What a weekend! Sorry it's taken me a hot minute to recap my experience at The Billboard Music Awards! This was by far, one of the most interesting weekends at an awards show and in Vegas in a long while! I am always excited to interview and meet artists outside of the Country format. I love that you never know what you're gonna get! It's like a Forrest Gump quote or something... quite the cast of characters came through #RedCarpetRadio!
Take a look at this recap! #EGPtravel
#ImSoFancy - I had to, no but really. IGGY AZALEA was so nice... AND tall! She came in and did 1/2 a dozen interviews around the red carpet around the same time that Britney Spears arrived to talk about their new hit duet, #PRETTYGIRLS - which did you see the performance?
(fun fact) : It was taped prior to the show... like weeks ago. Good thing she kept her hair pink!
Had the chance to talk with Veronic of "Veronic Voices" - she's a one woman show with performances at Bally's Las Vegas. She does impressions of well known female singers, artists, vocalists, divas... she is so amazingly talented! Her manager hooked me up with some tickets for Friday night's performance and it was stunning!
Let's be honest. The boys of Forever In Your Mind (FIYM) are SO cute! They joke about me being a perma-prom date for them... like for the next 1/2 decade while they finish school. Don't know if I can last that long. I look young, but not that young.
Sat down with Alan Stone to talk songwriting and sound.... then The Jabbawokeez busted up our party and were a lot of fun talking and demonstrating their amazing dance moves!
Always fun to share the red carpet recap with you both!
I always am a little last minute on the red carpet wardrobe choices, but somehow they all go out with a bang. This was a combo of several purchases made over the last 3 years (believe it or not!) You CAN repurpose and use things already in your wardrobe!
#EGPstyle ~ GET THE LOOK!
Forever21 skirt (from last year) $28
Nashville Blush Boutique crop top (from last week) $35
White BCBG python & silver studded heels (from last Billboard Awards Vegas shopping) $49
Stella & Dot statement necklace & earrings (from spring 2013, no longer available) $120
My post on the red carpet was awesome this year. Getting to schmooze with everyone from Harry Styles to Wayne Newton was a dream. Taylor Swift and her entourage passed right down the middle of the #FanZone and the crowd went nuts!
I think the craziest moment of the night was when Iggy and Britney made their entrance (going the right way down the red carpet) only to be met mid way by none other than One Direction (going the WRONG way down the carpet). Britney ended up moving to the side and saying, "You boys go right on ahead!" WHAT??? No bow to Britney? Ha... the 1D boys are seriously the fans' favorite part of the evening. Missing one key member seemed to be forgotten in the sheer volume of mindless cheers, dramatic selfies, and odd autograph requests that ensued! But no sooner had they started to walk the carpet in reverse... but TAYLOR SWIFT got out of her limo and parted the sea with her presence and charisma... 1D was soon forgotten...
1D who? See, I told you!
Imagine Dragons did to honor the late, great, Ben E. King.
The vocals for the night go to Miss Tori Kelly though. WOW that girl can SING! We were lucky to have her as a guest performer during #RedCarpetRadio interviews on Saturday afternoon. She crushed an acoustic set of her new hits for us during our cocktail party.
And then it's over... As we climb back out of the tight rows of bleachers and chairs now covered in confetti, we head to grab sushi in the casino before packing up and preparing to head back to music city the following morning. Early morning radio... I'll be back with ya soon, bringing you all the scoop from #RedCarpetRadio!
Til then, I'm out! - EGP