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Back from London

11 May 2009



What can we say about David Archuleta that hasn’t already been written, pictured, on video or on audio.  Not much!!  But our emotional responses are all different and unique each time we experience David.  We all say he gets better and better with each performance and his stage presence with his added confidence makes every performance new and exciting.   My trip to England only confirmed by thoughts about David and his talent.  Before I explain how marvelous David and his band was I need to back up to the morning of the concert.  My friend and I rose early to catch the train to Portsmouth from London Waterloo Station and the two hour ride was picturesque.  Excited to be in England and to see David also was more than we could bear.  Arriving around 10:00 AM we needed to check into our hotel, but we wanted to see the venue he was performing at so we walked to Guildhall.  It was only a short distance from the train station and a few minutes to our hotel.  Well, the line had already began as McFly fans were queuing  up (lining up) so we asked the girls at the end of the line if they would save our places while we check into our hotel.  I offered them 10 pounds each and they were delighted to keep our place in line.  We returned later after lunch and they were gone but two other young ladies said not to worry they went to get something to drink and they were saving our places.  After some introductions and small conversations we began to interact with the crowd.  They were amazed we would come all the way from the US just to see David Archuleta.  Many had heard of him and liked him so there were many that were fans waiting in line.  We told them we would be leaving after David’s set so they decided to make it possible with some of their friends in the front of the line to move us up so we could go in first.  It was standing (mosh pit) room only and they wanted us to get up front.  They were very sweet and started calling us their American Mums.  We were uncomfortable at first and said no but they insisted that we go in first.  The average age ranged from 13 to 21.  Quite a different age group from most of David’s fans.  Finally the door opened and we went in.

Believe it or not, the crowd went absolutely wild when David came out and the more he sang the more they loved him.  My camera just keep clicking pictures with his every step of every song.  He even smiled at us as he recognized us from other events and it just thrilled both of us to no end.  Every song was a crowd pleaser and Zero Gravity got the whole place rocking.  He came, he performed and he conquered.  We were eating out of his hands by the end of his set, and his band was perfection. 

After the concert we got to spend some time with David — just me and my friend.  He spoke to us for about 45 minutes.  He asked us if we were coming to the show in London and we said of course.  He really seemed happy to have some fans from home there to support him.  The London show was just as wonderful and again we got to see him for a short period of time and there were many fans to greet him. Germany, Italy, England, US and we were so happy to see David enjoying himself and as always spending time with each and every fan.  This was an important tour for David as it gave him the knowledge that even if his CD had not been released yet (actually yesterday) he has fans all over the world who admire and love him for who he is and his tremendous talent. 

I have attended many of David’s concerts and have many in the next two months planned, SLC, Utah, Del Mar and Los Angeles, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.  But the one in Portsmouth will always stay forever in my heart as it was the private time we spent with David just talking about everything and anything.  He is still ‘Just David,’ the  sweet, humble, adorable young man we have all seen in concerts, TV,  and radio interviews.  But definitely something has changed, he has gotten taller HA! HA! and he has acquired confidence and a maturity that now is mirroring his tremendous talent.  He knows what he wants with his music and is determined to focus on his career.  He loves what he is doing, he is having fun and most of all, for us, he loves his fans.  I sincerely love this young man a little more each time I see him.   I can’t imagine life without him.  Thank you David for making this trip to England a once in a lifetime experience.

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  • minja | 1 | 12th May 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    Wow! What a story! What an experience! You’ll remember this for the rest of your life. Thanks for sharing with all of us. I’m so happy you and your friend not only saw David in England, but you got to spend so much time with him. Amazing!

    AND guess what! Your post contains the Secret Word for May. You are the WINNER! So you have another, albeit smaller, reason to celebrate. I’ll be announcing the winning word soon.

  • gemzone | 2 | 12th May 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    Great write up Pam we did have fun didn’t we. That time alone with David and just the two of us was something that will always hold a special place in my heart. You Rock Sweetie now all we have to do is get David to have a concert in Hawaii so that can be our next roadtrip. lol

  • goboywonder | 3 | 12th May 2009 at 8:50 pm |

    pikepss, “This was an important tour for David as it gave him the knowledge that… he has fans all over the world who admire and love him for who he is and his tremendous talent.”

    It also showed him that he has fans right here at home (US) who love him and are willing to travel great distances to see/hear/support him. I’m sure that meant so much to him to know that you two crossed the pond to see him in the UK. Oh and to spend such quality time with him. David is the best, and he has the best fans.

    Ps, Hawaii, now that sounds really good.

  • lyrix | 4 | 14th May 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    Pikepss, I got all choked up reading about the kindness that was shown to you by the Mcfly fans. And I’m so happy with how much love they have shown David. Wonderful story, thank you for posting.
    And congratulations on your secret word win. 🙂

  • Katheryn | 5 | 14th May 2009 at 9:44 pm |

    Pam: I loved watching David’s UK performances on YouTube because I could see, even in that tiny box on the screen, the growth and maturity you have alluded to. Speaking of “growth,” I too have noted how David has literally grown! I think he’s at least a couple of inches taller since his time on A.I.

    You’ll be delighted to know that a petition has been started by UK fans to have David return for a solo concert! (I saw this posted on the McFly Official Forum.) I hope these fans are checking out the YouTube videos showing the incredible reception David is getting in the Philippines. Over on FanBlast, a Filipino fan related that, “out of ‘ALL’ the idols AI has produced, Filipinos love Archie best. We’ve adopted Archie as one of our own. So the reception he’s getting here now is not a surprise. ”

    In addition to the EU fans you have already mentioned, I know there were Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians who traveled to see David in England. (I guess they heard about David’s Danish ancestry on his dad’s side. Go Vikings!) David is well on his way to becoming the World Idol we all knew he would be.

  • minja | 6 | 18th May 2009 at 2:53 pm |

    hey, was Gemzone your friend? Did you stay to hear McFly? How did you get 45 minutes with the DA!!??