Beautiful in every single way
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More Gorgeous Pics!
The pics keep rolling in and we LOVE IT! Keep ‘em coming!
We love fan group pics & selfies too!
Part of the fun in attending David concerts is meeting up with ArchuBuddies! Sharing the magic of David’s music with friends keeps us coming back for more!
Everyone going to future concerts, please remember to take pics with your friends because they make wonderful memories!
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Pam Pike’s Blog
“He takes you out of your head and puts you into his heart.”
Recently making a comeback to pop music after his two year mission in Chile is David Archuleta a gifted singer who has been significantly missed. Fans waited restlessly for almost four years to hear him perform, and in his own words has started a warm up concert tour.
Many couldn’t help but wonder if a successful comeback was even possible, but after listening to his first four concerts it is apparent he hasn’t missed a beat, delivering as he only can, heartfelt music, even with a bout of flu which consisted of a cancellation half way through his second night in Utah.
David stepping into the spotlight once again is a reminder of a few artists that have taken time off, only to return to form or in some cases even better than they were before they left. And in David’s case I believe he is better than he has ever been. His tone is deeper, richer and more resonant than ever before and that pulls you in as a listener.
David creates his own original interpretation of a song and creates an emotional response. Passion and conviction is one of his most important achievements. His songs are a portal for his personal style and individuality.
David never takes himself out of the moment of his song or his audience. A lot of singers are great musicians but they think they are the gift. David knows, it not about him, it’s about what you do with the gift. He gives joys to people, and that is his and our rewards.
David new album soon to be released will probably include a new co-written song “Numb” a song that is a personal introspective of his feelings today. David’s upcoming new album has been long awaited and hopefully will give us an insight to his future direction in music and goals.
Success doesn’t happen in a single moment, the journey between inspiration and greatness is filled with a thousand small steps. With these concerts in Idaho and Utah David has started the process of a great renewed career.
Look at David’s upcoming performance schedule on davidarchuleta.com so you don’t miss a concert.
~ Pam Pike
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Fan Lunch In St. George
Calling all Archies going to St. George, UT for the Tuacahn shows! We are planning a fan lunch get-together on Saturday, so fans will have a chance to meet each other and celebrate David’s music!
The lunch is still in the planning stages, but I do need a rough headcount to ensure the venue we choose has enough room for everyone!
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm (approximately)
RSVP: With the total number in your party that will be attending and everyone’s name. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you are not attending the concert, but live in the area and would like to meet up with other Archies, please plan to join us! Details for the lunch are still in the planning stages, but you can plan that we’ll keep lunch costs to no more than $15.00/person. Hope to see you there!
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Vids Keep Rolling In
Here are 2 new-to-me vids from the Layton shows. David was not feeling 100% but he sure sounds great on these vids!
Glorious – Layton 9/19/15 (credit: mundo archuleta)
Beautiful Snippet – Layton 9/19/15 (credot mundo archuleta)
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Slipping In A Slideshow!
Pam shared more gorgeous pics on her Sounds of David FB – thanks Pam!
To view Pam’s Sounds of David FB: CLICK HERE
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Concert Recap from Jani!
Jani sent in a wonderfully detailed recap from Day 1 of her concert experience in Idaho Falls with promises for Day 2 and both shows at Layton! We love to hear fan stories and re-live all the excitement of David’s concerts! Each fan has a different perspective, and remembers different details, so we get a well-rounded view of what it felt like to actually be there listening to David sing (and talk) live!
Thank you Jani, and all fans who have shared their fan stories with us, and to those fans that will share their stories from the upcoming shows!
This is a rambling attempt to recap four days of amazingness!
Day One: Sweeeeet & Stunning
After much excitement, planning, packing, and travel, I made it to Idaho Falls on Wednesday night, and met up with Sharon (from MN) and her husband John at the hotel. It felt a bit like Christmas Eve as a kid. I was too excited to sleep, full of anticipation, and sensed a bit of magic in the air! It was David’s first concert back, and I was really going to see and hear him LIVE!!!
Thursday morning brought more butterflies, as I thought about David and what HE must be feeling. Was he as excited, nervous, scared, and happy to be on that stage again as I was for him??? I kept telling myself to calm down, he had done plenty of singing in the last 4 years, and he would be fine, he would be great! (He would, wouldn’t he??) Later, the butterflies and excitement multiplied when I met up with Sharon and we got a peek into the theater and stage. A band set-up!!!!! Aaaccckkk!!! That made me happy! I could not stop smiling!
