@DavidArchie confessions

I miss the Archuleta Confessions Tumblr. It was cool to see the range of “confessions” — some I could relate to, others not so much. But always interesting to read.

Here are a few from the site followed by *gulp* my own.

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k, here are mine:

  • I’ve never read The Alchemist.
  • I hope he’s practicing piano while he’s away.
  • Not a fan of Wait.
  • I’m still blown away that he sings because he loves it and wants to help people, not for fame or fortune.
  • But I do think that anyone who studied the Billboard charts the way he did, can’t help but dream of being on them.
  • When he’s touring a lot I sometimes worry about him harming his voice, and I wonder if he has that fear too.
  • I loved his covers until I heard his original songs… his voice + his melodies = GOLD for me.
  • VIPs terrify me.
  • I saw a video once from the A.I. Tour where a woman lunged at David, wiped the sweat off his face with a towel and then asked him to sign it. I’m a little too not over it.

How about you guys???

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90 Responses to @DavidArchie confessions

  1. dangitdavid says:

    Ahhhh…..I’m not sure if my stressful last couple of weeks is catching up to me or what the heck is the matter with me but some of these made me tear up ;((((. I didn’t even know there was a such a website so I went on over an read more!! I think it’s affecting me bc whether I want to admit them or not, I feel exactly the same way as some of these fans and scared some may become reality….

    “I’m scared he’ll change too much when he comes back”

    “I admit, I’m terrified of how things will be when he returns”

    “If TOSOD did good, he wouldn’t have gone on his mission” (actually thought this….whether it was true or not)”

    “I just want him to come back already”

    My biggest confession is that I do fear things will be different and as excited as I am to see the person he brings back, I’m also nervous to see that person…how much will he change as a person, how much will his music change, will he be up to the challenge of restarting his career, etc!!

    Awesome post!!! Made me realize I’m not the only fan thinking some of these things….and was nice to see what other fans are thinking as well 🙂 🙂

  2. tawna21 says:

    *sigh* I’ve wondered, also, what things are going to be like when David comes back. I’m so ready for #2014 to be here. I want to be thru waiting and wondering. However, I can honestly say that whatever David brings back and whatever he decides as far as career moves, it will all be fine. He is going to need time to ‘find himself’ and that’s okay. Although, something pokes at me that says he probably has a lot of it in the works already as far as career moves (could be some of Kari’s comments). I really don’t think we have a lot we need to worry about. I’m going to focus on…. “Please, David!! Let your hair grow back out!!!! It’s too gorgeous to keep it cut with a #3 guard on the clippers!!!!!” 🙂

    Yep, I still love me some David Archuleta for who he is and what he brings to the table—- lot’s of yummy treats! 🙂 🙂 ♥♥ 🙂

  3. tammi says:

    i miss that confessions tumblr too. i was going to send one in that confessed my favorite scenes in nandito ako was when josh got mad at uncle steve. it just seemed so real like maybe it touched a nerve with david. you know he can’t really be smiley david all the time so i liked that it felt real.

  4. Marylee_NCGirl says:

    just wanna say I admire those who can share their fears, speak freely about them where David is concerned. Not sure why I can’t *openly* ~maybe because I’m afraid, by doing so, they’ll come to pass. Makes no sense, I know. Been a fan for 5 long, wonderful years & I LONG to see him return to his career & become “The Next BIG Thing” because that’s exactly what he deserves ☺

    • tawna21 says:

      That’s exactly what he deserves, Marylee. He’s worked extremely hard for it. I just wish we knew how to make sure he is “the next big thing”. ♥

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love David and I will always support him, but I can’t say I am missing him during his mission. I just don’t. I am actually really enjoying the break from “being a fan”, and even almost kind of dread his return and what it will bring. I fear I will get a little too invested in the fandom again, which will mean less time for other things I am interested in and want to keep spending time on. It is, of course, absolutely up to me, my choices and priorities, but it is a lot easier to not get sucked into the whole “being a die-hard fan glued to twitter and such”-game when the very person sucking you in, is not around, lol!

