Monday, December 20, 2010
Well, this weekend was jam-packed with awesome. I went up to Salt Lake to attend the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's annual Christmas Concert featuring David Archuleta. I was one of the lucky 1.5 million people who were vying for tickets. Friday night my little sister and I went to Deseret Book to stand in line to get David's autograph. (Yes we're that hard core.) I bought his book Chords of Strength to have him sign. I kind of laughed at the title at first but then realized it's a play on words because he overcame a vocal chord problem. He was nice, he really is a man of not so many words. The people were rushing us through the line that we didn't really get to say much to him. Saturday we went to the concert. I love Christmas, Christmas music, and David Archuleta. It was the perfect combination. David just seems like he's so happy when he's singing. I think it's exactly what he wants to be doing. He was very gracious and really dumbstruck that he was chosen to perform with the MoTab. They did some really great songs. My favorite was Angels From the Realms of Glory. It was the concluding song and the big finish. I love David's voice and I was literally hanging on every word he was singing. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was great as always. The narrator Michael York is a well-known actor, but I only know his as Professor Archer Fleming from Gilmore Girls. We also were able to attend Music and the Spoken Word the following day. We had excellent seats and were on section away from the prophet which was awesome. One of my favorite moments from Sunday was when David waved goodbye to the Choir, half of the women's section waved back. It was awesome, those middle-aged women love their David.