Last night’s taping of the 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards (which went down at Roseland Ballroom in New York City) featured a handful of excellent performances, a few dozen very welcome stage divers, some almost nude people and a bunch of potty language that will certainly have to be edited for when the show airs at 10 p.m. on December 4 on MTV. One thing that certainly sets the Woodies apart from other award shows is the fashion. Because the Woodies celebrate college music and independent scenes on the fringe, it’s a pretty casual affair. Comparatively speaking, it makes the Video Music Awards look like a black tie affair. Certain guests — like Mary-Louise Parker (who introduced the Dead Weather) and Zooey Deschanel (who presented the award for Breaking Woodie to Never Shout Never) — couldn’t help but look glamorous, but for the most part everybody kept their threads dorm-friendly.
This was especially true of the folks who chose to wear hideous sweaters to the show. This was especially true of comedian David Cross, Christofer Ingle (also known as Never Shout Never) and Sean Foreman of 3OH!3, all of whom were wearing the kind of duds that would make Bill Cosby blush.
Still, some people managed to combine both slick and casual, including Diplo (whose suit was water-repellent), Friendly Fires (each of whom was wearing a dapper throwback suit; they sort of looked like they were on their way to a meeting with Don Draper) and Cam’Ron (who can’t not look fly, no matter where he is). Check out the rest of the Woodies red carpet fashion here, including Death Cab for Cutie, Matt and Kim, Pete Wentz and Nick Cannon!