What a wonderful concert!
Well good for them. We went to temple square last night and the
people going to the concert were some of the most pushy self absorbed people I
have run into, literally. We were trying to walk through with our kids and these
concert goers would push right through without an "Excuse me" or
"Sorry for pushing your kid to the ground." Why don't you plan your
time better instead of running late and ruining the visit for people who do not
care for your beloved Archuleta. I am sure that you had a great time regardless
of your selfishness. For crying out loud just wait for the DVD next year.
Russ, maybe these people were being all about themselves, but your comment is
all about yourself. I use to have to push my husband in his wheelchair through
the crowd of the BYU football games, people would cut across in front of him and
the not nice me, would not feel bad if their shins got run into by his foot
rests. Yes people are rude, so how do we choose to respond to it? Is it really
worth letting ourselves choose to get upset?
I pushed my way into that concert and I pushed my way out of it afterwards. If
you don't push a little nothing happens and you never get anywhere. Then i
pushed my way in my big car right past all the slow traffic and pushed home on
I-15 after which I pushed my kids off to bed. Ok that's not much of a Christmas
message I suppose but it sure feels like everybody is pushy this time of year.
We're all in such a great big hurry. I will take a closer look at people around
me and try to be less pushy today.
lets make this a 'no push' week
For Russ:Was there a real need to insert the comment, "people
who do not care for your beloved Archuleta"? Why put a talented young
artist down to make your point? Or was that your point? I don't live in Utah
and have never been to the Temple Square. I'm not a Mormon, but David is a
wonderful example for kids...even yours.
David Archuleta - are you kidding? Did someone else drop out? The past
concerts have had accomplished performers. I hope the 12 year old girls weren't
I am from Boise and I had the privilege of going to the concert last night after
trying for 4 years to get tickets. It was spectacular.....even magical. David
was a wonderful guest performer that EVERYONE around me commented... "what
a wonderful talented young man he is filled with such a gift and a fine example
for ANY young persion. And no they weren't with me. Yes, people on Temple
Square were in a hurry to get lined up to get a seat. I am am sorry for those
who felt pushed asside. I did not see any of that. Perhaps if they would do
assign seating there would not be such a rush to get there get a good seat. I
personally thought if was wonderful with so much time and effort put into it.
Yes, I will try again to get tickets next year and I will go again if I get
them. Please......a little peace on earth and quite complaining
Russ,I am in Hawaii, but I would like to apologize to you in behalf of the
rude people you encounter at Temple Square. God bless you and your family. Have
a wonderful Christmas, and as we say in the islands Melekilikimaka and Aloha!
Christmas time. 80,000+ concert goers and thousands more visiting Temple square.
Can anyone be surprised that someone might be discourteous? I say let's focus on
the things that went right not on the things that went wrong. In all likelihood
if one pays attention they will find 79,000+ people who were polite, kind and
grateful just to be able to participate in enjoying the Christmas season. Many
times we find what we look for. Yes people can be inconsiderate, but what
matters most is how we choose to react, not what was done to us. Noone was
begged to attend the concert or even visit Temple Square. I say enjoy the good,
forget the bad, and move ahead. The concert brought joy to thousands of people.
I think it was successful and I am grateful for the gift that the Church gives
Crazy commens this time. Please just tell us, living abroad, how we can find the
concert on BYU or Utube.
My family is so envious of those who are able to get tickets to the concert.
There is nothing like being present to feel the spirit of the season. I feel bad
for Russ that he chose to lash out. We have to be careful not to let annoyances
dampen our own opportunity for a rewarding experience. Perghaps people would be
well advised to avoid touring Temple Square during the hour prior to the concert
in coming years. Russ, I truly wish you a merry season and hope you can put this
To: bjdoc of Lithiuania,This year's concert will be released on DVD
next Christmas Season and it will be available through Deseret Book and other
retail outlets. In fact it will probably be promoted a lot. It will also
likely show on BYU-tv next year and Also on the PBSTV Network. The
concerts are always released to TV and DVD a year later. The
concert of last year with Natalie Cole and the Choir and Orchestra is available
This year and is on PBS (the Public Broadcasting System in the USA). The DVD is
being very much promoted on BYU-tv and other places too. Those type promotions
are usually called "commercials". David A. with the Choir
will be available Next Christmas Season.Merry Christmas & Happy