SATURDAY UPDATE: July 8, 2017
Sandy & Phil from Hawaii!
Rockin’ the scruff and eating lunch at the airport – best guess is the Seattle Airport (SEATAC) based on the windows – when people start recognizing David, some friendly Hawaiians ask him “Are you famous?” 😀
Sandy & Phil have joined the ranks of Tollbooth Betty as David continues making friends at airports around the globe!
I’m thinking David meeting a couple from Hawaii in the airport is indeed a plan in disguise – some say everything happens for a reason, so David, you need to get on a plane and head to Hawaii soon! 🙂
Thanks to Joanie for capturing David’s IG story and archiving it to a YT vid!
— Joanie S (@suttygal) July 8, 2017
David took to social media and confirmed that he had indeed visited Switzerland after the Orion Tour ended. He went to attend a friend’s wedding. He commented on his philosophy re: learning about different religions and faiths, and how it leads to better understanding among people – there are a ton of comments on his post – the majority are really positive so go read them and maybe add a comment of your own!
David’s IG Comment:
This is the LDS temple in Bern, Switzerland. I had the chance to be here for a few days this week after finishing the Orion tour to accompany dear friends of mine for some special things—including a marriage ceremony. In LDS temples the marriage ceremony is different. Rather than “Til death do you part” the words are “for time and for all eternity.” Mormons believe that families can be together forever, and who we are is so much more than starting just on our birthday and ending here with our death date. It expands to who we were before then and who we are after.
If you know a Mormon or ever come across Mormon missionaries, you’ll probably hear about this when they talk about the Plan of Salvation (or plan of happiness). It’s one of the things I got to teach people for 2 years in Chile as a missionary. I’m grateful for the peace I feel here at temples, and the time I got to spend with my friends as I supported them in Switzerland. If you want to know more about what I’m talking about, you can check out Mormon.org and look up the beliefs.
I know a lot of things are said about my beliefs, but there’s no better way to learn the truth about someone or a religion than to talk to someone of that faith or go to the source. A lot of fears and misunderstandings get cleared and we can gain more respect for each other. I’ve loved getting to go with band members and crew of other beliefs to a catholic mass, hear a baptist sermon, hike or drive up a mountain and do some meditation, or attend a mosque during time of prayer.
You gain so much more appreciation and love for others when you understand where someone comes from. So next time you see a Mormon or a Mormon missionary, you can tell them I told you to say hi and ask something about what us Mormons believe. 😉 #Switzerland #Bern #LDS #Mormon #ontheroad #beliefs #learnsomethingnew #family
Angela’s Pics from the Troubador
Here are a few new vids I found on You Tube!
Solamente Tu is David singing in Spanish, and based on the tag, this vid is from some time ago, but she just found it on her phone and uploaded it. Does anyone know where this vid was taken?
Solamente Tu (credit: Erika Heredia)
Beautiful/Scars to Your Beautiful – Safford AZ(credit: Shyanne Renee)
Orion Tour June 2017 – Flipagram (credit: skigirlsc)
It’s been a fun week covering the last show of the Orion Tour in St. Louis, MO, his appearance at the Lions Club International Convention and following all of David’s antics on social media!
While I do hope he takes some time off to relax and recharge, he does have an EP to release! I hope he continues to post IG stories, tweets and IG posts to keep us informed and of course, entertained.
Thank you for the Orion Summer Tour David, it was amazing – just like you!
Say (Swiss) Cheeeeese!
Such a happy smile! What is David doing in Switzerland? Everyone thought he was taking a break fishing at the pond lol!
Is David In Switzerland?
This IG post showed up online today – thanks to @DavidUniverse for sharing it! It looks like a recent pic, but we’re not 100% sure. It’s fun to think that David finished the Orion Tour then hopped on a plane and flew over to Switzerland! He sure deserves a vacation and some rest and relaxation!
Road Trip ~ Bend & Portland Oregon
~ From Shelley
Yesterday we shared Shelley’s road trip memories from Spokane to Layton, and now we take a trip even further back down memory lane all the way to Oregon! Bend and Portland to be exact! So grab a drink and some snacks and settle in!
As you all know, Veronica and I went on a 2 week road trip to Oregon and Washington. It was a vacation for us with a few David shows in the mix 😊 We left for Seattle on June 1, stayed with my very sweet Shirley in Utah on the way for a night. We went to Seattle for a few days before heading to out first concert in Bend Oregon.
In Bend we met up with Jana, Kalei, Shirley, and Cheryl. There were really no other fans that we knew at that show. We did meet a fellow named Meekoh. He was a young singer that has been putting out music. He really likes David, and he was looking at his poster out front of the theater, and said he would try to go and post a Facebook live to try and get people to come to David’s show. Kari ended up giving him tickets. She is so awesome!
So at the VIP there were only 10 of us. We all got to ask him a question on a paper that Kari gave us as we were going in. I asked if he has ever been to Red Rocks in Colorado. (Hoping he will do a show there someday) He said he has never been there. Veronica’s question was …when can we meet your girlfriend – which he conveniently skipped lol! Jana told him welcome to Oregon, (she lives there) and asked him what he likes most about it. He said he loves that it is so beautiful and green. I do too. Oregon is very green and just amazing.
