The Independent Spirit Awards was one of the first kudocasts to treat guests to unusually well-appointed goodie bags. Much like Sundance, as the event has gotten bigger, so have the gifts. This year, swag specialists On 3 Productions again have put together a gigantic tote for guests, plus a backstage gift lounge for VIPs — where they’ll be handing out everything from surf lessons, leather jackets and pricey wrinkle cream.
|Vespa scooters, above, are available (on loan) in the VIP gift lounge back stage. Frye Boots, below, are among the other lounge gifts.|
|Bill Murray, above, escaped from last year’s show with a trophy and the coveted IFC bowling bag stuffed with swag.|
|More VIP freebies:
Prevage antioxidant cream, Lee Jeans jackets, below, and NetFlix lifetime memberships, right. Regular Spirits guests get the three-month NetFlix plans.