LMFAO weren’t the only ones party rocking at the MMVAs
Whether you were an awards veteran, a newbie, or someone who just came to the T.Dot to get your party rocking on, the MMVAs had something for everyone.
The MMVAs were co-hosted by LMFAO and included appearances by Canadian artists, international artists, and television and movie personalities from both sides of the border.
“It’s exciting,” says Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, a previous MMVA attendee. She came to the event in 2006, but hasn’t been back since.
“I can’t help but think back to the days when I was behind the gates,” she remembers.
“I‘ve been to this event before (when I was younger). I snuck in one year to see all my favourite acts.
“But it’s nice to be on the other side of the fence. I like making music and I love (these awards).”
Lucy Hale, an actress from “Pretty Little Liars,” which airs on MuchMusic, was enjoying her second stay in Canada, and made it her mission to enjoy more Canadian culture.
“I wanted to experience the night life and the town,” Hale says about staying in Toronto for a second time. “I went out last night and there were all these lines to get into places, but I just wanted to walk around and sort of get a feel for the town. I’m staying in Yorkville and it was amazing. It’s so cute and the people are lovely.”
One of the hallmarks of the awards show is the “anything-can-happen” themed red carpet. This year the trend continued as Marianas Trench galloped down, wearing inflatable horses around their waists.
“We’re running wild this year – there’s no holding back,” explains Mike Ayley of Marianas Trench. “You can’t keep the reins on us any longer. The wild, wild west is coming out east baby!”
When asked how they came up with their theme, Ayley says , after arriving in previous years in a hot tub, in plastic bubbles and fighting kid ninjas, “It was a natural course of events, so it (all came together) rather quickly.”
Another attendee who took advantage of the red carpet creativity was Kreesha Turner.
“You see my sexy men behind me?” she asks after arriving with two shirtless, hooded men in tow. “You can’t leave your house without a couple of sexy guys. It’s the MMVAs, (so) you’re allowed to pull out that extra, over extravagant, over the top ‘why not’ (entourage).”
For British singer Ed Sheeran, it was his first time coming to Canada, and he got a warm welcome from fans, signing “Ed Sheeran” paraphernalia as he spoke to the media.
“I’m quite excited, you know. It’s always nice to see this kind of reception in a country that you’ve only just released your album in.”
And of course, it wouldn’t be a true MMVA experience without the appearance of the “Degrassi” actors. Cultivating some of the most devoted fans, the actors are usually on hand during the awards to mix and mingle during the show.
For Munro Chambers, who plays Eli, it was his second time at the MMVAs and he still couldn’t believe the reception he received the minute fans laid eyes on him.
“You can never prepare yourself too much for this. Coming into this I felt like, ‘Oh, I’ve been through this before,’ but I was shaking,” admits Chambers.
“These fans are ridiculous, just seeing the Canadian fans show this enthusiasm.”
His statement was echoed throughout the night, as many attendees agreed that the Canadian enthusiasm couldn’t be beat.
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