Katy Perry

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So Britney Spears couldn't make it to the MTV Europe Music Awards to pick up her two awards—she had a gig with Madonna and Justin Timberlake in L.A.—but the show went on anyway at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Katy Perry hosted the event, as well as rode a giant banana. Why? Because she can, people.

Other oddities included pointy dresses, an onstage pillow fight and several trophies going to Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars.

Check out some of the highlights in our gallery.