  6. davidarchiefan4life says:

    I confess that I’m pleasantly surprised that many of David’s younger fans are still around. I know a lot of them moved on to the new teen pop stars but I’ve noticed that there are quite a few that have stuck by him even though he’s been away.

    I find it very touching that fans who watched him on Idol when they were maybe 12 or 13 still listen to his music and are looking forward to him coming back. They tease him sometimes, sure, but with affection. I confess that I underestimated them and didn’t expect they’d still be fans.

  7. davidarchiefan4life, I’m one of those fans! I was in 8th grade when David was on idol, just 13 years old. I’m now 19 and in my second year of COLLEGE! It is crazy to think about! I’ve only become a bigger fan as time passes on, and that is hard to believe. I sent David a “before and after” pic of me and my brother and sister with him the first time we met him, and a more current one with him. We all looked so much older and so did he! We’ve grown up together….sort of….. haha.

  8. refnaf says:

    I confess…….. to not really wanting David to be the “next big thing” . I want him to have a big enough career in Asia and Latin America and then he can be “just David” in the States…… and here…. small intimate concerts, preferably acoustic.
    I also confess this as well “I’m scared he’ll change too much when he comes back”

    • tawna21 says:

      Yeah, refnaf, when I say ‘the next big thing’ I’m certainly not meaning Miley/Bieber/Rihanna/etc. I want him to be recognized for the ‘artist’ that he is and the music, and chit chat, that he can deliver. That’s a big thing to me. I, too, want him to be ‘just David’ like ‘just Josh Groban’ or even ‘just Michael Buble’. The artist that has mellow, comfortable concerts. Not a lot of screaming, hysteria. I never want him to have to deal with paparazzi. I want the media to know who he is and help promote him, but please let the creeps leave him alone. Let him scratch his head without it making headlines!!

  9. Tina says:

    Hmmm. My confession is not really a “David” confession but it’s related to him. For whatever reason, I don’t have many fears when it comes to David himself but I am afraid that the music industry and the music buying public won’t accept him as he is. And I love his honesty, his differences and his quirks compared to all the fake, slick, cool, swag, hip, etc that you see being marketed as the only way to make it in music now. So that’s my confession. I’m afraid people won’t open up their ears and hearts.

    Oh wait. Maybe I am afraid of one other thing — that he’ll come back and decide he doesn’t like tight pants anymore. 😉

  10. dh says:

    I confess to wanting David to have his own theater and sing there several shows a week. I’d move there. To the town, I mean, not the theater.

  11. betsy says:

    Confessions:
    1) I never loved Zero Gravity
    2) I love that he flies in sweatpants
    3) I will never get over Fields of Gold
    4) I will also never get over Good Place and hope he hasn’t forgotten it
    5) I hope he hasn’t forgotten any of his songs
    6) I’m afraid that keeping an uber low profile for 2 years will make him more careful/shyer
    7) I want him to break into song on a plane and have the entire place turn into David fans
    8) Not a fan of Wait either
    9) Sometimes I go days without listening to him
    10) Some days I listen to The Prayer on a loop the entire drive to work

    Deb, what about VIP’s terrifies you? I just want to compare notes lol.

    • TOfan says:

      *gasp* at #1! (a loud one) … what about VIP’s terrifies me??? DAVID!!! 😯

      • newangel2 says:

        Gasp at #1 too! But amen to The Prayer. It’s ruined everyone else’s version for me. So simple and beautiful– not a “performance.”

  12. newangel2 says:

    Confessions:

    I won’t go to a Las Vegas venue even for David. That place creeps. me. out.

    I don’t care about his “writing process.” As long as he comes up with something, I don’t care how he did it. I know others are fascinated by whatever that is but I couldn’t care less. If he sings something he wrote himself, fine; if he sings covers, fine as well. He tends to make everything he sings his anyway…

    I only watched the Wait video once. I didn’t get it. The song itself made me cry in SLC tho.

