Recap: @DavidArchie in Layton Night #2

I took this video on my iPod at the Friday night show (because I loved the song so much Thursday night)… I’m sorry, I can’t do closeups on it but the audio is pretty good, I must say… still gives me chills AND makes me choke up all at once, I think because of the raw, real feeling in it and because I love it so much… it was our soundtrack on repeat from Idaho to Utah so, David, if you had wanted to do it Saturday and Monday, at least four of us totally knew all the words and could’ve jumped in. 🙂

Download mp3 HERE.


Photo courtesy of Refnaf, cutest thing ever, courtesy of the JazzChuletas.

Photo courtesy of Refnaf, cutest thing ever, courtesy of the JazzChuletas.

So sad this run of “warm up” shows are over… but so relieved David’s on the mend.

It was really cool tonight to hear him change up songs we’ve heard a million times … I know it was to spare his voice but his variations gave songs like TOSOD and SBL a new groove and showed off his lower register, which still sounded mighty fine, despite his illness.

He really is incredible, finding every way he can to give the best show he can. He brought his sister, Jazzy, onstage to “be David” and read his introduction to “Beautiful” so that the message behind why he recorded the song wouldn’t get lost.

And then somehow he managed to do an amazing job on Beautiful, complete with new runs and so much emotion. Loved it.

He brought Jazzy out a few times and then had more to say before Bridge Over Troubled Water but wanted to spare his voice… reaching out and saying “I want to talk to you guys… but I want to sing too.” It was so touching the way he sang it, it’s not one of my faves on Begin. *hides* but maybe now it is.

He had to cut the show a little short but, man, did he pack a lot in. And the crowd was fantastic, right behind him… standing during Crush and waving phones in the air.

He got emotional a few times, but managed to collect himself and keep on going… even coming out for an encore of Nunca Pense with his mom and aunt as backup singers and dancers, he had to encourage them to move up nearer the front of the stage and Lupe even pulled a little boy up onto the stage with them and he sang a mean “oh oh ooh oh oh”. 🙂

Glorious was glorious and he sounded incredible. Something about the audience singing along like a choir with him is magical.

I’m probably forgetting something because I’m fried but feeling relieved he can rest now… and so can we, lol.

I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to experience these first shows in four loooong years… Thursday night, in particular, was really special… and to see David go from tentative and anxious at the beginning of Thursday night to under-the-weather but relaxed, having fun and interacting with the crowd like crazy by Monday night … and it sinking in that we are still here cheering for him… was beautiful to see.

I can’t take good photos or vids to save my life (I’m so thankful for those who do have those talents) but I want to remember more so I can share as much as I can… wish I could have taken you all there in my pockets! I’ll keep adding tidbits as I remember them…

Starting with these highlights:

– Jazzy reading David’s description of “supermodel babes”

– Kendra and the band playing the Super Mario theme song and David coming out and saying “If that music had words, I’d totally sing it for you guys”

– that “shoo bop she do” song from Tarzan… loved it from the 1st night and SO wish I’d recorded it Monday night even on my iPod… he KILLED it! No sign of flu on that one… loved what he did with it…. and his dance moves! 🙂

– David saying “going to do a few more songs for y’all” then chuckling and adding, “I live in Tennessee now so I say ‘y’all’, heh heh”

-the way he moves on stage now is light years away from four years ago…singing with his entire body, organically letting the music move him — literally. I swear, between the cool arm movements and new steps, Thursday night’s “Somewhere Only We Know” was like an interpretive dance.

And deep thoughts like these:
– “When you stop thinking about yourself, you discover who you are”
– “I always thought music was a part of my mission but I couldn’t be satisfied with my mission in life if I hadn’t gone to serve for two years in Chile” [David chokes up and so do all of us]
– “If we choose to help someone it will have an impact — not just on other people, but ourselves.”
– “Even though I’m not 100%, it’s been fun and your energy is breathing some life into me.”
– “If a song is filled with light, it fills you with light”[before the medley] “Fans who’ve been around a while and know the words, sing along, I need your help here, and sing loud!”
– “Not performing my own shows for four years, you don’t know who will still want to come and are interested in listening” [this is followed by huge applause… “we are, David! we are!” we all seemed to be saying]



the boooooooots! (merci, Princess! 🙂 )

I’ll leave the last word to Marcella… this sums things up perfectly:

Posting this again because Canada.
What do you guys think so far???


