Tonight I saw a concert I will NEVER forget. I could go home tomorrow and be happy I was there tonight.
I confess, I was a little worried when the show began. David sounded like maybe he had a cold, and he seemed detached, anxious.
But song by song and ovation after ovation, it seemed to sink in that, yes, David, you are loved. And then, wow, he moved and grooved and got chatty and was genuinely surprised we knew the words to his songs.
David, David, David.
And this was not a hall filled with die hard fan site fans- in fact I only recognized a handful of people… these were “real people” as Princess Archie so aptly put it. And they screamed and cheered till he believed us, dang it.
When he shared that he almost quit, even told his manager “I don’t want to do this anymore,” you could hear our collective hearts sink… no, break into a million tiny shards… Then hushed silence when he introduced his new song Numb.
But then it began and I got chills and choked up because I loved everything about it…it’s real and so him and what he does with his voice knocked me out…everyone spontaneously leapt to their feet when it was over and you could see how relieved and happy he was. he was floating… no wait, that was me.😊
He was so sincerely grateful to everyone for coming, he kept repeating it.. . he felt the love… and I think that’s ultimately why I wanted to be there tonight.
Sorry for the stream of consciousness, I can’t sleep and I’m pecking this out on my iPod lol.
Sweet dreams, dear diary.
Randomness… A+++ to his stylist, he actually looked tall! 😎 Footwear on point, also!
– the opening act girl did an amazing job on Don’t Give Up *cough*sogladitwasn’tkendra*cough*
-love that he honoured his earlier music with a medley… AND INCLUDED E.L.E.V.A.T.O.R!!!!!💃👍👏🎉😃🎶
-love that he mentioned one of my all-time favourites, Van Morrison, and sang a snippet of Brown Eyed Girl!
-the lovely Tampa Terry sat next to a guy that said he’d heard David at MoTab and was “blown away” (his words) and just had to see him sing live again (sound familiar? lol)
-LOVED Nunca Pense… did not expect him to do that! And those mooooooves!
– my new favourite phrase: “supermodel babes”
-he choked up a few times and I’ve never felt so much empathy for this remarkable young man and how he struggles but soldiers on, putting one foot in front of the other.
I feel so incredibly blessed to have been there and SO glad others got to see it on Periscope! It’s like it was invented for David!😎
Yes, I am still in Idaho… awesome so far but I still haven’t had a potato. How is his fair? I bet Mr. Archuleta has had a potato. He was a completely different David in concert tonight. He was sassy and swaggery, putting proposing fans in their place and slaying them with snappy comebacks… in song, of course.
It was great to see him more relaxed, having fun with the crowd, which was an “energetic” Friday night audience, as D. put it. Spontaneously cheering, standing and clapping during Crush, calling out “I LOVE YOU, DAVID!” … just like old times.
I thought he might not be as chatty tonight but he was more so, I think … such a storyteller… with gestures that make the need for a hearing-impaired interpreter completely unnecessary.
The merch table was hopping for David tonight… even if I didn’t already own 2,25485348 copies of Begin. , there is no way I could’ve gotten near enough to the table to buy another 6 or 7. And tons of girls came to the concert wearing the shirts that were on sale for the first time ever last night.
He is so grown up now… a grown man… yet still David. Isn’t life grand?
I met so many lovely Archies for the first time tonight and last night…. we’re a pretty awesome group, aren’t we? 🙂 🙂 🙂
p.p.s. I still love Numb… and it’s now stuck in my head… yay!
What do you guys think? Thumbs up? Thumbs sideways?