Kalei: I asked David if we could expect to see his dance moves in future music videos – he said Aloha! Then asked if I had come from Hawaii – umm yes lol! He then started a convo about visiting Crater Lake yesterday, and I told him I tried to also, but the road was blocked with snow and he proceeded to explain the alternate entrance you had to use which was over an hour drive away! He then asked if I would be around tomorrow, that I should definitely visit – I told him I was going to Sacramento and he laughed and said Oh! You’re going to Sacramento! He didn’t answer the original question, and Kari said “Answer the question!” and he said “What was the question?” and looks at the card – then says Oh! I thought it was about Crater Lake! 😀
His eventual answer was that he wasn’t “dancing” it was “movement” to the music and that he didn’t dance (*insert awkward dance move here). He clearly proved THAT wrong in the later concerts when he cut loose and showed off his moves to Up All Night!
He sang Fast Car by Tracy Chapman which was super good. And he also sang Invincible. (I feel like that song speaks right to me.) Then we got our pictures taken and got to talk to him for awhile. We got all of our stuff signed. The venue people gave us each a promo poster and we got them signed. As he was talking to us, he was be-bopping all around to the music that was playing which was fun to see.
So now it is showtime! All of the songs on his EP are so good live. And all the covers and throw back songs were amazing. The Lion King song is very intense. I love the way he sings that, and of course Up All Night is one of his best songs in my opinion. Higher Ground is a super feel good song that he slays every time he sings it.
Say Me – Bend, OR (credit: ShelleyFOD)
He Lives In You – Bend, OR (credit: ShelleyFOD)
Invincible – Bend, OR (credit: ShelleyFOD)
The first show of this amazing Orion Tour (for us) was amazing and I got to see old friends which made it better. I was hoping Jana would be able to go to the Portland show but she had to work later than she would have hoped, but I am so glad I got to see her. She has been here since the beginning supporting David.
After the show, we got a picture with 2 of the most sweetest merch gals ever – Amber and Emily. We took a pic of our little fan group before saying goodbye. Kalei, Shirley and Cheryl were headed for the Sacramento show the next day. Veronica and I were headed for Cannon Beach for Veronica’ surfing lessons which was so much fun. We went and stayed at an amazing hotel right on the beach.
Then on June 9th we headed to Portland for our second Oregon show. Being in Portland really made me think about Jennifer Barry a lot. She is the amazing David fan that has done so much. She lost her life 2 years ago in a car accident. I really thought about going to see if we could visit her son who now has cancer. But I thought that would be weird so we didn’t.
At the Portland show there were a lot more fans that we knew. The VIP for that show was sold out, so there were 40 people. The VIP was awesome! Of course Veronica wrote the same question as the one in Bend that he skipped. “When can we meet your girlfriend” lol David answered it this time. He was kinda saying he does not have a girlfriend anymore but when he gets another one he would let us know haha!
I asked him if he were a superhero which one would he be. He said Captain America because he always tries to do the right thing. (of course he would 😇. BTW that was my daughter Angelica’s favorite show as a kid. ~Captain America) Nancy or Deb from Canada asked him if he ever feels like busting out a dance move at weddings or something lol, and how was it to learn the Up All Night Dance Moves? He said he learned over skype and just had a few days to learn it. He said he did not really consider it dancing lol. While we were taking our pictures David confessed to Veronica that he might have a girlfriend – which we already knew right? 😉 Which is amazing news in my book.
Higher Ground – Portland, OR (credit: ShelleyFOD)
Beautiful/Scars to Your Beautiful-Portland, OR (credit: ShelleyFOD)
Glorious – Portland, OR (credit: ShelleyFOD)
The End – Portland, OR (credit: ShelleyFOD)
I have to say the Portland show was so energetic and David was absolutely on fire. He did not sing Say Me though, which was a bummer. Everyone screamed and cheered and completely showed him the love. It was so fun to see everyone that we knew. After the Portland show we hung around to check out Multnomah Falls which was breathtaking. David and all the other traveling Archie’s did the same. So our next show is in Spokane WA which was about a 6 hour drive. I will do a recap of that in another post as this recap is super long lol!
If you read yesterday’s post, you know that Shelley and Veronica continued their adventures through Spokane all the way to Layton! The last stop on their Orion Tour vacation was their home state of Denver, Colorado! If we’re lucky, we’ll get a recap of that show too! Thanks again Shelley for taking us along on this wonderful journey across Oregon!
— Joanie S (@suttygal) July 6, 2017
Chad giving Brady a run for his money!
— C H A D / TRUMAN (@ChadTrumanMusic) July 6, 2017
This photo was shared by Reid Williams who commented on David’s FB that after the St. Louis show, David took time to get on the van to greet wheelchair-bound fans and take pics with them – his light shines through these acts of kindness.
Another fun recap from Shelley! Nothing like a David concert road trip and concerts with friends! Sad that the Orion Summer Tour is over, but excited for the new EP – which should be debuting in July (per David who said he wanted to release it earlier than August). Then hopefully an announcement of future shows for the next leg of the tour.
What will the name of his next EP be? He gave us a hint – that’s it’s the name of another constellation… any guesses? Could it be Perseus – the Champion/Rescuer who killed the Gorgon Medusa? Or Centaurus teacher of medicine, music and hunting? Let us know what you think! All I know is that David said the EP would include I’m Ready and three retro grooving songs that we can move to – can’t wait!