Madonna’s Tour Rider: A Diva’s Demands
We love hearing the crazy demands celebrities make while on the road. It’s astounding what privileged rock stars require and even more astounding that we jump through hoops to get them everything they desire to be happy. Now we’re getting an inside glimpse into the dressing room of one of the most powerful women in the industry as Madonna travels the globe on her MDNA tour.
In Touch has gotten their hands on Madonna’s backstage rider, and it seems Madonna does not like to travel light. While we know her kids Lourdes and Rocco travel with their mother, she also has a 200-person entourage that includes 30 bodyguards, personal chefs, a yoga instructor, an acupuncturist and even an on-site dry cleaner.
There are to me no less than 20 international phone lines in her dressing room which is required to be draped in a special fabric and “filled with lilies and white and light-pink roses that have stems trimmed to precisely six inches.”
That’s not all. During her down time Madonna wants her hotel room to “feel like her home away from home.”
“She requires all furniture be removed from the rooms and replaced with her own pieces that she has shipped in,” according to an insider.
Are all of Madonna’s demands met? Let’s put it this way. Would you want to make Madonna unhappy? I didn’t think so.