David Archuleta ~ Terrific Tuesday: OH-EM-GEE OREM! Bri Ray Hooray! The Man on FIYAH! 5 Goals & a Christmas Tour! Vids & Pics Galore, Concert Recaps from Kaitlyn and Maddy, New Music SOON!

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Perfection Under A Starry Sky

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It was another amazing night under the stars as David brought his A-Game (does he even have any other game?) and hypnotized and mesmerized an audience of more than 4,000 who packed the SCERA venue to the bursting point!

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Check out this awesome IG vid that captures the audience in all its glory!

Oh. My. Word!!! This concert is pure joy!!! #DavidArchuleta #SceraShell #Scera #timelapse

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This IG vid captures a panoramic view of the venue.

Check this out 3D experience #davidarchuleta

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Orem Archies can you see yourselves in this vid?

The Scera Shell is packed for the @davidarchie concert tonight! @sceraupdate

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Needless to say, David performed for a FULL HOUSE!  I’m loving all of these SOLD OUT concerts – feels like old times!

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Bri Ray – Hooray!

Opening for David has got to be a bit daunting – but for the second night in a row, Bri Ray captivated the audience with her beautiful voice, including a haunting duet with David on Don’t Give Up.  I hope Bri gets to open for David in Tuacahn – I’d love to see her live!

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Here’s a familiar song! Waiting on the World to Change – you can watch Bri’s Periscope to see some of the other songs she sang last night – just beautiful! Click on the graphic below:

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The Man On FIYAH!

David began his Orem show with an intimate VIP for approximately 13 lucky fans! There were 50 VIP tix available – not sure where the other 37 fans were – but I sure wish I was one of them! In front of 4,000 people David sets the stage on fire – running from side to side, moving and grooving and even jumping on the drum stand to belt out PANDA.

But in a small room surrounded by his band, opening artist Bri, road manager extraordinaire Kari, and the Lucky 13 – the VIP experience is decidedly low key and cozy – like you’re sitting in his living room watching an impromptu acoustic jam session. It feels unrehearsed, spontaneous and utterly perfect.

Mirrors – Orem VIP 06/20/16 (credit: ShelleyFOD)

Who I Am – Orem VIP 06/20/16 (credit: ShelleyFOD)

Q&A – Orem VIP 06/20/16 (credit: ShelleyFOD)

This Q & A is pure GOLD!  In a small group, David is relaxed and we get some INTERESTING information from Kari!  What we learned:

During Idol and even moreso now, he needs quiet time for himself – it takes a lot to be always “On” and you can go crazy worrying about what everyone thinks of you – trying to impress everybody and look great and fabulous (somehow I don’t think looking fabulous is too hard for him lol)

Five Goals he’s working on:
1. Working on the album – or grouplets of EPs
2. Christmas Tour with Nathan Pacheco
3. Shooting a Music Video :-)
4. Working on a Spanish Album
5. Getting a good nights’ sleep before heading to AZ

The JUICY NEWS from Kari:

When asked if the Christmas Tour will be national, Kari replied… Yes – more outside Utah, we can say that… someone else asked “how far outside?” Get ready folks….

1. California (EEEEEEP!)
2. Nashville – maybe
3. East Coast – Middle and over (?)
4. Indianapolis – maybe

They’re working on it now! It will be more than Utah, Arizona and Idaho… for the other fans…

Gear up Archies because David may be coming to a city near you! You’ve saved all those pennies – some of you for 4 years! – get ready to crack open those piggy banks and exercise your ticket buying fingers because it’s going to be a RACE for front row seats – and hopefully VIPs! :-)

Vids and More!

There is a massive amount of concert footage, pics and Periscopes out there, and more will be added tomorrow as fans upload their treasures in the morning!  So I’m going to post a playlist of vids that have been posted so far, and a few snippets from Instagram and Periscope.

The snippets don’t have song titles attached – I’m new at embedding vids from IG and Twitter, so consider it a treasure hunt and just click on each pic and see what song you get!

Playlist: Orem, UT SCERA 06/20/16 (via: fansofdavidvideos)

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After the show

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PRIDE In the Name of Love – click on the graphic below:

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Kaitlyn Shares Her Sandy VIP Experience

Kaitlyn has been trying, in vain, to meet David at various shows or book signings, and her luck finally changed for the better when she got a VIP ticket to Sandy!  She shares her experience of what it was like meeting David for the first time. We can relate to your story – congrats on finally getting to meet David in person – check that off your bucket list!

Ever since I saw David audition for American Idol, I knew he was going to be my favorite singer. His voice and demeanor made me a fan from the get go.

I watched American Idol every week, voted until my fingers were numb from punching in the numbers, and became a fan girl that wouldn’t shut up about how an amazing singer he was. That summer, my family traveled to Baltimore for the American Idol tour. After the concert, we were lined up outside and he signed Autographs. I never got the chance to say “hi”. I just handed him the picture to sign.

