So it begins!
*Rubs hands together in preparation*
Let’s talk Grammy’s.
For those who missed the first event of Hall of Fame, the Grammy Celebration was last night and Full Sail Live streamed the event. Not only did students fill Full Sail Live, but they also packed the outside seating arena. Since this is the first Hall of Fame for many, the excitement was high, you could feel a buzz in the air.
Watching the Grammy’s with a group of hundreds is much different than watching it from your living room. First, many students came dressed to the nines wearing gowns and suits. Those who were lucky enough to get in (because the line stretched to 3F) got to walk a red carpet and be interviewed as if they were really at the Grammy’s. Those inside and out were chosen to compete in games to win amazing prizes ranging from a new guitar, to a 4 hour live filming session in the Treehouse. Then, the anticipation of nominees winning felt much more electric. When Chance the Rapper won, Best New Artist, everyone screamed and it felt like you were right there, cheering along with artists like Beyoncé and Adele.
The performances were also much more exciting to watch in a big group. Watching the wonder in people’s eyes during Beyoncé’s performance, and the looks of worry when Adele requested to do the song over. The craziest performance reaction was when Metallica and Lady Gaga had technical difficulties with their mics.
It was really meaningful to experience such an important event with people who are just as passionate about music and the entertainment industry. It allows you to talk about things in a much more elevated thought pattern than you would typically have at home.
Did you go to the Grammy Celebration night?
Let us know what your favorite part of the night was, tweet us @wearemcbs using the hashtag #FullSailGRAMMYs!
By Dylan Hamilton