Hey everybody! Well, I really don't know where to start with today's post.....my mind is flooded with things I want to say, and I really don't know how to begin. This is not the end.....it is.....the beginning, for every one of these Idols. They will all go in different directions tonight after the show, and very possibly not ever see each other again. That, to me, is sad.....and I'm sure there will be tears shed tonight as they each say good-bye to a group of people that have become like family to them. And I'm not just talking about the 10 Idols, I'm also referring to all the band members, the backup singers, the sound people, the stagehands, the bus drivers..... they have all become like one big family this summer, and it's going to be sad for each one of them!
On a different note, they are all drained, physically and emotionally!! They all will be going home for a much needed break from the long and grueling Summer Tour! Although we are happy that they finally get some rest, we are all asking ourselves and each other......what now??? How do we fill our days, without this tour to talk about?? Well, I, for one, am going to take a little break myself for a few days, not right now, but in a couple days, but not for long!! During that time, I will be in the process of giving Caseymania a face-lift......if ya will!! A much needed re-dressing, because we're going other places now!! We have to get dressed for the future Caseymania!! This site will be following the Career of Casey James, just like it followed the very first tour of him!! We have watched, with tears in our eyes at times, as our boy fought, and fought hard to stay on his feet and not go down during this incredible tour!! He's been sick through some of it, but I know he would not have ever gave up, thats not Casey!! And tonight, the show in Indianapolis closes the curtain on the Season 9 American Idols! I am sad and glad at the same time.....I know now Casey will finally get that much needed rest he was so desperately seeking!! He's coming Home to Texas to get rejuvenated and relaxed with family, friends and his precious dogs!!
I hope he has a wonderful and relaxed time at home as he prepares for the next chapter in his life......Nashville, and a brand new record deal with Sony Nashville!! I wish him lots of luck!!
Earlier today we got yet another.....'little yellow note' from our boy Casey!! Here's what he had to say about this day!! Bless his sweet little heart!!
Ok.....I'm in tears now......give me a second.....ummm......I'm ok, just a bit overwhelmed right now.....he is such a beautiful soul.....no one kinder, or more grateful......what a great role model to young children..... I just love this guy!!
I came across some nice photos from Cincinnati, and I'll post a couple of those now!!
Thanks to lee-dewyze.net for these great shots...... of Casey!!
I found a nice review from Chicago and they say some really cool things about our Casey, even though that is DeWyze territory!!! Oh of course, Lee got all the glory, but thats ok, OUR American Idol was also noticed!!! *wink*
"Article from Chicago"
They are doing something really cool on twitter right now! If you are on twitter you might see people posting this: iremembercaseywhen
Go ahead.....include yours! And you can do it all you want, the more the better......so go for it, I am!!
I finally found a Video!!! Yay!!! Hopefully more and more videos will get posted in the next few days, and this one is only less than a minute, but hey.....I'm excited!! :)
"Don't" in Des Moines, Iowa
Thanks to WasWorthWaiting for this short but very sweet little video!!!
I couldn't help it.....but I found another video, and it's the studio version of "Don't" with the lyrics across the screen as the song progresses! I absolutely LOVE this song, and so......I couldn't help but put it here as well!! Enjoy!!
"Studio version "Don't" w/lyrics"
Thanks to brenidlr22 for this great video!
Oh boy!!! Finally!!! I've got lots of Late Night Sandwich videos for yall!!!! I just found them!!! And there is 6.......count 'em......6 of them!!!! Enjoy!!!
"LNS-All Day Edition"
"LNS-All Day Edition Pt.2"
"LNS-All Day Edition-Pt. 3"
"LNS-All Day Edition-Pt. 4"
"LNS-All Day Edition-Pt. 5"
Gosh!! I hope I got all of them right!!! I gotta go post this now, and check all my links.....I know......I know.......I should check them when I paste them......but no.....not me.......I have to do everything the hard way....... LOL!!!!
See yall in a little bit......gotta go find some more LNS All day editions!!!
I realized I had not posted any of my favorite shots today, so here goes!!! In the beginning.......
And in the end......
Well....sorry I don't have anything from the end yet.....but the promise of new videos and pictures from Indiana tonight......Casey's whole set!!! Check back for that!! If not tonight maybe by tomorrow sometime!!