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My First Josh Blog....

vijaykumar's picture
on May 29, 2007 - 7:30am

Ok.. so I have pretty much recovered the use of my tongue since Friday... the concert had me stunned into silence! (and anyone who knows me will tell you Em is NEVER silent.. unless she is alseep.. and even then it's questionable!)

So, I get a lift into Birmingham off my dad (there aint no way I'm putting my little brum brum through the terror of Friday night driving in Englands second city!). My dad drops me off and I dodge through the traffic narrowly avoiding be splatted by the '91 bus to Walsall via Willenhall' and skip into the building containing the Symphony Hall. A venue I've been to many times, but never on my own. I que for a programme but as I see the que snaking round the foyer and back into the auditiorium i figure.. sod it.. there'll be one on Ebay :) and head on up to my seat! I find it.. perfectly placed 1 floor up right in the middle on the front row.... fabulous view......and it was about to get better!

Now... the only concerts i have ever been to are Michael Ball concerts ( and boy can they get rowdy.. I have to say that Josh fans are a hundred times more polite than Michael Fans- excluding myself of course!) and usually there's a supporting act that comes on and does half and hour or so then there's an interval then Michael comes on after an hour.

So, when the lights eventually went down, I sat back and tried to prepare myself for the fact that soon, oh so soon, Josh Groban, the bloke I've been listening to for the past however many years is going to be there, on stage infront of me, in the same room... singin! I figure i'd have at least half an hour to calm myself... ha ha ha.. not so..... as the familiar tones of You Are Loved start up.. i realise that.. he's here.... somewhere behind the huge piece of white silk suspended from the lighting rig. So the orchestra start up and we hear....

Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
When your heart's heavy I
I will lift it for you

Don't give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you I
I will break it for you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you

Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up..

I sit back and close my eyes soaking up the sound... we get to....

Because you are...

and as he sings LOVED.... the silk drops to the floor revealing Josh standing quite casually, one hand on the mic stand the other holding the mic singing away.

My heart at this point shot out of my chest, flew around the Symphony Hall, out of the door, down Broad Street, caught a bus to woo hoo land, came back and settled itself in my throat...

I cannot explain what it is to see with your own eyes a person you respect so much and have loved from afar, not so far away.. infact about 30 ft away looking.... FAB abd sounding like.. uh... heaven!

Part two coming soon!


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