According to Wikipedia, a “rider” is:
In theater (and musical performance), a rider is a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for performance. Types of riders include hospitality and technical.
After stumbling upon another article about crazy celebrity requests in their riders I decided it would be fun to create one of my own.
Building my own rider took some thought.
It was also a lot of fun!
At first, I was being very practical, trying to keep the list somewhat short.
Then I decided to go all out because it is for fun, and why not go crazy with it!?
So here are the items I would have on my rider – IF I were a famous celeb on tour …
High-quality coffee from a local roaster whole bean with grinder
Martinelli’s Apple Juice in the 10 fluid ounce glass jars
Pure Leaf Green Tea Unsweetened
Real mugs and glassware as I do not like drinking out of plastic cups
Golden cherry tomatoes
Cubed assorted cheese one has to be smoked
Chocolate covered salted pretzels
Health and Wellness:
Moisturizer and skin care products
A small warm blanket to wrap up in
A recycling bin – all recyclables must be taken care of properly!
My room should have plenty of live plants and greenery
Now I am no musical superstar but I can carry a tune.
If I were to be a professional singer, I would want to be an R&B singer!
One of my favorite up-and-coming musical artists is JNote.
This lady is an amazing artist who produces beautiful tunes that I can really relate to.
She is very eclectic, something I love because I want to listen to music that goes with my current mood.
Her musical repertoire includes R&B, jazz, funk, soul, and gospel.
I asked Stephanie aka JNote what would the top 3 items on her rider would be.
Stephanie told me the following:
1. Something I am realizing now. A safety kit. I fell and hurt myself and had no aspirin or vaseline, alcohol to salvage my wound. Really important to have one. Not sure what happened to mine bc I thought I packed it but, very important to have.
2. Nail polish and polish remover because you will want to change and reapply after your old coat starts chipping and looking ugly. I guess you might carry this anyway in your makeup kit. Always good to carry some makeup. The stages, and spotlights and photos. Nice to have your face glowing pretty with just a little application of enhancement.
3. Good, moisturizing shampoo, conditioner, bath soap or shower gel, and lotion because air pressure leaves you very dry and the better the ingredients like aloe, shea butter, maybe olive oil, the better hydrated you will be able to keep your skin. Maybe even miniature bottles of water. Even more for me because I drink tons of coffee in transit for like literally 18 hours of a day. Good to stay hydrated.
I loved hearing her advice on what to include in a rider.
The fact is I would never have thought about a safety kit! It makes so much sense. We can not assume that stars are provided with the necessities and my thoughts instantly went toward less practical things!
Stephanie Jeannot’s “Finally JNote” is available on CDBaby.
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I truly hope you will check this wonderful artist out.
She is also a very caring, sweet, and genuine person.
I am dying to know something though …
If YOU were a superstar what would be on your rider?
Please leave me a comment and let me know.
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