Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Grammys

I know ... this post is insanely late ... but I had a very late (but fun) night and then had to wake up and watch both Lost and Project Runway (for my own sanity). This post is going to be all Grammy Awards ... I'll try and do a regular (somewhat shorter) post later on today/tonight.

Last night was so much fun ... since it was my first awards show I didn't know what to expect so I was very excited and anxious all night long. Long story short, it felt like a very long rock concert. Here are some pictures from the red carpet and from the show:

There were some great performances ... but the show was long. It was fun for me for about the first 1 1/2 hours ... then it started to feel very long. The show was at the Staples Center and can you believe they only served bottled water and a few different kinds of candy? That was kind of surprising ... in a bad way. [Source]

I really liked the Gorillaz/Madonna performance but it really didn't have the OOMPH that I was expecting. The Gorillaz looked so cool in 3D (in person, they really looked like puppets) but the song was too slow ... when Madonna came out it really kicked into high gear:

Her portion of the performance was really great ... altho it did look a lot like her performance at the MTV Europe Awards last Fall. You can head over to Yahoo! Music to watch the exclusive video performance as many times as you like. [Source]

I was very happy for Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. They really had a great night ...

I felt bad for Mariah Carey ... even tho she won 3 awards she didn't get to accept any of them on stage. These Grammys were supposed to be her big night ... in the end, it didn't really feel that way. [Source, Source]

Anyways ... then came the after parties ... Aaron, David, Sarah and I went to the Sony party first because we needed to eat. We were hanging out all night long with Three 6 Mafia (Aaron is not only their lawyer but he is my lawyer as well) so we basically got to go to any party we wanted to ... especially since Three 6 Mafia were just nominated for an Academy Award (Best Original Song for the movie Hustle & Flow). I actually didn't care where we went, I was having fun regardless. While hanging out at the Sony party we ran into Mischa Barton and Spederline!

I about died when I saw Britney there (actually, I saw Kevin's ponytail from across the room and knew it was them)! Sarah and I tried to get over to them but they were whisked away to a VIP area (it happened so fast I couldn't even snap a pic). We didn't stay at the Sony party for long so I missed out on my chance to meet Brit Brit. Needless to say, I was bummed about that. [Source]

It turns out that Spederline made their way over to the Mariah Carey party where Brit decided to show a little skin ...

... nipple area skin that is. Head on over to Pop Sugar to see the uncensored picture. [Source]

Not to be outdone, Kelly Clarkson also let a little bit slip out at the Sony party ...

... but I wasn't there to witness it. [thanks Corwin]

While Kanye West looked like Kool Moe Dee at the Grammy Awards I don't think he was having a good night. After all of his bravado I think he was surprised to lose the big awards for the night. At least he looked all happy at his party ...

... but you just know he was PISSED off. I can't believe Green Day and U2 won 3 of the biggest awards of the night in a year that should have belonged to both Kanye and Mariah. It looks like they split Grammy votes and cancelled each other out. [Source]

Cameras were not allowed inside the Staples Center but I was allowed to bring in my Sidekick ... here are some crappy pictures from inside:

And here are my pictures from the after parties ... we got to walk the red carpet behind Three 6 Mafia at the Sony party which was kinda cool ... and we ran into a famous Pink fan at the William/Morris party! Our group was standing around talking and Paris Hilton walks right by us on Stavros Niarchos' arm ... she yells out "Hi, Pink is the new Blog" and then she blew me a kiss. Aaron decided he needed to introduce us and away we went:

It was a very strange experience talking with her ... she was fun and bubbly (she even said "That's Hot" and "Loves It" to me in actual conversation). We talked a bit about her new album and about PITNB. She claims she's a fan and I guess I have to believe it ... the fact that she recognized me means she must check it out pretty regularly. She was really into meeting Three 6 Mafia and was cool about taking pictures ... she loves taking pictures. We also ran into the likes of Tyler Hilton and Taryn Manning ... and we saw at least one of The Killers (not sure if the whole band was there or not). Honestly, Sarah and I were having such a blast after chatting with Paris that we just drank and enjoyed ourselves.

I have to send out lots of love to Deb at the William/Morris party. Thank you so much for a fun party!

After that party we swung by the Kanye West party where Three 6 Mafia met up with rapper TI. It was determined that the party was pretty much dunzo so we left for a nightcap at the Four Seasons.

That's pretty much it ... we saw a lot of different celebs all over the place and I know I'm leaving out tons of details but ... it was a fun night, y'all.

I have to take care of some biznazz this afternoon and then I'm gonna *try* and post again this evening. I'm out!!!!