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.
omj! josh's hand... this feature was made for me! now, do i copy and paste or rewrite? i remember concerts by the tour in which it occurred, not the year. our first JOSH! concert. bristow, VA, "closer" tour. i did not know he was touring. i saw a little twix about him on the aol front pages. waaay before i was FoJG. looked on ticketmaster, oh! goodness. he's going all over. went to HOG, first time i batted my eyes at HOG with a "josh! pleaase?" look on my face. HOG, "josh g?" me, "you know, that really good young singer from "ally mc beal". he's touring!" me thinking, "how can i show HOG who he is? oh! i know, i have him on tape!" ran to get the tape, showed HOG. HOG, "oh! that guy! we can go. what city?" we picked bristow, VA. not too long of a flight from here. our hotel was about twenty miles out from the venue. we went early. cars were backed up a long way from the venue. i thought, "no! this can't be for this guy already? waaay out here?" but it was. "oh! goodness this place must be huge!
2009 - I wish!
I was all set with tickets for my husband and I to go to the United Center concert in Chicago. It was in February; it was cold but otherwise not too bad outside...until the ICE STORM hit. And of course, it started sleeting just when we started off for Chicago. It is normally about 2 1/2 hours drive from home. The ice was so bad, cars were sliding off the interstate left and right. I had to stop every so often to de-ice my windshield wipers. It was white-knuckle driving for 4 1/2 hours!! But I kept saying "No way I'm missing this concert...No way..." We made it there safely, and missed about half of Chris Botti's show (which was also awesome). Yes, my husband and I faced the worst ice storm I've ever driven in to see Josh. And it was worth it, no doubt about it!
My mom and I love Josh Groban! We went to his concert when he was in Milwaukee, WI. The concert was AMAZING! When his violinist was performing, I went to go use the restroom. When I went out in the hallway, Josh was just coming off the elevator! No one else was in the hallway, but him and an usher taking him to go walk through the crowd for his next song. When I saw him I freaked and ran to tell my mom! I was just so excited when I saw him close up and didn't even say hi to him because I ran to tell my mom. I wish I could re-live that moment!
I took my mother to Chicago for the Josh Groban concert. It was snowing so hard as we walked into the concert (the biggest snowflakes I've ever seen). This was my first, but hopefully not my last Josh Groban concert. His voice is amazing...I was not prepared for it...who sounds better in concert live than on a recording, Josh! Did not expect to be so overwhelmed by his voice and presence. It was a perfect night and an experience we both will never forget.
My husband and I went to the Atlantic City Convention Center for a concert. It was a great experience. Josh was very personable with the audience and of course, his performance was outstanding.
To begin with... I was lucky enough to have found about Josh less than a month before 'Awake' was out in stores... so no waiting there... and that beginer's luck didn't stop there...
So the being 'Grobanized' & the concert story kinda go hand in hand! So I should warn you... this is LOOOOOOOONG... :)
It was early October when I got 'Closer' just out of curiosity, because of YRMU -being a 'Secret Garden' fan and all- and like a week after receiving the CD on the mail I went out hiking, and some music of course... and then there it was... 'Oceano'... wow. WOW. 'WOW' in Bold & Underlined!!
Once home I 'Yahooed' a little (I don't like Google) and found out 'Awake' was so 'close' (pun intended? LOL)
Awhile later, around 'Turkey day', a little after it I think, I began looking for tix for a concert of his... (though I forgot totally about JG.com & had absolutely no idea about FOJG) so when I looked on 'TicketMaster' the places were 'ew'-awful... so scalpers then... *makes face* "I know..." but I got 10 row to the stage & smack center!
I didn't get to go to the Closer tour concert in SLC. The tickets were all sold out before I had a chance to buy them. (Should of been a member!) So when Josh's Awake tour came I was going to make sure that I got tickets this time. My friend who had a press pass said that we would get good seats not to worry about buying a ticket. Well long story short, I didn't get a ticket and my friend bailed on me. : ( Good thing he had connections. I was at the Josh concert and got a seat at the bottom section right by the stage. I was so excited! Even better that he chose to make the Awake Live DVD at SLC. Josh came out and performed "You Are Loved" and he walked to the stage closest to my seat. I was so close that I could have reached over and touched him. It was awesome! Then, I got kicked out of my seat. I was totally bummed. I got a different seat that was a little higher up and a little bit further back. At this point, I didn't care, I was just happy to be there enjoying my Josh. Well, the song "In Her Eyes" came on and we were all like, "where's Josh?" next thing I know, he is coming right down the stairs in my new section. I almost died. Good thing my seat was on the end row as well.
Houston, Aug. 2004 at Cynthia Wood Pavillion
My first concert anywhere, and it was wonderful
San Antonio, March 2005 SBC Center
It was a great concert, with the meet and greet, meeting so many grobies and talking about Josh.
Houston, March 2006 Toyota Center
This was an especially good concert for me, because as Josh was walking thru the audience, he came by and touched my arm. I was so excited... The meet and greet we had was an especially good one for me, since we had a meeting before hand to fill the goody bags. Lots of fun...
Anaheim, Aug. 2007 at Honda Center (The Pond)
This was such a special concert, because we got to go "Home" to California. I got to meet Josh's Parents, and Brian Avnet at the meet and greet. I also had a chance to talk to his mom for a time. I can see where Josh gets is super personality and love for others. It was a wonderful experience for me. Now if I could just meet Josh in person. (sigh)