The Smoking Gun love blowing off big performers by leaking they’re “big budget” riders. However the same dudes are making a fuss about Maya’s overly fastidious cheese choices. Which is kind of gay considering she’s a mummy-to-be and all that jazz. “Cave-aged Gruyere,” a bit too much?
“The British singer M.I.A. is very particular about her cheese. As seen below, the performer’s 2008 tour rider specifies that a tray of organic cheese be waiting in her dressing room. Included in the fromage array must be “Cave-aged Gruyere,” which, according to one high-end retailer, has “a richer, much fuller flavor than other Swiss and French Gruyeres.” And since “conditions in a cave are warmer and more humid,” that creates an “earthy, rich flavor that you can’t get under normal conditions.” In addition to cheese, the 31-year-old singer (real name: Maya Arulpragasam) demands that a selection of “quality chewy sweets and chocolates” includes eight Ferrero Rocher “gold balls.” “
Not content with just Maya’s, I decided to get my gadget hat on and try schmooze the riders out of some hustling promoters. 15 minutes passed and 6 calls later I had Ladyhawke’s primadonna “dressing room” demands sitting in my inbox. A couple of them are pretty funny considering these were for a 30 minute club set, pre even having a record in shops… Apparently the venue didn’t even have a dressing room either. Gotta’ feel for Pip though, no dairy ouch! In all truthfulness though if you can ask for this, and get this, you should have this… right?
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