Picksburgh revisited: In this moment

Photos: carnivalridexx

Photos: carnivalridexx

Being a devotee of David Archuleta and his music is a continuum of moments crafted together into a beautiful mosaic.  These moments can be fleeting — receiving a good laugh from a David tweet — or a more extended pleasure — like playing “Contigo en la Distancia” on replay all afternoon or sharing a concert experience with your friends who “get it.”

For many, attending one of David’s concerts has become a homecoming of sorts, one where you reunite with friends and acquaintances with whom you have shared past David moments.  But that wasn’t always the case.

Back in the summer of 2008, for example, when David with touring with A.I. — I was heading back to Pittsburgh, my home town, for a visit at the same time David would be performing (I’ll let you decide it if was coincidental or not).  I decided that I was going to the concert and so was my brother … problem is, he didn’t know it yet!  So the conversation went something like this:

Brother:  We’re looking forward to seeing you when you come to town!
Me
:  Me too … we’ll have a great time!  Hey guess what?!?!  I’ve made some plans for us!
Brother
:  You have? What?
Me
: I purchased tickets to go to the Idol concert!
Brother
: ………..
Me
:  mmm….are you there?
Brother
:  Ah … yeah…
Me
: Oh come on … we’ll have a great time.
Brother
:  Why do you want to go?
Me
:  Well really there is only one reason … there is this guy and he is amazing … and really you have to hear him sing … trust me you won’t be disappointed.
Brother
:  OK …

Truth be told, I was counting on the great people of my hometown to show everybody that the Idol results were wrong … that the wrong David won.  I wanted to be in that audience and have the entire crowd show David the love and appreciation of his talent in no uncertain terms.  I wanted a Sacramento, a Salt Lake City, a Toronto.

I wanted a moment.  But, it didn’t happen.  Oh sure the crowd showed David a lot of love and support, but the response should have been a sustained deafening cheer…and it wasn’t.  I was disappointed in them … in us.  On the positive side, my brother was significantly impressed with David and his talent…in fact I heard a loud “wow” during SBM.

You own what??

You own what??

We Own What?!

Fast forward to this year, while we were trying to comprehend how David was going to be an opening act when we knew he should be the only act. My friend Lorna called and we bought tickets for four of us to see David on July 28 at the Delaware Fair.  We soon discovered, however, we were the proud owners of four tickets to a Demi-only concert …. WHAT??

My befuddlement quickly turned to happiness, though, when that Delaware cancellation morphed into a David solo concert in Pittsburgh — Yea!  The other fair cancellations had turned into David solo shows in the same town but for some reason this fair replacement date was booked in Pittsburgh not Delaware. A second-chance for my hometown to welcome David with open arms.

PittsburgCloseJuly 28 at 8:00 Sharp!

And so the stage was set. We took our seats in the sold out, beautiful, historic concert hall and there was a special feeling in the air.  You could tell that everyone there was beyond excited to hear David perform — solo — the anticipation of his appearance was palpable.

The crowd started chanting David…David…David.  The band took their place and the heart beat drum started Boom-Boom… Boom-Boom…Boom-Boom

David appeared and the crowd roared.  ROARED! We had seats but we did not sit. Almost everyone stood for the entire show.  It was great knowing that David didn’t have to rush his set so the next act could appear.  He knew we were there for him and only him.  He commented how much he enjoyed playing for a smaller crowd.

We know the songs, we know his dance moves but it doesn’t matter; you can see David 100 times in concert and each time is like the first. He was on fire.  In fact David, the perfectionist, was so at home with the Pittsburgh crowd that he delivered the now famous “Bubbly,” which he stumbled upon earlier in the day practicing with Kendra.   As has been testified by others and witnessed through the videos…David was amazing that night.

His set built to a crescendo.  Listen to the cheering and chanting of David’s name between the end of his set and the encore (3:41): magnify it tenfold…it was spine tingling.

