Picture the amount of stress you’d be under planning a wedding where you didn’t know any of the guests. Double it. Welcome to the seating plan of the VMAs.
Imagine planning an event for 100 people who think they should all be in the front row… sitting next to the same person.
Welcome to the wonderful world of music award show seating plans!
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Esposito said the chart not only takes months to create but constantly changes as schedules, requests and feelings are considered.
We’ve distilled those bad boy reasons into some central points.
AWARD CEREMONIES SURVIVE OFF MAKING STORIES
Beyonce won a million golden things on a golden thing? Cool story bro.
Kanye lobbing a sushi roll at Taylor during Britney’s performance? Now that’s worth clicking to see (and gif).
Organisers must consider the ‘gif-worthy’ and ‘story-worthy’ possibilities that come with where celebrities are placed.
THEY REQUESTED IT
Esposito said celebrities will send seating requests alongside their invitations so that organisers can do their best to accommodate them.
THE TAY-TAY EFFECT