Friday, September 17, 2004

What's on your Rider?

Admit it, at some point you have fantasized about what has to be one of the best perks of being in a touring band that has just enough negotiating leverage to pull off the coup of getting the concert promoter to pay for your party supplies - the rider.
So today, I thought I would put a few of the things that I would have on my rider if I was in a band, or just a solo artist with a bunch of friends hanging out backstage.

1 6 Pack of Heineken

1 6 Pack of Red Stripe
1 6 Pack of Newcastle Brown Ale
2 Liters Ketel One vodka
1 Bottle of Kahlua
1 Case of Red Bull
1 Gallon of OJ (no pulp)
1 Gallon of cranberry juice
1 Liter of 1% milk
3 1.5 Liter bottles of Iceland Spring water
3 1.5 Liter bottles of 365 Whole Foods spring water
40 White bath size towels
(If in UK) 6 Toffee Crisp bars
(If in USA) 6 Skor bars
(If in UK) 5 containers of Walkers bacon flavoured crisps
(If in UK) 5 containers of Walkers prawn flavoured crisps
1 Bag of Baked Doritos - nacho cheese
2 Packet of Rizlas - extra thin
1 Packet of Golden Virginia rolling tobacco

If I am on my third album or later, perhaps a smoothie machine and a bunch of fruit and protein boosts, but I think earlier in my career I would be less interested in such healthy foods, though if the city has a Jamba Juice, perhaps I would add a Razzamatazz to the rider.


At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 1-liter bottles spring water (fiji)
2 bottles red wine (pinot noir)
2 bottles white wine (sauvignon blanc)
1 bottle champagne
1 bottle vodka (ketel one)
1 bottle tonic water
1 bottle cranberry juice
2 limes
12 bottles lager (stella)
assorted cheese and crackers (no american, please)
mixed olives (sicilians, please)

---since i am no longer anonymous on the cell phone front, it's only appropriate that i be anonymous here. actually, i couldn't be bothered to set up an account.

At 11:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty good rider .. just a couple questions:

-what's the difference between the 2 spring waters? (could you pass a blind taste-test)
-do the towels have anything to do with the type of females you expect to be backstage?

Only things I'd add for sure anyway would be gatorade, coke, bourbon, and filtered cigs. and ideally have a lot more food. and more beer.


At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was wondering about the towels myself.


At 4:04 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Haven't any of you people ever been to a hip-hop show where every guy (meaning around 20) on stage is waving one white towel in the air and another draped over his shoulders - thats 40 towels right there!

At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the water? or is that so obvious it requires no explanation

At 8:29 PM, Blogger Phil said...

was just being a bitch diva because I could...i like both brands of water but the main reason is that...

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