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Soggy and screaming, fans greet Scotty

Posted October 15, 2012
Updated October 16, 2012

— Despite the wet weather, spirits were high Monday evening at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh for a homecoming concert by American Idol and country artist Scotty McCreery. Scotty McCreery performs in Dorton Arena Scotty McCreery performs at NC State Fair

Thirteen-year-olds screamed for McCreery.

"I'm his number one fan ever. I love Scotty so much. To say that I love him is an understatement. I love him more than words can say," gushed a fan who only gave her name as Stephanie.

Thirty-year-olds screamed for McCreery.

"Everybody wishes their child had the same values he does," said Debbie Hunt. "It hasn't gone to his head yet, and I hope it doesn't." Rain at the fair Fans brave rain to see Scotty

They filled Dorton Arena Monday for a sold-out show that lasted about two hours and, fans said, did not disappoint. It was a classic case of teen idol-dom. Fans sang along, and some were even moved to tears.

"He's like genuinely sweet, and he doesn't have to try and girls will like him," said Victoria Blalock.

McCreery will play a second sold-out show Tuesday.


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  • Brian Jenkins Oct 16, 2012

    Let me know when he sells out Madison Square Garden in less than one hour. You know like those "rappers" do.

  • shaggingsenior Oct 16, 2012

    I would like to know who is profiting from the "Scotty Fever"? None of the more well established stars are getting $25 a ticket. Last year WQDR did their fund raiser concert for NC Hospital and tickets were $25 and then they added Scotty and tickets went up 100% to $50. Said it was for meals and travel. Other stars donate their time, did Scotty? Do all profits go to the hospital as advertised or do they pay locals to travel from Garner? Another local talent that is very good is Jason Michael Carroll and you can see his show for $5.00. Believe me he is very good and well worth the $5. Go see him one time and you'll be a JMC fan.

  • Trekker Oct 16, 2012

    "Thirteen-year-olds screamed for McCreery."

    Country musics version of Beeber.

  • Gr8Fun Oct 16, 2012

    Great guy - great concert!

  • snshine62d Oct 16, 2012

    I'll agree with the other poster, he is great young man. His parents should be very proud, they did a great job.

  • computer trainer Oct 16, 2012

    He is such a nice young man. I am thankful that there are still parents who raise their children right!

  • halfpint1552 Oct 16, 2012

    How is it a "homecoming performance" if he goes to school less than 15 minutes away at NC State?

  • LuvLivingInCary Oct 15, 2012

    beam me up scotty