Sunday, September 7, 2008

have fun trying to top *NYSNC, jonas brothers

So here's an example of how little taste I have - I was about to record the MTV VMAs over my still unwatched recording of the Olympic opening ceremonies. Except then I remembered that MTV will play the VMAs ad nauseam. This turns out to be a good thing, because I completely forgot they were on tonight and promised to let The Boy cook me dinner have dinner and hang out with The Boy tonight. But I need to see them. I crave the train-wreck-ness that is the VMAs.

They used to be good. Really good. Interesting things happened. Like when Lil' Kim showed up in this ensemble. AND DIANA ROSS TOUCHED IT. Or when that one guy climbed up onto the set which definitely wasn't meant for that. And of course, who can forget the jaw-droppingly, blow-your-mind performances?

I have always been and will probably always be a shallow, pop-music-loving girl. This means that I was a huge fan of all things *NSYNC and Britney Spears. Therefore, I would remain glued to the television on VMA night waiting for the moment they'd show up on stage. And rarely was I disappointed.

Here's my favorite *NSYNC performance, from 2000.

LOVELOVELOVE. I'm pretty sure that year I watched MTV every day to watch repeats and watch that performance over and over.

And my favorite Britney performance, also from 2000.

I remember watching this and thinking, I WANNA DO THAT. I don't care about the controversy, about how she lip synchs, blah blah blah. The girl's got dancing talent and I LOVE IT. (And actually? She's singing in the beginning, bitches. Take THAT.)

I'm not a huge Britney fan, but I do feel that she's gets way too much criticism. I'm glad that she's doing better now, that everything seems to have calmed down for her. Watching her "comeback" performance last year made me feel very, very sorry for her. I hope that whatever she's scheduled to do on this year's show goes a thousand times better than last year. I miss the old Britney!

Now I'm off to see The Boy. He's lucky he doesn't have a TV, or else I would probably insist on watching tonight. I'm such a whore for TV.

1 comment:

EP said...

The VMAs this year were totally overrated. I don't know if the thrill of them was because I was too young to know any better, but I always loved them.

What'd you think?