Inside the Staples Center, last-minute preparations were underway as the starting time for the live Grammys telecast approached.
For the opening act, dozens of lights were erected surrounding a single chair. On the other side of the stage, members of Black Sabbath ran through lines and practiced where to stand, as Sharon Osbourne, wife of lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, watched from the sidelines. Meanwhile, in the first few rows of the audience, those selected to occupy the mosh pit kept celebrities' seats warm underneath strands of twinkling lights before being loaded into two pits directly in front of the stage.
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