I want you to conjure up all the images you have of what being a celebrity on the red carpet is like: being pampered with hair and makeup, wearing a glamorous gown and being fawned over by photographers and journalists looking for the perfect photo and story.
Got that image? Great.
Now erase it from your mind.
Because as I learned when I followed a group of famous Aussie musicians down the ARIA Awards red carpet, being a celebrity is nowhere near as glamorous as you think.
I'm about to burst your glamour bubble, big time. (Sorry.)
My day starts at 10am, when I meet 2/3 of Aussie band Sheppard - who you may remember from such hits as Let Me Down Easy and Geronimo - at their hotel room while they are getting ready for Australian music's night of nights.
Sisters Amy and Emma have been sitting in the hair and makeup chair since 8am, and when I arrive, they're still very much at it.
I notice that one person is missing from the room: their brother George, the band's lead vocalist.
"Oh, he's probably asleep right now. He usually just rolls out of bed 10 minutes before we have to leave for a quick hair fix, then that's it," Emma laughs.
The next hour feels like getting ready for a night out with friends: the girls show me the dresses they plan to wear hanging in their cupboard, and my hopes of slotting into the group as their "new triangle soloist" are dashed when I realise I'm not wearing nearly enough sparkles. Oops.
As Amy finishes in the makeup chair, Emma tries on various belts and clutches with her dress to figure out what will look best.
This year is a little different for Sheppard: they're not nominated or performing at this year's ceremony, but they will be presenting the ARIA Award for the Best Group, the same award they picked up in 2014.
Amy confesses that this year, they have pulled together their outfits themselves; their busy schedule means preparation for the event was "all quite last minute".
"It's normally a huge process of choosing what we are wearing...it starts out fun but it can quickly become quite stressful. It's definitely not as fun as it looks," she says.
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