Posted in music | venues on March 27, 2013

VMAS

The Press Release reads:

MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is set to make history by bringing the 2013 "Video Music Awards" to Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever. Airing LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25, this year's "Video Music Awards" will mark the 30th anniversary of the show and become the first major annual award show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn.

"From a vibrant musical scene for up and coming artists to epic concerts by today's biggest stars and the triumphant return of pro sports to the borough after nearly 60 years, Brooklyn has re-emerged as a cultural capitol where music, sports and entertainment history is made every day," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "We can't wait to help write the next chapter on August 25th, when one of the biggest nights in music happens in Brooklyn... for the very first time."

"Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay claim to the MTV 'Video Music Awards,'" said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. "Bringing the VMAs to Brooklyn will mean hundreds of jobs as crews work on the production and provide a boost to our local economy as attendees stay in hotels, visit local eateries and experience all Brooklyn and our City have to offer."

"MTV's 'Video Music Awards' are the perfect culmination to an incredible inaugural year for Barclays Center," said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center. "The VMAs are a symbol of pop culture and have created iconic moments worldwide in music and entertainment. Brooklyn has become an international brand and is the perfect setting for these moments. We can't wait to share our stage with the world."

"From hip-hop to hipsters, JAY Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the 'spotlight' on MTV. Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca--the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013's biggest bands, like Fun and the Lumineers," stated Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. "Now, it is only fitting that the first time Brooklyn will ever host a major awards show, we are welcoming the most exciting and talked about spectacle in the music industry: the 'MTV Video Music Awards.' What better venue than the newest, most beautiful, most state-of-the-art arena in the country, Barclays Center. Bravo to MTV on a decision that hits all the right notes and strikes all the right chords. I'm so thrilled that I'll probably get 'no sleep till Brooklyn' hosts the VMAs!"

Thoughts? Meanwhile the circus is happening at the new Brooklyn arena which will also host upcoming shows with Green Day, Best Coast, The National/Youth Lagoon, The Postal Service, Beyonce, Rodriguez, and more.

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Comments (111)

get read for daft punk!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:47 PM

The shiny spaceman looks kind of strange in front of the dank rusty facade of the Corporateselloutratner&jayzmakinmoney Center

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:48 PM

Where are they going to park! Juniors will be the hot dinner ticket that night!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:49 PM

No doubt Paul Blart Mall Cop will be there to compare acoustics against the gold standard of MSG

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:52 PM

^What are you talking about? Who is Paul Blart?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:54 PM

if there was ever a night for the taliban to strike, this would be it!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:55 PM

Thoughts? Well,

First, why do adults need "awards"? Especially the wealthy ones? Do your fucking job, reap what you sow, and live with it.

Second, music videos were nothing more than promotional tools for bands via their labels. The internet handily killed any need for televised music videos. Now that MTV doesn't actually play videos, who are they to be giving out awards?


Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:56 PM

Oh shit is the idiot from the Sigur Ros thread coming over here! ^2:54 don't even ask. Couple of teenagers mucked up the Sigur Ros thread using a lame movie to compare to a guy who had a good time at the Sigur Ros Thread. The kids thought it was impossible to enjoy a show in an arena.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:56 PM

They still do the VMAs?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:56 PM

Yeah I can't even name an artist who even makes music videos anymore!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:57 PM

Paul Blart = 2:54 = 2:56

IP addresses don't lie, little boy

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:58 PM

2:56 I was following that thread. Some retard over there thought a soundboard and speakers add no value to a venue overall sound quality. Blew my mind how stupid these kids are.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:58 PM

^ once again

keep it up, I can see you

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 2:59 PM

2:58 (1) same guy who posted 57 times in the Sigur Ros thread! I can't believe you aren't covering your bases there anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:00 PM

At least change your adjectives or something, silly rabbit. You are beyond easy to spot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:00 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 (F5 F5 F5) = 3:00

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:01 PM

If you are comparing the two venues by sound MSG is 10 times better then Barclays or as the retards in the Sigur Ros thread would say MSG is the ultimate Olive Garden in the country while Barclays is in Grand Forks, ND

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:02 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 = 3:00 = 3:02

F5 F5 F5 grrrrr F5 F5 F5 grrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:02 PM

[(2:54 - 2:56) - 3:00^2] + Sabra = l1ns@1ty

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:02 PM

3:01 you're beyond stupid!

