The 58th Grammy Awards happened last night and I, a mere commoner, somehow scored a ticket to the big show. This is what I learned in my Grammys experience.
1. You'll learn that picking out an outfit is really, really stressful.
2. You'll quickly realize that getting to the Grammys is the longest journey of your life.
My ticket said I had to be in my SEAT at 4:45 sharp and I was worried if I wasn't, Taylor Swift might personally scold me for being late, so I called a Lyft at 3:15. Once we got close to the arena where the Grammys were held, everything became a total free-for-all clusterfuck. My Lyft driver, Adam, and I were the lone Prius in a sea of big black SUVs. I kept on trying to see if celebrities were in the cars next to us, but had no luck. In what might be the most L.A. problem ever, I had to get out of my car because there was so much traffic and walk three blocks in my suit in 90-degree heat to get to an awards show. Then there was a security line, and THEN I had to climb several flights of stairs to get to my seat. You don't just GO to the Grammys, you have to FIGHT to make it to the Grammys. And I mean that literally, not figuratively.
3. You'll be walking through what seems like a pretty people convention.
4. Don't worry about where you're seated — even the "bad" seats are pretty damn cool.
On the left is the Grammys stage basically from floor level and on the right is the stage from where I was seated. As you can tell, my seats were NOT the best in the house — I was high up in the nosebleeds with all the "normal" people. There wasn't even really a screen where we could see the show being broadcast as we watched live. But just being in the building was enough to be excited about, TBH.