Credit: SnarkyMawg

The crowd showed him such love, respect and appreciation for who he is as a person and an artist. The look on his face at the end of his encore said it all…he felt the love.  See it all unfold with the following screen caps:

KeyboardThe last song of the night, “Angels”:
Notice the look on David’s face as he finishes the song and lifts his fingers from the keyboard.

He left everything on the stage that night. After he removed his hands from the keyboard; you couldn’t help but notice the look of emotion and exhaustion.

David then bid us farewell, told us that he loved us and asked us to drive home safely.

Credit: MsLemonade08

Credit: MsLemonade08

As he got up to leave the stage, David took a bow then gently placed his hand on his heart.

I was so proud of my home town that night.  I finally had my moment.

Ethereal Connections

There has been much debate over how some people don’t get David.  We are amazed that we see such unbelievable talent and are so touched by his music and the thought of someone not getting him is incomprehensible.

It could be argued that as David is destined to share his music that we are destined to receive it.  There are so many stories and experiences to support this concept.  After all how do you explain Pittsburgh?  On July 28 at 8:00 in the city of Pittsburgh, David delivered an unbelievable moment.  And as I left the concert hall that night I looked to the sky and smiled.

Two years earlier, in the city of Pittsburgh, on July 28 at exactly 8:00 my father passed away.   David soothed my soul that night.

— KT

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65 Responses to Picksburgh revisited: In this moment

  1. awestruck says:

    KT – I never, ever, tire of reading the experiences of fans. Pittsburgh Angels is one of my favorites for exactly the reason you decribed “He left everything on the stage that night. After he removed his hands from the keyboard; you couldn’t help but notice the look of emotion and exhaustion. David then bid us farewell, told us that he loved us and asked us to drive home safely. As he got up to leave the stage, David took a bow then gently placed his hand on his heart.” David gives to his fans like no other. And, I am glad you ‘had your moment’!

    I am sorry for your loss. No coincidence re the exact timing – I’d call it fate.

  2. refnaf says:

    KT. love your recap! It’s like a yummy dessert to be able to read stories of past concert experiences….only better for me! It is interesting to me that when I listen to tour recordings the screaming can distract, but when you are there it is such a David love fest that you become part of it, and only David and his voice are in focus. Glad you could be a witness to the crowd’s loving response at a David solo concert… cool also that you took your brother along to the AI tour. … lol. I know for me AI tour was something I was compelled to go to, and have never regretted!!

    So many have shared experiences of David’s voice beng the balm to what is hurting… your experience after the concert is definately not co-incedental. It was just what you needed. Loved your line “destined to receive it’ and are we ever thankful.

  3. KT says:

    awestruck and refnaf: thank you so for your comments. I appreciate it. It has been a while since Pittsburgh but that is the beauty of David’s concerts…they are so seared in your memory they feel like yesterday.

    Awestruck, I’d call it fate too…

    refnaf: be thankful to that person who compelled you to go to the AI concert but really it was only a matter of time…you were destined!

  4. Kizzi says:

    KT – what a great connection between the AI tour and the solo concert in Pittsburgh. Brings back the excitement and anticipation of what was yet to happen.

    Connection to those that we love and those that influence us, and, the full gambit of emotions from elated joy to poignant loss—it is absolutely a wonder to have music envelop us in all that and more. I loved seeing AI and the solo through your eyes…walking your memory path…seeing the concerts from your perspective…connecting to your experiences and then mine. Thank you.

    Here’s to the wonderful world of David’s music!

  5. TOfan says:

    KT, can’t tell you how much I loved reading your post — it’s pure awesomeage LOL.

    Even though it reminds me how I so wished I could have been at that Pittsburgh show, sounds like magic happened that night.

    And what a poignant connection to such a sad moment in your life … I don’t think it was coincidence either.

