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Salt Lake City, UT
The Salt Lake Concert that was at the first part of the tour, it was the first performance after being sick and he said something to the idea of...If I run off stage and blow my nose, don't worry about me.

Submitted by: JenE
Denver, CO
"I love you guys."-Josh
"We love you more!!"
"Well, we could go back and forth on this all night!"- Josh

Submitted by: Americanpye66

"Welcome to the mile hi city huh? I get off the bus and immediately get a nose bleed. Called my Mom and said no, I don't have a cold, I just have tissue stuffed up my nose"

Submitted by: MollyBrown
Milwaukee, WI
Right after Broken Vow he said, "So don't go breakin' any vows" and then did this little nervous chuckle type thingy.

Submitted by: joshsgurl4ever


"Okay, who's going to start the wave?" Everyone started throwing their hands up in the air.

Submitted by: jennyr
Chicago, IL
Someone yelled out "You're hot!" and Josh said "Well, golly!"

Submitted by: marj


Someone was waving a twirly light stick and Josh comments, "Twirly one's! I didn't know they had twirly one's!"

Submitted by: marj
Detroit, MI
Person in audience yelled out 'Will you be my Valentine?'
Josh: If it'll make you feel better...sure!

Submitted by: Terri B

Someone in the audience screamed "Josh your my hero" and he said, "No your my hero" and sang, "Did you ever know that your my hero" then said "Ok, not going there"

Submitted by: ApolloAngel

Toronto, Canada
"yeah, on your second album you can work with people. first album, people do it for you.. second album, you work with people." and then a girl in the audience screams out "I'LL WORK WITH YOU JOSH!" and the audience starts laughing and josh is just silent. lol. finally, he goes "yeah. okkkkay... no..... thanks"

Submitted by: misstarless
Boston, MA
"Here I am rambling on stage at the Wang. Here's my Rambling dance... (does a little jig)"

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


On his PBS special:
"Excuse me. PBS is important because...."

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


before he sang Broken Vow he asked "who had a happy valentine's day?"
about half the audience cheered
then he asked "who didn't have a happy valentine's day?"
more of the audience cheered
"well, this song is for you! This is Broken Vow!"

Submitted by: SexyMscBaby



"Here I am rambling on stage at the Wang. Here's my Rambling dance... (does a little jig)"

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


On his PBS special:
"Excuse me. PBS is important because...."

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


before he sang Broken Vow he asked "who had a happy valentine's day?"
about half the audience cheered
then he asked "who didn't have a happy valentine's day?"
more of the audience cheered
"well, this song is for you! This is Broken Vow!"

Submitted by: SexyMscBaby




"Here I am rambling on stage at the Wang. Here's my Rambling dance... (does a little jig)"

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


On his PBS special:
"Excuse me. PBS is important because...."

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


before he sang Broken Vow he asked "who had a happy valentine's day?"
about half the audience cheered
then he asked "who didn't have a happy valentine's day?"
more of the audience cheered
"well, this song is for you! This is Broken Vow!"

Submitted by: SexyMscBaby


"Here I am rambling on stage at the Wang. Here's my Rambling dance... (does a little jig)"

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


On his PBS special:
"Excuse me. PBS is important because...."

Submitted by: PrincessLeia04


before he sang Broken Vow he asked "who had a happy valentine's day?"
about half the audience cheered
then he asked "who didn't have a happy valentine's day?"
more of the audience cheered
"well, this song is for you! This is Broken Vow!"

Submitted by: SexyMscBaby
Philadelphia, PA
It was SO hot in the theater; he came back after intermission and said did you hear me screaming for air conditioning. Then he said, "I'm such a DIVA, now."

Submitted by: SandraKay


At the Philadelphia concert when it was so hot Josh asked if we were hot and everyone yelled yes. In a deep, sexy voice, he said "And I know why".

Submitted by: missimin


...Also someone yelled out "Marry me" to which he said.. "After this song".

