RUBBING SHOULDERS AT THE ROLLING STONE AWARDSJanuary 22nd, 2010
If us Betties were named according to our tastes, I’d definitely be ‘Music Betty’ – if there’s a festival/gig/rave/DJ session I’ll be there with bells on, I get up at crazy hours in the morning to be the first to buy tickets, I’m having an affair with my iPod and I’m the one singing along to the Killers at my desk at 8.30 in the morning!
So this week is officially one of my best – Big Day Out Festival on Sunday with a whole host of my favourite artists, a secret Florence and the Machine gig on Sunday which I’m praying I get tickets for, and last night I was lucky enough to bag a ticket to the first Rolling Stone Awards at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory.
Roxy, me, Lyn and our boys all hit the venue, dodging the flashbulbs (not aimed at us unfortunately – but they zoomed in on Roxy looking HOT in her Sass & Bide ensemble !) and hitting the bar to scout out the faces. I was in my element – dwarfed by Andy from Groove Armada on one side, checking out Erica Heynatz on the other side, we all got stuck into the Pomegranate cocktails and bounced to the ‘alternative’ beats as the VIP guests were snapped by the paparazzi.
The roll call of names was impressive – Eskimo Joe, the Channel V team, Passion Pit, Bridezilla, Sarah Blasko (we shared a ‘stuck in the toilet’ moment – a major highlight of my night), Powderfinger, Jess from the Veronicas – and we all had a good swoon at Jay Lyon looking suitably rockstar with his crumpled black tee and messy hair!
Awards themselves were short and sweet and most of our party retired early doors – it was a school night after all! Josh and I were determined to mingle with the celebs a little longer and stuck around – and good job we did, because at around 10pm the one and only Peaches entered the building with two burlesque dancers, for an impromptu DJ set! Unfortunately the ‘oh so hip’ crowd clearly didn’t know how to enjoy themselves as the dancefloor was empty, but we made the most of it and danced up a sweat with Peaches egging us on and posing for photos, while her dancers performed a very risqué burlesque routine with whipped cream, huge feathers and some naughty implements that are far too X-rated for this blog. Well worth waiting for!
We headed home laden down with fab goody bags, leaving our cab driver with some goodies as a tip! Now, just need to make sure I have a quiet one this evening ready for Big Day Out tomorrow…and you guessed it, we’ll be right at the front for Peaches set!