Foo Fighters Touring Demands Made Public
The Foo Fighters have come up with perhaps the most bizarre list of touring demands ever.
They’ve got a 52-page booklet setting out what they expect from promoters and venues – and it’s very much done with tongues firmly in cheek. For instance, it includes a 10-page colouring section called Catering Visual Enhancement & Activities, the idea being that, ‘Here’s a visual guide to hopefully focus all involved in feeding this precious grunge quintet and its minions.
‘If you have a beautiful coloured page or two you might win a prize … a T-shirt or a date with any one of our funny-talking roadies. If we turn up and its ‘promoter pasta’ night in the hockey locker room, there MAY be an outbreak of burning cars in the employee parking lot.
‘Seriously, we’ve travelled a few hundred miles to your venue, to your town, to your special place. You want us to come back. We want to come back. Your town probably has hot chicks. What’s better than visiting and revisiting a town with hot chicks AND good food? Right?’.
They’ve got a word search game featuring what the band do not want to have to at. Items such as horse boogers and pubic hair!
It all ends with the following statement: ‘We are just another band trying to make enough money to fuel our private jet, please help’.
Find out more at http://www.foofighters.com/
Other strange rider requests have included:
- AC/DC asking for two live potted trees.
- Iggy Pop insisting that neither TV evangelists nor plastic seahorses were welcome.
- Marilyn Manson asking for four 150g packets of Haribo Gummy Bears.
- Van Halen insisting on bowls of M&Ms, with the brown ones all removed.
- The Rolling Stones wanting satellite or cable TV so they can watch the cricket.