APR-13-09 (Mon) UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS (Joliet, IL) -- twitter rpts, live blogging, recaps, photos, vids, reviews, etc.

APR-13-09 (Mon) UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS (Joliet, IL) -- twitter rpts, live blogging, recaps, photos, vids, reviews, etc.

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** NOTE ** SPECIAL NOTICES (e.g., CELLCAST/WEBCAST INFO, etc.), UPDATES, etc.
WILL BE POSTED IN THE FIRST PINNED REPLY TO THIS THREAD

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Hey everyone! I thought I'd create a discussion thread for each stop of the Declaration Tour in an effort to keep the boards organized and help everyone more easily find info related to each event (and have a record of everything in one place for anyone wanting to look back on these events sometime in future). The following is how these threads will work (subject to change):

>> Thread pinned to the top of or on the main David Cook Discussion forum for 24-48 hrs
>> Thread moved and pinned to the top of or on the main Tour Talk forum for 24-48 hrs
>> Thread moved to its respective regional Tour Talk forum

If, for some reason, a thread isn't moved right away, it will be eventually.

What should be posted here? Related local radio/tv/press, on-site reports/photos, live blogging, recaps, media and fan reviews, links to related blogs, event photos/videos, etc., etc.

Please post links to photos instead of embedding them and please disable graphic footers as this will make the thread easier to read (especially when live blogging). Regarding PRE-SHOW sound check and set list spoilers, please either PM me the info so that I may post it as hidden text in the first pinned reply or, alternatively, if I am not hosting or not here for whatever reason, then please post the spoilers to a blog and link that blog back to this thread in your reply.

As always, I welcome comments/questions, as well as info, via PM. Thank you. ~Lisa

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START TIME: ≈8:00 PM CT (David's set should begin ≈9:00 PM CT)
**time subject to change so, please stay tuned**
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CELLCAST by veronkque0882 (backup: songkat) -- info now deleted --
Show #39 on the Declaration Tour
at ≈9:00 PM CT (10 PM ET / 7 PM PT)
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Recaps/Reviews
>> local press: 2008 'American Idol' Winner David Cook Comes to Town and Gives USF Students and Staff a Rousing Performance
>> blog recaps:Courtesy of songkat / Courtesy of veronique0882
>> recorded recap: Link to Part 1 - Courtesy of V and Kat (Phone Recap) w/thanks to Mandy / Links to Parts 2-9 - Courtesy of V and Kat (Phone Recap) w/thanks to Mandy
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Event Photos
Courtesy of songkat / Courtesy of SuburbanChicagoNews.com
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After Reports-in-Brief
>> #songkat ... it was AMAZING AND EPIC AND OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://twitpic.com/3blv2
>> #veronique0882: David Cook and I http://twitpic.com/3biho
>> Courtesy of kat and V w/thanks to Mandy
>> #songkat: Instead of a moan, Dave did a "backbend into the microphone" during KotN
>> #songkat: Epic! David played Kyle's drums at the end of Hot for Teacher tonight.
>> #MandaPanda789: met david cook... he's a sweet heart && a HOTTIE!!!
>> #Squinz4Ever: would like to thank Ryan Star and David Cook for being the 2 coolest people ever! Great meeting you guys tonight!
>> #BernieStBernard: Loved the David Cook concert last night!
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In-Concert Tweets/TwitPics
>> #songkat: white shirt, tie and light grey vest (no hat)
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iTunes Album Art (courtesy of msdarcy): Joliet iTunes Album Art Photo credits to SuburbanChicagoNews.com
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MP3s (courtesy of Queen Maeva): Joliet MP3s
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Tonight's Set List
Heroes Video 1 (HQ)
We're Only Honest When We're Sleeping (2007, unreleased)
Mr. Sensitive
Souvenir (2008, unreleased) Video 1 (pre-song banter)
Kiss on the Neck
The World I Know (Collective Soul cover) Video 1 (HQ, partial)
Life on the Moon
Hot for Teacher (Van Halen cover) Video 1 (pre-song banter)
Come Back To Me Video 1
Bar-ba-sol
Light On Video 1 (pre-song banter - band intros) / Video 2 (HQ)
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[Note: I'm guessing there might be a time restriction at this venue and the set started a bit late so, that's why it will likely be a song or two short of average for a college venue]
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Pre-Show Show-Related Tweets, Net Chatter, etc.
>> #veronique0882: Low signal. But i think we will get david cellcast. / We are in / Btw we are here. / 2 buses
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Related Article(s)/Interview(s)
>> David Cook to Come to USF