    Off topic:
    From Gengen’s tweet (a mention & pic of David at the Colbie Caillat show):
    http://bit.ly/gXK0y
    http://taraandhowie.blogspot.com/2009/10/colbie-caillat-and-howie-day-anddavid.html

  6. pastelpastel says:

    I was there and I was so thankful I was. (And KT…I met you and MomJulee…that was a real highlight for me!). It meant a three hour drive to Buffalo (gotta love border backups) to meet up with Vicki P and then a 4 hour drive to Pittsburgh. Little did we know what a treat we were in for. We had just returned from seeing David on the Lovachuleta tour in Chicago so barely had time to put in a short day at work and then off to be swept off our feet again in Pittsburgh.

    As much as we wanted it, I think David really NEEDED that solo stop. Pittsburgh showed so much love for David, even during the awesome VIP where David was so generous with his time and talent. But it was so confirming for David that everyone, every stinkin person in that gorgeous venue with the naked cherubs on the ceiling, were there to see him. And yes, screaming DAVID DAVID DAVID before he came out.

    He gave us so much that night. ALTNOY was arguably David’s “So there” moment. I am a huge ALTNOY fan and David rocked it and proved that it was totally worthy of being his second single. Bubbly was a perfect surprise, and Angels left us frozen in our seats, once we sat down and wiped the tears from our eyes.

    That night, if he was feeling any hesitation, or doubt from being an opening act, he was TOLD how much we loved him. We were not of his home town, so that wasn’t it. We were in the industrial heart of the US, and we loved him there. Angels was his thank you song to us and I have never heard it better. The hand on the heart at the end was a confirmation that he knew.

  7. silverfox says:

    KT, Hellooooo!

    I was there too. I’ll never forget it. Your description of David’s performance and the audience reaction was right on. He was shown so much love & appreciation and he returned it. It was his first solo of the summer tour, not counting Del Mar, and he was exceptional that night. I would venture to guess after Pittsburgh, his mgmt may have been wondering why they signed him on to be an “opener” in the first place. 😉

    Were we, who follow David, destined to see beyond The Voice, the good looks? To really “get” David? I like to think so and I’m ever so grateful. 😀

    That David’s concert was scheduled on the same date & time IN Pittsburgh exactly two years after the loss of your Father IN Pittsburgh had to have been fate. Yes, mysterious and wondrous things seem to be tied to David.

    Thank you for bringing back all the lovely memories of that unbelievable night with David. Not to mention it was great meeting you and so many others who “get” and love David, sometimes beyond reason. 😀

  8. KT says:

    Kizzi: “Here’s to the wonderful world of David’s music!” *lifting champagne glass*

    TOfan: Magic did happen that night. It was pure awesomeage. That word makes me laugh. After attending David’s first ever solo show in VA Beach, I commented that there was a dancer inside of David dying to get out. After reading so many of his tweets/blogs, both funny and touching, I also believe that there is a songwriter dying to get out.

    Pastelpastel! It was very nice meeting you as well. You make an excellent point, David needed that solo stop. I will never know the feelings of standing on a stage singing for an audience (unless it is some comedy act…lol…can’t sing for the life of me) but David had said that he likes music because of the way it makes him and others feel…the feelings by all parties that night were undeniable.

    SF!!!: Helllllo to you too! Good to “see” you. Yes Pittsburgh was a beautiful shared experience. I liked our little after concert gathering as well. Do you have your credit card ready for Christmas?!?! Yes, SF…fate it was…

  9. yjfanofdavid says:

    KT, What a pleasant surprise to read your recap two months later! Those of us who were there that enchanted night are bonded forever. 🙂 Pittsburg was also very special to me because it was the first time I met up with people who “get David” in real life and it makes me feel less lonely in this strange journey. Thank you for the wonderful recap — it brought back such fond memory.

  10. SandyBeaches says:

    Hey, I was at the Pittsburgh concert and it was a great time. So pleased to see so many friends there and here.

    Silverfox gave me a reminder tonight and I have finally found my way.

    A very nice place, see you soon…congratulations!

    SB

  11. omgdja says:

    KT – hello! I loved your recap even though I missed the concert & all of you my special friends.
    See you on the 17th … it’s me omgdavid.