    I’m still disturbed by what he did to “Bubbly.” I’m not sure what it was but it was disturbing (I watched it about 50 times to make sure). No one should sing about being tucked in and kissed on the nose like that. The End.

    I don’t want him to be the next big thing either. Just enough to provide for himself and his future family comfortably. Though I think he deserves recognition and respect for his talent, I don’t what him to have his private life destroyed by fame. And I don’t think a public who supports M#### C#### and Kim K######## deserve him.

    I’ve worried from the beginning that he’d die young. He’s just not like other earthlings.

    I’m afraid I’ll never get a thing done after March of 2014. I’ve utterly failed at mostly staying away for 2 yrs like I’d planned….

    I’m freaked out about how much one can care about someone they don’t really know. But I’m also amazed at how much happiness and geeked-out JOY someone you don’t know can bring you.

    • TOfan says:

      “I’m still disturbed by what he did to “Bubbly.” I’m not sure what it was but it was disturbing (I watched it about 50 times to make sure). No one should sing about being tucked in and kissed on the nose like that. The End.” HAHAHAHA, you made me spit out my water! … and you’re right. 🙂

      • newangel2 says:

        I forgot to add to my own post: I once saw him (pre-appearance) boss his management around (and by “boss” I mean request a couple of things be done in the nicest, most polite Davidy way possible). It was awesome. I actually only watch those sound check vids in hopes that he’ll boss his band around. And by “boss” I mean request something in the nicest possible… blah, blah, blah.

    • dangitdavid says:

      Newangel2…2 things from your post! The fear of him dying young…gave me the chills when I read that! Have always had that nagging feeling that he won’t make it back home from Chile! Can’t explain why I feel it but scares the heck out of me!

      And also concerned about how much of my time is dedicated to this young man that I’ve never met!! Can’t explain that either…for 5 freaking years it’s been going on, with no end in site!! He has a gift and we were all picked specifically by powers larger than we are to receive and enjoy this gift he offers!! I’ve given up asking myself why and just savor every minute David is willing to share with us 🙂 🙂

      • newangel2 says:

        Don’t worry about him making it back from Chile– HE WILL! He has to come back and talk about it or at the very least, show how it’s changed him. It’s part of the plan. Don’t worry about that one. <3333

    • jackryan4da says:

      I’m freaked out about how much one can care about someone they don’t really know. But I’m also amazed at how much happiness and geeked-out JOY someone you don’t know can bring you.

      ditto 🙂

  13. Grammyj says:

    Love this post. I think like most ODD fans my fear is that David will quit singing publicly. I know he will always sing but my fear is that he will quit the music career. I love “Wait” and “Zero Gravity” but can’t stand “Dream Sky High”.

  14. Archugeezer says:

    Finally a chance to read all the confessions. 🙂

    Thank you! I feel so normal now.

  15. Archugeezer says:

    Still can’t sleep. Came back to confess:

    I want all of David’s concerts from now on to have reserved seating.

    I understand real life, but I get instantly rankled when anybody criticizes David, for any reason.

    Ever since the Blackfoot MKOC VIP, I get weepy whenever I listen to “Good Place.”

    Along with Grammyj and newangel2, I have a fear of more “2-sunny-4-me” career moments.

    I don’t want to be David’s “geezer” fan anymore, because it is painfully true. However, I don’t know how to change it without falling off the fan map.

    I tend to mentally replay my awkward one-on-one encounters with David. I get a sad when I realize that I must be on his “weird fan” list.

    I won’t like it if David continues to wear his hair missionary style just because it’s so practical and easy.

    I want David to come back and be a little bossy sometimes about getting his way.

    I often listen to “Contigo” just to hear David sing the soft Spanish “b” in “mas all de tus labios.”

    I keep trying to figure out a way to express my sincere appreciation for David’s good looks without sounding like a perv.

