Monday, February 01, 2010

Last Night's Live Grammy Tweets: A Recap



From early ratings results, it looks like Sunday night's 52nd annual Grammy Awards on CBS performed strong -- up 44% from last year, and its best numbers in six years.

Sitting in the audience, I have to say, it was a pretty good show. Usually there are slow moments that drag, but this year the entire proceedings moved along rather fast. Stephen Colbert was an excellent choice to open the show -- he oughta just host the whole thing next year; but then again, perhaps the show moved swiftly this year beause there wasn't a host.

Best performance? Toss up between Beyonce and Pink -- but edge to Pink, whose acrobatics were amazing, and even more so when you realize that she wasn't lip synching. (Plus, as a bonus, it was great to watch the rich and famous freak out when a wet, nearly nude Pink soared above them, dripping all over.)

I wasn't planning on live Tweeting from the crowd, but I couldn't resist. Here's a roundup of my live coverage from last night:

OK. Ne-Yo, I'll wave my hands in the air. But I just DO care, Ne-Yo. I care.
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At the Grammy afterparty. Jamie Foxx just jumped on stage with Ne-Yo. Please, people, stop encouraging his music career.
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Who will win album of the year? It seems like Beyonce's night.
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I fear Lady Gaga may accidentally stab someone with her sparkly Lady Liberty crown.
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Cool that the Grammys are paying tribute to Les Paul. I mean, he was no Lady Gaga...
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Ohmigod I think Maxwell just impregnated Roberta Flack on stage.
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Beyonce a Grammy winner... and from the look of that dress, a Golden Globes winner as well! HEY-OOOOOO!!!!!!
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Annual lecture from Recording Academy topper Neil Portnow. "Yo, don't download illegally."
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Wyclef Jean: "There are no more record companies." The few remaining record execs in the audience: "Sigh."
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Just recounted to @denisemartin that Mary J's "No More Drama" remains my fave Grammy perf of the past decade...
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Bon Jovi on stage. Where are fellow Jerseyites Snooki and the Situation? GET EM ON STAGE!
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Paris and Prince Michael on stage, accepting lifetime achiev. award for dad. But where's Blanket? FREE BLANKET.
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Federally mandated appearance by Ryan Seacrest, check.
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Turns out the Zac Brown Band is made up of the castmembers from The CW's canceled "Reaper." Tyler Labine on lead vocals.
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Alice Cooper refers to the "voluptuous" Katy Perry, who's surprisingly conservative with tonight's attire.
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Slash was blaming it on the alcohol long before T-Pain and Jamie Foxx.
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Get used to that Kings of Leon song (just won Record of the Year) -- AC stations like KOST will be playing it for the next 30 years.
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Surprised the Grammys avoided the Lady Gaga-Lady Antebellum-perform-"Lady Marmalade" duet idea. C'mon, Erlich!
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Just spotted Phil Keoghan. Philiminator! Plus Lady Gaga just walked by in wacky sparkly seaquest outfit. Lady Gaga sporting fins.
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Rare performance by the Black Eyed Peas. Those guys are like the JD Salinger of music!!
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Zac Brown Band? Didn't they sing the song in "Eddie and the Cruisers" in 1984?
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Was rooting for Silversun Pickups, but kinda weird they were up for Best New Artist (on their 2nd major release)
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It's raining Pink on the Staples Center expensive seats...
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Apparently Pink is trying out for Cirque du Soleil...
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Damn, I don't know how anyone's gonna top Beyonce, strong.
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Sasha Fierce on stage, performing with the Beyonce Man Group
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Green Day performed with cast of their Broadway show; the karaoke/Idol/Glee-ization of pop culture continues.
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In the Grammy audience. Stephen Colbert strong open (folks, it's time to hire him as an awards show host!); makes first iPad gag of night

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