The Grammy Awards live telecast is not until tomorrow night, but the festivities are already well underway. All week long, in fact, The Recording Academy has been hosting various events, celebrating not only the artists themselves, but also the educational and philanthropic wings of the organization. Just last night, Bruce Springsteen was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year with a huge gala, with the likes of Mumford & Sons and Elton John paying tribute with covers of his material. And there are more great events to come, including a pre-Grammy celebration (read: party before the party) at the Nokia Center in the hours leading up to the blessed event. And don’t forget the many awards that will be given out prior to the telecast itself.
If watching just the live telecast isn’t enough for you, there are ways for you to enjoy some of these external events without actually having to be a ticket holder in Los Angeles. Here are a couple of ways to make the most of Grammy Weekend 2013.
LIVE STREAMS ON THE INTERNET
With a decently fast Internet connection, you can catch at least some of the pre-Grammy festivities online. Check out the GrammyLIVE page at Grammy.com to catch live streaming of various events, along with a hodgepodge of pics, social feeds, and a selection of videos to catch some of the highlights you might have already missed. CBS.com is also hosting live streaming of pre-Grammy events.
GET THE APP
Yep. There is an official Grammy Mobile App available for iPhone, iPad and Android, a free download by which you can get the latest information on all the happenings at the Grammys, including videos, social feeds, a full schedule of events, and of course, live streaming of the preliminaries and the telecast itself. The app also provides fresh content about the Grammys and various musical stars year-round. Download links are available from Grammy.com and CBS.com, or from your applicable app store.
WORD TO THE WISE: If you’re planning to watch the Grammys on an actual television, and if you live in a time-delay time zone, be aware of the possibility of spoilers if you choose to watch live streaming on your computer or through the app. If you don’t plan to watch it live via streaming, you’d do well to turn off the app/computer so you don’t find out the winners an hour or two early. Of course, if you want to do that, go right ahead. Just saying.
Enjoy Music’s Biggest Night, and all the events leading up to it!