I don't know who won the Grammys, and I don't really care. What interests me is what people had in their swag bags. Luckily, as a reporter I was invited to cover the Official Backstage Talent Gift Lounge, where I was chaperoned like a 13-year-old at a Bar Mitzvah.
Tanja M. Laden
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It works like this: There are the gift bags, and the gift lounge. The gift bag is on a guest's seat before the awards ceremony and requires no schmoozing. The gift lounge, meanwhile, is where folks physically hand out gifts to famous people, in hopes of gaining their products exposure. Deluxe swag included...More »