The Cure’s backstage rider/requests for Bogota

robsmithNot very rock and roll…

  • The Cure personally want to book the hotel on arrival in Bogota to preserve their anonymity.
  • The band asks eight dressing rooms.
  • Coffee service constant while in Colombia.
  • Hot water for tea and instant chocolate.
  • A selection of soft drinks (no brand specified).
  • Spring water.
  • Iced tea.
  • A toaster.
  • Butter and margarine.
  • Fresh bread with peanut butter and jelly.
  • A selection of cakes.
  • Fresh fruits.
  • 3 bottles of Chianti red Italian wine.
  • 3 bottles of wine Indigenous.
  • 3 bottles of Frascati white wine with ice.
  • 3 bottles of wine Indigenous ice.
  • 3 bottles of champagne with ice (Krug, Mumm, Perrier Jouet, Moet, Laurent Perrier, Lanson or Taittinger).
  • 3 bottles of Moet pink champagne on ice.
  • 1 bottle of tequila.
  • 1 bottle of Vodka.

via Chain Of Flowers: The Cure’s backstage rider/requests for Bogota.

6 thoughts on “The Cure’s backstage rider/requests for Bogota

  1. These demands may not be rock’n’roll (which may have something to do with the fact they’re all pushing 50 or more), but the first stipulation I’d say is pretty damn smart. A world-class name touring band would make a fairly juicy kidnap target for any local drug gangs eager to make their mark. When you’re in Columbia, security-wise, you can’t afford to fuck around, from what I’ve read. And we want them to come home in one piece, right?

    1. Slayer (100 snow white goats for slaughter)
      The Stooges (“Seven dwarves, dressed up as those dwarves out of that marvelous Walt Disney film”)
      DMX (Three boxes of condoms and one gallon of Hennessey)
      Bow Wow (No rotary phones)
      M.I.A. (“Three women between the ages of 20 and 25 to dance on stage wearing full-body burqas”)
      Red Hot Chili Peppers (A dedicated meditation room, carpeted from floor to ceiling)
      Gorgoroth (200 meters of barbwire and one carpenter)
      The Bloodhound Gang (Rhesus monkey)
      Van Halen (All brown M&Ms removed from candy dishes)

      1. Precisely my point. We’d feel short-changed by Slayer with anything else. Maybe I’ve missed something, but since when have The Cure ever been a by-word for rock’n’roll excess? And what’s a rotary phone and who the hell are Bow Wow, anyway?

      2. You are, of course, correct. New rider:

        • eyeliner, black
        • baggy jumpers, black mohair
        • hairsray & crimpers
        • 2 cases mineral water & straws, black
        • fresh fruit, black-berries
        • copy of L’etrange plus a nietzsche of your choosing
        • angst
        • black
      3. …And I think we can allow them a little snakebite with their black, eh? We’re not complete killjoys!

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