Here I am with all these questions hanging from my ceiling low

a-capitol-fourth-rehearsal-33CropDo you ever wonder why we’re still here?

I know I do. I mean, David isn’t even here. He hasn’t been here for over a year.

But here we are.

And the quieter things get, the more differences I start to see among fans. Different takes on what his career should look like when he gets back… what his priorities should be… idiosyncracies some would like to see gone … fears about how he’ll have changed… or not changed.

Considering these differences, will be still have one central thing in common come 2014? Will this person he’ll be bringing back still command our fandoration?

We’ve had some “new” music and videos and photos to keep us going but in the voracious world of ArchuConsumption … mere crumbs. And yet… here we are. Why is that?

Or are we?

You tell me.

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49 Responses to Here I am with all these questions hanging from my ceiling low

  1. annie318 says:

    TOfan~ I’m still here. Enjoying every post you write. I expect David will have matured quite a bit. He may seem more self confident, a little calmer. But he’ll still be beautiful, charming, talented, sweet David. Looking forward to it!

    Oh, and I hope to meet you at his homecoming concert!!!

  2. Tina says:

    I’m still “here” for many reasons but most of them can probably be consolidated into these three:

    -Because David’s voice and performance abilities move me like no other singer I’ve ever experience. I love other singers/songs but none of them hit me right in the gut like David does.

    -Because David has the most beautiful soul (and the face ain’t bad either *ahem*).

    -Because I’ve met some of my favorite people ever in the years since I discovered David. I’ve made friends that I know will last a lifetime, even if David were to never sing another note. Perish that thought but I’m just trying to say that the friendships I’ve made extend way beyond being mutual fans. I’ll forever be grateful to David for being the impetus for that.

    *bonus reason* Because he’s worth waiting for. πŸ™‚

    I don’t know what 2014 will bring but I guess I’ll hang out just to see what all the fuss is about… ha

    Sorry I don’t comment on your posts nearly enough, TOfan! I always read them and then laugh in an embarrassingly loud fashion but mostly I keep my insane ramblings to twitter and tumblr. Thanks for being one of the reasons why I love this fandom!

    • TOfan says:

      thx. Tina! “the friendships I’ve made extend way beyond being mutual fans. I’ll forever be grateful to David for being the impetus for that” -def. one of my top 3 reasons, too!

  3. mlpb3 says:

    I’m still here, even more so since he left. There is no one like him: he is such a talented singer/musician and such an amazing, kind, and caring person! Literally, what you see is what you get and that is so rare with celebrities! I feel like he’s family (I know he’s not lol) but he deserves loyalty and it’s easy to give. I love his music and stage presence so I am looking forward to many more concerts, CDs, movies, TV, etc. etc. πŸ™‚ Martha

    • TOfan says:

      “I’m still here, even more so since he left” wow, that is really interesting, Martha… so your fandom has increased since David left?

      • mlpb3 says:

        Tofan: I was always a “lurking” fan since the very beginning. Idol, Fan Blast, Snarky Archies, Fans of David and of course, here, but never made myself known. I remember all the cellcasts from the first one and the milestones throughout the years. Not until this last year did I step out of my comfort zone. My husband passed away in 2010, but daughter moved to California last year. I have enjoyed the “company” of David fans from all over the world. It’s been a blessing. But mostly I enjoy David and who he is totally; I feel I get a “hug” from him everytime I see him or listen to his wonderful music!

  4. VeeBee says:

    I like David and I like his music. He’s a wonderful person who inspires me every single day even when he’s not there. In a way, he’s always there and I always want to be there as a fan <3.

  5. tawna21 says:

    Ditto to everything above. David is just David, and just David is a person who has given us ideals and ideas that have created new a person in some of us, rearranged some of the old stuff in some of us, and given all of us something good to pattern after. I can’t wait to see the person he brings back!!

