Christmas in Calgary!
Merry Christmas Y’all
A Wonderful Time of the Year, and a Wonderful Week It’s Been!
Tina (Rhiminee) ~ Bless her! She described this past week as a DA fan perfectly!!!
— rhiminee (@rhiminee) December 16, 2017
Kalei also shared a perfect message last night!
Christmas in Calgary!
My apologies for this post as it will be a little out of whack and order. Here towards the top of the post I’ll have the Christmas show treats from Calgary. Security was very tight and as announced by the Emcee before the show recording and photos were prohibited (aka Archies use their best ninja skillz). 😘
Mary Lou bravely, unselfishly, and heroically worked to capture a good amount of the audio from the show; everything shared was so wonderful!! Thank you so very much, Mary Lou. Thanks so much, too to Deb (Snowangelz) who captured a few vids as well!!!
Below you’ll find pics, clips, and vids from the concert. [Check out more on Mary Lou’s Periscope channel HERE]
Jack Singer Concert Hall
The Jack Singer Concert Hall provided a beautiful setting ready for David to deck the halls with a wonderful dose of Christmas concert magic! Mary Lou gave a little glimpse as the venue sat ready with over 3/4 of the (2000capacity) seats filled!
Click below to watch.
Mary Lou shared a picture (with her dear friend Peggy) as they waited for the show to begin. Two lovely ladies! Peggy’s first “DA” concert; Merry Christmas, Peggy!!!
David Had a “Blast” in Calgary! ❤️
David’s Instagram Post Show Post
Lovely words from David and a lovely feeling that he’ll be looking forward to heading back!
In his final words on the above post, and the tweet below, David asked “what stood out” Mary Lou responded with a very lovely set of tweets to David!<3
Had a BLAST tonight in #Calgary ! And what an honor to receive the smithbilt stetson hat from the city of Calgary. Thank you so much everyone! If you were there what stood out to you?? pic.twitter.com/SFFmGbiVQm
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) December 16, 2017
The Setlist for Christmas In Calgary!
Thank you to Mary Lou and to Nancy Thornbush for this pic! What a wonderfully crafted setlist for the show. It contained nice mixture of Christmas songs- and was sprinkled throughout with some pop and David’s new “Postcards In The Sky” music as well! It made for a wonderful balance!
The First Noel (Partial) credit~ Mary Lou (pastel)
— Pastel 🇨🇦 (@pastelpastel) December 16, 2017
White Christmas in Jazzylicious swaggarific perfection credit Mary Lou
Song for a Winter’s Night
A new cover!!! Especially chosen I’d guess as it was written by Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian singer songwriter. David pays close attention to those things~ like when he chose to sing Prince’s 1999 in Minnesota.
Though written and originally performed by Gordon Lightfoot, the song became a staple cover for Sarah McLachlan. It’s a beautiful song with lyrics that speak of missing someone on a winter’s night…of longing to be with that person again… on a snowy winter’s night. “I’d be happy just to hold your hand in mine~”
Thinking of the lyrics as I read them brought tears to my eyes… I’m not sure if there was any connection, but the song reminded me that Mel Shore (David’s friend and keyboardist for this show) recently lost her husband and their 2nd yr anniversary would have been last night. ….”Just to be with you…” Could it have also been a gift of compassion and love for Mel last night? As I wasn’t there I have no idea, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the song David chose last night was also in honor of Mel’s late husband and the special love they shared.
I shouldn’t think so much… nevertheless, it’s a beautiful quietly elegant song. Sometimes covering a song for the first time, though, has it’s difficulties… Memorization of the lyrics, the piano accompaniment, inflections, emotions, and the desire to please those you’re singing it for can all make it a bit nerve wracking that first time.
The first verse was gorgeous! So pretty … then when the second verse came he began to blank out on lyrics a bit; he improvised (humorously and humbly) and it’s as if the whole crowd reacted by reaching out to embrace him, to show him his efforts were appreciated and that it was ok… It was an instance when David showed there could be lovely shining moments in the midst of imperfection. He continued and completed the song so gracefully. Deb, thank you for capturing the audio of David’s performance. I loved it and hope to hear him sing it live one day, too. <3333
Joy To The World-Clip- IG story credit David and Kari
Invincible Clip credit~ Mary Lou
Crush – clip form Sandra! David was singing to her. 🙂
— sandra (@pezlarrie) December 16, 2017
Glorious snippet on IG
O Holy Night ~Auditory Bliss!!!
From the floor, her purse, or some obscure area, Mary Lou gifted, and I mean GIFTED us this exquisite encore from David. Just click, close your eyes, sink yourself into David’s voice and listen~ play-stop-repeat-play-stop-repeat… CLICK BELOW to GO!
