David Archuleta in Japan: Nothing lost in translation

I loooooove this picture! (From Foster Festival FB, click pic 4 more, thx to the lovely vermeer for the link!)

Foster Festival Japan (Top 3 photos: @Mayumi_JPN)

Next 5 photos: @GrayAAA

Photo: @taorin717


Okinawa set list (vids to be added as they come in, wooot!):

STR (thx REIKO11394 & Hanne58!)

TOSOD & ALTNOY (Rongasuuu, vid starts with rest of STR)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World/ATM: “It came out before I was born but I really like it” 🙂 (vid: Rongasuuu)

ATM (partial / NMP1NOY)

SBL (Rongasuuu)

Stand By Me  – LOVE this, so soulful, download mp3 HERE (Rongasuuu)

TMH/partial GGTT (Rongasuuu)

Happy Birthday / WFM
FS (REIKO11394 & Hanne58)

MKOP (REIKO11394 & Hanne58)

Elevator (orig. vid: ito3731 / the amazing abrra’s right-side-up version)

Heaven (thanks REIKO11394 & Hanne58!) Download mp3 HERE

Zero Gravity
Crazy (REIKO11394 & Abrra) Download mp3 HERE

Crush (ending cut off / vid: NMP1NOY)

P.S. …aaaaaaand, David’s performing in Singapore November 17! (Details HERE.)

(random aside: When I just now told Mr. TO that David just did a show in Japan & he’s going to Singapore next, he said “So why can’t he come to Toronto???” then proceeded to sing “Down Down… Down Down” *dying*)

p.p.s. Here’s a cool B&W slideshow of the Okinawa show from Diamonds1021!

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20 Responses to David Archuleta in Japan: Nothing lost in translation

  1. peppertara says:

    Just popping in here with my late morning coffee and boy, definitely nothing lost in translation! Wonderful fans, pics, videos and a full, amazing set list from David! Great to see some videos, photos….love, love his fans. Sounds like another stellar concert from D, working his magic on the international stage once again.
    TOfan, love what “Mr. TO” said, haha. Going to Singapore too, that’s exciting! Mr. world traveler will make his way here….eventually….I know we must be on the list. ” Down Down… Down Down”
    ……somewhere on that list!
    Big thanks to the wonderful fans at the concert in Okinawa!

  2. TOfan says:

    LOL, pepp, yes somewhere on there! 🙂

    Saw tweets from Japan about David going down into the audience at one point?? I wonder if security there had the same reaction as here: 😆

  3. betsy says:

    I can see it now, security scrambling, “we have a situation, we have a situation, code red, code red, get the star out of the crowd, he’s doing it again” ringing out in a multitude of headphones, lol.

    • TOfan says:

      hahahaha, bets, that’s probably exactly what happened! lol I actually had somehow missed that Vietnam vid & LOL’d at the security dudes running from one side of the stage to the other trying to keep up with David. 😆

  4. tawna21 says:

    NOTHING is lost in the translation!!! 🙂 Don’t need Google translator for this!

    One day, mark my words (does that sound all-knowing?), he will pack it up and head across the border to the north. There he will tour the entire country of Canada. We will all be pulling our passports out of their secure places, dusting them off, and making sure they are current. We will be securing tickets and then scrambiing to find airlines that will get us up to the beautiful country across the border. It’s gonna happen, David loves Canada (and I want to visit up there 🙂 )

    Tawna

  5. The day my hubby sings ANY line of ANY David song …. You lucky girl! Yes, I think it’s time that David makes his way to Canada. And I’m not from Canada. And he’s not coming my way either. And I’ve never seen him in a full concert. However, I’m willing to make a donation to help fund his way to Canada. I’m sure TOfan and other Canadian fans would be willing to let David and the Archuband stay at their houses for free to help defray costs. Volunteers??? ♥

    • TOfan says:

      Tawna & bleubird, thanks for sending those vibes for a tour up here. **hugs** But I totally get why he’s touring Asia not here, they play his songs on the radio and buy his CDs (and have waaay bigger populations that we do). … Love your billeting idea though! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • Heidijoy says:

        The other thing they have over there are Entertainment Organizations ie;Sony,MEG and the military that are willing to bring him over there. Hoping someday that the US and Canada have an organization to bring him to their area.