2:54 + :02= 2:56 + :02= 2:58

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:03 PM

(living in your head, little man)

(rent free)

(pass the Cheetos)

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:03 PM

Br00klyn has officially jumped the shark.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:04 PM

Please don't associate bands like Fun and The Lumineers with Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:04 PM

PAUL BLART FAN GUY is here too! Fuck this asshole!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:04 PM

I cannot name this borough on BV without the comment being held. WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:05 PM

For those of you who were not following the Sigur Ros thread some loser who is obsessed with Paul Blart is trying but failing miserably to create the new hummus jokes. If you check the isp tally he posted 57 times over a 24 hour period repeating the same phrase almost verbaitum.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:06 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 = 3:00 = 3:02 = 3:04 = 3:06

every 2 minutes? big Battlestar Galactica fan are you?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:08 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 = 3:00 = 3:02 = 3:04 = 3:06

F5 F5 F5 grrrrr F5 F5 F5 grrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:09 PM

Paul Blart Fan guy=2:52=2:58=2:59=3:00 (2)= 3:01=3:02 (2)=3:03= 3:08

Hipocrate much?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:10 PM

^ see what happens when you call out a fatty? "2 minutes" called out and he's running and hiding like a little beyoch

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:10 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 = 3:00 = 3:02 = 3:04 = 3:06 = 3:10

F5 F5 F5 grrrrr F5 F5 F5 grrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:10 PM

3:10(a)

F5 F5 F5 grrrrr F5 F5 F5 grrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:11 PM

^see what happens when Paul Blart fan guy can't make a valid point and have a discussion and answer questions asked? Starts copying others, and talking jibberish!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:11 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 = 3:00 = 3:02 = 3:04 = 3:06 = 3:10(a) = 3:11

F5 F5 F5 grrrrr F5 F5 F5 grrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:12 PM

PAUL BLART FAN GUY must f5 f5 f5 f5 now!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:12 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 = 3:00 = 3:02 = 3:04 = 3:06 = 3:10(a) = 3:11 = 3:12

F5 F5 F5 grrrrr F5 F5 F5 grrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:12 PM

both of you Paul Blart dweebs get a room. This is a music discussion board..

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:12 PM

Paul Blart Mall Cop doesn't like being called Paul Blart Mall Cop

Wonder why?

Maybe because he LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE PAUL BLART MALL COP?!?!?!????

Fatty Mc Fatterson?

Maybe???? HMMMMMMMMMM????????

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:13 PM

Hey guys...serious for a moment. This is my last post. I was grounded by mom for goofing off on her computer. I will no longer be able to post. Was fun while it lasted but I won't be on the computer for a while now. Maybe if I get a lunch break at school I will post in the library for old time sakes but this is it.

Frankly I never even been to a show at Madison Square Garden. Wanted to see Swedish House Mafia but mom wouldn't buy me a ticket.

By the way I never saw Paul Blart the movie because hey at 16 I can save those $10 and buy some MCD or something.

Peace out


Peace out

Posted by Paul Blart Fan Guy | March 27, 2013 11:37 AM

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:14 PM

OK dude, I'll do a unilateral moratorium on calling out Paul Blart Mall Cop. I'll leave it to him to get all verklempt and serial post bullshit about how arena concerts are, like, the BEST.

Anyway, back to our original programming already in progress ....

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:15 PM

^ that was for 3:12

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:15 PM

I got VIP tix for the hot chix w/ dix. RawwWrr

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:15 PM

Where did anyone say MSG concerts are the best? I didn't see it once in all 170 comments?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:15 PM

last time

Paul Blart Mall Cop = 2:54 = 2:56 = 2:58 = 3:00 = 3:02 = 3:04 = 3:06 = 3:10(a) = 3:11 = 3:12 = 3:14

OK, that's it

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:16 PM

3:15 (2) we have a winner!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:16 PM

Nitrous Mafia > Swedish House Mafia

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:16 PM

"best sounding arena out there"

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:19 PM

"In response to you asking about the best sounding arena in the country, that is akin to asking what chain other than Olive Garden makes the best Italian food. Arenas are not good venues sound wise for concerts. "

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/03/whats_going_on_1992.html#comment-1066487

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:20 PM

3:20

WE HAVE A (real) WINNAH!

DING DING DING DING DING

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:21 PM

(shame)

(self loathing)

8====================D~~~~~

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:21 PM

where are all the quality bv trolls at? this thread is as joyless as the vmas.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:42 PM

BIG DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 3:54 PM

I passed through Williamsburg today on my way from Astoria to South Brooklyn. Stopped off for a piece of pizza on Bedford Ave. I have never seen so many skinny, pasty, unshaven people in my life. Seriously, everybody over there looks ill. And what is up with the big glasses?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 4:00 PM

Newark is the new Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 4:10 PM

Goodbye Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 4:23 PM

They should open the show and have Fonzie waterski over the Barclays Center.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 4:24 PM

