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 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!
I found out Josh was going to be playing in Vegas at the MGM Grand, so I called got tickets and a room there. Then surprised my daughter who was 19 at the time and had a great time at the concert, Josh was fantastic ! Then was able to show my daughter Vegas for 2 days we had a blast !!!
Had the best time seeing this wonderful vocalist and had great seats to boot. (3rd row center stage!) :D
It's been so long now, I can't even remember the year! I want to say it was April, 2004. The venue was the Murat Theatre (a lovely place). I went with a friend, Rob, who'd just barely heard of Josh. Josh was just gaining major popularity, and I remember now that he was a little nervous about talking to the audience and was a little ill at ease at doing so. Now, judging from what I've seen on TV/DVDs, he's old hat at it now - very comfortable.
The music was gorgeous of course, and I was near tears most of the time, as his voice just pierces my very being. My only disappointment was that he did not sing "When You Say You Love Me." I probably would've lost it at that point, so maybe that was a good thing.
He came back to Indy that same year, in August. I had a ticket, but ended up selling it (I didn't like the venue, and would've had to go by myself). He hasn't been back since, so I'm sure hoping he'll include us in his next tour.
Had listened to Josh casually, (I'd heard "To Where You Are", "You're Still You" and of course, "You Raise me Up" - but didn't really know much about his music or who he was. Totally blown away by the "You Are Loved" video. Played it constantly ... and signed up for FOJG ... 3 DAYS AFTER he played Atlanta on the AWAKE tour.
Ouch. Now THAT sucked. That's my "un-concert" story. Sob!