What we learnt at MTV’s Summer Party ..
We popped out to the MTV summer party the other night and had a pretty interesting time. It all started with a Red Carpet entry into town hall. We were put in a little press pen with two girls from a Sydney Celebrity blog and a host of grizzled looking photographers, all looking like they were in definite need of the bar. Now, as I said before this was a red carpet event, so I was waiting for celebrities to come by so I could interview them. Although to be honest, at that point I was more interested in the midgets MTV had put in bathing suits and stuck right out the front of town hall. I could think of plenty of questions that needed answering.
We had already been there for forty minutes with the wind blowing me in every direction. Then the first guest came up the red carpet. It was the two host V-Jay’s (that’s actually what they are called) from MTV. I asked them a couple of questions, Kate, the tall female one told me she had gone to Africa for three months, touring around on a motorcycle and snapping pics with little African kiddies. Oddly enough, she told me that “most Africans can’t ride motorcycles”. That was a fact that I actually hadn’t heard before. The shorter male host told me how he was an actor for a long time and was in a children’s show, for that reason, his piercings, which were steel nails, were actually magnets. All in all, they were very pleasant people; I wished them luck for the show and immediately went onto the next set of guests who were already getting their photos furiously snapped up by the photographers who had gone from relaxed to rugby scrum in under 5 seconds. A set of big brother contestants came up the carpet, Mikkala and Tim (who actually won). I spoke to them both, they were both everything you would imagine them to be. The pair of them had scored subsequent radio contracts since their leaving the house and were looking forward to extending their fifteen minutes. After a brief stunt from a Justin Bieber lookalike, the guest of honour came down the carpet. 360. I am a bit ashamed to admit that I didn’t know who he was but have since been informed that he was previously an ice addict but had now reformed and was now a rapper. I asked him how he liked to party these days and he told me, not unkindly, that it was with green tea and tuna. Unless that is rapper slang for something I’ve never heard of, I’m guessing it is part of his reformed bad-boy thing. He played a good show, so whatever it was, it’s working.
The night proved to be interesting, and the inside was great. The guests were entertaining themselves and us. The alcohol was flowing pretty rapidly at any-rate, which meant that we had to leave earlier than we expected.
By Sean Bruce
Photography by Nathan Harmond