I was trawling around and found a couple of interesting things for yall! First, I found a video that I had never came across from the Tour stop in Chicago!! This video is so crystal clear....and the audio is perfect....except for a few people sometimes talking in the background!! I was so excited to find this, because it is Casey's first 3 songs of his set of 4 at Chicago, Illinois on 8/28/10!! It's nearly 15 minutes of Total Caseyness!!! :) Check it out below!!
"Casey's first 3 songs of his set in Chicago Ill."
Huge Thanks going out to alibutterfly82 for a fantastic video!! Great Job!!!
Ok, while I was out looking around, I came across this 'Cool' shot of Casey, which I believe is a screencap because think I remember seeing this on the show and I see the American Idol logo on the bottom left of the photo!! Anyhoo....it don't matter to me how the picture was captured.....it is one of those shots that is just so remarkable you just can't find the words to describe it!!!! Here.....what do yall think:
Ha!!! I told ya!!!! Is that a "Cool Cat" or what??!! I just love this look on him!!! Reminds me of the James Dean look way back in the day, except Casey's hair is longer and blond and not slicked back with brillcream or DapperDan or whatever they used to slick their hair back......ummmm I'm telling my age now, I need to hush!! :) But isn't that just a beautiful look on him?! I still say he could always have a side job as a model if he ever chose to! But if we know Casey.....he doesn't think of himself as we do. So I doubt if that will ever happen, but we can totally look forward to music videos from him and thats just as good in my opinion!!
I'm going to go ahead and post this while I decide what Homecoming Shots I want to use. And, just so you know......this Homecoming segment is by request from a fan, so I will be back later to bring you more......so check back in a bit!!
I'm going to go ahead and do a big write up about Casey's Homecoming on May 14th and 15th and take you through it one step at a time! I, for one want to relive the experience over again! I've been digging up information for a couple hours now and thats when I decided to make this more than just a few pictures! I'm going to start the Homecoming Visit today and finish it off tomorrow or maybe the next day, it all depends how much I find! I have so much really good stuff to share, and maybe some of you haven't seen all of it! I'm hoping some of the newer fans, who may have missed alot of this awesome journey, will totally love this Homecoming from start to finish!!
We're going to start by showing you the video of Casey arriving back in Texas on Thursday May 13th by private jet at Love Field!! I didn't know if he came in early Friday morning or actually came in the day before, and this video told me the answer to that question! He was able to spend some quality time with family before the hectic day ahead of him on Friday! I love this!! He is so cute when he squats down and pats the ground.....so glad to be back HOME!!! You'll also notice that Crystal and Lee were there on the tarmac....I didn't realize this, but there they are!! I guess they were delivered to Dallas and had to connect to their Hometown from Dallas. Sounds good to me! Enjoy!!
"Casey's arrival back Home in Texas"
The next step was to get back to his family and get some much needed love and hugs from them!!
And then.....he just needed to relax a little bit........
.......and get his bearings about him....... The Idol journey had been a whirlwind 5 months, something Casey was not used to, since he just played his music for small venues mostly and spent time with his family, friends and his dogs! That was his life before Idol.....
But not anymore!!!
Starting the next morning.......very early the next morning, Casey would spend many hours making his way from one appearance to the next, with some of the family in tow!! First stop was the Fox 4 News Station for an early morning talk about how his life has changed since Idol started and what it means to him to have people voting to keep him in the competition and how he feels about his fans!
"Casey & family's interview at Fox 4 News in Dallas"
Next stop was the KISS radio station in Dallas to be live on the air with Kidd Kraddock in the morning! They asked some really good questions and got Casey to really talking! Loved this on air interview!
"Casey James Live in Studio at KISS fm in Dallas"
Next stop..... the AT&T store in Grapevine, Texas to visit with fans and most importantly....to await the all important text that the Judges from AI were going to deliver to him while there at the location! They were telling him what song they had chosen for him to sing when he went back to Hollywood!
And the text said........."Daughters" by John Mayer! Casey seemed excited about the song and asked if anyone had a guitar he needed to start practicing! LOL!!!
He makes his way to the front of the store, takes a microphone and begins talking with people and noticing those he knows and going to them and hugging and visiting with the fans......awaiting the all important Judges choice song by Text!
"Casey and Fans at the AT&T Store awaiting Judges Choice"
Ok, I'm going to stop for the day, and I'll get the rest of it up for you tomorrow.....so come back and lets see Casey all the way through his Homecoming!!
Special Thanks going out to warner4az, Fox4news, dondraken, rcheek1717, and kiddlivewebmaster for all their awesome videos! And thanks to AI and SaraP for the great pictures!