    Oh yeah, and he’s dang good looking! *huge bonus* πŸ˜€

    • TOfan says:

      This really struck home for me tawna: “just David is a person who has given us ideals and ideas that have created new a person in some of us”

  6. collegemom says:

    I’m still here checking in and wandering from David site to twitter to youtubes when I need a fix of that Voice…it’s all about that Voice. I am enjoying the countdown process and watching his twitter followers increase even though he is gone. I figure it will be a very quiet fan-summer as everyone goes about their lives with David simmering on the back burner. I hate summer to rush by but it always does and I know that fall always seems to rush to Halloween and then Thanksgiving and then Christmas and then whoa – 3 months to go. It is like he is my third kid and I am excited to see what life has in store for him. I am hoping for exciting musical challenges for him and the ability to support himself while he gives us music from time to time and concerts (big venue, small venue, local theaters, I don’t care). I really, really appreciate this site so thanks!

    • TOfan says:

      you’re most welcome, collegemom, always appreciate your comments! That Voice is the ultimate glue that keeps me here too.

  7. rlynch37@cfl.rr.com says:

    we are still here because we were chosen to be,to support david,and i am so thonkful for that,

    • dangitdavid says:

      Amen to this!! In my mind, I’ve wondered many many times why I’m here, especially when David himself chose not to be for 2 years! It’s really the only explanation…we were chosen to be!! David’s not finished with us yet and he still needs us for the wonderful ride we are all on. Honestly, if I have to have an obsession, I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I was chosen for this one!! Not only for David himself but for every single person in this wonderful fandom…never in a million years did I expect to develop so many friendships with people I’ve never even met and I cant wait to meet them all!! And it’s given me the opportunity to meet the few in my area, including our lovely TOfan…I so look forward to our get togethers every single time :). There’s a reason why all of this is happening and it’s not up to us to question it…it’s our job to support and enjoy all of the side benefits πŸ˜€

      • TOfan says:

        rlynch, your comment made my cry “we are still here because we were chosen to be”… I really feel that … and dangitdavid, can’t wait for our next get together! <3333

  8. Kizzi says:

    I am still an obsessed fan, TOfan, just in a different phase. Will be fascinating to see what happens upon D’s return to his career…whatever next steps he takes, I am very sure it will be well thought out, genuine and right for D.

    There is some intangible about David, that un-nameable thingie, that his artistry creates.

    He went on American Idol…he dreamed a dream and went for it and I’ve been dreaming dreams of my own right along with him when he shares his talent. Call it inspiration, call it joy, call it the “it factor.” Whatever “it” is, it’s delightful, it’s delirious, it’s deluxe, it’s de-lovely.

    And like everyone else who has commented, the friendships made have been and are wonderful.

    • TOfan says:

      {{{{ms. kiz}}}} “There is some intangible about David, that un-nameable thingie, that his artistry creates.” yes, yes and YES!

  9. I’ve given myself a brain cramp trying to figure out the answer to this question but it’s really very simple…

    I care about him.

    This is what you do when you care about another person.

    You wait.

    You wonder.

    You hope.

    You worry.

    You pray.

    You anticipate the moment that the person you care about returns safely.

    And all of the above is easier to endure when you can surround yourself by people that feel the same way you do.

    OK David, I’ve had my epiphany! You can come home now! πŸ™‚

    • missbianca says:

      Beautifully said! Can I “me, too” it?

      When I start to wonder why I’m here, I think back to every live tour I’ve seen him on–and being that I’ve been to every US tour *cough* more than once *cough* that’s a majority of the live concerts I’ve ever been to. David on stage is what I’m waiting for, that David who never disappoints, who gives 1000%, who is better every time you see him.

      And I do care about him. He’s a good person.

      And so are you, Deb! Here’s to getting to talk the next time we’re both at a concert *clink*.

  10. emmegirl14 says:

    Love all the commentsβ™₯

    I don’t really think about the why anymore, I just know I am, and will always be. For some odd reason I like knowing that he will always be part of my life (for as long as he chooses to be anyway.)

    “There is some intangible about David, that un-nameable thingie, that his artistry creates.”…..yep.

  11. tammi says:

    since he’s been gone I have been thinking about this because sometimes it does feel weird to be sort of in limbo, you know? for me it shows me how strongly i feel connected to david’s music and to him if i’m still here after all this time of him being away. it’s like an unbreakable family bond or something? idek

  12. oliveoil says:

    As long as David continues to pursue a musical career, I will continue to be his fan. Why? Because for me , there is no one else who touches my heart like David Archuleta. Talent, personality, adorableness, and a huge heart for others. All in one precious package !!!

