JUL-16-09 (Thu) SIMON ESTES AMPHITHEATER (Des Moines, IA) -- twitter rpts, live blogging, recaps, photos, vids, reviews, etc.

JUL-16-09 (Thu) SIMON ESTES AMPHITHEATER (Des Moines, IA) -- twitter rpts, live blogging, recaps, photos, vids, reviews, etc.



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 ≈9:15 PM CT)
**time subject to change so, please stay tuned**
Special Guest: NeedToBreathe
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CELLCAST by dreambig20 w/backup Paulafee (WNH) -- info now deleted –
Show #81 on the Declaration Tour
at ≈ 9:15 PM CT ( 7:15 PT / 8:15 MT / 10:15 ET)

>> thread recaps: Courtesy of Aimeet21
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Event Photos
Courtesy of angelangiekc / Courtesy of Jen / Courtesy of iowadcfan aka TheBav / Courtesy of Aimeet21 / Courtesy of iowadcfan aka TheBav / Courtesy of DesMoines.Metromix.com / Courtesy of Bdaviss21 (slideshow)
Screen capture: courtesy of Bdaviss21
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After Reports-in-Brief
>> @mkwake: http://twitpic.com/amfoq - Pic from David Cook's show in Des Moines 7/16. / http://twitpic.com/amfyj - More David Cook in Des Moines. I wonder if good seats are still available for his other IA shows, I need more!
>> @iowaradioguy: http://twitpic.com/am8fb - Me and @garlicgirl with David Cook / Backstage with David Cook and band http://twitpic.com/am4m8
>> @alwicklitt: just got back from the david cook concert! and it was simply amazing just like him : )
>> @HonorSocietyxx3: Met David Cook July 15th, officialy starstruck. ; )
>> @indylexi: Just home from David Cook in DSM, AMAZING! Sis came along unfamiliar with the music-left a Cook fan. I love him!
>> @star1025: Even more pics of David Cook! http://tinyurl.com/ko4eud
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iTunes Album Art (courtesy of msdarcy): Des Moines - Photo credit: Jen
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MP3s (courtesy of Queen Maeva): MP3s
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In-Concert Tweets/TwitPics
>> David Cook on stage in Des Moines. - http://mobypicture.com/?1qpcwp / http://flic.kr/p/6FtExm / http://flic.kr/p/6FpDKM / http://flic.kr/p/6FpXnX
>> @STAR_Scootie: http://twitpic.com/alqfc - STAR 102.5 Artist David Cook takes the stage in Des Moines / @iowaradioguy: David Cook on stage downtown. (will have better pics later) http://twitpic.com/alqrq
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Tonight's Set List
Mr. Sensitive Video 1 (w/banter) / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 (HQ, w/entrance)
We're Only Honest When We're Sleeping (2007, unreleased) Video 1 (+Heroes) / Video 2 (HQ)
Heroes Video 1 (HQ) / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 (HQ, partial) / Video 4 (HQ) / Video 5 (HD)
I Did It for You Video 1 (partial, w/banter) / Video 2 / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 (HQ)
Life on the Moon Video 1 (partial, w/banter) / Video 2 / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 (HQ, partial) / Video 5 (HQ, w/banter) / Video 6 (HQ, banter) / Video 7 (partial) / Video 8 (HQ)
Avalanche Video 1 / Video 2 / Video 3 / Video 4 (HQ, partial w/banter) / Video 5 (HQ) / Video 6 (HQ) / Video 7 (HQ, w/banter)
Bar-ba-sol Video 1 / Video 2 (HQ, banter) / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 (partial)
Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac cover) Video 1(banter) / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 (banter)
Kiss on the Neck Video 1 (HQ) / Video 2 (HQ, w/banter) / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 / Video 5 (HQ, banter) / Video 6 (HQ) / Video 7 (HD)
Come Back to Me Video 1 (HQ, w/batner)/ Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 / Video 4 (HQ) / Video 5 (HD, w/banter) / Video 6
Light On Video 1 (partial) / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 (HQ)
A Daily AntheM Video 1 / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 (HQ)
Misc Video: Video 1 (Brazil banter) / Video 2 (post-show)
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Pre-Show Show-Related Tweets, Net Chatter, etc.
>> @Jule425: People lining the bridges along the Des Moines River at the David Cook concert.
>> [SET LIST SPOILERS - highlight to view] Mr Sensitive, We're Only Honest, Heroes, I Did It for You, Life on the Moon, Avalanche, Bar-ba-sol, Little Lies, Kiss on the Neck, Declaration, CBTM, Light On, A Daily AntheM
>> @TheBav: At the David Cook concert. The venue is PACKED! Feels like way more people than other concerts here this year. Free show for folks on bridge / @iowaradioguy: BIG crowd jamming into the Amphitheater for David Cook tonight! http://twitpic.com/aldgl / http://twitpic.com/algx2 / @STAR_Scootie: http://twitpic.com/aljel - Lots of peeps at David Cook show / @MinnTee: http://twitpic.com/al9e0 [the stage]
>> @MinnTee: http://twitpic.com/akfaf at Star 102.5 studios / omfg that was so cool! more to come [...] we cannot stop smiling / @star1025: Check out pics with David Cook! http://tinyurl.com/ko4eud
>> @theBav (aka iowadcfan) & @MinnTee (aka luvzDC) won a Q&A w/David Cook on @star1025
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Related Article(s)/Interview(s)
>> Star 102.5 (w/iowadcfan!) Interview w/David Cook MP3
>> Record contract, loss of brother influence ’08 'American Idol’ winner Cook


