David Spicer reports on the awards’ first outing in Sydney.
Having sat through umpteen award nights both professional and amateur, which are sometimes drawn out affairs, I was cautious about the prospects of sitting through another industry event.
But the Rob Guest Endowment concert has a different vibe. It is fun, punchy and filled with good will.
The audience comprises mainly members of the public, put in a good mood by folksy jokes from Bert Newton.
“Look at Rhonda Burchmore’s legs,” he quipped.