by Ali Berman
Categories: Music, People
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We’ve all heard rumors of high maintenance celebrities who demand ridiculous things in their riders like only green M&M’s or fruits that begin with the letter S.

The Foo Fighters (who perhaps had too much time on their hands on the tour bus) created a 52 page comical instructional document that includes illustrations and lots of laughs.

One section of the rider asks that vegetarian food be available for the approximately 20 crew members who choose not to eat meat. The document says, “Vegetarians. Yep. The Crusades didn’t rid the world of them so we have to pretend to care. Also remember that vegetarian means: food that DID NOT have a face. It has/had a shadow but never mooed or clucked-unless it hung out with Rick James.”

The band makes some eco-friendly demands like requiring that only real utensils, plates and napkins be available for use. Nothing disposable. But then they go on to say they’d like bottled water. Foo Fighters, you are a walking (and funny) contradiction.

Really, these are just some small town guys looking for their way in the world. They say, “We are just another band trying to make enough money to fuel our private jet, please help.”

The Smoking Gun has the full document. It’s worth the read, and even has some games if you feel so inclined. In fact, I think I’m going to do the word search…

Via Vegetarian Star

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Rocks

    maybe if you say “it’s funny!” one more time, I might just believe you. No, wait, it’s just not funny…

  • Jordan

    I love them and the coloring book idea, haha! Their album is great, and their Back and Forth film is out!! http://us.foofightersfilm.com/