MTV News spent hours interviewing artists and stars on the Grammy red carpet. After everyone was inside Los Angeles' Staples Center, some of the news team made their way backstage while the rest made their way to their seats. Here are some observations that anyone watching from their couch would never have seen:
Pretty Please, More Pink: Inside Staples Center, they play highlights from past shows during commercial breaks. Pink's performance of "Glitter in the Air" captivated the audience so much that when they cut back to the show, the entire crowd groaned.
Mother Monster's Security Detail: Lady Gaga moved through the arena flanked by two bodyguards in order to make it safely to her seat in time for Recording Industry President Neil Portnoy's speech. Gaga was also safer than the Beatle in the house. Sir Paul McCartney had no protection during his dual-performance night.
Get Up, Stand Up: The audience inside Staples Center seemed unsure of when to stand up and sit down all night. The minute Paul McCartney appeared onstage, all that uncertainty disappeared.
One Step Behind?: While Chris Brown's footwork looked quite impressive on air, our source told us the vibe inside Staples was lukewarm after his physical performance.
Join the Band: Many audience members were given arm bands with a Coldplay logo on it and told to put them on during the band's performance with Rihanna.
The Standing O You Missed: When Tony Bennett won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for his duet with Amy Winehouse during the pre-televised ceremony, the crowd rose to its feet. "We shouldn't be here. Our darling daughter should be here," Winehouse's father Mitch said after embracing Bennett.
On the Bubble: The night's big winner, Adele, was chewing gum backstage after her triumphant performance of "Rolling in the Deep." That applause you heard on TV was no joke. The crowd inside Staples was blown away.