Awards shows are full of unexpected moments, but the MTV Video Music Awards always promise countless insane moments. Without the VMAs, "I'ma let you finish" might never have entered the pop-cultural lexicon, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic might not know what it feels like to have a bass guitar land on his face, and Britney Spears might not have worn a python. And who wants to live in a world where Britney doesn't wear pythons?
Tonight is bound to have a thousand conversation-starting moments, and we're here to chronicle them as they happen. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show -- on your TV screen, and here on your computer with our play-by-play blog.
The show gets underway at 9 p.m. ET, and so will our liveblog. See you then!
- Britney Spears
- Krist Novoselic