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That was the greatest concert rider of all time. Normally those things instill a great contempt in me for whoever makes the outrageous requests…but my respect for Iggy Pop has increased exponentially (if that’s possible) after reading that rider.
Absolutely great read. Couple of quotes that had me almost falling out of my chair.
“Now don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for people in the communications industry, in fact my ancestors have a particularly strong historical link with the Postal Service, as someone once threw a mailman at my grandmother.
“They should have the ability to be temperature regulated by the occupants with both head and air-conditioning and 120 volt electrical service in each. Which normally means a really iffy-looking wall socket that’s already got three things plugged into it, one of which is the entire stage lighting rig. But lets hope it’s different this time….”
“3. At load-out time, when we’re going to leave, we like to be supplied with two enormous pizzas to eat, or to leave on the bus until we find a truckstop trashcan with an entrance about 10cm/2 inches round, then we desperately try to fold the enormous stiff pizza box so that it’s small enough to go in, which it never is, so we leave it on the side with all cold tomato puree and stringy cheese stuff dripping out of the side…”
My new goal in life is to work the phrase ‘if i had to choose between XYZ and having my tounge ripped out and placed in my colon, i’d probably be licking my own arse right now’ into conversation as often as possible.