Grimes' Tour Rider Is the Best Tour Rider Ever


Back in 2009, I worked for a popular late night TV show and one part of my low-ranking job was to go out and purchase all of the items on our guests’ riders. Some people were high maintenance (one jazz singer requested 6 newly purchased white washcloths, 6 newly purchased black wash cloths and so much food and alcohol that I had to make multiple trips just to get it all), some were low and others were hilarious (a famous rapper known for smoking a ton of weed only requested Cheetos and hot chocolate).

Very rarely did I encounter a rider that made me think, “YES. That is what I’d demand if I were famous and had the power to demand things.” Until now, that is.

Grimes — talented electronic artist and outspoken feminist — has recently posted her own rider to her Tumblr. And it just might be the best rider ever — all because of this one request:

Please see the following special request by the artist: “If possible, one cute bulldog, french bulldog, pug or pomeranian (or other cute animal, such as a chinchilla or a pekanese) to visit and hang out but who gets to leave before too much loud noise is heard so that he or she does not hurt their ears. It is important that if said animal visits, they have a safe home to return to. lol.”

May we all be so lucky as to one day work this into our own job contracts.

[GRIMES h/t The Hairpin]

Image via Getty.

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