April 11th 2009, it was like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year and Christmas all rolled into one.
The weeks of anticipation, ODD-ing, spazzing, scrambling for showcase passes, endless emails and phone calls to djs, radio stations and any other channels just so that we could be sure of getting those precious passes for the showcase all boiled down to this one date when Archies ( estimates ranged from 3000 – 5000 strong ) that not only were from Malaysia but as far away as the Philippines and Indonesia thronged the Sunway Amphitheatre
The frenzy of course started with the pandemonium at the KLIA! I think Sony seriously underestimated the crowd that would show up let alone the passion and zeal that would be displayed. I remember the calm, nonchalant way in which David and his handlers were approaching the arrival lounge exit. It was almost as if they were taking a leisurely country stroll. Little did they know the explosion of fandom that awaited them!
And the crowd at Sunway was a sight to behold. Wall to wall of Archies waving banners and signs screaming at the top of their voices. I was so happy to witness the amount of support that David had and still do in Malaysia. I even spied quite a few ‘aunties’ among the crowd lol.
This is our humble request, dear Archies.
We hope that all of you that were there on that day in 2009 will once again converge on whichever venue that David’s upcoming concert will be held in and show him all the love and support that you can muster. Let’s make it a truly “ohmygoshashley” night 🙂