David Archuleta FANS inspire, Nor-Cal Archies Meet-Up, Dreaming of Parachutes and Airplanes, Just Keep on Movin’, Marcella needs your help! Buying Bench, Gwen’s poem, September Vids


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– photoedit hannedenmark

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“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”

Kathryn Stockett, The Help


Best line in the book. Thank you to Katie @kt7 for the inspiration!

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Nor-Cal Meet Up!

This past weekend, a group of dedicated fans in Northern California had a special meet-up to celebrate all things David, especially BEGIN. !    This was no ordinary meet-up, there was a program and special gifts created for David.  I have been told a write-up is coming to FOD with all the details, so I don’t want to spoil it by posting all the great pics until we have a story that brings it all together!  Until then, drool over the creativeness of these fans in the fan gifts.  I’m blown away by the creativity!  And that includes all the fans who get together, wherever they may be, and find ways to celebrate and support one of their favourite artists!

Next time, how about a meet up/skype-with-those-in-colder-climates lol!  Thank you Robin (@peace_hoabinh) for posting these on twitter!  We’ll post the entire article when it’s ready!

LOOK AT THE LITTLE NOTES on those gift bags!!!  Can’t wait to read the story!

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Add PandA to the Want-to-hear-it-live list!

That would be Parachutes and Airplanes.  This song has sooooo grown on me on the TOSOD album.  I used to just click >> when the track came one.  No longer.

The only live PandA to date!  More! More in #DA2014 🙂

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Just Keep On Movin’, Mr. Archuleta

Love this brand spankin’ new vid from QuinnBlairWaldorf .  Everyone in the comments is begging for a longer vid next time, me included.  No pressure Jasmine 🙂

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Message from Marcella!

You know her as @0o0bluedots0o0, and she’s creating again!  Please help her out if you can!

 Hey FOD!

 It’s Marcella here! I’m working on this huge project and am looking for footage from the 2009 CFTH tour. I mostly need David’s talking, intros, and band intro from the MGM Grand show he did. I will also accept any other footage from the cfth tour. If fellow Archies are willing to donate some clips, they can send me download links or youtube links via msg on youtube. My youtube username is 0o0bluedots0o0, I will credit everyone who donates footage once I’m done, and i am really hoping that ppl will contribute! Can’t wait to share my surprise with you all once i finish! THANKS!

Here is one of Marcella’s vids, for those who may not have seen any!  Very creative!

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Still available!

Thanks @violet4ever for the reminder!  These shirts fit snugly, so I highly recommend going up a size!

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And a few September vids…..

Yesterday I posted a whack of September pix.  I thought I would match that with just a few less well known September vids.

With Brooke White, Michael Johns and Benton Paul in Sept. 2009.  David seems a bit reluctant to take any of the limelight, but he broad-sides us with this final note here.  Nice one!

“I could take requests, sort of, of the songs that I know”.

Priceless interview and A Thousand Miles in Sept. 2010

Interview at BryanStars in Wichita, Kansas.  This interview oscillated between incredibly strange and awkward (“and old, middle aged lady …. tries to kiss my face”)  and incredibly funny (I NEED a “where’s a girl, where’s a girl GIF!).  David was not well for this concert; so much was crammed into a short span of days.  Still, David was gracious as usual.

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Sixth month poem

A reflection from Gwen…

Mr. D


Lovely Gwen, thanks for sending this in!

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For your viewing pleasure….

A plethora of David Archuleta pictures are coming in.  Thanks Martha (@mlpb3) for so many of these finds!

First was sent in by Shelby, from  peacelovedavid‘s tumblr 🙂

Original Credit goes to?

From @missitii91 .  David in blue with a great quote!

Amazing gifs from @SamLouiseG (ohnopurple tumblr).  Great inspirational words!

From ohmyheckdavidarchie tumblr.  I love going to this site, and listening to snippets from BEGIN., especially SOWK.

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“They are real Go-Getters….I’m really blessed to have my fans”

Ever need a reminder of why you are here?  Among the fun and loudness of the Red Carpet at the TCA’s, David gets calm, collected and serious and delivers yet another arrow into the heart 🙂

Have a great Tuesday!

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258 Responses to David Archuleta FANS inspire, Nor-Cal Archies Meet-Up, Dreaming of Parachutes and Airplanes, Just Keep on Movin’, Marcella needs your help! Buying Bench, Gwen’s poem, September Vids

  1. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 181st day!!! Fabulous post, Pastel!!!
    The top pic alone could already made my Tuesday!
    Awesome souvenirs from the NorCal get-together….I’m jealous!
    PandA is a great song….heard it live in Anaheim….so good!
    OMJ, that pic from peacelovedavid tumblr is exquisite……the chiseled face….so gorgeous!
    WOWZA on that last notes David did in that Proud Mary number!….He has a way of ending each song with a bang!

  2. kimk says:

    Good morning folks.. Happy Tuesday!!!

    Pastel thank you.. love that pic of him at that charity event.
    dang that boy is just TOO GORGEOUS!!!

  3. sarahhazel says:

    Watched the old vid of David singing Angels that Wil posted on the last thread…..then got lost in the other old ones after that…LOL….I guess he’s already got good training on screaming fangirls and standing O’s from the beginning….
    People have seen his great potential ever since.

  4. sarahhazel says:

    We’ve seen this before but just because……here’s I’ll Be (again) from the school talent show…..(cute, but I prefer the tight jeans….haha)

  5. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol so true.. no matter how hard he tries to hide it too.

  6. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    Can’t wait to to read the write up and the pictures from the meet up, look like fun.
    Happy to see that Bench Nandito Ako tshirt still available online, because it’s no longer available in Bench stores in the Philippines, so if you like it, you have to be fast, it’s only limited stocks.
    When I see David face, my stress gone away lol, because David is sunshine.

