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Entertaining concert riders

10/05/06 | by Adam | Categories: Silly

Link: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1004061iggypop1.html

The Smoking Gun, repository of bizarre documentation and mugshots, has a rather amusing concert rider from Iggy And The Stooges. I'd hate to have received it.

Concert riders are notorious for having idiosyncratic, if not downright bizarre, requirements. Some of them were a bit more subtle though. To let the Wikipedia explain:

The hard rock band Van Halen's now infamous contract rider called for, among other things, a bowl of M&M's backstage, but with provision that all the brown candies must be removed. In one rumored incident, someone had not removed the brown M&M's, and David Lee Roth trashed the dressing room. The M&M's provision was included in Van Halen's contracts not because the band disliked the candy, but because it served a practical purpose: if brown M&Ms were found backstage, then it was probable that other much more important technical aspects of the rider had also not been fulfilled properly.

Snopes also has a good take on this one.

 

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