For those of you who missed the Grammys – you didn’t miss much. And if it makes you feel any better it took me 45mins to find a FREE web stream that actually worked and didn’t force me to buy poker chips from some gambling site or fill out a 10 minute Scotia Bank dream vacation survey. At that point I really should’ve pulled a Kanye by staying home (✓) to focus on BandMark’s TOP 5 important & urgent priorities (un ✓). Without further a do here are the TOP 5 moments rated on a scale of 1 to 10:
1- The best act was short lived. Nice going CBS. After hyping the final music performance by Nine-Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham, the network cut away to cram in some last-minute advertising time. Goodbye, rock. Hello, Delta. 8.5/10
2- The night’s most exuberant moment, Daft Punk’s infectious “Get Lucky,” performed by the robot-clad French duo, vocalist Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, disco-era guitarist Nile Rodgers, and a solid backup band. How fun was this performance? fun-ky. 8/10
3- The buzziest moment of the night, which nobody anticipated was the MASSIVE wedding. 33 couples (gay and straight) were legally married by officiant Queen Latifah, with the benediction of Madonna and a gospel choir performing “Open Your Heart”. 8/10
4- If you don’t know the teen sensation Lorde (I didn’t), well she’s a 17 years old New Zealander who performed a stripped-down version of “Royals,” that won her Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance honors. 7/10
5- And finally the much anticipated Beyoncé–Jay Z extravaganza with Beyoncé’s racy performance of “Drunk In Love” setting the bar high before 3rd year running host LL Cool J knocked it off with his stale opening monologue. Nuff said. 7/10
Inanimate objects: Pharrell’s hat, Beyoncé’s chair and of course Madonna’s grill.
Worst quote: “It pisses everyone off when I wear my grill, so that’s why I wear it — when it matches my outfit,” Madonna said.
Best Tweet: “f–k you’ after Grammys closing performance gets cut short.