These photos taken by Gengen at the Seattle show are simply irresistible…
ARCHULETA STRIKES GOLD
“American Idol” sensation David Archuleta was presented with a gold-certified plaque commemorating the sale of over 500k units of his eponymous debut album. From left: Peter Thea, EVP, JIVE Label Group; Jeff Dodes, SVP, Marketing and Digital Media, JIVE Label Group; Jeff Fenster, SVP, A&R, Jive Records; Tom Carrabba, EVP/General Manager, JIVE Label Group; David Archuleta; Joe Riccitelli, EVP, Pop Promotion, JIVE Label Group; Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO, RCA/JIVE Label Group.
I Assaulted David Archuleta
Jul 13, 2009 by Jared Smith
I flew into Los Angeles today and accidentally assaulted David Archuleta in the process.
I was seated in the front, bulkhead row of cabin class and when the plane stopped at LAX, I stood up, squeezed through traffic, pulled down my bag from the overhead compartment, and then tried to back into the galley area right by the exit door. I didn’t realize that while I was getting my bag, David had come from First Class and had occupied the area immediately where I was backing. I smacked him pretty hard with my backpack. Of course this is perfectly understandable because in real life David is roughly the height and build of Frodo Baggins.
I immediately apologized and he said it was OK. It took me a few moments to realize who it was. I knew it was someone famous, but it took a second for my mind to process…
Famous person? Yes.
On TV? Yes.
A Jonas Brother? No.
David… whatchamasomething……….? Yes!
I now realize that if I’d have been paying attention, I would have realized something was up before we landed. Apparently everyone on the plane but me knew he was in first class. I suddenly realized that the stench of estrogen was strong in the air and that every female was now mobbing to get a glimpse of him. I was literally being pushed toward him and he was being pushed, by me, into a corner. I’d like to say that I was filling the role of his bodyguard by shielding him from the onslaught with my body, but I really didn’t have control over the situation. (He was, by the way, totally alone.) We were inches apart and face to face… well, face to neck/chest/breast area maybe.
I COULD SMELL THE AIRLINE PEANUTS ON DAVID ARCHULETA’S BREATH!
Here’s how our conversation went from there…
Me: “Oh… Hey… How ya doin’?”
David (smiling): “Great!”
Me (shouting): “GET BACK YOU DEVIL WOMEN!!!” Ok, I didn’t yell this, but wanted to. Instead I stupidly asked, “You here for work?”
David (probably thinking I’m a git for asking that question in L.A.): “Yeah.”
Me: “Cool. Ummm… have fun!”
David: “I will.”
The flight attendant then opened the plane door.
Me and David at the same time: “Go ahead.”
Me: “No, go ahead.”
David: “Go ahead!”
Me: (Stared at him knowing there’s no way I can go before HIM!)
David: “Sorry. OK. Thanks.”
We then exited the plane where we were both mobbed by teenage girls who kept asking us for pictures… or more specifically, asking me to take a picture of them with David. I think they thought we were together – probably brothers… or something like that.
He was very gracious and even thanked me a couple times for taking pictures of other people with him. I did sneak one quick picture in before he literally RAN through the terminal to get away from the growing mob of giddy teenage girls and middle aged mothers.
“Stand By Me” gives chills. And Vodpod rawks.
Touch My Hand
Waiting For Yesterday
Works For Me
Don’t Let Go
Touch My Hand (Partial) and Waiting For Yesterday
Touch My Hand
Don’t Let Go
Works For Me
Waiting For Yesterday
Thank you, tevee123 on Flickr for those lovely shots!
Good heavens he looks HOT holdin the mic in his right hand!! call me weird but i find that soooo nice to look at! how many pics like that are there where he holds the mic in the other hand? Geez have to hunt!:)
Go here to see more!:))
OMG loving the plaid like always!! amazing captures i must say!:)
O my flippin gosh that was sooooooooo cute !! My love for this guy jus keeps doubling every minute I see smth awesome as this!<333333 great audio:)
From Arch Angel
So I was planning on doing a video blog for this week, but I haven’t been feeling too well at all for the last couple of days. So I while I was planning on the video blog, I wasn’t planning on getting sick lol. So I’ll just have to figure out when the next time for a video blog will work. I’m already feeling a whole lot better than yesterday though! We had our drive from Oklahoma to Arizona that day. I spent 24 hours on our bus, because even though we finally got to the hotel I was feeling too sick to move lol. But things are well! I’ve been sleeping, resting, sleeping and resting like crazy. Thanks for all of your concerns and thoughts! I’ve really appreciated it. I’m hoping to be in good shape for all of you coming to the Arizona show tomorrow!
While I slept for most of the day yesterday, I did plop myself in the back lounge of the bus to watch the Michael Jackson Memorial. I was really touched by all the performances and the things that were said by his friends that spoke. It was a really emotional memorial. It really got me when his daughter spoke at the end, and my thoughts and prayers go out to them! I hope we can all keep them in our prayers, and give them the space and respect they deserve and need right now. Their dad went through a lot, but he did his best to keep his kids away from all that craziness because he cared about them and knew what it did to people. But despite all the things that Michael dealt with and everyone looking down on him, now that he’s gone it’s amazing to see how everyone has remembered all the things he’s done in his life that have influenced so many people. The way he’s reached out to sooo many that were in need and in poverty, and then in the way he touched people with his music. All I can say is thanks to him, not only for how inspiring he was to me basically throughout my entire life lol, but for his contributions to music and to the world.
All right, this last weekend was 4th of July weekend! The birthday of the U.S.A.! We were in Texas for the weekend, and we got the day off for the 4th in Dallas! I have an aunt who lives in Dallas, so I got to spend the day with her. We ate Thai food for lunch (hahaha) and went to see the movie Ice Age 3D. After that, we watched fireworks. I remember where I was last year for the 4th of July. We were in Las Vegas during the Idol tour, and I watched the Mandalay Bay fireworks from the hotel room. It was really cool because you could see the fireworks from above. My aunt also made me a traditional dish that I haven’t had for a long time called.. Ebleskiver? I’m not sure how to spell it but that’s how it sounds haha. It’s a Danish thing since my great-grandma on that side of the family was fully Danish, so just keepin’ the tradition alive! They’re really good too! Have any of you ever had them? Let me know if you have, because not very many people that I know know about them.
Well that’s all really for today! If you have any really interesting stories that happened this 4th of July weekend it’d be fun for you to share them! Until next time. Ciao
Song for the day: Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
I know this song has been everywhere lately, but thank goodness it is! It is one of the greatest songs, with the most amazing message of starting with the person in the mirror. So take it to heart: If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change!
another song for the day: Independence Day – Martina McBride
I Know it’s a little behind lol, but it’s to keep the 4th of July spirit!
You can leave your love and get-well-soon wishes for him here at DA.com
Another very nice blog:)) thank youuuuuuu, D! wow amazing how music conncets so many ppl across borders and nationalities:) what an impact MJ has had on the people is jus phenomenal! great words abt the legend, David you just spoke so many people’s minds:) amazing! oh and our prayers and best wishes for you! get well soooooon:) <3333