NOV-20-09 (FRI) HORSESHOE CASINO (Elizabeth, IN) -- twitter rpts, live blogging, recaps, photos, vids, reviews, etc.

NOV-20-09 (FRI) HORSESHOE CASINO (Elizabeth, IN) -- 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 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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I'd like to thank DCO user ladymadonna, who has graciously volunteered to co-host-post this tour thread to help ensure timely blogging and updates, as my schedule is a bit crazier than normal this time of year. I trust everyone will show her patience and support! If and when time permits, I will circle back to update/format this thread, if necessary. Thx. ~Lisa

START TIME: ≈ 7:30 PM ET (David's set should begin ≈ 8:30 PM ET)
**time subject to change so, please stay tuned**
Special Guest: The Script
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Fan-Organized CELLCAST by FrannieW --info now deleted--
Show #146 on the Declaration Tour
at ≈ 8:30 PM ET ( 5:30 PT / 6:30 MT / 7:30 CT )

>> Thread recaps: Courtesy of pweller7 / Courtesy of kristen1983 / Courtesy of pattyl / Courtesy of kitkat / Courtesy of davidcookiefan56
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Event Photos
>> David w/the Cowan Familiy / Courtesy of kristen1983 / Courtesy of luvzDC / Courtesy of EveAngelical / Courtesy of luvzDC
Photo credit: MinnTee
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After Reports-in-Brief
>> @MinnTee: I am dead
>> @Kristen8108: This awesome guy ran to the bus with us and laughed and said he feels like a 20 year old girl. LMAO
>> @brittneyburton: @thedavidcook rocked it tonight. he took my camera to take a pic. 2 bad it deleted.
>> @mandaplz: Ahhh, @thedavidcook was awesome! My BFF w/ me is walking down the aisle 2 "Time of My Life" @ her wedding n Cancun (28 days)!
>> @dreambig20: Wow...can't even speak...this last year has been so amazing. Phenomenal last show...SO excited to hear Breathe Tonight
>> @lisahiser: @thedavidcook awesome show tonight! I'm a little hoarse from making noise though. Had a great time!
>> @stacyhere: @thedavidcook OMG Indiana show tonight was Fucking Amazing! Please come back to the midwest I will TRAVEL far & wide!! Gah! Love you!
>> @daisy_moon: The Script was amazing tonight, as was David Cook (& the guys), of course. We had a great time.
>> @brittneyburton: - @thedavidcook took this with my camera!!
>> @andyskib: Thanks IN. Good times. We get to fly to Vegas tomorrow. Anyone coming with?
>> @thedavidcook: Sweetest of dreams, Indiana. Off to sin city. Put on your Sunday best, Vegas. I'm coming for your money and your pride...
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iTunes Album Art (courtesy of msdarcy): (pending)
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MP3s (courtesy of Queen Maeva): MP3s
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Declaration Tour Update: Show #148
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In-Concert Tweets/TwitPics
>> Twitpics: / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
>> @MinnTee: Black tee, the gray pantz
>> @MinnTee: - Extreme makeover fam on side
>> @ LifeAsKelly: This is THE HIGHEST ENERGY DAVID COOK show EVER I've seen!!!!!!
>> David on top of speakers during Declaration: / / / /
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Tonight's Set List
Heroes Video 1 (HQ) / Video 2 (HD)
Mr. Sensitive Video 1 (HD)
Souvenir (2008, unreleased) Video 1 (intro banter) / Video 2 (w/banter) / Video 3 (banter) / Video 4 (HQ) / Video 5 (HD)
Lie Video 1 (HQ, w/banter) / Video 2 (HQ, partial) / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 (banter) / Video 5 (HQ w/banter) / Video 6 (HQ w/banter) / Video 7 (partial) / Video 8 (HD) /
Video 9 (w/banter)
Breathe Tonight Video 1 (HD, w/Extreme Makeover banter) / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 / Video 4 (HQ w/banter) / Video 5 (w/banter)
Kiss on the Neck (w/Hotel California snippet) Video 1 (Partial) / Video 2 (HD) / Video 3
I Did It For You Video 1 (HD w/banter)
Make Believe (2009, unreleased) Video 1 (HQ) / Video 2 (HD) / Video 3 (HQ) / Video 4 (HQ) / Video 5 (HD, w/banter) / Video 6 / Video 7 (w/banter) / Video 8 (HQ) / Video 9 (HQ w/banter) / Video 10 (HQ w/banter) / Video 11 (HQ) / Video 12 (HD) / Video 13 (w/banter)
Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew cover) Video 1 (HQ) / Video 2 (HD)
Declaration Video 1 (partial) / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3 (HD w/banter)
Light On Video 1 (HQ) / Video 2 (HQ) / Video 3(HD)
Come Back to Me Video 1 (HD) / Video 2 (HQ w/banter) / Video 3 (snippet) / Video 4 (HD) / Video 5 / Video 6 (banter)
Misc: David photographing crowd / Sink it all in banter / Extreme Makeover banter / Kokomo banter / Banter / Banter / Banter / Banter
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Pre-Show Show-Related Tweets, Net Chatter, etc.
>> Souncheck & Setlist Spoilers / Soundcheck twitvid:
>> @Kristen8108: I wish they would just prop the door open. Lol. It's still pretty clear though. David in a white tee & hat.
>> @MinnTee: Show sold out. Lots of ppl in line for comp tkts. No upgrades to be released.
>> @dreambig20: - inside venue
>> @thescript: Just uploaded HORSESHOE CASINO ELISABETH to thescript:
>> @thescript: Just uploaded Live Mobile Show to thescript:
>> @MsCRC: - View of the stage
>> @ MontegoBay61205: At the @thedavidcook concert, with rum and diet in hand! Let's get this party started!
>> @Kristen8108: - The Script. Definitely no room to rush the stage tonight.
>> The Script: / / / / / / / /
>> @MinnTee: - TTS thx to an angel
>> @angelangiekc: Danny from @thescript IN MY FACE!!

