The Gift of the Recap, Shelley’s heartfelt letter to @davidarchie, Song Sung Yellow, Pretty in Pink Lemonade, Chillin’ with Arthur

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The Gift of the Recap

Shelley has been very generous in not only sharing pictures and vids of her concert adventures, but also recaps.  Shelley has said on many occasions she is blessed to have gone to a number of Orion Shows, with various friends and family members.  And we are pleased as punch at FOD to post them!

Recaps take time.  Recaps require you to un-vortex yourself from your concert experience and explain it in a way others understand.  It’s not easy.  We seek concert recaps and are very appreciative to all of you who have stepped to share your joy, you nuggets of info, your insights, your Did-He-Really-Do-That? moments.  That vast majority reading recaps have not gone to concerts this tour and, together with pictures and vids, this is the closest thing to being there.  


It is now Tuesday June 27th ~ the day before David’s Denver show at the Soiled Dove Underground. (It is really underground too) When I got off work I came home and took a nap for an hour before I had to pick up Shirley and Heather from the airport in Denver. On my way to the airport I stopped at Starbucks and a very nice person paid for my drink.(I will pay it forward somehow) I finally picked up Shirley, it was so awesome that she and Heather came for the show. Shirley is from Utah, and Heather is from central California. Heather finally arrived!! YAY!! We decided to go check out the Soiled Dove. It is a restaurant and a tavern. Underneath it was the venue.

There were pictures at the restaurant all over the walls of people that have played there. (I hope David’s picture will go up there.) We ate dinner and was talking to the waitress about the show. She said she works at a radio station too and they play David’s music often. We went to my house after, it was pretty late when we got there. It was so fun to have them there. The next day we got up and got ready yo head to Denver. (it was maybe a little over an hour drive) Before going to the venue we stopped at Edible Arrangements to pick up 3 boxes of chocolate covered strawberries for David and the crew.

We met up with Lisa and her daughter and decided to go to The Native Foods Cafe about an hour or 2 after David posted he ate there.(You know we always have to go check out where David eats) lol. It is a vegan cafe with pretty good food. Kind of a little whole in the wall. They had watermelon juice that was really good. After dinner we went back to the venue and waited around. We saw Amber and Emily doing Amber’s Instagram live, haha. While we were in line there was a lady there that was saying her brother worked with David in trying to get him to come to the Colorado State fair right after he won Star Search. He was all set to be there, but that’s when his vocal cord gave out so he could not sing. Interesting little tibit there.

Finally after standing in line in the heat we got to go in. It was super exciting. David was singing at the piano when we walked in. I had no idea that place was so small. It was a VERY cozy little venue with amazing sound quality when David talked and sang. He counted everyone to make sure everyone was there. I think he stopped at 20. It was now time to ask questions.

  • Someone asked if he was able to do any sight seeing while in Colorado. He said not a lot this time but he has before when he came and he has family here.
  • Annalea (my 9 year old grandaughter) asked him which music he liked better,  country or rock? LOL (She has been saying she wanted to ask him that). He said he likes soft rock, pop rock. He said that if he is listening to the radio he would probably put on country. He likes store telling country. Then he asked her what kind of music she likes and she said rock. hahaha  He asked what kind of rock and she said Christian rock. ( Her dad listens to that.)
  • Heather told him she went to the Hollywood show and asked if he would dance in Denver like he did in Hollywood for Up All Night. LOL You go Heather!! Love you!! He said he would try but he hurt his neck doing limbo in Santa Fe so he has not been moving much.
  • Veronica asked him if he ever wishes he was not famous. He said he really doesn’t and that he feels he is not too famous. He said life has been good. (YAY!!)

After questions he sang part of Running, Invincible and Fast Car. Boy his voice just resonated in that place. So amazing…the deep, pure shakiness in his voice. Ahhhhh just beautiful. After questions we were waiting to take pictures. Shannon and Veronica went before Annalea and I. (Shannon is Veronica’s best friend since 3rd grade that LOVES  David also.


I asked David about an east coast tour. He said they have to figure out the routing first. I told him his shows have all been awesome.  Annalea gave him our little gift. 2 pairs of Pokemon socks. He said we were “giving folk” after Kari told him we gave them the strawberries. lol After everyone was done taking pictures Annalea said she was going to go ask Kari if she can get a picture with her. Next thing you know we see her taking a selfie with David. LOL She told me that Kari said he would come back out and get one but she got a little busy. By the way if anyone of you has met my grandaughter, that kid is not shy at all. Her and Heather were best friends while Heather was here. She mingled with everyone.

