And nobody gave a shit that they happened, did they still take place? Apparently, the answer is yes.
Anyway, there was one thing that made the 2011 Billboard Awards great: the part in will.i.am’s hair. This section of his noggin was electronically enhanced to glow a different color each of the three times he appeared on stage—pink, when the group did its inevitable medley of their 500 biggest hits; green, when he was introducing U2; and blue, when he accepted the Black Eyed Peas’ award for duo/group. Will.i.am’s speech was a curious one, including lines like “I thank technology, because without technology we wouldn’t be here” (right before he worked in a plug for the computer company that employs him).
Will.i.am had a point, at least judging from all the tech-”enhanced” performances in the show. Now if technology could only re-teach Britney to dance.