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.
Josh Groban's 2004 concert was the first concert I ever went to. I was only 14 years old and I was so excited. My mom got us nose-bleed seats all the way at the very, very top of the 300 section in the back but despite this it really was the most exciting experience. I remember grinning from ear to ear the entire night as only young teenage girls can. Everything was exciting. The moon hanging in the sky-- the way the lights danced through the auditorium- it was all great. I had begged my mom for days when I found out that Josh was coming. That was all I really wanted. In those days I would listen to Josh Groban every single day after school while doing my homework. He was one of the only artists I listened to.
Well, I have to admit that I am a fairly new JG fan. I was only introduced to his music about a year ago, and needless to say, I have been a HUGE fan ever since!
When I found out he was touring Australia, I was excited and disappointed at the same time. Most big stars tend to skip over Adelaide when they tour down under, and I was expecting to forgotten this time as well. But when I heard he was actually coming here... I don't think I have ever been more excited about anything! I booked two tickets for my cousin and I within 5 minutes of hearing the news.
I also submitted a question onto his website (ok, more like 10 questions) in the hopes of him possibly reading mine at the Q&A, but I tried not to get my hopes up...
I have just had, the two most amazing nights of my life.
After waiting for 5-1/2 years, I went to Josh's concerts at the Sydney Opera House, NSW Australia, on the 23rd and 24th April. Beautiful venue - beautiful harbour. The concerts were nothing short of brilliant - JUST BRILLIANT (I knew they would be) - 2 hours of sheer bliss!! His voice was magnificent and he's very funny.
I can't begin to describe the excitement I felt in the months leading up to this show. I became a fan of Josh in high school but I didn't get to see him in concert until after I had graduated from grad school. It was a long time coming and purchasing the tickets alone filled me up with so much joy- I was practically ready to burst by the time the show finally arrived. My birthday was three days before the show and my mom's was the day before, so it was the perfect way to celebrate together. We had a fantastic night- Josh was, naturally, perfect. He far surpassed my expectations- he was charming, sounded even better than his albums, and managed to make the enormous arena feel like a smaller concert hall. It was one of the best nights of my life and I can't wait to see him again :)
My very first live JG concert was his Awake Tour in Boston I think in March 2007. I took my sister because I didnt want to go alone. I was amazed and shocked to see just how many people attended this event at the TD Garden Ctr and thought to myself, wow this guy must be really something. Well, ya...of course he is but just seeing all those people brought it to a whole new level. Who would have thunk that this young man would draw the crowd that he did. I mean old, young, male, female..didnt matter, he just drew in and captured that audiance. Anyway, while I did not purchase floor seats, I could not have chosen better seats if they were handed to me. I was so close to him I could almost touch him. Sitting on the side of the stage was awesome and the BEST non invasive view ever!!.
It was really my grandma that got me into him. She had pulled up the song "you raise me up" by a spanish singer (she's hispanic) and I kind of recognized the tune, so I asked my sister to look up the english version. His name popped up and I fell in love!I listened to every song I could find, and I have one station on my Pandora account. His!! I love his music! He has such a beautiful voice, and i was so excited to get his new album, "all that echoes". My boyfriend actually got it for me, he was so sweet, and he also got me the sheet music so I could play the songs on the piano. I was so excited! It made me fall in love with both of them even more! :) I went to his concert and I loved it so much!! I couldn't get very close, I was pretty far in the back.
I was in the third row on the floor for this concert. It was absolutely beautiful. Years ago when Josh came to Moline, I was in the lower bowl and I told myself, when he comes back I need to be right up there. My goal for the next tour, front row! I did get to briefly say hello and he signed a few of my things after the show. It was the greatest night of my life. I was bawling like a baby the whole time and I can't wait to do it again. I would love to officially meet him. We seem to share the same sense of sarcasm and humor. Love him!
I am sending this message out to Sally for the strength and courage you have had fighting the second round of cancer. You survived brian cancer earlier on in your life and now fought and won against breast and lymphnoid cancer. I am so amazed at the strength and courage you had while you were going through all the treatments and yes i was by your side encouraging you and supporting you as much as i could. I enjoy the time we spend together listening to music and i know you enjoy it when i send Josh Groban's You Raise Me Up which you have heard me sing at karaoke and at some funurels. I also want to send out a special thank you to Josh for his many talents and the god gifted voice he has you have inspired many.