Submitted by: NYConnie


Me: "I love you Josh!"
Josh: "I love you too!...whoever you are?"
Submitted by: Ohmyjosh314


Josh: "Did everyone have a good Valentines day?"
Audience is silent
Josh: "ok I guess that joke is a little overrated"

Submitted by: Ohmyjosh314


Josh: (looks to sides of theatre) "the walls are all lit up and stuff...WOW that was random"

Submitted by: Ohmyjosh314
Washington DC
"Breaking up S U C K S!"
Submitted by: Pensacola

"I love you, Josh," shouted a man shortly after the concert began. "I love you, too," Groban swiftly responded, obviously acting on reflex. He paused a moment, then shrugged. "Could have been a girl, but that's okay."
By Mike Joyce, Special to the Washington Post

when he was talking about singing in Spanish everyone cheered and then he said "give it up for Spanish!" in this announcer-like voice.
Submitted by: simplecreation

"I've been to DC before for promotional stuff and for school trips, but I've always wanted to perform here"
Submitted by: simplecreation

Right before You Raise Me Up, He says "this is the last song I'm gonna sing for you tonight" and the audience gives sad little "awwww" 's and he responds: "I know . . . but maybe if you're good and you clap a lot, you'll get a couple more!"
Submitted by: TheMarchingGrobanite
Pittsburgh, PA
"Give it up for Tariqh Akoni in the leather pants. Just for Pittsburgh. Rock 'n' roll. Oh yeah!!!! Well, kind of."

Submitted by: angelicpunkgrobanite
New York City, NY
from the 4-02-04 radio city music hall concert...
"ahhh...figi water...keeps me alive.
maybe they should sponsor us...
let's invite the president of figi to the concert..."

Submitted by: lolol666


At NYC concert after announcing he'd sing a song in Spanish, he got some loud cheers and replied "Spanish in da house" and did the raise the roof sign with his hands.

Submitted by: scebula


We were at the RCMH show and I think Josh replying
"Monkey Tree Xanadu" was when a few people yelled out things at the same time and he had NOOOOOO idea what he was hearing... so in replying he said what he heard sounded like "Monkey Tree Xanadu".

Submitted by: dollydimple


After drinking from his bottle of water, Josh said something like, "Mmmmm. Fuji water. Do I hear sponsership?"

Submitted by: scooltchr


a guy yelled "I love you, Josh!" and Josh replied, "I love you too, sir ... er, I mean Dad"..

Submitted by: justmaggie


..in NYC someone (wonder who?) yelled out a loud "MROOF", to which he laughed and said...."MROOF - It's a Grobanite thang!!"...then he introduced Caruso by saying...."From llama noises to Italian love songs....."

Submitted by: NYConnie
Providence, RI
"How many of you came with a 'special someone'?" (Cheers) "How many of you came ........ (in a deep, sexy voice) alone?" (I of course cheer like mad.) "This next one is for you!"

Submitted by: leeh1530


"These stage props are out to get me!"

Submitted by: leeh1530


"The drama of drinking water."

Submitted by: leeh1530


"Dancing in the leather pants ..." and then he does a weird little jig.

Submitted by: leeh1530


When we were all going insane, he said in this drugged-out little voice, "Awwwww mannnnnn, I'm hearin' all sorts of weird stuff out there!" We of course went nuts.

Submitted by: leeh1530
Cincinnati, OH
He said he'd been to a Reds game the night before: "They're good! Kicked some major Pirate bootie!"

Submitted by: FanaticofJosh


To the twirling glow sticks between encores: "Keep it up! That's cool!"

Submitted by: FanaticofJosh
Columbus, OH
After he sang a couple of songs and you could tell he was feeling a little silly, he said "I feel goofy tonight. I had a pixie stick before the show." Everybody laughed and he goes, "I DID!" It was the way he said the I DID that was so funny.

Submitted by debbs


When he started talking about singing in Spanish, he got a huge reaction from one guy down front and he made the comment, "YEAH! Givin' it up for the Spanish!"

Submitted by debbs


He also, after "Broken Vow" and the applause had died down, said, "So don't go around dumping people. That's the moral of that story."