While we were waiting there were to teenage girls at  Shirley and Annalea’s table. (This place had small round table with chairs, the ones up front were touching the stage.) The girls just had a VIP ticket and not an actual ticket to the show. Oh no!! I am so glad that I had 2 extra tickets for them by us.  Veronica and Shannon had a table touching the stage too. Every seat was a great seat because this venue was like a giant living room. Heather and I had an elevated seat that was right in the center. It felt like 3rd row elevated. When he came down the aisle everyone screamed and had a smile on their face. Again the sound in there was amazing. Maybe because it is underground?

He was pretty much on fire in Denver. ALTNOY was so good. Also He Lives in You was just….um watch the video. Wow!! One of my favorites on the EP is Invincible. I can totally relate to that song. Higher Ground was on a new level. He did do a little dancing in Up All Night. Say Me was pretty heartfelt and so was Broken. I love both of them! During Something Bout Love Heather, another girl by her and I were standing up dancing, and an older man told Heather we were the only 3 standing and he couldn’t see. Hmmmm.

David was so energetic  and we all sang it with him. He held the mic down to to Shannon and boy did she belt it out. Good job girl!! For the last several songs I stood up and danced even though I looked foolish. I think I embarrassed Veronica. I saw Shannon looking at me and telling Veronica something like “look at your mom” lol. Oh well. He ended the show with making sure he touched EVERYONE’S hand…he even came back after he started walking away.

My last show for awhile. But it was so so good. After the show we were hanging around outside. It wasn’t long until David and Kari came out. We all lined up and got our pictures taken and got some stuff signed. I thanked him for coming to Colorado and I didn’t  have to travel. I think he said something like “I know right?” I told him again that he made new fans. There was a lady that sat next to me at the show that has never seen him live. I asked her what she thought and she said he was just amazing. Not only amazing but she said he was a class act. Yes he sure is. After the show Annalea finally got her picture with Kari that she has been wanting since she met her.

Thank you David, Kari, Chad, Brady, Aaron, Jay, and even the 2 beautiful Merch girls Amber and Emily for making this tour a special and wonderful experience. Until next time. We got home around midnight and didn’t fall asleep until a few hours later. The next morning I took my wonderful friends Heather and Shirley to the airport. We had such a wonderful time! Thank you ladies!!

Shelley’s letter to David,

While I was driving home from Denver the day after your show, I was thinking about all the people on this tour that saw you froor the first time and were just in awe of you. Your talent, your character. You really are a class act in every way. Like I told you in Pocatello, you have made so many new fans on this amazing tour. At every show I would look around at everyone when you get on that stage and everyone just had a huge smile on their face the whole time. Me included. Sometimes tears of how your music affected them, me included during Broken or My Little Prayer. (Which was at the Christmas shows). You may be starting to understand why your fans love you so much and go to several of your shows. You are the kind of artist that people  should be fans of. Your music and the way you sing your music is so real and raw. People also love the fact that you gave up your music, career and everything to follow your heart to serve our Heavenly Father. That says so much about your character. Most people love that in a person. When we hear about all the “behind the scenes” things that you do, visiting sick kids or elderly people, whatever it is that you do or announce or let us know, it shows what an amazing heart that you have. You have that light that bounces onto your audience at every single show. I see it with my own eyes when I look around at other people at your shows. Thank you for sharing your light and music with us. You give us joy.

Always and forever a fan, Shelley 


And a few videos from the Denver show

Intro to Beautiful and Scars to Your Beautiful

Say Me.  β€β€β€β€β€β€β€β€


And here’s a slideshow for you to enjoy!

Everything is coming up yellow!

Feelin' the power. #anditwasallyellow

A post shared by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on

David seemed to be in Layton at the launch of Archuleta Performing Arts πŸ™‚ 

Pretty in pink, as in pink lemonade!

Ever one to support local initiatives, David stopped for a “cold one” πŸ˜‰  


Tuesday Afternoon Cartoons

Why not?  Arthur was a staple at our house.  I miss it!

David really enjoying the humor here.  Love the last shot especially!

