So much Layton Love!!! Happy 2017 Father’s Day!

Credit: Shelley

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A Silent Sunday, but spreading a bit of Layton Love first!

Gonna try to keep this post small (not really) and then I’ll gather everything up for a super post on Monday.  It’s Father’s Day … a good time for a l’il break.  Not a long one, but a nice day to shower a special person with love!

This is my first post since the Orion Tour started.  I can’t believe it really!  I am in awe at what Joanie and Kalei have been putting together here, and David on Facebook.  BTW, have you liked s on FB?  Please do so, David provides really timely updates and you can comment/share all the things you see here!

I am so loving what I’m seeing.  David gets better and better with each show.  His setlists, although he is still changing them up, and might continue to do so, are so well balanced.  I’m so glad he added Higher Ground and Don’t You Worry Child needs to stay here!   One of my pals said that during the Orion Tour, we are seeing “Shop Around” David.  It’s true!  Unihibited, polished, happy, talkative, and in many ways, a “fresh face”.  Renewed really.

Especially at the VIPs!  A talkative, relaxed young man who is carrying these events on his own.  Fans are ooooo-ing and awwwww-ing and signing up for more.  And Kari?  Well, she’s our faithful friend and guide and facilitator and organizer and protector and, just the best!!!

I’ll give you more of my observations from far far away in the days to come.

… and so it starts!

David’s NOT-an-Invitation.

Normally David tweets before a show – “Anyone in the area?  Come to the show!”.  Well not this time.  LAYTON was SOLD OUT!  And looks like David was having a great time earlier or this week!

Chad sharing his “perspective!”

Playing one of my fave venues tonight. The beautiful Layton Amphitheater! Who's coming?? #davidarchuleta

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… more from the concert

David sang Say Me tonight!  He hasn’t included that for awhile.  And it was stupendous by all counts!  David also kept his tradition of adding Don’t You Worry Child to this outdoor venue!

David was very emotional before Beautiful / Scars to Your Beautiful.  And it appears as if he spoke of little Snow, the girl he met at Holt International in China, was being adopted!  He found out today and it was a very emotional moment.

Higher Ground was out if this world with a few twists and turns and jumps at the end!

There was a groovilious backdrop tonight

The crowd seemed a bit sleepy in the first half, much more alive at the second!

David is continuing with his new tradition of high fives and hand clasps at the end!

Security was tight!  Not sure how many vids or IGs will turn up.  I’ll post what I can find!

My pal Roxanne was at the concert.  I was sooooooo happy for her!  She attended with her daughter and friends and their moms.  It hasn’t been easy for Roxanne to get to concerts and I was so thrilled this worked out.  AND SHE IG’d MY HANDS FOR ME ❤❤❤❤


Up All Night


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Father’s Day from the past!

A blast from the past

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As Found aRound

Leaving a ticket on the table almost makes me cry lol


My Hands from Pocatello!

So yeah. That was pretty surreal. 🙌🏿 Now on to the performance! #davidarchuleta #concert #bestunclesever

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Wishing all the fathers and father figures out there a special day!!!!!  Have a great Sunday all!

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63 Responses to So much Layton Love!!! Happy 2017 Father’s Day!

  1. Ana says:

    Does anyone have the video where he high fives everyone in the end? I saw that FOD put a capture of it.

  2. kimk says:

    good morning folks.. Happy Father’s Day to all the father figures out there 🙂

    ana can’t say I have but have seen many around fun stuff almost like old times!

    Pastel thank you for the new post has been a long time since we have seen a pic with David and his pops great one at that 🙂

    aww David sang Say Me that is great looks like a nice night for sure!

  3. kimk says:

    Sadie‏ @Sadie___Morrow 5h5 hours ago
    @DavidArchie is such a genuine person and you can tell that through his uplifting music! I’ll forever be a fan #archuletashouldvewon

    lol this yes he should of won 😉

  4. kimk says:

    Shelley’s pics from last night are great top one wowza!!