  6. refnaf says:

    Bahhah bleubird…. I willl start doing some renos right now!!!
    Love the way you all will be as excited as us when he gets up here….some day….and hoping for lots of U.S. visitors!!! And maybe one from Finland?? ((((embe)))

    Another excellent post title>>> just back from a weekend away with my cousins who are visiting from Holland and now have a chance to see what this boy was “saying” in Japan.>
    Nice long set list, but I was really hoping for some of the ATE songs 😦

    He looks sooo happy performing!!!!

    • TOfan says:

      Ref, I was kinda hoping for ATE songs too (esp. LDH) … and am still hoping for full videos of all the songs. Makes me appreciate how spoiled we’ve been so far with usually getting videos so soon after the show & also appreciate all the dedicated peeps who we count on for them during Stateside shows (8throwcenter, jonerz, starrynites, djbell, shell_eeeey, emilyluvsarchie, kizzi2 🙂 et. al.).

      fyi, I just updated the post above with a couple of other partial vids with shaky video but aMAZing audio.

  7. fenfan says:

    i just bought my ticket to his concert in singapore!!!!! – even though some american fan sites are still insisting that the concert is not confirmed!!! hope you guys get to see him in canada soon!!!

  8. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks Tofan for keeping us updated.
    It is now Monday early a.m there. Wondering if David will Look Around while he is over there. Hope so and am praying for a Safe return.

  9. TOfan says:

    fyi, just added a cool B&W slideshow vid of the Okinawa show to the end of the post … LOVE B&W photos for some reason!

  10. Kizzi says:

    Great summary TOfan.

    Sideways “Elevator” hahaha…very à propos. Guess the elevator goes sideways too…hmmm.. that sounds very Star Trek-ie. 😀 It has a bit different music, different phrasing, sounds like the tempo was a bit slower…liked those changes, fresh.

    I saw some of the videos with troops in foreground listening to David. Very poignant.

    • TOfan says:

      Loved the “Elevator” changes too, Kiz — he sounded a little hoarse (cold maybe?) and having trouble with some of the high notes, but leave it to David to change up the song on the fly and still make it sound amazing. 🙂 Really, really, really, hoping for full WFM & Heaven vids soon! (patience not my virtue, lol)

      And the ever-amazing Abrra flipped the vid right-side-up, so I’ve replaced it! 🙂

  11. vermeer/penciltopaper says:

    popping in hehe.. am giggling because it’s so nice to have time, vacay ftw! Deb! Your headlines are ALWAYS so clever! You never cease to amaze me, srsly. The B&W slideshow is awesome!

    “So why can’t he come to Toronto???” So true, and I hope he does in the not so distant future!!

    David really gave one heck of a show in Okinawa. Even with the incomplete vids so far, you can see how he manages to pump up the audience. He is such an exciting performer. And the pictures of the audience show so many happy faces https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.304709499544686.96002.173116569370647&type=1

    • TOfan says:

      {{{vermeer}}} thanks for popping in! 🙂 And for that FB link, hadn’t seen those pics & LOVE the one I put at the top of the post of the crowd, you can feel their joy at David turning up on stage!

      And I got my wish for a full vid of Heaven … have added it to the vids along with a link for the mp3, love the stripped down version… added Crazy too. 🙂

      …and how did I ever miss this vid from Cuyahoga Falls, OH?? (thx for tweeting the link, peacesignpam!) It’s dark so you can’t see David, but his rambling about meeting your soul mate is … well, watch & see. 🙂

  12. Heidijoy says:

    One of my favorite pictures of all time is that Audience photo at the top of the article. The place was packed in Okinawa and the audience is having such a great time!! Love it.

    Enjoy the rambling before Crush in the Ohio video. Ha! Ha!

  13. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!

    🙂

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