California sun!

After working on the Grammy’s with Nancy for two days, we had some time off yesterday and today! Today is beautiful weather, warm and sunny, 20 degrees C. Here I am in the sun outside the coffee bean.

So the Grammy’s were quite an experience. We started around 9.30 on Saturday and Nancy’s job was to manage the artists doing the Tributes, so the combinations including Elton John, Mumford & sons, Mavis Staples and Brittany Howard. Also Sting, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and the Marley Brothers. There was also the finale with LL cool J, Chuck D, Z-trip, Tom Morello and Travis Barker. Nancy had arranged a hotel room on Saturday night which was great because I was pretty tired by 6 pm. She worked till 9 and we had a bite to eat at Wolfgang Puck.

Sunday was the big show day. in the morning everyone had to be on time for the big rehearsal. Because it is a live show, the timing is crucial. At one point on Sunday Elton wanted to talk to Tom Morello so I took Elton’s manager to Tom’s dressing room which was in the Nokia building. We had to take a long underground tunnel to get there and took Tom back to Elton’s dressing room. I mostly helped Nancy by keeping track of which stars entered the Staples building on Sunday. I saw Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. Also Mr X (Jay-Z) and Nancy saw JLo on the red carpet.
During the show, there are many artists and presenters who all need to be ready at the right place and time. Johnny Depp was a presenter and he was late. Nancy saved the show by getting him to the stage on time, by taking a golf cart down the ramp.
We also helped Mavis Staples who was a lovely older lady who had some trouble walking. It was fun to see Nancy’s colleagues Patty, Vanessa, Chantel, Jacky, Dana and many more who all were really sweet.
We must have walked many miles those two days so I feel that sitting here in the sun is a well deserved break for both of us! Some of my friends on the East Coast have just had a blizzard and snow storm, power outages and freezing cold! I’m thinking of you and hope spring will come soon!

I’ll keep you posted!

6 Replies to “California sun!”

  1. Wat een geweldig verslag en hoe fantastisch om al die sterren van dichtbij mee te maken. Een mooi kijkje achter de schermen bij de Grammy’s. Fijn om te lezen dat je zo geniet!

  2. Sheila, je ziet er goed uit, geniet lekker daar in het zonnetje. Als je terug bent praten we bij, liefs, Yvet

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  3. Grammys sounds like a unique experience. Surely a nice one to cross off from your bucket list. Good to read you’ re having a great time. I’m sure I’m one amongst many who keep up with you through your blog. Keep up the good spirits and fight your disease with all you’ve got.

  4. Hi Sheila, wat goed om te horen, dat je zo aan het genieten bent! En wat bijzonder om bij de grammy uitreiking aanwezig te mogen zijn! Veel plezier verder en pluk de dag!

    Hartelijke groeten,
    Marianne (en ook van Cees natuurlijk)!

  5. Jaloers!! Ziet er heerlijk uit. Jij ziet er heerlijk uit 😉
    Genietse en blijf ons op de hoogte houden, wij hebben dat beetje zon van over de grote plas hard nodig.

    Groetjes, marijke

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