    Cassee‏ @casseemo14 6h6 hours ago
    @DavidArchie definitely did an amazing job tonight

  5. kimk says:

    he kind of danced!!! way to go DAVID!!! 🙂

    iteachkidz22I sure don’t mind being Up All Night if this is what it is like! #ilovelivemusic #oriontour #yolo #davidarchuleta

  6. kimk says:


    lol love Don’t Worry Child.. lol even the bench warmers have to move 😉

  7. kimk says:

    so Nathan was in Utah too.. is he is new opener will he be traveling doing VIPs with David now?

  8. kimk says:

    ha well guess no biggie not like I have any concerts to go to or VIPs for that matter.. just that he is def not pop and well other stuff but will be quiet today..

  9. kimk says:

    like this one too really Shelley should go to all the shows

    Shelley‏ @Shell_eeeyyy 10h

  10. kimk says:

    ana this is from last night lots of love there not sure this is what you are looking for but it is still great. 🙂

    kim‏ @kimak 46s46 seconds ago
    @DavidArchie lol you are still loved! … #Layton #awesomefans

  11. kimk says:

    Karen Unander‏ @KUnander 18m18 minutes ago
    Some pictures from the @DavidArchie concert.

  12. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Father’s Day! 🙂

    AWESOME post Pastel! Thank you! LOVED that Layton was SOLD OUT! Hope to see more of that! David and the band ROCKED! Hope he keeps Don’t You Worry Child in his shows….FUN dance song! Say Me was GORGEOUS! THANKS Nancy and Shelley for the ARCHUGOODIES! 🙂

    ENJOY your day! 🙂

  13. GrammyJ says:

    I doubt that Nathan will be the opener for the rest of David’s upcoming concerts. He probably was for these two large outdoor concerts in “Mormon” country. I don’t really think it matters who opens for David as people come to see David.

    • GrammyJ says:

      I have no problem with Nathan opening for David. He has a beautiful voice and I love David and Nathan singing The Prayer. Nathan also puts up great Instagram stories of David’s performances.

    • kimk says:

      well he does vip with him too or did he in layton? would matter for me with the vips wouldn’t do it then.. not that that matters just saying. as for openers somewhere like the Troupadour it would matter yes mormon country no.

  14. iteachkidz22 says:

    Nathan only opened for the Pocatello concert. He didn’t perform at the Layton show.

  15. alwaysafan says:

    I was happy to see Nathan join David at one of his shows, I don’t think it matters where the show is, I bet he would join David anytime he could.

  16. kimk says:

    iteachkidz22 hey thanks!! love your IG really go to you now first!!!

  17. kimk says:

    ahh thanks Troubadour young cool pop vibe place really looking forward to it 😉🕺🏽
    lol yeah bet the older fans would love Nathan around.. that is ok though now from what I can tell the younger fans are into hottie Chad now. lol guess chocolate chips hot mic days are really dead.. David lost that hottie stuff after his mission or it was never him whatever now the fans are onto new ‘men’ 🤣

    am ok with Chad Bradley the kids who did the UAN cover fir the cool young pkaces.. that is unless David is going for the religious vibe mission thingy

  18. GrammyJ says:

    I t depends on the person whether you like an artist or not. Amber who is young loves Nathan’s singing.

    • kimk says:

      she is lds by the way he does have a beautiful voice lol that is not my issue.. think it was the oohhh look at those muscles comment that set me off.. plus having him in Davids vip xmas tour I think he is overly at it with all that stealing Davids thunder if you will. now Chad and from what I saw the base players folks think are hotties. lol David I guess is now a cross between Winnie the Pooh and Jesus fans who were all gah about that stuff way back are not now. things changed he changed. now I did see some fans going on about the facial hair and time he posted the pic letting his hair down but for the most part D seems to not be into romance attraction whatever he is uber conservative I guess? unless the rumors are true he is getting married. dunno. just saying it used to be D too that got fans going now others. lol even Nathan. I think I am talking about something else. besides don’t want to talk about Amber think there is a lot going on with her

  19. GrammyJ says:

    I still see young fans that think David is hot, but David is not looking to be a cool pop star. I believe David wants to be an artist that sings songs that touch people of all ages. I have seen comments from people that have gone to his recent concerts that say his songs have helped them get through some tough times. I’m sure David loves that.

    • kimk says:

      I have seen the young ones at time say that not like they used to guess maybe it is the older fans who have changed with all that thing like I said up top probs done on purpose so lol they leave him alone.

