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triple j’s Ben and Liam fool media with brilliant ARIA red carpet hoax

Forget about Spotify’s fake artists, triple j’s Ben and Liam staged the ultimate red carpet stitch up at yesterday’s ARIA Awards.

Bringing along a car load of artist doppelgängers impersonating the likes of Meg MacTame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Peking Duk’s Adam Hyde, the entourage fooled their way through the media masses as they walked the red carpet.

Limo hangs on the way to the ARIA’s with Meg Mac, Kevin Parker and Adam from Peking Duk 😉

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They did a fine job too as reporters and photographers began to snap and chat with the “stars”. TV presenter James Tobin even fell victim, taking aside Kevin Parker and listening to his half-baked story about seeing Daryl Braithwaite perform in “a pub in the middle of nowhere”.

The operation was a lasting success, for the most part, before the imposter who was acting as Adam Hyde was uncovered by the real Adam Hyde himself.

In a completely unrelated endeavour, Ben & Liam made a call out in November seeking anyone who looked exactly like a famous Australian musician to come forward in a very hush-hush scheme coined Operation: Winterfell.

The callout says it all: “To get in is borderline impossible. Unless you blend in. Unless you’re one of those special people who don’t even need a ticket, because your face is the ticket.”

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Reggie
30 Nov 2017 - 10:21 am

Now this is what triple J should be focusing on. Entertainment. Not politics and the date of the Hottest 100.

Dan
30 Nov 2017 - 12:24 pm

funny as f**k

Sarah
30 Nov 2017 - 2:09 pm

Nicely played boys.

bobby
30 Nov 2017 - 9:41 pm

I am loving these guys… and Brooke Boney is a scream. Some awesome content arcs with the Cobb Life Festival and now this… take note commercial radio.

Spy
1 Dec 2017 - 9:31 am

Wouldn’t be too hard to fool the media. Just sayin !!

Nathan
1 Dec 2017 - 1:06 pm

They also made a funny reference to the “pre-recorded” Richard Wilkins voice over when they went out to present an award and it turned out it was Richard Wilkins live.

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