The Grammys: Day 2, Day 3 And The Element Of Surprise
Okay, so I know I owe you a couple of blogs since we last spoke. Honestly, it’s been tough to find a quiet moment and the proper location to blog it up for you, the faithful Shure Mic Check Blog audience. The Staples Center is not the most conducive place to conduct any extensive computing in its current state. Sure I could set up my MacBook on a road case and start blogging, but you never know when my temporary desk on wheels is going to need to move to a new location. I could end up on stage at the Grammys, blogging about the Grammys… not as entertaining as watching Lorde or Imagine Dragons take the stage. Lucky for you, I found a dark spot in the back of the arena to get caught up a bit…
Day 2 of rehearsals brought us Robin Thicke, NIN, The Highwaymen, Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams, and Metallica… ALL on Shure mics! Did I mention that the PSM 1000 is the EXCLUSIVE in-ear monitor system for the third year in a row here at the Grammys? There, I just did.
On the evening of Day 2 Rehearsals, the MusiCares event honoring Carole King was happening right across the street. Several epic performances took place that night honoring the esteemed, legendary songwriter, including Alicia Keys, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Miguel, Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, James Taylor, Steven Tyler and LeAnn Rimes… ALL on Shure mics! I have to say, it’s good to be Shure in LA this week! One of my favorite moments from MusiCares actually came during the rehearsals, when Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Zac Brown and Raining Jane decided they needed a little extra time to work on vocals. Jason scoped out an ideal spot… the ladies room in the lobby of the Convention Center. As you can imagine, it sounded amazing!
When it came to Day 3, a couple of Beatles showed up…
The rest, I’m going to leave to your imaginations. The Grammys does a pretty amazing job of pulling together some incredible talent and then putting their own spin on things with unique collaborations, lights, smoke and other never seen before visuals. I truly respect how much goes into this whole production and I’m not one for spoilers or being the first one to tell you about something… I’d rather you watch it instead. That being said, I bid you farewell and we’ll talk again this evening on Twitter. Follow us on @shure_artists where we’ll be tweeting from in front and behind the stage!