As occasions from the previous evening’s BET Awards to April’s Academy of Country Music Awards exceptional have appeared, you can put on a damn engaging remote service. Be that as it may, as it’s been said, ain’t in no way like the genuine article, so MTV is proceeding with a live Video Music Awards on August 30. New York senator Andrew Cuomo reported the news on June 29, saying the occasion would be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center field with “limited or no audience.” The function, which a year ago occurred at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, first drifted the possibility of an in-person occasion in late May.
“We are working on several contingency plans to bring music’s biggest night to audiences everywhere,” the VMAs said in an announcement at that point, with alternatives including crowd free and virtual occasions. Settling on the previous over the last is unquestionably a decision during a pandemic. At any rate it is anything but a stuffed nation show.
Update, 4:30 p.m.: An official statement from MTV gives the smallest piece of lucidity around plans for the in-person occasion. “Among the measures all parties involved have aligned to include extensive social distancing procedures, meaningful capacity limitations, the virtualization of components where possible, and limited capacity or no audience,” the release said. “Details and potential options to come at a later date based on the science and data in New York.”
So it seems like probably a portion of the occasion will occur remotely, in spite of the fact that the discharge likewise guarantees, “Spanning all five boroughs — Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan — music’s biggest night will feature epic performances from various iconic locations.” Condolences to whoever needs to ship over to Staten Island. Be that as it may, have confidence: The VMAs affirmed that “the health and safety of artists, fans, industry, staff, and partners is of the utmost importance.” Whew!