Without a ticket, TV is the closest you'll get to the VMAs

By | August 29, 2004 at 12:00 AM

If you don’t have a ticket, you might as well share that outfit with your TV. Seats for MTV’s 21st Video Music Awards have all been sold or given away. And without a ticket, you’re not going to get anywhere near the red carpet, which is in a park behind AmericanAirlines arena. Rest assured that security is going to be the tightest this side of the Republican National Convention.

And don’t think you’re going to be able to see it by sea, either: Some celebrities are arriving on a dozen or so yachts, and the Coast Guard will be keeping everyone else out of the area.

But if you’re close enough in downtown Miami, you might be able to hear the red carpet: Ashlee Simpson, Jadakiss, and Broward heroes New Found Glory will be performing, and Miami son Pitbull will DJ a 6:30 p.m. pre-show concert outside the arena.