After a nice walk around the Falls and shops, pics in front of David’s posters, and an early dinner at the Snake Pit, (ha love that name), it was time to walk to the theater! How fun to meet and visit with other fans and just be there! I bought the t-shirt, (Liked the pic of D on the front, but plan to give it to a young fan friend; she’ll love it!), and then it was time to go inside! Eeeekkkk!!! This was really happening!!!
I found my seat, J28, settled in, enjoyed watching those around me, especially the excited young girls. Then miracle of miracles! Sharon came over and said that dear Shelley, (oh, how can I ever thank you enough?!?) had a ticket that wasn’t being used for the 2nd row smack in the center!!!!!!! She dragged me up there (thank you, Sharon!), and I was dying! Dying!!! Could this get any better???!!!
Well, of course it did! After Gracie’s set, (really liked her, and thought she was darling,) and the intermission, which felt sooo long, the band finally took to the stage, and we cheered for David to come out. My heart was pounding, I was on the edge of my seat, and finally, THERE HE WAS , walking to the mike, with the crowd erupting, welcoming him back. Next thing I knew, he was right in front of me! And I must say, looking mighty FINE!! I loved the charcoal, tweedy knit jacket, white t, black skinny jeans and the DRESS BOOTS!!!!! Holy moly, his hair looked great, and his smile, skin, and sparkly eyes! Was this really the same young man that lifted and stole my heart watching GCT? That I’ve seen in a million viewings of AI and concerts? The same guy in the Bench shoots and music videos, from Crush to Contigo, to Nandito Ako and Glorious? The same one I’ve listened to in countless interviews, with a book that I’ve read every word twice? Was this really the guy whose voice I’ve listened to on dozens of car trips and danced to in my kitchen? The same voice that would soothed my heart one day, and make me glad to be alive on others? Really??? Yes, yes, yes!!!! The same guy only better! He was there in the flesh, and not 15 feet in front of me! I couldn’t take my eyes of off him. I tried to take some pics, but found it so difficult to calmly do that, that I decided I just needed to stay “in the moment.”
And then he started to sing. That voice! It was surreal to hear live what I’ve heard on recordings so many times. It was richer and better, and real and wonderful! And watching him! Oh my goodness! He sang with every fiber of his being. Every part of him was feeling and expressing the music from his head to his toes, in those fabulous shoes! I knew people said he was better live, but seriously, now I knew what they were talking abut!
I was happy to see how quickly he seemed to get comfortable, and how natural it all became after the first song or two. I was blown away by his stage presence and natural charisma. He exudes something indescribable. I had not expected this! Being so close I could witness every little nuance, grin, expression, and movement. In a matter of a few minutes I was “hypnotized,…..so mesmerized,” and loving every second. A few times I had to just flop back in my seat, having completely turned to mush. With every song he seemed to get stronger and more in command of the stage. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite, I loved them all because HE was singing them.
When he spoke, I hung on every word, as I have always loved his speaking voice, too, and we know he often says things that are endearing, wise, and wonderful. He opened his heart to us. When he told us he had called his manager and said, “I don’t think I want to do this anymore,” my heart stopped. I wanted to cry. Here we were clamoring for him back then, and he wasn’t sure if he could do it, or wanted to. When he said he was so happy on his mission that it felt like a step down to be back to the “real world” and his career, my heart ached a bit. (Oh, David. Thank you for seeing that through and continuing on!) In other moments, he was upbeat, funny and charming and I remember turning to Sharon once and saying, “He is as adorable as ever!” He seemed to be happy and enjoying himself up there! That made it all the better. (Of course, David, you made the right choice!)
MaryDee gave us a wonderful write up about each song, and I loved and agree with all she said. He was simply amazing. I was stunned by his talent, by his soothing, beautiful, powerful voice, and the things he did with it; the perfect pitch, and the way he drew me in to each song, and made me feel it. I knew all of this, of course. I’d heard about it before. But to experience it up close was something else entirely! I don’t think I could pick a favorite song or moment. The night ended way too soon, with a standing ovation and encore, and I walked, perhaps floated, out of the theater in a happy daze. Yes, he was back and better than ever! And it was also better than Christmas, in a way, because I would get to do it all again tomorrow! (to be continued)…….
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I’m feeling the ArchuBlues – after so much excitement and four David shows full of fun and fan friends, it’s hard to get back to Real Life. We have the BYU Spectacular coming up – wonder if he’ll sing some new songs? Then Tuacahn in November which will be super fun! And of course we can’t forget the Christmas Shows! Hoping for some all across the United States so everyone can share in the holiday cheer!
I’ll update this post if news rolls in, otherwise Pastel will be back with a new post on Monday!