Walking down the untraditional white carpet, Lady Gaga was wise to save her drippy-looking meat dress for inside the MTV Video Music Awards.

“I think mainly everybody’s got new shoes on, so it’s gonna be OK,” Jay Sean said of the unstained rug.

Outside the packed Nokia on Sunday, you couldn’t throw a Moon Man award in any direction without hitting a pop star, including Usher, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

Even though MTV didn’t host an official after-party, guests made their own party scene. “Hell yeah, I’m gonna party, I’m from Jersey!” said “Jersey Shore” castmate Deena Cortese.

Akon, who flew in dozens of Brazilian models for his own bash at Skybar, wasn’t worried that many of his guests spoke no English. “You go to Brazil, pick ’em out, get visas for ’em and put ’em on the plane,” Akon said. “We’re going to sign language!”