Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 ARIA Awards

Was thrilled to secure tickets to the 2012 ARIA Awards at The Sydney Entertainment Centre, when all this time I thought tickets werent sold to the public! ARIA Awards night was soley reserved for the promoters, artists, record co executives etc of the music industry, right? WRONG!

The tickets were right up the back as I half expected them to be, securing them only a few days prior, but thats OK I said as I buzzed with excitement, at least im going!

On arrival, The Sydney Entertainment Centre corridors were awash with little black dresses and Kim Kardashian high heeled pumps. It seems the evenings association was to be amongst thousands of over made up Barbie Doll clones.

What an uphill hike it was to get seated lol aisle seat, 3rd row from the back, the stage looked tiny. Still, the excitement of award night was in the air, with thousands of screaming teenage fans. [UGH!] Nicky Minaj, Tayor Swift, 360, Guy Sebastian, Gotye, The Jezabels, The Temper Trap, The HillTop Hoods, Madden Bros, Kimbra, Jessica Mauboy, Missy Higgins were either performing [The Jezabels were fanatstic!], or announcing winners. Read a more detailed ARIA winners review here.

Goyte swooped a total of 4 ARIAs! The Jezabels, fresh from hugely successful international touring, were fanatstic live! Interesting to note, the ARIAs live uses alot of previously taped segments, esp backstage interviews, and even the audience do not escape some ads. Huge respect to Yothu Yindi for being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. I missed the tribute Jessica Mauboy and co sang for Treaty and also it seems, Guy Sebastians Battle Scars. [BUMMER]

Following the ARIAs, there were coaches waiting to convey us to the afterparty at The Star, which I discovered were several. The fans party was at Rock Lily, the main industry [by invite only] party was at The Marquee. There was also smaller parties hosted by Sony that were private.

We were treated further to San Cisco and Alpine at the after party. San Cisco really pumped up the crowd with several funky covers. We felt like the only grown ups in the place, but it was a fun eve and the Rock Lily bartender made the meanest mojito cocktail!