I got the pleasure of joining some fantastic bloggers in Park City to check out the Swagg Suite - the place where all the A-listers go to get their goodies at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City.
I felt like everywhere I turned there were celebrities, or at least people that looked very important or like they were being followed by US Weekly. Or like they were in a secret rapping gang. The ones I could actually recognize?
Jesse Williams (Hot Dr. Jackson Avery from Grey's Anatomy)
A classic moment was when Marie from MakeandTakes.com reached out and told him she loved his work. Thus forcing him to look at us.
Danny Glover - whom I thought was extremely endearing. And then someone told me how he was all down with Chavez in South America? Sounded sketchy. But you're Danny Glover. You can do whatever you want.
In the world of athletics we saw Rick Foxx and some NFL Player that was apparently cool. I'm not down with the NFL. Those games take too long to watch. Sorry.
There were some modelly looking people who were making some pretty intense faces when they were caught on camera. Which ultimately reminded me of this website. (Rated at least PG-13 for language and the volume of horrible faces).
The real celebrities? See below.
Cameraon Rafati (ok, he IS a real celebrity), Sarah Kimmel (Tech4Mommies.com), Sheila Dowd (Clever Girls Collective), Allison Czarnecki (PetitElefant.com), Marie Lebaraon (MakeandTakes.com), Cat Lincoln (Clever Girls Collective), and me.
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Do you see how good we look? Thanks to the quadruple filter photography provided by Patron (apparently a tequila company - but I want to know what came first . . . Patron or the Patronus in Harry Potter?). Now the guys at this photo booth got sick of us. Why? Well frankly it's because we liked how good we looked with these filters that we kept getting in line for pictures. I took at least 7. I asked if I could schedule my family pictures with them but apparently they don't do that sort of thing.
The skinny on the Swagg Suite?
A cool twist this year in that Swagg is matching dollar for dollar the amount of money gifted in goods to these A-listers to help fight cancer. The organization they are donating to is "Stand Up To Cancer" which hit home with me because as many of you know my sister passed away from cancer about 2 years ago, and it just so happens that I downloaded the Just Stand Up song and took it up to her at the hospital.
For now I can say that I've finally gone and experienced a little piece of the Sundance Film Festival for the first time (crazy considering I've lived in Utah my entire life).
P.S. Please excuse the low quality images. You'd think I would have at least thought to take my point and shoot eh? Nope. These are all phone pics. (aside from the Expector Patronus pics - those are just awesome).
I've got a $25 Gift Certificate to SWAGG GIFT to give away. You can use it with SWAGG partners like Steve Madden Shoes, 1-800-Flowers and more. Just leave a comment about your celebrity obsession and consider yourself entered to win!