Refnaf and I were in Layton tonight.
I’m crying as I write this… my heart is breaking for David because we all know how he hates to let people down… I have no idea how much you know about what happened tonight (I haven’t been online at all), so I’ll describe it in case you don’t.
We’d heard that the whole crew (David most of all) had been pushing themselves for these first shows in four years, and we knew David had sung his heart out in Idaho. Turns out they were also all sick with some kind of bug.
When David started his set, his voice started cracking on TOSOD, and afterward he explained that he was ‘under the weather’ and to bear with him if he started “yodelling” or had to talk through some songs, which he wanted to do because he felt it was really important that he shared the messages of those songs… that the songs were chosen really carefully for the show and he didn’t want us to miss out on what they meant.
He changed up the melodies on the TOSOD medley and the Tarzan medley, sometimes singing the harmony part, sometimes speaking the words. The crowd couldn’t have been more supportive…. so many cheers, standing ovations, everyone singing along when he asked us to… Kendra took over for a bit as he went off stage and she and the band belted out a rocking version of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” … now I admit, I’ve made some unkind cracks about Kendra’s singing in the past, but she really stepped up and clearly has David’s back.
Anyways, he spoke about some really meaningful things tonight … but joking and laughing and rambling in classic David fashion, but with a new maturity and sense of purpose.
He closed the show early with a beautiful, different version of BOTW and then Glorious and I was glad to see from his tweet that he felt he love and support of the whole crowd there.
The show’s producer came out and said that everyone there tonight would get half-price tickets to a Christmas show that David will do to make up for things.
His voice has always been a precious gift… every song we get to hear him sing is a blessing, in my view.
I just want him to be well and happy and to know that he has so many people in his corner around the world.
Group hug, anyone???? I know I need one.
Loving all the group hugs, you guys ROCK!!!
Still in Layton and wanted to post a couple of things from Sat. night:
So many comments on these that say how fun the show was, which warms my heart.
David gives us a light show just by being David. Am I right, my friends? #rhetoricalquestion