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(Short List)   Photographs of what musicians request on tour, including Britney's admirably insane demand for a picture of Princess Diana   (shortlist.com) divider line 29
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2013-05-06 08:49:19 AM
obligatory:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/iggy-and-stooges-0

long read, but pretty funny stuff
 
2013-05-06 09:03:09 AM
I don't know which ones are picky eaters and which are equivalent to Van Halen's "no brown M&M's" clause. The real reason they had that provision was to test how carefully the venue matched the requirements. If a venue couldn't supply the no brown M&Ms who knows what else they screwed up.

Although I could go for the Frank Sinatra craft services table.
 
2013-05-06 09:04:58 AM
Luxury riders are used by artists to ensure that the complex technical contracts they are sending to different venues all over the country are being read and adhered to. If David Lee Roth showed up and there were brown M&ms then he knew that his electrical engineers and pyro technicians needed to go over the place thoroughly.
 
2013-05-06 09:07:09 AM
No one requires a football helmet full of cottage cheese?
 
2013-05-06 09:10:21 AM
cdn.shortlist.com

I'm hoping that just a nice foamy head on that Guinness.
 
2013-05-06 09:11:26 AM
I worked backstage catering in Dallas for about 3 years. One of the strangest requests was from Janet Jackson: she wanted a brand new toilet seat. Further, she wanted to see it come out of the packaging and the installation to make sure it had never been used.

salvador.hardin is correct. However, some (as noted above) are just plain farking retarded.
 
2013-05-06 09:19:56 AM
from a story in the Chicago Tribune:

Rock -n- roll legend Chuck Berry is notorious his rider that requires the promoter to furnish

Two (2) UNALTERED Fender Dual Showman Reverb amplifier sets.

The item goes on to describe exact dimensions and specifications, adding that

this equipment may require prompt and repetitive effort to obtain in some cities.

The rider further states that the promoter will pay a $2,000 penalty if the

specified facilities and equipment

are not provided. After reading that, Douglas quickly discovered that Berry`s Fender was a rare piece of gear.

I called Fender and they said, "Oh, you must be doing a Chuck Berry date," he says with a laugh. Douglas says he ended up paying Berry the penalty ($1,000 at the time), in cash, moments before the artist took the stage.

Most industry people view the Fender provision as nothing more than a ploy by Berry to squeeze last-minute money out of promoters.
 
2013-05-06 09:38:08 AM
Britney also requires a six of Fanta Orange and a hardening agent, preferably a bucket of ice.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-06 10:04:25 AM
I've worked with a number of promoters who cross all the crazy shiat out, initial it, and send the contracts back. Shows go on, and it's never a big deal. No one actually cares about all the weird requirements as long as you are a reputable promoter/venue.
 
2013-05-06 10:32:25 AM

amindtat: [cdn.shortlist.com image 560x851]

I'm hoping that just a nice foamy head on that Guinness.


I nearly lost my shiat when I saw that photo.
 
2013-05-06 10:41:53 AM
yeah it's spears who's crazy, not the people who listen to her music
 
2013-05-06 10:46:15 AM

mainstreet62: amindtat: [cdn.shortlist.com image 560x851]

I'm hoping that just a nice foamy head on that Guinness.

I nearly lost my shiat when I saw that photo.


I was all, "Oh, look, the foam spilled ov-is...is that a farking condom?!?"
 
2013-05-06 10:54:46 AM
Bea Arthur? ...outstanding!
 
2013-05-06 10:57:05 AM
Most of those aren't even that strange.  Beyonce's preference for Pepsi products is almost certainly a contract provision for her promotional work.  She probably stands to lose a lot of money if someone gets a picture of her drinking a Coke backstage.
 
2013-05-06 10:57:13 AM

Wellon Dowd: Britney also requires a six of Fanta Orange and a hardening agent, preferably a bucket of ice.

[i.imgur.com image 317x600]


I would like to offer my Personal Warming Services to Ms. Spears, as she seems to be a might cold.
 
