Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Review of the VMAs...

…I’m not one to watch award shows much, maybe flip to them here or there, but Sunday night, I settled in the MTV Video Music Awards. It was an interesting event to say they least but let me give you my opinions:

*Fashion-what was everyone wearing? Really, wearing a block of cheese on your head, hot red pants and specs or a multi-colored face mask doesn’t really equal hip and with it in my book. Is it just me or since Gaga joined the scene does it seem like it’s a contest as to who can have the craziest outfits?

*Chris Brown dancing: Why was he wearing a mic when he wasn’t singing? Did you like how he didn’t have anything choreographed when Nirvana came on?

*I really think Britney was scared of Gaga when she presented her with her award, I know I was scared! I’m not a huge Britney fan but I felt kind of bad for her. Her award was overshadowed by Gaga’s freakiness.

*Gaga: Prior to the show, I didn’t really like nor dislike Gaga. Her music is good, I enjoy listening to it. When I’d seen her on Ellen a few times, I got the idea that she was just a quieter person but really down to Earth. After the award show, I am not a fan. She totally took it WAY too far and wouldn’t let it go. Okay, we get it…okay, we still get it…okay, it’s old.

*Beyonce’s belly rub hurt. That’s all I really care to share on that subject.

*I honestly can say I did not know over half of the people on the show, I thought the New Artist winner, was some kid on the street (really who wears a tie-dye shirt with a cat on it to an Awards Show?). I recognized most of their music when they played but if I passed them on the street, I’d have no clue who they were.

*Jared Leto-wth happened to him???

*Did anyone else think the Amy Winehouse tribute was kind of small? When I think of a tribute, despite how the person died, I think of it as sincere and serious but it was just laid back, not a whole lot of footage. Just odd but then again, the VMAs were odd so maybe that’s what they were going for.

*Jessie Jay singing with the band by herself was also weird and looked out of place. Maybe it was because she was sitting down the whole time. I did enjoy her singing because that was the only songs that I knew, it was more my time.

*And the reason I watched, “The Hunger Games” preview. Totally letdown! It was BARELY 30 seconds and since I follow blogs about it, it really wasn’t anything I HADN’T seen already.

Conclusion: 2011 VMAs were weird and made me feel old. What were your thoughts on the 2011 VMAs???

5 comments :

Slamdunk said...

That show wasn't on ESPN was it?

I'll have to agree with you on it then--and surprised that the show did not really feature the Winehouse tribute.

Liz said...

I didn't watch it but I did see a few pics/clips. And The Hunger Games preview was a HUGE letdown! It was like 15 seconds of forest followed by a few graphics and a girl shooting a bow. Big whoop.

Whit said...

I took the time to watch it (even though I always watch Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday nights!) and was really put off by Lady Gaga. I like her a lot, but the way she stayed in character for the entire show creeped me out big time!

I didn't know who a lot of the people were either. The things I've read about the new artist winner have not been good.

It made me feel old, too. I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

Christy said...

Okay, I'm feeling a lot better with you younger ladies saying you felt old watching it. All I saw was the award for Best New Artist and I hadn't heard of a single one! I, indeed, felt very, very old!

And I totally agree about the tie-dye cat shirt. How about a little effort?

Angie said...

I didn't get to watch it, and after your review I'm glad I didn't waste my time! I am so out of touch with modern day music, it seems like a lot of it is hip hop or rap which I DESPISE. I like reg music like Adele, but I feel like if I watched it I would have just felt old and not knew anyone either.