O Holy Night ended David’s set, and Mary Lou conveyed that a standing ovation was immediate and long! The audience remained in the Hall as a special presentation followed. You can hear a portion on Mary Lou’s O Holy Night periscope audio.
David was awarded a white Stetson hat which exemplifies a great love and respect by the Calgary community. It has been awarded to “kings queens, princes, olympic athletes, etc.” It is a great honor to receive and David is the First American Idol to be awarded one!!!
Instructions for the hat included *wearing the label (like “your underware”) to the back. Also hold it open side up so the “luck won’t spill out.” He was additionally told to to wear it so that it sits ~ 2 inches above his eyebrows. Lastly, David had to agree to “tell the world about his time in Calgary” before putting the hat on. 🙂 Thank you also in a big way to Deb (Snowangelz) who captured this all on camera and shared it on YT!
Brady Bills ~ IG Post with his “Canadian Family ” in the house!
Hangin with my Canadian family members in Calgary Alberta who came out to the @davidarchie concert. Hope to hang again soon. Canada you rock. Such nice people, beautiful country and great vibes. Heading back home tomorrow to my beautiful trio of girls who I plan to bring to visit this cool place and people. #canada #davidarchuleta #family
Crystlleeee on IG ! Lovely pics and a Crush snippet! *Be sure to scroll through!*
Best Early Birthday Present Everrr!!! 🎫🎟👍🏼😊🤩😍🎁🎊🎉🎈 (P.S. we are both December babies so hbd to us lol ☺️☺️) Thank you @davidarchie you let me fan girl and relive some of my elementary / earliest high school days. Also a big shoutout to my husband @janzenaron for buying the ticket (even though you can’t come because of work) you didn’t let me go to the concert alone, but instead with Mum. I love you three ❤️😘💕 #davidarchuleta #davidarchuletaconcert #davidarchuletafan #lds #ldswoman #ldsgirl #ldsmormon #lighttheworld #ldslife⛪️ #ldschurch
A Few More Pics/etc
From @Kimarchie2 on IG
From @Justkanna on IG
Delayed in Montreal~ Time to Try poutine!
Delayed flight means spending the night in #Montreal before continuing onto Calgary in the morning for a show tomorrow! Made the most of it and got some poutine at the @OrangeJulepMTL 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/IHbEntGMuR
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) December 15, 2017
Plus a very festive Montreal Airport Christmas Tree!
ATTN:THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!! DAVID ARCHULETA IS GOING BACK TO TUACAHN!!!!! April 27th and 28th!!!!
Pre-sale for Season Pass Members begins Monday at 10am!!
Nothing like a Friday morning tweet from Tuacahn to set the fandom on FIRE!!!!! WOO HOOO!!!
Presale starts Monday for season package holders. Purchase a season package today and get early access to this concert. pic.twitter.com/nRpsJtKvjx
— Tuacahn Amphitheatre (@Tuacahn) December 15, 2017
Today is the last day (for present season ticket holders to renew their season pass which gives you access to the presale which begins on MOnday! you can also purchase a season pass for the upcoming season to gain early access to tickets. Awaiting Tuacahn to post details on their site re: sale time, ticket prices for the shows, and dates for the public ticket sales.
Here is the email received by (current) season ticket holders and/or those signed up for the Tuacahn mail.
Calgary!!! Modobags and Sweet Filipino Love for DA! Tina’s going to a show tonight!!
And This is a Modobag! Watch the video here!
— David Archuleta FOD (@FODFansofDavid) December 15, 2017
Classic “David” Calgary Car Karaoke!
Now where’s the rest of that number? 🤔🙄😂
Calgary Ticket Giveaway by FamilyDough on IG!!
Head over to @familydough on IG and tag a friend in comments for a chance to win tickets to the show! What a cool idea!! CLICK BELOW 👇🏼
David Sharing Kevin’s Talent and New Cover of “I Like Me Better”
— Kevin K.O. Olusola (@KOlusola) December 15, 2017
🙌🏼🙌🏼 yes man!!! This song is so good and your rendition is jammin’!!
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) December 15, 2017
Fun Fan Finds
Whew~ what an AWESOME week it’s been!!! David has blessed his fans beyond measure with inspiration, humor, music, “light” and adventure! It’s a blessed season and a blessed fandom. 🙂 And we still have a nw music video to look forward to! What will it be and when will we see it??? Oops~ here comes that word…S_ _N! 😀 I’ll be back to update with a bit more later, so stay tuned and Happy Saturday!