Saturday, November 16, 2013

An Evening with Josh Groban

I remember seeing Josh Groban when he was just being introduced, probably on David Letterman or The Tonight Show. He was something like seventeen and already had that beautiful baritone! (Or, as he says.... baritone-ish!)

from his new album All That Echoes

 Wednesday night he was in concert at the American Airlines Center
(home of the great Dallas Mavericks)

Note the parking lot -- this is where we parked..... at $30.00 a pop! Yikes! But, with all the construction and extra traffic between our house and Dallas, what should have taken a half hour took considerably more, and so we chose the $30.00 lot right outside the entrance lest we be late! 

After standing in line to get inside (we already had our tickets) and after the purse check and scanner check, we were ready to find our seats! It took a couple of tries to find the right aisle, but once we were there, we had great seats! 

What was really great was that the concert was in the round, so everyone's seat was a good one! Josh and some of his band walked around the stage so that there was always someone to watch. The center area was elevated and the round stage surrounded the band. There were three sets of drums! A guy on trumpet and another on violin were some of the band members highlighted.

Judith Hill was the opening act and was outstanding! You might remember her from last season's The Voice. She was (shockingly for sure) eliminated but obviously caught the eye (or ear!) of Josh Groban! Great performance.

Getting things set up for Josh. Can you see the guy on the upper right mopping the floor?

The drummer on the right was so good!! 
He could have been a show all to himself!

These looked like damask curtains, see-through and fluttering

There are eight screens, four back to back, so you can always see what's going on. Josh said that was a freaky thing for him, a guy who is basically shy, now seeing himself on eight screen all at the same time!


The lighting was excellent! 
I couldn't capture the full effect but it was beautiful!

Josh plays a mean drum too!

All in all, a wonderful show

I think my hubby now has a man-crush on Josh! He said that he had never seen a performer so humble and so willing to put his band members and chorus in the limelight, and take it off of himself. 

sharing Josh over on GRAND Social



AntiquityTravelers said...

that looks like such an amazing night! and Judith! LOVED her on the Voice - she was (is) amazing

Memories for Life said...

What a fun night! And the set up looks great for seeing all the action. I love big screens like that on the stage.

storybeader said...

I've been to Dallas and seen the Mavericks play there. It is a gigantic stadium. Concerts in the round are also humble - thinking of your audience first. Very handsome young man - don't think I've heard of him. {:-D

Jenny Short said...

Annd I payed $20 to park there years ago which was high then. But it is the best place to park. How great you got to see and hear Josh. I think it must have been one of the top experiences of your life. xo Jenny

Hannah said...

I love Josh Groban, he seems like such a humble down to earth guy with a great voice too, and he's funny. I'm so happy to hear you had a fab time! x

Kathleen said...

Nice to get out and see a great show! Glad you had a good time.

BeadedTail said...

Looks like a great show! I had no idea that Judith Hill was his opening act!

Kc W said...

Sure sounds like you had a wonderful evening!

Granny-Guru said...

That is so cool! So glad you got to see him in person! I first saw him on some teenager tv show where they were obviously trying to bring a very shy kid along to get used to the public exposure. He played a very shy kid in high school who won a voice contest when no one in school even know he could sing until he entered the contest and revealed that beautiful voice.

Splendid Little Stars said...

The set up looks so entertaining! I love all the lights.
($30? yikes!)

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

What a fun night! I've been a Josh Groban fan since high school, and it's so great that his career is still going strong. He's just so talented.


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