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josh! in verona

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on February 24, 2007 - 10:45am

"dream BIG,because dreams can come true!" this is one of my, newly renewed, JOSHie mottos. i had two JOSHie wishes come true on this one trip. !st, to get close enough to him, when he was standing, to see how actually tall he is for myself and to talk to lindy about her and me at tw.
would it drive us all crazy, to write in some different way, any of the phrases he's sung, in our posts? this one i must... maybe i'll try quote marks, verona, "where do i start?" the josh joy, started the moment i turned on the tv in my hotel room. the soap show was playing twya or yrmu. i can't "remember" which. "Oh! this is going to be a very good trip, i can feel it." turn on my cell, voice mails already, yeah. "margie! come to turning stone." my hotel was close to the venue, good HOG. found some grobie friends right away. grobie heaven, outside of seeing josh, being in a pile of talking grobies, non-stop josh talk. it was so nice, a great combo of grobies i know already and ones i didn't. i got to tell "josh changing shirts aka shirtless josh" over and over, to new listeners. same rxn nearly every time, "WHAT? you saw him WHAT? how did you do that? what does he look like?" if anyone who reads this, wants to read about that, go see my journal entry about edmonton. i'm thinking i'm the only one in grobania who's seen that delicious sight.
after we ate dinner, we're just milling around the hotel, on josh alert a little bit, 'cuz we know he's staying here too. we turned a corner, and... back turned to us, way dressed down with ball cap, "is that JOSH? is that sweeney?" suzy and i grabbed each other, josh and entourage heard us. he picked up sweeney. turned around a little bit, this is paraphrased, i'm pretty close, "hi josh! does sweeney like the snow?" josh,"loves it!" he turned back around and was outta there! wow! we're slapping each other, "did that just happen?" i got close to him when he was standing.
in a couple of more minutes of walking around, we see more grobies, "come quick! josh is rehearsing." the hotel let us all the way up into the lobby outside the concert hall where josh was rehearsing! we were all so lucky they let us stay there. doors closed, but we could hear him clearly. we stayed very quiet. hotel personnel, back and forth watching us. many of the other guests talked to us, most were nice, some hecklers. " what are you doing? who's in there?" the nice ones. "marry me! i want to have your baby!" the not so nice ones. we all just turned around and shushed them. we heard nearly the entire concert. they took him out the back though, when done. darn! he was scruffy with glasses! sounded in great voice. can't wait 'til tomorrow. i lose my car, at least once, every josh trip. i TRY to guard against this, but it always happens. i couldn't find my car for at least and hour and a half. car searching can be fun, if it's after a concert and everyone is playing joshie in their cars so i can hear him again, but it was not! like that this time. i finally found it.
sat., concert day! what today? the formal meet and greet. first of all, a nice guy, hotel employee or HOG of m and g organizer, i don't know was letting us up to m and g room, he said, "1st you have to give me a hug!" so i did. me. "i will, but i really wish it was josh!" that guy, "all of you are saying that!" m and g, so beautiful. which friends to talk to first! new or old? i'm in heaven. get to tell about seeing him in hallway some more and shirtless josh. after we'd been there a little bit, omj! x 100! lindy and jack come into room. i just watched and listened to them. i tried to talk to her in nyc, always so many people around them. they went in and out pretty quickly! darn! missed her again.
m and g broke up. i was sooo excited for concert 'cuz someone gave me a floor seat ticket! not far from stage. waaay better than the ticket that i had come with.
waiting outside venue to go in, jack and lindy outside the door i have to go thru too. OMJ! no one around them, i think most grobies were in already. i walked up to them. took big breath, " hi lindy! hi jack!" i intro'd myself, " i helped you get out of the tent at tw!" lindy,"that was a day! wasn't it?" me, "are you excited about the tour starting?" lindy, "actually, it's a little scary!" me,"oh! i'm sorry, honey. i'll try to calm some of the scary ones down for you." lindy,"thanks."
and then i went into venue.
i got to sit next to virgins. soooo much fun. showed them my pic of me meeting him. they were so fun! and i was lucky,'cuz i was on a joshie super high from getting to talk to lindy and jack again. i told them right away. "i'm super JOSHed. i just got to talk to his mom and dad again. i'll try to not bug you." them, "how did you get to do that?" i told her we all know who they are! i showed her my pic with him. great concert! josh singing so well. he sand a song from " sweeney todd." his voice would be so good on broadway too. concert over. on the way out, i saw some of the new back up band. told them " welcome! you guys did great." they said, "thanks."
got a call from carolina and elizabeth. too w/w joshed to remember all of it. i told them about seeing josh running around though. how i slept that night, i don't know!
got to airport. at my gate, lots of grobies! aahh! heaven again. i got to tell shirtless josh and flying t shirts, etc. "that was YOU?" is always the reaction. talking , talking. some of them had been to CHESS. i did lots of listening too. they all left. on my last flight, the flight attendant sat facing me. she say, "who's that on your t?" me, "josh groban. do you know YRMU?" she immediately, "when i am lost and oh! my soul's so weary,.." i joined in. we sang the whole thing,in harmony. when we were done,everyone clapped. "you guys should go on stage." it was the perfect ending for a perfect JOSHie trip.

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