Dear David, I probably should have done this back in December after the Irving Plaza show, but stuff comes up and I forgot, but whatever... Anyhoo... that day, December 9th, 2011, was the longest, most tiring, but easily the best day of my life thus far (and by thus far, I mean... nothing will really beat it, like even my wedding day or whatever when it happens. Your concert was still cooler). I had been worrying and stressing and freaking out over that day for so long and when it finally got here, everything went far more perfect than I could have ever imagined. We'd met before, but it was only for like, less than a minute, but it was still fantastic, so getting to meet you again was like a bonus because something like that it just once in a lifetime and one of those moments that I will never forget. I was first at the VIP M&G, which was probably the scariest thing ever, knowing that I'd be the first one to meet you and the band. Being a generally nervous person, I was convinced I was going to say something stupid or do something wrong. Meeting my idol is probably the scariest, but most exciting thing in the world... and the only thing better than actually meeting you, was remembering how proud I was to be a fan of someone so completely genuine and real. Let me just say, the show itself was the best concert I think I will ever see in my entire life. There was something completely magical about it that made every song, every second of it just so flawless and perfect. With all the autotuned crappy singers infiltrating the airwaves today, it just reminded me how happy I was to be a fan of someone who can actually create beautiful music and perform it; no gimmicks, no elaborate lighting or special effects. Just sing and do what you do best. It was epic to see Ryan and Stevie join you on stage, especially Stevie because I felt like you were getting recognition that you deserved. A legend in music business was up there playing with you and the reaction to it all over the crowd and even spreading to the internet was just incredible because other real musicians were seeing how good you truly were and that made me so proud. Right before REM started, the woman standing in front of me grabbed me and put me in her spot, front row center and said "This is the best concert you will ever be at in your entire life. Enjoy this." And I did exactly that. And for that one song, I didn't take pictures, I didn't try to give people updates about the show. I just enjoyed it, and it was probably the most serene and amazing moment of my life. Trying to explain it to people who don't understand is pointless because they will never know how it felt to be in my position, watching my idol perform with so much emotion and passion, and that seriously sucks for them because it was phenomenal. It's been like a month since the show and you've been off the road for a while, and we all miss you, so don't take too much time writing. Please come back on the road to tour soon because there is nothing in the world as epic as a David Cook concert (this is a true fact, I promise). I know that 2012 will bring HUGE and AMAZING things your way; maybe new music, some new tour dates, and anything else you choose to put out. I'm pretty sure I'd buy anything with your name on it. These messages always wind up being so long winded and ridiculous, but anyways... thank you for everything. Thank you will never really be enough, but I'll say it anyways. Love, Mallory P.S. You should think about doing some acting. Seriously, you'd be awesome at it. Maybe voice a Disney prince or something? I could see it.