It's Been a Decade Since the 2004 VMAs & It's Time to Relive the Magic — PHOTOS

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Yes, it's that time of year again. It's the end of summer and the start of a new school year, which means it's time for the MTV Video Music Awards. Love it or hate it, the VMAs are known for one thing: spectacle. After all, it was last year's VMAs that brought us the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke Twerkgate.

But let's travel back, to a much simpler time: 2004. Sure, it may seem like it was yesterday, but it's been a decade since the 2004 Video Music Awards. It was an election year, back when pop-punk ruled the airwaves, "that's hot" was the catchphrase of the day, and Usher was in his Confessions phase. Dubstep hadn't yet entered the mainstream, Beyoncé and Jay Z were going strong, and of course, 40-year-old blonde news anchors still had no idea what "twerking" was. Hell, it was still two years before Twitter would even be invented!

So let's spend some quality nostalgia time and look at some of the strangest moments from the 2004 Video Music Awards...

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