Whats MTV?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 4:26 PM

I also think MSG is the best sounding arena! What arena has better sound then MSG in America? If you couldn't understand the gist of what that meant then you're dumber then I thought!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 4:36 PM

^ Paul Blart Mall Cop

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 5:16 PM

To judge which arena has the best sound is like judging which hospital has the best Chicken Marsala

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 5:24 PM

5:16 instead of being a dumbass why don't you contribute something to the conversation! No one has denied MSG as the best sounding arena so my point still holds true!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 5:42 PM

5:24 there is a huge difference between some hospitals food wise same as sound in an arena! Nyu hospital has good jello while the chicken soup at hobokens hospital is ok!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 5:46 PM

the vma's are for middle schoolers and 'cool' elementary schoolers, us adults watch members of bands we like play basketball against each other in Canada

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 6:33 PM

Sound is dictated by the system used and people in control. Any room venue space can be tamed. Clair brothers have good setups. Eighth Day too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 7:12 PM

Finally someone with common sense! Thanks 7:12

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 8:09 PM

7:12 well said...

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 8:26 PM

I would pay to go this, only to walk out immediately

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 9:49 PM

How many awards will Rob Dyrdek get? Or maybe one of those teenage moms will get an award?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 10:23 PM

Bam Margera > Rob Dyrdek

Ryan Dunn (deceased) > Rob Dyrdek

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 10:33 PM

videos these days stink, not like smashing pumpkin's tonight tonight video that was cool

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 10:38 PM

"No one has denied MSG as the best sounding arena so my point still holds true!"

That's the point you have been trying to make for 2 days with your rantings? Congrats, you are a fucking moron.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 11:32 PM

"Sound is dictated by the system used and people in control. Any room venue space can be tamed. Clair brothers have good setups. Eighth Day too."


Of course this is a totally false statement. A brick shithouse is a brick shithouse. You can at best minimize the problem but it's still a shithouse

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2013 11:34 PM

Is it a requirement to be a moron to post on here? Does anyone think any of these stupid jokes are even remotely funny? It's bad enough that most people on here know very little about music or sound.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 12:30 AM

712 - dead wrong. It's all about the room. So much more important than any part of the audio signal chain. This is music snob 101.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 12:49 AM

that day i will spread Beg Bugs again all over brooklyn !

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 1:10 AM

I will buy all bedbug infested properties for sale in Manhattan and Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Posted by Urban Hipster Professional | March 28, 2013 2:28 AM

When all you've got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Sadly, the troll for which I have intended my writing of this truth will likely not understand or appropriate it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 5:04 AM

soliloquy: I was listening to Glen Gould playing concerto, then I remembered Soseki Natsume's three cornered world was a Gould's favorite book. Before reading, the name of Cezanne came up, and after reading the book, I wonder how his painting would be like if he would have lived today. Prospero would be in despair after the spell is gone but in desparation when still in confinement. I misunderstood. How the spell can be broken--I thought I go visit an aquaintance of old regarding space and whom I know from school called Intermedium Institute. I don't know if intercommunication could break the spell but it seems a sole narrow path I have at hand.

Posted by iwsk | March 28, 2013 7:05 AM

That's the point you have been trying to make for 2 days with your rantings? Congrats, you are a fucking moron.

Says the guy who worships Paul Blart and doesn't believe you can enjoy a show at MSG! You are a larger moron then even BV can handle

It's bad enough that most people on here know very little about music or sound.

Ok Mr sound engineer. You people all are either trolls or beyond stupid...I go for the second.

When all you've got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Sadly, the troll for which I have intended my writing of this truth will likely not understand or appropriate it.

Finally Mr. Paul Blart fan guy is giving up! YEEEEEEES now back to adult conversation.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 7:56 AM

That's the point you have been trying to make for 2 days with your rantings? Congrats, you are a fucking moron.


YOU'RE YOU'RE! COME ON! Don't they teach this in Middle School.


Thanks for the laugh Einstein!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 7:58 AM

7:56, 7:58 ....

My goodness, you are dumber than dirt Paul Blart Mall Cop.

Tell us some more about the equalizer called a soundboard (still laughing about that one)

Or maybe how hospital food actually isn't that bad

or the best one, agree with the guy who totally undermines your theory of MSG having good sound, by saying that sound has nothing to do with the venue (his words)

It's not too late perfume genius, you can still get that GED but by your posts I can see that it ain't gonna be easy. That's OK, maybe this will be the thing that gets you from the back of the counter to the front.

Oh, and we're several people dipshit. I am certainly one of them, but you are a paranoid schizophrenic to think that we're all one person. Either that or you are unconsciously betraying that you are the only one posting all the "MSG is like great man" drivel. Personally I could really give a two shits, since your arguments are so easily eviscerated.

