Here are a few snaps from the Logie Awards.
It was a really great night - it was obviously fun getting all glitzed up and primped for the red carpet and so forth…
The night (and day, if you include the whole drama of getting ready) is really long, though. And while I was so happy and grateful to be there - I still felt a little awkward. It’s nice to have people dress you and look after you so nicely, but I kind of felt like I was wearing some sort of disguise, and that while I relatively looked the part, it didn’t really hide the fact that in social situations like that, with people I don’t know - I’m still pretty awkward in general.
I’d never been to anything like that before, so I was really curious as to what it would be like. I saw some of the other presenters from small shows like mine working the room, trying to meet people, put themselves out there… but I’m just not very good at that. I find it a bit pretentious and I’m not the sort of person who can just strike up a conversation for the sake of making myself known to someone who is more prominent in the industry. I know it’s part of the job - guess it’s just something I have to learn… but it just feels a bit false to me. At least, when I try to do it, anyway.
So… I did a few circuits of the after party, snuck a snap with Hamish Blake (although I didn’t really talk to him because the poor guy was getting mobbed), and generally whined silently about my sore feet in the ridiculously high heels I was wearing and the pretty strapless dress which I felt a bit self-conscious in. Visions of my giant, white hotel bed and the PS3 I’d brought with me were starting to creep into my head.
Now, I’m a party girl at the best of times - when I’m in a familiar setting, with my friends, good music and a pair of tights and a comfortable, loose-fitting top. But this situation was completely foreign and I was a little shy. And I was wearing a dress and I pretty much avoid dresses like the plague, usually. :/
I had a wonderful time, all up. I really did meet some lovely people - even if they had no idea who I was… But I wasn’t exactly partying til the break of dawn. When I crept back to my hotel around 2am, I curled up with a couple of games and I was more than content.