PS - question (since i don't know the biz as much as some of you guys). does this mean that for a festival like coachella/ultra, the promoters have to deal with 100 of these pompous idiots demanding all this crap? or does the festival say - take your ridiculous fee and STFU?
Yes, they have to deal with every individual rider.
Most promoters/venue have a full hospitality team on staff for this purpose.
In similar news, check out Aoki's demands: http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/intl/53 ... tour_rider
Harderbloggerfaster has posted the rider from an anonymous source, which spans technical, prop and hospitality requirements any promoter wishing to play host to Aoki must fulfil. There’s plenty of reasonable requests – towels, organic fruit and nearby hotel rooms all rating a mention. But then there’s some more eyebrow-raising requests: 3 large black v-neck t-shirts (“American Apparel or H&M is acceptable”), 6 pairs of men’s underwear (briefs, not boxers) and a promoter paid-for meal from a restaurant serving “organic based serving local foods, grass fed meat, non-refined sugars, non-bleached flours, etc”. Oh, and one 1/8 of local weed.
Then there’s everything essential for a standard Steve Aoki show. Required is one inflatable boat or dingie suitable for 2-3 people, confetti sprayers, two medium sized cakes reading “DIM MAK” – which, mercifully for the audience member whose face it’ll be landing in specifies the need a “soft cake, soft icing, nothing dense or bundt” – and three bottles of champagne (“no screw off top, must have a cork”).
I was wondering how long it would take before DJ's would openly request drugs in their riders. Also, LOL at "25% of the show are Steve's vocals."