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.
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!
It was July 25th at the Nassua Coliseum & from the day I purchased the tickets I could not wait for the day to come. I hold many for is song in my heart as they touch so many things I've gone through in my life. I lost two special friends one from a drunk driver on my 21st B-Day & another special friend from years of fighting cancer. I also have a seizure disorder & have gone through many surgerys & tons of test but I never let win. I go back in on January 19th, 2010 to have scull replaced from my brain June 23rd & 30th. It was a two step surgery then infection took place & scull was removed in July & now work to install a new scull. All I have to say is his songs touch my heart that even my two boy's age's 9 & 8yrs old love to hear them.
This was my very first concert EVER!!! I am pretty sure I was crying when he came onstage and that orange curtain dropped! We had seats that were pretty far away, I think the second level, but nothing will ever replace the feeling of giddiness I had for that entire concert! Me and four of my friends made the trip from our college, and had a wonderful time. We listened to Awake the entire way there, and back. My friend Jenna and I were freaking out when Ladysmith Black Mambazo were there! There are no words to describe how excited we were!
I kept getting yelled at for taking pictures, but I didn't really care. The pictures are so fuzzy, it's not like I could use them anywhere anyway. We were all the way on the opposite side of the stage as Josh.
After this concert, I joined the fan club within maybe a week, and I've never looked back! I love being a member of FOJG, and I cannot WAIT until the next tour!
Well, this concert was phenomenal! Except for the part where I discovered that I get migraines at places that are very loud, but that's all controlled now. We had seats in the 16th row in the center, but I was an idiot and gave up front row seats on the left hand side. It's my biggest regret to date :( But our seats were still very good, and they were actually the last row in the center section, so when Josh walked down the aisle during "In Her Eyes," we were able to see the whole thing, and my friends got to touch his hand! I didn't, but I am very glad for them.
We waited until probably 1:30 in the morning after the concert in hopes that Josh would come out, but he never did. We did get autographs from everybody in the band though, which was so cool, and we got a picture with Tariqh! It was one of the best days of my life!
Can't wait until he tours again :)
Since I am a college student, I have been saving my money for schooling and have not been to a concert. However, I hope to save enough for a wonderful time with front row seats, backstage passes, paraphernalia, and more!
Just sitting and patiently waiting!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
First, I want to say, I Love your songs. I can FEEL your songs and I love the fact that your songs are in different languages and still I can FEEL your songs. I have just recently began to listen to your music for about 2 years. I love your serene voice it permeates my senses.
Here's one for you:
When I was devoted to you.
You gave me ecstatic Joy!
I love you
I want you
I need you
With your love
you nourish my Soul!
I love you
I want you
I need you
You Never fail me!
your love is forever
I love you
I want you
I need you
Thank you, Josh Groban
Now I'm going to listen to Closer :)