Just uploaded! Sexy Banter and Lie!! (glitterbotstoo)

Don't know if this is here yet ~ partial LO with David on Top of Speakers! CryRainLo

Finally! an IDIFY with Soak It All In Banter! (1nattifan)


Another LO! (1nattifan)

Another IJDIYAT! (1nattifan)


Complete CBTM! HD (1nattifan)
Souvenir! HD (1nattifan)
Mr. Sensitive! HD (1nattifan)

Just dropping by to let you know the MP3s from this concert are on:

Another Heroes! HD (1nattifan)
A complete KOTN! (1nattifan)

Another Make Believe! HD (1nattifan)
Another Lie! (HD) (1nattifan)
A new Banter and Declaration! HD (1nattifan)

Another Sexy Banter & partial Lie! HQ (blounderground)


Another Banter and Breathe Tonight! HQ (MsIndycat)
Another Make Believe! HQ (JackieDenver)

Souvenir!! HQ (MsIndycat)
LO! HQ (MsIndycat)
IJDIYAT! HQ (MsIndycat)
Declaration! HQ (MsIndycat)
Sexy Banter and Lie! HQ (MsIndycat)


My pictures that I've uploaded so far. I just need to get the others done as well as video

8/8/09--1st DC concert and got an unexpected hug from Andrew which was amazing!
11/20/09--Horseshoe Casino, Indiana 6th row seats again!!

