A music video can't be made without a director. So you'd think an award show dedicated to music videos would actually invite the individuals who brought the video to life — but sadly, that's not what MTV thinks!
After director Josh Forbes found out his music video for Walk The Moon's Shut Up And Dance had been nominated for Best Rock Video at the VMAS, his excitement was short lived.
Because soon after, he learned that he wasn't even invited to attend the Miley Cyrus-hosted event! Aside from the musical artists and presenters, MTV offers Video Music Awards tickets only to those who are individually nominated in the Best Director category!
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The Contracted 2 director learned that if he really wanted to go, he could buy a ticket — for $450 to $800 a pop! Not having that kind of money to throw around, Forbes is trying to crowdfund his way to the VMAs!
On Saturday, he set up a GoFundMe page as a "social experiment" with a goal of raising $1,300 for tickets for himself and his pregnant wife, a killer suit, and an Uber to the Microsoft Theater at LA Live! He wrote:
What do you get when you take one superstar artist, add a fun, talented band, and top it off with a catchy, addicting song?
Taylor Swift performing with Walk The Moon, duh!
Swift brought the Walk The Moon fellas up on stage Friday night for her 1989 world tour performance at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts — and it was a fun sight to see!
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Instagram video from the concert shows Swift and Nicholas Petricca singing Shut Up And Dance, the band's hit song that absolutely cannot get out of your head once it enters (and that's a good thing!).
Ch-ch-check out the video (below):
We can dig it.
If you haven't been lucky enough to have heard of Walk The Moon yet, then get ready, because they're about to blow up.
The music video for their new single Shut Up + Dance just came out, and it's honestly pretty great.
The video is an '80s and '90s throwback that just reeks of nostalgia, while the music itself is totally modern!
Walk The Moon are back!
One of our favorite new bands from 2012 - we had them perform at our VMA party that year - have returned with a slightly less indie pop sound and more indie POP.
And we love it!!!!
If you liked their hit Anna Sun, then you will also dig their latest - Shut Up And Dance.
It's like walking on a rainbow!
Check it out above!
Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Walk The Moon!
OH OH OH OH OHOHOH our hearts are BLAZIN' after delving into Walk the Moon's latest video for punchy, singalong-inducing track, Tightrope!
Enter into a fantastical dreamland of animal-human hybrids with Walk the Moon (above)!
We ADORE this indie-alt-pop outfit; their sound is fun without being grating, their lyrics are thoughtful but not preachy, and they just have an all around positive vibe!
Plus, their melodies are TOTALLY infectious, and you'll find yourselves humming Walk the Moon tunes for hours!
If you haven't been exposed to Walk the Moon's warm glow, you should totally check out their debut, self-titled album, available RIGHT THIS INSTANT!
So many stars, not enough time!
Yesterday, at the MTV VMA's we caught up with a huuuuge number of stars and up-and-comers that had our head spinning.
We talked with The Wanted, Goyte, Ne-Yo, Kat Graham, Joan Smalls, Walk The Moon, Greer Grammer, Calvin Harris, Chris Rene, Bonnie Mckee, & Damien Wayans.
Ch-ch-check it out (above) and see for yourself!!!