By Jasmine Ferrell, Staff Writer
Last night was one of the biggest events of February. No, not Groundhog Day. It was the GRAMMYs. As with any award ceremony, there are just as many people watching to see who wins the awards as there are to see what unfolds during the ceremony. When approaching something of this magnitude it always helps to break it up.
First off: the fashion. Before the event even took place the fashion was causing a stir. Prior to the GRAMMYs, a memo had been sent out to all the attendees, asking for a more conservative attitude when dressing for the awards. This meant less cleavage, less side boob, and more clothing.
The first to test the memo, and arguably the person who caused it to be sent out in the first place, was J-Lo. She wore what is sure to be an unforgettable leotard, dress mash-up. In her defense, the memo didn’t say anything about the legs.
My ultimate favorite of the night was Carrie Underwood. During her performance, her stiff dress caused her to stand absolutely still. And as if that weren’t bad enough, she then proceeded to have horribly cheesy computer graphics projected onto said stiff ball gown. Someone really should have stopped her.
Then there were the performances of the night, ranging from anti-climactic to completely bizarre. The night started with, for lack of a better word, a confusing performance of “We are Never Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. The performance was set up to be a mix between a three ring circus and Alice in Wonderland and I’m pretty sure she had the stage maxed out to capacity. The worst part? I don’t even see how all those characters related to the song. Later, it rained onstage, but that was just for Fun. (Feel free to enjoy that pun.)
And finally, the actual awards and acceptance speeches. Among the outrageousness here, Kelly Clarkson managed to insult and then compliment someone in about fifteen seconds, saying, “Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together.”
The night was not without its fabulous highlights and embarrassing disasters. As always and we can all relish and relive them on YouTube until next year, or at least until the Oscars.
Taylor Swift’s GRAMMY performance of “We Are Never Getting Back Together”