Perfect In Pink!
This amazing photo of David at the piano was posted by In the loupe Photography as part of a wedding they featured on their site. David looks amazing in pink!
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May 9th – Happy David Archuleta Day!
Another year has flown by and we’re celebrating David Archuleta Day! Who can forget that crazy amazing day when David went home to Murray for his Homecoming episode of Top 3 on American Idol Season 7? Not us, because we celebrate every year!
Revisit all of the excitement – count every Oh my gosh! and watch David moved to tears by all the love shown to him by his hometown fans. I happened to post about the celebration last year too, and it included links to FOD celebrations from 2011, 2012 & 2013! That’s a lot of partying!
For all the fangirling feels: CLICK HERE
The David Chronicles also did a great round-up of events for David Archuleta Day 2008 – chock-full of pics and vids – it’s a wonderful, and long, walk down memory lane.
To visit their 2008 post: CLICK HERE
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2 Concerts! Get Ready Idaho Falls!
Built by C.A. Spath, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank; Dr. C.M. Cline, physician and S.K. Mittry, contractor: the Colonial Theater opened on November 10, 1919, at a cost of just over $175,000. It boasted one of the largest stages in the Intermountain West, a modern ramp (in lieu of stairs) to the balcony, a ventilation system, which circulated fresh air every five minutes and superb acoustics. Traveling vaudeville acts and minstrels entertained, as well as musical acts like John Phillips Sousa.
In 1929, it was renamed the Paramount Theater and began showing moving pictures. Sadly, it fell into disrepair in the late 1980’s and was closed.
In 1994, Dick Clayton, Sr. and his son Steve donated the theater to the Idaho Falls Arts Council, a private nonprofit organization.
The Idaho Falls Arts Council launched a capital campaign, known as the Phantom project. An anonymous donor challenged the community to raise half of the total cost and the Phantom would donate the remaining. The successful $4.2 million dollar campaign renovated the Colonial Theater and the adjacent buildings into a beautiful visual and performing arts center for the region.
Renamed for the Phantom donors, Miles and Virginia Willard, who also chaired the campaign, the Willard Arts Center now contains a visual arts building with galleries, classrooms, artist studios, meeting spaces for events, and much more.
Today the 988 seat Colonial Theater is one of three large theaters of historical significance which still remain in Idaho. In 2014 alone, the Colonial Theater played host to over 25,000 patrons.
Isn’t it sweeeeet when we get a concert announcement tweet from David! 988 seat venue – nice and cozy!
That’s SIX count ‘em SIX concerts on the books – with hopefully many more to come – and venues in other states too! If you already have tix for Layton, it’s a no-brainer to pick up tix for Idaho Falls too since the dates are basically all in a row – this could be a four-concert extravaganza for some lucky fans!
Idaho Falls is also offering a Pre-Sale option to those who are members of the Idaho Falls Arts Council – it works like this:
1. Purchase a $50 Associate membership before June 30, 2015.
2. Call the box office the week before May 22nd (next week) to confirm that your membership is active.
3. On May 22nd you will have access to purchase Pre-Sale Tix to the concerts!
4. Tix go on sale to the general public June 5th.
I have very fond memories of Idaho Falls back from David’s Solo Tour – I met so many wonderful people, Julie & Roxanne from Idaho Falls and Keiko who traveled all the way from Japan to see David live in concert! Papa FOD and his beautiful wife Karla were there too – we had a fan lunch at a pizza place and it was a BLAST! Cody Darr attended and played the guitar and sang some songs for us – there was ArchuTrivia and “Name That David Song” – wonderful memories for sure!
That was a 4-concert marathon for me & the eFam, starting in Pomona, then to Reno, Idaho Falls and finally Boise – I think Shelley was with us at all 4 venues too! Here’s her Como la Flor vid!
Como la Flor – Idaho Falls Solo Tour (credit: ShelleyFOD)
Zero Gravity was insane at Idaho Falls because we were in a school auditorium and there was a mosh pit where tons of fans were gathered up agains the stage. We were warned by security not to jump because the floor wasn’t that sturdy and we might fall into the orchestra pit haha! Did we listen? No Siree Bob! The balcony was also a bit shaky and after ZG and all the rest of the dancing we did, we heard that the school had to close the auditorium down to inspect the floors to make sure they were ok!
Zero Gravity – Idaho Falls Solo Tour (credit: Daisy Lou)
So get ready Archies because concerts are starting to fill the calendar! Dare we hope for a Christmas concert or two or three? I hope to see many of you at whatever concerts come our way in 2015 – and we also have a new album to anticipate! ROAD TRIP!!
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A Little Too Not Late For Layton
Only a few General Admission ($29) tix left for the 9/21/15 Layton concert so grab yours now while there’s still time!
There’s still time to make it a 3-concert celebration if you grab your GA tix for Layton on 9/21 and then pick up tix for both nights in Idaho Falls! No pressure… lots of pressure!
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Shine On David Archuleta
While there was no WWTT this time, Archies still had lots of fun tweeting Shine On David Archuleta for everyone to see! There’s something exciting about joining other fans online and tweeting about David – it’s a bonding experience for sure! Once again Archies embellished their tweets with pics, graphics and wonderful quotes.
Thanks to those who coordinated the trend and communicated it via twitter and our FOD FB page – thanks also to pocoelsy for her great graphics!
Shadowbenny put her talent to work and made some creative graphics to make her tweets really stand out!
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Tomorrow Is Mother’s Day!
Remember the one who loved you from the start – we’ll be celebrating moms and mother figures everywhere tomorrow on their special day! What do you have planned to show mom how much you love her and appreciate all she does for you? Share your ideas in comments and we may feature some on the front page tomorrow!
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Exciting times ahead as more concerts get added to the calendar! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and preparing to celebrate Mother’s Day! I wonder what David has planned for Lupe?
I’ll update the post if any new concert info comes in – have a Happy David Archuleta Day and celebrate with some David music!