Lady Gaga's tour rider uncovered
It's no secret that Lady Gaga can be a high-maintenance gal. The woman is a walking MOMA exhibit with her unbelievable wardrobe. While she's not sporting her craziest styles out and about these days, she's still the same old Gaga we know and love.
The latest financial drama between Gaga and her
ex-best friend former assistant continues, and after a six-hour deposition this week, Gaga's tour rider was revealed.
Tour riders offer a somewhat skewed look into what artists really want when they're on tour. Sometimes there are ridiculously detailed requests to act as a litmus test for other simpler, more important requirements. Sometimes there are just ridiculous requests. While some of Gaga's wants and needs aren't entirely lavish, there are a few that might raise brows.
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At all times, Gaga must have "large fluffy lavendar [sic] towels," along with smaller matching ones and lavender soap. In order to lounge around or kick back after a show, she'll need white leather couches--the regular ones just won't do. Nor will the hotel's usual décor.
In the way of ambiance, she likes "glam rock, black, silver statins drapped [sic] over walls" and "Old Rock Posters from her favorite artists Bowie, Queen, Elton, Billy Joel, Billy Holiday." Gaga surrounds herself with her Little Monsters' love, asking for her favorite fan art to be included in the room, too. And for her last ambiance-related request: "a manquin with puffy pink public [sic] hair." We'll just let you digest that without comment.
Let's not forget, Lady Gaga's a classy lady who just wants some wine and cheese after performing night after night... Specifically, two bottles of good white wine (Chardonnay preferred) and only one bottle of good red wine (a tossup between Shiraz, Grenache, Malbec, and Cabernet).
But hey, the girl still embraces her wild side, because after looking at the rider again, she decided she didn't need a few items (like vanilla Activia), but she did require Jameson.
Here are a few more items from her extensive and detailed list of needs:
- Pack of long straws (must be extra long)
- Bag of corn tortilla chips (natural/organic), Tostito lime flavor preferred
- Jar of organic peanut butter with flax seed and no more than 4g of sugar
- Ezekial sprouted grain tortillas
- One box or six small boxes of bran flakes or Special K (no berries or raisins)
Gaga certainly loves her cereal.
The rest of the list can be found at Celebuzz.
Lady Gaga performs tonight in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center.
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