Lust For Laughs

Posted: January 4, 2012 in 21st Century

As if you need another reason to love Iggy Pop, the veteran rocker (and his band The Stooges) have the single most entertaining concert rider TSG (The Smoking Gun) has ever obtained. The 18 page document describes Iggy’s requirements in terms of amplifiers, security, lighting, stage set up, and dressing rooms. But unlike most similar documents, Iggy’s rider is written in a rollicking, stream-of-consciousness fashion that delivers multiple laughs per page. Apparently written by roadie Jos Grain, the Iggy rider is peppered with witty gems, tasteless asides, and typos. For example, in describing how Iggy’s dressing room should be made to ‘look less like a typical rock & roll dressing room,’ the rider suggests that promoters ‘just let someone loose with a little bit of artistic flair…Er, do you know any homosexuals?’ Explaining the need for two heavy duty fans, Grain notes, ‘So that I can wear a scarf and pretend to be in a Bon Jovi video.’ Also, don’t miss the backstage requirements of a Bob Hope impersonator and ‘a copy of USA Today that’s got a story about morbidly obese people in it. Most amusing!’  Go to THIS link.

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