Imagine this: You’re working at a hotel and you’re given a rider—which is essentially a list of requests from an artist—and you’re forced to prepare the room.
You’re told the artist has banned any paintings or photographs of animals and faces and demanded that any “obstructive rugs” be removed from the room.
Sounds too crazy to be true, right? But then you’re told it’s Prince… and it all makes sense.
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“Prince’s list of demands has been going out to all his hotels in the UK before he arrives at them,” a source told the British newspaper, The Sun.
“His requests all have to be fulfilled or he won’t turn up to play.”
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The Purple One has garnered quite a reputation for his zany and unpredictable behavior—so much so that this story about banning obstructive rugs (whatever that means…) doesn’t even faze us in the slightest.
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In 2011, the Minnesota native made his festival debut at the Hop Farm Music Festival in England and he left quite an impression—but not with his music!
In addition to his various hotel and dressing room demands (which make banned animals and obstructive rugs seem reasonable), Prince insisted on having a limo pick up and drive him from his dressing room to the stage—a whole 80 feet.