I picked my friend Laura up at the Love Field Airport in Dallas about 2:00pm. We headed straight to the Hotel to put all our stuff up, freshened up and headed down to the festival where Bucky was performing. We were running a little late.....as usual.....and got there about 4:30. The show was to start at 5, so we went straight to the merchandise table to see Terra (Bucky's sister-in-law) and get our Meet and Greet Passes. She grabbed them and said hurry, the M&G has already started! We said "Where?" She said right on the other side of the bus.....about 15 steps away! :) So we go over and within 5 minutes Bucky was saying...."Well hello Glenda, how've you been?" and held his arms out for a hug! He does hug good too....I might add! :) Then he always asks me..."How long did it take you get here?" He gets tickled at me sometimes, depending on what I had to do to get there and how long it took. This time was a quick roadtrip, only about 75 or 80 miles....maybe a little further, so I just said "Oh, a couple hours." So we talked a few minutes about this and that, I wished him and Rocky a happy birthday.....(it's the 8th.....Monday) told him I got him a 6 pack a Shiner Bock beer (made in Shiner, Tx) but couldn't bring it in because of where we were. So I had also bought him a couple books and gave them to him after the show. (I had left the presents in the truck) I also congratulated him on his recent engagement to his gorgeous girlfriend Katherine, wished them well, and told him to give her a hug for me and my best wishes, and he said he would. Then we got 2 pictures together, one on my phone and one on my camera and they both turned out good! So, I told him we'd talk more after the show, because Laura still had to visit with him and they were needing him to do sound check like real soon! So we left and went and got something to drink and headed to the front of the stage to stake out our spot right on the front! I was surprised because no one was up close they were like 20 feet back in their lawn chairs, and I thought....oh no....I hope nobody comes up to me and tells me not to stand there.....because I'll have to tell them, yes I do.....make me leave..... :D if it was a security guard or something I would back off, but just somebody in the crowd.....no way!! The stage was high enough that we were not blocking anyone's view, so we just planted ourselves and got ready to ROCK!!! Laura and I were the only 2 people standing right up front for about 20 minutes and before we knew it, there was a huge crowd all around!! I know for a fact that Bucky likes his fans as close to the stage as they can get without being on it with him....lol!! So the show starts and I didn't bounce around as much as I usually do, because I was afraid the vertigo would get worse and I wouldn't be able to drive home.....so I just bounced a little bit by getting on my toes and bouncing that way! Usually I'm jumping up and down every time he does.....and believe me.....he jumps alot....and likes it when the people jump with him! You learn these things when you've followed them as long as I have him! Just think, before long, a bunch of us will know all these little inside things about Casey!!! I've got some cool stuff to tell you about what Bucky said about Casey.....but for now, let me finish this! Anyway.....his show had changed just a little since I had seen him last, in June at CMA fest. There was a new drummer, named Mitch and a new lead guitarist named Bo. And they played with him like they had always been with him, playing all his songs so well!!
Bucky is a live wire onstage and is quite funny as well!! I think I laughed at him more this time than I'd ever before.....he's just hilarious onstage.....always doing or saying something funny! I got a bunch of videos to prove that! I haven't uploaded all of them, but I got some of them, and the Band Intro videos which are always a hoot!! I did notice that the ones I got on my phone were a bit distorted....but you can still enjoy them! I think it might have been because I was right on those speakers! Anyway, I'll post the videos now and then finish up the recap. enjoy!
"Hold A Woman" Bucky's bluesy sexy song
Note: from 1:26 to 2:02 you can't hear anything because I had my finger on the speaker....sorry...
"Drinking in the Country"
a new one and I accidentally stopped it...but there's a little bit of it....and I like it!!
I accidentally hit the Publish Post.....so if your reading this please come back later and read the rest, I'm still working on it!
"Hands to Yourself" the beginning of the Band intros.....
this is hilarious!! It starts here and goes through the whole band intros!
Band intros continued.....
Scott Saunders (keyboards) and Steve Cook (Bass) check out the old bass Steve's playin' Billy I hope you see this!
Band intros continued.....
