I had a wonderful time at the 51st Grammy Awards. The day started out getting pampered at the Nikki Chavez Salon in Beverly Hills. Then Alex, my driver, whisked me away in his Silver Mercedes. We stopped at the Breadbar to pick up a salad to give me energy for the long day ahead.
When we arrived downtown we drove around for about a half hour following the barriers set by the traffic controllers to guide us into the front door of the Staples Center where there were lines of women dressed in designer dresses, jewelry, bags and shoes. The men were decked out, too.
I was wearing a classic Dolce & Gabbana fitted dress with an Angel Sanchez Feathered Jacket, Christian Louboutin Shoes, Prada handbag and Harry Winston Jewels.
The Grammy Awards show was great. It was like 20 concerts all in one with the Jonas Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Lil Wayne, NeNo, Robert Plant, Alison Kraus, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake, Cold Play, Smokey Robinson, John Mayer, Paul McCartney and the list goes on.
Congratulations to all the winners. There are so many categories that they can't cover them all during the televised show so they have a pre-show to hand them out.
The After Party was full of surprises with a PEACE bus, songs from the 70's musical Hair, mime style acrobats performing skits on several stages around the room. There was a band up on stage playing songs that made us all get up and dance.
I met Grammy Award Winners Trae Pierce for Christian Album, Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution for Best Tejana Album, "Viva La Revolucion", their producer Randy Caballero, his sister, Rachel and the rest of the group, Grammy Winning Rock & Soul King, Solomon Burke, Dance Music Diva Pepper Mashay, Indy Film Producer, Cherisse Goedhart to name just a few.
The food was excellent and the staff made every effort to make sure that the party-goers had enough food and drink throughout the entire evening.
The party lasted all night and as I returned to the London Hotel I was surprised by the flashing lights of the Paparazzi. As I entered the hotel I turned and waved goodnight!
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