  12. Kizzi says:

    A big HELLO to all the Pittsburgh concert goers.

    Seeing you all here and reading KTs memories makes me feel this (and my feet are swinging in the air too 🙂 ):

  13. refnaf says:

    Yeah Pittsburg concert goers…. definately a tie that binds. YJF and SB!!!! so glad you found your way here….

    SF, “Were we, who follow David, destined to see beyond The Voice, the good looks? To really “get” David? I like to think so and I’m ever so grateful.”

    KT, “be thankful to that person who compelled you to go to the AI concert but really it was only a matter of time…you were destined!” So true, making a connection with TOfan, my first David friend, before the AI Toronto concert was such a confirmation that this was meant to be. Then meeting her and Sunshine and Conditioner, the beginning of some excellent road trips and many more fan-friendships such icing on the “gettingDavid” cake!

  14. KT says:

    YJFan and SB: So good to see you both. The day was so great and the lunch was so much fun. I am so glad that the restaurant was patient with us…lol.

    Kizzi…you didn’t do “Bubbly”…you’re not playing fair. We were so surprised to hear that song and of course any cover David does, he owns it.

    OMGDJA, HI! I knew it was you…I could spot your writing from anywhere. Yes, our 17th gathering will be a great time.

    Now there are others who need to join this Pittsburgh fest and I am gonna go find ’em. They need to see what a great site our Northern friends have started!

  15. bebereader says:

    People may laugh but I’m not joking when I say that one of my life goals is to attend a solo show of David Archuleta’s. One would be right to say that I’m a little obsessed with reading all fan accounts from David’s solo shows.

    KT, thank you for sharing your solo show experience.

    Not having had the pleasure of attending an AI7 tour show (What was I thinking? Apparently I wasn’t!) I am starved for information about 1) David’s performance and 2) the reaction on the part of the crowd. No wonder my youtube account boasts that I’ve watched over 19,000 videos thus far! Sandy Beaches, (bless her heart!) will tell you how many times I’ve bothered to hear about the deafening screams during David’s set at the AI7 Toronto show and how I’ve begged to hear about all the love the crowd showed him, too.

    I want David to know that his fans have always been there for him and that we’re not going anywhere. In fact, we are slowly multiplying. More to the point, I want him to know how much we love him and how much we appreciate all that he has given us.

    And now KT, you reinforced it for me with your beautifully-written post….

    “The crowd showed him such love, respect and appreciation for who he is as a person and an artist. The look on his face at the end of his encore said it all…he felt the love.”

    …and with the video you posted of “Crush”. I have watched countess versions of Crush from the Pittsburgh solo show but have never seen the part you pointed out at 3:41 in which the crowd chanted David’s name until he came out for an encore. On youtube it’s chilling to see. I can only imagine how it felt to be there!

    The hand on his heart in “Angels” says it all for me.

    By the way, this site is breath of fresh air!!!

  16. bebereader says:

    Yikes! My apologies!
    I left out an important word in the third paragraph. It should read:

    Sandy Beaches, (bless her heart!) will tell you how many times I’ve bothered HER to hear about the deafening screams during David’s set at the AI7 Toronto show and how I’ve begged to hear about all the love the crowd showed him, too.

  17. Kizzi says:

    Yeah KT, thought I bring a bit of the bubbly for our toast. Cheers!

  18. refnaf says:

    *Cheers* everyone and welcome Bebe!!!!
    ***waves excitedly***

  19. TOfan says:

    I’ve been off sick today but seeing as you’re serving “Bubbly” how could I stay away?! 😉

    Pastel, wow, now that’s a road trip! Altnoy has really grown on me over time and I’ll have to go back and look at the Pittsburgh vid.

    SF, SB, yjfanofdavid & Bebereader!!! *blows kisses*

    Thanks for reminding me of the T.O. show, I’m going to go back through the ArchuArchives and dig up my memories of that amazing day.

