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Appearance Fee/Riders

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hilldodger, 12 Dec 2007.

  1. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Speaking with a well known member of this forum earlier, it became apparent that he would like me to attend the cycling festival he is organising with my Penny Farthing.

    I already have a set fee but as it is common for artists/performers to add riders to their contract I need to request some of my own. (I consider myself an artist because that is what it says on my TdeF backstage pass:thumbsup:wink:

    So, apart from star billing and the line 'Roger the Hildodger - as seen on TV' what else do you think I should demand?
     
  2. Aren't there tales of various celebrities or rock divas or other too-far-up-their-*rse people demanding a dressing room full of flowers, or a pink dressing room, or a fresh lobster or something ?

    My wife organised the Christmas Do for her company for several years, including booking entertainment.
    One year she booked a Tom Jones-lookalike who'd been on Stars In Their Eyes - he requested a room to change/get made-up in....and a ham sandwich for afterwards.
    Seemed fair enough !
     
  3. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral

    So, as I understand it, you are taking your Penny Farthing to the Festival, but there is also another rider? ;) Are you taking turns?

    Btw how big is the turning circle, can you turn on a sixpence?:biggrin:
     
  4. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    I would insist on a bucket-full of class-A drugs a bevvy of open-minded young ladies and a small team of experts working out new ways for them to be nice to you!
     
  5. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Ask if you can share the same dressing room as Vicky Pendleton.
    Also, if you could demand a bowl of red peanut butter m+ms, then that'd cause them a fair bit of difficulty, simply because peanut butter m+ms are extremely hard to find in this country. They're kind of gross though.
     
  6. Demand an appearance fee of 'one penny farthing' x the cost of living index / inflation since the dear bicycle was first built.
    There must be an economist out there somewhere to do the calc. - we can't all close our eyes and hope...;) :tongue:
     
  7. Christ on a bike. What have I let myself in for?! ;)
     
  8. how about asking to get into the party on the night free?


    that is if there is one!
     
  9. You and your big mouth! Thats you uninvited!
     
  10. blue smarties
     
  11. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I'm with sam - red peanut butter smarties, though I think they are ace!!

    Other reliable favorites - Lots and lots of slutty girls, huge quantities of drugs, a get out clause along the lines of "You cannot hold me responsible for my behaviour if there are more, or less, than 12 green smarties in a crystal bowl of 2000 of them." just easy to arrange stuff like that really, nothing major.
     
  12. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    The Smoking Gun has a good list of peoples riders. You got to ask for a ridiculous amount of towels as well. The only thing that sticks with me from when I used to do stage management stuff was Susie Sioux having two packets of Love Hearts on her rider.
     
  13. ;)
    GOOD i didnt wont to come and work with you any way:sad:


     
  14. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    As far as I'm aware "fresh fruit and flowers" is the phrase used by accountants at record companies to disguise money spent on drugs. ;)
     
  15. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish