ARIA Awards 2018: What The Show Looked Like 10 Years Ago

The more things change the more they stay the same. Also, VESTS.

Remember 2008? In our staff meeting this morning we couldn't even remember how many years ago it was because we're what some people might call "a dumb idiot".

So cast your mind back a full 35 years or whatever as we take a look back at 2008's ARIA Awards.

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It was a big fashion year for vests, statement necklaces, bold sunnies and gorgeous unironic fedoras, as witnessed by The Potbelleez and the judges of So You Think You Can Dance on the red carpet.

The Potbelleez on the red carpet at the 2008 ARIA Awards Image: Gaye Gerard/Getty Images.
Jason Coleman, Bonnie Lythgoe and Matt Lee of 'So You Think You Can Dance'. Image: Don Arnold/WireImage.

The Veronicas were also there because -- obviously, they're musical royalty. They were nominated for four awards that year though unfortunately, they went home empty handed.

Lisa Origliasso and Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas. Image: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

A lot of that had to do with one person: Gabriella Cilmi.

Yep, 2008 was a massive year for her, with the launch of her debut album Lessons to be Learned, Cilmi also broke onto the scene with the huge hit "Sweet About Me" which is now going to be stuck in your head all day.

The big winner of the night, Gabriella Cilmi. Image: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Cilmi ended up taking home a whopping five award including Best Pop Release, Breakthrough Artist - Album, Highest Selling Single, Single / Song of the Year and Best Female Artist. There's something sweet about that.

Another big winner in 2008 was The Presets who won four awards including Best Group and Album of the Year for apocalypso.

Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes of The Presets with their awards for Best Cover Art, Best Video, Best Dance Release, Album of The Year, Best Group and Producer Of The Year. Image: Don Arnold/WireImage.

Also, as if some kind of future foreshadowing, Holly Throsby showed up in an adorable rain-themed dress which would be perfect for 2018, which is potentially going to be one very wet show.

Holly Throsby arrives at the 2008 ARIA Awards at Acer Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. Image: by Don Arnold/WireImage.

Also, the more things change the more they stay the same -- P!nk was obviously in town during the 2008 ARIAs, in fact, it would have been more surprising to learn she WASN'T in Australia at the time. Has she been given honorary citizenship yet?

P!nk (Alecia Moore) doing her best robot impression on the red carpet. Image: PhotoNews International Inc./FilmMagic.

Speaking of how things stay the same, back in '08 Casey Chambers -- along with Shane Nicholson -- won Best Country Album for Rattlin' Bones. Chambers is nominated again in 2018 for the same award for her album Campfire.

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson with their award. Image: Bob King/Redferns.

Another artist to be nominated again is Gurrumul, whose posthumous release and fourth studio album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), has been nominated for seven awards including Apple Music Album of the Year, Best Male Artist and Best Independent Release.

In 2008 he won the Best Independent Release as well as Best World Music Album for his self-titled album.

But wait, there's more, here's what Ruby Rose looked like in 2008.

Before she became Batwoman, Ruby Rose was battling the ARIAs red carpet. Image: Don Arnold/WireImage.

Back then Ruby Rose was known as an "MTV VJ" and not "the star of that movie The Meg where she battles a huge prehistoric shark". But really, is there anything more like a prehistoric shark than an award show's red carpet?

Also a flashback to Video Hits, longtime host Faustina Agolley was joined by her co-host at the time Nathan Sapsford.

Video Hits hosts Nathan Sapsford and Faustina Agolley. Image: Don Arnold/WireImage.

But really, there is nothing more 2008 than queen Jess Mauboy taking a selfie with fans on this prehistoric phone. MySpace was probably HUMMING with excitement when that pic got posted.

Jessica Mauboy taking a pic with fans with some ancient device. Image: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Check out the ARIA Awards this Wednesday, and make sure to check out 10 daily for all our coverage.

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