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his memory is soooo good!

on April 1, 2008 - 2:39pm

this is the story of a pic. my first with josh's and my face both facing the camera. the venue? the NE string of "AWAKE" i think. one of my friends knew we wanted a pic with josh, me and my other friend facing the camera. so my friend and i got one each side of him annnnd...the photog called out, "JOSH!" he looked up and CLICK! the pic. my friend in the pic too, had josh sign it for her the night after it was taken. josh, then, "i look like a deer in the headlights!" TWO whole nights later, on the day i met josh with a bsp, i had josh sign the same pic at the buses. josh, "there's that deer in the headlights pic again! i already signed it!" me, "yes! for my friend. tonight you're signing it for me. i'm on the other side." josh, omj! killer convo, he's looking at me and the pic, up and down, josh, "oh! yes! you are! two copies/one page? i'll sign them both." and he DID! i'd met him backstage earlier in the day, but i got him much closer and better here. how i'm alive? i just don't know!
i found my heart from paris! and THE NEWSPAPER today.

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josh

on March 31, 2008 - 10:08pm

i forgot this one... MOG will josh speak to me all the time. once she said, "why don't you just put a pic of him over your bed?" i can't tell you my response, but MOG said, "all right, that's it! i'm done talking to you." she laughed though.
went to see "jesus christ superstar". huge josh poster in the lobby, "closer" and it was signed. now that i think about it, that's the first time i ever saw his real siggy.

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my first concert

on March 30, 2008 - 2:57am

my first concert, bristow, VA. "closer" tour. this is where my adage,"stay close to the venue, not to the airport." was born. stay close to the venue because problems getting back and forth to the airport, you'll be able to deal with, but problems getting to the concert will kill you. we were at least 30 miles from venue, so we drove early. on the interstate, way away yet, we hit a back up. it was miles long. i thought, "this can't be for him, way out here already, but it was! i thought,"oh! this guy is BIG!" i wondered if his manager(i wasn't even FoJG yet, i didn't know his manager), could put josh up in a helicopter to see how many people were driving in to see him. got to venue. ran in! OMJ! the nissan pavilion in bristow, looks like the greek. HOG used his press pass to walk behind the lines, unbeknowst to me. he got all the way to, it must have been david romano, to see if i could meet josh. david said, "he's only meeting contest winners." darn! but, meeting josh then, would have had less meaning than when i DID meet him. you have to work up to that moment. the concert started. the opener, i can't recall. i'll bet it was mindy. now, how much do i looove his between set music too? omj! i do. i love how they play the same music each concert, between acts. it gets my guts ready for josh. josh's turn. i think it was still "alla luce". my first sight of him! i said, "oh mommy! this is the start of something very big!" if you would have told me how much around him and everyone i was going to eventually get, i would have told you, you were nuts. i got severely hooked at that first sight of him. minkybod has pics of that concert. she's let me see them. omj! the concert over, too soon. setting a precedence for every other concert, we lost the car! i told you all, it wouldn't feel like a josh concert to me now if i didn't lose the car at least once. we didn't mind! aaaalll the cars in lot were BLASTING josh! we heard the whole concert over again. we were true "neverseenums" had never even heard the CDs, had only seen him on "ally". i will never forget sitting in that parking lot. there is only one thing more fun for a grobie than going to a concert with a "neverseenum" and that's getting to talk to josh.

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the newspaper

on March 29, 2008 - 4:29am

this is my very first most JOSH! inspired joy, moment. sitting in the airport on the way to MOGs. in the chair next to us, a "usa today" newspaper. i looked, me, "molli! look this is the guy we're going to see in concert next month." a pic of him on the front page with the header "groban surprises". the article inside, "in a summer where groups all over the country are singing a sad song about lackluster ticket sales, one performer is singing in sold out venues all over the country, josh groban. he may have benefitted from lack of exposure, catching his act live, in concert, is one way for his fans to see him, where they otherwise couldn't." now, if i wouldn't have been going to MOGs on that day, at the gate just that time, i wouldn't have seen that paper.

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meeting him! finally.

on March 28, 2008 - 6:29am

we'd gone to GMA. i got my first JOSHie siggy there, but didn't get to talk to him. show done, we flew to cab! we'd heard taht if you'd gone to GMA, you'd miss out on B and N signing. got to B and N. flew to desk, "do you still have bands for josh g?" the lady,i'll never forget her face,"we have lots left. two item, guaranteed sign." she put that wrist band on me and i felt josh's hand in mine. we'd been up since 3AM so we went to hotel to sleep! haha, i couldn't! got back to B and N early. we were in front third of room. i sat in a grobie sandwich! revital on one side and Tanglewood annie and boston deb on the other. me, "hi deb!" deb, "do we know each other?" me, "yeees! i'll give you a hint and you'll know me instantly." i told her my TW story with lindy, quick version. deb,"that was you?" me, "yes!" more greeting other grobies! a blast. jack, lindy there. brian milling around. too much fun. a flurry, back of room, HE's HERE. we all stood. josh walked up to podium. short speech and started to sign. i stopped talking about two rows out from us. "what am i going to say? omj! of course, my lindy story. our row stood up, walked to front. i was in middle of row. walked up the steps, put my present on the table, handed camera to the helper, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! MY TURN! he shook my hand. "hi!" me, "hi i'm margie76. i helped your mom at tw." josh, "thanks!" slight glimmer of recognition. and it was over! can i remember the feel of his hand in mine? nooo! i walked out on air! i hadn't gone to NYC with my FL "sisters"! so they were in a different part of line. when i walked out they hollered!"MARGIE! did you meet him?" me, "YEEES!" them, "YEEEAAH!" i'm still dreaming about them hollering to me!

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