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An MTV takeover results in better bands, random absurdity, and . . . videos

No word on if they got into the powdered Red Bull, but by the 23rd hour, Scheer, Huebel, and Ansari were still going at full speed. "Tell your fans thanks for paying so much above face value," Ansari told the actual Tapes 'n Tapes, bragging that he'd made a killing scalping tickets to their previous evening's show. He also suggested they add the words Nick Cannon Presents to their next album title.

Mastadon's Brent Hinds, partying all the time
photo: Dat
Mastadon's Brent Hinds, partying all the time

In the end, Human Giant got their million hits, and MTV renewed the show. But more importantly, scores of dreams came true. For long-suffering MTV watchers, of course, but also for Tapes 'n Tapes, who blasted through two songs looking like nothing so much as a bunch of shaggy Minnesota kids who couldn't believe they were playing on MTV.

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