On television, the Logies’ red carpet looks stress-free and glamorous. The gowns, the smiles, the excited fans who welcome the celebrities as they calmly waltz in.
But… we have some stories about what really happens just beyond the camera’s glare.
Like the stressed-out PR people frantically running around corralling the stars like cattle.
Like the high heels tearing holes in other people’s dresses.
Like the star’s gown strap that snapped just before the show began…
Monique Bowley has seen it all. Listen to her red-carpet recap, here:
Like the shabby gravel taxi rank barely covered by the red carpet, and the spotlights illuminating the dark corners of Whiteman Street at night.
We see it all from the media pit, where photographers and reporters elbow one another for a spot at the front.
Yes, Mamamia were back this year with Stop Revive Survive, where we bring everything celebrities might need during the night to the red carpet. We’re armed with sewing kits, Hollywood Tape, breath mints and more.
And do we see some sights.
“Someone snapped their dress… right in front of me. We fixed the dress,” Mons tells Laura Brodnik in this week’s episode of The Binge.
Watch Mons in action on the red carpet:
One of the truly beautiful things you don’t see on TV? The sick children who attend the Logies red carpet dressed in their very best outfits.
“Kids in wheel chairs and kids with disabilities with their minders and carers there…. Some of the celebrities stop. I’ve gotta tell you this year, it was Carrie Bickmore that was there with them for such a long time taking photos, talking to them, crouching down with them, and then Sam the Wiggle spent a really long time with them as well. It is really, really nice,” says Mons.