This is hilarious after the drummer is finished Bucky's pretending to sing the song and says something funny about a guy in the audience...Mitch-drummer and Bo- lead guitar
Band intros finished and end to "Hands to Yourself"
This is also funny....Bucky forgets to intro his brother....LOL!! Ducky Medlock on rhythm guitar and Rocky Covington on Percussion...can yall tell Rocky and Bucky apart yet??
I can still not tell you what the words to this song are....except raised on bar-b-que, Jesus....and a couple other words....lol...very cool song though!!
"Gotta Be Somebody"
I love his version of this song!
"The Wall" The Buckified Version...lol...
Bucky gets the crowd into this one!! Very fun song!!
Ok, yall.....first I want to apologize for the quality of the sound, I was just too close to get a clear sound, but hopefully yall can understand most of them! And you can at least see them very good! Also in one of the Band intros you will see Bucky up close to me and he's pulling on something on the front of the guitar....when you see that.....he was pulling a broken guitar string off and out of his way and he was pulling it fast and hard and when he shoved it out of his way my hand was right there and I got it....I rolled it up with one hand while still extended because people were reaching over me trying to get it!! They didn't......jus sayin'....lol.....and videoing all at the same time....talk about multi-tasking!! :) And also speaking of keepsakes.....when the lead guitar player came in front of me I mouthed the words, "Can I have your pick?" and when he was done he pitched it to me and I grabbed it without dropping it!! Usually I drop them and have to go to the ground elbowing and hollering....."It's mine....It's mine"!! LoL!! So ya see, being close to the stage has it advantages......and.....it's disadvantages.....(sound).
So the show is over and Laura and I went to the truck to get the gifts for them, and we come back and find all of the band members one at a time, except the drummer, Mitch.....he was nowhere to be found.....and they all took pictures with us and hugged us and thanked us for coming! And we said....Oh.....but THANK YOU for finally making it back to Texas!! They always want to come to Texas, but he isn't received as well here as he is on the east coast and midwestern states....go figure.....he is from North Carolina.....that might have something to do with it! Ya think???
So we're waiting by the bus and only 4 or 5 people are there and this one teenage girl turns to Laura and I and very 'matter of factly' said....."He's not coming out"..... Laura and I looked at each other and said......."Oh yea.....just be patient.....he's playing a game right now"! Ha ha! I bet she was wondering who we were and how we knew!! Terra....Rocky's wife had told Laura. So about 10 minutes later Bucky comes out and is signing and visiting with the few that were there and we waited to be last so we could have more time with him! So he comes over and hugs us and I said, "So Bucky....have ya met Casey yet?" Without even saying his last name....and Bucky knew exactly who I was talking about....he said, "No, not yet, but I want to!!" Well, I told him I run a site for him and he said "Oh Really?? Have you met him" and I said yea.....5 times.....I mean yea.....I have seen him 5 times and met him in Dallas once and hugged him"! He said Cool!!! Then I went on to tell him what a great guy he was and how likable he was and went on to suggest that he look him up and invite him out to the farm (Bucky's house) to ride 4 wheelers and dirt bikes and play some music by the brick fire thing (still can't remember what it's called....duh) with Casey!! He said he sure would try to look him up!!! I told him since he was the new kid in town, Bucky could show him some fun stuff to do on his off day(s), rather than work 24/7!! He was in agreement with me!! So.....yall keep your fingers crossed he'll find Casey and they can hook up and hang out together!!
Here are a few pictures of me and the band members! I hope yall have enjoyed my Bucky recap and come away with a whole new feeling about him!! He's quite a good guy too!!
My favorite stage shot....
Me and Bucky at Meet and Greet!
Me and Ducky
Me and Bo
Me and Rocky in the fedora I got him for his birthday!
Me and Bucky....after the show
Yall leave me some comments and let me know how ya liked the videos and such.....I'll be back with the latest Casey news as soon as there's something to post!!
Oh yea, I almost forgot!! I told Bucky I was gonna turn all my Casey fans onto his music by putting the videos on my site.....and he said....."Good.....maybe I can get some extra fans out of it!" and laughed like he does! He's so full of it!! :)