Monday, February 08, 2010

lady gaga sweeps dance grammys (updated)

Lady Gaga swept the dance categories at the Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles. She took Best Dance Recording for Poker Face, beating out singles from the Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta & Kelly Rowland, Madonna and Britney Spears.

Gaga also took Best Electronic/Dance Album for The Fame, winning over long-players from The Crystal Method, David Guetta, LMFAO and the Pet Shop Boys.

David Guetta took the Best Remixed Recording Award (not a dance Grammy but rather an Engineering one) for a rerub of "When Love Takes Over" featuring Rowland.

By the way, I'm blogging from home. After being promised a ticket to the show (along for one for my music editor at LA Weekly), none was waiting for me when I went to pick up credentials yesterday. (His never came through either). This, by the way, was after negotiations with three officials from the Grammys who all signed off on the idea as part of my participation and the Weekly's permission for me to blog for someone else.

However, I was told if I turned in my press credentials yesterday I could pick up a ticket to the main show that would be waiting for me at a nearby hotel. So, I turned in my credentials. The ticket was not waiting for me at said hotel. I was told I could then pick it up at the hotel at one specific time Sunday, one I couldn't make for personal reasons. So, without those press credentials I had dutifully turned in (they don't give them out the day of the event), the 'blogga is assed out and bummed. So the official Grammy dance blogger? He'll be watching from home.

More details on the dance winners.

UPDATE: My music editor at LA Weekly, Randall Roberts, tells me that once he got his media credentials and was in the press room the afternoon of the Grammys (dressed down, like everyone else in the press area) that a Grammy contact walked up to him and offered him not one but two tickets. Strange, since I was told we could not have press credentials and tickets at the same time, because there was no previous indication that the Grammy folks would come through with tix, and because it's possible this happened after I originally posted the above).

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1 comment:

Skiilz Mitchell said...

What the hell? So in short, they made you un-ass your credentials, based on the promise of entry, only to leave you doubly phucked? Wack, homie! This is why the O.D.B. tried to shut down the grammys years ago! lmao