I always get a kick out of reading bands' tour riders. Sometimes you have to wonder if they're really expecting to receive everything listed in their contract, or if they're just being very specific to make sure that the venue managers are paying attention and reading what they're given. Lady Gaga's tour rider was revealed in court documents during a six-hour deposition Gaga gave in a lawsuit involving her former assistant Jennifer O’Neill, and I can't say that I'm very surprised by what's on it. Well, okay...the mannequin with pink puffy pubic hair was a little out of left field. Check out the rest of Lady Gaga's tour rider after the jump!
The dressing room requires white leather sofas and a mannequin with pink pubic hair, adding that “old rock posters from her favorite artists [like] David Bowie, Queen, Elton John and Billy [sic] Holiday,” and “fan art that was kept on the road” also be hung in the room.
Other dressing room accoutrements include all the luxuries of home, plus one that has includes the list of what the superstar requires to relax: lavender towels, wash clothes and hand towels must be available to the pop star “at all times”, along with lavender hand soap, facial wash, body wash; 2 new sea foam loofahs; a small candle in the bathroom; fresh yellow, lavender or white roses and a steamer.
Some of her other special requests included:
- Dunkin Donuts vanilla ground coffee
- 40 bottles of room temperature and cold water
- 8 Coke Zeros
- Pack of long straws (“must be extra long")
- Solid white tuna in water
- 6 Activia yogurts (“vanilla preferred”)
- 1 bag of Tostitos lime flavored tortilla chips (a seriously underrated flavor, in my opinion)
Alcohol is also in her rider, with requests for Jameson, “two bottles of good quality white wine” and “1 bottle of good quality red wine (shiraz, grenache, malbec, cabernet)” for her crew.
Honestly, I can't say that I'm too surprised by what is on her tour rider. She seems to be a very quirky person that knows what she likes. I do think it's pretty cool that she carries her fan art everywhere though.
Are you surprised by what is on Lady Gaga's tour rider, Lovelies?