Ongoing History Daily: More contract rider fun
One of the most important obligations of a concert promoter is the contract rider. This is the part of the contract with a band that specifies what the promoter will provide for the group backstage. What you’re about to hear is 100% true.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers require underwear. Boxers only. Why? Well, think about it. When you’re on the road, playing night after night, when do you ever get a chance to do laundry? A surprising number of groups will request that the promoter will provide them with clean underwear and/or socks.
Then there’s the Foo Fighters. The Foos are also very specific on which vegetables cannot appear on the backstage deli tray. I quote: “No cauliflower because cauliflower blows!”
More next time.