I've moved my concert photos, so the credit photo for the Album Art is now here.

"Take a minute just to breathe..."
√D; WTFU; Poetic Solace
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My "best of" photos from the Des Moines show are in Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebav/sets/72157621771509984/

Stopping in to drop off album art for this show:

Des Moines - Photo credit: Jen

Lucky, lucky Jen, to be in a position to get such a shot! Thanks for sharing it!

Declaration Tour iTunes artwork
Snark For The Cure

I've never been on here before but I went to Davids concert in Des Moines and it was fabulous!!! I have a couple little vids on youtube but it looks like you guys found them Smiling Anyway I got Davids autograph and was so excited!! I left during the encore and stood on the stairs he had to walk up and he was nice enough to sign my CD, even though he was being rushed out by security!
But I saw the comment about the skinny jeans and the comment about the converse shoes so I thought I'd share a photo. This was taken when he was walkin out of the hotel from his Meet & Greet to his bus, I had a camcorder in one hand and camera in the other and didn't even realize I took this photo. hehehe!


My photos from this show are in my Photobucket now at: http://s453.photobucket.com/albums/qq256/kbav_bucket/David%20Cook%20in%2...

I'll be pulling out the best of the best and posting them to my Flickr account as soon as I have extra time. I'll also be recapping the interview that opportunity that I had. The link at the top of this thread is to the full interview. The station edited it for broadcast. LuvsDC and I also had a brief conversation with David before the interview and a longer conversation with him after the interview. All in all, we spent about 20 minutes in a room with just 5 humans in it - the DJ, the producer, LuvsDC, me and David Cook. It was a completely surreal, once in a lifetime experience that included just shooting the breeze with David.

Jen loaded more videos early this morning.

Brazil Banter Little Lies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXnQhi4lLOo

Partial Bar Ba Sol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gULg52RC_cQ

Kiss On the Neck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7EadE1QOE

Come Back to Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnFBUnREcMc

Light On: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OO6mHsx7Gk

42 ≡ 6 (mod 6) [Wavelength] Drop to your knees and remember where you came from this is the time to abandon hesitation.

another Banter before LOTM! HQ
Banter acknowledging Carly's first concert before KOTN! HQ
partial BBS! HQ


I know I'm 2 days behind but...did everyone notice in KOTN where he changed the lyric? He sang "You're blowing up like a hurricane" instead of "like a hand grenade." Interesting, hmmmm.

Apparently, this is Change the Lyric Week. That Dave...always keepin' us on our toes!

