Friday, July 18, 2008

Idols LIVE!

I WAS THERE! If you've read the papers, you know that we Jazz fans stayed true to our reputation of being LOUD. Several of the singers commented on Utah's beauty (mountains) and on how loud it was in the E-Center. David Archuleta could hardly get a word in because the energetic cheering went on and on. We all just couldn't believe it was really him! All that gifted talentedness wrapped up in such a cute kid singing to you in the same room is pretty energizing. He gave many thanks for all the support, and put all he had into the performance as usual. He was overwhelmingly wiping tears away on his jacket sleeve by the end of the last song.
"Stand By Me" is a classic that he does so well...


For a while during the concert, I focused on trying to snap some good shots of the stars, especially when they came closer to our side of the arena. I had taken a few of Brooke White and others but knew they were far enough away that the quality wouldn't be too awesome. I did get a smiling one of David Archuleta walking toward us.


Later I decided to just hold my camera out and start snapping while look at David Cook directly instead of through a lens so that I could feel the emotion of the moment better. I didn't realize that the camera was still in video mode, so I got a good little clip of him singing with some of the ceiling at the end (oops).


THANKS MOM!!! What a great and unforgettable birthday present!

7 comments:

Nicholas K. and Sarah Maye said...

I seriously became obsessed with David A. again watching him on the news, and listening to him. You are SOOOOOO lucky!!! Thanks for sharing. I have been waiting for this post!

kimberly said...

WOOT. totally there:) love you.
p.s. i got will two short sleeve shirts... i like them.. ha. i have another appointment monday so perhaps we'll stop in.. i'm not positive tho...

Michael and Kari said...

What a fun gift! Happy Birthday Julia! I'm glad you had such a good time!

Leah said...

I'm jealous! it sounds like a wonderful evening!

Andrea Brown said...

Hope you had a happy birthday!! Looks like you had fun at the concert!

Mindi said...

Wasn't that concert the best ever, I was fortunate enough to be able to go with my sisters. Your videos and pictures are really good. Congrats on the new baby he is a cutie.

vallarie said...

DANG!! You got yourself some awesome seats!!!! I love David Archuleta! Isn't he just a cutie!?