Friday, June 29, 2012

The 2012 MuchMusic Video Music Awards Part 2

Now for the photos from my experience in the crowd at this year's MMVA. I got a pretty good spot by the smaller stage, so although I didn't get shots of the huge main stage, I was pretty satisfied with mine -- Biebs, Cody Simpson, Marianas Trench, Hedley, and more stepped foot on the smaller stage, so I was happy I had a great view!

Enjoy :)

Marianas Trench performs

MuchMusic VJ Jesse Giddings giving some love to the fans

Anjulie, Jesse Giddings & Dragonette

Jesse Giddings & Cody Simpson


Kreesha Turner looked stunning as usual

These Kids Wear Crowns & Kreesha Turner

Hedley performs

Lauren Toyota, Lights, Munro Chambers and...Justin Bieber!

Gotta love the Biebs

Anyways, I hope you all had a great MMVA experience, whether that may be from the audience on Queen Street or on the couch in your living room. Time to wait for next year!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

The 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards Part 1

As an original Vancouverite, I have grown up watching MuchMusic and the MMVA show every year from my couch and wishing I could someday be there in Toronto to see the excitement live. So this year, being my first time living in Toronto for the summer, I was determined to be a part of it -- even though I wasn't accredited media, or covering it for a specific publication, I wanted to experience it first-hand, as a spectator.

So the MMVA weekend began. I already posted about The Field's MMVA pre-party, which was a great event, but let's get started with the actual awards show. This post is part 1, featuring some of my encounters before the show started; from Nelly Furtado's soundcheck to some of the red carpet arrivals.

Nelly Furtado soundcheck

A glimpse at some of the red carpet arrivals

Mini Katy Perrys! THE CUTEST

Marianas Trench always keeps it interesting

One of the performers: Ed Sheeran
Victoria Duffield

Australian cutie Cody Simpson

Part 2 of my MMVA coverage is still to come - featuring photos from the show!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Faze Magazine's Summer Shine event - Today!

Hey ladies, what are you doing tonight? If you're free, come check out Faze Magazine's Summer Shine event at Six Degrees Night Club from 5-9pm! There will be amazing musical performances, delicious treats, and fab swag bags -- and best of all, it's FREE! RSVP online at

Hope to see you all there! :)

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Field's Annual Afternoon Party

June 17 was a crazy day in Toronto, with the city being filled with MMVA excitement. But prior to the big awards show, Ubisoft presented The Field's Annual Afternoon Party at Tryst Nightclub. The venue was full of different booths, from Bench clothing to Chocola Chocola treats, as well as drinks from Corona and Bacardi. Who can say no to an afternoon of free swag? There was also entertainment, with Just Dance and Guitar Hero, plus freestyle dance performances from Happy Feet Entertainment (it was awesome to meet these guys, they were so dope!). And The Westin Harbour Castle hotel had a booth with hand and shoulder massages....of course I had to get both. So that was a bonus: work plus a massage!

Some of the event's attendees included Karl Wolf, Shawn Hook, stars of Degrassi, These Kids Wear Crowns, Trish, and Classified, just to name a few. Check out some of my photos from the fun event:

Chocola Chocola
Yum, mini cupcakes!

Shane Simpson & Teya Wild (centre) from SYTYCD Canada

Trish looking fab in Marciano
Canadian rapper Classified (right)
A few of Nelly Furtado's dancers for her MMVA performance
Global Warming tees - great shirts for a great cause!
Happy Feet dancers with the Bite Me cupcake girls

Shawn Hook trying out his dance skills with Just Dance

Shawn Hook (left)

Two of the cool guys from the Young Empires
Overall it was a fantastic event - congrats to all The Field nominees and winners!

- Christina
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