I’ve been a casual listener of Michael Bublé’s music for a few years but I never quite found the time to get invested in it. So I wasn’t sure of what to expect when I was invited to his concert at the Staples Center.
Sure, I knew that I would be in complete awe of his vocals but I wondered how much of a performance one guy with a flawless voice could truly give. Well, the answer to that is: a spectacular performance. The set design and the placement of the orchestra on the stage made for a visually-stunning show.
The thing that truly caught me off-guard though was how unprepared I was for the humor that Bublé sprinkles throughout the show. Whether he’s pranking the audience with the possibility of Hugh Jackman coming on stage or his impression of his wife which then leads to him admitting that he’s actually scared of her; the light-hearted moments make it so much easier to become emotionally invested in every song he sings. He so flawlessly transitions from joking with the crowd, to emotionally tearing the audience apart and maybe that’s where he holds the best part of his magic.
Though admittedly, the crowd wasn’t as interactive as I’m used to, Michael played off the energy as best he could. It’s his heart that shines throughout the show and it makes it easier to cheer him on when you see how absolutely baffled he is by his continues success.
His journey back to the stage has been a slow one, his son was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and he took some time off to be with his family. At the top of the show, he thanked the doctors and nurses who helped his son throughout his journey and the night was made even more special because the doctors and nurses were actually in attendance. He looked so absolutely humbled by his experience and his grateful over his son being cancer-free, the positive energy radiated off of him on that stage.
I am officially adding Michael Bublé to my list of must-watch artists. Whether he’s covering classic songs or performing his own, the show is enjoyable experience for anyone in attendance.
Have you ever witnessed Michael Bublé in concert? Did you immediately become obsessed as I did?