This is a little off topic, but it’s my blog. You can’t stop me.
The Smoking Gun has uncovered the latest backstage rider for the band Foo Fighters, and it’s really funny. Honest. Some of the highlights:
- Under suggestions for type of meat backstage, “Bacon. It’s God’s currency.”
- Under fresh foods for the hospitality room, “whole, firm, borderline chubby avacados.”
- “SOLO RED OR BLUE PLASTIC DRINKING CUPS ETC. IF SOLO CUPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE PLEASE FIND A STORE THAT SELLS 16 OZ PLASTIC DRINKING CUPS AND THEN OFFER THE SHOPKEEPER SOME CURRENCY IN EXCHANGE FOR SAID CUPS. ONCE AGAIN, you have from the TIME of our booking to find this stuff. No snippy ass, tiny tim, two drops of dew in a cup sized cup, please.
Naturally, I wouldn’t recommend this sort of drafting for your billion dollar type corporate merger, but it’s a little reminder that a contract doesn’t have to be the stodgy “party of the first part” type crud.
(Howard Zimmerle is a personal injury and workers comp attorney in the Quad City area, and rarely drafts contracts… therefore he will probably never take his own advice).