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We Need To Talk About The 2007 VMAs

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 21 August 2018 at 12.01

We really just need to talk about the Fall Out Boy Fantasy Suite.

It's the summer of 2007, Joe meets Patrick and they share a ride to the MTV VMAs in Las Vegas.

That may not be 100% factually correct, but the semantics and details are less important than the fact that at the 2007 Video Music Awards, the bands in our world dominated.

The 2007 ceremony marked a big change in the format of the awards, the most important being that Fall Out Boy performed all night, in their very own hotel suite. It was wild. It was anarchy. Travie McCoy was there. Panic! At The Disco were there. Everyone who was anyone in the scene was there.

They kicked their night off with a performance of the Rihanna classic 'Shut Up And Drive'. Complete with Rihanna jumping on the hotel room bed, surrounded by fans. Seriously. 

A big way to kick off the night. 

But it only got bigger. While awards ceremonies in 2018 are hallmarked by bands getting a single performance, at the 2007 VMAs Fall Out Boy performed seven songs. SEVEN.

Including 'Thnks Fr Th Mmrs':

A mashup of 'Beat It' and 'The Carpal Tunnel Of Love':

A cover of AKON's 'Don't Matter' mashed up with 'Ignition':

And a huge performance of 'This Ain't A Scene' with vocal features from Lil' Wayne, Brendon Urie, Travie McCoy & Tyga:

But the fun didn't stop with Fall Out Boy. Gym Class Heroes also got involved, and had Patrick Stump and NeYo join in for a huge performance of 'Clothes Off!':

Panic! At The Disco swung by the Fantasy Suite to give 'Nine In The Afternoon' a spin:

Sadly the performances from Cobra Starship have all been lost to time. But there Cobra Starship popped in to the Fantasy Suite for a performance of 'Bring It (Snakes On A Plane)', and they even brought in Travie McCoy and The Academy Is...' William Beckett to recreate the recorded version. 

What a night. What a collection of performances. 

Also Fall Out Boy took out the award for Best Group- and after all that, it's not even surprising. 

2007 was a diffferent time. We think of it fondly. We miss it often. 

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