Ending with David’s quote from


It reminds me of a favourite quote from To Kill a Mockingbird

That’s it for now, will add more throughout the day.

Enjoy the mid week milestone!

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77 Responses to The Gift of the Recap, Shelley’s heartfelt letter to @davidarchie, Song Sung Yellow, Pretty in Pink Lemonade, Chillin’ with Arthur

  1. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! A WONDERFUL Wednesday to all! πŸ™‚

    Thank you Pastel for the new post! GREAT lead off pic and quote! Shelley’s recap of the Denver show was SUPER! Many thanks to her for sharing her pics and vids….always APPRECIATED! LOVED David sharing some FUN moments….always makes you smile …or giggle! πŸ™‚

    ENJOY your day! πŸ™‚

  2. kimk says:

    Shelley thanks for the recap lol you go girl get up and dance!

    umm just figuring out the route for the east coast??? uh ohh well that is not good πŸ™
    oh well

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Hoping the venues are set, just not the road work! Like on a driving vacation…pick the spots you want to visit then figure out how to do it the easiest and cheapest way! Fingers crossed that is what he meant!

      • kimk says:

        umm looking for a route is not dates are set? most likely doesn’t even have venues yet.. yikes hope you are right πŸ™ if had to guess SLC peeps next tour. he seems to be all over the area maybe doing a little rekindle fanbase thing? last tour was great seemed to do well but don’t think it was sold out snowflake and seattle maybe? not sure just saying he seems to be working the utah area.
        right now praying for Nashville

    • Martha says:

      Here’s a route: Nashville > Phillie > New York > Boston > Atlanta > Orlando. πŸ˜‚. I’m sure I left out some haha. Another play on words. My mother used to do that.

  3. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone! A new Hello for a New Thread πŸ˜€

    Found out my Thyroid Nodule is Benign, WOO-HOO! πŸ˜€
    Just wanted to Thank You All sooooo MUCH for your prayers
    & good thoughts, means so much to me! Love & (((HUGS)))! πŸ˜€
    Still need to look at possible surgery to get 1/2 my thyroid out, but
    at least I don’t have to have the whole thing taken out.

    Well, gotta go, Take Care All! I will check in later πŸ˜€

    Hello back to Va Beach & Kim, from the previous thread πŸ˜€

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  5. GrammyJ says:

    Yeah, it doesn’t sound like David will be announcing east coast dates any time soon if he doesn’t have the route figured out. My guess is next year sometime, but who knows. David went from going at breakneck speed before his mission to a turtle pace after the mission. Oh, well at least I have figured out that I need to not expect too much and then be pleasantly surprised at what transpires. His June tour was great and so was his new music. New EP hopefully in August.

  6. angelbymyside says:

    Hi folks! πŸ˜€

    Love reading Shelly’s concert recaps!

    Beth ~ Fantastic news about your thyroid! πŸ˜€

    Martha ~ I like your East Coast route plan!

    I would be more than willing to volunteer my services to plan an East Coast route πŸ˜‰ . David, come to Philly / NJ / MD / NY !!

    I guess it won’t be much longer until we get some news on the next EP release. We’re almost at mid-July!

    • Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

      Thank You Maureen, you’re so sweet πŸ˜€ Hey, by the way, can you
      ask David to swing by Minnesota on his way to the East Coast? Thanks! πŸ˜€

  7. Oinkiers says:

    Good evening. I know it’s been a while since I have comment. Just letting you all know I’m still here. Just adjusting to a different life. 😊 every is great for now. Just one step at a time, moving forward hope all is well with you.

  8. missbianca says:

    Another FoD post chock-full of Davidy goodness. I haven’t been able to see the lemonade photo anywhere, not on my phone or my PC. Sigh. I am falling behind in tech savvy.

    Shelley: she photographs, videos, recaps, and MORE. My nominee for Angel of the Year. <3 <3

    So they're figuring out the route for the east coast (this is a bigtime yay!). I wonder how that is done. With cities and venues and dates and travel routes it seems to me to be quite a puzzle.

  9. kimk says:

    nothing doing.. been watching videos new JLo popped up she sings in Spanish like the song a lot. oh and JLo geez smoking David singing Contigo gave me hope..

