Backstage Rider agreements for the Stars

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Max, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Thanks, Max! Very interesting stuff...

    Talk about living the life! I was happy with free beer (any brand of beer) and a complimentary pizza!
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    hey i know! let's play "Do YOUR rider!"

    mine would include (I have simple demands):

    2 bottles of water
    2 gallons of milk
    a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper
    6 assorted Gatorade drinks

    A fruit bowl: bananas, apples, tangerines, grapes.

    1 tray full of sandwiches
    1 tray of burritos
    1 bowl of refried beans
    2 packs of tortillas
    500g of cheese
    1 bowl of salad
    a microwave oven
    a mini fridge

    1 small bowl of m&ms
    4 packs of Icebreaker bubblegum
    2 tins of Penguin Caffeinated Cinnamons

    2 cases of Corona
    2 cases of imported beer
    1 bottle of Mexican Tequila
    1 bottle of Vodka


    isn't it nice to just dream about it :)
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Considering that we usually get nuthin', I'd be happy with this:

    Budweiser instead of real beer
    Tic Tacs instead of real drugs
    A Vac-U-Jac instead of real groupies

  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i think it's interesting to note that a lot of the artists put the weird requirements in the riders to make sure that they were actually being read and followed. i know that was the story about van halen and the "brown m&m's". they also used it to make sure that the venue could actually handle them - any venue that didn't have enough employees to handle the rider requests was probably not big enough to handle the act. back in the day tours actually got cancelled because of that.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Collective Soul played my campus and pulled the same thing with green M&Ms.

    On a different note, I think I safely say that's one of the only times I've ever used the "&" on my keyboard this year. I never realized what a rarely used symbol that was.
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    me too
  8. Oooh! My riders:

    a 12 pack of cold coca-cola

    A giant cream sponge with raspberry jelly on top.

    J-Lo in a bikini.

    Thank you and good night.
  9. Hot moist towels and warm dry ones the second off the stage. One of life's intense small pleasures is a hot moist towel on the face followed by a nice dry one. Mmmmm.
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    private dressing room must be at least 15'x15'
    6 Litres of bottled spring water (NOT Evian)
    Assorted fruit bowl
    Green tea (Tazo)
    Yoga mat

    Clean white towels

    (as long as we're dreaming here....)
  11. You think the hospitality riders are crazy, you should see some of the technical riders! I've actually worked with a good number of the artists listed and there can difinitely be a lot of hassles if the demands aren't met.... Most of the time they drink the booze and leave most of the food and non-alcoholic drinks. What usually happens at our arena, is that when the band clears out any remaining rider is given to the local/production crew. I'm usually crew chief so I get first pick!:D
  12. WildBill


    Jul 7, 2002
    Ok heres mine.

    1 six pack of red bull

    Assorted soft drinks

    1 buffet tabel full of Mexican food

    Jlo in a bikini with a bottle of body lotion (a step up)

    Coffee (anything strong)

    1 box of Pep-up pills (truck drivers brand)

    A fooz ball table

    10 bottles of Spring water on stage and 10 off stage

    4 Go-karts (1 for each band member)

    and one rather large case of fireworks
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    My Rider-

    One leather couch, prefferably with a seat span of about 7 feet. Bassically a comfy couch to snooze on.

    Assorted Sodas (Pretty much anything really)

    One Food Runner to get some food if the band is hungry.
  14. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    We're usually pretty easy to deal with. The only odd thing we require is that our blow up dolls be inflated with imported air.
    Other items:
    Deli tray with assorted meats and cheese. (no pork)
    Bottled water
    Whiskey for afterwards. (Canadian - sue me, I like what I like! :p )
    If we show up around dinnertime, we usually ask for things from Boston Market if possible.
    Tea with honey and lemons
    Honey/lemon flavored Halls cough drops.
    Fruit and some sort of cakes and/or cookies.
    No stagehands are to mess with my basses. I like to set up and take my basses away myself. I've seen too many accidents happen with instruments.
    A shaven yak.
  15. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    We once got a case of Bush beer instead of the money I was owed. I took it as an insult added to injury.

    I would like:

    LOTS of water.
    Bottle of 100% agaves tequila.
    12 pack of whatever micro/craft brew is in the area.
    A dentist on call and waiting at all times.
    A large cheese pizza with onions, jalapeno peppers, and olives.
    A couple of friendly dogs and cats.
    An Ethernet jack hooked to, at minimum, a cable modem.
    Some type of sugarless tooth whitening gum.
    Lot's of clean black towels.
    A set of vise grips.
  16. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Busch. ;) Head for the mountains, buddy!

    Cameron(ius)'s Rider:

    1 can Coke Classic
    1 can Sprite or 7-Up
    12 bottles of Killian's Irish Red beer
    1 pack Wrigley's wintergreen gum
    1 pack Wrigley's spearmint gum
    3 baked chicken breasts, with marinara sauce and grated mozzarella cheese
    2 large baked potatoes
    2 servings steamed broccoli
    2 servings steamed baby carrots
    Small container low-fat cottage cheese
    Small container low-fat sour cream
    3 bunch of bananas (no greens or browns, people!)
    1 large Pizza Hut pizza (Hand-tossed crust, with bacon, hamburger, onions and extra sauce)
    3 Met Rx protein bars (assorted flavors -- no peanut butter!)
    3 Gatorade Energy bars (assorted flavors)
    Assortment of knives, forks and spoons (no plastic ****)
    Assortment of plastic cups and paper plates (trash bins must be emptied at least every hour)
    3 16 oz. bottles of Gatorade (1 purple, 1 blue, 1 clear)
    Hot and cold running water must also be supplied and be suitable for drinking


    1 leather reclining chair, with vibrating massage
    Assortment of 6 adult movies (lots of amateur and "gonzo" stuff)
    2 rolls of paper towels
    Large container of pre-moistened baby wipes
    1 VCR
    1 large screen TV (at least 42")
    2 cans of Silly String

    EDIT: This would be my list. If a band is involved, quadruple everything.
  17. Hey, this is kinda fun. Here's mine:

    -2 dozen Coca-Cola's in the bottle in a washtub with ice.
    -A sixpack of San Miguel Dark beer in same washtub
    -A litre of Rebel Yell bourbon
    -2 dozen steamed blue crabs
    -5 racks of smoked BBQ babyback ribs
    -12 ears of roasted corn
    -12 packages of Reece cups warmed to exactly 85º
    -12 new white hand towels soaked in above washtub
    -5 gallons of chilled spring water in an Igloo cooler
    -Home entertainment system capable of AM reception
    -1 bottle of hand sanitizer
    -Dressing room lighting with dimmers
    -Air conditioning at 68º
    -1 package of new white cotton T-shirts - XXX large