Mike Opelka explains what it's like to be press at the Grammy's. He states that it's not as glamorous as you would think as the press gets placed in a basement to watch the show from a television screen. He feels if you're going to an awards ceremony and you're nominated that it would be torture, if you're a presenter that might be okay but it's still work, and if you're a reporter — then it's a pain in the butt. Mike doesn't watch them anymore because of how self–gratulatory in nature it has become.
Attending the Grammy's isn't all it's cracked up to be
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Musicians James Hetfield of Metallica and Lady Gaga during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)