In March 2009, I was able to attend one of his concerts in Pennsylvania and loved every minute of it but still not being able to personally meet him. When I served my mission for the LDS church in Boise, I heard he was going to be at Deseret Book to sign CDs. I tried very diligently to be able to go but because of mission rules, it couldn’t happen.

Fast forward to this year. I made it a goal this summer that I was going to accomplish items on my bucket list. Meeting David was one of those items. I have tried finding VIP tickets in Boise and Rexburg with no such luck. Last week I received a notification that the show in Sandy on the 18th was a VIP. I was able to get a ticket to the show and also get the VIP.

Saturday rolled around and I was ecstatic beyond words. I couldn’t wait to meet one of my favorite singers. As I stood in line, my heart started pounding out of my chest and I desperately tried to come up with words to say to him. As I approached him, I got even more excited (don’t worry, I contained myself). I know I rambled and probably said some things that didn’t even make sense but just the experience itself was a memory for a lifetime.

If I could have that moment back, I would tell David how much of an amazing singer he but also an even greater person. The Spirit he brings into his shows is enough to keep anyone in tune. The messages he shares to the audience (especially before he sings “Beautiful” or “My Kind of Perfect”) is enough to make any girls heart melt knowing that there still are guys out there like that.

I will always remember Saturday evening as being one of the best days ever. We all know David is an amazing singer but he is an even greater person.*

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Maddy Shares Her Orem SCERA Experience

Maddy attended the Orem SCERA show and from the wonderful pics and vids posted on her Facebook page, it looks like she had a fabulous time!

I got to see David Perform in Orem tonight! He is seriously the most spiritual, most humble, talented guy I have met! I hope next time I see him in concert it’ll be the time I get to meet him! He talked about girls having this light and knowing who they are and I personally have see that light in him! Amazing night, perfect entertainment, and great company!!

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To view her videos on FB:  CLICK HERE

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New Music on the Way!

In addition to David saying that he’s working on releasing an album or grouplets of EPs with different themes, when he sang Numb, he said that he would be releasing the song SOON!  No idea when soon is, but we heard it from the Man himself!

We have decided not to post vids of Numb as David has not officially released the song yet – but it sounds like we’ll be getting an official recording soon, and if we’re lucky, maybe even a music video!

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Fun Pics

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Bananas, lemons and chips! I spy some sandals on David – are those the sandals that someone asked for on IG and he said no because his mom gave them to him?

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There is a LOT more stuff, but I’ll save it for later as the sun is just about to come up! Thanks to everyone who shared their pics, vids and Periscopes!  Also to the fans who shared their concert & VIP experiences – we always love hearing fan stories, so if you have one, send it to us and we’ll share it on the front page!

Stay tuned everyone, because David and Team are traveling to sunny and HOT Safford, AZ!  There are two concerts there so it will be a fun time for all! Bring your sunscreen and drink plenty of water!

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VIP Smile

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Cropped VIP pic – credit Jenny

Lucky fans who attended the VIP in Sandy were treated to a photo with David! Joanie shared several VIP pics in yesterday’s post, and  in every single one of them, David sports a smile almost as bright as that Utah sun!  Archies who have VIP for Orem SCERA, bring your sunniest smile for a frame-worthy photo of you and The Man!

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Orem It’s Your Turn!

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If you don’t have your ticket to this concert, you can join the rest of us Archies who won’t be attending, because this show is SOLD OUT!  The venue seats over 4,000 and there will be lawn seats all the way back by the concession stands!  Bring your binoculars so you can see David!

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This show is going to be HUGE so get there early if you have a lawn seat so you can get the best spot!  For those of you who have reserved seats – congrats!  And since you all are so lucky, pics, vids & Periscopes are certainly welcome!

If you’re attending the VIP, we’d love to hear about your VIP experience! It’s always fun to hear about fans’ concert experiences, especially about meeting David!  I’m looking forward to seeing what he chooses for his VIP attire – maybe it will be a Pokemon shirt and hat!

Orem please show David the LOVE and get up on your feet and wave those cell phones! We know that David feeds off the energy of the audience, so the more you participate and sing along, the more David will get into his performance and give you a show you won’t forget! (Remember Rexburg!) :-)

We’ll be sharing the play by play happenings from Twitter, FB and IG – so if anyone Periscopes we’ll be sure to post/tweet the link!

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VIP – First Time Meeting David

Jenny attended her first VIP at the Sandy concert, and like most of us, the first time you meet David is emblazoned in your mind forever!  I met David in Tulsa over eight years ago, and that day is as fresh in my memory as if it happened yesterday.  Of course, with the passing of time, I imagine that I was more calm, cool and collected and had a wonderfully witty conversation with him – instead of the truth, which is that my mind went blank and all I could blurt out was Hi David!

Jenny kindly agreed to share her VIP/Concert experience with us!

