Friday, April 19, 2024

Grammy Awards Could Be Capsized by “Pineapple Express” Explosion of Unprecedented Rain and Wind


The Pineapple Express is coming, and it’s not a stoner movie.

It’s a weather event that will hit Los Angeles tomorrow and Thursday, and then really come for Southern California on Sunday.

Sunday is also the Grammy Awards, which means chaos is looming. One thing LA cannot deal with is weather. They lose their minds. On the west coast, it’s spelled Whether, as in bad news is coming, whether or not.

Luckily, the Grammy red carpet at the Crypto Center is tented (there was a time when it wasn’t). But that doesn’t mean ladies getting soaked in their gowns, and so on. High heels and inappropriately mini skirts — often seen in the higher sections — are going to be dripping. It will be a mess, especially when the show is over and guests disperse to parties.

Also, no one in LA wears a raincoat and few of them have umbrellas. Years ago during a surprise rain event I went from store to store looking for a raincoat. Sales people just gaped. They’d never heard the word before!

There’s already a lot of grumbling about the Grammys from the lesser nominees regarding seating in the Crypto Center — formerly the Staples Center — because the show is sold out. So let’s hang on and hope the meteorologists are wrong. They often are.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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