The Independent Spirit Awards, aka the Soaring Bird Of Film-Truth Jamboree, is the art school alterna-prom to the Oscars' glitter-themed senior prom. In fact, just one 4-inch section of The Oscars' sparkling crystal curtain of Hollywood's diamond tears would pay for all of the faux-brick wallpaper that constitutes the set for The Independent Spirit Awards. It's just a little, casual, indie awards show cobbled together to celebrate independent film (which can mean about anything), as well as  Stella Artois, Piaget, Jameson, Mariah Carey and any other company that sponsored a tent outside the awards show venue. So how did the 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards attendees bring tha indie this year? Below you'll find a quick photographic rundown.

John Waters had the honor of wearing the Amazing Independent Film DreamBlazer this year, which was awesome:

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John Waters should go to every award show, and every award show should be in Smell-O-Vision.

The Independent Spirit Awards was sooo indie. (How indie was it ?) It was so indie Dave Grohl yell-presented from a makeshift Stella Artois/Jameson bar in the corner!

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Mariah Carey and Andy Garcia promoted their new IFC series Mariah n' Andy Garcia Take Miami:

It's described as a gritty, indie reality take on I Love Lucy.

Adrian Brody was there with his strangling gloves on.

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Nothing says "indie" like that "Did I just murder someone, or am I researching the role of OJ Simpson in a colorblind adaptation of Juiced?" look.

Still, the indiest presence of all was David Spade. Naturally.

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He even wore Mickey Rourke's hair just for the occasion.

The runner-up for indiest presence was Ben Stiller, who betrayed a charming lack of knowledge about how people are getting their porn these days:

Considering Ben Stiller's tedious Avatar bit at the Oscars last night, and his funny indie-roasting above, I think it's fair to say that indie Stiller is the better Stiller.

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