  7. Jhen says:

    David improved a lot in dressing up, he is no longer the big clothing and big jeans lol, which he said he was hiding, because he is little lol, I like how he dress up now, tight fitting tshirt, well fitted jeans.

  8. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–non-David: how did the AI concert go in Manila? Was it only 1 night?

  9. sarahhazel says:

    Just realized that old David clip was when he was 15….and the following year he would be auditioning for AI7….(with less baggy pants and a better-looking spiked hair….haha..)

  10. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–amazing how he’s remained so well-grounded and humble….

  11. sarahhazel says:

    Also noticed on the old Angels and I’ll Be clips that he has the slight hunkerdowns going on there already…..LOL….I guess practice makes perfect!

  12. cq#DA2014 says:

    Winner Tuesday post Pastel, tks.
    Hoping that David had a good day off yesterday and was able to connect with family and Kari.

  13. Jhen says:

    sarah- yes, 1 night only for AI 11, according to my friend who watched it, I was sold out, and the media love Hee Jun, because he is funny and crazy lol, but many fans like Colton aside from Jessica. Jessica still in Manila because she is promoting Bench.

  14. Jhen says:

    * it was sold out

  15. angelbymyside says:

    Hello everyone 🙂

    Just got caught up on the last thread.

    Thanks Pastel for today’s great post.

    Wil ~ Thanks for sharing that video on the last thread of David singing Angels. I liked seeing him smile when the crowd started screaming for him….just a taste of things to come.

    I must say those No-Cal fans went all out on their fan gathering. Fabulous gifts for all those who attended. Just love that candle!

  16. kimk says:


    Drake Dean ‏@deandraker
    Dez Duron looks like David Archuleta on steroids.


  17. kimk says:

    by the way it is @DezDuran on twitter.. oh yeah I followed him last night.
    probs why I liked him.. sang great, soulful and looks like David!

  18. cq#DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel,to me it seems that hunkerdowns were more present before his vocal problem. Maybe I’m wrong, but it really seems like he was getting it back into songs in the last couple of years.
    Those golden cords are getting somewhat of a rest, so I’m thinking that when he returns to singing in 2014, those golden vocol cords will be ready to completely WOW the world, lol.

  19. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    Good Morning all ♥ Just stopping by to wish each of you a lovely Tuesday. Thanks Pastel for another great post ~I’m so inspired by all the fan videos shared ~ next best thing until David returns.

    Reading Maureen’s comment about David smiling during his Angels performance at age 14/15 ~ I noticed that right away too. I remember when one of the judges on Idol said how special it is for an artist to smile during a song…David is a master~sets him apart.

  20. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, Dez Duron is good, but to me, he is no David Archuleta. Not David sounding, imo. Doesn’t have that unique tone.

  21. Jhen says:

    the gifs from SamLouise reminds me how he did all his best in Nandito Ako, he got frustrated in the beginning of shoot too, because it was his first time to do acting, he couldn’t do it right and kinda nervous, but you know , David never give up, as time past by, he getting better and better in his acting. I think he surprise himself how far he exceed his expectation. He put into action his inspirational words.

  22. angelbymyside says:

    Just watched the youtube of Jordin Pruitt’s blind audition on The Voice. I don’t even remember her. When did she open for David?

  23. Jhen says:

    cq- yes, I agree Dez Duron not sounds like David, but he is good.

  24. kimk says:

    lol think it is more the way Dez looks..
    he is a hunk.

  25. kimk says:

    angel she opened for David right before David opened for Demi.
    she had a good voice as I remember and think her performance last night was a little tense.. maybe nervous?
    hope she does ok.
    interesting didn’t know you could be kind of famous to go on The Voice.

  26. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ I remember her name but couldn’t remember when she opened for David. I agree she was a little shaky last night. She certainly doesn’t have a powerful voice though.

  27. Good Morning Everyone. just checking in before i go to work. Great post Pastel, thank you for your time on it. Sarahhazel i loved your tumbler at 7:54 it looked like David was breathing. Dez Duron, sings pretty good. Of course i’m partial to a certain young man named David Archuleta.
    Jhen, you are still up Hi!!!.

  28. sarahhazel says:

    Dez is cute…..David is 10X cuter……Dez sings good…..David sings 100X better. 🙂

  29. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ Remember when Frenchie Davis who once was on American Idol went on The Voice? She went pretty far on The Voice if I remember correctly.

  30. A Fan says:

    I always thought that David should have gone the R&B route because I definitely think that his Voice is so suited for that genre. I know that David can sing everything based on his range. But his Voice sounds sooooooooooo smooth in R&B with a little Jazz. It sets him apart vocally and his voice just flows. I just hope when David returns he will let that inter latin soul come through which I know he really can own. JMHO. Also I know David singing the song that D Duron sang on the Voice David would really kill that song. Maybe as he grows into himself. Wishing…………….lol

  31. kimk says:

    Katie Tekulve ‏@kt7
    @DavidArchie @kariontour Seems a little silly,you think I’d know better-I had a little angst against for Forevermore because it was rushed..

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @kt7 he does not take anything lightly especially recording!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @kt7 if it had been up to the producers/label they were happy after his 2nd and 3rd take but it was D that wanted it to be the best he could

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @kt7 with the time we had & he did it over and over again. Sometime 15 times or more. Even going back in to re-record a few on an off day.

  32. sarahhazel says:

    A Fan–I second that!

  33. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–OMJ….good thing he didn’t lose his voice….he’s such a perfectionist that way.

  34. kimk says:

    A Fan ‘grows into himself’.. ahh. would love for him to do R&B too one day.
    also thinking his journey into all he will be is pretty great too.. lol it
    might end up we really get the phonebook the next 10 years.

