“Fans flock to see David Archuleta”
So says Mark Saal, a columnist from the Standard Examiner, of David’s Layton shows.
The above headlines are indeed stirring and exhilarating for an Archie to read! 🙂
Kirt Bateman, Executive Director of the Davis Arts Council, says:
“We’re packed to the gills for both shows,”
“Not only that, but when tickets for the two holiday shows went on sale Nov. 17, they sold out within 45 minutes.”
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Bateman said. “No question, this is the fastest we’ve ever sold out.”
Heather Hendrix, Director of Communications and Marketing, says:
“In 30 years, we’ve never done two shows in one day,” she said, “and we’ve never sold out a Christmas show.”
Of course, while Archuleta has a large fan base in the 12-to-18-year-old range, Bateman says the singer is also very big with women in the 40-to-60-year-old demographic.
“It’s been interesting,” Bateman said. “They probably have this mothering thing with him. He’s such an endearing kid.” (he he he … don’t we know it! 😀 )
Love this pic!
It’s the way it should be – David amongst the stars! 🙂
Here’s a sweet story of a huge Archie who has a daughter, a College student, who is also a huge Archie:
“She’s going to marry him one day,” a smiling Cindy Wiggins said of her daughter. “I come to every one of his shows with my daughter. And one of these days their eyes will meet.”
“And their babies would be incredibly beautiful,” mom added.
Another sweet story of an Archie mother-and-daughter combo who were debating who was a bigger fan of David’s :
“I win,” mother said.
“No, I win,” corrected daughter.
There is never enough of David! 😉
Bateman says he’d like nothing better than to schedule Archuleta every December, but he doesn’t think that will happen.
“I don’t know I could convince him, but I’d love it,” he said. “If I could? I’d bring him back every Christmas.”
Thanks to Shelley, we have vids of the Layton Christmas shows.
This one is a song I’ve never heard from him. Woah!