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2/13/12

Watching People Tweet The 2012 Grammys Instead of Watching The 2012 Grammys

I decided to try something new this year, and instead of watching the Grammy awards, I simply watched people tweet about them.

Aside from tribute videos for Whitney Houston, Etta James, Don Cornelius and the like, this year's show just didn't seem to appealing to me.

Yes, Adele's return to the stage was tonight.  Yes, Whitney died yesterday and it would have been kind of fun to watch the writers scramble in making a proper tribute, but twitter....

...well, tweets are much more interesting.

Especially when you consider the wide amount of opinions I'd be getting from people who like/dislike country, hip hop, etc.

Here are a few of the highlights from my Grammy timeline:

Adele
Yes, Adele is amazing.  Nothing too exciting here...

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj overdoing it?  People acting shocked... Have none of you seen The Creep?

Chris Brown (seriously, why is he still in the spotlight??)
Big surprise, Chris Brown is still trying to be forced into stardom again, and we're still not buying it.

Deadmau5 (or "Dead Mouse" to all you not in the know)
Q likes Deadmau5, and the rest of you have no love for electronica or dubstep.

My two favorite comments of the night were:

and

So I DVR'd it, just in case.  Those of you that tuned in, is it worth sitting through the BS and watching the show?  Let me know... and let me know what your favorite parts were.  I'm sure I missed a few key tweets...
Please Share it! :)

32 witty retorts:

B said...

I always do this. Watching a show has so much more pizzaz with twitter. Especially wrestling. I'm a huge wrestling fan and when my twit timeline is full of fandom, a little part of me feels happy.

My timeline was nearly dead at the grammy awards though. It sounded like a boring show. Plus I don't know who half these people are.

Katsidhe said...

Ah HAH! You got to make up for missing out on the Twitter commentary during the Super Bowl! =D

I actually missed the twit feed during the Grammys due to playing a Braavosi knife game with my mother. In other news, it's a real bitch to type with only three fingers.

InfinitePlans said...

Yeah I think twitter is the best thing about these shows.

Random Girl said...

I had way more fun watching while tweeting, it totally made a mediocre show much more entertaining. I find this to be the case with most shows/events now, the tweet commentary enhances the experience in my opinion. It's like watching with my clever, quick witted friends only I don't have to make snacks or clean my house first.

Yandie, Goddess of Pickles. said...

Heh, I did this with the Junos last year (That's the Canadian Grammy's). It's a lot of fun. I don't remember much except that everybody was gushing about how good Jim Cuddy looked, that it got my expectations way up and I was a little disappointed when I saw pictures. I guess I was expecting radiance.

I can't handle the Grammy's anymore.. there's rarely anyone on there that I give two shits about. And I probably would have thrown up if I had to sit through the Whitney Houston tribute. But that's just me. And Chris Brown? Fuck that guy.

Zombie said...

I have a confession, I didnt even watch the grammys. lol.

A Beer for the Shower said...

I can't bring myself to watch the Grammys or even tweet about them, because they're a joke. Chris Brown, best R&B album? Skrillex for best dance/electronic? Kill me.

No, wait, I take that back. Chris Brown might read this and actually do it.

Melanie said...

I skipped the ceremony and watched cartoons. Is that good or bad?

Lost.in.Idaho said...

That's exactly what I did, but I popped in to check twitter from time to time. I never once actually changed the channel over.

Lady Estrogen said...

Hehehe. Yes, I LOVED that NPH said that. Awesome.

JJ said...

I gotta say I am super pissed that for some reason people have the attention span of a gnat and had Chris Brown on. Why were they all applauding him? Have they all forgotten he beat the ever-lovin' hell out of Rhianna- even if she's a tard and is "secretely" banging him again- it's shameful the Grammy's are giving him a pass like it never happened.

Crack You Whip said...

I didn't watch either. I figured you would have a great timeline of the event and just read that. haha I was right!

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Remember JJ, Riri found love in a hopeless place, and they don't get any more hopeless than Chris Brown!

Oh snap!

I'm just surprised he beat out the other nominations for that Grammy. Oh wait, I'm not surprised at all that he's beating other people!

Burrrrrnnn!!!

I'll be here all week, folks.

Haven said...

Nothing that happens on the Grammy's can outdo NPH's comment. It's just not possible.

I've never seen an award show that was actually worth watching.

The Simple Dude said...

Random Girl is right, he show was average at best. Twitter made it much better.

Twitter makes everything better... I think I'm going to start live tweeting sex.

SD

Bart said...

the live performances were pretty good. except for that nicki minaj one, wtf did i watch ther.

Bozo said...

I didn't watch - but the few Tweets I received about it were entertaining.

Especially the one by a lady who was watching and polishing her nails bright yellow at the same time. She shared a pic afterwards - definitely the highlight of the evening.

Adsila said...

Haha, viewing the Grammys through twitter is so much better. I think I will keep my phone handy during the academy awards to read the chatter on how people are feeling about the performances.

~Fabi said...

Not big on tweeting, myself.

Abby said...

I never watch award shows, but logging on to Twitter clues me in to the gist of things. I last about two minutes there last night before I remembered that I don't care about anything celebrity awards related and went back to watching hockey.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Most of the people I follow were just moaning about Skrillex...

Workingdan said...

What!!!? The Grammy's were on? Damn, I missed it! I can't wait until next year when I can miss it again!

Ellen Lloyd said...

I should totally start doing this with shows like these! I mean, I don't even have a TV anyway, so I wouldn't be missing out at all.

Lil Dreamer said...

Hmmm. Good point. It's kinda like how I love to read Daydream Believer's blog retake of The Bachelor even more than I love watching the show. Seriously!

Oh, BTW you co-starred in last week's Wordy Wednesday: Peehicular Manslaughter.

Nicky said...

Wait, people actually watch stuff other than Twitter?

Hahahahahaha! Good one, Lost! You nearly had me going there!!

G said...

I've just seen the highlights...but next year I might give this a go

Al Penwasser said...

Actually, I'd like to watch that Katy Perry bit. And then jump Mrs. Penwasser when she comes back from shopping.

Thank, Q said...

Dude, I was digging, Deadmau5. I'm going to peep them on iTunes. It was weird and different. As for Nicki, that was just creepy. I know a lot of Catholic people are upset over it.

Dale JaneƩ said...

hahah, this is hilarious and of course I watched the show but I was on twitter the whole time and I realized if I'm gonna do that I can't have it DVR'd because everyone tweeting ruins it. haha, It was fun reading through these especially the ones about DeadMouse :)

Thanks for sharing, I'm sure the Oscars will be just as intense on twitter next month
~Dale

Michael said...

Aww that's my tweet! haha Thanks!

I knew who the mouse heads were for having never heard them. Mouse heads.. Deadmau5.. I can put 2 and 2 together. The ehads were kind of.. different, but the music wasn't too bad.

The whole priest thing with Nicki... It was all over the place. It wasn't good. She seemed to just be going for pure shock value.

Melanie said...

i am glad we are on the same page...i just didn't have my computer on.

The Empress said...

Adele was amazing.

That's HOW you know talent.

No gimmicks, no S & M costumes, no latex and whips...

Just a piano and a voice and WOW.

She is something...

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