  20. TOfan says:

    oh, one more thing, lol. I read this comment over at Snarkies and it warmed my heart. I forget that along with we fans who have been there since the beg. of A.I., David continues to hypnotize and mesmerize fans every time he sings, talks, tweets … smiles:

    smkndofpnutdssrt said…

    I had heard of him during AI and I liked a few of his songs like Crush and Touch My Hand, but it wasn’t until I saw him in concert that he stole my heart. I saw him in Hershey, PA at a Demi Lovato concert. My sole purpose in going was to dress up like a celebrity, rock out to Demi Lovato, and intimidate all the little kiddies with my adult-ness (I’m not THAT old. I’m only 20), but I ended up falling for David instead.

    The defining moment was when he first spoke to the audience. I had heard him sing many many times, but I had never in my life heard him speak before. The first thing I thought was, “Wow, he’s exactly like me.” Before, he was nothing more than a disembodied singing voice. But in that moment he became a person. The way he would hesitate every five seconds while trying to spit out words was so endearing. And then when I found out what a kind, generous person he was, that sealed the deal.

    Every day I ask myself why I went to that “stupid” concert in the first place, because now I’m hooked. And the fact that I go to school in Utah doesn’t help.

  21. Kizzi says:

    TOfan – get well quick. I”ll make your bubbly medicinal….hmmmm…..let me see…..I got it…. Alka-Seltzer Cold & Flu….Cheers!

    LOL on the post from Snarkys – “Everyday I ask myself why I went to that ‘stupid’ concert in the first place…” hahahahahaha and “another one bites the dust, hey, hey” and 20 yo another one at that. We are keeping good company TOfan!

  22. awestruck says:

    In reading fan concert reviews, I want to echo what Bebe said about David realizing that his fans truly love and appreciate him. This warms my heart. Also, I truly love hearing about the lasting friendships that have formed – though it makes me sad that I don’t have the same memories to share. However, this site allows me to ‘feel like I’ve been there’.

    Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and thanks for snowangelz.

    TOfan – I love it when another one ‘bites the dust’!

  23. awestruck says:

    and thanks for snowangelz.

  24. awestruck says:

    and thanks TOFAN for snowangelz. Sorry for the spamming I was trying to bold TOfan

  25. refnaf says:

    TOfan…. sleep well and get well… Thanks for the comment from snarkies…. It is neat to hear of newbies “getting” David. I think a recap of our only David concert in Canada thus far, needs a post!!! eh!

    Awestruck ditto on the thanks to TOfan… Love this place.

    Interesting read…An LDS fan perspective>

    http://momjulee.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/seeking-david-archuleta-an-lds-fan-perspective/

  26. KT says:

    TOfan, I hope you are feeling better…no time for sickness!

    Bebe, thanks for your comments and let’s make that life goal happen. We need to get you to a concert asap. Just today, we took action to make it to the PA Christmas show. I have no idea where the rest of the shows will be yet but heck it is a 4 hour drive for us…oh yeah we are there. I can think of no better time for your first David solo show then when he is singing Ave Maria…oh my.

  27. momjulee says:

    KT went and found me! I definitely want to join the Pittsburgh party! That was a turning point for me as many of you know. And I will never be able to repay KT for twisting my arm and making me come. I questioned the wisdom of my decision up until the encore and then I knew why I was compelled to be there. It was a very personal event for me.

    I am so happy to have met so many of you there that day. It’s part of the gift David gives us so freely to share experiences like this together.

    KT, thanks for sharing.

  28. djafan says:

    KT……

    It could be argued that as David is destined to share his music that we are destined to receive it. There are so many stories and experiences to support this concept.

    I am in total agreement “we are destined to receive it”, I feel so blessed to be on the receiving end.

    What a wonderful recap of two experiences! Pittsburg by all accounts was a special night. I still kick myself for not attending an AI tour concert. I hadn’t contracted ODD and didn’t know the existence of youtube. That’s all changed now…lol

    This is a very nice site…. I have enjoyed all the comments and all the love for David.

