Thanks to LPLive.net, I just read a Linkin Park news article that may be one of the funniest I’ve seen. It’s a roughly translated version (thanks, Google!) of an Israeli piece detailing “Linkin Park’s demands” for the performance. This is what’s traditionally called a “rider” for the show; it details the things the band needs from day to day–every day–at the venue, to maintain normalcy and regularity as they travel on tour. Here’s what ynet.co.il listed:
Linkin Park demands:
- “A sterile zone from smoking and alcohol,”
- “Personal rooms of the band,”
- “[Behind special rooms], a gym,”
- “Sausages, Belgian waffles with maple syrup oatmeal porridge,”
- “A package of throat,”
- “Food for eight days,”
- “100 towels and 24 black and yellow, hung on special racks made of metal and gold, so they can see the twinkling in the dark suspension”
Apparently, if Linkin Park doesn’t get 124 towels of specific colors, hung on twinkling racks of metal and gold, we won’t go on stage.
I need to start asking the other guys about this request list, because I’ve never seen it backstage, and I want to know where the hell to find it. Two reasons. One: I would love to see what those racks of metal and gold look like. I bet they’re amazing.
And two: I want to know what a “package of throat” is.
source: Mike Shinoda's Blog (www.mikeshinoda.com)