In the days leading up to the Video Music Awards, you probably read all about 30 Seconds to Mars’ much-hyped arrival on the white carpet, a tribute to their VMA-winning “Kings and Queens” clip , which featured an army of their bicycle-riding pals and, somewhat unexpectedly, a whole lot of glitter and chicken feathers too.
“We had a lot of friends who were doing mass, night bike rides,” [artist id=”1231235″]30STM[/artist] frontman Jared Leto told MTV News on the carpet. “And all of those great people [are] back here [now].”
But thanks to the rather overzealous glitter-bombing antics of some of those friends — and some ancillary chicken-feather-related activities too — you probably didn’t actually get to see 30STM’s full arrival … mostly because drummer Shannon Leto caught some glitter in the eye and had to be attended to by EMTs (something his brother Jared alluded to in a Twitter post following the show).
Thankfully, Shannon was OK — we’re sure winning Best Rock Video took some of the sting away — so now, with the VMAs behind us (and Shannon having recovered sight in his eye), we figured it was finally time to roll out 30 Seconds to Mars’ full white-carpet arrival. See how many extras from “Kings and Queens” you can spot, and watch for the moment when Leto catches glitter in the face and stumbles off camera. Make sure you’re wearing safety goggles, of course.
What did you think of 30STM’s grand entrance? Let us know in the comments!
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