Lady Gaga Has Her “Blue Velvet” Moment (Every Night In A Quick Change Room)

It’s been almost 18 months since we last published highlights from Lady Gaga’s concert rider (back then the document covered her needs during the Fame Ball tour). Now, as her Monster Ball extravaganza travels the U.S., Gaga has recalibrated her backstage needs, according to her current rider.

The document, excerpted here, notes that Gaga (real name: Stefani Germanotta) now needs her “quick change” room outfitted with two 16.5 inch oxygen tanks, a regulator, and a “medium concentration mask.” Gaga apparently has her “Blue Velvet” moments between songs as she changes costumes. As seen above, her rider helpfully includes a photo of the required oxygen equipment.

Another addition to Gaga’s rider are Yves brand vegetarian hot dogs. Which will be “eaten with toothpics,” the document notes (let that image marinate for a moment). The singer also demands an assortment of fresh fruit that “must have edible skink.” This presumably is a typo, though Gaga might have a thing for lizards.