  29. betsyjaney says:

    KT – Loved your Pittsburgh recap! David should be doing all solo shows. Love that they “showed him the love”! That’s what he does for us every time he sings. *memories of Grand Rapids*
    Just feeling my way here and I am likin’ it!
    (David has kept me up until almost 4 a.m. Better get to bed!)

  30. refnaf says:

    Welcome momjulee, dja and betsy!!! Please come visit “up north” any time you like…
    “we are destined to receive it”, I feel so blessed to be on the receiving end. amen dja! Can’t say enough about how many wonderful people I have met. Who knew fandom could be like this?

  31. bebereader says:

    Thank you all for making me feel at home! 😀

    KT, While I did go to the epic Sayreville show from the solo tour, my view was mediocre at best, obstructed here and there by a crowd of fans who kept moving around to get a better view. It was mobbed, so much that the paths to the restrooms were blocked with people! A fire hazard in the making! (We pointed it out to security but they didn’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t do a thing.) Besides, David has grown tremendously since Sayreville; I really need a solo now! I’m NY based and am hoping to hear about some east coast Christmas dates very soon.

    refnaf: You said “Who knew fandom could be like this?”

    This is so different from any fandom I’ve ever been a part of, and I’ve been fangirlying for years. There’s something different this time. Yes, the Internet makes artists more accessible to fans, but only if the artist invites you in, which David does on a consistent basis. It’s not just the Internet; there’s something very special about David Archuleta. As if his artistry isn’t enough, he draws you in with his whole being, spiritually, physically and intellectually. The mere sight of him makes me feel good; he exudes goodness! It’s his love for life that captivates me as I’m sure it does other people, and that feeling rubs off on me, straight through the computer screen. Sometimes it’s just incomprehensible to figure out how this can happen!

  32. bebereader says:

    **waves to {{{dja and betsy}}}**
    You made it here!!!

  33. TOfan says:

    Hey, dja, betsy & momjulee! Welcome!!!

    bebereader, it’s so interesting to hear how this fan experience compares with others … this is brand new to me and I’ve often wondered if it’s just new, period.

    When I went to the U2 concert a couple of weeks ago, there were fans there who’d flown in from as far away as Australia, Finland and New Zealand for the show. But that’s a band that’s been established for years. David’s just starting out and people fly from Malaysia and Europe (and, um, Canada) to see him perform.

    Oh, and for Northeasterners, did you see the new tour date announced: December 18th at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg, PA! (seats 1,200) … (a 6-hr drive from T.O., already checked btw, Ref, Sunshine, Pastel & Conditioner! 🙂 )

  34. Angelica says:

    Well hello all you Canadian angels! Finally made it here. Love the recap of the Pittsburg Solo show, KT. He was certainly feeling the love and the music that night!

    For a lady from the deep south, it feels pretty warm here. Think I’ll stay a while. 🙂

    Kizzi, what is that avatar? A pill??

  35. Kizzi says:

    bebe, momjulee, betsyjaney, yjfanofdavid, SandyBeaches, djafan – he-llo-oo-oooo! {{{HUGS}}}Good to see you at TOfan and friends place. Check out her “Ricky Archuleta” post – hYsTeRiCaL

    Angelica – I’m a southern gal too!

    TOfan et al have a warm, comfy place here – so very welcoming. A cup of cocoa, a cheerful, crackling fire at the hearth and good conversation is the order of the day.

    Anyway, she said her neighbors from the USA are always welcome. (pssst – I plan on being a part of the landscape – dual nationality is the thing to do 😉 )

    Love of David’s artistry transcends borders 🙂

  36. Kizzi says:

    Oops Angelica – forgot to answer your question.

    The avi picture was sent to me by my 13 yo granddaughter. She is studying different cultures. The picture is a smooth oval black stone on a white marble flat surface. She says it represents zen balance. She also said it is a picture of her and I together….so, well of course, I have to use it as my avi–pure love from one of the loves of my life.