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  21. GrammyJ says:

    I was glad to see David post a picture with his dad and grandpa for Father’s Day.

  22. GrammyJ says:

    Most popular show on TV is Big Bang Theory. Nerds rule! David doesn’t have to be cool and edgy.

    • GrammyJ says:

      What I’m trying to say is there are all kinds of artists and all kinds of music that people like. David needs to be who he is, and he will have fans that like what he does. Some people won’t like his music. He can never please everyone.

      • kimk says:

        ha well yes nerds do rule.. why I am here saying hey what is David chopped liver now? used to be they liked him too like that rofl a lot.
        but hey maybe that is why he changed things up so folks don’t go all out on him running after him lol trying to kiss him ask for hugs etc.

  23. G says:

    GrammyJ and Kimk, do you guys not like Mormons? Sure it’s a big part of who David is but it’s not all, it’s like he has it stamped on his forehead, it’s all you guys seem to see.
    I’m not a real religious sort but I don’t mind that side of him, I’ve just accepted that he will always do things church related things from time to time, it’s not a big deal. What makes me a fan is not only his incredible voice, but the beautiful soul he is on the inside, and I also love his quirky sense of humor 🙂 (Also doesn’t hurt that he happens to be gorgeous!) I’m not trying to be mean or anything, just my thoughts that’s all.

    • kimk says:

      I like David.. others too like Munk Nellie etc just not really into the Aunt Wendy types umm don’t ask still traumatized will never click on another lds talk thing again. think David now saying you don’t have to be perfect etc be like Jesus you can be flawed makes me feel better about things.
      as for the music stuff into pop myself not into religious music I am older just that I like the newer music listen to indie music for the most part.

  24. Mango Judy says:

    David actually flirted with his audience at times last night. He had several young girls up close swooning in their seats. The young girls also knew the words to every song he sang. He has no shortage of young admirers that are crazy about him…lots of them in the audience last night.

    • Marylee~NorthCarolinaGirl says:

      YES! Very good point. Lots in the audience at each show I have seen in the videos too…the screams speak volumes 🙂

  25. Mango Judy says:

    Nathan was not at meet and greet in Pocatello. Also, his Christmas tour meet and greet was sold as a David ad Nathan meet and greet. Nathan was not intruding.

  26. Martha says:

    Really, being LDS encompasses his whole life rather than a big part. His beliefs affect and dictate how he acts, reacts, and has relationships with people. My faith I consider me totally, in everything I do. Saying that, there are good things in this world that are beautiful and worth experiencing. In fact we can live quite happily enjoying this world. For example: David talks about nature and getting away to enjoy it. Very therapeutic. Also, relationships with people are the most rewarding and necessary part of life. But I’m sure he believes it is better to be close with those who believe as you do. Those around you influence your life. Some people are better to be loved from afar lol. I totally get this. He is not required to share his totality with everyone.
    These are my opinions which some might disagree with. Sometimes it’s hard to understand.

  27. kimk says:

    I can’t speak to what I haven’t seen lol now I did just post a vid happy it is youngens then the old folks doing it lol like I said they have moved on to other folks for all that. not sure about the fan who went last night all up in Chads case not sure if she is young or old.

  28. kimk says:

    lol chocolate chips is what I am talking about.. things have changed like oops Asian fans popping back on after the UAN video came out. David dancing.. other then that mostly crickets
    posted a video up top some girl screaming I Love You I am over the moon about it too that youngens are coming back for him. now online folks saying he is hot.. umm not sure what you are talking about.. or David flirting either. probably just not watching things enough I only watch a few things.

    • Mango Judy says:

      You had to be there up close last night to see the flirting.

      • kimk says:

        haven’t seen him in concert in 6 plus years all I know is what I see here and around not really saying he has to do all that either just saying I don’t see what we used to way back is all. see it with other artists and I am like hey you know D used to be all that and a bag of chips too. by the way I like what I see for the most part lol odd as that sounds one thing I am noticing big time is David is really going for it going all out and that is fabulous love that part. other day think He Lives In You I was blown away. think it was the Poci one? I mean you could tell it was like.. ok I am going to take you all to church. ha and he did. love that he is dancing and moving around a lot more too. if anything I would go back to the stylist friend maybe? all I got there or maybe even just wear what he does for VIP cap and all? easy going? what does he cal it comfy clothes? yeah I know again kind of think it is because I am into younger type music indie and such? I guess like let loose a little David let your hair down enjoy yourself unless he really is trying to go for the churchish conservative feel with his look?

