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.
Hopefully one day when he comes to Egpt; I will leave a comment here I promise :D
It was the best birthday I ever had in my life! My sister bought us tickets to go see Josh in Atlanta, GA. That is about a 5 hour drive from where we live. We stayed in a great hotel and took a cab when it was time to see Josh. The whole weekend was great. I made friends with the man sitting next to me at the concert. When Josh came on, we just grabbed each other and embraced! It was really funny. Josh was magnificent, incredible, masterful, and any other fantastic words you can think of. As Josh has said several times in interviews, "It was a dream come true!" Thanks to my sister and an amazing thank you to Josh!
I had gotten tickets to the concert at the Post Gazette Pavilion in Pittsburgh for the 2004, but I had no idea this was going to be the concert in which I was going to meet him.
My grandfather had passed away a day before my 24th birthday that year, and it was very unexpected. So, my mom kept putting in his music, saying it made her feel better, as did I.
Well, when I heard about the essay contest that FOJG was having about why you wanted to meet Josh, I was still in a somber mood while I was writing it and listening to his music had given me peace.
So, I had put my cell phone number down as a way to reach me, and that evening when Warner Brothers Records called, I was working at Barnes and Noble. I went on my break and seen I had a missed call from a number that I didn't recognize. So, I was just curious and I called it back. They said that were from the record company and asked me if I was going to the concert coming up. I said yes. And then they asked me if I wanted to meet Josh. I swear the whole store must have heard me shriek. It was one of the best days of my life. I must have floated through the store the rest of my shift.
June 19, 2009 Josh was Inducted into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame
The whole weekend was wonderful. It started with a wonderful M&G where we raised a record amount of money at a M&G for GFC and collected lots of items for the L.A. Food Bank. While the auction was going on, some grobies got to watch Josh rehearse at the HB. It’s so wonderful that they got to see him.
The next morning, some of us brought food to the Food Bank and volunteered there, while other grobies got to watch Josh rehearse again. When he saw that grobies were in the house, walked all the way up the stairs to greet them. Great video from that.
That night Josh’s portion started with Angelique Kidjo giving Josh a wonderful introduction and great video showing snippets from Josh’s childhood, famous people he’s met and wonderful words about us, the grobanites. I loved the video.
we are all friends
May 20, 2009 Josh at Ben Folds Concert Hollywood Palladium
Ever since Josh had sung with Ben Folds in the ‘Life is a Masquerade’ song spoof, I’ve been intrigued with Ben Folds. He is a monster on the piano. When I got there, I didn’t realize that there would be 3 musical sections to this concert. There were no seats so I got up pretty close to the stage.
The first group was an English group that sounded celtic. Two sisters sang and played violin as part of the group. They were very good. Crowd was a little restless and talking. Very rude. Unfortunately, since I am writing this months later, I can’t remember their band name.
I went to see Josh on Sunday night, and at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ, with my lovely mom who loves him too. I'm still on cloud nine!!! I love him so much! My daughter says I am obsessed.
When he sang "You Raise Me Up", he had a choir join in. I looked at the young faces of the choral singers, and wondered if they might be of a local NJ school. Cool. Well he finally introduced them as the Upper Darby High School Choir in PA!!!! That's where I went to school, and I was in the choir!!!! I turned to my mom and said - "That could have been me up there!!!" She promptly brought me back down to earth by saying: "Of course, when you were in the choir, Josh Groban wasn't even born yet!!!!!" Thanks, Mom!!
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Bridge School concert with Neil Young and friends Oct. 26th, Sunday.
Since 1986, Neil Young has sponsored and hosted this special fundraising concert at the Bridge School outdoor amphitheatre. What an amazing event!! I didn’t have the best seats, but Pau and I laughed it up during the long concert. Sometimes we got up and walk around in-between and during sets. We knew what time Josh was supposed to sing, so we went back to our seats in plenty of time to see Josh. I debated whether to go to the bathroom or wait until after. Am I glad that I waited. Josh came out and sang the last Smashing Pumpkins song, Disarm. Billy Coogan, the lead singer of SM, had Josh sing the lead vocals for the whole song and he just sang harmony. I was stunned. He was awesome. What an honor for Josh that they asked him to do one of their songs. Of course SM fans were shocked and at first, didn’t like it, but by the end really did.
Oct. 4th 2008 South Central Scholars Dinner
Josh was his funny, kind and humble self. Gayle got an invitation to go to this dinner and could invite enough people for a table. She invited me and a few others. I felt so honored to be invited to this special event. We bought tickets and so contributed to the charity.
I drove up to Shauna’s house in Anaheim and then we took a rented van to Santa Monica where the Fairmont Hotel is located. Very nice. It took an hour to drive there, but we chatted all things Josh, etc on the way.