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The MP3 Tour links are updated with this concert's audio.

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I found a video of CBTM from Joliet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHOE-I72GUQ
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OMG, TWIK was freaking INCREDIBLE. When it was done, my friends and I just looked at each other and was like oh..my..god.

I don't know of any videos of any of the songs.

However, TWIK was very slowed down - acoustic, quiet, wistful and beautiful - much like he's been doing Lie on tour. It's just David center stage with one light on him, the band in the background in the dark. David plays his electric guitar in this and it's just him playing the entire song.

And the best part is that he ended it in that beautiful high note that he used when he first sang it on Idol, the night before he won.

Did anyone happen to get TWIK from this show? On the cellcast it sounded a bit different to me, a bit slowed down or something so I was hoping to see a video of it.

'scuse me, but If your pickups are registering your friend's strings, your guitars are having intercourse.
Carry on.

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coercitus tacuit

"Wed, 04/15/2009 - 11:15 — Scott
Thanks Sharon! And I have no problem with people who are actually straight!

I joke around about the boys and their relationship, but I have no doubt in my mind about their straightness. I'm not sure why so many fans sexualize everything with the guys, but whatever. I just love that these buddies can feel so comfortable expressing themselves physically and emotionally. Younger guys today are much better at it. It's progress!"

Haha! We're cool then!! ; - )

My recap is up http://bit.ly/YMUd

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I don't have a pic of the drumming, but there are videos somewhere on youtube of - I think it was Release Day? - where David got behind the drums.

"I just love that these buddies can feel so comfortable expressing themselves physically and emotionally. Younger guys today are much better at it. It's progress!"

I agree!!!

Please, please, please, if anybody has a video or a picture of David playing drums, post it or let me know. I have this weird thing for drummers (my husband is one...and 2 exes) and I'm just dying to see him behind a drum set...

Sorry, Juliadc37,I think I flagged your post by mistake!!! How can I correct that?

I agree kitty.....this is one of those shows where the recaps have teased us into a frenzy, and for once we really don't care about the sound.

Oh Scott.....you're good. *giggle*

Tue, 04/14/2009 - 18:06 — SharonC
I have no problem with people who are actually gay, but I just don't get the appeal of people pretending that straight friends are.

Thanks Sharon! And I have no problem with people who are actually straight!

I joke around about the boys and their relationship, but I have no doubt in my mind about their straightness. I'm not sure why so many fans sexualize everything with the guys, but whatever. I just love that these buddies can feel so comfortable expressing themselves physically and emotionally. Younger guys today are much better at it. It's progress!

Oooh, sorry about there - here's a better link to my photos:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v296/kathleenr4764/Cook%20-%20Joliet/

veronique

even if your video has bad sound, it seems like everyone is waiting to "see" stuff not "hear" stuff, so maybe you could post anyway? thanks

linda

Okay, My video of the songs just is horrid. You cant even tell what song it is anymore. However the Banter is not bad so I have those for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Myzc37zyXA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzzxVI_iXkU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgNrG0lXLj4

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Tue, 04/14/2009 - 23:22 — songkat
My pictures: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/kathleenr4764/Cook%20-%20Joliet/s...
Enjoy!

Kat there is only one picture here. Did you mean to post your album?

