I guess Lorde’s VMAs performance was supposed to be relatably casual, but it just seemed like she was making it up as she went along. I mean, she had dancers and they managed to be at the same place at the same time onstage, so I guess there was choreography, but maybe only insofar as...that? Opting to not so much as lip-sync to her “Homemade Dynamite,” her loose interpretive dancing to her recording reminded me of that of someone who had once heard about Kate Bush in a noisy room but instead of watching her for inspiration, decided to recreate based on a description.

Well, at least she’s free. You know I can’t send you out without a gif, so...