"Gum is the new black." DCook, Okla City, 98.9 interview

Is it just me or did all the guys have the same skinny pants? (Not counting Kyle because, you know, can't see his! lol)

Thank you all so very much for everything!

another Life on the Moon! HQ

Man! I'm waiting for a Little Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for videos ,interviews ,and radio show ,and pics.there so Great!!!! : )

A quick fly by to thank you all for the great videos. Interesting venue, kind of reminds me of the downtown area near my home where they have a gazebo by the water and they play summer concerts (down by the river -- LOL). I think that's the first time we have seen him in what looked like Converse All-Stars. Guess the boots needed a rest! Smiling


another excellent AVALANCHE!

Thanks for the great videos and updates.

My last video (Honest, and Heroes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmxG24cFBss

42 ≡ 6 (mod 6) [Wavelength] Drop to your knees and remember where you came from this is the time to abandon hesitation.

My BBS....its still processing so it will get better


Thank you to all for your videos from last night.

Nice to see David back in the skinny jeans - looks awesome as usual.

Thanks everyone for the videos.

But in the meantime, here is "I Did It For You.".

That song is so awesome live, I'm glad they're playing it more. Great video!

i agree Xavier...I hope he sings BT at Musikfest!!

Thanks everyone for the pictures and videos and for the cellcast!!

Good morning, everyone. After one awesome show and 3 hours of sleep I am up. I have two more videos uploading (Life on The Moon, and WOHWWS/Heroes combination), and Jen also has more videos which she will be loading later today. But in the meantime, here is "I Did It For You.".


ETA: I had planned on having the whole show to upload, however, security made me stop recording right after we said 1,2,3,4 on Bar Ba Sol. Since I had a great seat this was unfortunate. But, Jen took over with her camera. Her visuals are stunning, but the amps were a bit much for her audio, so she hopes to be able to work on that before uploading. We will be on the road again back to Sioux City for tonight's concert, hence the delay in posting those vids.

42 ≡ 6 (mod 6) [Wavelength] Drop to your knees and remember where you came from this is the time to abandon hesitation.

here is Banter and beginning of I Did It For You!!


david has a nice legs and looks good on skinny jeans, he must wear that kind of jeans more often, he looks thinner and sexy=)

"I see your face in every single thing I do. You change me."

Pinoy fans represent!

Aha! Iowans upload their videos for a good half the show before going out and milking the cows. Lovely setting.

I know I overuse "eerie" for the beginning of LOTM, but it is.

He did NOT say, "I can't understand what you're saying, so we're going to play Avalanche," did he? Not that that isn't as good a reason to play Avalanche as any.

What's interesting from Bdaviss21's LO (where the distance metaphor is portrayed literally, as she seems to have been forced to shoot from Ames) is that it's completely possible to identify the band members by how they move on stage. (Admittedly, Kyle's kind of a gimme.)

Totally cracking up at the guitar-pick throwing at the end with people screaming for them... man's gonna be responsible for a shortage of the things. Or eBay will break out in auctions for DC guitar picks that weren't really touched by DC.

Notable of the night: KOTN (not forgetting that this is the only one of the harder-rock songs that was up this early)

Opps! Thanx Julia! I fixed it! "That" BBS vid from Duluth just wants to keep on getting posted!!!

here is ADAM!
a very short clip of David
here is Heroes! HQ
here is KOTN! HQ

I just want to say big thank you to all involved with the cellcast and for the videos this morning.
Avalanche is gorgeous.
Hey Patti !!! Autograph???Check your first link again.......but THANK YOU very much for this again!!!!

Banter 's Brazil.The best EVER to me
Brazilian Word Nerds

Avalanche: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OinbK4fknJk

Mr. Sensitive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-gkME1V0rA

42 ≡ 6 (mod 6) [Wavelength] Drop to your knees and remember where you came from this is the time to abandon hesitation.

thanks for the two videos they are great.
please vote for David on VH1, FUSE TV and MUSIQTONE he should be number one.

Looks like Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill was there and shot these videos




Big thank you to Mandy and the cellcaster tonight! Awesome show!! Smiling
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If you wanna know the truth, I wouldnt have it any other way."

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Good set. I wish we could hear Breathe Tonight a little more. It's so electric live!

When You Find Food...Come Back To Me!

Had to cut out before the encore but still want to relay my thanks to everyone involved.

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