Before I head to the airport back to my own hooooome sweet hooooooome, I wanted to post real quick to let you guys know how amAZing the AZ crowd was last night.
F.a.v.o.u.r.i.t.e…c.r.o.w.d..e.v.e.r… that I’ve been part of, anyway.
When Refnaf, Kizzi and I (and another fan from Toronto who we’d never met before! … more on that in another post 🙂 ) arrived at the Gilbert Town Hall venue, the crowd looked a little sparse. But 2+ hours of patriotic speeches, pledges, opening acts who hurt my ears and skydivers (very cool) later, and I looked back and the audience had swelled to what looked like the 10,000 mentioned by the MC at the opening of the show.
And in case you thought they were just really huge fans of the Constitution ( 😉 ), I saw so many David shirts and fans of all ages, races, genders, whole families, it was PACKED.
Everytime the announcer mentioned David’s name the whole crowd erupted in screams and there were no less then four DA-VID! DA-VID! DA-VID! chants throughout the night. Including at the very end when he left after Crush and they immediately started playing music and flashing an image of the Statue of Liberty on the big screen to make sure we knew he wasn’t coming back out for an encore (it looked like he would’ve like to but ran out of time before the fireworks started) … but everyone chanted anyway!!!!!! And then KA-BOOM!!!! Fireworks! Every David concert needs to end with fireworks I think, lol.
The love from that crowd poured onto the stage and warmed my heart. And it was a respectful crowd. Sitting for the patriotic songs (which gave this Canuck chills, baby , chills, btw) but then leaping to their feet for TOSOD, ALTNOY, SBL, Complain (soulful grooovitude to the max, probably my fave of the night, along with …) Elevator (wow, amazing sing-a-long for Elevator, LOOOOOVED that!!!).
The audience never wavered either when the stage went dark (something wrong with the lights) and David carried on with the song and then did some shadow puppets on the big screen when the lights came back on (please let that be captured on video!).
… anyway, more later (hopefully from Ms. Kiz!!! etc.) … wish you could’ve all been there to hear that amazing crowd… oh, and David. 🙂
The Other Side of Down … when the lights went out on David (Jonerzz)
Shadow puppets!!!! … oh, and SBL (thanks, Jonerzz! :)))
Complain (awesome vid & audio!!! thanks, np1107!!)
Elevator w/band intros (Archiefan42192):
Stand By Me (ShelleyFOD)
Fantabulous Falling Stars vid (thanks, np1107!)