If you, like me, are so out-of-touch with the contemporary music industry that you couldn’t even appreciate the MTV Music Awards ironically (or, maybe you were watching “Dexter,” you poor goddamn soul. I feel your pain), then maybe you don’t know what happened last night. Most of my knowledge comes from Courtney’s splendid live blog, which I read without visual accompaniment (I think it’s better that way). From what I can tell from the liveblog, the most compelling moments in the ceremony (i.e., where the most ALL CAPS were utilized) involved the stunning violet-smelling dazzle-monster Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus’s Extreme Makeover: Image Edition performance, and the reunion of NSYNC.
This is the relevant GIF from the Miley Cyrus performance.
This also happened.
And this is N Sync’s reunion. I’ve included relevant portions from Courtney’s live-blog so that you can read along just like YOU WERE THERE. If you decide to catch re-airs, I also encourage you to follow along in its entirety with Courtney’s liveblog, and pretend you’re watching it with everyone else.
09:08 - “It feels like somethin’s heatin’ up; can I leave with you?” - Joey Fatone because his car got repossessed.
09:09 - HE JUST DID A BACKSTREET BOYS MOVE. YOU ALL SAW IT.
09:10 - THANK YOU JESUS.
09:11 - On the realz here, JC still looks damn good.
09:11 - Lance’s sporty dicky is quite the look.
09:12 - THAT’S IT?! THAT’S ALL HE LET THEM DO? KELLY AND MICHELLE GOT TO DO MORE THAN THAT AT THE SUPERBOWL!
09:13 - Justin just sent them back to steerage to die with Jack, Rose and the Irish people.
09:15 - I really love this song, you guys. Like a lot. Even though it’s about my least favorite “7th Heaven” cast member.
09:16 - I just realized how much better the song is if you pretend it’s about Stephen Collins.
09:19 - I’m glad you feel really good, Justin. You deserve it. NEVER FUCKING FORGET THAT BRITNEY GOT IT FIRST.
09:20 - “Those four guys there.” You mean the ones you cast into the depths of the basement where the HVAC units are?
09:26 - The DJ is wearing a gondolier hat.
09:27 - NSYNC is crying backstage right now because of Kevin Hart’s words.