You don’t have to be a pop star to participate grammy awardsSometimes all you need is a bright smile, a formal dress and a little ambition. Julie Huang, her UCLA student majoring in cognitive science, took time off from her studies to cosplay as a celebrity at Sunday’s awards ceremony.
A fan from Santa Ana, California, attended as a seat filler, the name of the person who occupied the empty chair during the broadcast.
This wasn’t the first time fans attended an awards show. She’s previously attended People’s Choice Her Awards in 2021 and Fan Her Pits at her MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2022. But Sunday was the first time we sat among stars like Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Rodrigo, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In January, fans applied to attend the show. sheet filler etc.an organization that takes people to Hollywood’s biggest events, learned just 10 days before the show that her application had been accepted.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, a fan reflected on his Grammys experience. Loving J.Lo and Ben Affleck Looked IRL.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
How excited were you to go to the Grammy Awards?
I was excited. I quickly researched the candidates, who would appear and who would appear. Luckily a lot of people I grew up listening to were going there. It was really exciting for me.
Who is your favorite you must see?
Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Adele, Beyoncé. I wanted to see BTS last year.but they not together now.
Until today, I didn’t even know sheet fillers existed. Basically, move where you want?
yeah, pretty much. It’s just a game of chairs.
How many times have you moved?
I started with the side of the stand. Then I went down to the floor. Most of the time I was mostly in the seat or row. Then I moved around quite a bit. Soon, every time someone asked me to move, I had to get up and go.
in the meantime [a] During the commercial break, I got up and moved to the front where the tables were set. I could stand right next to Jennifer Lopez. Right in front.
After that I went back to the holding area. [seat fillers] who did not have a seat at the moment. The whole process started again. As soon as I left the waiting room, I went back to my seat.
Were you usually before the show?
mainly in the middle. That was the only time she was with Jennifer.
How long have you been next to J.Lo?
I was seated just before a Sam Smith performance. Immediately after the performance, I was kicked out. It feels like 10 minutes.