Reporting Edgar Linares
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Documents obtained by Celebuzz and The Smoking Gun show a lengthy list of items and requests by Lady Gaga, who is scheduled to perform Wednesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Lady Gaga’s Tour Rider says the dressing room must be pipe and draped before she arrives the day of the show.
The room must have Internet access, a TV with cable and a DVD player.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares
Here are a few items on the Rider:
1 large comfortable sofa
1 sofa chair
2 end tables
1 full length mirror
4 unscented candles
1 cool-mist humidifier
Food and drinks:
2 bottles of white wine
4 pack of Red Bull light
4 assorted flavors of Vitamin Water
2 bottles of green tea
1 half-gallon of skim milk
1 bag of corn tortilla chips
1 package of dried apples
1 package of dried mangoes
1 box of cereal (Go Lean) with berries
“When an artists come here, we consider it their house for the night,” said Kelly McGrath Director of Sales and Marketing for the Xcel Energy Center. “A lot of artists are on the road a long time and they’re away from home. They mainly ask for things that are going to make them more comfortable.”
McGrath couldn’t tell us the strange requests she’s had from artist in the past due to a privacy agreement. She did say she hardly ever gets any crazy rock ‘n’ roll requests.
“I think it’s toned down,” McGrath said. “A Rider is pretty straight forward on what [the artist] is hoping for when they’re here.”
A request by Lady Gaga’s security is to not allow the audience to bring “crash helmets” and large spiked or studded belts and bracelets into the show. A crowd of 15,000 is anticipated.
Lady Gaga fans are not allowed to camp out overnight to get good floor seating for the show. Fans can begin lining up at 8 a.m. Wednesday where they’ll be given a wristband.
One thing staff at the Xcel Energy Center does for visiting artists is a gift. They take time to research what the performer enjoys.
McGrath says Lady Gaga will get a custom pair of platform shoes created by a Minnesota designer.
“We know she’s a shoe monster,” said McGrath.