God, I hope that young American girls had their eyes and ears open last night for Florence and the Machine’s VMA performance because it was just stunning.
Last night while my friends and I were watching the show, I said, “If I was a 12 year old girl, this performance would be important to me for the rest of my life.”
My girl Jen was like, “Um, it’s important to me for the rest of my life.”
And I was all, “No. A genuine 12 year old girl. This show is made for tweens and teens and that’s why most of this crap is Drake and Taylor Swift and that DJ Mouse. Do you remember when we weren’t even 12 yet and No Doubt performed at the VMAs and changed the way you felt about being a woman and music and clothes and everything? For the world’s current 12 year old girls, this is their Gwen Stefani moment. After a night of watching nothing but crap, they get to see an unconventional woman with an amazing voice put on a show that you can’t take your eyes off of. This is a special moment for young girls.”
Everyone looked at me like I was kind of crazy except for my roommate. She just nodded because she’s really supportive and kind. But I think I’m right, guys. I think that on last night’s buffet of crap, Florence was the ambrosia.