    I will probably cry when David makes his first post-mission contact with fans, and I won’t care who knows it.

    • newangel2 says:

      I don’t know why I feel like I need to comment all over this post but I do (I know I’m prob irritating the heck out of some people by popping up over and over).

      Geezer!! Lol, I love you! I totally get what you’re saying about a couple of things, mainly his super-short hair and trying to say anything about his looks w/o sounding like a perv. I almost wish there were two Davids, a public one who was an amazing talent but looked like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and then our real David who is an amazing talent but looks like he won the genetic lottery in every way but height. I always have this sense that people assume you’re in it b/c he’s cute and you have a crush on him which I can only think is about w/ his looks. Just the other day a friend said, “Is your husband ok with this?” Would she say that about me being a fan of Hunchback of Notre Dame David? I doubt it. And for the record, Mr. N voted on AI more than I did and comes to the concerts with me (and brings D’s name up in conversation publicly more than I do since he’s been gone).

      I don’t know what the answer is. I have women my age telling me my son is handsome and I’m cool with that. If they said he was sexy I’d deck them tho. I think you’re fine.

      • tawna21 says:

        newangel2…. I love that your hubby is into this… mine is too. Although he didn’t do a lot of voting he did some and he is my concert buddy (he even does the VIP’s w/me). He listens to D for hours on our road trips and even asks questions about this or that…. love it!

        Thanks to everyone for validating how I feel.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I confess I am afraid of his fans. Ya know those self-appointed definer of what is a good or bad fan… if that even exists.

  17. jackryan4da says:

    I confess I am afraid of his fans. Ya know those self-appointed definer of what is a good or bad fan… if that even exists.

  18. jackryan4da says:

    I confess I am also concerned about David being spread too thinly just to please everyone, once he is back…

  19. jackryan4da says:

    Lastly, am afraid I will be a blubbering fool when he does his 1st vlog and and 1st public appearance… it is what it is

  20. refnaf says:

    “Lastly, am afraid I will be a blubbering fool when he does his 1st vlog and and 1st public appearance… it is what it is”… so true ((((JR))))

    I also confess to a huge fear of not be able to get good concert tics for whatever and whenever he does his first gig when back…………eeeeek

  21. refnaf says:

    I really do relate to everyone’s confessions…. what a sweet cleansing post TOfan
    I miss EVERYBODY
    #DA2014 TOUR

  22. poof says:

    Love this post. I can relate to everything everyone has written.
    Another confession for me……. I avoid listening to Falling Stars, because I can’t bear to think of David feeling like a “a speck in the galaxy”. I Have to listen to Be Still My Soul,, but cry everytime because of ” The hour is growing near when we will be forever with the lord.” The thought of David dying, I Cannot Handle. And yes, it does freak me out how much I care about someone I really don’t know.

  23. betsy says:

    This post is CLEARLY what everyone needed. It hit us all where we live. 🙂
    I also confess to:
    Missing my friends. (not just concert friends, but some have turned into real friends)
    Hating everything I’ve ever written online.
    Poof – the line in Good Place, I could be a memory tomorrow, I could be nothing at all. ❤
    JR – We will all be blubbering fools, so at least none of us will be alone in that.
    I confess I'm worried about where he'll live. (why? lol, I'm just a worrier)

    • JenAIowa says:

      Team D could ask Kleenex Tissue to sponsor the Begin Again tour. I myself would need a pallet of tissues to get through it.

  24. missbianca says:

    I’ve been too overwhelmed and scared even to post in this thread. I admit fear of the DC (Davidly Correct) squad.

    Hmmmmm *looks into the cost of printing tour hankies*

    • missbianca says:

      Okay, okay, here I go, posting two fears I have.

      I fear shortly after his return David will make the choice to sing only in service of his church.

      I fear he will decide to go to college.

      • Grammyj says:

        I’m ok with David going to college as long as he sings too like Scotty. No one has mentioned that they fear David will get married soon after he gets back. I don’t fear that but I’ve read that fear from fans on other sites.