    • TOfan says:

      emme, tammi and oliveoil, love your comments too! … sometimes it’s just nice to “see” who’s still here β™₯ β™₯ β™₯

  13. davidarchiefan4life says:

    I sure do miss all the fans who used to be around. Sometimes I wonder where thy have gone. I suppose a lot of the younger ones have found new “idols”. I’m not around like I once was but I will never stop supporting David. He brings out the best in us, if we let him. πŸ™‚

  14. I love all the comments here! Its good to know we are all still here, waiting together! And Joni, I agree, I care about him too. TOfan , thanks for all the fabulous posts. I don’t always comment, but I’m always here!

  15. peppertara says:

    I’m here too even though I have taken a back step just a little bit in D’s absence. I think many fans are still here but somewhat in the background and most likely many of them will emerge once he’s back and in action.
    I know I’m not going anywhere, can’t give up something that makes my heart smile so much!
    Great comments from everyone and the support shown for David is really a testament to the incredible musicality, dynamic energy and giving heart he demonstrates and how others respond to it. He truly is unique and unlike any other artist I have come across….so are his wonderful fans!
    Another great post TOfan, glad you are still here too. Oh…..and I actually like all the “Questions hanging from my ceiling low”. Will always be a bit of a mystique about David I think and I’ve always loved a mystery, keeps me coming back for more. πŸ™‚

  16. refnaf says:

    I am HERE!!!! The voice still thrills and soothes me EVERY DAY…… (except for the month or so after The Announcement). He is a fixture in my life no matter what happens next,,,, and the awesomeness of the friends I have made because of him is astounding to me….
    Love reading through this thread and see everyone’s comments
    ((((((group HUG)))))))

  17. sweetonda says:

    I’m still here and couldn’t leave even if I wanted too, which I don’t! David has pulled me into his realm of existence and I don’t want to leave.

    I’ve had to step back from commenting as I am taking care of my elderly mom, but I try to read all the posts when I get a change and I love coming to Snow Angelz because of you Deb and all your great followers. You put a smile on my face when I most need it. Thank you all for being here.

    I agree that David not only gives us great music and his wonderful personality, but he has given so much more in the friendships made through this journey. I will follow him even if he decides to step back from music, heaven forbid, because of just who he is as a person. He brings something very tangible into my life and I don’t think he is going to be just David ever again no matter what he does with his life.

  18. Archugeezer says:

    Excuse me, but I just have to give a quick shout out to the Boise sidebar picture. Thank you.

    • TOfan says:

      AHHHH! Were you there that day?! I can’t get enough of that pic. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • archugeezer says:

        Yes, I was there that day, and for a long time. (Our shop is right next door.) David was playful with more than one baby/toddler. Loved watching all that and wished there were more pictures. I got one of him with my granddaughter, but she is a teen (a baby to me).

      • TOfan says:

        aww, nice… can’t imagine a better way to spend the day. πŸ™‚

  19. Anonymous says:

    Hey everyone! We are all so blessed for ALL of the above reasons. I am so excited to hear the new depth that David will exhibit when he gets back – in his presence, his confidence, his music, etc.

    Thanks for being here through these two years TOfan, luv u!

  20. TOfan says:

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments! Rereading them, and thinking about still being here, reminds me of something that happened after the Canton, Ohio, radio station appearance and signing (the one where D. gave his “extra credit” talk, lol).

    A bunch of us had been chatting with Mike K., and Refnaf and I said we’d better get going ‘cuz it was a long drive back over the border. So we headed in the direction of the car but somehow ended up back on the patio where David was still signing and getting pics with fans. Mike passed by and said, “I thought you guys were leaving?” We laughed and said, “We tried,” lol. And he just shook his head and said, “That’s Dave for ya.” πŸ™‚

  21. quiteblanc says:

    I am here every night. Thank you Tofan for providing the entertainment. I am busy working toward the retirement to be ready for David’s return in 2014.

  22. Utahmom says:

    I am still here, just not as often and usually only lurk. Absolutely love this site, so much fun–thank you TOfan! I really hope that the best is yet to come.

  23. TOfan says:

    New post/thread! πŸ™‚

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