  37. TOfan says:

    Angelica!!! Glad you made it!! As kizzi said, all nationalities and hemispheres welcome … but oh to be in the south right now, it’s bloody cold up here in the north. lol

    Off topic, I came across this quote from composer Benjamin Britten today:

    “Music demands more from a listener than simply the possession of a tape machine or a transistor radio. It demands some preparation, some effort – a journey to a special place, saving up for a ticket, some homework on the program perhaps, some clarification of the ears, and sharpening of the instincts. It demands as much effort on the listener’s part as the other two corners of the triangle, this holy triangle of composer, performer and listener.”

    I was shocked when I saw the date of the quote … from a speech he gave in 1964 … seems a world away from our experience of music today.

    And yet, for me, it helps explain why I can’t have David’s music on as mere background, it demands my full attention. (Learned this the hard way on several driving trips 😆 .)

  38. Kizzi says:

    here is some awesomeage:

    http://www.people.com/people/package/video/0,,20301963_20310245,00.html

    Side note: For some reason I think awesomeage refers to sausage – you know, with pumpkin pancakes. So Awesome & Sausage = Awesomeage – LOL

  39. djafan says:

    Thank you for the warm welcome! Thanks to Bebe I found my way here.

    And I’m with Angelica…it does feel warm and cozy here and if you all don’t mind I’d also like to grab a beanbag, a cup of hot tea, and sit awhile.

    Here is a youtube of the David and Rick video.

  40. djafan says:

    ooops…old habit….sorry….lol

  41. bebereader says:

    Kizzi: Love that awesomeage!!! Those young girls must have had a fun time that day pretending for the cameras! What I liked most was the way David spoke about his Mom. “She’s awesome!”, he said. Warms my heart! Looks like we’re going to get some cool photos from the People magazine photoshoot soon. Woot! Woot!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  42. bebereader says:

    dja! I knew you’d find it too! haha
    Thanks, friend!

  43. TOfan says:

    Thanks, dja — removed the “v” from your link to embed. 🙂

    Drats, can’t watch till I get home….

  44. betsyjaney says:

    I went back and read all of the posts this morning. I loved them all.
    The Ricky Archuleta one had me laughing out loud!
    Thanks for the nice welcome. You don’t know how much that was appreciated.

    And the video of Rick & David? I’ve already watched it too many times to count. I’ve always liked Rick, but David was really holding back the girls (they were serious!) – Rick was posing as if he had to!

  45. bebereader says:

    May I say: Leather ftw! LOL

  46. djafan says:

    Thank you TOfan….so no v needed…ok

    No problem bebe…yw!

    I love the video, well David in particular…lol

  47. Angelica says:

    Oh man! I am loving that video! Those are two of the hottest guys in leather I have seen in a looong time. And two of the nicest as well! When does this magazine hit the stands? *grabby hands*

  48. Josie says:

    Hi guys-is there room for one more on the “couch”? KT what a wonderful memory! I love looking back with love but I love going forward too.

    Hope all is well with everyone!

  49. awestruck says:

    “waves” to everyone!

    Kizzi lol to awesome sausages…

    Angelic my apologizes to you in advance if I happen to push you out of the way while I’m grabbing a 35th anniversary People magazine!

    Josie there are some comfy cushions on the floor if the couch is full

  50. Angelica says:

    awestruck – Oh no, darlin, my humble apologies to you for shoving YOU out of the way. That magazine is MINE! Don’t make me hurt you. Just kidding. 🙂 Not. 😉

  51. awestruck says:

    Angelica LOL Hope they don’t limit quantities otherwise there will be may shoving matches all over North America…

  52. awestruck says:

    oops MANY shoving matches

  53. KT says:

    Hi Julee…heck yeah…you were destined to be in Pittsburgh!

