It's a blue-ish title card!
It's a green light, but the bird does not care.
The usual traffic in town.
DJ Pon-3 knows the rules of the road.
Nope, still could not walk ahead.
The DJ checks her surroundings.
And so, the coast is finally clear.
When she puts the headphones on, it's party time!
Ah, yes, remember iPods? Neither do I!
Sethisto is certainly happy about this shot.
Nod yer head when you listen to the beat!
Tapping the hips to the groove!
I'm walkin', yes indeed, / And I'm talkin' 'bout you and me...
DJ Pon-3's got a new pair of kicks.
She is visually walking past!
This sure is a "Sweet" serenity.
Dubstep crossing guard FTW!
A mother feeding her children
That's the same dog Twilight saw in the first movie.
In DJ Pon-3's eyes, even the "WALK" signal guy gets down with the beat.
Looking both cute and cool.
Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, and a purse chihuahua.
Hey, care to have some tea with your honey?
Pinkie being Pinkie by waving at normal speed during a slow motion shot.
Guess they figured if Nowacking can't voice DJ Pon-3, no one can.
By this point, DJ Pon-3's like the pied piper of dubstep.
So there is a teacher at Canterlot High, and it's Cranky Doodle Donkey!
Is she seriously trying to stuff that huge suitcase into that thing?
Well, well... what do we have here?
Principal Celestia threw off DJ Pon-3's groove.
Didn't you hear the bell?
What a disappointment! Oh well...
Celestia can't stop me from enjoying my music!
Why do those guitars have only three strings?
Looks like DJ Pon-3 already has a part-time job.
"Rainbow Dash, I simply don't understand why you can't just play the guitar you have."
Man, wonder what Dashie did to that ax to make it look so mangled.
"[gasp] Now I understand!"
"How about this one?"
"I need something that looks as awesome as I'm gonna make it sound."
"Hands off my guitar, Trixie!"
"I touched it first, Rainbow Dash!"
"Sounds to me like this is a makin' for a nice, friendly competition."
"All right! Let's see who plays best!"
I don't know who's loonier, human Pinkie or pony Pinkie.
Film subtitle drop (Rainbow Rocks).
Looks like Trixie's left-Hendrixed...er, handed.
Be honest, who has the better guitar face?
BTW, Rainbow seems to be playing a variation on a Fender Stratocaster.
While Trixie's playing a Flying V.
Oh my gosh, it's like that one Dragonforce video!
Let the transformation begin.
Trixie's thoughts: "Oh no, she's found the inner loyalty!"
YEAH! GOODNIGHT, CANTERLOT!!!
Trixie was just floor tom'd!
(DJ Pon-3- "Congrats; the guitar is yours".)
Dashie having second thoughts on what guitar she wants.
Rainbow Dash's custom-forged guitar.
"Turns out this is the one that really speaks to me."
Trixie's evil victory grin.
"The Great and Powerful Trixie always wins in the end!"
Trixie realizes that she can't use that guitar. The whammy bar (tremolo arm) is placed so only a right handed person could play it. And she's a lefty.
Victory...but at what cost?
"You'll pay for this, Rainbow Dash!"
"No, silly! If you want it, you'll have to pay for it!"
"Thanks for coming, Rarity."
Attempting to make merchandise allusions, Hasbro?
"The rescue center needs all the help it can get."
"Oh, but of course, darling. Helping cute little puppies and kitties..."
"...will never go out of style."
"Once a year, a lucky volunteer..."
"...gets to clean the hamster habitat. I signed up for it months ago..."
"...to be sure I'd get it."
"Ooh. Uh, Fluttershy, darling, aren't hamsters, uh, rodents?"
Aww, so cute. You'd hardly think this cutie would be part of the end of the world via hamsters.
Rarity getting some ideas.
Wonder what the problem is.
"Carl Pettington's coat just begged to be accessorized..."
"...but Emilia Furhart refused to be left out..."
"...and got Curtis Pawpower to chew right through Carl's little scarf..."
