Tours can be grueling for young stars, so it makes sense that R&B singer Ciara would want some homey touches in her rider.
In addition to asking that the temperature backstage be kept at 78 degrees, Ciara wants her dressing room to be furnished with a “Black or Tan Leather Sofa, Love Seat,” a large area rug, and an entertainment center complete with TV and stereo.
The rider, excerpted here, goes on to note that Ciara “MUST HAVE MICROWAVE IN ROOM, TALL DIRECTORS CHAIR WITH ARM RESTS & A CLOTHES STEAMER PLEASE.”
It is also heartening to see the performer display such a commitment to dental hygiene: She demands toothpicks, assorted packs of sugar-free gum, a bottle of Scope, toothpaste, and a toothbrush. Additionally, like most wannabe divas, Ciara directs promoters to score a pair of scented Diptyque candles, and even lists four possible scents, including jasmine, freesia, and Essence of John Galliano. (3 pages)