  35. A Fan, Wishes do come true sometimes. Wish all you want LoL!

  36. kimk says:

    sarahhazel he has a good attitude about his craft/life.. will do him well.

  37. A Fan says:

    My wish when David gets back is that he connects with someone that can write/produce a song and give him his sound that will make David shine in the US. I know that David wrote with some awesome writers but he need to hook up with someone more mainstream that he is comfortable with that can produce a song that is current for today’s market and make Davids voice front and center on the song so that non fans will stand up and take notice. And hopefully with a lot of RadioPlay.

  38. angelbymyside says:

    David always gives 100%…he is the perfectionist and I love that about him! 😀

  39. sarahhazel says:

    A Fan–I love that wish….I’m with ya on that!

  40. sarahhazel says:

    Abby. ‏@abby_DA


  41. Good morning sarahhazel, kimk, Jhen, cq, angelbymyside, Marylee and FOD! Hope you’re having a GREAT DAY! Thanks Pastel for the SUPER post! The lead off pic by HanneDenmark is STUNNING! Thanks to Robin for sharing the pics of the Nor-Cal fan gifts! WOW! LOVE the candle too…angelbymyside! THANKS to all for their pics, vids and creativity!

    On a side note…Finally got to watch DWTS with my Granddaughter this morning! Voted for Apolo and Helio in their respective seasons…WOW! Will give me something to be excited about for the next couple months for sure!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY everyone! 🙂

  42. A Fan Good wish!!!! I’m with you.

  43. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    hi everyone
    have a great Tuesday
    thanks Pastel another great post, just don’t know how you guys keep finding so much “David stuff” you are truly brilliant!!!! xxx

  44. A Fan says:

    Just want to say based on my two other comments. I love all of David’s CD’s and have been a fan since Idol. I think he has a beautiful voice and it bothers me @ times that he does not get the recognition he so deserves. I would just like to hear him on the Top 40 radio. It annoys me that artists less talented get radio play because they have a catchy song with a good beat however no voice. Hoping David when he returns will be more open to having a hit song and not saying it doesnt matter because once you get that recognition you can write your own ticket. . JMHO.

  45. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, VaBch & granny Lyn!

  46. kimk says:

    lol the Archugrowl IS hot!

  47. Kimk, yes it is!. At least i hope he’s getting to rest his voice for a while. I know he sings there, but not as intense as he does in concerts. I don’t know how he doesn’t strain the one good vocal chord. He doesn’t have his throat Dr there to give him a check up. But i guess if ayone know about his vocal chords its him. I’m sure he knows how to rest them.
    There i go again. I ask a question and then i answer myself. I do that all the time.

  48. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–LOL….I’m guessing he vocalizes as much as he can over there…..too much voice rest is also bad for a singer….gotta keep those chords of musical strength in shape!

  49. sarahhazel says:

    Earl Beatrice ‏@Yabeee03

    Please stop looking at me @DavidArchie. I’m melting hahaha :))) http://pic.twitter.com/dy1Yd7kA

  50. Jhen says:

    I appreciated Forevermore album even more now that I know how much effort he did to this album. I think the same with Begin. I know he did the all his best also.

  51. sarahhazel says:

    Sam Guevara ϟ ‏@SamLouiseG

    @DavidArchie what the heck is this face? lol

  52. Jhen says:

    There are time in Bench Fix launch that he almost lost his pitched while singing, now I know it was because of what he did, recording over and over again.

  53. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–poor thing…..worked so hard during the last few months before leaving….can’t imagine how exhausting that schedule was.

  54. Martha says:

    Never seen this before. This lady does songs in sign language for the deaf:

    To Be With You:


  55. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks….it’s nice to know there are young people out there appreciating his music.

  56. Candy says:

    Good Day Mates! Ok, dont know what brought that on…maybe reading Shannys comments from earlier. 🙂
    The picture from peacelovedavid with the blue background is all kinds of gorgeous. After four years of looking at that face one would think they would get used to how strikingly gorgeous he is…nope, hasnt happened yet, dont think it will either. Sigh, what a face!

  57. Martha says:

    Vlog while he was touring with McFly. You could tell he really likes them, though they were a little more wild than he was. A non-judgemental type of guy.


  58. angelbymyside says:

    this video is soo much clearer


    Wanna stroll down memory lane? I have a surprise video for my fellow Archies & @kariontour 🙂 READY FOR GROOVY DAVID? http://www.thedavidchronicles.com/?p=29839

  59. angelbymyside says:

    Love that video in sign language

  60. Candy says:

    Martha- Her signing is pretty good, its VERY difficult to interpret a song, one of the hardest things I had to do. In order for the average person to understand you sign in “signed english” which she is using and sign word for word. If I was signing it to my son-in-law, who is deaf, I would use American Sign language. (ASL) What makes it hard then is interpreting the meaning, as ASL doesnt use endings to words, ing, ed, are not part of the language. When my SIL sends me a text and says “I shop” its up to me to determine if he is shopping at the moment, already went, or will go. Makes for interesting conversations. 🙂

  61. kimk says:


    Sam Guevara ϟ ‏@SamLouiseG
    Can’t stay and chit-chat. Gotta wake up early to do our project! Daily Archufix:

  62. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–that face seems to look better and better as time passes by…..LOL….we’re gonna be in trouble come #DA2014!

  63. Candy says:

    Also, you would never mouth the words, when signing its a definite no-no. Your lips/mouth dont move. The deaf rely on facial expression, body language, along with the sign. But I understand why she is doing it, so anyone non deaf can understand what she is signing. It’s a beautiful language.

  64. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–that cute vlog!….so young and his speaking voice was a lot higher….few years makes a lot of difference in so many ways!

  65. Am really enjoying the conversation this morning , but have to work. So see you guys this evening. I will be lurking from work on my cell. See ya!!!!