    #5 on Trending
    Jennifer Lopez – Ni TΓΊ Ni Yo (Official Video) ft. Gente de Zona

  10. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

  11. Alwaysafan says:

    That Instagram pic with David getting lemonade doesn’t come in for me, just a blank square, I was able to click on it though and got to Instagram and see it there.

  12. TaterZen says:

    Lovin’ the love letter, Shelley! Thanks for all you do for the rest of us.

  13. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Thursday! πŸ™‚

  14. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    good morning Judy πŸ™‚

    Oinkiers hi hope you are doing well!! πŸ™‚

    very quiet again.. maybe David went back to Nashville no wedding.. dunno maybe Kari was in Utah to film another music video? guessing around the beginning of August some new music will be released? was it I’m Ready the new single maybe a video for it? his sisters from IG stories seem to be roaming around having fun wherever they moved to
    whatever David is doing hope he is having fun

  15. kimk says:

    Shelley‏ @Shell_eeeyyy 13h13 hours ago
    David Archuleta – Higher Ground – 6/28/17 – Denver via @YouTube

    this is why I am still here.. going to kill me yet again no concerts to go to if that is the case but hey thank goodness for videos.

  16. kimk says:

    πŸ™‚ Shelleys comments about getting up dancing.. guy in the back saying to sit down.. family giving the stink eye.. ha why I will never bring my family. why I want to go to a real GA not one that looks like a living room. I never sit all that much any way wouldn’t like it. kind of always think couch potato disease will set in. πŸ˜†

  17. Miss Vicki @DA2014 says:

    Hey all…just a quick note to let you know I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth….still on vacation in Florida….hubby challenged me to have a social media break for a while while we were on vacay….haven’t read anyone’s posts since last week….have there been any East coast concert dates announced yet????? Gotta run….off to Disney today…..Might be able to check in later tonight……Miss Vicki

  18. Miss Vicki @DA #2014 says:

    Hey all…just a quick note to let you know I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth….still on vacation in Florida….hubby challenged me to have a social media break for a while while we were on vacay….haven’t read anyone’s posts since last week….have there been any East coast concert dates announced yet????? Gotta run….off to Disney today…..Might be able to check in later tonight……Miss Vicki

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Hey Miss Vicki! LOVE Disney World!! Have a blast! NOTHING HAPPENING! Unless… David had a sandwich for lunch but had fruit instead of fries! He was proud of himself! lol Only David!

    • sydnie says:

      Have a fabulous time Miss Vicki!

  19. Miss Vicki @DA #2014 says:

    computer’s acting up….sorry for the double post!!!! Miss Vicki

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  21. sydnie says:

    Hey guys “Crush” is a beast & the gift that’s keep on giving now over 65 mil views and still many comments & relatable to everyone WooHoo!

  22. sydnie says:

    Pastel another wonderful post! Thanks so much for posting Shelley’s letter to D & concert experience how awesome is the fabulous Shelley, can’t thank her enough for all her support for D over the years & all that she’s done for us fans! 😍
    More new music just around the corner eeeepp I’m excited about the possibility of east coast concerts!

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  27. kimk says:

    good morning folks.. nothing doing that I can tell.

  28. kimk says:

    gregorie john ranin‏
    At 1st glance i thought it is @DavidArchie I almost did a happy dance, @benchtm Bring back @kariontour ‘s Team!!! πŸ™‚

  29. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone!
    Stopping by to wish y’all a Fantastic Friday πŸ˜€

    Hoping for some new music info sooooon!

    Gotta go, will check in later, Take Care All! πŸ˜€

  30. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! A FANTASTIC Friday to all! πŸ™‚

    Sure is quiet! We know David had a sandwich for lunch yesterday and chose fruit instead of fries! lol. What will be the next music news? When and what is the question! Hope he’s ENJOYING his down time, but at the same time hope it’s relatively short! I know, NOT PATIENT! πŸ™‚

    ENJOY your day! πŸ™‚

  31. GrammyJ says:

    David’s sisters moved to Provo, Utah. I assume Jazzy will go to BYU in the fall. Amber was asking people to recommend jobs in Provo. Not sure what David is doing since the day he was watching TV with his mom. Hopefully getting ready to release his EP.

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Good morning GrammyJ! Would LOVE if things got started again….Wish for some dates….something to look ahead to! LOVE COUNTDOWNS! πŸ™‚

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