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08/26/2015 08:04 am ET

Here's What The MTV VMAs Looked Like In 1995

If you watched this show the first time around, get ready to feel nostalgic ... and old.

This Sunday will mark the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards, and in anticipation of the big day, let's look back -- 20 years back to be precise -- at what the VMAs looked like in 1995. 

To set the scene, recall that Dennis Miller hosted, TLC took home Video of the Year for "Waterfalls," Hootie and the Blowfish were named Best New Artist and Michael Jackson received the Video Vanguard Award after opening the show with a 15-minute medley of hits.  

They don't make the VMAs like they used to. 

  • Silverchair performed "Tomorrow" during the VMAs pre-show outside Radio City Music Hall in New York
  • Comedian Dennis Miller hosted, and apparently did a good enough job that the network had him return the following year
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  • Drew Barrymore
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  • Michael Jackson opened the show with a medley of hits
  • Michael Jackson and guitarist Slash of Guns and Roses performed the opening number
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  • PJ Harvey
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  • R.E.M.
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  • Live performed "I Alone"
  • Yes, Donald Trump was there with his daughter Ivanka
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  • Courtney Love was the essence of Courtney Love
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  • TLC performed "CrazySexyMedley"
  • Liv Tyler
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  • TLC took home Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best R&B Video and the Viewer's Choice award for "Waterfalls"
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  • R.E.M. performed "The Wake-Up Bomb"
  • Madonna
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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers performed "Warped"
  • George Clooney was there
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  • Lenny Kravitz
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  • Courtney Love was dragged off the press podium backstage
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  • Alanis Morissette sang "You Oughta Know"
  • Dave Navarro
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  • Claire Danes
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  • Hole performed "Violet"
  • Dennis Rodman was there because it was the '90s
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  • Green Day performed "Stuck With Me"
  • Sofia Coppola
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  • White Zombie performed "More Human Than Human"
  • Rod Stewart was there
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  • Seal
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  • Very '90s couple Drew Barrymore & Eric Erlandson goofed around
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And just because the awards show ended, didn't mean the fun was over. While Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift's 2009 acceptance speech for Best Female Video is likely the most-infamous VMA interruption, Courtney Love hurling a compact at Madonna before joining her interview with Kurt Loder is a close second. 

It was great: 

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