Sure, watching Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Adele and Young the Giant perform at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards from your couch is cool. But what if you could actually watch from inside the Nokia Theatre? MTV has teamed up with Foursquare for a unique contest that could land you and a friend a pair of seats at the August 28 awards blowout in Los Angeles. All you have to do is follow MTV on Foursquare and then drop into any music venue or record store between now and August 19 to scoop up the limited 2011 VMA Moonman badge, which will automatically enter you to win a trip and tickets for two to the big show. The sweepstakes ends next Friday, but you can still get the badge until the day of the broadcast.
The sweepstakes is open to residents of the contiguous United States who are 18 or older, with a randomly selected winner to be chosen on or around August 22. The winner will receive two round-trip coach tickets to Los Angeles, hotel accommodations and two tickets to the VMAs.
The initial slate of VMA presenters includes Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Kim Kardashian and Odd Future, with more to be announced soon.
The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com.