  66. Candy says:

    bwhahahaah-Groovy David, Oh Lordy the hair!!! Loved it on the Beatles, David…not so much.

  67. Candy says:

    See you later Linda.

  68. Martha says:

    Candy – thanks for the info. My nephew’s wife signs but I really don’t know the ins and outs of it.

  69. Jhen says:

    sarah- David is superman lol, where did he got all his energy?

  70. sarahhazel says:

    I remember the major spazzfest over this….. 🙂
    ЯOТCEН (: ‏@RotcehMariex3
    I am convinced that this emoji

  71. josie says:

    A Fan~ (9:43) Amen. ITA. With both of your posts. Martha~ McFly was A LITTLE more wild? Didn’t they basically strip onstage? lol. Or maybe that was just a rumor going around…

  72. Candy says:

    Hi josie- It wasnt a rumor…stripping on stage was mild compared to what else they did! Thankfully they didn’t do any of their “McFly Gone Wild” antics when David was touring with them.

  73. Jhen says:

    Linda- I still awake watching some documentary show but will sleep now.
    bye for now Fod family

  74. Martha says:

    josie – I was being facetious, they are out of the ballpark more wild than David, but he doesn’t judge. I think Tommy McFly used to tweet him after the tour was over. They probably toned it down being around him.

  75. Candy says:

    Good Night jhen

  76. Martha says:

    Guess using wild and David in a sentence is an oxymoron.

  77. Candy says:

    Martha-LOL! Wild…he hasn’t even progressed past mild most of the time!

  78. sarahhazel says:

    G’nite, Jhen!

  79. josie says:

    Candy~ Wowww. OK. lol. Martha~Facetiousness. Got it. 🙂

  80. Candy says:

    Mundane is calling! DANG IT! BBL

  81. sarahhazel says:


  82. tami lyn :) says:

    i’m still surprised david toured with McFly! think they lit their crotches on fire one time on stage LOL!!! doesn’t get much wilder than that! 🙂

  83. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Not David related sorry, I’m looking for some good stories to talk about to my Girl Scouts about animal rescues/heroes. Contact me privately janel_woodbury at yahoo.com.

  84. kimk says:

    lol in David’s case I think it is more.. the Fans Gone Wild them him.

  85. Martha says:

    tami – rofl!

  86. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–OMH

  87. kimk says:

    tamilyn umm well that is not good if you are ever considering having children.
    but lol maybe that is a good thing.. that they should have any!

  88. Martha says:

    This almost looks like the hairdo he had in the 2006 Angels vid Wil posted yesterday:


  89. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–fans gone wild for him is right…haha!

  90. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–LOL…that hair is cute and cringe-worthy at the same time!

  91. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – its your typical Beatle haircut!

  92. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–haha…I know….but as Candy said: “Loved it on the Beatles, David…not so much.” 😆 🙄

  93. kimk says:

    oh man.. thank goodness common sense has kicked in with hairdoos and duds!!!

  94. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–can you imagine if auditioned for AI the following year with that school talent show haircut??? (wish I could photoshop that over the WOTWTC pic LOL)

  95. sarahhazel says:

    if *he* auditioned

  96. tami lyn :) says:

    kim~ that’s hilarious! kim, sarah, martha~ if that’s what went on onstage, can u even imagine what kind of hijinks went on backstage after david left??!!

  97. tami lyn :) says:

    wonder how david would do on the voice? and if all chairs would turn and if they did, who would he pick for a coach? would be interesting to know!

  98. Martha says:

    tami lyn – just a wild guess, I think he would pick Christina

  99. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–I think….a) fantastic b) Xtina…..(but she’s leaving the show….hmmm, wonder who’ll replace her?)

  100. tami lyn :) says:

    i agree he would pick christina. yeah will be interesting to see who replaces her and ceelo!

  101. TAMI – news reports say Shakira & Usher are replacing Christina & Ceelo

  102. sarahhazel says:

    jackryan–thanks for dropping by!….and thanks for the info on the Voice….
    btw, I watch your Manila concert vids almost every day. 🙂

  103. SARAH – really?! Thanks for appreciating them 🙂

  104. Candy says:

    HINT- To all eligible females(which means you are close to Davids age & single)
    Just saw a clip from a Carrie Underwood concert of a young male fan holding up a sign that said “Will you be my first kiss” Carrie called him up on stage, (he is 12) she asked “how are we going to do this”…his answer…”lip to lip” Smart young man!
    Start making those sign now Ladies!!

  105. kimk says:

    jackryan hi!

    Shakira and Usher? lol well I guess I hope that he would pic Shakira then.
    two latino hotties most likely singing together.. oh my!
    (psst not really but it sure would be omgosh kind of fun time around here!)

    if I really had to pick I would say go for Adam.. he knows what is what in the pop scene.

  106. kimk says:

    Catherine Streeter ‏@ccstreeter
    @secretkirstyn once I met David Archuleta and we talked about our fave Pokemon and I said jiggly puff and he sang the song

  107. kimk says:

    hehe.. so who thinks David is not an imaginary creature..


  108. Candy says:

    anyone else having a problem logging on or refreshing the page?

  109. kimk says:

    Candy ROFL!!!
    ha no probs getting on yet.

  110. Jackryan, I also really appreciate everything you have done for us. Thank you so much.

  111. tami lyn :) says:

    thanks jackryan !!! 🙂

  112. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–had that same problem 2 minutes ago

  113. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–he actually knows the Jiggly Puff song?…..can’t imagine how that would sound with David’s voice!….super cute!

  114. sarahhazel says:

    Wait till he comes back, girl….. 😉
    «Nicolee Torroba» ‏@NicTorroba
    Used to remember when I had a massive crush on David Archuleta omg he still looks cute tho tbh

  115. Martha says:

    JackRyan – Thank you so much for all the info you provide about David. You are important to the fanbase!

