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(Newser)   Gaga's diva demands may be the weirdest ever. Example: a mannequin with 'pink public hair'   (newser.com) divider line 78
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2013-02-05 06:58:28 PM
If I was writing those I'd put weirder and weirder stuff in there just to see if they'd do it.

"Jennifer Anniston for after concert date."
 
2013-02-05 07:00:33 PM
Who knew she had a cholesterol problem?
 
2013-02-05 07:06:41 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-05 07:26:01 PM
Does this mean she wears a rug?
 
2013-02-05 07:37:32 PM
I read through the whole list.  That is a lot of the stuff I keep in my house, except for the mannequin.  Maybe she uses it to see if her clothes will make her pubes show?
 
2013-02-05 07:45:44 PM

Flab: SlothB77: Is it possible that Lady Gaga thinks public hair = pubic hair?  Or just a typo in the article?

Since the article wrote (sic) next to a few of those typos, I would assume it's in the contract.

Sin_City_Superhero: It's a stupid way to check for compliance. Instead of attempting to meet your actual needs, now they're wasting time painting manequine pubes pink, or picking brown M&M's out of a bowl. It seems like that time could be better spent shoring up security, or something...


In most places, the guy picking out the brown M&Ms will not be same guy making sure there are 10 240v power strips on stage because the band is from Europe, or that they didn't travel with their own grand piano and expect the venue to provide one.


No, but it's the same project management and quality team in charge of the farkmonkey picking the brown M&Ms out and the electricians and pyrotechnics people who are putting lethal hazards around the performers.

If the project management team can't successfully manage to get someone to put a mannequin with pink fuzzy pubes into Gaga's trailer, they probably can't ensure that the electricians and pyrotechnics (HIGH VOLTAGE and EXPLOSIONS that is mere feet away from the performers) are doing their job correctly, talking to each other correctly, and even being assigned the right work.

It's like requiring that in a request for proposals, you place one copy in a red envelope and one copy in a green envelope.  If you can't manage to get that right, you probably thoughtlessly boilerplated your whole response and they can safely chuck it into the bin.

Only in the case of a concert hall performer, it's an indication that they need to send their people around to inspect every goddamn square inch of wiring, explosives and stage because they have to play that night, and they want to survive the process and maybe even entertain their fans.
 
2013-02-05 07:49:46 PM
1. 3 cases worth of a popular local beer and a fifth of Jack
2. A local dish and a second of chicken and/or pasta
3. A live sasquatch
 
2013-02-05 07:56:02 PM

johnnyq: Gosling: *Adele requires in her three-page 2011 rider that concertgoers be asked for a $20 charitable contribution to Sands. If you got comped a ticket, you're expected to donate. Also, boy do they like to get drunk on that bus, although "North American beer is NOT acceptable."

She says NA beer is NOT acceptable, but she gives Stella as an example of a top quality European beer.

/Not that Stella's awful, but still...


She'll take our north american $ but looks down her nose at our beer? Most of which is better than wife-beater. Go be fat somewhere else Adele.
 
2013-02-05 07:56:21 PM
A live Anne Margaret look alike covered in pork and beans.

Four whole fried chickens

White toast.

A pepsi.
 
2013-02-05 08:00:48 PM
Ok I will play the rider game.  This is one of those things that is always fun.

1 water boiler
3 gallons spring water - I bring my own tea
100 packets splenda
1 bag ice
4 pyrex 1 quart measuring pitchers
1 bag solo cups
1 24 oz can macadamia nuts
1/2 gal salsa
2 bags tortilla chips
1 .5 liter Sailor Jerry spiced rum
 
2013-02-05 08:14:54 PM

highendmighty: Who knew she had a cholesterol problem?


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-02-05 08:20:58 PM
Too bad about her cholesterol problem.  I wasn't aware that statins came in silver.
 
2013-02-05 10:13:29 PM

H31N0US: johnnyq: Gosling: *Adele requires in her three-page 2011 rider that concertgoers be asked for a $20 charitable contribution to Sands. If you got comped a ticket, you're expected to donate. Also, boy do they like to get drunk on that bus, although "North American beer is NOT acceptable."

She says NA beer is NOT acceptable, but she gives Stella as an example of a top quality European beer.

/Not that Stella's awful, but still...

She'll take our north american $ but looks down her nose at our beer? Most of which is better than wife-beater. Go be fat somewhere else Adele.


You know damn well that 99% of the population 'north american beer' is piss in a can. Pabst, Bud (any), Coors (any Milcoor-whatever). They're not going to go 'Eureka! I should go forth and get her a local microbrew!' they're going to go 'Ok, Specs had this knockoff Coors for sale for .30$ a 20 pack, and even the winos won't buy it. It's good enough to cover the rider.'
 
2013-02-05 10:23:40 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: i wanna have sex with a Real Doll w/pink pubic hair


I was going to do a GIS to see if I could find something for you, but thought better of it.
 