      • newangel2 says:

        Hey B, don’t worry about him singing only in the service of his church. I’m not sure exactly what you mean but if you mean he’d sing for the church as a career, there’s no such option. He may get the chance to do some church-related performances, like sing w/ the MoTabs again or some other function, but that’s not a career. Even singing IN the MoTab Choir is not a job (it’s all volunteer), not that he’d do that either. There are people who sing LDS-pop music that they create but imo a lot of it is pretty schlocky and he has better taste than that (I’m not talking about hymns or gospel standards from other churches when I say that). Anyway, not to be a know-it-all but him being a pop singer who lives is faith is the best thing he can do as far as “service.” I think his heart is in a lot of different types of music and I bet he’ll sing popular music (with maybe a gospel tune here and there) his whole career long.

        • tawna21 says:

          Yep!!

        • missbianca says:

          Thanks for the long, thoughtful response, newangel. It’s reassuring.

          • newangel2 says:

            You’re welcome. I guess I could’ve said it more simply as “he’s already been singing in the service of his church for the past 5 yrs” most people just wouldn’t know unless they go to a fireside or read his book and see how it influences his song choices etc. He still has a pop career. I would say, if it hasn’t bothered you in the past, I doubt it’ll bother you in the future.

      • newangel2 says:

        BTW, where are these college rumors coming from?

        • TOfan says:

          Twitter. I think there was only one tweet (something about BYU Hawaii), but hey, Twitter’s been right before so I don’t blame people for getting antsy.

          • missbianca says:

            For sure that tweet, but also someone said something about a church leader saying those going on a mission should enroll in college? Probably taken out of context.

            Usually I’m very pro-college. Me and the Harv and my brothers, both my parents and all 4 of their parents and who knows how far back in my family tree you’d have to go to find folks who didn’t go to college.

            But I have no idea what David would think he’d get out of it. Plus he seemed to struggle on AI with the extra load of high school classes and college is way harder than high school. Maybe I’m just worried about David splitting his attention between music and higher education and failing at one or the other or both.

          • newangel2 says:

            (trying to respond to Miss B. here) Yes, that was taken out of context. The advice there was to make sure you enroll in college before your mission so that your spot is saved for you when you get back. It was a timing thing, not counsel that “everyone who serves a mission should also go to college.” They just don’t want people who are leaving at the new younger age of 18 for young men to get left out in the cold if they didn’t declare their intention to enroll. That’s all.

            We value education but that can mean different things for different people– training, vocational training, college degree, graduate school… David has a career already.

  25. MT says:

    missbianca,
    Ditto on the “Davidly Correct” squad and singing only for his church.

    I confess, I wonder which David will come home. I hope Pop Star/Rock Star David is the one that comes back.

  26. awestruck says:

    Just getting to this post. You have all made me LOL! Wonderful post TOfan.

    I fear that I won’t be able to keep up with what David does when he gets home.

  27. trace says:

    Such an awesome post TOfan, and the comments are crazy mad hilarious.
    But a little sad too. Not sad sad but frightened sad. The comments have revealed so much of our anxieties. I’m a little late in coming in but I can relate to most of the comments that were made.
    What I ‘ve been fearing most for some time is David may marry someone totally unsuitable and idiotic and turns out to be a bully. How dare anyone bully our David!!!

    • TOfan says:

      Trace, yes, they are revealing about us aren’t they… most revealing I find is that a lot of us equate “confessions” with “fears” where D’s concerned. He’s got us all on the edge of our seats! … and re whoever he marries (or whenever), I confess that I’m more worried about fan reaction to his choice (after the hate mail he got about his friend Mietra, when she was in the audience on Idol)… I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t even hear he got hitched until his 5th anniversary… and I wouldn’t blame him! lol

      • GrammyJ says:

        Oh, he might not tell us, but the Archu-detectives would find out. He never once said his sister got married, but we found out about it! I’m not sure why he never talked about Claudia’s marriage but did discuss her illness.

