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January 27th, 2014
As with every award show, there were apparent trends on the red carpet and performances. From certain moods to the hottest hat meme of the year so far (but let’s face it, nothing will top this), here are the five hottest trends we spotted at the Grammys.
You know when you’re on the subway or just indoors somewhere and you spot some dude wearing sunglasses and think to yourself, “Who the eff wears sunglasses indoors?” Well we blame those people for inspiring one of the evening’s most prominent looks: sunglasses. In the middle of January. INDOORS. ALL ROBIN THICKE CAN SEE ARE DARK, BLURRED LINES — YEAH WE WENT THERE.
Lorde has always rocked a bit of a goth look with her black wardrobe and dark lips, but that look seems to have caught on a bit. Following Lorde’s very gothy performance, Katy Perry followed that up with her own witchcraftery complete with broom dances, a haunted forest stage design and an outfit that would scare away vampires. Goths rejoice, it’s your time to shine!
Do we even need to explain this one? To be fair, though, Pharrell wasn’t the only one sporting a stylish hat (if you consider the Arby’s hat stylish). Here were some other hits/misses from last night.
Sure, Kendrick Lamar’s onstage collab with Imagine Dragons was highly energetic, but surely it was fuelled by a little big of anger. Okay, a lot of anger. Lamar was shut out of the rap categories last night, losing to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (the former was nice enough to text his sympathies), so by the time he took to the stage, he channelled any and all frustrations towards his performance and we FELT IT. And you know who else’s anger we felt? Trent Reznor’s. After being cut off at the end of the evening mid-performance, he took to Twitter to share some not-so-kind words with the rest of the world. We would embed it for you, but it’s THAT angry that we don’t think we can…
Bonus angry points to Taylor Swift’s super serious performance. Look.
Sure, rock ‘n roll is great and all, but boy were there a lot of stripped down piano performances last night. From Taylor Swift’s hair-flipping number to Sara Bareilles and Carole King’s double piano action, this was the year of the piano jams. I mean, just look at Reznor’s performance — he rocked out harder than anyone else on that stage and what did the Grammys do? Cut his performance short. Time to invest in a different instrument, we guess.