BACKSTAGE RIDER: Hall of Fame

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen backstage rider

Time to take a trip backstage with Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band confederates.

Below you'll find entertaining excerpts from the band's 2002-3 tour rider detailing the group's concert requirements--from a guitar security guard (don't want anyone to pinch Bruce's Fender Esquire) to sax player Clarence Clemons's need for a whole roasted chicken to be delivered, mid-concert, to his dressing room.

We also love how Bruce stocks his private dressing room (wife Patti Scialfa has her own backstage digs) with soy milk, green tea, various protein and energy supplements--and all that crappy finger food for his kids.

Finally, a memo to the Big Man: Clarence, the Beluga caviar and Carr's water crackers kinda fly in the face of the band's working class image. (8 pages)

Random Demands

One (1) New Toilet Seat

Mary J. Blige demands a new toilet seat at every concert venue. Yes, no more drama.

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