This year the ARIA Awards needed to lift their game after poor TV ratings and ticket sales.
This year the ARIA Awards needed to lift their game after poor TV ratings and ticket sales. So they moved the show to Sunday night, held the event at the Sydney Opera House and basically threw a big party—with mixed results. Let’s take a look at the hits and misses from last night:
Hit: Powderfinger opened the show rocking out on the Opera House forecourt. There is no doubt the setting was awesome and was much better than Acer Arena.
Miss: The Opera House forecourt. Yes, the setting is divine, but the whole thing seemed like a big, disjointed party. Not having a formal stage for acceptance speeches made the ceremony feel informal and not very important.
Hit: Sia. Australia’s answer to Bjork. She’s quirky, irreverent and fabulous. And when she accepted her pointy, phallic-shaped ARIA Award, she told her manager David Russell that he could “put it up his bum later.” For more hits and misses, just keep reading. Read more . . .