Making the Video Music Awards is no easy task. From marathon rehearsals to pre-party concerts, a lot of work goes into putting the annual event. Take a look at what crunch time looks like for MTV insiders as they try to pull together all the performances (and parties!) for MTV’s big night!
Maroon 5 rehearses outside of The Forum the night before their live performance.See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
Inside, the pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer does a sound check and practice run of their VMA set.See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
Bleachers perform at the official 2014 MTV VMA pre-party sponsored by Taco Bell.See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
“Stay With Me” singer Sam Smith practices on the VMA stage just hours before the live broadcast.See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
Since each music performance has their own stage set up, once Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” run through was finished, her spaceship had to park out back.See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
Finally, VMA day! Before the show, the red carpet fills up with fans, media and special VMA guests.See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
Live from the control room, it’s the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards!See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
5 Seconds of Summer performs live to a deafening roar of screaming teens.See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
To close the 2014 MTV VMAs, Beyonce performed. It was flawless. (GET IT?!) See ya next year, VMAs!See all the 2014 MTV VMAs coverage!
Exclusive Photos: Behind the Scenes at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards!
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