Josh Groban’s concert in Vienna, Austria
I can’t believe I finally saw Josh Groban live. It has been my desire for some years, but I have to admit that I wasn’t paying attention to when and where he was touring in the past… Until this year, when I quite accidentally found out that he’s going to have a concert in Austria. Since then I was trying to convience my friends to go with me (you can read more here) since I knew that my boyfriend is not a fan of his music so I didn’t want to forse him into something he doesn’t like. But at the end, just 2 days before the concert, he surprised me with the question, if we’re going to buy tickets for Josh Groban’s concert or not. I was like a kid in a candy store.
I know that you aren’t interested in how we traveled from Slovenia to Austria that day and what we ate before the show (btw, it was Mexican food. Yummy! Haha), so… fast forward to the concert part.
Josh came on stage at exactly 20:00. I was pleasantly surprised, as singers / bands are usually delayed for 10 to 15 minutes (or even more). He immediately started with the song “Brave”, followed by a song “False Alarms”. When he started singing, I got goosebumps. Then he greeted the audience and started “fooling around”. I won’t go into the details so I won’t spoil the surprise for those who haven’t seen the concert yet. All I can say is that he’s freaking hilarious and I laughed to tears a couple of times.
He sang the songs from the last album and some of the older songs… so we could hear “February Song” (one of my favorites), “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress”, “Sincera”, “Vincent”, “Hollow Talk”, “Falling Slowly” , “Happy In My Heartache”, “To Where You Are”,… OK, not necessarily in that order and I’m sure I forgot to mention some songs, but please fill me in.
Josh not only sang, he also played the piano and the drums. He answered some questions, danced with a woman from the audience… And in general, he had a contact with the audience all the time, which only a few artist have (I know, because I’ve been to a lot of concerts so far).
He ended the “official” part with the song “I Believe”. After receiving a loud applause, he came back and sang 2 more songs – “Awake” and “You Raise Me Up”. He said goodbye to us once again but we didn’t have enough, so we were clapping and hollering like crazy until he returned to the stage and sang the last song of the evening – “Smile”. And yes, 24 hours after the concert, I’m still smiling.
Concert lasted 2 hours, but I could listen to him all night… and day. He really has an amazing, powerful voice. His singing, joking, dancing, drumming… and of course I must not forget to mention his very talented band and the guest choir… made the concert a pure perfection. Even my boyfriend said it was OK. Though he’s still not a fan of his music (sorry, Josh), but he laughed heartily at his jokes.
Josh really is a born performer and I hope I will see him again. Soon.