TELL ME if you’ve had this experience before.
You’re sitting in your seat WAITing for a concert to BEGIN. It’s actually a concert you’ve been looking forward to. But since you have NOTHING ELSE BETTER TO DO, you LOOK AROUND. And all YOU CAN think about is what a GOOD PLACE this would be for a David show.
“IF I COULD ONLY BE sitting here waiting for STOMPING THE ROSES to start playing,” you say… out loud… as the row in front gives you strange looks.
But HOLD ON, just because it’s not a David show you DON’T GIVE UP. You take copious notes just in case, you know, MAYBE he texts you asking, “So, like, what are some dope venues in your town, yo?”
WORKS FOR ME.
Okay, enough of the song titles, lol.
Seriously though, what I just described actually happened to me last night. I walked into the Trinity St. Paul’s United Church for an evening of music by Cole Porter and my first thought was, “Wow, this place would be PERFECT for a David show… especially a Christmas show.”
Has that ever happened to you? Is there a venue in your town you have “bookmarked” in your brain as a place you’d love to see David perform in someday? Please share! 🙂
Does this ever happen to me? Does it ever NOT happen, you mean?
I’m going to be greedy and choose two. For a fantastic Christmas concert venue, David would perform at the home of the Seattle Symphony which is considered to be one of the most acoustically perfect spaces in the world. Photo: http://www.seattlesymphony.org/_img/benaroya/photos/taperpan2/1.jpg Some of the seats seem a little far from the stage, but the whole place holds less than 2000 and did I mention the acoustics? This is the place for The Voice to shine! *fans self*
And now for something different and perhaps a bit greedy, Jazz Alley. This is a much smaller, more intimate supper club venue. Photo: http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/img/peopleandstage.jpg I went to probably the greatest concert of my life there–the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet. Here’s the punch line: All seats are within 75 feet of the stage. It is really wonderfully small. Up-close and personal with David Archuleta, the charismatic performer? *faints dead away*
david said he likes amphitheatres! 🙂
I have always thought he should perform here, in the concert hall:
I always wish I were at a David concert whenever I am there.
that place is gorgeous, fenfan!!
the university campus in my town has a small but beautiful old theatre *crosses fingers* … I’ll see if I can find a picture
If DA played Red Rocks in CO… *dying while fanning self*
We actually have a lovely theater here in Cedar Rapids called the Paramount. I’ll drive.
I second that! I’ve been there twice for concerts since it was repaired/refurbished after the flood. It is a beautiful venue.
I’ll drive ya Grammy! 🙂
Ahhhhh…..Yes, I have several favorite dreams.
Carnegie Hall for the acoustics and beauty; David with his beautiful instrument, his voice, accompanied by a pianist with plenty of acapella interludes to hear that rich, pure voice in a setting meant to capture music at its zenith!
Palaias Garnier in Paris. Same reasons as Carnegie. And the setting is glorious.
And, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence.
These are big dreams, eh?! Lol. 😀
Big dreams, mucho money to fly there. *saves up*
I always think this in our church. We have a cool band and singers at the contemporary service, and I’m always thinking that I’d love to hear David belt out the songs with them. It’s not a venue per se, but…
I would love to see David at the very beautiful Paramount Theater in Oakland, Calif. http://www.paramounttheatre.com/ It seats 1280 people. Or, for more people (2800), the recently renovated, beautiful Fox Theater in Oakland http://www.thefoxoakland.com/ . Or the Otherwise, anyplace in Northern California!!!! Been to Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco and even Reno to see David so who cares, just get here!
When I first took my seat here: http://twitpic.com/dsh0o0 http://twitpic.com/dsh0mj I immediately thought how awesome it would be to hear David sing in this amphitheater! With it’s breathtaking backdrop and acoustics from the redrocks of Southern Utah, it roughly seats a little over 1900. They pull off amazing Broadway productions and concerts!!
Of course, I’d also settle for my little chapel thorough the field I can see out my front window :))
The truth is, I used to do this all the time, but somewhere along the way I stopped. I just don’t think of it anymore. 😦
But I’ve always wanted him to perform in Interlochen, Michigan. It’s a rustic arts academy in northern michigan. (in the woods) Actually, Sunny knows it, took music class there. It’s not well known, but the well known know about it. My sister saw Josh Groban there, I’ve seen James Taylor there. Jewel went to school there. When she came back for a show, she told a story about how she used to sneak out at night, sit on the stage in the dark and write songs. Norah Jones, Josh Groban – they were both schooled there.
Thanks Deb, now I’m thinking about venues again. 🙂
Cool to hear about the places you guys have pictured D. performing… I’m glad I’m not alone!
I’ve also done the opposite… sat in a big mega-arena for a show (usually up in the nosebleeds) and have thought “When David eventually gets the respect and accolades he deserves, from the industry and the wider public, these are seats I’ll get stuck with” LOL
Random, but felt like watching this tonight… is it just my computer or was this vid always so grainy??
Oh I love that little grainy vid, think it was always that way? Nice piano playing Mr. Archuleta and the song, well would love to hear the whole thing from him.
The Church you write about sounds like a great spot for a nice concert TOfan, can see everyone is thinking about some very nice venues in their area. I’d be happy to see David perform anywhere around here….makes me think of that little Igloo from a post gone by, hahaha….I’m not fussy.
Still love the Orpheum though, like the Seattle Symphony venue, this is home for the Vancouver Symphony but has hosted so many different artists over the years. We can dream. 🙂
peppertara, what a gorgeous theatre!
… also, saw this on tumblr and had to share *sniff*