Lady Gaga Tops List of Outrageous Celebrity Tour Rider Requests
Lady Gaga's tour rider includes requests for themed meals, organic snacks.
Oct. 11, 2010 — -- The Lady doth request too much?
Apologies to Shakespeare, but looking at the tour rider demands for Lady Gaga, it's hard not to think of that line. According to a contract obtained by HollywoodLife.com, Gaga, currently on her Monster Ball world tour, requires a bizarre array of food, drinks, decorations and accessories in her dressing room.
The most eyebrow-raising of them all: an oxygen tank.
"She's a young woman, she's got to have good lungs, I can't imagine what she'd be needing oxygen for," said Bonnie Fuller, editor in chief of HollywoodLife.com.
Gaga hasn't seemed in the best of health: she's nearly fainted on stage several times and in June, she revealed she was tested for lupus. Maybe that explains the need for extra O2 -- and a banquet's worth of food.
According to the rider, Gaga requests a specific type of dinner for each night of the week. Monday: Barbecue night. Tuesday: Asian night. Wednesday: Mexican night. Thursday: American night. Friday: Carving night. Saturday: Pasta bar night. Sunday: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Stipulations abound. Fuller says that in the evening, Gaga "likes to have hot soup, but it can't be the same as the hot soup as the one from lunch." She also wants "two steamed vegetables to be approved in advance every night and the type of potatoes have to be approved in advance."
Gaga also requires, for herself, her band and her dancers:
Organic ginger and lemongrass tea
Two bottles of white wine, ideally Kendall-Jackson or Robert Mondavi
A small plate of non-sweaty and non-smelly cheese
Organic peanut butter
Organic tortilla chips
Splenda (not sugar)
Vegetarian hot dogs
Non-fat Greek yogurt
Two cases of water (not Dasani -- no explanation why)