We’re back home in Melbourne now, hung over and exhausted after attending The 21st Annual ARIA Awards last Sunday. It had been a full day for the band, starting with a gruelling photo shoot before sharing a 5 minute limo ride to Acer Arena with some very special folks including our lady-killer manager Dre and the lovely Donna Jordee. Nitidus stumbled out onto the red carpet to the flash of photographers and were quickly approached by TV interviewers anxious to learn more about this little rock band from Melbourne. Strolling up the carpet to the arena was a blast, all of us spotting stars and giving out Nitidus badges to screaming kids along the way.
Seeing the awards live has a whole different atmosphere than watching on TV. For one thing, there was a lot more booze! Things got interesting when PC’s demonstration on the mechanics of tennis serving was misconstrued by security as an attempt to throw a bottle at the stage, though luckily things didn’t get ugly. Sitting amongst the big players of the music industry was an eye opening experience, and we’ve certainly discovered first hand that Dre is very well connected. Four bottles of Moet, several whiskeys and countless beers later, the ceremony closed for another year, with Silverchair and Sneaky Sound System cleaning up a nice collection of pointy objects.
Then the real mayhem began at the official after party! Without revealing anything too incriminating, let’s just say that what happened at that after party will live on in Nitidus rock n’ roll infamy.
For better or worse, we’ve put up a large selection of photos from the 2007 ARIA Awards. Everything from riding in the limo to walking the red carpet to hanging out with the cream of the Australian music industry… and yes, even some embarrassing moments of wild inebriated debauchery at the official ARIA after party. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Plus, here’s one we found in the general media:
If you find any more ARIA photos to add, post it in a comment.