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.
It was far too long ago! I was 14 and had fallen in lve with his first CD and was falling in love with Closer. I never thought he'd come to a relatively small city like mine, and when we found out he was coming, my Nana and I called right away. Thank goodness we did because apparently the concert sold out in 20 minutes!! When we got there I was so excited, but for some reason nervous. My Nana and I ended up sharing an elevator with a few ladies from the Friends of Josh Groban who were very nice (and lucky enough to have been able to see him at all North Maerica locations if I remember correctly). One of the ladiesave me a JG pin that I wore on my dress and then treasured until the day it sadly went missing. So If that wonderfull lady happens to read this, and even if not, thank you! That gesture meant a lot to me. His opening act was great, though I was being too impatient to fully enjoy them. When Josh finally did start to sing I was jsut blown away by how beautiful his voice was, it was even better and richer in real life!
I went all the way to Phoenix from Florida to see him in concert for the first time. My seat was separate from my friend's seats, so I was all by myself. When Josh came out, I was so excited to be in the same place as Josh, I called Tony who was home sleeping because it was after midnight in Florida. He just didn't get it. You gotta be a Grobanite to get it. But at least he understands the Grobanite thing.
I'M GLAD 2 VISIT THIS NEW WONDERFUL
& MAGICAL PLACE-WEB OF MR. GROBAN'S
MUSIC AND VALUABLES MESSAGES TO THE WORLD.
THERE'RE MANY PEOPLE WAITING 4 HIS WORDS,
OUT THERE...& AROUND
WELL, I BELIEVE THAT THIS EXTRA ORDINARY BEING OF LIGHT:
JOSHUA GROBAN, IS ALWAYS WORKING FOR HUMANITY
IN EVERYTHING THAT HE DOES,
IS EVERY ONE OF HIS FOLLOWERS.
NOTHING MORE 2 SAY, NOW.
PLEASE, STOP THE FEAR ...
THANKS FOR ALL THIS PRECIOUS TIME
I don't have a concert story yet, I hope you come to New Zealand so that I can change that. :-)
Raleigh, North Carolina. The RBC Center. My very first Josh Concert. My friend Amy hosted me and made the whole experience just perfect. The fact that the Meet and Greet was held in the Venue itself was an added plus. Amy said that I would be able to hear him warm up. Yikes! The day was cloudy and chilly but that didn't matter. I'll never forget it. We got to the Center and started to set up the room, which was located just off the main concourse. We heard Tariq warm up the choir, and then Angelique warmed up which got us all dancing. I had just tied balloons to a weight when the band began to play, and Josh began to sing "Alla Luce". I froze. And then somehow made my way out to the hallway and just sat on the floor and listened. Several other people ended up sitting with me while he warmed up for a full half hour.
The concert itself was amazing. We had perfect seats at tenth row center. He was forty feet away from us. And then of course he walked past us, but I was two seats in and had to contend myself with grinning at him as he walked past singing.
My first time seeing Josh in concert. I was sitting with my dad, who had been able to get such wonderful seats. He's a "tough guy," but I could see the music got to him, and he was amazed. He loved it when Lucia played Kashmir on her violin-he was rocking out. One of the best concerts I've seen :) I can't wait for what's in store.
Backstage passes, for the first tour in 2004, would be won by writing a poem..Well, I knew I was no poet so I wrote a funny poem to Josh and wrote it in Irish Brogue...
Driven' Ta' Distraction O'r The Singin' O' Me Josh
Well, not only did I win... BUT...BUT... he called me to tell me I won. I was soooo excited
My sister and I did meet him and probably occupied too much of his time when it was our time to have pictures, signature. and the like. In the old days there was no limit on pictures taken or things to sign..it was fun, fun, fun Peggie
I took a fall just a week prior to Josh's concert.My Dr. suggested that I stay off my legs. I did till the day of his concert. I refused to give up seeing Josh. I hobbled along on crutches. I stayed put at my seat and according to my cousin I enjoyed every minute of it. I was on pain killers at the time so I don't remember much about it just bits and pieces. I was also told that I met Josh but don't remember a thing. That is very sad. Hey I guess it's better than nothing though. I get flashbacks now and then. It's like being there again for the second time. LOL
I saw your 2007 concert twice in Pennsylvania and once in 2008. It is great to see the diverse audience. With that in mind, please always make your Concerts for that diverse audience. ( i.e. family concert - no 'suggestive' talk, cursing, etc.) Just stick to what appeals to your fans. It is so refreshing to be able to see a live concert and not worry about the performer coming up with 'off-color, lude and suggestive remarks.
You have a great presence with the audience and are a remarkable singer/songwriter.
Looking forward to your new Album and Live Concerts.