While shopping this weekend at the Buffalo Exchange, a thrift store in Dallas, I spotted “American Idol” contestant Jason Castro. No one seemed to recognize him, or they just didn’t care to approach him. I couldn’t remember his full name, but I walked up to him nonetheless.
“Hi! You were on ‘American Idol,’ right?”
“Yep, that’s me,” he said while holding up a pair of jeans.
“Oh wow, nice! Do you think I could take a photo with you?”
“Sure,” he said, brushing his dreadlocks out of his face.
I asked some random guy if he would take a photo of us, not realizing that my camera batteries were dead. One of the store’s cashiers overheard that my batteries were dead, and she ran to the back of the store and gave me some. Castro, who is from Rockwall, Texas, kept looking for clothes as I stood and wondered whether he’d think I was acting somewhat creepy. I’m not a huge “American Idol” fan, but I figured I might as well take advantage of an opportunity to get a photo of him.
While we’re on the subject of seeing semi-famous people, I should share my Dallas Cowboys experience. A couple of weeks ago, I shadowed a photographer to learn how to shoot/edit video. The photographer was assigned to shoot a video of Pacman Jones prior to his suspension from the team. Little did I know, we were going to shoot the video inside the Cowboys’ locker room. Oh my.
I walked inside and was faced with a room full of naked football players. They were all casually undressing in front of the news crews. Some of the guys are huge, and not particularly pleasant to look at in the nude. I tried to act nonchalant, but I couldn’t help but stare! At one point, I looked over and saw Terrell Owens naked. He may be the most muscular man I’ve ever seen. Pacman never showed up, but we managed to get some good footage of the other players. You never know what you’re going to see as a journalist, or when shopping.
21 thoughts on “Spotting Jason Castro and Terrell Owens”
hum “semi-famous” and didn’t remember his name… curious as to why you bothered with a picture, but sure glad you did. fans of the FAMOUS jason castro love to see him out and about!!
I cannot believe this! When did you see him?…I went twice on Saturday!! I live down the street.
Jason is all sorts of wonderful.
Thanks for the comments! To answer your question, I saw him on Saturday around 3 p.m. I wonder if he shops there a lot. I should have asked him.
Thanks Mallary…I was there at 3 pm or had just left. That is just crazy, and sad on my part b/c I am a huge fan! Love your work by the way. I am kind-of an aspiring writer, and saw some of your stuff on Guidelive…love that site! Thanks again 🙂
No problem. I’m amazed by how many visits my blog has gotten since I posted the entry about Castro. On a good day, I’ll get 75 readers. Today, I’ve gotten more than 500. Most of the links have come from this post (http://www.castrocopia.com/index.php?itemid=1451) from http://www.castrocopia.com.
I’m sure your blog has been extra busy, just mention Jason Castro and watch the numbers rise…. 🙂 we LOVE HIM
I bet your blog has been extra busy, he’s more than semi-famous!!!! We LOVE HIM!!!!
So I’m not exactly your typical fanatical Idol-fan but gotta say, JC made the show this year. The most entertaining and endearing male TV personality I’ve seen for a long while man. Dude was hilarious each week – gave me some serious LOL moments. An anti-Idol too which was refreshing. He defied the same ol’ must-give-them-my-best-cheesy-smile-vote-for-me-jazz-handed-belting-diva-routine the show’s known for. I liked that. & I liked his voice & musical style/delivery. Cheers for the photo and blog 🙂
We love new pics of Jason, and this one is gorgeous!
Yes, Mallary. Castrocopia is a great source for the latest JC news. Now you have more exposure as a writer thanks to Jason!
Well you are one lucky duck if you got to meet Jason…………….I wish it was me who met him though! (I’m sure i’m not the only one thinking this).
How can you say Jason’s semi-famous? His loyal fans, the dreadheads are the best fans i’ve gotten the pleasure to know (i may be a little biased though…..hehe).
And of course, Castrocopia is a great source for all types of Jason Castro news, since they have a little obsession with his pants..*wink*
Love the article though… and it was good to see a pic of Jason after a looooong time!!!!!!
I called Jason Castro “semi-famous” because he just recently became famous and because I figured that those who don’t watch American Idol may not know who he is. Of course he’s famous in the eyes of his fans, though, and he should be.
My son is also 21. He is very much a child of the 60’s 70’s not so much 80’s. He and my other kids learned all about the Stones, Beatles ,Jefferson Airplane, The Doors etc..from me, and that is all they listen to. I love that they understand and appreciate the music I grew up with. I feel that Jason will rank up there with Dan and Cat ( you may have to be older than 30 to know who I am talking about!!) Jason has an amazing voice and way about him. We in Rockwall LOVE HIM. Good luck in L.A. Jason
Did he smell like pot and patchouli? He looks like he would smell like pot and patchouli.
Wow, so cool! I LOVE Jason Castro!