PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Grammy Awards show started at 8 p.m. EST. Not at 8:05 or 8:07 or 8:10 p.m.
The late-arriving celebrity crowd quickly learned that fact when they were kept in a vestibule with all the regular folks until the first commercial break. Only then were they allowed to take their seats.
That meant Drake, Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz had to cool their heels while Taylor Swift opened the show with her exuberant performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
The waiting continued as host LL Cool J greeted the audience and on through Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s performance.
Some of the night’s top winners have been the Black Keys winning four Grammys, including for “Best Rock Song” and “Best Rock Album,” as well as Adele for “Best Pop Solo Performance.”
Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa is also nominated for two awards for “Best Rap Song” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”
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