BACKSTAGE RIDER: Divas

Mariah Carey '10

When we first published Mariah Carey's tour rider, the singer required promoters to stock her backstage roost with Cristal champagne, which she consumed via "bendy straws." But Carey's 2010 rider reflects her growth as an artist: the bubbly has been replaced with a $200 bottle of cabernet sauvignon and her dressing room is outfitted with two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles.

As for the furniture in her "living room space," Carey wants "no busy patterns; black, dark grey, cream, dark pink are all fine." It is unclear what kind of negative effect plaid or tartan seating would have on the 41-year-old's performance. Carey's room "should be about 75 degrees," and a "lamp or clip light" should be provided so that "harsh lighting may be turned off" in her backstage bathroom. (3 pages)

Comments (2)

Seems normal, nothing out of the ordinary.
I do not believe Mariah is living up to the title "diva". Her requests, though specific, are vey realistic. I would give this beautiful lady whatever she wanted and something additional. Her musical talent is unrivaled and she deserves the best.

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