VMA Recap

Jason and I had a wonderful time at the VMA's on Sunday night. I still can't believe we're gonna have two moon men statues living on our mantle! Crazy! 

I ended up finding an Alice + Olivia dress that I loved and Stewart Weitzman peep toes to go with. My purse was vintage eel skin, a great goodwill find. 

When we arrived, not gonna lie, I was feeling pretty nervous. We were told that the professional categories (best director, cinematographer, etc.) wouldn't be announced until the end of the evening, so we were shocked when they were announced at the first commercial break. I was beyond shocked to see the very familiar images from "Can't Hold Us"pop up on the screen as the winner for Best Cinematography. I was shaking, jumping, cheering, waving to our friends seated in other rows, etc. In contrast, we were sitting across the aisle from the guy who won for Best Editing for Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" he played it cool when his win was announced.

Here's a screen shot of when "Can't Hold Us" won Best Hip Hop Video. Can you spot Jason and I standing in the crowd? We're about 5 rows directly behind Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. 

Other fun things you don't see when you watch the VMA's on TV:

During commercial breaks servers come through the aisles passing out shots of Patron, Champagne, vodka sodas and finally a bit later in the night, water as well.

Lady Gaga didn't change after her performance. She sat in her seashells & thong the entire night which is impressive to me because the A/C was pumping.

Everyone famous is much shorter in person, especially rappers. Taylor Swift towers over them all. 

Will Smith somehow still looks 25...

Some famous people  have crazy security details who sit with them and escort them them to the bathroom, other people, who you'd think would have security, are totally walking around like normal...

For the most part, everyone was really friendly- congratulating winners, walking around in the aisles during commercial breaks and chatting, etc.

I'm the first to admit, I might have gotten a little too excited when NSYNC showed up, but I wasn't the only one, everyone (well, all the ladies) in our section were standing, jumping, screaming. I fit right in.

Also, they don't give you your moon men statures. They come in the mail later!


  1. Congratulations! I'm terrible at keeping up with awards shows, but I was hoping you all would win, because it was an amazing video and you all deserved it.

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog and this kind of blew my mind, CONGRATULATIONS! That's huge, and what an honor. I can't even imagine that being my real life.

  3. WOW, what a fun and memorable night! Congrats on the big wins - that's so exciting!!!!!

  4. P.S. I would have been just as excited about NSYNC as you! Was pumped when they appeared during his montage.

    1. Thanks! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only NSYNC fan out there. I know Teresa was more into BSB back in the day.

    2. nsync is wayyy better! come on! they have justin!

  5. You guys are so amazing! How many times have people told you that? Justin and I were practically sweating on the couch waiting for the awards to be announced, and then I saw Jason's instagram and showed Justin who was pretty upset for me spoiling it :). We were so excited for you guys!!! Even my parents came to the TV room and started dancing around with us! Congrats, you guys deserve it :).

  6. Yay! I see you guys in the first photo! Everyone, if you click on the photo you can expand it bigger to see Jenny and Jason. I like that Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were excited for the win too, because they are standing and cheering too, yes?! yay!

  7. Also, Will Smith and Willow Smith are cheering. yay!

  8. GREAT PICS!! So excited for you guys! And for your big adventure today :) Call me when you get home!