If ever proof were needed that musicians can be divas, backstage riders would be it. These lists of demands from artists about the food and drink needed to nourish their fragile muses can be legendary in their complexity — Van Halen used to request bowls of M&M’s with all the brown ones removed.

The artists YSAC snagged for Spring Fling are less picky, but some of their requests entertain nonetheless (“3 small cans V-8 Spicy” for Sister Hazel; “Nutta butta cookies, lemon heads, cherry heads” for T.I.). Unfortunately, YSAC’s not allowed to give the performers any of the alcohol they had initially requested, but the News is confident the artists can soldier on with their Old Campus debuts (or, T.I. can join the rest of us with our colored Nalgenes and freshmen stockpilers) .

Rock out, rock on.

OPENER — The Format

6 towels

Loaf of bread, peanut butter, jelly

Assorted fresh fruit

Celery, carrots, ranch dip

Gummy bears

Hummus & pita bread

Bagels, cream cheese


1 case bottled water

12-pack Dr. Pepper


2 packs Marlboro Reds

Lipton Iced Tea

1 box traditional throat coat tea

8 hot meals (2 vegetarian) or $10.00 meal buyouts

MIDDLE ACT — Sister Hazel


Fresh-brewed, hot coffee

Assorted black & herbal tea bags + hot water

Honey, lemon, non-dairy liquid creamer, half-and-half, sugar & Sweet & Low

Assorted juices & sodas

Bottled non-carbonated spring water (Evian)

Breakfast: Requirements per advance, based on needs

Lunch: For up to 8 people available at load-in (can order from menus upon arrival)

Dinner: Healthy, hot dinners for up to 15 ppl including 3 vegetarian meals (no fast food, pizza, or bar food; must include bread, salad, vegetable, potato/rice or other starch side dish, entrée, dessert, beverages; discuss menu options in advance w/ Tour Manager; OR buy-out of $15 per person) (set up after sound check or time designated by Artist’s tour manager)

Tour Manager may request additional food/beverages

Recycling bins for glass, aluminum, paper


12 large bath towels (+12 more if showers are available)

36 20 oz. bottles non-carbonated drinking water (Poland Springs, etc.)

1⁄2 lb. Starbucks dark roast (ground)

4 small cans Starbucks double shot

1 small hazelnut liquid creamer

1 lemon & lime uncut & knife to slice

6 bottles Propel

6 32 oz. Gatorades (red, original & orange)

3 small cans V-8 Spicy

3 small cans V-8 Original

12 cans Mountain Dew

6 cans Coke

1 1/2 gallon cranberry juice

1 1⁄2 gallon orange juice

1 qt. 2% milk

1 assorted pack of cereal (small boxes)

1⁄2 lb Healthy Choice Honey Roasted Turkey

1⁄2 lb. Roast Beef

1 block sharp cheddar cheese

1⁄4 lb. Swiss cheese

Tomatoes, lettuce, & onion sliced sandwich style


1 bag onion rolls

1 small loaf wheat bread

2 cups light yogurt any flavor (Yoplait or Dannon)

Mayonnaise & Dijon mustard

1 small fruit bowl (fuji/jona gold apples, oranges, grapes, plums, bananas)

1 variety pack chips

1 bag tortilla chips

1 jar salsa

1 box low-fat Triscuits

1 package pita bread

1 small container hummus

1 package Oreos (double-stuff if possible)

4 pure protein peanut butter energy bars

Adequate and continuous supply of: Ice, condiments, napkins, plates, bowls, utensils, and cups

Bottle opener


Trash can


Sandwiches or pizza for Artist’s crew load-out TBD the day of the show

Some vegetarian food needed

Alternatives to pizza greatly appreciated

Lots of ice for tour bus


Daily per diem of $35 per person for 8 people.

12 towels

32 Dasani water bottles

24 bottles of fruit juice

12 Cherry Coke

24 pc Fried Chicken, 4 large cole slaw, 4 large mashed potato & gravy

2 bags potato chips

Utensils, plates, napkins, cups for 10 ppl

Plenty of ice

Nutta butta cookies, lemon heads, cherry heads