Submitted by debbs


When the first "I love you, Josh!" or "You're wonderful!" was heard, Josh turns in the direction it came from and said "Thank you Mother!" Then he laughed.

Submitted by debbs


Josh says, "This will be the last song for this evening." Everyone says, "AWWWWWWWWWWW!"
He said, "Maybe! Maybe! See, if I don't say that then they aren't officially encores." We laughed during his pause while he adjusted the microphone. Then he said with a sigh, "You guys have a lot to learn!" And he laughed again.

Submitted by debbs
Indianapolis, IN
He looked down at the people sitting in the chairs in the pit and said, "Wow, you guys are really close! I can almost reach out and touch you!" Then he mimed/faked trying to reach out to them (without leaning over). And said "Almost!" Then said something like "ok, maybe I can" and then shook hands with 3 people (as they literally were only a few inches back from the edge of the stage). And he also said something along the lines of "You know, I can push a button right now and lower you all into the pit."

Submitted by: Rehta


He introduced Tariqh and then said, "I have to find out where you shop, man!" Then looked down at himself and said, "I suppose the suit is okay..." and then he shrugged and grinned.

Submitted by: Rehta
Louisville, KY
"I just do what the microphone tells me."
Submitted by: BlueJ

In reference to being at the Kentucky Derby last year... he kind of springs up and down and in a sing song way says... "I won 87 dollars."
Submitted by: BlueJ

"Its starting to sound like a story book in here! "Monkeys Tree's Zanadu!!..........BANANA!"
Submitted by: josh14gurl

"Wow, you guys are close! Sorry if I spit on you, it's just that kind of show."
Submitted by: kmmord
Tampa, FL
"Tariqh Akoni, wearing the leather pants for Tam-pa!" He said Tampa with the first part stressed and a very cute accent.

Submitted by: cutelilgrobanite23


One girl screamed "Marry Me, Josh!" and he said "Sure! And you can hold me to that!"

Submitted by: cutelilgrobanite23


"This is last song of the night.... Maa-ybe!"

Submitted by: cutelilgrobanite23


One girl in the front row gave Josh a bouquet of daisies. He said "Thank You so much!" and then walked over to Zach at the piano and said, "Let's make Zach the keeper of the daisies!"

Submitted by: cutelilgrobanite23


When I was backstage getting my picture taken with Josh, the guy taking our picture could not figure out how to use my disposable camera! So Josh had to explain it to him! He said, "You gotta turn the wheel on the back and press the flash button!" Then, while we were waiting for the flash to warm up, Josh said "Boi-ing!" Don't know why he said that one, though....

Submitted by: cutelilgrobanite23


"how many in the audience had someone significant with them that night." people raised their hands... " how many have someone special at home in their life?" some people raised their hand.. and then ... he said " how many are. The dreaded... ALOOOONE?" to the alone word he places the mic up to his mouth, cuffs his hand around the mic and breathes the word in a loud whisper... " ALLLLOOOONE"

Submitted by: tanglewood


"I like to sing love songs"

Submitted by: tanglewood


When setting up the song America "I did this one in NYC and goofed up some of the lines so forgive me if I goof again tonight. I grew up listening to Simon & Garfunkle, and love their songs"

Submitted by: tanglewood


"Yeah, it's hard to sing sad songs when there so much love"

Submitted by: vintagekiss


"My 2nd album...ummm" (he couldn't think of the name)
-silence-
Me: closer?
Josh: Yeah that's the one, man I've been on the road too long!
Josh: -looks in my direction- what's it called again?
Me: Closer I think maybe.

Submitted by: vintagekiss


When he came out in that striped shirt and those jeans, I yelled, "You look GOOD Josh, you look GOOD!"

Submitted by: vintagekiss
Melbourne, FL
After he sang "Vincent" some of the Grobies were swinging their pen lights and Josh looked at them and said "yeah, its all fun and games until someone looses an eye".