  29. Moelita says:

    Anything new?

  30. GrammyJ says:

    “G” – I don’t know where you got the idea that I didn’t like Mormons. Nothing could be further from the truth! I am not a Mormon but am a Christian, and I enjoy Christian music along with many other genres of music. In fact I enjoy most styles of music except rap but I did like the song David did with James the Mormon.

    Of course David has changed!! He’s older and his mission changed him. He does finally seem to be going all out in his music career as an indie artist. I am enjoying this June tour and am hoping for more tours.

  31. GrammyJ says:

    As far as David’s tour look is concerned I wish he would stay away the black shirt. A colored shirt would look much better on stage in videos. Black can blend into the background at times and make a person look like a floating head. Luckily he has on tan pants which make him stand out from the background. Blue or red are the best colors IMHO. My husband is a videographer. That being said, David can wear anything he likes as long as he sings like he does!

  32. kimk says:

    ha well thinking this gal is young.. and has opinions.

    kim‏ @unicornfeather 16h16 hours ago
    David’s pianist/keyboardist is really hot. I couldn’t stop staring at him lol oops

    kim‏ @unicornfeather 16h16 hours ago
    @DavidArchie you were incredible tonight! Thank you for coming back to Utah 😊

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  34. Al says:

    kimk, you fun trouble, girl. kimk for president! I loved reading your posts. I haven’t been on here in a while, and I haven’t watched many of the videos. I know, I’m a bad fan. Lol. But I know what you’re saying because years ago it was quite obvious to anyone who had a strategic bone in their body and would attempt to make a popstar out of David that he did not want to play along in those games. And that was something I think most fans who wanted him to be a bigger star had to just learn and accept over time. I’m sure his handlers and his record label were quite frustrated to no end that he would not embrace the teen hearthrob label. And then he went on his Mission, and I think it just got “worse.” Lol. Or better, depending on your perspective. Sometimes he looks now like he’s 26 going on 40. But I did like his look the other day, I can’t remember where, with the hair was a little bit less helmet-like lol and he wasn’t wearing all black. Trust me though, anyone who thought they could make him into what they wanted to make him into is long gone by now because David is David. He’s not going to conform to popular custom or to any other form foisted upon him that would otherwise make him more attractive to his base audience. Personally, I think he could’ve been a little more cooperative while still maintainin his values, but that’s not a judgment that I care to make or should be making. He’s a great guy, he’s obviously happy, and so happy are we for him. It’s always fun to speculate and to chitchat about what might’ve been, what could’ve been and why it did or didn’t happen, and I don’t think that’s being disloyal at all either. That’s just natural because we are interested in him. He’s been a part of our lives for a decade now. Wow!

  35. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ~ Higher Ground – Don’t You Worry Child ~ Layton

    David sure goes for it that is for sure

    • Ali says:

      Wow, love that video! David has definitely been going for it on this tour! I’ve seen more moving around stage, more dancing, more jumping, more hunkerdowns, move all-in than I’ve seen certainly since the mission and possibly from him ever. Definitely with more confidence than I’ve ever seen from him. It’s been pretty awesome to see, even on video.

      I feel like he’s really coming into himself. I seems like several things are coming together for David now, in his craft and possibly personally too. Loving it. 🙂

      • kimk says:

        best part.. the twirls!

        • Ali says:

          ha, love love love those!

          And super excited my comment posted! I’ve been trying to post for days. So appreciate FOD and commenters keeping us updated on all the concert happenings 🙂 🙂 🙂

  36. bobanna says:

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Fathers Day celebrating the Papas in your life!

  37. Moelita says:

    Dang it.

  38. kimk says:

    good morning guys.. new thread!

  39. Alwaysafan says:

    Testing to see if I need to comment to see current posts

  40. Jo says:

    Trying again

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