Benton and David+Me=True Love

by - 7:36:00 PM

Yes, it's true. I went to a David Archuleta concert. Don't judge me. I'm not a pedophile, didn't ever enjoy his music, and don't consider myself terribly desperate for entertainment. But, the thing is: Benton Paul. Benton Paul opens for David Archuleta on his tour. My roomate, Heidi, discovered Benton Paul randomly while her parents were at a football game at BYU. They heard him playing in a parking lot, bought his CD and Heidi fell in love. She introduced me to him over the Winter and I fell in love. One night, we were bored (typical Rexburg night) and googled Benton Paul's next concert. Lo and behold he was appearing in Rexburg, ID...right across the street from my apartment. Opportunity was too good to pass up. So, we compromised: we spent the money planning to only go see Benton...and make a courteous exit. Then, our roomates all got tickets and it turned into a big girls night. So, we decided to stay. I'm so glad we did. It was all amazing!

I may have been one of 5 people there screaming for Benton. I was probably the only person that almost fainted because I screamed so hard when he announced he was singing "Paris." My love for him multiplied 10-fold. After Benton and before David they had a half hour intermission when Benton signed autographs in the hall. Heidi and I booked it in the hall. Inspite of Heidi screaming her undying love for him as he walked by, we still ended up a few people away from meeting him, and they sent us in to watch the teen pop star. Needless to say, my bitterness toward David returned. That is until he serenaded BYU-I students with "The Riddle." I melted. Then, he performed Christmas music. He is an adorable little Mormon boy, you can't help but love him. An adorable little Mormon with phenomonal talent. I am now a David hater turned one night swooner.

One night. But, I will always love that night, and may be willing to replay the music from that night. Always.

A few pictures:

Heidi, Me, and Ali before the concert
The closest we got to Benton Paul

The girls at the concert

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  1. Let me just tell you that I L-O-V-E david Archuleta. He's just a cute little mormon boy with an amazing voice. He's famous but ultra shy at the same time. He kills me. And I love his music.

  2. Dear Alyssa, thank you for updating your blog. I was getting a little worried cuz I haven't heard from you in a while. Oh, and I too am in love with David....and I think I'm starting to fall for Benton too :)

  3. I'm pretty sure that David Archuletta graduated from highschool last year, so technically, he's datable. If you go on a mission and he goes on a mission, you can get back at the same time and get married. I love his voice. Love it. Dont' know this Benton fellow, but I'll be sure to check him out on google.