I remember this moment. This was the very first song that was performed that night (Archie’s set came first before Cook’s) so this was crucial in setting the entire mood for that night.
When the lights came on and Archie finally appeared on the stage… the crowd of 40,000+ strong burst into utter joy at the sight of him. I remember how he just… lit up the place. His radiant smile, his mesmerising voice… I remember that the very first thought that flashed on my mind was that his voice sounded incredibly better live than how it sounds on TV or the radio.
And that boundless energy… the way he played to every single side of the crowd, running and dancing and leaping all across that stage… the way his gaze scanned the crowd and made sure he connected even to those of us who were at the very back… the way with just one smile and one gaze and one gesture of his beautiful hand he can strike your heart with absolute kilig… the way he doubles over and throws his head back as he seems to sing from the very core of his soul…
He made the start of this magical night absolutely perfect.
(I can’t wait to see and hear you again, David. I absolutely can’t wait.)