Happy Victoria Day! Long live the vid queens & kings!

The countdown is on to David’s upcoming performance in Myrtle Beach. πŸ™‚

The thing about David doing a full concert set is the anticipation for VIDEO!!!!! Since the departure of previous management *coughmelcough* we seem to be full steam ahead for our honourable ninja videographers and cellcasters to do their work.

So I felt it was appropriate this Victoria Day weekend to give a hats off and thumbs up to all the royal peeps in this wonderful fan base who

a) have qualityΒ equipment

b) get great seats at concerts

c) sacrifice relaxing and absorbing the Voice so the rest of us can get lost in endless vortexes of audio and video delight!!!

All my David concert experiences have been so numbing I can barely get a pic. The idea of trying to listen and do something else as well makes me dizzy. My lack of decent technology makes tweeting impossible>>>> never mind cellcasting…..

Then there are those who upload and categorizeΒ and make mp3s and MGRs. The fanbase owes so much to all of you….. SO HUGE HUGS YOU who do this awesome and appreciated work!!!! (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! *glomps*)


p.s. So what’s your fave concert vid to date? πŸ™‚

p.p.s. Top pic from HERE.

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52 Responses to Happy Victoria Day! Long live the vid queens & kings!

  1. abanana77 says:

    Yes!! I am extremely grateful to all those wonderful people who provide us with videos! They are the best ever! I am often amazed at the quality of the videos / the speediness of the uploads. David fans rawk!

    As for favourite concert vid to date, what an impossible question! First one I thought of though was:

    Amazing quality and beautiful & special performance. Love love love this video <33333

  2. TOfan says:

    Refnaf, I too am a complete spazz when it comes to doing anything remotely technical during a David concert so, yes, a HUGE thank you to the wonderful peeps who bring us vids, tweets, twitpics, cellcasts etc.

    So hard to pick just one, but the first vid to come to mind was this MH from Providence … maybe because the amazing djxox/djbell took this vid (& I was at this show with you ref, sunshine, conditioner, dj, river, abrra, SF, kizzi? … geez I’m forgetting…need another tour obviously! lol

  3. Tawna21 says:

    refnaf— so true, what an astounding round of applause we owe to our fellow fans and their amazing abilities with cameras, phones, and flip-cams. They are awesome!! πŸ™‚

    I have no favs–I’m in love with them all–the one I’m watching is always my fav at that moment. πŸ™‚ I am, however, waiting on pins and needles for the MoTab DVD to come out. And, I must say that the National Anthem and God Bless America at Dodger Stadium last week raised the bar preee-ttee high for anyone else even attempting to sing those two songs.


  4. emmegirl says:

    Here here refnaf, a hats off and two thumbs up! We are so lucky to be a part of fans that are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure we do not miss out. Thanks guys, you truly are the best!!!

    (Tofan, thanks for the link to the Dodger game pecs, I mean pics.)

  5. TOfan says:

    Off-topic, Debbie Gibson (remember her?) twitpic’d this shot with David at the Utah Entertainment Awards πŸ™‚

    David Archuleta and Debbie Gibson

    and a twitpic from @momJulee who’s there! *jellus*


  6. refnaf says:

    This>>>> been loving this for almost 3 years!

  7. betsy says:

    I am in awe of those lovely people who have given us these videos to watch over and over. Thank you so much! What would we do without this, for instance?! (in my top 5)

  8. TOfan says:

    here’s a quick interview from the Utah awards last night:


    and a pic dj sent me … he cleans up well, doesn’t he? πŸ˜†

    utah awards

  9. abanana77 says:

    I picked another video (bc there’s soooo many amazing ones!!)

    Don’t know why I love this particular ZG but I do πŸ™‚

  10. KathyH says:

    refnaf, just had THE best time rewatching and reliving the WYSYLM performance in Tulsa. I was one of those screams, and I have to say, I love David more now than I did then. And that’s saying something.

  11. Kizzi says:

    haha ref…I had to look up Victoria Day πŸ˜€ Happy belated Victoria Day to all my Canadian friends.

    I’ve always been grateful for those who take the time to record and share. I remember the first time I saw djxox record in Albany (Northern Lights) with her little camera and WOW what great videos she got…she has such a knack for getting the best video.

    So here is one she first recorded – Chestnut Song – Christmas Song Albany Jingle Jam 08 :

    And then that breakout concert in Sayreville – remember – and here is her great video of ZG:

    God Bless @DavidArchie videographers. May they live long and prosper.

