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.
I was lucky enough to score three tickets to Josh Grobans' concert here in Ottawa three years ago. Took my mother and BFF, and we sat front row, second deck. I remember having tears in my eyes as the show started, knowing this was a very special event. The music took me to a place of beauty, sorrow, and joy. We were enthralled when Josh suddenly appeared unexpectedly right beneath us following an instrumental piece, and began singing in a brilliant blaze of multicoloured light. He appeared to have a genuinely engaging stage presence, and managed to make the large venue appear much more intimate and fun. Kudos to all the incredible musicians and sound-tek-geeks; Scotiabank Place accoustics can sound really messy if not tweaked carefully.
I spent the night before the concert recording Josh's cd's to tapes cause the cd player had stopped working in my car, so I got 0 sleep. I left my house at 7 am cause I didn't want to go in the heat of the day, no ac. I got to SLC and parked my car in a parking garage with no name. I noted landmarks, a 200 street and a Chase bldg. and went on my way.
I couldn't believe it when I heard that this was the concert that was being recorded!!!! (Yes I made it to the dvd for a blip second). It was incredible!!!!
I went to the back of the venue hoping to meet him and waited...and waited...and waited. I was just about ready to leave when they said he was coming out. I got a 2 sentence convo and an autograph!!! I was in Heaven!!
I was able to fly to Pheonix and spend the week with 2 wonderful grobies. I had so much fun and it will be a week I will never forget. I don't really remember much about the concert except that I took a lot of pics that were too fuzzy to see anything. What I really remember is the stuff I did with my Grobie buddies.
I saw Josh sometime I believe in 2008. He was playing at The Honda Center in Anaheim California. It was cool how he rose from the stage. I had no idea how funny Josh is. The piano rose from the stage and he stood on the bench as it was rising and said "This should be a ride at Disneyland". He also sat down in front of the crowd and signed autographs. I remember he had a little girl next to him and he handed her a pen and showed her how to write his autograph so she can sign for him at the opposite side of the stage. I knew at this point that not only is he a good singer but he also was a down to earth kind of person. This is the kind of person you can hang out with and have a few laughs with. I've been waiting to see him in concert again. I hope his new tour starts in L.A.
You're awesome Josh.
I never saw Josh concerts. I only saw his dvd's and if I could see that live...wow! I really hope to see him this year!
This had to be the most thrilling and exciting night of my life! I finally had my chance to watch Josh live in Winnipeg at the MTS Centre! It was INCREDIBLE!!! I was 17 rows away from the stage!
I was truly blown away by the fantastic light show on the stage and of course, his beautiful voice. The part that I wasn't expecting was during the song "In Her Eyes" when he was in the audience shaking hands. He came past my row and I bulldozed my mom to the side to see him up close. That's not all that happened!
Later on during the show, I made my way towards the stage, since other girls were crowding around there too. I had a camera and I was taking up-close shots of him. Not only that, I touched his hand! I couldn't believe it for a sec, but then I was like "WOW!!!"
As you can tell by reading this, I definitely had a BLAST! I'm hoping that when he has another tour, he will be back.
I enjoyed the AWAKE concert in Atlanta so much that I picked a meeting for work in Philadelphia to coincide with the Atlantic City
AWAKE concert where one of my cousins came to join me that weekend. I will most likely continue this practice when possible even just to visit a new city that I haven't been to before or to see an old friend or relative in the city where Josh will be performing in the future. Life is short and I need to enjoy what I like and combine 2 or more things since travel is so expensive these days.
Try planning your concerts this way.
I went to the Seattle Concert in Aug 2008 and He was singing In her eyes.Many of you know he goes in the where audience is and sings. Well my sister kept saying you got a to shake his hand and then she said give him a hug. He comes to where I am sitting and I reach and I put my arms around him for a second and I walked away and I couldn't believe I hugged Josh. I know I will always remember that moment.
My first and only Josh Groban concert was in Columbus, OH back in 2008. I am a Josh music addict. I can be listening to Il Divo, or Sting or Bocelli or almost anyone and, after a few songs it is "Well, time to dial in Josh on the Ipod."
Anyway, this was my first live concert and it was in a big arena...probably 20K people and filled to the brim. I really did not expect that Josh, on stage all by himself, could possibly sound as great as he does on his albums. Wow! Was I wrong about that! I was just blown away by the power of his voice in person and his endurance to sing, by himself (for the most part...Angelique was there for a few songs!) for 2 1/2 hours. What energy and charming stage presence!!
The song I loved most was when he sat on the edge of the stage and sang 'Not while I'm Around' from Sweeney Todd. That was the first time I had ever heard the song and he did it just with piano accompaniment. His voice was so clear, strong and pure...just beautiful!! There were women all around him during the whole song, below the stage, and he was touching hands and interacting all the while he was making this amazing sound. Never broke his stride!