"...and before I knew it, I had a habitat-wide feud on my hands!"
"Ladies and gentlehamsters, please!"
One of the big hamster weaknesses: they always listen to Fluttershy.
"I know you're all upset."
C'mon, toots, give it to me!
And the fight is back on!
The war's back on! ...so, who's winning?
Even the alpha hamsters are scared of backpacks!
Hamster weakness #2: they are slaves to the hypnotic sound of a tambourine.
Even hamsters are slaves to the beat.
Rarity's thoughts: "Oh my stars, she found the inner kindness!"
The Pied Piper of Hamsters.
"Huh! I never would have guessed hamsters could be so touchy about fashion!"
Curtis Pawpower has the last laugh.
This title card has strange props - how fitting.
Granny ought to know better than to trust Pinkie in cooking class.
Pinkie's spoon-spinning trick - foreshadowing?
What a rude way to ask a favor from a friend.
Pinkie Pie's ambitions, huh?
Wait, when was there a second bowl of dough made?
I don't think Pinkie's really listening.
This actually looks kinda gross when taken out of context.
"Feel free to use as much glitter as you want."
Pinkie Pie is not really listening to Dashie. She's lost in her own little Cloudcuckoolander world.
Nice new look, Dashie! It's Purple Dash!
Pinkie drumming like a maniac.
Pinkie uses Dashie as a drum set.
Is Applejack eating a sandwich with a spoon? How do you even do that?.
Rainbow Dash's thoughts: "Oh yeah, she's found the inner laughter!"
"Whatever made you think of Pinkie for the drums?"
"I don't know. I guess I just have a sense for these things."
Spike must be interested in that Rarity bust. (ba-dum-tiss)
How long did it take Rarity to push that thing all the way? By the looks of the tracks, it must've taken all day.
Never send a girl to do a man's job.
Messed up Rarity is messed up!
Well, look who's back... what on earth are they burying?
"I simply cannot thank you enough."
"And while I am a bit repulsed by your musky smell, I can appreciate that you are diamonds in the rough."
Don't these guys have classes to go to?
"That gal probably wants to make some sorta grand entrance..."
"Rarity, couldn't you have chosen a more portable instrument?"
"Heavens, no! The grand piano is the most refined and elegant of instruments."
"With it, I will be able to express my..."
"Guess you'll have to express your 'full musicality' clear across campus."
"It's part guitar, and part keyboard."
"Um, you mean a 'keytar'."
(Fluttershy's thoughts: "Oh my, she's found the inner generosity!")
pony mule Miss Rarity.)
"When ya accidentally sold my bass at the garage sale, who did ya sell it to?"
"I sold it to the owners of that new pawn shop."
"Uh, Flibbity Flabbity, somethin' like that."
Notice how Pinkie is happy about this place while Fluttershy is a little scared.
"Welcome to the grand opening of..."
"...the Flim Flam Brothers' Everything-Under-the-Sun Emporium!"
Now where did they find that disco ball? And why is it hung very low? Oh yeah, magic...
Flim: "I can give you this bass for a non-negotiable price of one thousand dollars."
Rarity: "Why, you only paid Granny Smith two dollars for it!"
Flim: "Yes, well, we have to cover our overhead and transportation costs."
"Listen, Granny never should've sold my bass. I'll give ya the two dollars back..."
"...and we'll call it even."
Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity: [agreeing]
"It is." (Talk about an animation error! (Or makeup error))
"And can you prove that this is, in fact, your bass?"
"Her initials are monogrammed right on the strap."
It's not very often one sees actual text that is not scribbled or flipped here.
"That could mean anything. It could stand for..."
"Why, I'll bet you don't even play the bass, Applejack..."
"...if that is your real name!"
"Of course that's her real name!"
"And she does play the bass!" (Make whatever you will of this image.)
Ready to show the salesmen non-pareil.
If that's really a fretless bass...
... then AJ has to be an expert bassist!
The two's thoughts: "All right, she's found the inner honesty!"
