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 February 1, 2005, and I had just come home from outpatient treatment when I checked the answering service for any messages. There were none. I couldn't wait to get to the concert at the Phillips Arena here in Atlanta, but I was especially disappointed, because I didn't think I would meet Josh that night. I prayed for a miracle. I needed one, too, because I was at the end of my rope. I was even more upset, because I'd have to leave my beloved Guide Dog rosetta at home, because the managers at the Arena would not let me sit where I paid to, and now, I'd have to go with Theresa, a new acquaintance I'd made, and I had to take my cane. I showered, got dressed and we both left my house at 5:35 PM. We got there in record time and enjoyed some much needed food at the food court until the Arena opened at 6:30. We made our way to guest relations, and I inquired as to whether Josh would have a Meet-&-Greet, when to my surprise, I was told I was expected around 7 to be back stage for the occasion. No one asked about Rosie, so when I got there, I figured I'd show Josh my pictures of my dogs. Once I was there, I began to feel calm, and I silently thanked God for this meeting.
it all started when Daughter bought me a CD for Mothers Day,she said i would like this Guy! Well i never got around to playing it as CD player wasn't working. Then a few weeks later I saw on the net that the same Singer was coming to the Hammer Hall in Melbourne. I thought thats good i will buy 2 tickets for Daughters Birthday coming up and surprise her. Anyhow she asked me to go with her,so we went. I reckon I must have been the only person in there that had never heard Josh Groban sing a note! Seats were to the side and high up and i had a space next to me for a wheelchair but it was empty. We settled in to enjoy, i had some ice-creams i had bought in my bag so we started to eat them,next thing i had a hand on my shoulder and we were asked to go outside to eat them as not allowed to eat inside. So we start again. Well when he came on and sang it blew me away, I was not expecting this!!!!! I had my camera and video and was filming secretly as this wasn't allowed either!!
Sultry Midsummer Night. Josh's first show in South Carolina and of course the poor man is sick!!! My first show in Raleigh had me all ready to sit back and watch the master at his craft once again. Oh but those of us who were there that night were in for a surprise. He was sick. And I mean sick with fever and shaking too. He came up through the floor and from where I was sitting he looked a little shaky from the start. Poor man. He plopped down on the piano bench right after "Mai" and confessed to having a "frog in my throat". Yeah it was a bad case of Bronchitis. He barely made it through the main set and didn't do a single encore. He got through "Machine" and was OUTA THERE. No stopping for fans, no pictures, no nothing. A wave from the path to his bus was it and he was whisked away, presumably to a doctor or hospital. No one knows. But it was still a delightful Josh night.
Bridgewater Hall Manchester UK was especially built for the Halle Orchestra. Fantastic acoustics, perfect for Josh and very intimate as it was not a huge arena. ( Please come back Here if possible)
Wonderful show and we were fortunate enough to be on the row that Josh walked through during " In Her Eyes".
Afterwards we managed to meet Josh and several members of the band. All were gracious , even though they must have been tired.
When I thanked Josh for coming to Manchester he said " No the thanks are to you without the fans I would not be here. Very humble and so easy to talk to.
Misty water colored Memories... of the way it wasssssssssssssss
and ya I don;t have any to add right now.. but I just wanted to get this little thing off my page cause it was annoying me.. soo maybe now that I filled it in it won;t be begging me to give my concert stories.. I have many.. do you really wanna be bored....??
OOOh wait I can add a Picture.. Ok Ok Lemme Do that
My friend Lisa and I went to both amazing nights of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall. Wow! What a fantastic venue and the show was pneunominal as I'm sure everyone would agree. It was also wonderful such a great show was put onto live DVD.
On May 12th we were able to take some photos but I think because they were filming and that had affected the quality, on the second night (may 13th) they were more strict about not taking any.
I managed to get tickets for the Paul O Grady show back in May 2008 when Josh was a guest. It was a great day and the show was very funny!
I got a few pics as Josh left the studios but things were a little crazy.
I had 3rd row tickets and took my boyfriend Martin with me. Before the show he had said "I'm going with you but I'm just sit there and eat a bag of Haribo" lol.
As it happens I know he secretly enjoyed it especially when Josh did his walk through the crowd and Martin jumped up, to tell me where Josh was! A nice part from the show was when a group of fans handed Josh an England shirt with "Groban 1" on the back and hold him they had raised alot of money for the charity. The show was just fantastic!
Afterwards Martin and me waited ages to meet Josh after the show and joined the line to get a picture/ autograph. Unfortunately some of the American fans got overly excited and pushed Martin just as he was taking the photo of Josh and me... I was so gutted to find the photo had missed us completely but at least I got my CD signed x
I managed to get front row tickets and took my friend Lisa (who is now as hooked on Josh as I am lol). We got to meet him breifly after the show.
I think my favourite songs had to be 'Lullaby' and 'You Are Loved'.
I never got to see Josh in concert but I have been to few morning shows in New York City such as Regis and Kelly and Good Morning America and it was the best experience seeing him in person. It was a really great morning with Josh.