  28. Interesting read !! 🙂 I did read the Alchemist!!! Gave me lots of understanding of David’s Journey and why he likes the book so much. Highly recommend it!!
    The Serenity Prayer helps 🙂
    Hope he starts growing his hair out in January 2014 🙂
    not as willing to talk about fears for fear of offending. back to the Serenity Prayer 🙂
    Thanks for being here Tofan and all 🙂

  29. Anonymous says:

    I confess to being a wee bit jealous of fans who have received notes or letters back from david (before he left for his mission). Anytime I sent him anything I never included a self-addressed envelope because I didn’t want to take up his precious time but boy was i tempted!

  30. peppertara says:

    Yes, very interesting read! Just had a chance to read through all the wonderful (and sometimes very hilarious) comments from everyone. Guess I had decided some time ago not to fear anything when it comes to David. Do understand fans’ concerns though, they come from the heart! Think he will continue to “fulfill his destiny” when he returns and throughout the years to come. Personally I am looking forward to all the good surprises, I’m sure there will be many after he returns.
    — Haven’t read the Alchemist yet but do plan to.
    — Personally I love the song Wait (someone described it as hauntingly beautiful and that’s how it is for me, also has special meaning for me).
    — A little desire of mine….one day when I walk in to a popular coffee house and see CDs for sale of various good artists, I want to see David’s music there with them. Yes, I want to be able to pick up an Archuleta CD along with my Latte or Chai Tea or whatever. Just once, would love to be able to do that. 🙂

  31. newangel2 says:

    One last confession. Sometimes I want to see him re-do “With You” just to show how far he’s come as a performer and how he can move around the stage. It’s not my favorite song and I sure as heck don’t like Chris Brown & wouldn’t really want to give him any more attention, but the idea of David singing “Hey, little mama” and “tight little figure” again is at the very edge of my comfort zone and sometimes you need that, lol. I think he could do it with a wink in his voice. Maybe in Asia….

    • TOfan says:

      “With You” on that one! harhar … seriously though, that was actually one of my favourite Idol performances, believe it or not, I even have it on my iPod. Once he gets into the groove of that song, he takes it places! (And my conspiracy-theorist self thinks the only reason he even stumbled over the first lines were because Ryan surprised him at the end of talking to him on those stool things and told him he had to start the song right THEN. grrr) … I need ya booooooo 😆

      • newangel2 says:

        Ha ha! Yes, what can we do about Ryan always throwing him off balance (sometimes literally off balance by grabbing him)?

        I remember when it was leaked he was going to sing that and I said to a friend, “How is he going to splice those lyrics to make it into something he’d sing? There’s no way he’s gonna start w/ “I need ya boo!’ Or say “hey, little mama” or “tight little figure.” Boy was I wrong. I almost fell off the couch laughing at the daring of it all. I kept shouting “He’s going for it! Oh my gosh, he’s totally going for it!” between laughing spasms. I felt the same way about “America” though. I was like, no way is he gonna do that cheesy bit in the middle w/ “my country ’tis of thee” etc. but he DID and it was great. That’s one of the things I love about him– he surprises me when I least expect it.

        But mostly, I guess I just want him to show the world he’s a tiger not a chihuahua. Hmmm.. tiger… that reminds me of another song….

  32. newangel2 says:

    Oh, “hot little figure”– I keep getting that wrong. Yeah, I guess “tight little figure” would’ve been even more craaazy. Lol.

    • TOfan says:

      hahahahaha … another reason I love his version of Hey, Soul Sister… he sings “the. way. you. move. ain’t fair, ya know?” with a lot more je ne sais quoi than the original… you go, David! 🙂

      • dangitdavid says:

        One fan confessed that she wondered if David had a wild side….I confess that I’ve always thought he does indeed and I’m hoping to see it after his mission in his music! Hopefully he’ll be ready to show us more of this side of him 🙂

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