When all the artists come into town for the Grammy Awards (at least, all the ones who don’t already live here or have a house here), there’s a party every night. And, lucky for you, I hit a slew over the long weekend on your behalf (how nice am I?). Behold:
Friday night: Delta Air Lines held an intimate Leon Bridges concert at NeueHouse Hollywood. Even though it was a smaller affair, it was buzzy—so noisy, in fact, that Bridges stopped for a moment before singing a long set (with encores) for everyone to quiet down. He told stories before each song.
“We went to Europe for the first time last year,” Bridges said in between songs. “We went to Paris when we went to Europe. It was really dope to see the different culture and the language. I mean, I don’t speak a lick of French, all I know is qui qui.” At the event, Katharine McPhee and Randy Jackson had an American Idol reunion on the red carpet and Ariel Winter and boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette slow danced while Bridge’s crooned “Coming Home.” Alas, Grammy nominated Bridges did not snag an award last night.
After Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift accepted their Grammys on Monday, Swift headed to Universal Music Group’s Grammy after party (American Airlines was one of the sponsors) at The Ace Hotel. Everyone from The Weeknd to Ariana Grande stopped by to party and say ‘Hey’ to CBE Chairman & UMG CEO Lucian Grainge, who held court in a reserved area of the Ace Hotel Theatre. They had a forest motif, and no one was too cool to grab an ice cream sandwich with sprinkles from the bar. Two members of the newly-formed band Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper and Joe Perry) stopped by following their performance on the Grammy stage. Alas, fellow band-member Johnny Depp opted out.