30 August 2008

Hometown Boy makes Good

This is an off-topic post, for those who worry about such things. It's also very brief because we got in late and are leaving for the day very shortly.

We went to Blue Springs to see the mural that the high school kids from Blue Springs South created to honour their hometown hero, David Cook. He was there with his mamma, his brother, and assorted other family members. It was way, way cool to stand at the fringe of the crowd and experience his joy. (and tears.)

Honestly. It was just one of the nicest events I've ever experienced. Til last night when we went to the first concert of the American Idols Live! tour 08.
We had really, really good seats. I mean, REALLY. And the place was packed, and the crowd showed a whole lotta love to all the singers, most of whom were awesome. (I have pics of most and will eventually do a recap sort of post after I sleep and digest the experience a little better.)

This is for Kylee. David Archuleta was simply, utterly amazing. And he's sick, but he just brought the crowd to incredible volumes.

But this guy? I'm sure you could hear the noise in the Sprint Centre a long way away. Probably in Ohio. And he got soggy again. How could you not, with, oh, I dunno, 18,000 or so of your fans singing 'Time of my Life' back to you? He sure IS having the time of his life. Well deserved.

I love good news stories, can you tell?


  1. very good blog, congratulations
    regard from Reus Catalonia
    thank you

  2. WOW! Great pics and a nice recap. Oh, sister, I am so happy for you!! and more tonight....

    Massive Grins!!

  3. Love David Cook , good to hear the concert was so wonderful.Off topic or not great post.

  4. How exciting, Jodi! Have you come down from your cloud yet?:) I am so jealous, but happy for you that you could attend this concert--it must have been awesome.
    Just catching up with your posts from KC. At some point in my life I may have been here, but it was a long, long time ago. Looks like a beautiful city.

    You are going to be one tired puppy when you get home, but I'm sure it was worth it!

  5. Lucky you! What fun!!!! I'm so glad you shared this so the rest of us can experience it vicariously. ;)


  6. I'm so glad you got to go to the concert. My daughter was there too and said it was fantastic! Thanks for sharing the pics!

  7. Oh, jodi, I'm SO very happy for you! I know this was just the trip of a lifetime for you. (Well, this part of your lifetime, anyway!) I know what it feels like to feel such joy and there's nothing like it.

    Thank you for posting that for me about David Archuleta. While I can never see me following his career all that much, I do think he's one incredible talent and I'm glad that he's performing as well as I know he's capable of doing. I think he'll likely have a successful career too, if he gets with the right people, though in a different direction, of course, than David Cook. I just think David A. has a heartbreakingly beautiful voice.

    The tour is here on September 10th and I'd love to go, but I fear all the good seats are gone, unless I could win some on the radio. Wouldn't that be a nice birthday present for me? (Sept. 19) LOL.

    I would love to see Brooke perform, as would Romie. He liked her a lot and so did I. When she performed "Teach Your Children" with whomever it was from CSN&Y (Graham Nash? Neil Young?), I thought was so "her" thing.

    I'm so glad you had great seats and had a good time!! Can't wait to hear about the rest of it!

  8. Good pictures and it is good to hear that you are still having such a good time.

  9. i love david cook! when is his album coming out?

  10. The photos are awesome! Thanks for sharing some insight into the concert and his homecoming. He is one talented guy - not to mention, quite easy on the eyes :O)

  11. I can hear your excitement. They are truly talented and it's just plain old good entertainment. Could you even sleep?


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