Yo dawg, I heard you like oral histories, so I got you an oral history so you can oral history while you oral history.
If you are on the red carpet, and you are not there from Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood or maybe 3-5 other outlets, you’re going to spend your three hours talking to teenagers with “a really exciting new single/movie/TV pilot!” who will never be famous, ever, and then maybe John Legend will walk by. He’s really handsome.
They’re not glamorous at all. Mostly they’re like if all the worst-dressed extras from an episode of The Hills put on too much makeup and invaded the Nokia Theatre. Then they show up in the press room after the show and debate whether or not they should go to an afterparty and how hot Drake is. (Not as hot as John Legend, real talk.)
Usually the food backstage is good, unless you’re at the AMAs, where the food was from Johnny Rockets. It actually made me miss the VMAs.
Members of the press are apparently filing stories on iPads now (pretty smart, with the lack of wifi), or at least checking their tweets during Pitbull performances.
Taylor Swift still acts like a 16-year-old getting her first award, which is shifting for me from endearing and genuine to psychologically worrisome.
Kanye West needs to play more award shows. As in, all of them.
The only corner that has wi-fi. Journalism!
Impossible to say. I’ve long since given up trying to understand anyone else’s purchasing habits.
are there that many people concerned with the objective quality/fidelity of vinyl - rather than the general experience/packaging/cache - that they’re driving store purchases? from my perspective the bigger threat is online purchasing (of vinyl)