These vids are by Kristen8108:
Here is her Banter and Make Believe! HQ
Kids Don't Do Drugs Banter before Souvenir! HQ
Sexy Banter and Lie! HQ
Banter about Ghost People and Extreme Makeover Home Edition! HQ
Kokomo Banter & Soak It All In Little League! HQ


So Elizabeth was the last of our 3 Concerts in 3 Days Adventure. When we got to the Casino Hotel we of course go in to check in. I'm standing at the counter and I turn around to see what my 2 travel companions are up to and who do I see but Flipp'n Suh-Weet Mr. Cook! Gah! I was just all cool and calm and just acted all nonchalant but inside I'm like "Holy Crap that's David!" He was greeting my friend from MN and shaking her hand and telling her he was happy to see her again (she has been to a few shows and met him previously and he remembers her! Most excellent!) My friend who was in from PA had just met David out at the bus in Peoria the night before and gotten an autograph and was able to thank him for great music and shows & was just star struck by the fact that one minute she is just standing there and then the next she turns around and DING! There's David!. David walked around and up to the counter where I was and I was trying to be all normal but I was actually checking the boots and t-shirt and the gorgeous face and baseball cap and of course the arms & realizing how he has a glow or aura around him like he is indeed spesh-chul, Yes he IS! So as soon as he appeared he took his key and went back to the elevators smiling and waving and up and away he goes on the elevator. We were like What just Happened? and totally Geeked out! Young chick who was there working in some capacity although idk what it was stated that He was so nice and usually celebrities that come never even come out of their rooms and simply call room service etc.. (for sure she is already completely and hopelessly cookified to the max! How could she NOT be! Gee!)

In the theater as we were waiting for the Most Excellent Show to start we spy David's Dad Stan in the back by the light guy!! Yep! And so whilst we are gawking back at him and saying OMG there is David's Dad! GAH! the lady right behind us says something like "Yep that's Stan! I am David's Great Aunt and this whole row is David's cousin's and relatives! Guh! NOW I realize I will have to knock my fangirlling down a notch and act more my age instead of a love struck teenager! LOL!

The show was Awesome with David Climbing Up the tall Speakers and then jumping off during Declaration. The Banter was cute and awesome as usual and the funniest was when some guy yells out Seeexxxxxyyyyy & David was cracking up about this guy having a mancrush! Also there was banter about the Extreme Makeover Home Edition and the family was in the audience! Too Cool! and the Set List was again Stellar! Not going into the songs because I always love them ALL and I know people get tired of me always loving all the songs all the time but I Can't Help it I DO!! Dang you David Cook! It's All Your Fault! hee! NOW I gotta wait for Pechanga Babies!

Partial Declaration showing David Jumping Off the Speakers! (HQ) (CryRainLo)


What an amazing show! Row F seats seemed to be 2nd or 3rd row. I do have pictures and video on my camera from the show which I will get up asap. Getting to hear Breathe Tonight was so amazing. Never thought he would sing that during the concert. And MB, wow, it was a surprise. I had waited to hear it live first without listening to it and it was such a great song.
Oh and I happened to be walking back from the hotel area to the casino and who freaking walked by me..David and a security guard! After seeing what Kristen wrote, it was definitely him. I was on my cell phone at the time and I looked up and he smiled at me. Don't know if he thought I recognized him but that was pretty cool.
Kristen8108--it was so nice meeting you and thanks for letting me hang with you guys out at the bus with you. Can't wait until our next show which I don't know when it will be for me but I had a great time!

8/8/09--1st DC concert and got an unexpected hug from Andrew which was amazing!
11/20/09--Horseshoe Casino, Indiana 6th row seats again!!

Another Breathe Tonight! (TheDarkCookies)

Yes I saw the vid, it's already been tagged as a "favorite", and YES, I saw the wink. I missed the shrug in real time as I was looking at YOU looking at HIM and you asking me if I saw that wink...YUP, I did!


Light On! HQ (brittneyhowiefan)
Sexy Banter before Lie (TheDarkCookies)

Here is Heroes! HQ (MsIndycat)
Another Make Believe! HQ (CryRainLo)
And Another Banter & Make Believe! (TheDarkCookies)
Soak It All In Banter (TheDarkCookies)

Another Lie! HQ (winandfem)
Another Banter & CBTM! HQ (winandfem)

Aww, pattyl, I have told your story to so many people and it is awesome. I had a great time next to you, it was wonderful to share such a great show with you, your enthusiasm was infectious. Did you see that Brittney has the vid of "my" wink on her facebook? It is pretty awesome.

