In a 2011 profile for The New York Times following the 53rd Grammy Awards, Justin Vernon of indie band Bon Iver was asked his opinion of the Grammys and how he would react to a nomination for his group, to which he responded, "You know I was thinking about that a couple of months ago, someone asked me that, and I was like 'I would go and I would' – and I don’t think the Bon Iver record is the kind of record that would get nominated for a Grammy – 'I would get up there and be like, ‘This is for my parents, because they supported me,’' because I know they would think it would be stupid of me not to go up there. But I kinda felt like going up there and being like: 'Everyone should go home, this is ridiculous. You should not be doing this. We should not be gathering in a big room and looking at each other and pretending that this is important.' That’s what I would say."
Not surprised about Kanye at all. I knew he'd scoop something. Also knew Adele would get the highest prize of all. 21 is practically flawless. Grats to Bon Iver as well, I'm surprised he got Best New Artist. And the Foos. Well that was deserved.
And I knew T-Swift would get a Grammy, but I had hoped it would be for Speak Now but she got it for 'Mean' in a different category. How on earth she didn't get Best Country Album is something I shake my head at. Meh.
Anyone know if Paramore attended? Chances are they would have been in the Swift camp of course...