In this project, Henry Hargreave’s re-creates some of the strangest backstage requests made by famous musicians for food, drinks and other interesting items.
Mariah Carey: Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.
Rihanna: Hard-boiled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, at any time throughout the day. Please be prepared!
Van Halen: Herring in sour cream, large tube of KY jelly, M&M’s (Warning: absolutely no brown ones)
New Kids on the Block: Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Oreo cookies.
Beyoncé: Juicy baked chicken, heavily seasoned: garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Beyoncé can only have Pepsi products.
Frank Sinatra: One bottle each: Absolute, Jack Daniel’s, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, white wine, red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, cough drops.
Prince: Coffee and tea setup, including honey, lemon, sugar, cream, fresh ginger root. Physician will be used to administer a B-12 injection.
Nine Inch Nails: Two boxes of corn starch.
Lady Gaga: Small plate of cheese (nonsmelly, nonsweaty), on ice.
Marilyn Manson: Gummi bears. (actually not that odd. But interesting nonetheless)
Billy Idol: One tub I can’t believe it’s not Butter!, Pepperidge Farms Soft Baked Nantucket Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Busta Rhymes: Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.
Al Green: Twenty-four long-stem (dethorned) red roses.
Foo Fighters: Big-ass kielbasas that make men feel self-conscious.
Britney Spears: Fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.
Axl Rose: Fresh Wonder Bread (white), Dom Perignon