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Images of the Holiday….
Black and white …..
In any colour, David paints a holiday concert perfect!
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– Rick Warren
(Quote tweeted by @samlouiseg)
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CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT (kinda)
My Kind of Christmas From the Heart
~ A Virtual David Archuleta Concert ~
~ Friday, Dec. 21 ~
Special from Nancy (@muldur)
“We always thought we recorded David’s concert performances for those who could not be there, and that is a big part of why those of us who have recorded and posted videos have done it. For me, it is also about preserving a memory of that moment. Each of David’s performances is different, even if the song is the same. And each contains special moments of connection between David and a fan, David and a camera, David and his larger audience. His live performances are also moments when we often see David’s most true emotions, expressed through his voice, his expressions, his hands, in his movements. Capturing these moments allows us to relive them, perhaps not in the same way we experienced them live, but we do get to enjoy his beautiful voice and expression all over again every time we watch.
We miss these connections to him when we can’t see him perform, hear his voice. Especially at this time of year, when for the past three years we had live Christmas concerts, skating shows and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performances, we miss him more than ever. We miss being able to gather as groups of fans, some of whom have become fast friends, some of whom we know only in passing, for the common purpose of hearing David sing. That is a connection in and of itself. I see people on twitter, on fansites, expressing how much they miss David Archuleta, how odd it feels to not have a Christmas show or shows to plan for. I have thought about how we could try to re-create that, knowing there is nothing like the real thing.
It occurred to me that through the technology that is fairly readily available nowadays, perhaps we could broadcast a Christmas ‘show’ in a setting where fans could watch and chat and cheer if they want to with their fellow fans. There have been so many brilliant performances from the Christmas from the Heart Tour, the MOTAB concerts, the skating shows, and last but not least at all, the My Kind of Christmas Tour. I suggested to FOD the idea of a broadcast ‘show’ of David’s music at Christmastime, as a way to refresh our memories and friendships and to remind us why this is David’s favorite time of year. I think it would be great for fans to be able to nominate videos for inclusion in the show. I even thought My Kind of Christmas from the Heart might be a good name for the show. These were my thoughts. I will leave it to FOD to make it happen!”
(Above Pic credit to @rhiminee)
After sharing Nancy’s gem of an idea with the rest of the FOD writers, and sorting out logistics, we are thrilled to help make it happen by announcing it today. But we need YOU in order to make it a success!
- Date and time: 9:30 pm Friday Dec. 21 (if enough demand, can be broadcast more than once)
- Venue: FOD BlogTV account, but we will pick a “location” for the concert, a city which did not have a Christmas concert tour stop (seems fair, right?). If you don’t have an account, we’ll provide details at a later date on how to register for BlogTV in advance, so you are ready to chat while watching
- Setlist: YOU DECIDE
This is the fan participation part. You can decide on which performance of Pat a Pan, This Christmas, Fields of Gold, Ave Maria etc. is shown.
From now until the “Performance Night” , we will post polls on FOD to allow you to view a vid and vote for your favourite. We’ll keep the results secret so that no one will know which vid will be shown Performance Night. Because every concert is a surprise, right? Just like the real thing!
Questions? Comments? Ideas? Pop onto our comments, tweet us at @fodfansofdavid or email us at email@example.com. Last night, I asked a little question on twitter and now we have our first poll!
Have fun voting! And make sure to check FOD daily for a new poll!
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It’s Here It’s Here!
You could hear the screeches of joy all over Archu-land as these bundles of joy arrived via WOWHD yesterday!
And Kim (@kimak)
And Becca in Cali
Looks great alongside that tree!
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Rainbow MV is bundled in FEE which is for sale, so any uploading and then sharing is not cool 🙁
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Leaving you with something NEW!!!
At least I haven’t seen all of these. Let’s call them new-ish!
Looks like it is from a mini photo-shoot in Singapore! Click on the pic to see all the rest!
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A Tuesday starter for ya…..
Thanks Sam! (ohnopurple tumblr)
🙂 🙂 🙂
Have a good one!