A lot has happened this year in pop music. And it was up to the VMAs, sans official host, to capture all the awesomeness and craziness that's circled around the Internet and IRL since January. Brooklyn pride was in full effect throughout the night, as celebrities made their way down the red carpet in front of Jay Z's Barclays Center. Everyone from Gaga to Justin Timberlake to Taylor Swift and best buddy Selena Gomez were there. There was some great style, a few “what just happened?” moments, and about as many incredible performances as you can fit into two hours. Click through to see the 10 Things You Need To Know To Pretend You Went To The 2013 VMAs.