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Fun. at the MTV Movie Awards

Candid shots of the breakout band as they prepare for big stage

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Lindsey Byrnes

"Obligatory band shot. What you can't see are the masses of crew on the other side of us setting up the movie awards."

All quotes by Jack Antonoff of Fun.

fun. mtv movie awards

Lindsey Byrnes

Talent Check-In

"Looks like the most talented guy I know is already checked in.  Yup, the big guy . . . Andrew Dost. There he is – 6 feet of Midwestern charm."

fun. mtv movie awards

Lindsey Byrnes

My Fear Face

"This is the face I practiced that I will be doing for the entire show as I sit in a state of abject fear that the camera will pan to me during some audience cutaway."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Balloons

"The balloons got cut from the final performance. Because they made Andrew and I feel too silly? Who knows? Point is, what did they do with all those extra balloons that never dropped?"

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Lindsey Byrnes

Janelle Monae

"Reunited! Haven't seen Janelle since we shot the 'We Are Young' video many months ago. We do, however, talk about her on a daily basis."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Shane

"That’s Shane. He looks Parisian, or nondescript European. Turns out he's from the Midwest. Either way, he is the backbone of this band without knowing it."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Spitting Image of His Father

"Rehearsal. Honestly, all I can see when I look at Nate is his father, LJ. This is basically a picture of LJ Ruess singing in a white tux. That is ALL I see."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Rick

"Furthermore, when I look at myself, all I see is my father, Rick Antonoff. So here’s a classic shot of LJ Ruess and Richard Antonoff doing what they do best."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Jokes

"This appears to be a moment in which Andrew said something that I thought was hilarious but Nate found to be sophomoric/whatever … likely a quote from Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill or something similar."

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Lindsey Byrnes

A Deep Connection

"This really says a ton about us. Not positive what that is, but there is something deeply poetic about this picture, and if I stared at it for a few hours I could probably figure out what it stands for. For now, you connect the dots."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Questions

"Skip a day and now arriving at the Gibson Theatre for dress rehearsal . . . I wonder who else has to be here at 11 a.m.? I wonder if Adam Sandler is gonna be here? I wonder if I will get to do my Jack and/or Jill impression? I wonder if Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are here? I wonder if they are getting along? So many questions . . . "

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Lindsey Byrnes

New Threads

"We actually get to keep these suits. Which is exciting for me, because now I have something to wear for both New Year's and Rosh Hashanah."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Heaps Of Unhealthy Snacks

"It’s always at the events where you want to look and feel the healthiest that they litter the backstage with cupcakes and other high-carb delights. Seems like Nate’s emotionally coming to terms with it in this picture."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Real Bow Ties?

"Up to now we have been in tuxedos for just about everything, and these are the first real bow ties we have used. As a result, we're helpless with real ones."

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Lindsey Byrnes

Red Carpet Prep

"There he is, the man you never see – our fearless manager, prepping us for the red carpet. Slightly terrified, slightly excited, but mostly just listening to Dalton explain why South African press is really important . . . "

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Lindsey Byrnes

On the Carpet

"We all look like we’ve been told that our performance has been cancelled at the Movie Awards and we are trying to keep inside how completely distraught we are. (That didn’t happen.)"