A Word from Cheryl:


Thank you for visiting my Concert Review Blog. I have enjoyed attending, photographing and writing about a variety of concerts over the past several years. I hope that my reviews and photos have made you feel like you were right there with me.


At this time in my life I've taken a step back, looked at what’s truly important and have begun to prioritize my time, energy and resources.

I retired from nursing in 2012 and was then able to be with my aging father, who later passed away in June, 2013.

My family is growing dramatically! We now have eight grandchildren and I take every opportunity to be available to help when needed. I also make sure I carve out plenty of time for my husband so that he knows how important he is to me.

Because of this I don't attend many concerts anymore. I try to be selective in choosing a show and do my best to relax and enjoy the experience. I no longer stress about getting the perfect photo or remembering some occurrence so I can write about it.

If you want to view a collection of some of my favorite photos from the past several years you may find them here:
Cheryl's Pearls Photos - Concerts

Thanks again for visiting my site.

May God Bless,
Cheryl

Saturday, February 28, 2009

David Archuleta - Richmond, VA


DAVID ARCHULETA PACKS THEM IN AT THE NATIONAL

Despite the late start to the show, David Archuleta found a very forgiving crowd awaiting him at The National in Richmond, VA February 25th. It was Archuleta's second time to perform his headlining tour and the sold-out crowd with a large number of adolescent females frequently squealed their delight and admiration for this young artist.

Archuleta opened with "Touch My Hand" from his self titled album and managed to reach out and touch the hands of a few lucky fans pressed up as close as security would let them. He seemed genuinely appreciative of the warm reception and the fact that so many people would come to his concert. He even took pictures of the crowd saying, "Oh my gosh, this is amazing - you guys are awesome! I've never been to Virginia before - I love it here!"

He was bouncy, attempting a dance step now and then as he sang songs like "Barriers" and "Works For Me" but he was obviously concentrating on his performance and the words, still adapting and getting comfortable with this new set. When Archuleta did a medley of U2's "One Love", Desiree's "You Gotta Be," Sara Bareilles' "Love Song", and "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, he fumbled a few of the words but didn't let it stop his performance - he just smiled and sang on. His hit "Crush" and new single "A Little Too Not Over You" had a lot of folks singing along but my personal favorite was saved for last - "Angels," by Robbie Williams. David sang it with such control and power that I was completely mesmerized.

Set List:
1. Touch My Hand
2. Barriers
3. A Little Too Not Over You
4. You Can
5. My Hands
6. Works For Me
7. Waiting For Yesterday
8. Medley: One/You Gotta Be/Love Song/I’m Yours
9. To Be With You
10. Don’t Let Go
11. Zero Gravity
12. Somebody Out There
13. Crush
14. A Thousand Miles
15. Angels

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