Half way to Christmas! Weekend Wrap Up with @Davidarchie and Castro – The Band, Still Flying High, Take our Concert Poll! As Found aRound ~ including @ShellyPeiken on IG!


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Credit: Shelley

And one more

From PattyAnn FB

From Hill Air Force Base FB

live your life quoteLoved this!  Found it on Shelley’s Twitter timeline

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Castro – The Band

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Jason, Jackie and Michael, who have some of the prettiest harmonies ever, have a new single out!  And David wanted all of you to know!

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I’m not used to seeing Archie anymore, are you?

Official audio here! I hear a little bit country …  Nice!!!

If you like it, buy it!  iTunes right here folks.


This is such a talented family.  I follow all of them on FB, although I admit I’m probably a big fan of Madeline, Jason’s oldest daughter.  This is still one of the cutest vids.  She’s got her daddy’s eyes!  It’s long so even if you watch just to 1:25, there’s a pre-July 4 message for you.

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Still flying high

A nice write up from the Daily Postal summarizing Friday’s events!  Click to go!

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But THIS, from Keiko, put all the footage together!!!! MARVELOUS!!!!!! And love the Nothing Else Better to Do!!!! Perfection!

Announced here:

And vid here:

Go for the once in a lifetime experience! from kaychan on Vimeo.

And further from Friday’s thrill seeking, comes a reminder from Pocoelsy that, we really shouldn’t be surprised!  So, what’s next?

Look who else went up!  Dan Clark!

From Dan Clark on FB

From Dan Clark on FB

Here’s a picture of David with Dan, Jason and Dean from the Military Tour in 2014.

- via Dan's Official Blog Site

– via Dan’s Official Blog Site

Looks like it was a successful event this weekend for the Thunderbirds!

And did you catch in the interview that David said he hiked Mount Timpanogos?  That’s on my “HopeToDo” list!


Mount Timpanogos, sometimes informally referred to as Timp, is the second highest mountain in Utah‘s Wasatch Range. Timpanogos rises to an elevation of 11,752 ft (3,582 m) above sea level and is the 47th-most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States.


Mount Timpanogos is one of Utah’s most popular hiking/climbing destinations and is climbed year round. Winter climbing requires advanced mountaineering ability. In spring, undercutting of deeply drifted snow by streams creates a hazard that has proven fatal on several occasions. Climbers can fall through the undermined snow fifty feet or more into the icy stream underneath.


Although it is a 14-mile round-trip hike, with almost a mile of elevation gain, Timp’s summit is one of the most-visited in the Rocky Mountains.  Hikers on the trails climb through montane forest, subalpine and alpine zones. The hike is marked by waterfalls, conifers, rocky slopes and ridges, mountain goats, and a small lake, Emerald Lake, at 10,380 feet (3,164 m).

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Mountain Goats?  I can almost hear a The Lonely Goatherd spontaneous chorus as I type this ☺

David loves the great outdoors, as evidenced in this great pic of David and his sisters shortly after he returned from his mission.

Oops, make that #thegrandoutdoors

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Take our Poll!!!!

What does …

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add up to?  A new poll!!!!!  

Have any recent concert events, including VIPs, affected your thoughts on attending a concert?


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Your daily chuckle

Loved this sent in by Joanie.  From heraldextra.com “Inside Darnell’s Head”

Guilty pleasure

My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and one of our activities was attending the David Archuleta concert at the Scera Shell in Orem.

Don’t judge: My daughter, who is on a mission in Peru, is a huge fan and would never forgive us if we didn’t go and get some pictures. We had VIP tickets (the Daily Herald is a sponsor of the Scera Shell) so excellent seats among the 5,000-plus who showed up.

Those is attendance were constantly calling out to Archuleta — “I love you David!” and “Marry me, David!” — and that was just my wife.

Just kidding. She behaved herself pretty well.

I couldn’t help thinking that the guys in his band probably didn’t think they’d one day be jamming in Orem as Archuleta sang a Disney medley, but here they were.

Here we are indeed!!!!

Chile wins Copa American!

And David catches up on that news today!

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@coffeejbean was referring to the fact that it was also a sad day, as Lionel Messi from the Argentine team retired from international football after missing in a penalty shot.

Half way to Christmas!

I was reminded of this through a barrage of tweets this week that Christmas is only 6 months away!  And 2016 is half way over!  Let’s focus on that first one again ~ Christmas is only 6 months away and that means a number of Christmas concerts confirmed (DAC the Halls on Nov. 25/26) with, we hope, more to come!

Loved watching the Westbury Zero Gravity that Kalei posted this weekend, and right after it came another Westbury vid on my PC today.  I thought I would share one of the most fun Christmas performances.  Just cuz ;)

 As Found aRound

Shelley posted this a few days ago on IG

shelly misses david

And HOLD YOUR HORSES CUZ SHELLY IS IN NASHVILLE!!!  It’s on her FB page :)  So…..who knows?

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Nothing official planning for the week so it might be a time to sit back and plan for weekend festivities for many.

I want to thank Kalei, Joanie and David from Texas for working their butts off over the past two weeks as David performed in Utah and Arizona and kept Twitter, this site and FB buzzing and brimming, in fact, overflowing with info and fun.  It takes alot of work to always be ‘on’, and it’s very much appreciated ❤

I’ll be adding more during the week, including a special Canada Day post!

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David Archuleta ~ Skyward Saturday: Our Top Gun – David & The Thunderbirds! Fabulous Finale Friday: Safford Sizzles on Night #2! Debbie’s Concert Recap, Periscope Up! Vid Clips Galore! Fan Dinner, Abrra’s Candy Jar Treats, Fun Fan Finds


Zero Gravity~What a rush, what a rush…

- Flying with the Thunderbirds!