Another Breathe Tonight! HQ (Kristen8108)


Another Banter and Make Believe! HQ (trey1726)

Unbelievable story….so unbelievable it’s taken me two days to absorb what happened. Let me backtrack a little. Recently I had my hours cut at work from 25 to a whopping 12. I wanted to go to the Elizabeth, IN., show but really didn’t have the funds. I’ve been to four GA shows, which were all amazing. (Louisville, Akron, Cincinnati and Cleveland). Then I heard about this new casino show, and it was practically in my backyard! Finally by the middle of this week, I couldn’t stand it any longer and begged my husband to let me go…alone, since we could only afford one ticket and he has already seen him. I begged and pleaded until he relented and said ok, Merry Christmas! WOHOO! Went online to see if anyone had a ticket, some had two, but not just one. Went to Ticketmaster and bought a ticket with a “limited view”…oh well! I was on DCO the morning of the show, this past Friday. I went to the tour thread and looked up the Elizabeth, IN thread and there was a post from “brittney” looking for someone to go with her, she was getting tickets from a friend at the casino. Well…I tweeted her and said I’d love to go with her as I was also going alone, as long as she didn’t mind going with a crazy old lady. She said I was welcome to come along with her, but she didn’t know where her seats were but thought they might be good because they were coming from a “high roller”, I had no idea what that meant! I was just happy to have someone to go with. I waited at the venue for her, she had to meet up with the person giving her the tickets and he was running late. She met up with me at about 7:15 and handed me the ticket and said “I think they are front row!” OMG….Seats A15-16, not only front row, but almost directly in front of David. I was just hoping for a ticket that was better than my “obstructed view” one. I was literally shaking as we sat down right before the Script came on. So a BIG thank you to Brittney for giving me the best Christmas present ever! Anyone who saw the picture from that night, Brittney was the one that David took the camera from to take OUR picture. Yes, that’s me in the front row…the one in the goofy DaveTrance, and Brittney is on the left taking his picture with her cell phone! Also got to meet luvsdc and thebav, who was kind enough to give me one of her pictures from another show to have David sign. Yes, I was a witness to the infamous wink that made luvsdc (minntee) cry! We waited at the busses, but he had to get on the road because he was flying to Vegas the next day, that’s OK, I would have been to nervous anyway!


Another Banter and Souvenir! (TheDarkCookies)

Here are a few videos I took
David taking the camera from the girl next to me:
Make Believe:
Banter about black jack and intro to Souvinir:

My pictures can be seen here:

Anothre Make Believe! (MsCRC) HQ


Sadly, my few pics on my cell phone were blurry and not worth sharing. And just when I finally was in a great spot.

I forgot one other detail. It really was awesome seeing them all jam on IDIFY so close by last night. That really is a powerful and compelling visual. I am happy David is increasingly getting recognition for his guitar skills. This seems a new development and a welcome one. I've seen mentions in a few reviews recently.

Oh, thanks! Obsessions in my head:)

Thanks Heather for the Mp3 - Make Believe is now on my ipod. Love this song!

suzi-e, the shirt says "Please Don't Clip My Wings."

Rolling Out Across the Desert Word Hero #293
"If I was in a band competing with Andy, I'd quit." -- Neal Tiemann

My recap of last night:

First of all, huuuuuuge thanks to HappyDance for my ticket! This was a very last minute decison to go, and she made it possible.

I started out where my ticket said I should be, row P between Andy and David. The Script came on and no one for rows all around me was standing. Having heard about people being screamed at and tugged on to sit down, I decided I didn't want to contend with that. After two songs, I went exploring and found 4 empty seats in the 5th row, Andy's side, on the outer aisle just under the balcony! Wow! Every other show I have been way back. Anyway, I seized that opportunity right away. My seat was so good that the pro photographers (from newspapers? IDK) with the huge cameras were taking pictures from right behind me, and one nearly had his camera on my shoulder at one point. The difference in the show from way back and up front was amazing. It was like being at a different concert. You could really see the guys in a way I haven't before. They just seemed like such guys-next-door, like I was having a concert in my living room almost. It really did add an element of intimacy.

