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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 13
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2013-02-05 07:45:44 PM
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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 05:44:10 PM
2 votes:
Axl Rose may be a douche but GNP's rider was dom perignon, wonderbread, cigarettes and a box of porn. Call me old fashioned but that is rock' n roll
2013-02-05 05:10:36 PM
2 votes:

ukexpat: This rider stuff is all bullshiat. Why don't concert venues put their collective foot down and say "to hell with this you self-absorbed dipstick"?


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2013-02-05 02:35:58 PM
2 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: *BTW...all of those are actually in celebrity riders.


That's not the point. The point is that if the artist/manager walks into the green room and an obvious and aberrant clause of the rider hasn't been met, there have likely been corners cut elsewhere. It's a visible way to check for compliance.
2013-02-05 02:08:27 PM
2 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the deal with insane rider demands? Can't a friggin' musician put on a concert without a bowl of M&M's with all the brown ones removed, a dart board with Nicholas Cage's face on it, a framed photo of Princess Diana, a 40-foot trailer furnished all in white from top to bottom (flowers, tablecloths, drapery, couches, candles), or dancing girls in burkas?*


*BTW...all of those are actually in celebrity riders.


It's insurance that their serious requests are actually being read.
2013-02-06 03:44:54 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-05 07:56:02 PM
1 votes:

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 05:34:46 PM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the deal with insane rider demands? Can't a friggin' musician put on a concert without a bowl of M&M's with all the brown ones removed, a dart board with Nicholas Cage's face on it, a framed photo of Princess Diana, a 40-foot trailer furnished all in white from top to bottom (flowers, tablecloths, drapery, couches, candles), or dancing girls in burkas?*


*BTW...all of those are actually in celebrity riders.

It's insurance that their serious requests are actually being read.


Exactly...

Also, there is stuff that seems weird but makes sense(Not as weird as some of these), such as when George Lynch tours he has a stipulation in the rider that they provide him with one bag of 6 pair of white athletic socks. I asked his tour manger about this one, thinking it was either odd or highly wasteful, and he explained that it was in there because in a busy tour schedule, you always have someone who falls behind on laundry, and a fresh pair of socks can make all of the distance. As for the 'Brown M&M's', apparently that one was a joke just to see if people were paying attention, and then it became tradition.
2013-02-05 05:07:23 PM
1 votes:

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...


You're obviously not an artist.  One time I was doing a guest lecture at a very prestigious art school (no, you've never heard of it) and I made a few really very simple requests.  Some roasted cocoa beans, pink doves outside the lecture hall (not visible obviously, but still influencing the aura of the room) and no brown socks.  Our model was sick or dead or something, so we had to convince one of the students to disrobe.  After she finally calmed down and wiped the emotive waters from her eyes, we began.  Everything was fine, but I just couldn't make those last few brush strokes.  The image of her dismembered body laughed at me from the canvas, leg on the staircase like a clown hurling hate.  I could not finish.  Finally, I realized what was happening.  Need I tell you what color the TA's socks were?  Once he was fired, the last strokes flowed from me like milk from a bursting udder.

Unless you know the mind of an artist, you can't imagine how these things matter.
2013-02-05 04:39:25 PM
1 votes:
In other news, rider writer has speling (sic) issueses (sic).
2013-02-05 04:02:08 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-05 03:39:29 PM
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: TwistedIvory: It's a visible way to check for compliance.

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...


I've never seen a manequine with pubes for one, why take out the brown M&Ms?  Just buy online all one color and call it a day.
2013-02-05 03:04:25 PM
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TwistedIvory: It's a visible way to check for compliance.


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...
 
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