Roseville mom and daughter guests at Grammy Awards

Pair enjoys Bieber, Lady Gaga performances
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While at work in an emergency room Friday morning, Sue Lutz stepped out of a patient’s room to take a phone call. She thought it might be important. The Roseville resident, and nurse at Kaiser Roseville Medical Center, was right. A representative from radio station NOW 100.5 FM called to tell Lutz that she and a guest had won tickets for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday. So she and her 18-year-old daughter, Cherie Lutz, hopped on an airplane and headed south for a weekend of fun before attending the biggest night in music. “It was fantastic,” Lutz said, shortly after returning Monday morning. “We couldn’t be happier. It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Early on, they met a couple from Texas who also won two tickets to the awards show. The new friends spent most of the weekend together, using Saturday to venture around Los Angeles. Sunday, the mom and daughter got their nails done at a salon. They stayed at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, built in 1923. “We were mesmerized,” Lutz said. “(The hotel) was gorgeous.” For the Grammy Awards, the mom and daughter walked down the same red carpet as the entertainers, although the latter were ushered in separately, surrounded by lots of security personnel, Lutz said. “Our seats weren’t as close as we would have liked but we felt fortunate just to be there,” she said. She and her daughter enjoyed pop singer Lady Gaga’s performance, along with teen singing sensation Justin Bieber. “He really did put on a great performance,” Lutz said. “He’s a great dancer and my daughter’s a dancer, so we liked that …. We had a blast. Now, we’re going to catch up on our sleep.” ~ Sena Christian