I was thrilled to get Breathe Tonight, a song we don't hear much and I've seen few tubeys of. It was wonderful. I was also so thrilled to get to hear Make Believe. But my true highlight was that David climbed that speaker during Declaration - right in front of me! Yes, I was 5 rows back, but he was right.there. Aside from fearing he'd fall off, and being appalled when he jumped way down from there afterward, I was kind of awestruck on that one. To have him that close, looking up at him singing that song I've loved so ever since SNL, was a memory I will hold dear for a long time. He was really trying to give to the balcony with that, but it was hugely to my benefit, LOL. It's the first time I've seen him without the beanie, and he looked fantastic with the "Don't clip my wings" shirt. Lots of armmmmmms there.

I wish I could remember more of the banter. He was cracking up a lot last night. There was one funny point where he heard some guy yell "Seeexxxxxyyyyy" in a funny voice, which cracked him up. If I heard him right, he said something about there being no chance there. Heh. There were also 2 drunk guys a couple rows behind me that yelled "David" really loud in unison hoping for attention. There was a decent amount of men, and some were quite enthused, including all ages. I saw very few even of the apparent comped people leave - maybe about 4 near me? Some never did stand (we didn't get the 'chair' speech), but most seemed to enjoy it.

I think this was alluded to in pictures already, but the family that got the Home Makeover was there, front and center, and he introduced them. He bantered about that for a bit.

Oh, and this is my first experience with feeling the beat literally pounding in my chest. It happened with most of the Script songs and a few of David's. What a weird sensation. I'd heard of that from some of the fan recaps, but had dismissed it as not quite so literal.

I enjoyed the Script, though they had kind of a muddied sound. The lead singer, who is kind of cute, was working the ladies in the front of the crowd a bit. BTW, David and the band did not sound muddied at all last night, which was great.

Because this was such a last-minute decision, I couldn't find my good camera and got no vids at all. I also went with a cell phone with barely any charge in it (I have a car charger that doesn't work right - in our other car), so I could only get about 4 pictures. If I'd known what he was going to do on Declaration, I would have waited. My phone was completely dead by then. Epic fail. I hope someone got a really good pic of that. I may just be taking some other people's tubeys and pics to recall my awesome experience. Epic fail when you consider where I got to sit and what he did with Declaration right in front of me. Iz sad.

What is it written in his t-shirt? Damn, why I have to be so curious... It annoys even meself. -s-

For anyone that wants it, I ripped "Make Believe" from last night. Since it was such good quality.

Thanks to all involved in the cellcast.


I saw your concert tonight at The Horseshoe Casino and and it was GREAT !!!!!.. I loved the engery you brought into the room. Also very nice of you to do The Extreme Home Make Over,that tells me your a very caring person. Also really liked your new song your singing at your shows called I think " Make Believe " . We also liked your SEXY story, we didn't hear anyone say anything, but we were sitting back aways, so couldn't hear all of it. real clear. David did you get my little gift I left for you, the little brown dog, signed to To: David ? I hope so... Thanks for a Awesome show and catch you next time around...
Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.

Thanks Jane for posting this link so quickly! I love Make Believe! And I love that Tee shirt Dave has on...

Thanks to Frannie, Mandy and Teresa for the cellcast! I love this performance of Make Believe the best of any of them yet. He's really hitting the high notes perfectly (amazing with this being his third night in a row). And does it seem a tiny bit faster to anyone? I really want an MP3 of tonight's performance!

thanks to Mandy and FrannieW 4 letting me share the sizzling energy @ tonite"s show!!!

Thank you Mandy, Frannie and Theresa for the great cellcast tonight Smiling

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