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.
March 30?, 2007 Staples Center, Los Angeles
My first Josh concert. I had been a fan for 2 years, but just a member of FOJG since Dec. 2006, so I hadn’t bought any tickets from a pre-sale. I had a bad, nose-bleed seat, but I knew once I started watching Josh videos, that I couldn’t just go to one concert, so bought this ticket for this concert way after tickets were on sale.
I moved myself down to the row above the balcony, next to the opening for the next section below. I knew enough that I knew that Josh comes from the back of the arena singing In Her Eyes after Lucia’s solo.
Lo and behold, what do my wondering eyes see in the dark, but Josh waiting to sing about 20 feet in front of the corner down from my balcony. I yelled out, “Josh!” a couple of times. The security below me are telling me not to lean over the balcony. The music starts and I’m thinking, “There is no way he is going to hear me and care to walk all the way back 20 feet to reach up to me, when he has to walk all the way down to the front.
I am writing this in letter format as if I were writing to a friend. If you were my friend I would write you this letter because I might not have the courage to tell you all that your music and the person you are has meant to me.
I discovered your music in 2004 after I went to see the movie, “Polar Express”. I loved the song and your voice.
I had just bought a new imac laptop and had downloaded itunes. When I started listening to little snatches of your songs, I realized what a gift your voice was to the world.
I am a pianist, singer and music teacher. I played music for twenty years with my husband, Jack. We played all kinds of music from Bob Dylan to jazz standards. My background is classical.
My husband passed away suddenly of a heart attack in 2004. Needless to say, I was devastated. I had a really hard time playing the music that we used to play together. That’s where you come in. After I started listening to your music, you gradually inspired me to play again. The more I listened to your music, I started to feel a feeling of serenity and comfort.
When is the man ever going on tour again? Hopefully when he does, he'll visit the X in St Paul,MN.
The first and only Josh Groban concert I have ever been to was in St. Louis, Mo. in 2004 (He hasn't been to St. Louis since....which is really sad since the Awake album was so phenomenal). I remember that I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. When they started to play the opening number and Josh started to sing, I got tears in my eyes. I just could not believe I was sharing the same space as one of my favorite musical artists. We were really high up in the nosebleed section, so we could not see very well, but I remember yelling to Josh with my friends. We knew it was a long shot to yell something at him, and have him respond but we decided to give it a try.
We then yelled to him "You're yummy!!" (We had a thing in high school with saying the word yummy about everything). It's pretty embarassing that I actually said that to Josh Groban...but whatever. He actually responded, though. He said, "Thank you" in a really unsure tone...and I would have done the same if a bunch of 15 year old girls told me I was yummy.
Nonetheless I had a great time at the concert, and it is the only concert besides an Eagles concert that I have gotten teary-eyed at.
He was due to arrive in SA for his Awake tour. 2 days b4 the concert got postponed indefinitely due to some IDIOTS. i was C.R.U.S.H.E.D! had to cry myself to sleep 4 an entire week. bt i knw that God has his plans and will hopefully bring Josh to us soon...i'll keep praying.
At this concert, we had great seats, on the side. There was one part where Josh was in the audience, and was walking down the isles! We were so excited, as we were just about to have him walk by - when he turned left and went down another isle. I was so bummed, but I got a great picture :o) and memory! (the picture isn't digital yet, and needs to be found!)
Josh: I can't write about any concert that I was in. My dream is to be in at least one of your concerts, I enjoy your music so much that I will love to be there. Please, please put SOUTH AMERICA in your future tour plans.
I write from Paraguay, but if you go to Brazil or Argentina, I will be so happy, and I will do anything for be there. PLEASE ADD SOUTH AMERICA TO YOUR TOUR PLANS
It was a warm october night when i escorted my mum to the famous Sydney Opera house to commence to see josh groban live we got ushered to our seats and we could see everything the pre act was on before josh came out but she did a good job to warm the crowd up... then the main event started and Josh with his awesome voice ever came on the stage and the opera house was filled with cheers from the crowd, and when he sang In her eyes he literally passed behind us not close enough to touch him but we saw him in the flesh around us and that made the night for both my mum and myself and we cannot await to see josh come out to sydney again and hopefully fill out Acer Arena for another sold out tour !!
good job Josh awesome tour well done !
This is just a wish-post:
I hope those organizing Josh's up-coming tour will consider adding concerts in Eastern Europe.
I suggest ROMANIA. SIBIU would be perfect since it was European Capital of Culture in 2007.
JOSH, WE'RE WAITING!
I will never forgive myself for missing the Australian "Awake" tour.
My husband wouldn't let me go as we couldn't afford it and he didn't really know about Josh Groban. Also we had one of "his" families gathering on the same night.
I am now separated from my husband.
So am now waiting for Josh to come back to Australia and give me another chance.