Josh Groban Concert Stories
Josh's concerts are always interesting - but everyone's recollection is a little different. What were your favorite moments? What's the closest seat you've ever had to Josh? Were the people around you singing along? Share your stories, so we can document the JG live experience in detail.
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For the past several years I have wanted to go to see Josh Groban live. I live in Los Angeles and there were several opportunities but it never worked out... But this time when I found out he was coming back to the Greek, with Sarah McLaughlin, I knew I had to jump and make it happen - seeing him live was after all, an item on my bucket list.
August 3rd was my husband's birthday. (He never wants ANYTHING for his birthday, but he really likes both Josh Groban and Sarah McLaughlin, so I thought tickets for the event would be a perfect gift.) Sadly, we didn't get to use the tickets we'd purchased.....on the morning of August 3rd, my husband called me from work to say that his mother had had a heart attack.
(As background, my husband is, for all intents and purposes, an only child and my mother-in-law was the only family he had - except for me and our boys)....
I hightailed it to the hospital, where my husband was waiting. Sadly, my mother-in-law passed away hours after we arrived.
I was there, in Kansas. And I have to say that it was perfect. I was in Vienna/Austria/ 2 times before, but this time I had to fly more than 12 hours.
I asked my sons for a small break on our trip to Orlando and I was so happy - they say yes. Starlight theatre was perfect choice. I had a tears in my eyes, smile on my face. And a big moment? When I met Josh personaly, and saw and heard concert from the 3rd row.
I had the most amazing time. I laughed, I cried and I sang every song. My friend from work brought me along because her husband wasn't able to go. He was still working over seas in Afghanistan and couldn't come home for the concert. She knew how much I loved JG and his music and wanted me to come with her, all I had to do was drive to Atlanta. She didn't want me to pay her for my ticket. It was a gift. I cried because this was the most sweetest thing ever and I was coming to see one of my favorite singers ever. She got to meet Josh cause her husband had bought her a VIP pass. She says he is amazing and so nice. I was just so happy to be there. When Sarah sang I was so excited. I have loved her for a long time.
Although this was my 4th time to see Josh in concert, I still get goosebumps when he starts singing. My son also decided to go with me, and to see his face when Josh started to sing Pure Imagination, was priceless. He couldn't get over how amazing Josh sounded in person. I also think the woman next too me started crying. Great evening had by all!!
This was my first ever Josh Groban concert. It was so fun. We had lawn seats and I went with one of my long time friends. A few things I will never forget about that concert:
----- My friend I went with is legally blind, she even brought her guide dog with. Josh was trying to read a fan's poster and said "I think I'm the blindest one here without my glasses" and my friend shouted "No you're not!" I don't think he heard her. If he did, I would be so curious as to what he thought!
---- Continuing from the story above, the fan ended up writing a poster asking Josh for a hug. To which he obliged! He ran off the stage, down the pavilion seating to the gate where the lawn people were to give her a hug! HOw sweet!