29 Million people watched the Grammy's Sunday night. It was the highest rated Grammy Show since 1993. There were a lot of highlights, but also some moments that we didn't see on TV.
1. About five minutes before the show started, director Ken Ehrlich came out with a microphone, to pump up the crowd. But his speech quickly demonstrated how many different things he has to think about, as he exhorted the audience to find their seats, said hello to Taylor Swift ("Hi, Taylor — you going to have fun tonight?"), lectured photographers about clearing the aisles and got Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to sing "Birthday" to one of the show's staffers, John Bradley. With seconds to go, he shifted into hype mode: "Up, up, up! Loud, loud, loud! Hey, folks, it's the Grammys!"
2. We saw Lorde freak out while accepting her Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance and overwhelmed, cut her speech short. What you didn't see was that instead of heading backstage like every other winner, she made a beeline back to her seat, clutching her Grammy.
3. When Kacey Musgraves and her band were setting up during the Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar collaboration, the lights on their jackets made them visible to the audience and made the Staples Center expect an EDM act, not a country band.
4. Pink's aerial performance of "Just Give Me a Reason"? There was no safety net visible.