“Rehearsals for BYU’s Homecoming Spectacular with Synthesis. I even got my Cougars hat on to be in the BYU spirit.”
BYU Spectacular producer Michael Handley said there has never been such a high demand for tickets to the show.
“There’s a particular interest in David Archuleta,” Handley said. “That’s triggered the terrific box office response.”
Tickets went on sale in July, but the demand was so high that the BYU Alumni Association added 1,800 seats to each show — 3,600 extra seats total. This is the first time that a performance of BYU Spectacular has ever sold out, according to Handley.
The additional tickets mean that the audience will fill half the seats of the Marriott Center for the performances on Thursday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 9.
Handley said BYU students and alumni are not the only ones excited about Archuleta’s performance in the BYU Spectacular.
The face is the mirror of the mind
And eyes, without speaking
Confess the secrets of the heart
– St Jerome –
(Croatian theologian and historian)
How many times have we Archies talked and sighed about David’s eyes? Not just about the beauty they exude but what they convey.
In recent months, we have, happily or unhappily, been tirelessly analysing David’s career or non-career in more ways than one. Frankly, I’m getting really .. surprise surprise ..quite tired of it. Nothing will change unless David himself wants a change. Besides, things seem a little better now for the fans, with the few concerts he gave in Idaho Falls and Layton, and the big ones at the BYU Spectacular in a week’s time and St George in November will hopefully give him the impetus to push him further forward.
So today, I’m just going to look at his eyes and examine a few observations. Yes .. that’s what a fan does eh .. 😉
Have his eyes changed? Obviously, the beauty has not. They are of course still the “pools of emeralds” (I think that was how our dear AAM’er, John, described them in one of his delightful articles during David’s heyday – except he described them in a much more poetic way! 😉 ).
But, more importantly, what do we see behind those eyes – those eyes which are the windows to our souls, our hidden feelings and secrets, if you like.
I see in this pic taken in 2010 , David’s wide-eyed innocence and impressionable-ness – pliable and trusting.
This is the kind of David we loved at the beginning. Sparkly-eyed and a whole load of cuteness. It was lovely while it lasted 😉
Then B O O M !! David got professional! He began to “know how to do it”!! How many hearts went a-flutter looking at this pic!
What do these eyes say? Yes .. I must put on a seductive look .. come and get me .. I’m your dream guy .. (oops have I overdone it with these descriptions?)
Well, the truth is those eyes still send my heart into palpitations .. help! I need my life back!!
So, now we have the present David. Look at those eyes in the pic below (taken recently, I believe, at Idaho Falls) and you will see Peace .. Collectedness .. Calm .. Tranquility .. and also a sort of Acceptance.
He is not overly-impressed standing on that stage, appreciating the good turnout of audience, but you could feel, through the look in his eyes, an Inner Joy and Satisfaction .. and perhaps a quiet gratitude.
I like all the 3 David’s. They give me the transitions I need to live through this fandom of mine. Hm .. perhaps we need to listen to this – it’s been such awhile. 🙂
– tracewillow –
Update: Nathan Pacheco announced (rather excitedly) that David will be the featured guest at his concert in Miami, FL on 10/16/15!