Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Casey James at Billy Bob's Texas to celebrate his CD release!!!



Thanks to Darla for the beautiful Texas sign

What a great time everybody had at Billy Bobs Texas!!  It was Casey's CD release party and we were all ready for the party!!  We started out at Cooper's BBQ across the street from BB's and had a nice dinner and conversation with all the fans!  I had brought name tags, and I think most everybody got theirs.  I was excited that my hubby, the son and his fiance got to come out for this big event!  It was their first time to see Casey LIVE!!  And I was excited about it!!  It was good to see a lot of my Casey friends and fans there.  I was trying to count up how many different states all the fans came from, and I gave up at 15.  It was at least that many states, but I think maybe even more!  And of course, we had our English friends from across the pond, the Brownriggs.
I know it looked very packed in Billy Bob's to me!
 

So everyone takes their seats and anticipation builds as it comes closer to the moment when Casey and the band will take the stage and blow us all away!!  Suddenly screams rang out and they were walking on stage in the dim lights!  But we knew every one by name as they each positioned themselves and their instruments in their spot on the stage.  Then we saw him.....there he was, his golden tresses practically glowing as he took his place on the stage after picking up a guitar.  Then the lights flashed on and the screams got louder as everyone welcomed Casey James back to the Billy Bob's Stage for a 2nd time!!!  If you remember, his first time was last July 1st.  He asked how we were doing and we couldn't be better!!  I had a seat almost in the center, about 1/2 way down the table, about 6 or 7 seats away from the stage.  I was close enough to see very well!  He seemed very happy and excited about his album and reminded us a couple times, he had one now and it was also for sale at the merchandise booth.  :)
I really liked what DFW.com's Robert Philpot had to say about Casey's band..... "they're best as a unit, one that's so tight, it's almost like they have ESP"!!  HaHa!!  Thats exactly the way I feel about this instant band Casey came up with!  :)  If you want to read the whole review, click HERE.  
Oh I'm sure they've been working on that album, learning every song exactly as it is, so as to reproduce it LIVE!!  I remember hearing something about that....I believe Casey did say that to them.  So, looks like they did it!!  I love 'em, they are a perfect fit for Casey!!

Here is his setlist and the order in which he sang each one!


The Good Life
You Need Some Texas
She's Money

Crying on a Suitcase
So Sweet
Undone
The Apt. Song

Crazy Tonight
Working On It
So High

Let's Don't Call It A Night
Love the Way you Miss Me
Long Tall Texan
Polk Salad Annie
 

Then Casey said good night and he and the band exited the stage as the lights went down.  Then.....after a few minutes of people slamming hands on the tables and stomping their feet, they all walked back on stage for a 4 song Encore!!!
 

Why I'm Feeling Blue
Bulletproof
Drive
Done Made up My Mind


And what an encore it was!!  So much energy was on that stage, and Casey gave us all he had that night!!!  It was felt in every strum of his guitar, every toss of his head, and every note that he sang!!!  It was all there, all adding up to a phenominal, one of a kind show from Casey James!!  If you were fortunate enough to be in the audience, you know exactly what I'm talking about!!  He was amazing!!!  And so was his wonderful band!!
I'm always left with a feeling of wanting more....every time!  :)

Here are some pictures and videos from that fantastic night!!  This first one is the whole gang of us at Coopers before Casey's show.  I'm so glad we got this picture, it's such a good one, and I think most of the fans are in it!  Quite a good looking group.  :)





 Thanks to Barbara B. for her awesome shots!



Big Thanks to Sara M. for her very clear pictures!


The Good Life




Crying on a Suitcase



So Sweet



Crazy Tonight




Thanks to Donna C and Beth for their awesome videos!  I will post more later.


After the show ended, and it ended with a big bang.....I headed as quickly as I could to the line to get in it so I could get a couple autographs for some international fans.  Wow!!!  The line was already very very long!!  I thought....Oh my....I'll never get to him....  But planted myself at the end of it, determined I was gonna try.  While standing there with Casey's present in a big 'ole bag and my purse, I struck up a conversation with two young girls that were just adorable!!  Had the biggest crush on Casey!!  :)  So we talked and stood still for the most part and people seemed to be cutting in line, but I refused to complain, I was happy just to be in a line to see and talk to him for a minute.  So me and these little gals are talking and I told them about this site and gave them the address to get here and my email.  Well, they sent me some photos, and I want to share one with yall now!  This is Brittini and Kelsey with me and my hubby Richard.  He finally found me!!  LoL!!!  Thanks girls!!  Yall were a ton of fun for this 'ole gal!!  :)

Ok .....I gotta get out of here for now.....  I will be back soon, I have to post some new shows for yall!!  Don't want any of you Casey fans missing any shows!!  Yall take care.....

Until next time.....

8 comments:

  1. Thank you Glenda!!! BTW, I love your hair, looks very good!

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  2. Crowd begging for encore sounded bloody fun LOL

    Yup, I agree ^^, you're rocking the new 'do, G. How cool that Mister Jordan is with you!

    Thanks for what you did for me btw. And I wouldn't mind if he put in DRU on the message haha

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  3. Glenda, Dawlin...I'm just so happy that I fianally got to meet you!!! You are such a SWEETHEART, just like i knew you would be!!!

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  4. Excellent article, again. Thank you for the name tag, so thoughtful. It was so good to see you. Hope we can do this again. Jeanette Wiggins

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  5. Dona Charnell - Calif.March 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    So happy I got to finally meet you Glenda!! It was a blast at BB's!!

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  6. Great article as always Glenda! It was an amazing show ..hard to put it into words but you always do that so well! Thank you for all the hard work you do for Casey! Loved spending time with you in
    Texas! So wonderful to meet many new friends for the first time and see ones that I have met before!

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  7. Glenda,

    My Mother & I drove from Huntsville, AL to Billy Bob's just to experience the amazing Casey James again!!! He did not dissapoint!!! Our seats were not that great but did not matter. Crowd was wild!!! On our way down, we spent the night in Hope, Ak. I spotted a WalMart across the street & purchased all the CDs they had!!! We were the last 5 or 6 in line when security closed the doors behind us. Lady behind me did not have a CD to have autographed, so I gave her mine. Her husband took her to Billy Bob's to see Casey for her birthday. She was so greatful for the CD, meeting Casey, & getting her picture made with him. When it came my turn, I just got a big hug. We got to our room at 3:00am - still pumped & did not sleep well. Hopefully I can to to Nashville Apr 3 & get a CD signed. I've been giving them out to everyone I know. Bought some more when we got home home. Great reviews!!!! (Great to finally meet you at the Opry)
    Barbara Early

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  8. Thanks yall....for all your kind words!!! I had a blast at BB's and Coopers too!!!! It was so nice finally meeting so many of you I've only seen in pictures!! I am also tickled pink that yall are following my suggestions of buying extra CD's when you can and giving them out to strangers and family and just anybody you come across who may need one!!! What better way to spread the love of his beautiful music!!??!! :)

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