2013-05-06 11:05:34 AM

WhiskeySticks: Bea Arthur? ...outstanding!


cdn2.planetminecraft.com
 
2013-05-06 11:05:58 AM

Wellon Dowd: Britney also requires a six of Fanta Orange and a hardening agent, preferably a bucket of ice.

[i.imgur.com image 317x600]


The problem with Britney is that while some pictures do promote the desire to motorboat her, she gives off a "vibe" that you'd probably end up with the taste of old soggy cigarettes and sweat if you were to do it.
 
2013-05-06 11:09:40 AM

imfallen_angel: Wellon Dowd: Britney also requires a six of Fanta Orange and a hardening agent, preferably a bucket of ice.

[i.imgur.com image 317x600]

The problem with Britney is that while some pictures do promote the desire to motorboat her, she gives off a "vibe" that you'd probably end up with the taste of old soggy cigarettes and sweat if you were to do it.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-05-06 11:14:07 AM
I imagine the entire backstage area smelling like a trout hatchery after Britney removes her concert spandex.
 
2013-05-06 11:19:31 AM

Knob_Gobbler: I imagine the entire backstage area smelling like a trout hatchery after Britney removes her concert spandex.


Wrong. Britney is inspected for freshness twice daily.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-06 11:26:17 AM

Knob_Gobbler: I imagine the entire backstage area smelling like a trout hatchery after Britney removes her concert spandex.


I hear she screams, and shouts, and let it all out.
 
2013-05-06 11:39:18 AM
I was gonna make fun of Mirah for requesting champange and bendy straws but I guess she didnt want to mess up her lipstick before the show.

a guy I used to work with his wife did all types of promotional things with celebrities. One time he brought in a bottle of real expensive booze that Nick Cage requested and drank less than a quarter of. Tasted good but not like $200 good
 
2013-05-06 12:15:14 PM
Marilyn Manson: Gummi bears

Clearly a demanding person
 
2013-05-06 12:21:53 PM
DNRTFA yet but these weird demands started just as a way for artists arriving only shortly before a gig to know if the rider had been read. In other words, if you see all the green m&ms have been removed, you can probably relax that the stage requirements are set, too.
 
2013-05-06 12:57:49 PM
Will she settle for a Diana clock instead?

i1.cpcache.com
 
2013-05-06 01:04:19 PM
MC Hammer

Listerine, food stamps and the classifieds.
 
2013-05-06 01:15:47 PM

Johnson: from a story in the Chicago Tribune:

Rock -n- roll legend Chuck Berry is notorious his rider that requires the promoter to furnish

Two (2) UNALTERED Fender Dual Showman Reverb amplifier sets.

The item goes on to describe exact dimensions and specifications, adding that

this equipment may require prompt and repetitive effort to obtain in some cities.

The rider further states that the promoter will pay a $2,000 penalty if the

specified facilities and equipment

are not provided. After reading that, Douglas quickly discovered that Berry`s Fender was a rare piece of gear.

I called Fender and they said, "Oh, you must be doing a Chuck Berry date," he says with a laugh. Douglas says he ended up paying Berry the penalty ($1,000 at the time), in cash, moments before the artist took the stage.

Most industry people view the Fender provision as nothing more than a ploy by Berry to squeeze last-minute money out of promoters.


For some reason, the the thought of Chuck Berry walking onto a stage 15 minutes before show time with a tape measure to check the EXACT dimensions of an amp makes me smile.
 
2013-05-07 12:13:33 AM
All Green distributes the roses to the swooning female audience members.

I know because I tried to fight for one but was seriously outmatched.

I'll spare you my camera phone pics of literally being at his feet at the Morongo Casino in Cabazon last July just trust me it was a religious experience.
 
2013-05-07 11:18:26 AM
When I become famous, my concert rider will include: 1 large tub of peanut butter (Jif creamy) containing a naked stripper whose stage name is drawn from Greek mythology.

If they screw up and her stage name comes from Roman mythology, I'll know to double-check the midget's flying harness.
 
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