When Snoop Dogg plays RIMAC Arena tomorrow, May 20, he's only obligated to "play a minimum of 45 minutes.... Snoop Dogg, however, at his option may exceed the specified performance time without interference." There's also a chance he'll take an "unscheduled intermission," as his contract allows. Dogg's dressing room shouldn't have fluorescent lighting, and the catering list includes a "very important" note to provide vanilla ice cream. He also wants "one complete Sony Playstation" at the ready. His game choices usually include NBA Live, NCAA College, and Triple Play, and he requests four controls with "an appropriate video screen. Please trust that this will be some of the most important money you spend."
Before Lenny Kravitz performs at Copley Symphony Hall tonight, May 19, you might glimpse his wardrobe at a nearby laundromat. His contract requests that the venue "please have on hand the name, address, and telephone number of the nearest high-quality dry-cleaning establishment. It is essential to the show that we are able to prepare the extensive wardrobe to a satisfactory standard. This means clean clothes for every performance." (These backstage rider contracts are posted at www.smokinggun.com and www.collegian.psu)