Brooklyn has been up and coming in recent years. While there are still locals who have been born and raised there, there are so many new transplants from all over the United States and the world who now call Brooklyn home. New bars and clubs have been built in order to appease the continuous influx of young hipsters. In Sept. 2012, The Barclays Center was built. On Sunday Aug. 25, 2013, almost a year since being built, The Barclays Center will host the first ever MTV Video Music Awards held in Brooklyn.
Only ticket holders will be allowed entry in the arena, and the NYPD will remove anyone who does not have a ticket. Those possessing a physical ticket to the event will be allowed entry at 7PM, and everyone needs to be in the arena by 8:45PM. There will be limited street parking, and as one can imagine, traffic will be severely snarled due to road closures, and the possibilities of many people wanting to snap pictures of their favorite celebrity. It is strongly recommended to take public transportation. Barclays Center subway access will remain open during this time.
Maybe it could be possible to see someone famous during the day before or after the awards event. Here is the lineup so far of who will be attending. The confirmed performers so far are Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Drake, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Robin Thicke. Rumored to perform are NSYNC and Daft Punk. (In fact, news sources have reported that NSYNC have created a Twitter account just one day before the Video Music Awards, adding fuel to already existing rumors that they will reunite.) With a lineup like that, maybe people will be able to forget the Kanye West incident that happened the last time the Video Music Awards were in New York City.
Ok, maybe not.
For those not lucky enough to get tickets inside, many bars throughout the city will likely have them on the TV. Either way, it won’t be hard to catch onto what is going on. Between social media and subway talk, it will be easy to stay up to date on the latest VMA news throughout the night.