Hello. I just had an amazing experience meeting David for the first time at a VIP event.  I was asked to share my experience since it was my first time, so in spite of the fact that I am not a good writer, have a very sketchy memory and tend to be self indulgent, here it goes.

I arrived at Sandy Amphitheatre a little after 5pm. I was surprised to see Kari, the tour manager and Amber, David’s sister standing at the gate to help out at the VIP event. Bags were searched by a good natured security guard and my lame joke about being glad to have left my saber at home was ignored. This was just the beginning of my lameness that evening…

I introduced myself to Kari as Jenny, my Twitter name. She asked me to write down a question for David, and I blanked out and wrote, “How are you?” and Kari kind of rolled her eyes – Lame move #2. Then lovely Amber and her friend led a group of us into the amphitheater. I chatted with her to calm my nerves and she was so lovely and gracious. She looks so much like David that I figured I would be fine meeting him now. We were seated in the front seats in the sweltering heat. The band was playing some music while we waited for David to come out.

Then he walked out wearing khaki shorts and Avenger’s T-shirt and his “Obey” cap.
I was struck by his pale skin, beautiful, impenetrable eyes and very relaxed low key mannerisms, different from his stage mannerisms. He chatted with us a bit and asked about the fan luncheon and asked where everyone was from. There was a pretty college aged girl sitting next to me who seemed to get a little more attention and irrationally, I got a little jealous. He answered a few questions and sang two songs which I’m sure most of you saw on YouTube. He was wonderful as usual, but I was too starstruck and so self conscious about the fact that he could actually see me that I didn’t immerse myself in the music as I usually do.

Then came the Meet and Greet part. We were lined up in the area behind the stage and led in by small groups. I waited with my heart pounding watching people come out looking kind of weird and flushed. I watched David listen so intently to people in front of me and flash his lovely smile for the photos. I had made up my mind that I just wanted to express my appreciation as a fan of his music and I would stay calm and collected and not talk about myself too much. Then my turn came…

People in front of me left and I hopped out in front of him like a race horse out of the gate and held out my hand like a stiff North Korean soldier and said “It’s an honor to meet you” a little too loudly. Oh my God, his eyes are so beautiful. Then we posed for the pic and I blurted out “I listen to you EVERY day”. He graciously asked me where I was from, and I answered and then said “Don’t ask”!!!! I started to dash out of the way and he again graciously tried to give me a full VIP experience by starting to tell me that his cousin is from that area, and I don’t know what happened, but my brain just short circuited. I blurted out “**City, right? I’ve seen you! No, I mean in pictures” and waved my arms in front of me like a circus bear.

As if that wasn’t enough, on my way out, when Amber handed me the nice bag and David’s autographed photo, I blurted out to lovely Amber, “I don’t know why I was more nervous meeting him than you. You are just as pretty”. Somebody please stop me! Then, in front of about 30 people standing in line, I held out my shaking arms and chuckled. People, including a few young girls, looked at me with looks of sympathy… Good news is that I’m from out of state.

I wanted to tell him that his music soothes and comforts me every day. That hearing his beautiful voice live is one of my favorite things in the world. I also wanted to tell him that he inspires me to be better and I try to improve myself in some way in between all these concerts. But.. I guess it was all too intense. The experience was a combination of utter humiliation and exhilaration. Of course, the concert was wonderful. I had heard that program so much, that instead of listening to nuances of the performance, I just let the beautiful sound of his voice wash over me. I am trying to record this experience in my brain, so I must have looked a little too intense and freaky – that even Aaron the bass player gave me a funny look… however….

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And that’s what matters most when fans get to meet David in person – no matter how it actually goes, with the passing of time to softly blur the edges of your experience, you’ll always have the sweet memory (and hopefully a photo!) of meeting one of the most amazingly talented artists on this planet. You have earned your official “I Met David Archuleta” badge of honor – wear it proudly! :-)  

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Don’t Give Up – Duet with Bri Ray

Shelley posted her video of Don’t Give Up from the Sandy concert!

Don’t Give Up – Sandy – 6/18/16 (credit: ShelleyFOD)

This vid has been added to our Sandy You Tube Playlist – watch all six vids here:

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David Tweets to All Padres

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Sandy Pics & Tweets

Here’s a round-up of pics and tweets from Sandy.  Orem is tonight, so we’ll have a lot more pics, tweets and hopefully vids tomorrow!

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They flattened out the t-shirt after they took the pic!

They flattened out the t-shirt after they took the pic!

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Get ready for Orem!  Tonight the venue will flood with over 4,000 people there to see David perform – he’ll be on FIRE!  Congrats to the Archies who get to attend VIP – please share your experiences with us via comments, or send us a recap to share on the front page!

Thank you to everyone who shared their pics, vids, tweets & Periscopes with us – the fandom really appreciates getting to experience these shows virtually – it’s almost like we’re there!

Watch our twitter and David from Texas will be updating Facebook as the Orem concert gets into full swing! Summer is officially here, so everyone enjoy the sunshine and warm weather!

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