Backstage Demands of Rock Stars
Teen pop princess Britney Spears demands the popular cereal Cap’n Crunch to be shipped in backstage during all of her concert, reported Fox news online.
But that’s not all. She also asks for a few other things: An unrestricted, unlisted outgoing phone line, WOW! and Cool Ranch Doritos, juice, Froot Loops and Pop Tarts.
Spears' requests aren't unusual. Artists can apparently be quite temperamental when it comes to the their touring contracts, according to the Web site TheSmokingGun.com.
The alternative band, The Wallflowers demand vegan products including lots of fruits and vegetables, organic goodies such as Nature’s Path corn flakes, salsa with ‘NO PRESERVATIVES’ and (surprisingly) two packs of Marlboro lights and 2 of Winston Lights!
The ‘other’ teen pop girl, Christina Aguilera requires a police escort and "ZERO pounds (0 lbs.)" of dry ice per show. Unlike Aguilera, her dancers and two backup singers don't receive any written provisions for accoutrements like a carpet and plants. Also, Evian, Pepsi and diet soda are verboten in the genie's bottle.
By contrast, the Backstreet Boys prove to be men of simple tastes. The recommended lunch items are Sloppy Joes, French Dips, tacos, hamburgers and hot turkey. For the dressing rooms, the five crooners require 24 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. "NO" junk food of any kind please (that is, besides the hamburgers, Sloppy Joes, French dips, tacos and PB&Js).
Popular requests among all the stars include no paper plates or plastic utensils, fresh flowers and multitudes of beverages. Leann Rimes, for example, asks for five kinds of juice: grape, orange, apple, cranberry, pineapple. She prefers the "natural health food brands."
One More Night singers 98 Degrees love jumbo shrimp, but not unless it's in a room with freshly cut flowers, an on-call doctor and a space heater. And the boys don't like to show their back view: According to the rider, no "performance in the round" unless specially contracted to do so.
Over in the Destiny's Child dressing room, the towels (12 bath, 12 hand) have to be black; and the soap from Dove.
The five members of Limp Bizkit don't care what color towels they get, as long as they get 18 dozen of them. That's right: 216 towels. One third at arrival, one third pre-show and one third post-show. And all dressing rooms "MUST have a 'VIBE' like an apartment," with four dimmable lamps ("Very Important ... MUST BE DIMMABLE!").
Shania Twain requires allowance for her own security dog to sniff out any non-tour-related fireworks; she also requires briefing on any other canines in the vicinity. Other fruity specifications include three "fresh, whole, ripe" papayas and three "fresh, whole, ripe" mangos. – Albawaba.com.
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