Submitted by: EmilyE1206


Before "Broken Vow" people started calling out, I love you Josh and marry me. Someone even yelled out "I want you Josh" to which He started pretending to unbutton His shirt then giggled. After everyone finished calling to Him He looked around and said, "I think I dreamed this" then when someone else yelled out He tried to regain His composure and said "Focus, focus".

Submitted by: EmilyE1206


After his first song, he was saying hello to Melbourne and his first impression was, "Wow, you guys are CLOSE!"
(Because the seats are VERY close to the stage). Then he brushed his hand across the 1st row area and said, "I can aaalllmmooossstt touch you...." then quicky removed his hand and said, "but I can't"
Then he was talking to the people in the back rows "you guys WAAAYY up there". After the crowd cheered, he vowed that he was coming back then he said, "This way all you people way up there can be way down here." Then he paused for a moment and said, "Then I can aaaaaaallllmmmooossttt touch you."
(Again with the hand brush)

Submitted by: aMusicWriter
Atlanta, GA
Before he started the America song he was telling us how he tried it in New York and it was totally unrehearsed..."so if I mess up or forget the words someone come on up and play the piano or something".............
At which point I screamed "I will!!!" and he just kinda grinned

Submitted by: peytonsmom


Some guy yelled out, "You're the man, Josh!" and Josh replied, "You're the man, too, sir"....his tone was so funny!

Submitted by: justcindy


He said something about his Tariqh guitarist in HotLanta leather pants, and he said something like, "Looking way cooler than me. He always looks cooler than me. Oh well, at least I always look cool to my mommy! Thanks Mommy!"


He made a comment about the front row. he said "Wow, you guys are close!" and then he said "If I spit on you, I apologize now - I'm very sorry!"

Submitted by: mandie245
Nashville, TN
Fan- "Josh you rock my face off" (she later corrected herself to say socks)
Josh- "I rock your face off? I rock your face off. I rocked some one's face off at the grand ole Opry, check that off my list."

Submitted by: EmraldAngel


Before singing Broken Vow "those of you who are here with some one special just kinda snuggle for a minute."

Submitted by: EmraldAngel


"GO TITAINS" just said that out of the blue.

Submitted by: EmraldAngel
Miami, FL
Someone in the crowd: "JOSH YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!"

Josh: "I'm an animal? What?"
Submitted by: josh14gurl

Josh said 'Sometimes it sounds like a children's poem...Money Tree Xanadu" to me.
Submitted by: OceanDreamer
Syracuse, NY
"I'm medicated and a little loopy tonight." With "I'm crazy" hand gestures.
Submitted by: totaljoshfan

"sleep, schmeep...who needs it!"
Submitted by: joshmaniac
Ames, IA
People were yelling things, and, he's said, "I know who you are, and I know where you live." and, someone yelled that they were going to Carnegie Mellon. Then he said, "Yeah, let's just talk about that right now, there's only about 9,000 people in here." and when someone handed him a doll of himself, he said, "Oh no, no no no no no, oh man." *sighs*

Submitted by: JoshWhisperer


"Wow you guys are sitting really close."

Submitted by: JoshWhisperer


"Josh will you take us to the prom?" and he said, "Can I wear my leather pants?"

Submitted by: JoshWhisperer
Wichita, KS
I didn't see this one on here, but in Wichita when he was talking to us and the crowd was going wild, he stopped and laughed and said "I could say anything" (more cheers) Then he paused and said "BANANAS!" (more cheers) another pause and "ROCK N' ROLL!" (even more cheers).
Submitted by: ginnygo

Tucson, AZ
"Happy Mother's Day everyone! This is my first outdoor concert. I'm glad it's not raining"
Submitted by: RainbowExplorer


"So much love here tonight"
Submitted by: RainbowExplorer

"Speaking of PBS, pledge your support. Now turning camera stage left"
Submitted by: RainbowExplorer

"It took me long enough to get here to be with you in Tucson"
Submitted by: RainbowExplorer

"I like Spanish. It's romantic like Italian and it has a fire to it"
Submitted by: RainbowExplorer

(when singing America)..."I might mess up, so if I do, just sing along"
Submitted by: RainbowExplorer


"Craig MacIntyre's fiancée is in the audience with us tonight"
San Diego, CA
"loving, loving, patient, patient San Diego."

