Van Halen

What do you require of the music venues where you perform?

In what is by far the best infographic I’ve seen all year (hey, it’s only January 3rd), we get a look at Van Halen’s concert rider from 1982. My one question, who was drinking the Diet Tab?!

Thanks to The Smoking Gun for creating something that will give you at least three minutes of fun. And after you’re done reading, ask yourself this: is a 40% cut of the door and a couple drink tickets really enough for me, or does my band deserve more? 

[For David Lee Roth’s explanation of the “no brown M&Ms” clause, scroll to the bottom.]

Van Halen concert rider

So what do you think? Have you been underselling yourself in this troubled music economy? Let us know in the comments section below.

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