2003 VMAs >>> every VMAs after it.
That when fighting with a friend you needed to be the FIRST to remove them from your Myspace Top 8.
'Cause it was a POWER MOVE.
That this was the exact moment when the VMAs peaked:
Honestly, it has been downhill since then.
That you needed to have a secret ~sassy~ email address that you only used with your friends and crushes.