2013-02-05 10:35:38 PM
"Cooked" for a lot of stars.
One of the most interesting was one who ordered our hotel to deliver a bunch of prepped veggies.
Buckets of peeled onions, carrots, and spuds, and celery.
She cooked for her entire crew to relax while on tour. She was a beautiful lady.

Not like Phil Collins, who gave me as hard a time as I gave him when we met.
We did kiss and make up during the concert.

And there was this on time I was invited onstage with Ian Anderson, but, alas, I had a date as would not abandon a date, even for that.
 
2013-02-05 10:39:25 PM
First thing I thought of...

www.hollywoodoutbreak.com
 
2013-02-05 11:18:27 PM
If I was a minor celeb I would either have a rider that would read like the ingredient list for Breaking Bad blue meth or just a copy of the Airheads ransom requests.
 
2013-02-05 11:54:24 PM
I'd probably do the same thing because

A) It means that someone actually paid attention and read the whole riderB) I'd get a good laugh seeing what silly crap I can get them to fetch for me.C) I'd bring themannequin on-stage, then either give it to a fan or sign it and auction it for charity.
 
2013-02-06 12:24:20 AM

Derwood: Timmy the Tumor: Doesn't the performer have to pay for all the stupid sh*t in the rider?

No, but he rider IS negotiable. I found this out when I was working for a new venue. One of our first concerts was Sean Lennon, and when he came into the dressing room, he said "wow, they got us EVERYTHING!"

At that point we quickly realized that the rider was a wish list, and a quick call to the tour manager let you know what were the must-haves and what were optional


That's right, it is a wish list. You cross off the things you aren't going to provide before you sign it and send it back. This lets them know that a) you DID actually read the whole thing and b) they can expect the rest of the requests to be honored.
 
2013-02-06 12:58:58 AM
"We've been on flight for past 9 hours. Add: Jameson"
 
2013-02-06 01:29:45 AM
I can't decide what's more shocking:

1. Lady GaGa has garish and cheap fashion sense,
2. She spells like a tard, or
3. The list completely leaves out drugs and rentboys.
 
2013-02-06 01:31:41 AM
From the notorious Van Halen rider that started the madness...

i.imgur.com

/I'm so old I remember when Lady GaGa was called Cher
 
2013-02-06 03:03:36 AM

Flab: SlothB77: Is it possible that Lady Gaga thinks public hair = pubic hair?  Or just a typo in the article?

Since the article wrote (sic) next to a few of those typos, I would assume it's in the contract.

Sin_City_Superhero: It's a stupid way to check for compliance. Instead of attempting to meet your actual needs, now they're wasting time painting manequine pubes pink, or picking brown M&M's out of a bowl. It seems like that time could be better spent shoring up security, or something...


In most places, the guy picking out the brown M&Ms will not be same guy making sure there are 10 240v power strips on stage because the band is from Europe, or that they didn't travel with their own grand piano and expect the venue to provide one.


No, but the guy managing them is probably the same guy. Trust me, I know...

/stupid M&M pickers... if they had all one neck, etc, etc.
 
2013-02-06 03:44:54 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: A live Anne Margaret look alike covered in pork and beans.

Four whole fried chickens

White toast.

A pepsi.


Might want to go with a Coke instead.  After all, it is 106 miles to Chicago.
 
2013-02-06 12:27:48 PM
One (1) bottle chloroform
Twelve (12) rags, at least 9"x9", clean preferred
Two (2) large rolls Gorilla Tape
Twenty-eight (28) long zip ties
One (1) large pit, approx. 12' deep, 10' in diameter, smooth concrete or metal sides
One (1) extra-large bottle of body lotion
One (1) long hose, connected to spigot
Twelve (12) attractive female groupies with daddy issues
 
2013-02-06 03:33:27 PM

Bored Horde: Only in the case of a concert hall performer, it's an indication that they need to send their people around to inspect every goddamn square inch of wiring, explosives and stage because they have to play that night, and they want to survive the process and maybe even entertain their fans.


I'm In Montreal.  I know all about pyrotechnics blowing up in musicians face (and arms, in the case of James Hetfield)
 
2013-02-06 03:57:26 PM

dmars: pute kisses like a man: my rider would be:

1) (a) get a good bourbon. lots of it.  (b) if it's not good enough, i'm drinking the whole bottle and getting ridiculously drunk and it's all going to be an hilarious disaster.

2) what town am I in?  are you people known for any good food?  find the absolute best of your best food and bring it to me.  if you are the midwest, just don't give me any of your food, fly some food in, or find someone from new orleans.  better yet, contact my mom, cook whatever she thinks I should eat according to her recipe.  if the food sucks, see # 1 part B.

3) oh yeah, and set up the sound stuff correctly or see # 1 part B.

And what are you constituting as Midwestern food?


anything that calls itself a casserole and/or has campbell's soup as a primary ingredient.
 
2013-02-06 10:12:13 PM
My rider would read:

1. one young goat
2. KY jelly

That is all.
 
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