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Being at the Grammy Rehearsal

Jack Antonoff and 4th grader Ava Moore enjoying snacks at the Grammy rehearsals.

Jack Antonoff and 4th grader Ava Moore enjoying snacks at the Grammy rehearsals.

Ava Moore, Reporter

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My mom, Mika El­Baz, works in the music business and took me to the GRAMMY rehearsal! Her associate, Chantel, made it happen. I saw Kendrick Lamar’s amazing rehearsal! Then I met my friend, Jack Antonoff, who was in the band FUN, and now Bleachers. Jack co-­wrote Taylor Swift’s “Out of The Woods”. I hung out with Jack and met his friend Tyler, who I beat twice at Tic­Tac­Toe. He didn’t see my moves coming. I then saw Jack play with Taylor Swift; it was PHENOMENAL! I asked Jack how it feels to rehearse without an audience; he said it’s awkward and it’s taken him years pretending there’s a crowd. He also said TV cameras are a bit like playing to a mirror. Jack won a Grammy with Taylor and later told me, “It’s cool. We wrote those songs in a tiny apartment, two friends hanging out, so it’s no different than when I wrote songs with my friends when I was 14.”

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2 Responses to “Being at the Grammy Rehearsal”

  1. Sarah Moore on March 18th, 2016 8:30 pm

    Ava, what an amazing and wonderful experience! Show business is fun sometimes!

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  2. Rocco Rossetto on May 31st, 2016 7:40 am

    I can’t believe that we went world wide for an hour!!!

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