My head is spinning right now… so forgive me my stream-of-consciousness rambling.
First of all, Northampton is a lovely college town with a Main Street of beautiful historic storefronts, quirky bookshops and quaint vegan cafes. In short, my kind of place.
The Iron Horse venue, just off Main Street, is not the usual type of David venue… it’s rough around the edges and also in the middle. But the acoustics were incredible and the crowd madly in love with David… as it should be.
The actual basement, beside a door with a handwritten sign that said “This is NOT the bathroom” 😂😂😂
Was David nervous on American Idol? He said yes, but that nervous energy can be channeled into something positive.
If he could sing only one song for the rest of the tour, what would it be? He said probably Numb.
“Do you like bread? … I ask because I work in a bakery” … he said he likes Ezekiel bread with only a few healthy ingredients and then had to explain more about what that is because most people there hadn’t heard of it… these same 2 girls told him that they were at the Maine show last night and it was so amazing they had to come again. David wanted to know precisely what it was about the show that made them want to come again. They said “everything.” 😍 They told him it was so awesome they brought their parents to this one and said, “You’ve gotta see this!” ❤️
oh and they drove 7 hours from New Brunswick, Canada! 🇨🇦
Someone asked if he’d sing Shine A Light but he said it was only for last night unless he dropped it down an octave. After a request, he sang a bit of The Prayer… like, wow. He is planning a Christmas tour! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
And my question: “When writing a song, when do you know when you’re finished?”
He said he never feels a song is finished… even once the CD comes out, he hears things he’d want to change. Oh, David.
We won’t talk about my insane VIP photo … I look like someone who’s just woke up with amnesia.
Anywaayyys… onto the show… the crowd was SOOOO great! Screams for David from the moment he walked out. High-pitched ones that made you spill your drink.
The crowd was all ages, tons of millennials, lots of guys, families, and some Canadians who all ended up in the same corner somehow. 😂
Up All Night was electric with David throwing in all these dance moves and fancy footwork… and when he did a spin the crowd went wild.
Something About Love was met with wild cheers. But whenever he spoke or told stories, you could hear a pin drop… and then lots of applause when he was finished.
It was the first time I’d heard him mention his brother Daniel in his talk before “Beautiful” and it was really touching.
When he mentioned American Idol, a deep baritone voice called out “You should’ve won!” And everyone cheered… possibly me included.
He asked if anyone there had been at his last Northampton show, on his first solo tour, and tons of people clapped… he just beamed. And one girl told him she’d been the one waiting for him in the snowstorm… then blurted out, “We love you, David!” 😍
In fact there were a couple of cries of “Marry me, David!” but he managed to stay focused.
He was just so confident and full of that light he talks about… it filled my heart to see so much love thrown back his way.
He was so on fire he dropped to his knees on two, count ‘em, TWO songs.
At the end, when he took the time to shake hands from the stage, he remembered the New Brunswick girls and asked them how their parents enjoyed the show. I mean, who does that?? David, of course. (They loved it btw, ‘natch.)
And maybe because it was such an intimate venue and he could actually see who was out there, he was singing directly to people like never before, and having a blast doing it.
Sorry this is so sketchy… I took some videos and I’ll post them now but fair warning, I’m no Muldur or Shelley. 😂