Groban serenades the Mile High City
Josh Groban played Denver's Pepsi Center Friday night, drawing hundreds of fans waiting in eager anticipation to hear the singer's angelic voice live and in person.
Opening for Groban was Elew, a jazz-rock pianist who sampled hits from bands like Arcade Fire and Nirvana. Mixing classical with rock, he created a simply unique sound. Though it was just him and the piano, no vocals and no backup instrumentation, Elew proved that you do not need a giant theatrical production to move an audience — just raw talent.
Groban's performance did not begin on the larger main stage but a smaller stage that rose up from the center of the audience, giving those that were possibly in the back or even on the sides of the arena a more intimate look at the star. Between songs, Groban told a few jokes at the expense of the “Mile High City,” which made the crowd love him even more (if that was even possible). His voice filled the hearts of everyone in the room and made this Metromixer swoon. — Carly Rose Moser, special to Metromix