    Djafan: thanks for you comments! “I hadn’t contracted ODD and didn’t know the existence of youtube. That’s all changed now…lol” Yup you are on a one way street!

    Betsyjaney: Is this THE Betsy? Fervent Betsy?

    TOfan: hope you are feeling better! We are going for tickets in Stroudsburg…time for a reunion?! Heck yeah!

    Angelica: Thanks for your comment and I would like to say that I am a HUGE fan of your work…just beautiful. I know that takes a tremendous amount of time…surly a labor of love.

    Josie! So good to “see” you. Thanks for your comment and hope all is well in NH!

    TOfan, Refnaf and all who support this site, I think you are doing a wonderful job here and very much like it. Thank you for creating it and I think it fills a much needed niche in for many supporters of David…thank you!

  54. betsyjaney says:

    KT – Yes!! It is me!! Fervant lol. What a memory you have!
    So glad I stopped by. I may never leave now!

  55. TOfan says:

    Hey, Josie!!! lots of room on the couch (or chesterfield as we sometimes say up here, lol)

    ohmyheck, that People video is too much! I think you’re right, Betsy, David looked like he had to fight to fend them off … for real! (Rick looked like he was enjoying it a little too much, but then again he is 60! yikes)

    35th anniversary issue of People is HUGE, and perfect timing for his CD release.

    KT, Stroudsburg, huh? hmmm (It’s funny, thanks to David, I think I’ve seen more of Pennsylvania than I’ve seen of Ontario. 😆 )

    • Angelica says:

      TOfan, This is how it starts:

      Stroudsburg huh? hmmmm. (or fill in blank with any city)

      Next thing you know you have concert and plane ticket in hand and/or you’re whizzing down the highway, your heart singing, a smile on your face you can’t wipe off and life is GOOD!!

  56. TOfan says:

    Bahahahaha, Angelica, ROTFLMAO … busted!! … so ODD is closely followed by Roadtripitis? 😆

    And forget the leather jacket, David’s perfect punctuation in his last tweet (“Nasty shoe-to-the-carpet shocking.”) is what teen idols are REALLY made of!

  57. Kizzi says:

    Little tidbits about – Springfield/Archuleta Teen Idol:

    Rick’s most famous song was “Jessie’s Girl” – remember??

    Rick plays periodically Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital – didn’t know that??!!

    A young commenter (casey718) at mjs blog said this:

    “Uh, I’m a little too young to have been crushing on Rick Springfield, but I do know his songs…and wow, talk about aging well! I’m guessing we’ll be speaking the same words about Archie..oh..41 years from now.” ahahahahahaha

    Lots of fun and funny comments on mjs blog about the video. Go here ———–> http://bit.ly/lYQIt

  58. refnaf says:

    hey!!! Feels like a party going on in here!!
    welcome to all of you!!!
    Did someone say…. Stroudsburg,,,, oh my.

  59. refnaf says:

    Okay…. that vid of Rick and David has me tearing up….. so funny…. And the photo shoot of them together, who would have thought!

  60. Kizzi says:

    Ref – that photo shoot with them as a team is wickedly brilliant.

    Gotta get to bed. Off to Chicago tomorrow.

    {{{HUGS}}} Thanks Snow Angelz for a fun day of camaraderie! It was GrAnD!!!!

  61. KT says:

    Betsy…I have a good memory because you always have kind things to say. Good to “see” you.

  62. Angelica says:

    TOfan

    “And forget the leather jacket, David’s perfect punctuation in his last tweet (”Nasty shoe-to-the-carpet shocking.”) is what teen idols are REALLY made of!”

    Sorry, I fell asleep in my chair. Leather AND perfect punc-tu-a-tion….Grammar likee. 🙂

  63. TOfan says:

    LOL, Angelica.

    New post up!

  64. yjfanofdavid says:

    Tofan, You are such a punctuation nerd! lol. Love you for that! And thank you and refnaf for wecoming your southern neighbors. It’s toasty here! So glad to have this place to keep us warm for the upcoming winter!

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