– Flying with the Thunderbirds!

How does David relax after performing four amazing concerts – three of which were SOLD OUT!? Why you take an F16 Thunderbird customized with your name on it for a spin and do a couple of barrel rolls!

“…that’s hard to say…barrel rolls” :-D

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Highway to the Danger Zone

Rocking a flight suit, sunglasses and some amazing whackity-whack hair, our very own Top Gun, David,  took to the skies with the Thunderbirds at the Utah Airshow! He shared several Periscopes that captured the thrill of flying high into the wild blue yonder! *Insert Top Gun music here*

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Click the graphic below to view David’s Periscope:

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Click the graphic below to view David’s Periscope:

David’s epic flight was televised on KSL!

Pam also posted it to her FB:

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– click to view on FB

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A Hair-Raising Experience!

In David’s own words, the Thunderbird flight made his hair kind of WHACK – well we LOVE your whack did! David’s windblown hair, flight suit and sunglasses reminded us of another Top Gun – Maverick (aka: Tom Cruise)

- Coincidence? We think not!

– Coincidence? We think not!

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David’s Thunderbird flight brought lots of song mentions!


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ride of your life 

Thousand shades


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Deseret News Article

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Abrra’s Candy Jar Treats


Abrra’s got the Thunderbird vids for download on her mediafire site – just click below!

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This Ain’t His First Rodeo!

David’s had some previous experience in the air – it was all leading to his Thunderbird flight!

- military tour

– military tour

- Goodyear Blimp

– Goodyear Blimp

- Zero Gravity!

– Zero Gravity!

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Fun Fan Finds

Tarzan Medley – Safford AZ 06/23/16 (credit: Linda LastC)

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Call Sign

What do you think David’s Thunderbird callsign should be? 

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An exciting day in ArchuLand! David is a fearless daredevil – taking on the Thunderbirds! He’s always full of surprises, who knows what he’ll do next? Maybe this experience will inspire him to write a song about barrel rolls or whack hair! :-D

I’ll leave you with this little gem – because nothing gets us down, when he’s around – it’s like ZERO GRAVITY!

Oh my goodness! The energy of the audience, the band and the roadies – I miss these tours – hopefully there’ll be more like this in the future!

Zero Gravity Westbury (credit: 8throwcenter)


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Safford Sizzles!

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It was HOT in Safford last night – and that was before David hit the stage to deliver another stellar performance that brought fans to their feet – and rushing the stage during TMH in hopes of actually touching his hand! Glad David had some water to cool off a little before burning up the stage with another amazing performance that capped off this week’s series of concerts. Thanks to everyone for sharing pics, vids and Periscopes so we could be there virtually and in spirit. DA Tweet DA Tweet Thx *  *  *  *  * tumblr_n4yp8pSqFM1tukjy5o1_500 *  *  *  *  *

Safford ~ Encore!

It was a night to remember as David delivered another amazing performance in Safford! Some people don’t understand how we can go to multiple concerts because “he’ll sing the same songs again”. They’ve obviously never been to a live David concert, because if they had, then they’d would know that it’s so much more than a set list of songs.  It’s meeting up with ArchuBuddies, attending fan lunches & dinners, gifting tickets to share the love, road trips, sleepless nights discussing every detail of each concert – it’s an EXPERIENCE. At the concert, it’s random thoughts, stories, expressive hand motions and sharing who he is from his heart. David is a storyteller who captures our hearts with songs that not only entertain, but deliver universal messages of hope, peace and love…. And he makes every single one of us feel Beautiful :-) We’ll get right to it with a playlist! 14 videos that capture almost every song from last night, so it’s almost like being there! Safford, AZ 06/23/16 (via: fansofdavidvideos) *  *  *  *  *

Debbie’s Concert Recap

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Periscope Up!

Click on the graphics below to view: DA Periscope  Connie has a few vids so click on the icons on the left sidebar: Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.39.44 AM Tina created a You Tube version of David’s Periscope of PANDA from 06/22/16. Thanks Tina! PANDA – Safford AZ 06/22/16 (via: David’s Periscope) *  *  *  *  *

Vid Clips!

It’s Treasure Hunt time!  Here are random vid clips from IG, FB & Twitter, in no particular order – ENJOY! https://www.instagram.com/p/BHBSMochDe_/?taken-by=shell_eeeyyy https://www.instagram.com/p/BHBYKu5hQn2/?taken-by=shell_eeeyyy https://www.instagram.com/p/BHBbRL_BIiE/?taken-by=shell_eeeyyy https://www.instagram.com/p/BHBgsO0BVdQ/?taken-by=shell_eeeyyy https://www.instagram.com/p/BHA2gkxngKO/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHBkgEGDrGu/?taken-by=cadthu

This vid explains the “Two windows at Dairy Queen” comment David makes at some point in the concert:

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Fan Dinner!

Part of the fun of concert going is meeting up with friends at fan events! Archies gathered at the Manor House Restaurant to share food, fun & friendship before the Safford show. Thanks @Hunzy for organizing this event!

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– credit Shelley


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Abrra’s Candy Jar 


Two new treats added! Click the graphic below to download:

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Fun Fan Finds

Miriam’s Pics in a slideshow: 

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 Random Tweets (click to bigger):

Shelley’s Pics (click to bigger):

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Well that’s a wrap for this week’s three awesome shows! From Orem, UT to Safford, AZ, David has taken us on a mini tour to remember! Thanks again to everyone for sharing pics, vids, stories & Periscopes – we really appreciate it! 

Thanks to Pastel, Joanie and David from Texas for all their support in finding content and helping to tweet and post information from these great shows! It takes a Village – and we’ve got a great one!

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- Orem - credit Shelley

– Orem – credit Shelley

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