Jason Castro Media Post

Various clips from Jason’s performance last night!

That’s What I’m Here For

Jason tells a story

Let’s Just Fall In Love Again

Love Uncompromised

If I Were You

Somewhere Over The Rainbow


Jason Castro Mohegan Sun Reality Check October 14

After missing a couple of other Idol alums at the casino, I finally made it up there for Jason Castro (one of my faves from his season)  He was performing as part of Mohegan Sun’s “Reality Check” which features various reality show people at the casino for events.

At 7pm, Jason was to perform in the Cabaret Theater.  I had never seen a show in there before, but I had researched it before hand and saw that it held about 350 people.  When I got in line a little before 6pm, there were maybe 50 people in front of me so I knew I would be making it inside, but where I would end up sitting was unknown.

At about 6:30pm everyone was let into the venue and unlike the Wolf’s Den where they seat you, we were told we could sit wherever we wanted inside as long as it was not a table in the front that said reserved.  I managed to get a seat at the end of one of the second “rows” of tables.  I took out my camera and started playing with the settings only to realized – I HAD NO MEMORY CARD!  I also did this in August at Arthur Ashe Kids day – but that day I also had a backup memory card to save the day.  Unfortunately this time the cards were both at home on my desk!  Luckily, my camera has some internal memory and I manged to play with the settings and get it to hold 24 photos on sport mode. (Now I just have my fingers crossed they will print as 4x6s without a problem for my scrapbook!)

Everything was running a bit late, so Jason came out after 7pm. Setlist was as follows:

That’s What I’m Here For
Let’s Just Fall In Love Again
Love Uncompromised
If I Were You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Who I Really Am
You Are

After the performance (which I have some video clips of and will made a media post in the not so distant future) he did a short Q&A.;  The first question he was asked was which was his favorite song of his. he answered saying “It Matters To Me” and then noted that he didn’t sing it for us and apologized.  I decided to leave as he was getting asked what his first song he ever sung was,  as he was doing an autograph signing after and it was waaaaaaaaaay down the hall and I didn’t want to get stuck in a stampede once everyone was leaving.

I was surprised there was such a crowd already in line, once again about 50 people, when I had only seen a few others “sneak” out.  Jason had said during his performance he would be taking photos and signing, and it seemed like they had a professional photographer taking a lot of photos.  Then when it was almost our turn to get up there they said pictures OF him, not with him.  We said ok and I figured a picture of me facing him while he signed was better than nothing – but after he saw the flash go off he decided to pose! So I have a photo of me looking at him and one of us looking at the camera.  Thanks Jason for breaking the rules haha  They should have been more consistent with that from the beginning, because it is hard to say “ok” to not getting a picture with him, when everyone in front of you got a picture with him!

Jason’s performance was awesome – I think he sounded much stronger since his Idol days though he is still a bit awkward on stage. (But that is just part of his appeal)  His guitarist (Steve?) noted that off stage he told really great jokes and yet when he gets on stage it’s like a switch goes off and Jason said that everyone makes him nervous, but we were making him comfortable and that is why he was joking/talking so much.

A few photos under the cut!


Rock N Roll Fridays

1. HURTS SO GOOD “When I was a young boy, Said put away those young boy ways
Now that I’m gettin’ older, so much older, I long for those young boy days”
What was the first “grown up” thing you did and when?

Getting a “real job” in ’07, I guess

2. JACK AND DIANE “Suckin’ on chili dog outside the Tastee Freeze
Diane’s sittin’ on Jacky’s lap, He’s got his hand between her knees”
What do YOU order at a Tastee Freeze/Dairy Queen kind of place?

Something involving either peanut butter or oreo cookies mixed in with vanilla ice cream

3. PINK HOUSES “There’s a black man with a black cat livin’ in a black neighborhood
He’s got an interstate runnin’ through his front yard, You know he thinks that he’s got it so good
And there’s a woman in the kitchen cleanin’ up the evenin’ slop, And he looks at her and says, “Hey darlin’, I can remember when you could stop a clock.”
What is YOUR favorite “evenin’ slop”?
Mac & Cheese

4. I NEED A LOVER “I need a lover that won’t drive me crazy, Some girl that knows the meaning of a
Hey hit the highway”…
What was the last thing a lover did that drove YOU crazy?
I don’t know

5. AIN’T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT “Well I don’t know no good come-ons, And I don’t know no cool lines, I feel the heat of your frustration, I know it’s burnin you up deep down inside”
What is your best “pick up” line?
LOL I don’t think I have any pick up lines, let alone a best one.

6. CRUMBLIN DOWN “Saw my picture in the paper, Read the news around my face, And now some people don’t want to treat me the same”
Were you ever in the newspaper, on TV or the radio?
All 3.  I was in the paper a lot when I was a kid, on TV for that too and then in various shots from concerts (I don’t think I ever actually spoke on TV) and I’ve been on the radio for calling in and then in August when I went to see Hanson I was on the radio answering a question.

7. PAPER IN FIRE “Paper in fire, Stinkin’ up the ashtrays, Paper in fire, Smokin’ up the alleyways”
Have you ever smoked? What is your favorite smoking product. Cigar? Cigarette?
I have never smoked.

8. AUTHORITY SONG “Well, I fight authority, Authority always wins
Well, I’ve been doing it since I was a young kid, I come out grinnin’”
What is your favorite rule to disobey?
I’m not really one for breaking rules. I know, I’m so boring!

9. R.O.C.K. IN THE USA “Voices from nowhere, And voices from the larger towns, Filled our head full of dreams, Turned the world upside down”
Who was your first favorite rock n roll group or singer?
Hanson – first and still favorite.

10. SMALLTOWN “Well I was born in a small town, And I can breathe in a small town, Gonna die in a small town, Ah, that’s prob’ly where they’ll bury me”
What is the best part about living in a small town?
I guess technically I live in a small time and I HATE it. So I’m not sure exactly what the best thing would be. Everyone knows everyone’s business and it’s just ridiculous lol

11. CHERRY BOMB “That’s when a smoke was a smoke,
And groovin’ was groovin’, And dancin’ meant everything, We were young and we were improvin’, Laughin’, laughin’ with our friends”
When and where was the last dance you attended?
Junior Prom I don’t even remember where it was and it was in 2001 I think.

12. NO EXPRESSION “Yes, There’s a man that I know, With no expression, He’s got none at all”
What’s your favorite expression?
I’m not sure I have one. I told you, borrring.

13. CHECK IT OUT “A million young poets, Screamin’ out their words, Maybe someday, Those words will be heard, By future generations, Ridin’ on the highways that we built”
Do you have a favorite poem or at least a favorite poet?
Does Hanson count? I mean, technically, if you strip their songs of music and they just become words they are poems in a way, right?  Otherwise I am not one for poetry.

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