Inside The VMA Moonman Costume

By Matthew Wenzel

That's right. Yours truly was the Moonman on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards Preshow on Sunday night. How did I land that job? I don't want to get into it. But I would like to say that it was a great opportunity not only to work for MTV, but also to hang out with lots of cool people in the audience and on the carpet — and of course the multitude of stars who showed up.

However, every job has its pros and cons. While I did have a lot of fun and walk around the red carpet and make a fool of myself, I was sweating like crazy. It must have been 150 degrees inside that suit. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but it was hot. I also could only see out of the MTV logo on the middle of the helmet, so seeing where I was going (as well as who I was standing near) was tough.

All in all, I had a great time, and would not pass up the opportunity again. My only regret is that most people didn't get to see what I got up to on the red carpet. For example, I had a battle with Jack Black, got punched in the helmet by Perez Hilton and got sniffed by Tre Cool while Green Day posed for a picture with me. None of these silly moments made it to the air, and while I understand that more important things needed to be shown, it still would have been fun to see.

But there's always next year. At least, I hope there is. I think the right people have my number. Are you guys reading this? Call me! Tim Kash told me to get a better job at the close of the show, but I'm down for putting the suit on anytime.