Submitted by: joshin4groban


"Tariqh with the leather pants... nicely done. Mine are at home, several miles away." (audience moans in disappointment)

Submitted by: joshin4groban


"Is anyone here with someone special tonight? (some people scream). Is anyone going through hell in that department? (several women scream) this song is for you."

Submitted by: joshin4groban


He introduced the band members, and when he introduced the percussionist Tim Curle Josh said, "on percussions, tympani, cymbals, and, I don't know, whatever that is" and he wacked an instrument.

Submitted by: joshin4groban


When josh said "this is the last song tonight" we all moaned. Then josh said, "Darn it! It's the last one for now, we'll discuss it."

Submitted by: joshin4groban


A girl in the back of the arena screamed, "I love you Josh!" and he said, "I love you in the back! This isn't the last time I'm gonna be here, so (points to chairs directly in front of him) next time, its plastic couches for you!"

Submitted by: joshin4groban


Josh also said that he felt close to us, and I yelled, "Not close enough!" and the audience giggled!

Submitted by: joshin4groban


Josh started talking about the PBS special and everyone applauded. So in his best PBS pledge drive voice he says, "Thank you for your support .Turn Camera left. (He turns left) Here at PBS..." and then continued with something funny about pledging money to support PBS.

Submitted by: danyelli15
Phoenix, AZ
"wonderful, beautiful, patient Phoenix "it's great to finally be here."

By: Thomas Bond, East Valley Tribune


He went and shook a woman's hand in the front row, and then he yelled, "how are you guys in the back doing?" and they screamed and made noise, and then he goes, "you know, I'll be back here... and then maybe one of you (in the back) and i can have a moment too.." and then he let out this girly sigh and then he goes, "I'm a dork," and we all laughed and then he walked to the other side of the stage and said "hi" randomly to someone in the audience.

Submitted by: cathi


"Okay, it's the last song for right now. Maybe there's other. We'll see. Work with me!"

Submitted by: jefol


When he introduced "Broken Vow" he asked about being there with someone special and who wasn't with anyone special and if "anyone has gone through Hell" in a relationship. He also commented that he really liked sad songs because "they are the most honest."

Submitted by: jefol


When he introduced Broken Vow, he asked if anyone had come with that someone special, people cheered and he sarcastically, as if he didn't care, replied, "That's great." Then he asked like he understood if we were, "Is anyone just going through hell in that department?" We screamed and he replied again sarcastically, "Sorry." We all laughed. He turned and said, "I'm such a dork." One of my friends in the audience yelled out after the laughter dimmed, "But your our dork josh!." Josh continued, "But that's ok, cuz I just like to sing."

Submitted by: wildcat137


When he went to introduce the band for the last time, Tariqh and the other guitarist put on fake facial pieces. Josh looked over to introduce them and started laughing. He changed into like an aggressive Italian voice I guess you'd say and said, "Aahaa, I see what you are doing." He was shaking his finger at them it was so incredibly funny. So he introduced Tariqh as the instantly grown sideburns Tariqh Elvis Akoni. The other guitarist, Eric Holden had a huge black mustache and I think he called him Steve Martin. He then turned to look at everyone else and asked disappointingly if that was it. They all shook their heads no while laughing. Josh laughed.

Submitted by: wildcat137


What Josh said about Tariqh's leather pants. He started to make fun of him like he has thus far, and then he added, "geez man, it's Phoenix, isn't it (sarcastically) just a little too hot for those here." He turned to the audience and quietly said, "Yah, I forgot mine at home, sorry" while scratching his head.

Submitted by: wildcat137


One from out by the buses, Josh was signing autographs and this girl asked if he would marry her, Josh replied astonished, "Right now?" It was so funny.

Submitted by: wildcat137

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