I'm going to add my $0.02 cents to the BBS discussion. I think I've seen worse things in rock concerts and nobody even cares. Even more, the crowd cheers in approval.....This is not a high school musical, it's a rock concert. Get over yourselves. I actually find "guitar sex" which I believe has been defined as two guitar players in front of each other (which has happen in every rock concert I've been into BTW) kind of HOT and the teasing with Neal's hair I find it charming and adorable, and it definitely adds personality to the performance. That's brotherly love and it's appreciated. And it takes a very confident heterosexual man to be himself and show affection for his buddies. We all know David is very manly and a flirt, so let's be grownups about this and remember this is a rock concert, not a high school play.

On other subjects, I love that he sang Souvenir again....I love that song. Too bad there is no video of back bend because I would be playing it nonstop until my brains came out of my skull.

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"I feel alive beside you and all at once I am whole again..." Avalanche by David Cook.

Kat I love your picture! Congrats on getting such a cute picture and meeting David!!

I was thinking the same thing twik.... too bad because he did a couple of new things last night which I would say a lot of people are waiting anxiously to see for themselves.

It's starting to look like there are no vids. Sad

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What we see between these guys is a friendship that is to be envied. The first mistake here was to read into, exaggerate and discuss a silly comment. For future reference the lesson in this, I think, is to ignore and it will go away.

Now where is the backbend video? I've been waiting all day!

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Hope still lingers on

Let me add my WTF to all those downthread who are absolutely right about the BBS guitar thing and David tousling Neal's hair. Check out my comments on the Proverbial Box thread for my full response.
I've seen it live, and yeah, it is sure exciting to watch, but come on now - let's review some rock history while we're at it - Jagger will drape himself on Richards, and whatever else Jagger has done, I never heard that he did it with Richards; Paul and George used to sing mouth to mouth on one microphone - great to watch and that's that.

I am with those of you who point out that young men of their age are very comforable with being physical with each other.

Rather than being homoerotic, it struck me when I "saw it" close up at the Gala, that it was very hetero - like, please, turn me 26 again and put me in the middle. (blush).

Take a deep breath everybody and move on or just get used to it. Don't make them censor themselves and stop it.

I guess this counts as my first rant. It's annoying how sometimes people read something into every little thing that David does. None of us "know" David. He shows us what he wants us to know. He letting folks know that he and Neal are best friends period.

Oops! I deleted myself *lol*

*Ahem* What I said was, let's please not meander too far off the main topic of this thread, which is the St. Francis tour stop. Cheers! ~L

ETA: No worries, WGM. : )

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The thing about the guitar thing during BBS is some fans have referred to it as guitar sex. I don't consider it to be but it's a term that was coined in the cellcasts. I don't even remember why it's even called that.

The girls called in and explained the whole thing in more detail which is recorded--just don't ask me on which video. LOL

While Neal was playing, David ruffled Neal's hair and Neal at some point played David's guitar with his knuckles or something like that. It was cute, innocent and harmless. It was boys just being boys and you can tell how much love and respect ALL the guys have for one another otherwise they would not be joking around or doing stuff they do to one another. I'm sure to some it may look more than what it really is and every person has a different outlook on something. I just chalk it up to two guy friends doing what they love to do and sharing it with one another. They have a special bond with one another regardless and I have mad respect for all the guys in the band.

ETA-Sorry, Lisa. Just wanted to explain what the girls said about Neal & David in context to BBS since I was the one that gave their mini-recap before they called in with a more in-depth description.

I find David's comfort with touching male friends as a sign of how secure he is with his own masculinity. And, in general, I find his touchiness totally charming.

Most people, and forsure his Fans knows what type of person David is,and wouldnt think like that at all . It was wrong to write that.

Great pics!!! Thanks!! : ) I like the way he looked last night!!

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Tue, 04/14/2009 - 18:19 — chiwall

I didn't mean to imply I thought there was anything going on. I think it is playful fun done for the fans, and because they are so close. I've always liked David's comfort with touching, actually. It was very obvious on Idol last year and quite unusual.

But when I read this it comes across as something women would find sexy and men not so much. I've got two brothers, and neither ever run their fingers through each others hair.

