talking to a lovely lady whose name escapes me when I heard a blood curdling scream.

When I saw the cap and that shirt we all know by heart I must’ve looked like a deer caught in a thousand headlights. And then I thought maybe he was just there to take quick picture, which would have been awesome!

But then I saw the band. The band. That means…. HE’S GOING TO SIIIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGG!!!!!!

And he did. Once he inquired about what we’d had for lunch. Specifically what kind of soups. Check it out:

David wants to know what's for lunch 😂

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I must say, besides the initial screams… because, I mean, COME ON, what else does one do when David Archuleta launches a sneak attack? … after that, I was impressed at how composed we all pretended to be. Giving him his space and feigning a super chill “oh, just another Saturday in the presence of greatness” air.

When it got to group picture time, the funny thing was, Kalei had said earlier there would be two photos… one with everyone that wouldn’t be posted and another with only peeps who were okay with a shot being posted.

Wellllllll, let me tell you. No one opted out of this group picture.

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When David dropped down to sit with his band on the linoleum, I heard someone behind me say, “He can’t sit on the floor!”🙂 But that he did.

As soon as he left the building, a spontaneous chant of OH EM GEE! OH EM GEE! OH EM GEE! erupted and hugs galore because, you know, David.

I honestly can’t think of another artist who would’ve have done this. Can you??

And he was clearly sending out a huge thank you to all of us who have been supporting him from the beginning, not just those of us in that room.

There’s probably more and I will share but I am still in somewhat of a daze.

I will say that, as I mentioned in the last post, that first night reminded me of Idaho Falls, when David was also clearly nervous about performing his first solo show post-mission and as much as I love to be there to hear David sing live, I really feel compelled to just be there to support him. Still do.

To leap to my feet as soon as he comes out (which Refnaf and I made a pact to do in Idaho Falls and continue to do), to scream and applaud till it hurts and to bounce like nobody’s watching.

The fact that you could clearly see he felt the love grow each night, warms my heart to no end.

WHAT A TIME TO BE A DAVID ARCHULETA FAN!!!!!!!

So what do you guys think????

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I’ve seen some fans sharing pics of the set lists on Twitter and feel so fortunate that I got my hands on this one — it seems to be much more detailed.🙂

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Tuacahn recap-ish…NEW @DavidArchie MUSIC!!!!!

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Okay, full disclosure, I am in Tuacahn and beyond verklempt at the new songs we heard tonight…I really hope you guys got to hear them on Periscope or any other means possible because they are both so raw and real and beautiful and so David, and and I wanted to hear both of them again as soon as the final notes were played.

I am still feeling overwhelmed (and jetlagged) so here are my random point form thoughts:

– the show reminded me of the first Idaho Falls show…David’s first solo show post-mission. Just how nervous he seemed at first to share new music with us, how emotional he got (and hey, when The Archuleta cries, we cry, amirite?). And how much love he seemed to feel from he crowd…feel so grateful to have been able to be there on this big night… Let’s call it Numb Eve.

– I loved how acoustic the show was but also Jumping Jack David was in fine form and has not lost an ounce of his Zero Gravity bounciosity, to use the technical term.

– and I have possibly mentioned my love for all things Ben Rector…so when David asked to take a picture slash video of himself with the audience (like Ben does) and asked us to make sure to look animated and excited, I def. had a moment… especially when he stopped to ask, “Am I blocking anybody??” Oh, David, please never ever change.

– my dream to see WFM live has been fulfilled!!!! And it was filled with free range soulful gahroovitude, to quote the lovely and amazing Beebee.

-My Hands is back!!!!!!!!!? *Cartwheels* ( but TMH is gone because David would never violate the little known local injunction against having two Hands songs in the same show)

– oh and mighty fine footwear, David …A++++++

Gotta go rest up for some Numb buying tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

(Sorry this is so disjointed and strange…that about sums me up lol.)

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The @DavidArchie merch you never knew you wanted

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-9-44-17-pmYou never know what you will find when you innocently scroll through the Canadian Amazon site (Amazon.ca) to check if Numb is there yet or not.

(It’s not, of course. Much like Krispy Kreme and The Gap and David Archuleta concerts, we are usually the last to get the really good stuff).

So imagine my surprise when I came across these gems. (I sure hope David is getting a cut, but I suspect he is not. All I can say is “Merch Alert, David, Merch Alert.”)

David Shower Curtains

Have you watched the Psycho shower scene one too many times and now only take baths? Fear no more. Who doesn’t feel instantly comforted at seeing this smiling face?

Now if you turn the curtain around so the face is on the inside, that’s a WHOLE other story and I’ll let your analyst deal with that one.

And you have three models to choose from:

Nunca Pense David: If you prefer to take warm, beachfront showers in Costa Rica:
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Autographed edition: With a signature done back when David had time to carefully write out each letter.

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American Idol version: Manufacturer’s warning: This one may cause you to blurt out, “OMIGOSH, HE WAS YOUNG BACK THEN!” every time you walk in the room.Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.08.46 PM.png

David Pillow Case

To quote Amazon Canada: “Designed to add style to your bedroom.” Yes, of course that’s why it was designed.Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.09.18 PM.png

David Blanket

I confess I would love someone to gift this to David at a VIP just to see his reaction. And then THAT photo I would put on a blanket.

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David Mousepad

But that would mean possibly scratching up that face as you slide your mouse all over it. Sorry, not acceptable.Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.11.17 PM.png

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David Backpack

Comes with special attachment for friendship bracelets. (And if you get that, *high-five* for being around this long.)Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.12.33 PM.png

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DAVID IS NO DOORMAT! I repeat, DAVID IS NO DOORMAT!!!! Sheesh.Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.13.19 PM.png

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David Umbrella

Okay, confession time. I want one. And not only because there’s a rainbow always after the rain. *hides*Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.13.29 PM.pngscreen-shot-2016-10-27-at-9-14-14-pm

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Pocket Watch

This was listed under “David Archuleta” on Amazon.ca. David’s alter-ego when fans like me nag him to come to their town, perhaps?Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.15.28 PM.png

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The Davids’ Karaoke tracks

Um, where is My Hands and Elevator??? I demand a refund!!!!!

And the guy on the right does look a bit like our David, but the other one looks more like Bono… or maybe his name actually is David.

The fact that Pocket Songs put both Davids’ songs in one package warms my heart… gone is the post-S7 rivalry between the two fan camps and now, in its place, a peaceful detente nurtured by lovely Cookletas everywhere (I’m looking at you, Tina.🙂 ).

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So what do you guys think?? Which one are you ordering?🙂

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p.s.

Looking for Tuacahn tickets?? If so, check out these two comments from the last thread:

  1. angelofdja
    Hi all! I’m very sad to say, but I cannot go to David’s concert on Nov 4th! Dang-it! This decision was a tough one but I know I made the best choice making this decision!
    I have 2 awesome tickets available that I would like to give away! Can you help me find someone to mail them to? Thank you for your help. Sincerely, angelofdja (Kathy)

Knowing David has new music he will be performing at Tuacahn pains me all the more to miss this concert! GAH! I will feel a bit better knowing someone may be able to enjoy these seats! Section: center
Aisle: 2
Row: Z
Seats: 101 & 102

2. marciami
Happy Halloween
I am not as generous as angelofdja. I need to sell tickets to David’s concerts at Tuacahn Amphitheater in St. George, Utah. I have singles for each night.
Nov 3, Row F, Left side, Seat 14. a$40.
Nov 4, Row H, Center, Seat 107. $45
Nov 5, Row J, Left side, Seat 22. $40.

Thanks- Please respond here.
Marcia

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