Whatever you think “going to the Grammys” means, we guarantee it’s less glamorous and more bizarre than what you’re imagining. At least for most of the press, who sit in small room adjacent to the ceremony, watching the thing on TVs and praying that a famous person will make a wrong turn and wind up on our measly little stage with a microphone miraculously in hand.
And it’s not just Music’s Biggest Night. In the awards season bridging 2012 to 2013, I attended the MTV Video Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and, yes, the Grammys, and my surreal behind-the-scenes experience wound up the stuff of an unexpected trilogy. In 2014, I returned to the Grammys just to make sure its was still weird (spoiler alert: it was).
- Have You Met Snooki’s Baby? Backstage at MTV’s 2012 VMAs
- Bieber Love and Old Blood: Behind the Scenes at the 2012 AMAs
- At the 2013 Grammys: Frank Ocean Would Like His Bookshelf
- We Only Wanna Be w/ Bey: Fear & Loathing at the 2014 Grammys