September last year I eagerly bought a concert ticket. Jason Mraz was going on a new European tour, not visiting Norway, so I had to choose between a few other cities in Europe.
Another excuse to travel. Oh no, how sad 😜
I was torn between Amsterdam, Vienna, and Copenhagen. At a moment I caught myself thinking “What if I just go to all of them?!”, but luckily I talked myself out of that pretty quickly. Amsterdam quickly sold out, and traveling to Vienna was quite expensive, so my final decision landed on Copenhagen.
I paid for the ticket, printed it out and had it in my office corner at home so that I could see it, and then the waiting began. Five months of waiting.
I’ve talked about how much Jason Mraz’s music has meant to me over the years. I have so many memories and emotions connected to his songs, so going to one of his concerts is like taking an emotional journey into the past. That’s why I always end up crying a little bit (Maybe not so little), and also because his voice is just so beautiful! One of the very few artists that I find better live than recorded.
I’ve now been lucky enough to have seen him twice in Oslo, once in Royal Albert Hall in London, and now at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen. It has been all the good vibes, all the way!
Seeing him live again on the Good Vibes tour was just as wonderful as I had imagined, and then some! If you ever get the chance to go to a Jason Mraz concert, I highly recommend you do so! You can thank me later 😜
In 2014, Jason Mraz released the album Yes! and for those of you who’ve followed me for a while, you know just how much I love his music!
Jason Mraz is still one of the best live artists I’ve ever seen, and if you haven’t had the opportunity to experience his music live yet, I highly recommend you do so! He’s touring the US now, and there will be a European tour next year! Will I be going even though he’s not coming to Norway? Hell yeah!! I haven’t really decided where yet, but I think it’ll be either Amsterdam, Copenhagen or London.
Why is this artist and music so important to me? Firstly, as I’ve already mentioned, he’s an extremely talented musician! That alone should be more than enough!
But it’s more than that. Jason Mraz and his music have been along for the ride of my life for so many years. There’s been tears, laughter, dance and a whole lot of memories that are now connected to so many of his songs. I’ve gotten to see him live 3 times now, and I’ve gotten to share those moments with people that I love.
When Kirsti, her boyfriend and I went to his concert when he was here in Oslo last time, I cried, smiled and danced in my seat all night long!
I’m already in love with 4 songs from the new album, and I’ve been listening on repeat all day while I’ve been writing!
Go check out Know. on Spotify here:
Or you can check out Jason Mraz’s site by clicking on his picture below:
And if you decide to go to one of his concerts in Europe then let me know! Maybe I’ll see you there!
A couple of months back, my mom invited me to go to a concert with her, my stepdad and my little brother. I had very little knowledge about the singer other than having seen a broadcast of a Christmas concert he did last year. I did however already know that I loved his voice and that it was my kind of music. And let’s face it, I’m a sucker for a good voice and nice lyrics that has a nice hat attached to its owner!
Those who know me are very aware of how emotional I can be. I get very easily moved by music, movies, people, moments, memories, sights, you name it. And there’s something so powerful about being present at a good concert. The music, the voices, and the atmosphere (if right) gives me goosebumps, makes me smile, and even makes me cry. Sometimes all three happen at the same time. It is a very emotional, but truly wonderful experience because it is so raw. I have absolutely no control over it, and it is moments like that where I am so incredibly present! It feels like everything else just disappears.
Adam Douglas and his band made exactly that happen yesterday, and I’m so grateful for the experience. So grateful that I feel so much, that I get so easily moved, and that music makes me so mindful and present.
Thank you to Adam Douglas, his wonderful band, and (of course) my mom for a wonderful Saturday night, for all the goosebumps, the smiles, and the tears❤
About eight years ago I laid my eyes on a very talented man. His voice had this magical way of waking up emotions in me and I knew that his voice had somewhat changed my life.
And the rest is history!
Well.. Sort of..
After that day there’s been countless hours of listening. There’s been a trip to London, just to see him. And there’s been a lot of waiting.
I’m talking about my love for Jason Mraz and his wonderful music. His music has been such a big part of my life for the last eight years. I’ve laughed, cried and wondered with his voice being a present in the background. I’ve waiting and hoping for one of his tours to bring him back to Norway so that I could see another one of his concerts. It took long enough, that’s for sure. So long that I had to jump on a plane to London a few years back, so that I wouldn’t miss out on his Yes! Tour with Raining Jane. It was so worth the trip by the way!
But my wish came true. A little while ago a Scandinavian tour was announced and I knew that I had to be there!
So Kirsti, her boyfriend and I got tickets and made a night out of it! Sunday came and we got dressed up and went for a few beers and laughs before the concert.
And then it was time!
We got good seats and when the room darkened, Jason got on stage and the music began, I was lost in emotions! He started off with a new song (that annoyingly enough hasn’t come out yet, and now I can’t get it out of my head) and it was so beautiful! There was a wonderful atmosphere in the room, and even though there were some songs that I missed hearing, it was still a night of musical magic! I laughed, I cried and walked out of there with a big smile on my face and my heart filled with love!
What a wonderful night! I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to experience yet another amazing concert with one of my all time favorite artists, and that I got to share it with wonderful people! ❤
It was well worth the wait, but I really do hope we don’t have to wait as long for his next performance in Oslo 🙂
Music has always been somewhat of an addiction for me. Depending on how I feel I need to have music and lurics I can relate to around to really be able to be in touch with what I feel. It’s that and writing. If I lost either one I have no clue as to how I would be able to go on.
And here are some of the songs that I can’t get enough of at his time of my life.
One of the Christmas presents I got from my dear boyfriend was tickets for us to a Muse concert. I’ve been waiting and waiting for the day of the concert and yesterday that day finally came. A good friend of mine and her boyfriend were going too, as well as a couple of Simon’s colleagues. I got the set list from the other concert they played in Bergen from my friend Kathrine and I had the whole day at work to warm up to the concert and as the hours drew closer I got more and more excited about seeing Muse live for the first time.
We ate dinner together with his colleagues and had a couple of beers and off we went with smiles on our faces.
And my smile just grew and grew. When they kick started the show with “Unsustainable” the mood was set and I was grinning from ear to ear, singing and dancing like a child at Christmas.
I now know why Muse’s live shows always gets so great reviews. The energy, the music, the voices and the show. It was all in perfect harmony and the only thing I wish I could have changed was the temperature inside the concert hall, but that has nothing to do with Muse as performers.
I enjoyed every minute of it! And the highlights for me was “Unsustainable”, “Knights of Cydonia”, “Unintended”, “Survival”, “Panic Station” and “Starlight”.
If you have the opportunity to go and see this band perform I would highly recommend you do so!