  116. Candy says:

    Woot! Friday (28th) is our six month mission anniversary! 18 Months to go. While still long, sounds much better then 24 did!

  117. Candy says:

    JR- I want to add my name to the list of those who are grateful for all you do to spoil us. Without you, and many other dedicated fans, we would miss out on so many great moments. Muchas Gracias!

  118. kimk says:

    by next Christmas we will be planning David’s homecoming!!

  119. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy

    My @DavidArchie picture of the day~ Orem Utah book signing talking to Veronica:) Trying to understand her Spanish. Lol http://pic.twitter.com/aBduhw2P

  120. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy

    RT “@CanadianArchie: “I hope you still feel my heart” @DavidArchie. ♥ Yes, yes we do. http://pic.twitter.com/coDct5OF” << Indeed!!! ❤

  121. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–don’t think I’ve seen that one before…..nice!

  122. Martha says:

    This was done for his 21st birthday:


    (There’s that hairdo in 2006)

  123. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Candy, maybe because you are on “the list”!

    Bahwaaaaaaaaaaa! Lol!

  124. kimk says:

    so which one will come home
    the mature one or the one who sing jiggly puff songs..

  125. tami lyn :) says:

    martha~ turn left. i wonder what that means? politically, physically? confusing! or as usual, does it mean nothing? lol

  126. Anita says:

    Thanks Pastel for the post! Those gifts the Northern Cal. fans made are so wonderful! Are these for the gathering coming up at Simply Thai? I guess I might just have to wait until we get all the details soon from Cal. fans! I’m jealous, LOL!!! Gwen’s poem is sweet! Great job Gwen!

    I agree that David should record alot more R&B than he does. His voice is perfect for it! Although, he does such and incredible job with Pop also, and I love how he sometimes can add a soul vibe to a Pop song, or even a Praise song like “Shout To The Lord”!

  127. Martha says:

    tami lyn – probably means nothing imo

  128. Candy says:

    ATX #DA2014-LOL-Troublemaker!! 😉

  129. ATX #DA2014 says:

    I am hoping he comes back like he left, only a tad more mature. I really enjoy what appears to be the “real David” when he just randomly sings, no matter who is around or if someone is recording him. Life is already too serious for most the most part. Maybe before he left he was 70/30 serious to playful from what we know. So 80/20 would suit me. Hope I am making sense.

  130. sarahhazel says:

    Donnary #DA2014 ‏@Donnary17

    My @davidarchie pic before I prep for school :P. Dang those eyes!!!!! http://twitpic.com/ayc0of

  131. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Candy, sorry couldn’t resist!!! LOL

  132. tami lyn :) says:

    omg just had a mini freakout lol! reading an article about taylor swift’s new song and speculation about who the song is about and pics of the men she has dated and there was one that looked like david, thought it was him at first!!! then upon further investigation found out it was stephen colleti who i have never heard of but apparently he’s a popular actor and he’s very cute like david!

  133. sarahhazel says:

    Heather ❤ DA2014 ‏@Heather_DA2014

    David pic day 30! Happy Tuesday! #DavidArchie #DA2014 http://instagr.am/p/QBCRHOwU1g/

  134. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Need everyone’s opinion, please. Sorry if this is long but have to explain first.

    Since last Christmas I have been “working on” converting two ladies at work into David fans. Well, today I believe I finally won over them! YEA! I gifted them BEGIN. when it came out and they said they really liked it. I work at an agency that helps people. One of our functions is coming up next week by hosting National Night Out. It will be for families and the elderly. The DJ has canceled on us, so management is asking us to bring music so they can play it that night.

    One of the ladies I gave BEGIN to immediately said “Why don’t you bring that kid! He is really good!” Of course I immediately said, “Well, I would love to, let me ask my manager if I could fly to Chile to get him!” (Wishing all the while I could actually do that). Of course I didn’t hesitate to volunteer my CD collection (all consisting of David’s CD’s of course!)

    So, I am asking should I only bring BEGIN, as that is the one CD I do want the 400-500 people to hear, or his first and second album as well? Maybe we will have more David fans after Tuesday night!

  135. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–David & Taylor?…..LOL….don’t think so……

  136. kimk says:

    ATX lol yup perfect sense. hope he is writing.

  137. ATX, LoL!!! you got my vote. BEGIN would be perfect IMO.

  138. Candy says:

    Atx-Bring a variety, its the spic of life you know. That way if a song doesnt appeal to some, you can offer another.

  139. sarahhazel says:

    ATX–bring them all….but if others are bringing music too, try alternating the albums with others if possible….or you can just choose the songs from each album…..that way, it won’t sound like a David “concert”…..haha…..just my suggestions…..

  140. Kalei says:

    Hi Everyone,

    Great post Pastel! Love the Go-Getters vid – he’s just too much!

    ATX – bring all your David cd’s but play BEGIN. first – you’ll probably get requests for more of his music and you’ll be prepared!

    Have a great day everyone!

  141. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks for the suggestions! Love the responses.

  142. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ATX- ditto- Bring them all. David Archuleta, The Other Side Of Down, Forevermore and BEGIN. Now I want to go. I could listen to them forever. Save the Christmas ones for Christmas party. 🙂

  143. Janel aka Nellie says:

    David’s kind of perfect. (a collective “awwwww” afterwards) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z71aGy15u04&feature=related

  144. Janel aka Nellie says:

    India blog. The young man with the ginormous heart full of love for others. Is it any wonder why we love him? hthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPc95O_vnsU

  145. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Slide show of David’s time in India. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVURh-gZVEM&feature=related

    Giving alms to the poor in secret the way we should, without want for anything in return. A shining example of how we should live our lives, giving selflessly.

