What a show last night.
At first, I was a little pissed that we on the West Coast had to have a three hour delay before we could enjoy it. I mean, the Grammys were in OUT timezone! So we didn’t even get to watch Live. Pshh. Then when it finally started, I was kind of excited to see LL Cool J as the host. Mom kept bitching about how dumb his hat was, but I didn’t find it terrible. LL Cool J was announcing all the performers for the night, forgetting only Chris Brown. Good, Chris Brown is a total ass.
I started to get really happy when Bruno Mars began. He was in this cute gold suit with a pompadour. Him and the whole band were matching and kept doing these super fly moves. My mother sure enjoyed it! It was very old school and I really like that this is sort of his thing.
Then that no-talent asshole Chris Brown came on and did some bizarre…skipping? Strange. Oh yeah, and it was all on these cubes. Well I don’t even know what to say about that. It just sucked SO HARD.
I don’t really remember the order of the performances, so I’ll just be going all over the place with that. In between these Adele won some awards of course. No shocker there. I was really excited to see The Foo Fighters perform. I have an enormous soft spot for Dave Grohl. He was the drummer in Nirvana as you probably already know, and he is so talented. He actually performed twice and won an award! So proud! I think the BEST part of the awards was his acceptance speech.
It was really funny because right after this they were talking about how later he was performing with Deadmau5 and David Guetta. Well, those are people who do their “music” entirely with computers. I think he hated them, really. But Dave Grohl is a good sport. 🙂
After that, Rihanna and Coldplay performed together in this weird psychedelic lighting and it wasn’t that great of a song, honestly. I’ve grown tired of Rihanna. I really like Coldplay but those are just two different music styles that shouldn’t ever go together. I was surprised to see that Chris Martin was not wearing that jacket of his!
I don’t really know what to say about Katy Perry’s performance. I thought it was lame. They tried to trick everyone into thinking this other girl was Katy in this strange getup, but then it turns out it wasn’t ACTUALLY her, it was some random broad. And she had strange crinkled blue hair and it was not good. Not good. Dismal, even.
We had Sir Paul McCartney perform, of course. He sang some new song of his called My Valentine. It was kind of weird. Not his best, that’s for sure. I liked seeing him there though. He looks very friendly. I remember he was cheering on Adele as she received 6 awards. That must be great for her to get all the respect from him!
And then there must be something said about Nicki Minaj’s monstrosity of a show. It was supposed to be this story of how Roman, which is this character she has, is getting exercised and it’s very dark and crazy. I didn’t know what to do with myself while watching it. I just wanted it to be over. I wasn’t sure if it was better to keep looking at the horror going on or stray my eyes away. It was just so dumb. She’s kind of a lunatic.
Now came one of the best performances in my opinion. I saw Adam Levine (Maroon 5) getting ready to start, and then…Beach Boys music. HE. PERFORMED. A. BEACH. BOYS. SONG. I kind of have a crush on Adam Levine, and this just added to it. Plus he looked SO AWESOME in his formal clothes but with his tattoo arms. Aww yeeaaahhh. He was wonderful! I am so happy he was there!
This Beach Boys thing also included the remaining members and also Foster The People in addition to Maroon 5. When Foster The People started, my mom was like, “Who is that kid? Look at that guy, he’s a child! He looks deathly afraid. He looks like a deer in headlights. He’s such a baby!” I had to check how young Mark Foster really was because my mom was bugging me. I found out that he’s actually 28. Who knew?
Of course Adele performed Rolling in the Deep. Everyone loved her, she got a standing ovation, blah blah blah. I like her but I’m sick of her songs CONSTANTLY playing and taking over my radio stations, m’kay? But she looked genuine and honored. And she was very beautiful, too.
AND THEN. The last thing that happened was so rad. All these great guitarists (Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, etc.) all jammed onstage. Bruce even broke a guitar string. It was like the best part. Dave Grohl can SHRED! I just loved it so much, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
I actually forgot to mention this, but the first performance was Bruce Springsteen and my mother nearly shat herself out of excitement and sheer joy. I don’t get it. He’s pretty cool I guess but he was before my time. I have no clue why he is dubbed “The Boss”.
I had a great time watching the Grammys. It was more about the performances than the awards to me. I sure am going to watch next year!
R.I.P. Whitney Houston