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By Design: Bob Barnhart Lights The 2019 MTV VMAs

The lighting sizzled along with the stars at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast live on August 26, 2019, from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This 36th annual celebration of music saw Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish each take home three awards. The man behind the magic of the lighting was Bob Barnhart of 22 Degrees Entertainment Design Group in Los Angeles, and he shares some of the backstage story with Live Design. Click through the slideshow for details on the lighting rig and the show's biggest lighting moments, and check out the lighting plots here.

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