Last Sunday, I attended the 2014 Grammys Celebration, which is the official after party that the Recording Academy puts together after the show. But let me rewind a bit…
On Friday, January 17th, I got a tweet from Mastercard:
I was curious, so I followed them and sent them a message. They asked if I had a Mastercard. I told them yes, but it was under Adam’s name. They then sent me this tweet:
Naturally, I had mixed emotions ranging from skeptical, to downright crazy excited. I took to the internet to research if Mastercard was holding a promotion, how I could have been randomly selected… I thought for a while that it must be a scam. Sure enough, on Mastercard’s Priceless Surprises website, they had all the details on their Grammys Giveaway. Some people would enter, and they could win tickets to the awards show. Other winners would be chosen 100% randomly, with the only qualifications being: have a twitter, and be over 18. I was one of those random winners, and I got tickets to the after party.
If you saw my Prepping for the Grammys vlog, you know that I waited til the last minute to prepare for the big night. I got my dress from Macy’s, and got my hair done by my old friend Brittany at the Susan Alan Salon in Porter Ranch.
My dress was a champagne/rose gold tone high-low dress covered in sparkles, and I took a natural approach to my makeup. You can watch my Get Ready With Me video from that day here.
The convention center was decked out in a roarin’ 20s theme. There were flapper girls everywhere, and acrobats hanging from the ceilings. Live models stood around showing off 20s fashion. Buffet stations lined the hall with 5 different food themes: New York Italian, Chicago Steakhouse, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Los Angeles Brown Derby, and San Francisco Chinatown. Not to mention the dessert tables that were decked out with fudge sundaes, pineapple upside down cake, rice pudding and cookies.
On the main stage, they had dancers start out the show doing a really cute can-can type dance. Then, the party really started!
Ciara was first to perform, and she was looking fierce sporting her baby bump! It didn’t stop her from getting down though. She performed old time favorites like “Goodies” and “Oh” as well as her new hits like “Body Party.” She had such great energy and got the crowd really hyped up.
The act I was most excited for, however, was Boyz II Men. Their incredible voices blew my mind! They sang one of my favorite a cappella songs, “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,” and even broke out a Motown medley, complete with cheesy dance moves and all.
The night wasn’t as star-studded as I expected. The attendees were mostly industry executives. I heard that Dr. Dre and Paul McCartney held their own soirees, where most of the celebs went I can only assume. Either way, it was a fun night of free food, free drinks, and amazing music.