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Published: Saturday, Dec. 18 2010 12:08 a.m. MST

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RobertValentine
American Fork, UT

What a wonderful concert!

Russ
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

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?

cactusflats
American Fork, UT

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.

kiaoraguy
Provo, UT

lets make this a 'no push' week

lda
Surprise, AZ

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.

Woodyff
Mapleton, UT

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 screaming.

boiseblue
Eagle, ID

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

RosaMaria
Laie, HI

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!

hollyman
Cedar, UT

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 the community.

bjdoc
Vilnius, Lithiuania

Crazy commens this time. Please just tell us, living abroad, how we can find the concert on BYU or Utube.

tracer
Paradise, UT

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 behind you.

Brother Dave
Livermore, CA

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 PBS
TV 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 New Year!!

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