You guyyyyys, it’s been so long since I’ve used the “Concert recap” category, I forgot it was even there. *sniff*

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25 Responses to Recap: @DavidArchie in Layton Night #2

  1. peppertara says:

    What an incredible experience for you and all those who were there (not to mention the incredible Mr. Archuleta). Thanks so much TOfan, for sharing all this with us. How wonderful he had some of his family to help him out! A special night! Who knew these concerts would have so many remarkable twists and turns and even with being sick, David manged to blow everyone away (once again). Of course those of us who couldn’t be there all wish we had been I’m sure, but so grateful for all the fan updates that you bring (and all the other incredible fans who keep us informed and share so kindly).
    Bravo to David for giving his all, I never tire of saying this but I don’t think he can ever disappoint.
    Would have loved to hear him sing BOTW live! That one is definitely one of my favourites. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with us, love it all….and love the photo with the Canadian flag posted earlier, way to go!
    Now, after listening to “Numb” umpteen times, must get to bed. Hope you have a safe and pleasant trip home, what fabulous memories you take with you! ❤

  2. lurker Fan says:

    TOfan, it was a magical night! I was there too loved every second! 😁

  3. kelly says:

    Thank you for your write-ups! Luv your humor and for taking the time to share with us!

  4. djafan says:

    Thank you for this TOfan! So glad you and refnaf were able to be there and witness first hand. Sure making me anxious for November!

  5. Kizzi says:

    OMG, so beautiful, so full of love. Thank you for taking the time to share and even more to write with such purity!

    This fan experience gives so much more than it demands.

    TOfan and Ref, it’s a great honor to know you!

    Yes, David is who he is and his future unfolds as he realizes it.

    And Snowangelzz chronicles the experience for we fans from a heart and soul perspective.

    Love ya’ll! 😀

  6. tawna21 says:

    It was indeed a wonderful night! I’m so glad to have been there to be part of the love and beauty that David brings to the stage. And, to have been able to mingle with the best fans in the world!!

    I hope your travels home are pleasant and safe! ♥

  7. Tina says:

    While I wasn’t there in person this time (ach, my time is coming!! lol) it actually kinda felt like I was from the tweets and vids and recaps and instagrams that so many shared. What a great community to be part of. And what a great guy that inspires us to share this stuff. Thank you thank you thank you Deb and to everyone who brought us along with you!!!

    That dude is one in a billion, no?

    Now back to watching that Tarzan vid… 😉

    • TOfan says:

      It was NOT the same without you there, Tina… I literally kept thinking you were there and wanted to look for you. ♥ ♥ ♥

  8. fa3ryg1rl says:

    So glad you guys were able to be there! ❤

  9. Spirit says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, TOfan! I absolutely LOVE David’s new song, Numb, and am excited to see what other goodies he has in store for us on his new album. The confident and grounded young man that David brought back is such a delight, and I’m happy, and relieved, to see that he is learning how to balance his career with his personal life. The wait was well worth it in order for him to find happiness and contentment in both areas of his life. I’m buckling my seatbelt for the rest of the ride!

    • angelofdja says:

      Great comment Amen!

    • marin says:

      “confident” and “grounded” — perfect words! 100% agree with everything you said.

      Thanks so much to everyone who has shared their experiences and pictures and all. It is very much appreciated.

  10. Anonymous says:


    and I think this is shaycarl’s mom lol


  11. karenkid says:

    I love you guys and so appreciate you taking me where I can’t be. Thank you!! ❤

  12. Martha says:

    Thank you for your re-caps. It’s wonderful to see these performances through others eyes who truly appreciate him. I loved that he utilized his family, It added to the concert despite his sickness.
    Him singing sick is 100X better than most singers.
    PS: I think his Aunt Miriam is cute and spunky ♥

  13. peppertara says:

    Thanks for your welcome update TOfan and your lovely video! That song IS real and raw and so captures David, it took me right there, hooked me in first time I heard it. Hearing it live must have been amazing. The way David delivers this song…of course…in only the way David could deliver a song, is absolutely wonderful. It really is “chill inducing”, love Numb! Such a great song, I hope a heck of a lot of people get to hear it. Maybe will be a single? Who knows.
    All these warmhearted recaps, photos and updates are so appreciated. ❤

  14. Please take me with you in your pocket next time!!!!!

  15. I love your recaps. It helps me keep all of those special little things he said and did in my heart. I wish I had written them all down and you reminded me of some I had forgotten. I love you guys, cant we just do it all over again. So many beautiful moments.

  16. missbianca says:

    ❤ ❤ ❤
    I love recaps! This one is just so full of love.
    I wonder why he didn't sing Numb the 2nd night in Utah. Anyone got a theory? It is such an outstanding song and I uber-loved the arrangement with the band.
    I met shaycarl at Idaho Falls. He asked me if I was David's biggest fan. I said no. And thought, "But I probably know her." Shaycarl has some of the most piercing eyes ever–I wonder if that's some of the intensity that scared David on his trip to Los Angeles.

    • TOfan says:

      I’m sad to say there’s no way he could’ve done Numb on Monday night 😦 .. he was avoiding belting out any notes, especially in his upper register … in Nunca Pense, he sang the verses (and salsa danced 🙂 ) and his mom & aunt took over for the soaring chorus (well, it soars when he sings it, lol… they did a very soft & sweet harmony version, it was really cute).

      Loved getting to see you, Ms. B.! ♥ ♥ ♥

      p.s. I actually remembered how to make an mp3 for my video 🙂 and put the link under the video in the post. *vortex alert*

  17. TOfan says:

    omigosh, this is amazing, check it out!

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