That is classic mid-80's hair band music video overexposure syndrome finding an outlet.So I went over to their website and saw they had a link to their contract rider - which interests me as I see some weird ones. I have never seen such mundane hospitality requests! Do you think wild drummer man drinks the diet Pepsi or the diet Mountain Dew? Or maybe he is the 'coffee pot for hot water, no coffee required' requester?
So....what's the weirdest thing you've seen on a Bluegrass contract?
Some of them are very specific about the cleanliness of the dressing room, or the number of mirrors, towels, chairs, electrical outlets and type of soap available. Some want the power to approve the set list, wardrobe or promotional materials of other bands on the schedule. Meal requests include ridiculous descriptors like 'quality cold-cuts', 'bakery bread', 'appropriate vegetarian protein'. They are careful to request 'clean' utensils and a variety of condiments. Someone, somewhere must have had to eat a dry, of questionable quality bologna sandwich with black coffee in a dirty cup. Or herbal tea without honey. Last year one band requested Sierra Nevada beer in their rider. We struck that clause, but out of the kindness of my heart, I loaded a Family Reunion case of Shiner in their bus as they pulled out. In hindsight, that might have been mean, since I know they can't get Shiner in North Carolina.
Oh man. I watched that three times and still couldn't get enough. That is hilarious!!
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