• Lu

    I will DEFINITELY go see Bucky! Come to Va Buckster!

  • Love Bucky! Glad you and Mom had a great time Donna!

  • J. NM

    Loved the recap!

    That’s it. I’m going to have to see Bucky when he comes to New Mexico in October. It’s a 4 hour drive, but it will be worth it.

  • weelassie

    Phat, Big Sexy Hair Stuff made a huge mistake signing Kat, Bucky’s hair is much purtier and it’s real!!

  • buckybaby

    Great recap Donna.I just saw Bucky in Warsaw,Indiana on the 10th.He was sooo awesome.He sang seventeen songs.He was very interactive with the crowd that night also.Him & Rocky joking around with each other was a blast to watch.I got some really nice pics.I can’t wait to see him at the Indiana state fair August 15th.

  • Jovi

    What bugs me is that so far the only idol to go further north than New York is Taylor. I think those southern idols are afraid of crossing the Mason Dixon line (that’s a joke), lol. Which they should be, cause I would keep some of them for myself.

    Buckybaby, when you see Bucky on August 15 tell him it’s my 40th b-day and I have a lobster dinner waiting for him.

    He is a supersweet guy, I met him and Rocky last May. They are very nice and really hot and much better in person!

  • Kirsten

    Thanks for the great recap Donna. Go Bucky!

  • Thank you for the recap Donna! I do want to see him live. He’s been in the Orlando area once at some festival, but I didn’t know about it til too late, and I missed him. Hopefully, he’ll come back soon. I’ll totally go see him. :)

  • angelia

    I loved your recap Donna and it made me determined to see him if he ever comes my way. Bucky is a very sweet guy and has grown so much as an entertainer since he was eliminated from Idol (I actually thought at the time and still do that Bucky was nervous about Simon Cowell’s snide comments last year). I noticed at the finale that he seemed like a different person. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us.

    NOTE to JOVI: You said no one but Taylor had gone further north than NYC. Daughtry started touring in Canada in July (and has been well received by our northern neighbors) so I would say he has definitely gone further north than NYC.

  • Jovi

    LOL, Angelia you got me on that one. I should have said the states up north! A bit of a stretch for me to travel to Canada or any further south than New Hampshire to see the concerts I ant to see. Which really sucks.

  • beesims

    Thanks Donna for your great recap. I just got back from my first full Bucky concert this weekend. I went to the WGNA Countryfest in Altamont New York where he was sharing the bill with Jason Michael Carroll, Darryl Worely, Joe Nichols and Josh Turner. Bucky was the first act to go on around 11:30 in the morning and he really got the crowd going. This was my first country music festival and I felt a little out of place among all the cute young things wearing tank tops, denim mini skits and straw cowboy hats and the short hair dudes drinking one Coors Light after another. I think it was HWC who insisted that the reason Bucky sounded good on his album was the reliance on Pro Tools and studio wizardry. Well I can safely say that that is not the case. He performed most of the songs from the album with the same power and intensity. In some cases he sounded even better live than on the album. His live version of “The Bible and the Belt” just smoked. He did some great covers too—“Wave on Wave”, “Should Have Been a Cowboy”, “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” and “Suspicious Minds” (I had seen him do an acoustic version of that on the GAC Christmas tour, but this version with the full band really rocked and got the crowd up on its feet.) He also did a really sexy version of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”. I think he has come so far from the unformed and awkward performer you saw on Idol. He has so much charisma and charm on stage. If you have a chance to see him, by all means go. You won’t be disappointed.

    I was bummed that I didn’t get to see sexy, deep voiced Josh Turner who was the last on the bill. I had to drive an hour to my friend’s house and I didn’t want to get stuck in traffic. On a slightly humorous note, I spent an hour looking for my car in the parking lot. I must have walked over a mile when I flagged down this parking lot helper in a go cart who took pity on me and drove me up and down these endless rows of cars in a field. We finally figured out that I was parked much further away from the fairgrounds in a completely different lot. I think I was so excited to see Bucky that I completely blanked out on where I parked my car. You can take the city girl to the country but….

  • Bee!!! I am so glad you had such a great time! I was thinking about you this weekend! I am so jealous you got to hear him cover Every Rose!!

    Thank you all above for your comments! We really had a blast!

  • pj

    Donna and Beesims! Great recaps! I heart Bucky. He was so fun when I saw him a few months ago. :)