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The Grammy Nominations Concert!

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in College Life, General Information, Music, Nashville.

Tonight, on this lovely Wednesday evening, I had one of the best experiences of my life. What could I have done that was so great? I went to the Grammy Nominations Concert, which was at Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena (RIP NHL season). And the best part? I got to go for FREE!

About to leave!

You might be wondering how I scored such a great deal. One of my friends won tickets for her and three friends from the Vanderbilt Programming Board (VPB). The VPB is a student organization that is responsible for planning events on campus, such as Homecoming, Commodore Quake, and the Rites of Spring music festival. In addition, they provide access to off-campus opportunities such as tonight’s event. My friend read about entering to win tickets to the concert through a VPB e-mail, and she ended up winning! I’m thankful she invited me to tag along.

The line to get in.
My friends, Shelley and Greta, and I waiting in line.
Waiting in line with my ticket!

This has been the second concert that I have ever attended! It definitely exceeded my expectations. I got to see performances by Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, Ne-Yo, Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, and fun. In addition, I finally fulfilled a must on the Vanderbilt/Nashville bucket list: see Taylor Swift in person! It was also fun to be on TV; the show was broadcast live on CBS. I can’t describe how amazing the concert was in words, so here are a few pictures from the show. I learned two important lessons today: take advantage of the Music City, and check your e-mails from VPB and other Vanderbilt organizations. You never know what Vanderbilt could be offering!

The band fun. performing. Photo credit to Madelin Otterbein.

On the floor before the concert.
Our hosts for the night, Taylor Swift and LL Cool J. Notice the VU hand sign! Photo credit to Madelin Otterbein.
Luke Bryan. Photo credit to Madelin Otterbein.
Maroon 5, more specifically the handsome Adam Levine. Photo credit to Madelin Otterbein.
Ne-Yo! Photo credit to Madelin Otterbein.

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