A rider is a list of demands touring artists make as they travel from one venue to the next. Some are simple (pickles, ramen, and incense from Selena Gomez) to downright odd (Mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair from Lady Gaga). Here's a list from other artists-- and yet again, Adele scores high points for being "just plain cool":
*20 international phone lines
*Lillies and white and light-pink roses that have stems trimmed to percisely 6 inches
*20 white kittens and 100 doves
*2 dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles
*NO busy patterns in the living room space
*Room temp at 75 degrees
*Mini Babybel cheese
*Lots of Red Bull
*Chauffeurs are NOT allowed to start a conversation with Ms Perry
*Dressing room draped in cream or soft pink
*Coffee table must be in a present modern style
*Fridge must come with a glass door
*A pair of 20 to 25 year old dancers in full covered Burkas
*Ketel One vodka, absinthe and Red Bull
*Baked goods scented candles
*2 space heaters
*buckets of spicy fried chicken - no thighs, lots of wings - a large cheese platter
*Three packs of gum in three different flavors
*Venue transportation must be a late-model black Maybach
*2 bottles of $300 champagne and two $200 bottles of Sassicaia wine
*Juicy baked chicken, heavily seasoned with fresh garlic, season salt, black pepper, and Cayenne pepper
*White covers for the chairs
*White fish (fish and fruit)
*No styrofoam or plastic goods shall be used when preparing the food
*small bottle of "Flinstones" Vitamins with Extra Vitamin C
*European lager beer
*Sandwiches without tomatoes
*Any fan who scores free tickets has to make a donation to charity
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Data plan discount -- Head to your cell phone carrier and find out if there's a discount for your company. You may be surprised.
More vacation. If they won't give you more money, then some more time at the beach may be doable.
Get an advanced degree. Many employers will pay, or help pay, for advanced degree college courses.
Head to Vegas! Ask your boss to send you to a conference -- a nice break from the daily grind.
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Snag a subsidized field trip. Military personel get free entry into more than 1800 museums nationwide. Does your company have any sort of discount on museums or other destinations?
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