    • abanana77 says:

      Haha it’s not belated yet, Victoria Day isn’t until tomorrow πŸ™‚

      • abanana77 says:

        Oops I am ahead of myself (thought it was Sunday already haha). I mean Victoria Day is Monday πŸ™‚

      • Kizzi says:

        Oh, ok, thanks abanana77….. Happy Early Victoria Day, May 23rd to all my Canadian friends. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  12. TOfan says:

    Kizzi, I’m loling that you googled Victoria Day (we don’t really care that much about Queen Victoria, it just symbolizes start of summer! … aka May two-four weekend, which stands for both 24th and a case of 24 beer! πŸ˜† )

    Another shot of David from the Utah awards, methinks he has the best “listening” expression ever!

    David 3 on Twitpic

    Thanks for the amazing memories, guys, I want to add this one, not a concert vid, but I LOVE this performance of WFM for Fox & Friends, with fans there cheering David on!

    • betsy says:

      How on earth could I have forgotten this for a second?!! I love this! That whole book tour. Remember Vegas outdoor Angels?

  13. peppertara says:

    Happy Victoria day weekend to all. Aw, David looks so nice in his suit and tie. Must have been a special evening at the awards show.
    Refnaf, yes I am most definitely so grateful to those amazing fans who provide us all with pictures, tweets, twitvids, lovely CCCs πŸ™‚ and videos….oh those wonderful videos! Kudos to all of them, what would we do without them? Hard to imagine, lol.
    Very hard to pick a favorite, so many wonderful videos, can’t count them all. Love the videos posted here, Every one…gorgeous and unique! From David’s beautiful reverence in song to his more upbeat incredible performances and on the AI tour stage, phenomenal singing that I still find jaw dropping. Works For Me is one of my faves too, love that and adored his “Chestnut Song”!
    Loved all the vids from David’s Christmas tour and Fields of Gold was one of my faves, so beautiful. I also love his cover of The Riddle to pieces. Love this black & white vid, his expressions, his smiles and of course his gorgeous voice. So incredibly sweet.

  14. River says:

    From the first solo tour perf at Sayerville, my concert buddy has been DJB and her trusty camera. She always manages the BEST seats or spots and is totally focused on recording every minute while I try to take it all in, numb and awestruck. Even the little 5 song NYC appearance, the hilarious megaphone at the book signing, Six Flags where she destroyed her knee, the fabulous Xmas concerts… Debbie hasn’t missed a moment of recording, even ala Ninja, so that her DJBell vids could be on youtube immediatley. I am so proud of her results and have too many favorites to mention (although Westbury’s whole Xmas show was unforgettable.) We can’t wait for the next round.

  15. archangel48 says:

    I attempted to take pictures and video my very first David concert. It was Fort Wayne, IN for the American Idol Tour. I was a complete mess as a photographer and even worse at video taking! Ha! Ha! Since that catastrophe, I am just an awestruck, head-in-the-lights, smile plastered-on type of gal who can only stand or sit there and be mesmerized by the Archuleta! I can’t even begin to understand how ANY of you can be so talented. I can only appreciate the labors-of-your-love. I sincerely and whole-heartily give kudos to the efforts of all who post their pictures and videos on all of Davids fan sites to enjoy! Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you! πŸ˜‰

  16. peppertara says:

    A lot of great videos and a lot of wonderful grateful comments here honoring the “Vid Queens and Kings”. I second them all.

    Off topic a little but an interesting excerpt from the write up from David’s interview on the red carpet at the Utah Awards show:

    “When asked what might be next in his career he went on to explain that he’s about to move to Nashville to start work on a new project that he’s really excited about. Good luck David and thank you for representing Utah’s music scene!”

    About to move to Nashville? Exciting new project? Sounds intriguing!
    David loves Nashville, has friends there, connections in the biz, has great songwriting sessions there…….endless possibilities.

  17. abanana77 says:

    I found that interesting too. I’ve always thought Nashville suited him well and love the sound of an “exciting new project πŸ™‚ A little confused because isn’t his band stationed in LA? So I didn’t think there was much chance of him moving any time soon. Unless of course he’s just going to be flying back & forth…

    • TOfan says:

      peppertara & abanana, David working on a new project in Nashville?!?!? That’s great news! Maybe his band’s going with him?? It’s such a hub for “real” musicians and he clearly loves it and feels at home there (I remember him saying in one of the ASCAP interviews that each time he goes there he doesn’t want to leave) and, as you say peppertara, he has friends & connections there … plus, it’s that much closer to here! bwahahahaha

      • abanana77 says:

        Plus him & Mike Fisher can become bffs πŸ˜€

        lol, I’m done now. Hahaha

      • TOfan says:

        So I guess he’s not actually moving to Nashville, according to this tweet from FanScene:

        @DavidArchie is NOT moving to Nashville. He’s “going” there to work on some stuff, but definitely not moving there! CONFIRMED. πŸ™‚

