Tuacahn: My Kind of Concert

Lucky us! David’s back. With a purpose. To write songs, to sing, to share his messages via his art, his way. Bravo!

TOfan asked me to write a recap as this is my first David concert since December 4, 2011, at the Sherman Theatre at Stroudsburg, PA. Yes, that was a stop on David’s “My Kind of Christmas” tour.  And yes, that was David’s music, his Christmas experiences expressed, his way.

With David’s decision to take a hiatus and pursue what is, from my understanding, a major milestone of his faith, it became routine to check in infrequently.  I am thankful to TOfan for her wit, charm and perserverance in maintaining  SnowAngelz and all the #utternonsense (her words 😀) she has posted through the years.

I attended Tuacahn Friday and Saturday nights with the lovely SnowAngelz themselves, TOfan and Refnaf.  After the Friday evening concert concluded, TOfan asked me what was my favorite  performance. And I couldn’t name one particular one. After digesting the whole experience for a bit, I believe my favorite performance was David, the entertainer, and the banter he obviously planned to share beyond his songs.

Ever the Message Man, he was determined to speak his prose, sometimes, yes awkwardly, and, now with an acceptance of who he is and how he speaks.  Comfortable, ever evolving, in his own skin. It’s his kind of prose, his way. Yeah, this was my kind of concert.

David waving at TOfan (not really).

David waving at TOfan (not really).

If someone created one of those Word pictorials where all the words David spoke Friday and Saturday evenings were represented by size, the two biggest and boldest words would be Mission and Love.

That David is very proud of having made the decision and completed his Mission in Chile is obvious from all that he shared.  That it has shaped his future and changed him was the overarching message through out the concert.

And speaking of love, David took great care and made it a point both evenings to explain his kind of love, both to the oft shouted “I love you, David!” as well as his explanation of why he wrote and the meaning of “My Kind of Perfect.”  The lady who ends up on his arm will most definitely have an inner light, a sparkle in her eye, and a high level of self-awareness.  😍 However eye and hair color are immaterial and blind date phone numbers are not his way to meet girls.  👎  I’m really liking this “love” theme.  It’s purposeful and the message is clear.

As far as his song performances, I enjoyed all…yeah, I am always a little more the ballad lover.  “Forevermore”  and “Everyone Hurts” were sublime. “Numb” was fresh and catchy.

My thanks to the great and wonderful TOfan and Refnaf for allowing me to tag along and warmest regards to all the fans I met again or for the first time.  Hope to see everyone again real sooooooon at a David concert!


— Kizzi

p.s. from TOfan
Awesome interview!
“I’m still making my bed…” *dyinggg*


Click for source.

Click for source.

Love this review! Powerless under the spell of The Archuleta!
“…By the time he lit into his cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” he was sounding great and working the stage like a pro. And by his third song, “Don’t Run Away,” he was even bringing some powerful emotion to his delivery…. Still, I wanted to remain a curmudgeon. I had this idea in my head that Archuleta was overrated. But I found myself grudgingly applauding. He had earned it after all.”
Read rest here.

My apologies to the lovely @Ktina702 (who snagged the Tuacahn setlist) for defacing it a tad:

We interrupt all programming for a hair report. There’s lots of it. End of report.
And can we just take a moment….


Another awesome interview!
He sings in Spanish! Is working on more Spanish music! Means so much to him that the fans stuck around for him! And any special someone? “Putting my feelers out there, I’ll just say that”

Tour next year: “That’s the plan” ASDFKAJDFLKAJDFLAJKSDFLAKJF
EP? hmmm … I’ll take it!

“My darlin’, NO ONE has forgotten you” … LOVE THIS INTERVIEWER! WHY AM I NOT GOING TO MIDLAND?!?

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35 Responses to Tuacahn: My Kind of Concert

  1. TaterZen says:

    Kizzi, thank you for your insightful recap. “Message Man” indeed. The message was clear and the delivery was delightful.

    ‘Twas lovely to spend some time with you. Looking forward to more concerts and more fan family reunions.

    • Kizzi says:

      Great to see you too, have time to chat and meet Mr. TaterZen.

      I love that phrase, “Fan family reunions.” They are the icing on the David concert experience.

      • missbianca says:

        For me, seeing my fellow fans is the cake of the experience–I spend more time with them and they hold the whole thing up. The actual concert is more like the icing–sweet and intense. With too much icing, I get a high that will exhaust me, make me silly, and give me a headache. And the meet and greets (sigh…) were the special, extra-delicious filling between the layers. Yep, these concerts are the most fabulous layer cakes I’ve ever had! *insert photo of what looks like an AMAZING cake here*

  2. missbianca says:

    Kizzi, thank you for your thoughts. I am also with you in gratitude for Deb’s #utternonsense. Come back any time and share more. 🙂

    Ms. Angelz, not having listened to that interview I thought you were having trouble making your bed after hearing it. Love David’s literal answers to questions like that. And thank you for the marked up set list in the way only you can do. ❤ Thank you for cheering me up–I've been SO sad I didn't get to these concerts!

  3. Martha says:

    Thank you Kizzi for the update! So wish I could have been there!
    I loved the interview: the “I’m making my bed” & ““I didn’t even know I got signed. I just was.”
    David walks off…..into the sunset (Yikes! he almost did!)