The salesmen non-pareil are shocked.
"Perhaps this is her bass."
"But there are still the transportation costs and overhead."
"Don't forget the stocking fees."
"Wouldn't dream of it, brother!"
Pinkie's like "I'm gonna rip ya two to pieces!"
"...I suppose we could make some sort of..."
"...trade?" (Because I'm...)
(It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
Where He At? Where He At? Where He At? Where He At?)
"Come on down to the grand opening of the Flim Flam Brothers' Everything Under the Sun Emporium."
"Since when do you play the bass?"
This sounds familiar for some reason.
And so the debate begins: Which Twilight is this?
Ah, the gym floor! There were some very good times here.
The main six need to get this place ready for the Spring Fling.
So... having a luau, girls?
Pinkie thinks it ought to be Hawaiian-themed.
She can play the ukulele, even though she's already the drummer.
You'd think Derpy
would've been the one to do that.
Aren't luaus more for summer?
Dashie thinks a sports theme would be awesome.
Except that most kids skip P.E.
AJ thinks a rodeo might be a possibility.
Pinkie will tame the iron bull
... Wait a second...
Rarity thinks a masked ball would be divine.
Cutie mark allusion, check!
Cutie mark allusion, check! Cute Fluttershy pic, che-d'aww!-ck!
Wait, is that the mask of the Masked Matter-Horn 
Crystal spikes? A new look for RD.
Pinkie still has a mask left over from the luau.
Applejack's really not interested.
Fluttershy "probably" doesn't mind.
Fluttershy wants this party to be animal themed.
You'd think it'd be Rarity running from the birds...
It always seems that Rainbow Dash comes to the rescue in these shorts.
Even the Great and Powerful Trixie is enjoying herself.
DJ Pon-3 spins while showing her team pride.
And if you like it, Granny shoulda put a ring on it!
Lady Gaga, eat your heart out.
A bunch of smartphones with our girls' cutie marks on them?
This whole short described the madness of shipping in the fandom.
How did Twilight learn how to text so fast?
The CMC are riding the merry-go-round at the back.
And Trixie is talking while sitting on the stage.
Rarity hates GREEN ice cream
And people laughed at Twilight when she was acting like a pony. Is this similar to bobbing apples in Gummy's birthday party?
Big Mac and Cheerilee are dating at the left bottom corner.
Whoa. Beaten by puppy Spike.
"Hey, did I just come in last?!"
Pretty sure that's not how you play the game, Flutters.
So Discord is still a draconequus in the human world.
Hey, I thought Fluttershy liked Discord.
Hey, look at me! I'm eating my own head!
Beautiful wings, Twilight!
Text translation: Where are you guys?
Text translation: Pinkie and Rarity are at the photo booth.
Text translation: Rainbow and Applejack are at the photo booth, too!
Text translation: You are?!
Poor Rainbow Dash as her shoe is in the photo and not her face.
Hey, guys! It's almost showtime!
Granny is NEVER too old to rock!
The Crusaders having fun.
Clumsy animators forgot to give Derpy a muffin to dance with.
You tryin' to crowdsurf, Dashie?
A tambourine is not only a good percussion instrument, it also doubles as a lifesaver.
Um, Twi, your friends just saved someone from falling. Is it really an appropriate time to take a pic?
No! You're not bringing me into that scary clown head!
Fancy that: Fluttershy not afraid of a haunted house.
You're breaking it, Pinkie Pie!
Pinkie Pie is riding Pinkie Pie!
Bye, girls! See you at the movie theater!
♪ But all that grew inside me ♪
♪ Was a darkness I acquired ♪
♪ When I began to fall
And I lost the path ahead ♪
♪ That's when your friendship found me ♪
♪ And it lifted me instead ♪
♪ Like the phoenix burning bright ♪
♪ I'll show there's another side to me ♪
♪ I may not know what the future holds ♪
♪ But hear me when I say ♪
♪ That my past does not define me ♪
♪ 'Cause my past is not today ♪