Grammy Awards 2012: Bandmaster Flash

“Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge. I’m trying not to lose my head, ah huh-huh-huh…” Or so the song goes.

It seems there were few grand masters and a whole lot of band-masters, complete with flash, at the Grammys last week.

CJ Chenier at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Exshoesme.com
CJ Chenier marches forth on the red carpet in black and white attire, fitting of a Love Boat captain.
Diane Warren at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Exshoesme.com
Diane Warren does a little '80s musical military. I can hear the strum of the guitar in the background.
Cyndi Lauper at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Exshoesme.com
Speaking of '80s, Cyndi Lauper keeps up her quirky style, time after time. (Had to!)
Diana and Evan Ross at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Exshoesme.com
Ms. Ross, with her son, Evan, simply meander (not march). I'm pretty sure that hair wouldn't pass military muster, anyway.
Diana Ross Cuff at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Exshoesme.com
The grand mistress of flash.
Bonnie McKee at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Exshoesme.com
Military trim, that should have been um, trimmed.
Alicia Keys with Swizz Beatz at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Exshoesme.com
I applaud the lack of epaulets, but violet velvet dictates marching band mode to me. Did we really need to embellish with crystals/diamonds and a matching bow tie?

Sadly, these weren’t the only band-behaviour types around. March in one spot, as I spot some more

Oh, and if you think you are having a déjà shoe, you really are.

More Grammys 2012.

Red carpet photos by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America; lyrics from “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash.

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