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Steelers' Picky Hotel Demands Leaked.  
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

From Fox Sports.com:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7125728?MSNHPHMA

Very interesting! The Pittsburgh Steelers have high demands when it comes to the hotel contracts.

Thoughts?


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Not really anything I wouldn't expect from a major sports team.  half 


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I'm sure all NFL teams have similar requirements. Do the Steelers stay in a hotel the night before home games also which are probably subject to the same standards.

User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Too funny. From first hand experience, I know it's all too true.

I remember staying at the Four Seasons Philadelphia the weekend the Los Angeles Lakers were in town. They pretty much took over the hotel--my family was even relocated to a different floor; seems we were staying on the floor the team was going to occupy. We were given an upgraded room, though.  Smile It was kinda funny to see this beautiful hotel lobby turned into little more than a locker room when all the players' bags and such came in. And room service one night took forever; seems we called our order down just after the entire team returned from practice or something.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Thread starter):
Thoughts?

Pretty normal actually for a pro sports team, I will not know what some Bundesliga clubs ask for when their team is sleeping in a hotel.

Now I suddenly remember my football team's requirements when we slept in a hostel, coach and players agreed finally on something: Enough beer for everyone! Big grin  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

The Smoking Gun regularly releases copies of riders for celebrities and public figures. IIRC, VP Cheney insists on Fox News already turned on in his hotel suite.

It's not really news unless you're impressed by such things. Riders have been around for eons, and are a standard part of talent contracts. Remember, you have a contingent of people on the road--they must be looked after to a certain standard. The rider says what that standard is to be.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9428 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Thread starter):
Thoughts?

To be honest, these really aren't high demands at all.

If you want outrageous...

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
The Smoking Gun regularly releases copies of riders for celebrities and public figures. IIRC, VP Cheney insists on Fox News already turned on in his hotel suite.

...see also Jennifer Lopez's dressing room when she did a -CHARITY- performance one time. Mariah Carey is also a good read, too.


These's a couple of other light hearted favorites on there...

Blink 182 would request certain m&m or jolly ranchers flavors, etc., just mainly as pranks to the staff of these venues.

Fleetwood Mac, remembering the day when they were poor and would spend all their money on Remy-Martin, but not have enough money for decent glasses, does a back stage toast using plastic cups still to this day.

Neil Diamond eats chinese take out on a china plate before every show.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13148 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Some of these requests are primarily for security, to keep out spys for the other teams or for betters, keep out over intrusive fans, limit distractions from family and firends, keep out trouble items (like alcohol), to make sure the players stick to a schedule for their and the teams benefit. That meeting rooms must be not be adjacent to any other event in the hotel makes security sense (especially if drunks in the wedding party want to crash). Still, it was wrong to disclose some of the info for security reasons and I hope the leaker is punished.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21730 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Only thing I find interesting in that is how the players get bed checks at 11pm. What are they, children?

-Mir



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Only thing I find interesting in that is how the players get bed checks at 11pm. What are they, children?

Yeah! We can be trusted to look after ourselves!

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Pacman Jones
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User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Fairly standard and rather low demands, I know for baseball teams it's a tad more intricate as the team emphasizes peace from fans pretty much all the time, unless from returning from a game. They let em gather around the ropes outside, but once inside if your a guest, employees will often treat you with your pen and ball as if your holding a live grenade. This mainly has to do with the superstitions around pitchers on game day rather than everyday players, who on their own usually run into a fan or two. Baseball teams for the most part all stick to the same hotels in each city, with the exception or two as the one chosen eventually gets a knack for handling it and becomes the status quo.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Only thing I find interesting in that is how the players get bed checks at 11pm. What are they, children?

No, they're very expensive toys on the playing field. You don't want them at strip joints all night, underperforming on game day.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 6):
Blink 182 would request certain m&m or jolly ranchers flavors, etc., just mainly as pranks to the staff of these venues.

Van Halen had the thing about no brown M&Ms. I wouldn't call it a prank but more so a good way to know if the promoter actually read the rider.

In a somewhat related note I will slip a line into Statements of Work that we provide to clients basically saying "if you are reading this line call me at 404-yada-yada-yada and I'll send you $50."

To this day I've never had anyone call me.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12):
To this day I've never had anyone call me.

They're afraid of this:

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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
Riders have been around for eons, and are a standard part of talent contracts. Remember, you have a contingent of people on the road--they must be looked after to a certain standard. The rider says what that standard is to be.

Exactly... when you're basically living on the road, the last thing you want is a cheap ass sleezebag promoter (am I being redundant?) putting you in the cheapest, crappiest hotel/restaurant/airline seat they can get their hands on.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12):
Van Halen had the thing about no brown M&Ms. I wouldn't call it a prank but more so a good way to know if the promoter actually read the rider.

Percisely...when I'm writing scopes of work for a project (especially a project out of town or for a dealer we haven't worked with before) it's not uncommon for me to write in requirements that aren't necessarially critical but give me an idea if the dealer has read the contract/what to expect (i.e. "Two weeks prior to the scheduled onsite startup date the dealer shall ________"). It's hit or miss if they actually do it, and when they don't it gives me an idea of (a) who I'm working with and (b) what to expect.

Lincoln



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