Miley Cyrus performed “Party in the USA” at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards on August 10, 2009. She performed in a vest that revealed much of her bra, “hot pants,” and leather boots. The performance started with Cyrus and her backup dancers coming out of a trailer and dancing a routine around the stage. Cyrus then stepped onto an ice cream pushcart while dancing on and holding onto what looked to be a dance pole for balance for approximately 40 seconds. This performance has drawn some controversy, with some claiming that it was too sexual for a teen-oriented event.