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TSG -- Artist's Requirements

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by dc sports, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. dc sports

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    I stumbled across a website called "The Smoking Gun" that has references to obscure or unusual documents. They recently featured copies of backstage riders, detailing the personal requirements of different music artists. Here's some of the more unusual requests -- check it out.

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/

    Christina Agulera: Police escort to avoid any delays due to traffic.

    Britney Spears: Dressing Room phone -- $5000 fine for any wrong number. Dressing room must have Pop Tarts, Captain Crunch, Fruit Loops, hot soup, tuna salid, Doritos, and Altoids.

    Shania Twain: Advance notice of any dogs on the site. Artist dinner: Vegitarian meal, to include one dozen cookies, one dozen muffins, and butter.

    The Wallflowers: Oxygen tank for artist.

    Mariah Carey: Tea Service for 8 -- Must use Poland Springs Water; 1 Box of Bendy Straws; 16 oz plastic bottles of Evian are the only acceptable bottles of water.

    Cher: One Wig Room. "Cher and her managers... are not accostomed to wearing their passes once they have arrived backstage. Please be aware of this and brief security as to their identity." (Elton John has this requirement also).

    Dixie Chicks: Since approximately 70 percent of their fans are female, they ask that some men's rooms be changed to prevent overcrowding.

    Prince: All items in dressing room must be covered by clear plastic wrap until uncovered by the artist.

    Foo Fighters: Four pairs of white tube socks. Four pairs of medium Boxer Shorts. Will not share dressing room with any other performer -- except Supergrass, Oasis, or Led Zeppelin. Venue employees are specifically prohibited from making out with girlfriends/boyfriends while on the clock.

    Creed: "Tofu is a bad idea." Require beef jerkey.

    Puff Daddy: "Before serving, all food and ice must be inspected for hair, package, paper, etc." Requires 1 gallon of milk, orange juice, and apple juice, as well a 2 cases of Tropicana Twisters, and 2 bottles of Hennesey Cognac.

    Busta Rymes: 6 bottles of Moet Champane, 1 24 piece bucket of KFC, and 1 box of condoms.

    Mobey: 10 pairs of crew socks and boxer shorts.

    Bush: No less than 10% of all security personnel should be female. Requires: 30 bottles of Ginseng for Massage Room. For dressing room: 2 cases of beer, 4 bottles of wine, 1 bottle each of Whiskey and Tequila.


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  2. mrpaige

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    Dixie Chicks: Since approximately 70 percent of their fans are female, they ask that some men's rooms be changed to prevent overcrowding.

    Actually, this doesn't seem like an unusual request, more like a practical one (I mean, I guess it's unusual in that it is a request that probably isn't made too often). It makes sense that if the show at the venue is going to draw about 70% women that perhaps some men's bathrooms would be temporarily converted to women's bathrooms for the show.

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    I love the fact that the Foo Fighters won't share their dressing room with anyone other than Led Zeppelin, Supergrass and Oasis! haha

    Shania must have a problem with dogs. Probably from living in trailer parks and eating sugar sandwiches... (BTM revelations)

    Prince and the plastic on the furniture.. that's funny!! Plastic Control!

    Moby and Foo Fighters must have a problem with socks and underwear!! haha

    Creed IS beef jerky!

    The Smoking Gun is a cool site, I've visited it before...they also have like police reports and stuff!

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    My favorite one is the box of condoms Busta Rhymes needs. Bring in the groupies!

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    and the chicken!!!

    SEX and CHICKEN baby...

    greasy!

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  6. dc sports

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    [The following message was a reply to Mr. Paige, and is in no way intended to support mixing birth control and greasy chicken.]

    It made a lot of sense -- and it was one of the better thought out documents. It was also interesting how silly the Foo Fighter's one was (for a legal document), and how many asked concert promoters to provide things like underwear and alcohol by the gallon. Two of the biggest names on the list -- Reba McEntire and LeAnn Rimes, had the least demands.

    Mr.Paige -- You should really check the site out. Being the detailed person you are, I think you'd like it. It's pretty interesting.


    [Rockhead -- I'll admit it. I pulled the Shania Twain thing out of context because it is funny. The paragraph was concerning the use of bomb sniffing dogs prior to the concert, and said that 'Since Shania Twain may be accompanied by her own security dog... Wouldn't you love to be able to demand a police escort to avoid traffic?]


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