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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Jason Castro Celebration: May 29th

Come one, come all, the Dreadhead buses ride again - this time IRL, you know, In Real Life. Jason Castro Rockwall Celebration is being held this next Thursday, May 29. The city on the lake, Rockwall, Texas, will be holding a Jason Castro Day celebration. I know, normally only the top three get that hometown fiesta, but folks in our area want to share the Dreadhead love for our local Idol, sans the good folk with 19E.

Festivities will begin with the requisite parade, which will start at the corner of Ridge Road and Summer Lee at 5:30 p.m. It winds up on Lake Front Trail near the Cinemark Theater. It should make for an interesting and fun spectacle, as we'll see that Chik-fil-a Cow in attendance (sponsors, baby), 'groupies' that be da really excited fans, and, those coming to life, 'real' Dreadhead buses. Yes, the psychedelic buses are morphing into real life off the MyIdol (the American Idol boards) to be packed with fans and assorted "characters". Nothing too big an order in Texas, y'all.

Editor of neighbors.go.com, Dawn Redig, writes that Jason will perform at The Hilton Bella Harbor’s outdoor amphitheater, located shore-side on Lake Ray Hubbard. Castro has confirmed he'll bring that ukelele, so if you do not have your T-shirt created by Brandi Patterson, of Brandi Patterson T-Shirt Designs, I suggest Hawaiian print shirts, leis if you have 'em . Give it the whole sitting by the water and going to that luau, uke vibe.

Castro will be performing two other songs, hopefully one of his originals. Local news celebrity Brandon Todd from Fox 4 News will emcee the festivities, with the neighbors.go cameras rolling. Jason's arrival and the Dreadhead express usher in Rockwall’s regularly scheduled Concert by LakeSeries, which features Angie Stevens and her band, the Beautiful Wreck, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Buffet: "One Particular Harbor"

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From Dawn:
And so, you ask, where do I park? Parking at The Harbor is expected to fill early in the day. The City encourages everyone to park at LakePointeChurch, located at 701 E. Interstate 30, and take the complimentary shuttle buses to and from the parade and concert site, courtesy of the RockwallIndependentSchool District. Shuttle buses will run from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. If you don’t go by shuttle, consider carpooling. This will be a heavily attended event and traffic snarls are likely.

Jason’s homecoming celebration is sponsored and supported by the City of Rockwall, Rockwall Parks and Recreation, Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel on Lake Ray Hubbard, the Rockwall Police, Rockwall ISD, Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall Signs, C.E.R.T., Rusty Wallis Honda and Volkswagon, Scott Self and Seawolf, Brandi Patterson T-Shirt Designs, Michael Kitkoski Creative Services, Dallas Police on Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas Morning News/neighborsgo and many more!


  1. Anonymous2:35 PM

    you mentioned that the editor with neighbors.go.com has written that the other Idols will be there - but the link you provided to the article states "the fanfare begins with a parade featuring the top four American Idol finalist and his family" .... so i'm not sure she was saying all 4 will be there. Just referring to him as the Top 4 finalist. (unless there was another article you were referring to?)

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  3. I re-read her piece and corrected. Wrote this at 5:30 a.m. so obviously my brain was still asleep.

  4. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Sunny, me thinks you were writing after getting up too soon after 'that partay'. lol Hope this past weekend was fun, had a great time. oink oink. wink wink.

    See you soon...

    'you know who'

  5. Hi You,
    I should never try to read, write and post after a night like that one. lolz

    As I told you, 'when pigs fly'. Seriously.

    Much love, and later.