Music dwindles: Columnist reviews VMAs

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By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist 

The first week back at school is officially over, and although sitting through class and learning all about the syllabus and going through every assignment that will be due this semester may be ‘fun’ for some, I can’t wait to actually get back into a routine that allows me to order from Towson Best and watch Netflix.

Every year I try to make myself believe that I will finally master the system and find all the best shortcuts to get to my classes, and every year, I fail.

One thing I have learned is that if I ever think that I should walk from West Village to get to class on York Road to get some extra steps in for the day, it usually turns out to be a horrible decision. 

And that’s exactly how I felt about watching the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. I had high expectations for the night and was excited to see what kind of crazy stunts Miley Cyrus would pull as host.

Nicki Minaj’s opening performance had the shock value I was looking for when Taylor Swift joined her on stage and promptly shut up every person still speculating on whether or not their ‘feud’ was over.

In my opinion, that is where the show peaked.

Sure, there was still tons of memorable and wtf moments that happened on that stage, I mean Kanye West did announce that he was going to run for president, and Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus out for trashing her to the press, but there wasn’t enough substance behind the usual craziness of the VMA’s.

The anecdotes were awkward and choppy, the jokes didn’t deliver and the overall energy of the crowd seemed to be lacking.

This was the first year that I noticed how few awards are actually given out and that the show truly relies on the musical acts and performances to carry it through to the finish.

Justin Bieber performed live on TV for the first time in over two years, and when he broke down into tears at the end, it was forgotten within seconds.

One of the main points of discussion was about what happened between Taylor Swift and Kanye West almost six years ago.

MTV wanted the ratings of the show to increase, but had no substance to deliver to the viewers.

With all this being said, I still sat and watched the whole thing and gave my own commentary as if it actually mattered. I already can’t wait to see what kinds of stunts our favorite celebs pull at next years’ VMA’s.

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