  4. tawna21 says:

    Great write up Kizzi! David certainly has become ‘the message man’. 🙂 How did I miss meeting you at the luncheon!? Dang it!

    It was a most enjoyable time in St. George!!

  5. marin says:

    Wonderful recap, Kizzi, thank you! “Comfortable, ever evolving, in his own skin. It’s his kind of prose, his way.” Terrific description, and it is fantastic to see him doing things his way, on his own terms. That interview knocked me out too, he is something else, thanks for posting TOfan! Crossing fingers and toes for videos from Midland!

    • Kizzi says:

      Marin, I, too, am, thrilled to see him doing it his way. He was so self assured and full of purpose and joy. He even sang a few words from Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,”….🎶 I did it my way…🎶 during one of his between songs monologues. 😀

  6. TOfan says:

    {{{{kiz}}}} still floating on this weekend (or maybe it’s sleep deprivation, lol)… took the liberty of adding my faraway (non-takedown) video to the top of your awesome recap … can’t actually tell it’s David until you turn on the sound, but the audio is mighty fine, if I do say so myself. It’s from Saturday night, he ROCKED that song, got everyone up on their feet, and about halfway through (because you tapped me on the shoulder to rip my eyes away from the stage and look over at all the swaying lights) I turned and captured the awesome, twinkly crowd.

    • Kizzi says:

      Sure blame me for tearing your eyes off the stage to see the wonder wall of twinkling fan stars! 😉 ✨💫✨ j/k.

      Still those swaying stars at the Tuacahn venue in Snow Canyon National Park surrounded by beautiful red rock canyon walls were magnificent to behold.

      I’m still in recovery mode too. David concerts are always, for me, stepping into a universe of light and love, deeply moving, and a refresher for the soul. I give that up slowly. Ok, a little mushy that, lol. 😀

  7. TaterZen says:

    Recovery mode is regrettably real. @janey mentioned a phrase she read once that seems to apply here:
    Post-part-him Depression

    • TOfan says:

      Post-part-him Depression … GENIUS!!!! THAT IS IT!!!

      And fyi, just added another amazing interview to the end of the post (although why they had that weird background music playing throughout, I have no idea)… I didn’t think I needed to hear him say how much it meant to him that fans stuck around this long, but I guess I did because *sobs*.

  8. TOfan says:

    Another interview (thanks @maureen_abms for the heads up!) … I CANNOT HANDLE ALL THIS!!!!!

  9. peppertara says:

    My goodness, this post is just full of wonderful things! Thank you so much Kizzi for your captivating recap, loved reading it! Wish I could have been there too, guess it has been four years since I last saw D in concert. Sure do appreciate the updates, recaps and info from fans who attended the concerts.
    TOfan, really happy for you and others that you got to experience the live shows again! Loving all the updates here and so glad that David has done some interviews! Thought he was wonderful and the interviewers were great with him too.
    On that last interview, they just need to spell his last name correctly, haha. Other than that….perfect.
    Can’t wait for ‘Numb’ to be released, an EP, possible touring next year….wowza, all good!

    #rememberanceday #veteransday

  10. oliveoil says:

    Beginning to see the Other side of Down !!!!! :):):)

  11. TOfan says:

    Sorry my vids are so far away but the audio is pretty good… I posted Parachutes & Airplanes at the top of the post, and both that one and this one are from Saturday night when there weren’t many videos taken:

  12. TOfan says:

    Shoobop she dooooo

  13. peppertara says:

    Thanks for the videos TOfan, the sound is wonderful! Do love David’s “Shoobop she dooooo”s!
    I wasn’t there but I can see it was definitely Tuacahn amazingness. Yes, bravo David!

  14. TOfan says:

    One more, mostly audio of SOWK… love that one!

    • tawna21 says:

      The audio only vids are actually kinda nice…. I can listen to the song and not get side tracked watching Mr. Archuleta…. I simply cannot not do a very good job of multi-tasking when watching David is one of the tasks!!! 🙂

  15. refnaf says:

    Love this report!!! David the Message Man!!!
    Tuachan was such a fantastic evening! So glad we shared it! HIS LIVE VOICE IS LIKE NO OTHER plus meeting up with fellow supporters on this journey is the BEST
    How cool is it to hear him doing interviews again??? And to get info about the future?? Numb single EP, tour? Oh my!!!!

    • Kizzi says:

      Ref, what an amazing concert and the crème de la crème was to share it with you and TOfan!!!! 😀🎶 💖 😉

      A pic from our side trip to Zion National Park……amazingness beyond words!!!!

      • tawna21 says:

        Am I the only one not seeing your picture Kizzi?

        • Kizzi says:

          No I fail at technology although I’ve eventually am able to get the pic to post. Apologies. Mea Maxima Culpa

          • tawna21 says:

            Pretty! Zions is an amazing park! To think that people actually hike along the edge of some of these formations horrifies me! My husband and both sons have done it, but I didn’t know about it until it was all over. I didn’t actually see the rock (Angel’s Landing) until several years later and then I almost killed him over the fact that he took the boys up there! 🙂

  16. TOfan says:


    #Freudianslip *hides*

  17. Kizzi says:

    In the immortal words of the all wise and all knowing Refnaf, ‘Eeeeeeeeeeppppp!!!!!!!”

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