The night began with an acoustic performance by Imagine Dragons at The GRAMMY Museum, an intimate venue holding only a few hundred people who all got to see the band perform their hit songs in a stripped down setting.
They started with their song ‘It’s Time,’ which lead singer Dan Reynolds explained he wrote after dropping out of college. This was a theme of the night, as the rest of band admitted to meeting during their time at Berklee College of Music in Boston, right before dropping out. One excited audience member yelled “Thank You” each time another band member admitted to taking this path in life, the one that lead them to create the music we enjoy today.
The performance continued with another crowd favorite, ‘Demons’ which was inspired by journal entries Reynolds has written, many of which are centered around his ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression. They followed their seamlessly performed set with ‘Hear Me,’ which was an exciting moment for fans at the show.
It ended with their Grammy nominated hit, ‘Radioactive,’ which has been nominated for two awards this season, including the coveted Record of the Year as well as Best Rock Performance. The acoustic version was just as intense as the recorded one, with all four band members singing and performing the instruments they each contribute to the band.
The night continued over at the Conga Room at LA Live where winners were invited to get their dance on during a huge performance by Capital Cities.
The setting was amazing, our listeners looked gorgeous, and it was officially time to party! Our DJs kicked things off with awesome mixes, spun live for the crowd. People lined up to get in, and get their place in front of the stage before the awesome band came out to perform.
Playing to a packed room, Capital Cities brought an energy that got the entire, glow stick filled crowd dancing like they should during GRAMMY weekend. How can you go wrong with the electric feel that this band brings to the stage. Trumpets anyone?
They ended the night with their hit single, Safe and Sound. It was fantastic.
The entire night was awesome, and you guys seemed to think so as well. Our twitter was packed with your reactions, and we loved seeing what an awesome time you were having.
— Linda (@mzlynda4) January 26, 2014
Thanks to everyone who came out to hang with us, and to the amazing bands who made it all happen.