Hello, bonjour to all Canadian fans reading this! The lovely Ms. Kiz took the picture above and I thought you might want to know the story behind it. 🙂 In the Westbury VIP last night, Refnaf and I asked David if he’d mind holding our little sign for the picture taking.
In typical thoughtful David fashion, he read it carefully before agreeing and then we he realized what it said, and where we’d come from, he said “Awww, sure, thanks for coming!”
After they took the picture, Refnaf told David we’d love for him to come back to Canada for a show someday and he said he really wants to, then he said, “Tell everyone there hello from me.”
So this is me sending you all a big David hello and Merry Christmas! Fa-la-la-la, indeed.
It was a perfect moment up until the end when I shook his hand and smiled the spazziest smile ever. I’m sure he thought I was high on the sharpie ink that filled the room after he signed posters. sigh.
Other than my spazzfest, awesome awesome VIP… he left then popped back in just to sing an acappella bit of MKOP. Blew us all away. THIS is why we are his fans, wow.
Sorry, no pics or vids yet (from me, anyway, lol) … I just needed to give you my post-show first impressions of my very first 1st show of a tour.
This was the first time when I didn’t know what songs were coming or what surprises were in store. And as you’ve probably heard already there were a LOT!
I’ll add more later when I’ve had time to process it all, but let me just say there was an abundance of love in that venue tonight that started this tour off right. Standing O’s after practically every song.
And that aMAZing Falalalala song was one of the highlights for me… the kids, the dancing, the fact that the poem intro mentioned “angels in the snow” 🙂 🙂 🙂 …. it was perfect!
The jazzy “This is Christmas” was incredible too… and it will just get better and more soulful and jazztastic as the tour goes on, I just know it.
And “Little Drummer Boy” … who the heck was that and what did you do with our David Archuleta???? When David held those drumsticks in the air there was an audible gasp, no one really knew where the heck it was all going.
Then he started leaping around and pounding on the drum like a man possessed … all I could think of was “Does that drum represent Jive?” 😆 Man, he was in the ZONE.
David was rock-star amazing from beginning to end… and those boots in the first set????? …. I am not one to scream out things at concerts but I was perilously close to howling “DAAAAAVID, I LOVE YOUR BOOOOOTS!!!!!”
… more to come!
P.S. And for the record, SAz had this red snowflake background before David used it for his tour backdrop! 😆 😆 😆
Love the title of this post! So much amazingness in your post already TOfan, been getting sneak bits of info from reading people’s tweets. Wow, the boots, the Fa La La La La, the poem, the kids, the songs…the incredible songs, that little drummer boy!
Love this “Then he started leaping around and pounding on the drum like a man possessed … all I could think of was “Does that drum represent Jive?” 😆 Man, he was in the ZONE.” Haha, whoa….I can’t wait to see his concert.
Also can’t wait to hear more, what a fabulous opening show it must have been!! Thrilled that you and others were there. If videos come up I may have to leave a few untouched (like the new song) for that moment when I see it live myself (or at least I say that now), lol. We’ll see how much I can resist.
Thanks for sharing some of the excitement so quickly, sounds like David had a blast too and I hear the VIP is fantastic. So much goodness!
Oh and love Kizzi’s photo up top, sweet. 🙂
Why did I not remember you would be THERE!
Peppertara sounds like you are in for a BIG treat – let Tour bring us all joy these coming weeks. Good luck ‘holding out’, lol
TOfan – as if I wasn’t already excited about seeing David on Sunday – oh my, not sure we will survive this! I can’t wait to see you and refnaf and everyone else that is going to Stroudsburg! eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
Wow what a great commentary on last night! Loved meeting you both. He has such a spell over us! And what about the res pants!! Lol!
Great meeting the both of u and wow what a great commentary! What a voice . He has a spell over us ! What about the red pants ! Lol
Thanks forn requesting the O Canada shout out and thanks to Kizzie for the great pic! Am thinking of you snowangelz and wish I were there. Look forward to your next post. Safe journey!
When I saw those boots I thought of you! Hope you got a picture of them 🙂
just watched little drummer boy – oh my heavenly *what in the heck just happened* stars!
one of my FAVORITE Christmas songs and I have no words for what I just witnessed. I can only imagine what it was like live…
Just watched Little Drummer Boy too, had to watch…..holy drumsticks! Amazing…you pound those drums David! Cannot wait to see this concert live.
*what in the heck just happened* stars! is right awestruck, just wow!
Have been watching some of the videos (not all yet) and just fantastic, what a concert!
Am going to save a couple of songs for the show I think, maybe, possibly. haha.
and….Yo, Canada…..love that photo. Sounds like such a fabulous VIP too, great that you got that
photo. Thanks Kizzi for the pic! Great times, great music, lots of joy, lots of love!
Been gone from home for 3 days and nights, and not because I was in NY.
And then I come home to this bounty, this divinity, this big Christmas basket of amazingness.
He is a one man wrecking crew, and he has almost destroyed me!
His combination of talent and diversity is incomparable. He has no peers.
That This Christmas…a raw silkiness, or a silky rawness, or what! WHAT! Craaazy. I need nothing else for Christmas, “through-ooo-oo-oo the night!”
Tofan, yep, second time around he is already shaping it, molding it to perfection (and it is already the best version of this song I have heard, ever.) How do we get him to record this??????
What did he say after “shake a hand, shake a hand”? Was it “or write a song”? 🙂
Thanks to everyone who has shared videos and pics.
Can’t wait for more vids and recaps.
I am exciiiiited!!! eeeeeek!!!!!
Hi there! This bog post couldn’t be written much better!
Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
He constantly kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this post to him.
Pretty sure he’ll have a great read. Many thanks foor sharing!