The 2009 MTV VMAs were exactly one month ago, and by now you’ve watched Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” performance, sat in awe of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” performance and Pink’s high-flying trapeze act, squirmed uncomfortably over Lady Gaga’s big, bloody “Paparazzi” performance, had your face rocked by Green Day’s “East Jesus Nowhere,” and worshiped at the altar of Jay-Z’s “Empire State Of Mind” (with Alicia Keys and that unexpected Lil Mama drama) more times than there are Kanye interruption memes. And you know all there is to know about the making of Janet Jackson’s breathtaking tribute to Michael Jackson.
But there are still a few things you might not know about the 2009 MTV VMAs. Like…
+ How a shocked Taylor Swift got from Radio City to the New York City train for her performance.
+ How Madonna slipped into a VMA rehearsal undetected DURING LUNCH!
+ How Pink’s performance of “Sober” required not just her amazing acrobatics but some amazing camerawork.
+ Who took Jay-Z’s place before the show.
+ How Green Day turned fire into fans…
Watch “What You Didn’t Know” to get an insider’s look at Green Day’s and Pink’s VMA performances:
And after the jump, find out more about Madonna’s speech, Russell Brand’s comedy club workshop, and Jay-Z’s “Empire State Of Mind” performance.