WoW!!!! Where do I start, Casey Fans?!?! OMG is now an official 'word' to describe our own Casey James!!!! He was on 'fire'!!!! His new set was just as awesome as we all believed it would be!! We were listening to 'his heart and soul'....I believe is the way he put it! The anticipation up to this first show was over the top for everybody..... myself included! Everyone who didn't get to go to Little Rock, was on pins and needles till that first video hit YouTube!!! And he did NOT disappoint!! He was everything and MORE than we expected him to be!!
I'll start at the beginning with my recap of the whole experience from my eyes!
We all met up and took off from Fort Worth about 8:15 am or so and hit Interstate 30 to Little Rock! It took us about 5 1/2 hrs. or so, to get there. We checked in to the hotel and then headed for Vino's a few blocks away to have some pizza and drinks! All the fans were invited, but only a few showed up. Jan, Mike and Melanie from Memphis showed up and me, Anthea (The English Casey Fan), Dawna and Norma all came together! Mind you....Anthea flew all the way to Texas from England to go to Casey's debut opening act!! She is one dedicated fan, and just a sweetheart of a lady!! Dawna, was our trusty driver!! She got us all there in one piece....thanks girl!! And Norma was tweeting & posting pictures as much as I was! We were all yapping our jaws, sometimes at the same time!! It was a very fun roadtrip!!
So we got back to the hotel and got ready for the time of our lives!! We got to the venue about 6:15 and there were lots of people lined up already. They opened the doors about 7:00 I think and we all flooded in and ran to the ladies room! LoL! Or....maybe I was the one running to the ladies room....lol!! Anyway a few of us met up inside and headed to our places inside. We met a few more fans....Kathy and Steve, Darla, and some I can't remember their names (please forgive me... :( ) We took a few group fan pictures and visited a bit and then it was time....Time for Casey to show us all what he had been working on, and we had been longing to see and hear for a number of months! The first moment the band members started scrambling onto the stage, the yells and applause started. And then.....there he was....covered in blue lights, and looking ever so much like our Casey we had all come to love over the last 14 months! Someone handed him his guitar.....and that first chord cut like a knife through the air.....and the screaming began! HE WAS BACK!!! And we were there, watching him as he started strumming his guitar to the old tune...."I'm a long Tall Texan"! I was like....What??? You mean Casey can even put his spin on a old country song like that??? And that he did.....as only Casey can!!! He took the song in a whole new direction with a lot of blues sound put to it!! I LOVED it!!! This....is what Casey does best!!! This is who HE is....and the crowd were loving it!!
LONG TALL TEXAN
Big thanks to amcaro10
Then, he changed guitars and the drums started making a nice beat and Casey kicked in and started singing this fast paced southern rock sounding song, that I could have easily found myself singing along to, had I known the words!!! Then his keyboard player took the lead....and he 'tore it up'!! Ok, I'm digging this toe tapping song!!
Thanks to kathyt11
He didn't change guitars for the next song....he slowed it down and the sound of it appealed to me right away....ummm could this be the..... 'panty dropper' Patrick Davis talked about on twitter? :) Surely not....it's only been a couple or 3 weeks since they wrote it. But I knew right away it was a sexy song! And when Casey started singing it....I was ALL in!!! My favorite so far!! The song had a soulful, bluesy, very sexy sound to it. Very sentual and the words were all the more reason to call it a PD song! :) (In my warped opinion, lol) Its time to light the candles and put Casey on the CD player.....
I have another name I call songs like that.....'baby making music'.... lol.....so for all those looking to add to or start a family.....Casey's gonna hook ya up with the music!! :D
I'm just having too much fun with this!!
"LETS DON'T CALL IT A NIGHT"
Thanks to kathyt11
The next song started very similar to the last one, it had a slow pace, and I think he was still playing the same guitar, I'm not sure, I was still lost in the song before it.... lol .... This song is even more bluesy than the last one.....a bluesy love song sung only the way Casey can do it....good lord have mercy....nobody sings a love song like him! I bet alot of couples get together, or back together or married because of Casey's soft and sultry 'come hither' tunes!! :D
(note: this video is sideways for a bit, then she realizes what she's doing and turns it right!) I rest my case! :)
Thanks to amcaro10 for this very cool video!
Also included in the last video, is another song that is getting alot of attention! And he does change guitars for this tune! He puts his 'slide' on his finger and I'm thinking.....ok, I don't care what this song sounds like, I love it when he plays slide guitar!!! The song takes off and Casey's ripping it up and it's fast paced!!! It's a great song, and I think people are really gonna take to this one!! I'm loving it!!! And of course Casey's doing his Casey 'hollers' and singing it like he's been doing it all his life!! Gosh....I just love his music!!!
He changes guitars for this song, the white one, or is it the black one?? Anyway, this song starts off with that southern rock feel and It is GOOD!!!! Lots of ripping it up on the guitar and his voice....oh his voice is absolute perfection!!! And he rocks it out!!!! Bigtime!!!! I'm digging on this song alot!!!! I can hear this one on the radio right now!! Come on Sony....we want that single!!!! :)
Thanks to amcaro10 for these last 3 great up close videos!!
He only got to sing 6 songs, but let me tell you....he made use of the small amount of time he had on that stage, and he definitely made some new fans in Little Rock, Arkansas!!! Way to go Casey!!!! This is only the beginning of a very long career for this awesome musician!!!! And I am so proud I was able to be one of the people who was lucky enough to witness this great beginning!! After the show was over, I was fortunate enough to finally get that picture with him, I had wanted for so long!! He has to be the kindest person in the whole world! He thanked me for all the hard work I do here at Caseymania and hugged me real tight and pulled me right up into his neck for the picture....and I just nestled in and knew that at that moment, he cared about me, and appreciated me. And I'm sure he did the same for everybody else as well, but I got to be one of them!! Here is my gift from him....
Here are a couple of shots that are 'to die for'..... if your a fan girl!! Squeeeeee lol....
Great big thanks going out to Jan and Mike for these awesome shots....wooo hooo!!
Wheeww!! Alright....now I'm really exhaused!! I will have more to come tomorrow, I will post some fan pics if I can figure out a better way to do it than what I did tonight....geezzz what the hell has happened to Facebook, I can't just take a picture now and save it to my computer....(with permission of course).....if anybody knows a better way, please let me know! :) I will also be looking for stuff from Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was the show on Saturday night!
I will talk to yall tomorrow....