  146. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Oops, first blog link didn’t work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPc95O_vnsU

  147. ATX #DA2014 says:

    SGJ – lol, you read my mind about the Christmas Albums!

  148. Janel, thanks for the India Vid. It was beautiful and so David always giving without receiving. I haven’t seen it for some time.

  149. tami lyn :) says:

    i have a big stack of Christmas CDs and david’s is definitely the best which is saying alot since my collection includes~ josh groban, andrea bocelli, tony bennett, barbra striesand, celine dion, diana krall, etc. i just listened to it today. it’s a true masterpiece and probably the most underrated CD of all time!

  150. Well i’m off tomorrow. Time to pull out all my Christmas cds. I’m getting excited for Christmas now that we have been talking about Christmas music. Guess who i’m playing first. YEP!!!! thats it.

  151. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    tami lyn – I agree wholeheartily. David’s Christmas CD is a masterpiece.

  152. tami lyn :) says:

    barbra streisand (i spelled it wrong and it was bothering me)

  153. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Looking for a David video of him singing happy birthday, as it is my sister’s birthday today. and came across this one:


  154. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Another reason why I follow David. Thanks

  155. Lucy says:

    It”s so cool that you guys have these fan lunches! I love that t-shirt that was gifted, I wish I could get one! So nice to honor David that way, I’d love to go to one but I live too far away, but I enjoy looking at the pics. I so look forward to coming to FOD everyday to see what you guys post next, and to read the comments, so wonderful to keep the David love going, I hope we can keep this up until he gets back! He is such an amazing stress reliever isn’t he? Who needs Zoloft when you have David! 🙂

  156. Candy says:

    Janel-Thank you for bringing the video from India here, he is one special, special young man. Like we didnt already know that…but its wonderful to be reminded once in a while why it is why all fell in love with him.

  157. Hi Lucy, i know what you mean i haven’t been to a get together either, but not because i was too far but because other things got in my way. I am trying to make arrangements to go to “The Sounds of David” in April of 2013. My Daughter agreed to go with me, even though shes not really a David fan, but who know, maybe i can make her one. April is a long ways off Hope things work out for us. But if there was a SoCal gathering before then i would go. I can’t miss again.

  158. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Janel- Thank you for that MKOP video. That was sweet. There is one lucky girl out there somewhere.

  159. Martha says:

    Since we saw him at 15, here’s when he was 11 on the Jenny Jones show:


  160. sarahhazel says:

    Janel–thanks for the India vids….he is truly remarkable and inspiring….that’s why we love him.

  161. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–CFTH and GCT….the best!!!

  162. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand—yes, and she has no idea she will be David’s destiny….luckiest one indeed!

  163. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hello Everyone! I read the comments on the MKOP video posted & one girl said the way David talks about girls, it makes her realize that someone can love her for who she is, flaws and all. I thought that was very sweet. I hope some guys can learn how to treat girls by Davids example too.

    I remember one story, when David was on AI, that this kid wasnt too nice to his family, that the family rarely ate together, things were very strained. Then when AI started they happened to have it on they all watched it, this kid saw how David was, that someone could be kind & decent & succeed, so he started to be nicer to his family & friends, the family started eating together, watching AI together & the kid turned himself around. Talk about making a difference. Wish I knew how they all are doing now 😀

  164. tami lyn :) says:

    pitbull!!! 🙂

  165. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    OH MY HECK, THE BEAV is going to be on DWTS, he really, really is, I can hardly stand it, I just grabbed a scissor & cut my hair like his, I have my beav t-shirt on & I can hardly wait. Geewiz, their having some guy named Pitbull on. How can they make me wait for my future hubby, my dream, my one & only??????? How can I wait, oh I cant wait, but they’re making me wait????? PLEASE, the beav where is he, omg, omg, omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant even stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    I know some are fans of the beav, thats cool, just kidding a bit, some get so excited,lol. Its cute.

  167. tami lyn :) says:

    beth~ LOL! 🙂 i’m so excited too!!!

  168. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Talking about fans, everyone in there life has been a fan of someone, gone crazy for them, do anything to meet them. I think its a right of passage, in life, to just flip for someone. Lots of variety outthere, someone for everyone to spazz over. Pretty great actually 😀

  169. Thanks for bringing the videos of David in star search. He was so confident. He didn’t seem shy to me. Wonder when he started to feel shy, i think he was probably always humble. But on AI he seemed timid & shy to me. JMO.

  170. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    tami_lyn 😆 I may be flipping the channel soon,lol.

  171. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth- What a great story. David is certainly a great role model.

  172. Candy says:

    ROTF!!! Beth-I think you have just seen the man of your dreams…Ha, or is it your nightmares….

  173. tami lyn :) says:

    omg beth don’t break justin’s little heart!! LOL!

  174. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey Linda! David isnt shy when he’s performing, but he is before & after. When he would be getting his scores, he would be very shy & when they showed him talking in film clips, he seemed shy then too. Some people who know David say he’s not so shy with them. I think he just needs to know someone, then he isnt so shy. I’m the same way.

  175. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth- 😆 😆

  176. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Linda, I was talking about his star search days.

  177. Thanks Beth, but are you really shy?? or you pulling my leg Ha! Ha! 🙂

  178. tami lyn :) says:

    at least david is in very good company with his offstage shy behavior. 2 names come to mind~ michael jackson and prince 🙂

  179. Beth, just kidding. Actually i’m shy when i don’t know someone but once we start talking it goes away. I am a little quiet though.

