Oh sweet people.
I think you can imagine my general mood this evening.
Somewhere between profound gratitude, unbridled joy and completely ruined mascara.
This man-boy of ours is just too much goodness for me sometimes.
The lovely and amazing born-and-bred Calgarian Awestruck has promised to share her own recap of tonight’s incredible concert, but I just wanted to fill you in on my own highlights from tonight.
You may remember my main reason for starting SAz was to lure David to Canada someday for a show.
Did this really just happen???
No matter that the illustrious Refnaf and I travelled further than it takes us to get to Utah for this show. 😂 It was David’s first concert on Canadian soil and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
And I’m so glad we didn’t.
The crowd was amazing…cheering and hooting for him right from his intro.
And he talked about his stopover in Montreal and his rental car upgrade kindness from Tina and said Canadians were living up to our reputation for niceness. *heart explodes*
In fact, when he mentioned he’d had poutine, the whole place exploded in cheers, which made him crinkly-nose laugh. And when that happens 256764357 angels get their wings.
And he blew everyone away with Christmas songs to the point that even Desmond applauded for him after First Noel.
His voice was so rich and, well, glorious, it took my breath away in spots.
He got emotional a few times, talking about the birth of Jesus and how Mary must’ve felt watching her son grow into the man became.
I tried to take a video of Mary Did You Know but security stopped me. Drats. So I will upload some audio-only vids I took clandestinely.
When he sat down at the piano to do a Gordon Lightfoot song, I almost lost it.
It’s now become a David trademark to learn a brand new song for a brand new country. What a sweet, generous, thoughtful thing to do. 😍😍
He stumbled over some of the words but no matter, everyone cheered him on and was really touched at the gesture. And his voice and the piano and his voice and oh my word his voice.
He was truly surprised at the end at the whole hat ceremony. It brought the house down. And he will fit right in back in Nashville. Loved it.
Fave part: “Remember, the label on the hat is like the label on your underwear. It goes at the back.”
And I t’s the first show I’ve been to with Canadian fan-friends only… Awestruck, Ref, Peppertara, Pastel and other friends. 🇨🇦😘❤️
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Had a BLAST performing in Calgary tonight! And what an honor to receive a Smithbilt Stetson (the amazing white hat) from the city of Calgary. Thank you Calgary!! We hope to come back to Canada soon for more shows! If you were there tonight what stood out to you?? #christmas #christmasconcert #calgary #smithbilt #stetson
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Audio of the jazztastic goodness of This Christmas… especially for you, Taterzen! 😍
And be sure to check out Pastel’s ninja Peris!