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    Talking Staring at Katy Perry could cost you your job!

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    Staring at Katy Perry Could Cost You Your Job
    Posted Fri May 20, 2011 9:52am PDT by Caryn Ganz in Amplifier

    It's very rare for a tour rider to make an artist look good. It is, after all, the rundown of provisions a performer requires on the road, and even Mr. Rogers' list of demands might come off selfish and neurotic. But in some instances, requests on tour riders are so outlandish, so obnoxious, they become legendary. Van Halen had a rule about brown M&Ms. Axl Rose needed Wonder Bread. And Katy Perry has a line item about carnations: "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS." ...

    The reason for Van Halen's demand for no brown M&M's is interesting.

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    According to the document drawn up for her California Dreams World Tour, drivers chauffeuring Perry are not permitted to open doors, touch bags, or "stair at the backseat thru the rearvieuw mirrow" (that rule was so exciting, whoever typed it up mangled it beyond recognition)
    The quaint spelling aside, the rule makes sense to me. If you're her chauffeur, staring at Katy Perry through the rearview mirror could not only cost you your job, it could get you both killed in a car accident.

    Maybe rearview mirrors should come with a sticker explaining that it's principally meant for the driver to see the traffic behind their vehicle, not a view of anyone's rear.

    I think the brown M&Ms are a psychological experiment. They want to see if someone will really take the trouble to sort M&Ms according to color just because Van Halen said so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    The quaint spelling aside, the rule makes sense to me. If you're her chauffeur, staring at Katy Perry through the rearview mirror could not only cost you your job, it could get you both killed in a car accident.

    Maybe rearview mirrors should come with a sticker explaining that it's principally meant for the driver to see the traffic behind their vehicle, not a view of anyone's rear.

    I think the brown M&Ms are a psychological experiment. They want to see if someone will really take the trouble to sort M&Ms according to color just because Van Halen said so.
    If you read about the brown M&M explanation it makes a lot of sense. David Lee Roth was asked about the infamous brown M&M clause in the contract he explained it this way. (approx.) Back in the 80's stage shows like Van Halen's were relatively new and the power supply and stage's ability to support the weight of the equipment were critical. They had to cancel some shows because the power and or stage requirements in the rider weren't met.

    So they came up with the brown M&M part of the rider. If they walked into the dressing room and found brown M&M's it was a clue that they might have problems with the setup of the show because it was a clue that the promoter hadn't carefully read the entire rider. IMO, it was a great idea to tip them off to potential problems ahead of time.

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    And staring at her boobs could cost a marriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaticFringe View Post
    And staring at her boobs could cost a marriage.
    You have a better chance of building a backyard moon rocket than you do of stopping a guy from staring at boobs. JMO



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