Although there were a couple of interesting things that transpired during the 2009 VMA's, my favorite part of the show was the opening number, Michael Jackson's tribute. The dancing was awesome, Janet Jackson was so incredibly strong and fierce for her brother, and the caliber of her "background dancers" were MAD RIDICULOUS! Regardless of what took place from that point forward, the show was already memorable for many...I know I'll never forget it.
I don't know about anybody else but I cried when the performance was done, even harder the second time I watched it.
Here's the original video from 1995 featuring Janet and Micheal Jackson--classic