On September 22nd, my best friend and I cabbed it to the Verizon Center to see the ever-so romantic, charming, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé. We’ve been forever fans of this insanely talented singer and fell even more in love with each joke, song, and dance. Everyone knows that Michael Bublé is a hopeless romantic with a light-hearted, self-depracating sense of humor, as seen through his late night television interviews, famous concert YouTube videos, and SNL appearances. I just didn’t know he was that great.
Believe it or not, he sounds even better live. He wooed every single person in the audience with his charming appeal and smooth tunes, especially during his heartfelt rendition of “Home,” which he dedicated to his fans. I actually teared up during it; he has that kind of stage presence and open heart that permeate through his songs and transcend all barriers to speak directly to his audience. One moment he had the entire audience dying of laughter and the next he had us all swaying slowly side-to-side. His wife is a very lucky woman, that’s for sure.
All of his songs were amazing, both the jazzy upbeat tracks and the slow dance-inducing melodies. My personal favorite was “Everything,” which is my all-time favorite Bublé song and the song he wrote about Emily Blunt while they were together. He also sang “It’s a Beautiful Day” beautifully and lifted the crowd’s spirits. I left the concert feeling simultaneously elated and disappointed, knowing that it was the best concert I’ve ever attended and that the next time I would hear his voice would be through headphones.
For all the Bublé fans out there, make sure you head out to one of his nearly life-changing concerts – it’s worth it.