Who hasn't heard about the ridiculous contract riders of musicians? Van Halen started it all in the 80's with their demand for a bowl of M&M's backstage with all the brown ones picked out. Their logic was to prove that the producers and stage managers had read and followed the entire contract therefore ensuring the safety and quality of their performance.
Of course the little M&M test turned into a full opportunity for the diva tantrum. Now musicians demand all kinds of crazy things. Sure, they are living on the road and don't have access to their own kitchens and beds so I think it's fair they ask for things they way they want them. Within reason. But what's fun about being reasonable? :)
I got to thinking...what would I demand if I were a diva?
Here are my demands
A platter of fresh, ripe raspberries
Numerous bouquets of white and pale pink peonies and lilacs
Down alternative bedding--mattress protector, pillows, and comforter
White noise machine
A massage therapist!
What kinds of things would you be diva about?