I love a good celebrity rider. If you don't know what a rider is, let me tell you about this amazing thing. It's the list of requests that celebrities send to venues and producers so that their arrangements are exactly to their liking when they're away from home. For example, J. Lo's rider demands all white everything and Mariah Carey likes a good amount of fancy booze and "no busy patterns". Basically, having a rider is the only good reason to be a celebrity. You could be all "I want every copy of Bop from 1987, twenty-five (25) English Spring Spaniel puppies, and the entire room to be slathered in Nutella," and magical elves (read: hardworking employees) will make it happen! So fetch.
Anyway, Katy Perry's rider was recently released (er, stolen by TMZ?) and it's pretty good. Girlfriend is into healthy living! Good on her:
-fresh veggies AT ALL TIMES -- including spinach/broccoli/celery/beets/carrots/kale, etc.
-two large baskets of fruit -- one must be tropical.
-dinner must include a vegetarian option ... plus quinoa or couscous.
-ALL meals must be low-fat and health conscious and cannot contain MSG.
Katy's dressing room requirements are even more specific:
-fresh organic grown fruit (including SLICED pineapple, mango, kiwis, etc)
-fresh cut crudites (cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snap peas & celery ... plus ranch dip)
-whole grain tortilla chips
-large bowl hummus
-fresh made guacamole
Katy also likes fermented grapes -- 2 bottles of Pinot Grigio and 1 Argentine Malbec.
Um, that all looks pretty delicious to me. Katy, holler at me, girl. I'll be right over with organic, dry-farmed jicama and some biodynamic vegan wine and we'll watch Part of Me and cry along to it. So good.