  180. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Candy, lol, no, not my dreams, ROTFL. Hmmm, if I had to pick a celeb crush, it would be, ummmm, Gary Sinese seems like a great guy, there’s a character on General Hospital, who seems like a good guy in real life, ummm & if David was at least 40, he’s such a good guy & I’m not too old to say, he’s a beautiful man inside & out. I mean that with all due respect 😀 Gosh, gotta think of this crush thing. I did have crushes on the Cartwright boys on Bonanza 😆

    tami_lyn, lol, no chance of that happening 😀

    supergrand 😆

  181. The Beav in DWTS? Since he auto tunes when singing, is there such a thing as auto-step in dancing? Why is he taking that route?

  182. ATX #DA2014 says:

    When did trash bags become in fashion?

  183. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thank God David did not sell out!!!

  184. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Dang it, my comment, I deleted somehow, lol.

    Linda, I’m still shy, but the older I get the less shy I am.

    Hey jackryan! I thought I would watch the beav, to be fair. He danced ok, but it looked like he was lip syncing to me. I dont care for that, like live singing. Also, would like to thank you for all you do 😀

  185. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey ATX! Me too. I appreciate listening to David, he sings live & that voice, that voice, one of a kind. Cant wait to see what he does when he gets back, it will be amazing 😀

  186. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Jackryan!!!!! TttttttttttHhhhhhhhhhAaaaaaaNnnnnnnnKkkkkkkk YOU for EVERYTHING!!!!!$$

  187. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Hey Beth love your spazzing lol

  188. josie says:

    My only celebrity crush was Joe Lando, who played Sully on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Oh. My. Gosh. His eyes. lol. He was just….a manly guy. Then he cut off his long hair after the show, and I was so so furious with him. lol. Somehow I just don’t think he cared.

    Awwwww…Star Search. That’s when I saw David first. I purposely stayed up late just to watch him sing, & made my family watch him, too. lol. I was totally in awe of his talent, & somehow felt like I could identify with him. I think he stole my heart during “Fallin'”. I was like, “There’s no way a child should be able to sing like that.” lol. Just the sweetest, shyest kid. 🙂 And all my mother cared about was dissing Arsenio Hall. lol. “Oh my gosh, that man is so ugly. I can’t stand to watch this show. Between him & that David Letterman guy- I dunno which one is uglier.” lolol.

  189. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Josie, I watched Dr Quinn & I saw Joe Lando on One Life To Live, then on Dr Quinn, Yeah, now that you mention it, I kinda liked him too 😀 Arsenio & Letterman, lol, your mom wasnt exactly their biggest fans, was she?

  190. josie says:

    Beth~ Hehe. 🙂 I got quite a few college friends addicted to that show–all because of Mr. Sully. lol. And yes, my mother was pretty vocal about her dislikes. lol.

  191. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Josie, lol, thats the primary reason
    I watched 😉 But, they had some
    good stories too, though. G’night!

  192. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Josie- Ha Ha That’s funny. So your Mom didn’t like Arsenio and David L. I loved watching David on Star Search. Couldn’t get over that voice coming out of that little person. The smile before he sang and when he was done singing impressed me the most too.

  193. josie says:

    sgj~ Hi. Yep. Exactly. The smile got me, too. 🙂 Then during the AI audition, his smile got me again. lol. I was like, “You are just a cutie pie, and you do not even have a clue.” lol.

  194. Good night Beth, sweet dreams.
    I loved Davids smiles too. I don’t remember if i have ever seen him frown, has anyone?

  195. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Beth. I think I’m going to say Goodnight too. My computer is kinda slow tonight. I commented about the Beav and his (cough) crotch (cough) performance and my Internet Explorer went off and the comment wasn’t posted. I guess they are Beav fans. JMO 😉 😉 🙄

  196. breanne says:

    Watching DWTS & can anyone tell me why Pitbull is so popular? WTHECK?

  197. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda- He frowned when Jasmine slapped him.

  198. Anita says:

    ATX-Bring all David’s CD’s along. I agree with Kalei though. Play BEGIN. first. Way to go getting these two ladies interested in David’s music!! Word of mouth is one of the best ways for David to gain more fans, especially since his music isn’t hardly ever played on the radio airwaves.

  199. kimk says:

    breanne his bald head? 🙂

  200. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    breanne- I think Pitbull and the Beav and others like them have that big dancing entourage around them and they keep everything going even if they can’t sing or the song is three repeated lines. That’s what the young ones like. I guess.

  201. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Anita, yep BEGIN is definitely first!!! And Last!! LOL

  202. Anita says:

    ATX-You’re welcome! Let us know how things go!

  203. Goodnight SGJ, thats right he did frown,

  204. sarahhazel says:

    Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy

    RT “@lizmag3_DA2014: Kylie checked out the Guiness Book of World Records 2010 & look who,she saw!!! @DavidArchie !!! http://pic.twitter.com/lDG4JjJ2”

  205. kimk says:

    I like Pitbull.. but then again I like a lot of pop artists. the beav not so much.

    DavidArchieArgentina ‏@DA2014Argentina
    @JonDaza There is much rain… we need Rainbow MV! hahaha =P

    jon daza ‏@JonDaza
    @DA2014Argentina working on it : -)

    DavidArchieArgentina ‏@DA2014Argentina
    @JonDaza Cool!! =) We are soooo excited about it!!


  206. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Linda – You may be right. Josh got slapped not David. So then yes, we probably haven’t seen David frown. 🙂

  207. cq#DA2014 says:

    I sort of understand why a lot of singers have catchy songs that are fun to dance to, are popular, they don’t need to really sing well, just need to know how to move and have a catchy tune. Everyone likes to move to fun songs. David is in a class all his own because he can sing and dance. I just hope that when he gets back to his career, he will lossen up and show us some of those moves that are in him and are dying to get out, lol. He is the total package!

  208. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel- That link on Guiness didn’t work. ???

  209. kimk says:

    cq I second that!

