Barkley Plus MTV Equals A Pit?

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards Preview (No Spoilers)
I received my tickets to go to the MTV Movie Awards through Gnarls Barkley. How you might ask? Well I was at the Gnarls Barkley sight and saw that they had a MySpace sight also (like everyone else in the universe) so I clicked the link. In their MySpace blog it had info of being in the pit audience for the MTV Movie Awards. So I filled out the info and in a couple of days got the tickets. Anyone going to the awards next year and want to be in the pit, I suggest to wear comfortable shoes because I had to stand from 3:30 pm through 10:30 pm.

Jessica Alba was hosting the show this year and I think she did a good job. I have really not seen her do much comedy but some of her skits and lines were pretty funny. The second thing that stood out about Alba was how skinny she looks in person and for that matter most of the female celebrities. The pairing of some of the presenters lead to some funny moments because of the different personalities. One moment that comes to mind was Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx the stars of the upcoming Miami Vice because being in the pit I could actually see the teleprompter and Jamie Foxx was not reading a word from it. Colin Farrell was trying to stay with it but Jamie Foxx kept going off and it was hilarious. Another moment came from Ludacris and Rosario Dawson and what Ludacris says right before they open the envelope. Samuel L. Jackson came out by himself and was just as cool as ever. Most of the winners and presenters were in top form and had me laughing at celebrities that I did not think were comical before.

There were three musical performers at the MTV Movie Awards: Christina Aguliera, Gnarls Barkley and AFI. Christina Aguliera’s set was less pop than ever before and I will give her credit to her peformance, dancers and band really put in work. Did this make me a Christina Aguliera fan? No but it was entertaining. Gnarls Barkley was the artists that I came to see and they did not disappoint. Their set was a spacey fantasy (you will know what I mean when you see the show) and had everyone clapping and dancing. Try to figure out which one is Danger Mouse when you see the show. Cee-lo sounds as good as he sounds on record if not better. Gnarls Barley was definitely a highlight of the show for me. I have to admit that I did not know who AFI was going into the show but they had a lot of fans there. The people in the pit even had to make a costume change for their performance. AFI made their presence known by putting in a lot of energy into their set. A behind the scene moment from AFI that was cool for the pit was that the drummer gave his sticks to a couple of their fans. Some more behind the scene moments from the show was Jessica Alba shouting out, “Flavor Flav!”, Rosario Dawson doing a little dance, LL Cool J getting pawed by a lot of females, Keanu Reeves trying to get water for the pit and Will Ferrell rubbing some guy’s bushy hair ever so gently.

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards was a great experience overall and has me excited to see how it turns out because they shot the show out of order. The 2006 MTV Movie Awards will air June 8th at 9:00 pm. See you there.

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