Do write back soon, Paul Blart Mall Cop. But maybe have a salad for lunch today. Riding BV of retards is hard work, but not that hard if you know what I mean ;-)

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 8:16 AM

It's a theory, but here goes ....

Could Paul Blart Mall Cop actually be our own D, newly anonymous and trying to fly undercover?

Q: Both dumber than a dinkleberry? yup

Q: Both hold on to stupid wrong points for days and days? big 10-4 good buddy

Q: Both too sincere to be real trolls? Magic Eight Ball says "Yes!"

Whattaya think, reasonable people?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 8:21 AM

"That's the point you have been trying to make for 2 days with your rantings? Congrats, you are a fucking moron.

YOU'RE YOU'RE! COME ON! Don't they teach this in Middle School.

Thanks for the laugh Einstein!"

Can someone rational translate this for me?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 8:32 AM

^dumb as fuck right there!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 8:54 AM

8:16 and 8:21 is mad..no one like Paul blart fan guy. Paul Blark fan guy posting at all hours of night and morning. Not sleeping can't think. Brain is big and cavernous like MSG..thoughts bounce everywhere. What is Paul blart fan guy going to do. I don't give two shits but still keeps on writting back. You guys are so easy to troll and beyond stupid. It has been fun. Thanks one guy for all the fun.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 8:56 AM

^ I said "someone rational", not an imbecilic child. Thanks just the same, Ruprick

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 8:58 AM

I'm going with paranoid schizophrenic

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:00 AM

equalizer call a soundboard

LOL

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:29 AM

Paul Blart fan guy still mad!

LOL

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:29 AM

8:58 ha that imbecile still doesn't get it. No one likes Paul Blart Fan Guy! What a dunce!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:30 AM

ISP Count in Sigur Ros thread from 1 guy (Paul blart Fan Guy) 59....

This thread 31!

Dude you are slipping!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:31 AM

*8:56 burned Paul Blart Fan Guy good.

The idiot keeps on coming back for more of a beating.

Its pathetic. 90 times in two threads. Get a life dude. Go outside, take a breather.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:44 AM

You don't even troll good. Fat Blart and Stupid is no way to go through life son!

ha ha ha ha ha yeah I know that's right ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:48 AM

9:44 is sooooo mad! Why R U sooooo mad, bra?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:49 AM

^PAUL BLART FAN GUY GETTING EXTRA MAD! LOL

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:54 AM

9:48 says no good at troll yet Paul Blark fan guy responds with 90 post. I would say that is the king of trolling right there. Dude got so worked up he posted at 1 and 4 in the morning. I showed it to my coworkers at the deli and we all laughed big time!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 9:56 AM

Anybody see Real World Portland last night? I didn't think America could sink any lower. Alas, it has. Is this what people in their 20s are like these days? God help us.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:00 AM

^You're right..I am sorry I have been a douch. I was just having fun. MSG is not as bad as I make it out to be. It is not ideal I know that but I have seen some good shows there and even had fun.

Peace bra

Posted by Paul Blart Fan Guy | March 28, 2013 10:00 AM

10:00 (1) regarding the real world. It is the saqme formula every year, right? What changed over the last 10 seasons?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:01 AM

Rockin Daddy is soooooo mad!

Hey Rockin Daddy, guess what?

Arctic Monkeys BLOW

HA HA HA HA
blow monkeys blow

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:01 AM

Alright Paul Blart fan guy..I accept your appology..I went a little over board too but you know I got to protect the mall right ;)

Posted by The supposed Paul Blart | March 28, 2013 10:02 AM

Paul Blart Equalizer Called A Soundboard is actually Rockin Daddy!

Rockin Daddy is soooooo mad!

Hey Rockin Daddy, Y U MAD?!?!?!?!?!??

Dude, you need to relax a bit. Chill. Don't be a douche, Daddy-o

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:03 AM

Ha! Rockin Daddy's cover is BLOWN!

Get it?!?!? Blown?!?!? Get It?!?!??!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:04 AM

Rockin Daddy got that F5 thing down though

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:05 AM

Long days at the rest home, I suppose

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:06 AM

Retired and buzzing around on his rockin Segway scooter, flashing his flashlight on all the retards who KNOW that Arctic Monkeys BLOW ha ha ha ha

Come on fatso, what you got?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:07 AM

I remember Rockin Daddy from that Arctic Monekys thread a while back. Damn what a douche he is!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 10:08 AM

Bros from Ohio live in Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 3:05 PM

1230AM zadouche

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2013 6:57 PM

favourite song of this year so far for sure!!! incredible

Posted by Faquir | September 23, 2014 4:44 PM

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