  210. sarahhazel says:


  211. breanne says:

    What is the deal with the Beav’s pants? All I can say is that I’m so happy we are all fans of the amazingly talented David who doesn’t need dancers & autotune & crazy outfits!! Miss David so much!!!!!

  212. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel- thank ou, but what was he in there for? Do you know?

    breanne- yes indeed 😀

  213. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel- I’m going to guess that David was the youngest contestant on an American Idol season. Was that Jordin in the front? She was younger too. maybe that’s it.

  214. ATX #DA2014 says:

    breanne, I complete agree. So glad David is in my life.

  215. CindyUT says:

    Hello all! I’m late to the game tonight. Just had to pop in and for a bit to ask a question. What is up with the biebs? Seriously? I just don’t get it. ATX….lol to your comment at 8:49! I find it kind of amusing he needs a swagger coach when David’s swagger comes quite naturally for him. Okay…I’ll stop dissing on the biebs and just feel very priveledged I am a fan of an amazing and gifted singer named David. Gee, this makes me miss David that much more.

    Have a great night!

  216. ATX #DA2014 says:

    CindyUT, haha I just could not resist. Say hi to your mom for me. Looking forward to the return trip to SLC for David’s 2014 concert!!!!!!

  217. CindyUT says:

    ATX, I will tell my mother you said hello. I’m looking forward to the 2014 concert, too!

  218. jennyfromthebay says:

    I went to the NorCal meet up! It was so much fun! Lots of awesome moments for sure!

  219. I hope SoCal has another one too. I would love to go to that for sure.

  220. jeani/ut says:

    I went to get a perm and guess what my hairdresser was playing. Her new BEGIN. album. She says, “Do you know he has a new album out?”. I just smiled. She said, ” He has such a great voice.”

  221. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Just saw on Nightline, there is an online show, “The Mormon Bachelor”



  222. Atx, where do you find all these articles? Very interesting. ” Mormon Bachelors”!
    Thank you for sharing. I am just barely watching DWTS. I like Pitbull, haven’t seen The Beav yet, but he’s not my favorite, nothing against the young singer but like everyone has commented, He’s auto tone. Wish i could just hear his voice without all the background music so that he can show off his vocals.

  223. Have to catch up on comments, but wanted to say GOOD MORNING to everyone! SUPER busy week…and the Neptune Festival starts Thursday! The Festival lasts through October 8th! It’s FABULOUS!

    See that the Beav and Pitbull were on DWTS! Will watch it at my daughter’s I’m sure this morning! My Granddaughter will be playing it for sure…over and over!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY YOUR DAY! 🙂

  224. kimk says:

    Good morning folks.. Happy Wednesday!

    Lisa M_#DA2014 ‏@lizmag3_DA2014
    Kylie checked out the Guiness Book of World Records 2010 & look who,she saw!!! @DavidArchie !!!


  225. kimk says:

    Martha cool!

    lol hope when David comes back Matt draws him again with those new pics that are out there somewhere!!
    wonder what they are for!!?

  226. Martha says:

    From Jackryan – Guitar Hero Commercial:


    Good quality

  227. Martha says:

    kimk – can’t wait to see what they use them for! I love the quality of Matt Clayton’s work

  228. kimk says:

    Martha that was a pic Kari took of the shoot.. maybe she will start dropping hints one day!!

  229. Martha says:

    kimk, maybe she will lol!

    (won’t let me post link to Matt Clayton blog on twitter, its doing that again.)

  230. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey guys! 🙂
    A Fan – another vote for R&B David! 🙂

    I loved that vid of david wben he was 11 on the Jenny Jones show. Don’t think i’ve seen it before. Just a kid there but still could see those beautiful coloured eyes and that mega watt smile. There was something really sweet about listening to him answering her questions and answering them like a kid would. It almost feels like I saw a bit of a ‘home video’ from his childhood. So intriguing! 🙂

    Jeani – SURELY you whipped out your ODD card to prove to her that you’re a diehard fan!? Oh my goodness…if you didn’t jump out of your seat and agree enthusiastically and wholeheartedly about his amazing voice, I think I will have to tell you all my deepest secrets because i’d know they’d be safe with you! lolol 😉

  231. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, looking at those Matt Clayton magazine covers was fun….some were quite funny and I forgot I was there looking for david related stuff…then squee! my heart skipped a beat as I suddenly and unexpectedly saw david on one of the covers! What was a pic of david doing on this website….oh thag’s right, it’s a Matt Clayton blog and I was looking for pics of david. lol
    Fun for sure and love seeing our guy on the cover of any mag! 🙂
    As usual, thanks for all the fun links everyone!. 🙂

  232. kimk says:

    Martha the Mormon Bachelor link.. very interesting! lol can I vote for David to be on that!!?

    Shanny I know.. first I saw his Fallin’ was hooked!!!!


    dang the SOUL MAN OF UTAH.. needs to COME BACK TO US!!!

  233. kimk says:

    the Mormon Bachelor link.. not feeling Chris & Courtney as a couple.
    I don’t see the chemistry.

  234. kimk says:

    this is an odd one.. but.. it was retweeted 26 times?!

    brittney ‏@sassyharryballs
    did david archuleta die i think kony is more famous than him
    Retweeted 26 times

    oh boy.. what can we all do to get his name out there more?

  235. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello Martha, kimk, Shanny and FOD! GLORIOUS day at the beach!

    LOVE Matt Clayton pics…..hope that photo Kari took of Matt and David at a photo shoot is a hint of pics to come!! So many of the BEST pics of David haven’t been used?? Always wonder who picks?

    Thanks guys for the links! LOVE to see what you find! So many David goodies out there!

  236. Joanie/suttygal says:

    New post is up for Wednesday! I might still add a little more. 🙂

  237. sarahhazel says:


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