        (in another tweet, they explain they asked his family 😦 )

      • TOfan says:

        lol, abanana, that’s bound to happen! πŸ˜†

  18. peppertara says:

    abanana, I agree, I think the word ‘moving’ will probably mean a temporary stay if he does go. He could be planning to work on something in Nashville for a while and maybe that won’t be until later. In any case I know we should wait until it is confirmed by David. Have to hear it from ‘true source’ really. πŸ™‚

  19. TOfan says:

    Just catching up after being away for the long weekend & saw this amazing fan vid … along with concert videographers & tweeters, gotta love the talented peeps who put these together… I’m favouriting this for whenever I need an instant smile after a hard day! πŸ˜†

    I think my fave part is this opening disclaimer! πŸ˜†
    vlog appreciation

  20. TOfan says:

    You guys have probably seen this, but it’s David being interviewed after the Duffy’s Hope game … I don’t think I’ve ever seen him so confident and articulate … must be those swishy shorts! πŸ˜†

  21. TOfan says:

    Dang, may have to watch the Idol finale Wed. night (twitpic from @AG):

    Idol finale seat

  22. refnaf says:

    Spent a lovely holiday weekend at our “cabin” even thought it rained ALOT, and we missed out on fireworks :(. Relaxing playing scrabble FTW!
    Hope you all had good times too.

    lOVE all the vids you guys have brought! Wow, it is so cool to relive these events… and easy to get lost in them….next week we will have more!

  23. MunkFOD says:

    I have to say a big THANK YOU! to all of those that take pics and video! For some of us that are unable to go……it is a lifesaver! and the recap stories that you share help us to know what it was like to be there! So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You guys are wonderful! πŸ™‚ These vids posted here are awesome!

  24. TOfan says:

    Here’s a nice interview about the Mayfest show, “There’s a couple of different songs that I’ve liked and enjoyed listening to that I’ve never really performed before so I think I’ll try some different things at this show. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Read rest HERE.

  25. Utahmom says:

    Thanks for posting that article, TO.

    “There have been a lot of changes”. –Well, THAT’s an understatement!

    TO, further up the thread, I had to laugh when you called Victoria Day Weekend, May two-four weekend! (aka a two-four of beer) That is a much better description, and I’d never heard that before…guess I’ve been gone too long (sigh)…

  26. TOfan says:


    More info:
    Best of luck to Scotty and Lauren tonight! Cool how they are just 16 and 17. It’ll be fun to watch. Also talked about singing at the Dodgers game last week, and the upcoming show this Saturday in Myrtle Beach. First full band show of the year! Performing in Manila, Philippines July 18th too!! Really looking forward to it!
    David Archuleta band rehearsals Manila Philippines Indonesia July 18 Dodgers National Anthem Myrtle Beach South Carolina

    Love this comment on the vlog:
    “David, you most likely dont remember me but we met at a Utah Blaze Game one day and we also met during christmas time while you were handing out turkeys for families in need at Rowland hall school in UTAH!”

  27. peppertara says:

    Wow, so many goodies. Love the interviews, the fan vids and David’s video blog! It’s impossible to get through one of David’s vlogs without smiling. πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to hear what he will sing at Mayfest. His first full concert this year!
    Well, I know I will be compelled to watch the AI finale now, David could be in the house. πŸ™‚

  28. TOfan says:

    In case you couldn’t quite bear to sit through Idol just for a chance to glimpse David (on the other hand, totally worth it! πŸ˜† ) Thanks to Abrra & others!

    Idol finale 1

    Idol finale 2

    Idol finale 3

  29. jackryan4DA says:

    If you haven’t seen the photoshoot/idol reunion –

  30. jackryan4DA says:

    I spliced out David’s segment from the 17-minute interview

  31. jackryan4DA says:

    And this my favorite of the bunch – watch those ninja moves!

    • abanana77 says:

      LOL I was waiting the whole time wondering what you were talking about. Hahahahahahaha that was hilarious!

  32. refnaf says:

    bahahabaha ^^^^ My morning smiles!! Thanks JR. LOLing to start my day!!!

    (and the Canucks are off to the Stanley Cup Final) woot <<<

  33. peppertara says:

    Have to put in a GO CANUCKS!! too, haha. Vancouver has been taken over by Canucks jersey wearing crazed folks everywhere. πŸ™‚
    It was so nice to see David’s sweet face on TV again, if just for a few seconds. He gets so much buzz from a few moments on screen. Think people need to see a lot more of him. πŸ™‚
    Great screencaps and jackryan4DA……thank you (as always) for the vids! Love them.

  34. Amanda says:

    Hope to see some footage of Ben too, the bass player he is soooooooo cuuuteee<3


  35. TOfan says:

    New thread!


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