"There was guitar sex and Neal played with David's guitar. David ran his fingers through Neal's hair."

Well, ok, but that's just the description. I'm guessing the men in the audience didn't care either way. Couldn't tell you how they'd feel reading that. And didn't David ruffle Neal's hair once before at the beginning of the tour? It was cute. I mean, there's no video of this performance, but I'm guessing he didn't stand there and pet him. That'd be a little weird. If an amusing visual.

So sweet! I want one, too! Thanks, Mandy! You're a sweetheart! (((Mandy)))

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Kat's picture:
http://twitpic.com/3blv2

The phone recap is fun to listen to and to hear their excitement. I can't wait to see the pic of David and Kat, that they keep talking about, where he has both arms around her! Wow, just the thought of that! Where's the vids?

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*****Warning.....kind of a rant*****

I agree with angelbabe. There is nothing homoerotic about David and Neal's interactions. There's no "bromance" or "guitar sex" or whatever. They're good friends and they behave like good friends.

That perception is the result of the fact that fans that 1) sexualize EVERYTHING David Cook says or does, and 2) write creepy fanfiction (IMO, fanifics about real people are always creepy).

I doubt that this is going to alienate male fans, but if so it will be because of fans doing this type of thing, rather than because of any of the band's behavior.

I have no problem with people who are actually gay, but I just don't get the appeal of people pretending that straight friends are.

Ok I have just one question what the F**k are you guys talking about. Oh my god. Two guys are great friends and have fun together and goof around and you go there. Just about every male I know in this age range and some older and younger act like this. You should be around my family sometimes they are always goofing around with one another.

None of the male rock music fans I know really care about anything beyond wether the band rocks and the music is good. People are going to think whatever they want... so nobody's opinion should dictate how the guys show their affection.

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coercitus tacuit

What ? That's nuts!!! He loves his friends like brothers.

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Juliann

I have grown sons born three years apart who have always been great friends to each other.
It still warms my heart when they get together and are physically affectionate with each other.
We know David and Neal like girls, so I just get a fun loving vibe to their stage antics.

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Lost my train of thought in Cookie nirvana.

???Where the hell did that come from???

homo-WHAT?????WTF
ppl!
Dave & Neal are like BROTHERS!!!!!
Brothers are physical with each other!
Some ppl are letting their fantasies get the better of them or they have not had a sibling born very close to them in age and know how there is a lot of goofing around!

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What a cute shot-you both look adorable!

yay he put the beanie on after the show

veronique0882: David Cook and I http://twitpic.com/3biho

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Breaking stereotypical barriers one concert at a time

the cellcast was a PAR-TAY!
SO cool!
Sound was GREAT!
I am ADDICTED!
Eager to see the vids!!!!!

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"If you can’t do anything about it, laugh like hell." D.R. Cook

Sorry guys - have been at work all day. I'll put up some pix tonight - mainly from the buses and such. But it was AMAZING AND EPIC AND OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There were all kinds of goods from last night's show (i.e. David's backbend into the mic, ect) no video or pics yet? le sigh....

Nothing yet?
Love the blogs but we need visuals,folks!

Oh the 90 minute phone recap was beyond hilarious.

My sides still hurt from laughing so hard last night.

I recorded the entire thing. They talked about everything from "guitar sex" to his reaction to the Race total to Andy looking like he was frozen to Ryan Star to Kyle being tiny enough to fit inside a fish tank to David's legs to Neal looking like a tattooed version of Hermes from Rudolph and everything in between. The chat was going nuts dying from laughter and at one point there was over 100 people busting out laughing at their recaps.

I sound like a dork--I promise I sound much better when conducting professional interviews.

Jess already posted the first link. Here are the others.

Part 2:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ2_DY_

Part 3:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ2_xbX

Part 4:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ23HbH

Part 5:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ23tb_

Part 6:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ23GZH

Part 7:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ23uZP

Part 8:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ23uYX

Part 9:
http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/199349/date/ZeNxZuXxaeZwZ23FZP

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