Normally, when it comes to the Grammys, I don't concentrate on how people look - I leave that to the fashion police who are already blogging their brains out - and concentrate on the unforgiving nature of the event as a showcase for music. Many terrific acts have fallen on their asses while trying to sound decent in what is one of the most unforgiving contexts - live television.
But I'm too awestruck by the number of women who shook their bountiful booty on stage. Most of the women who performed - with the notable exception of Amy Winehouse, who can blame her various addictions for her scrawniness - looked gloriously healthy.
We knew Aretha Franklin was a woman of size - though possibly not for long since she's hired a personal trainer - but who knew Alicia Keys had such beautifully hefty hips? Or that Beyonce would so happily flaunt her thunder thighs?
Hope those teenaged girls obsessed with Mary Kate Olson and Posh Spice were watching - and learning.
Above: A rear view of Alicia Keys and her shapely hips at her 2008 Grammy performance.