At a recent concert in Goiania, Brazil, Paul McCartney competed for stage time with thousands of grasshoppers. One lady who attended the event described the “grim situation,” saying that “Paul was constantly shaking and scratching his head to escape locusts.”
McCartney however, handled it with professional aplomb matching his superstar status. Along with playing through the ordeal, at one point he even named one of the grasshoppers and introduced his new friend “Harold” to the audience.
During a concert in Dubai yesterday, a huge fan of Justin Bieber’s ran onto the stage in an adventurous attempt to meet the singer. Of course, a security guard quickly took him out in what became brief but drastic moment of chaos…
If you’ve ever wondered what foods famous musicians want to have backstage before a show, photographer Henry Hargreaves is here for you. He recently looked through the contracts of numerous big-name acts with an eye out for strange culinary requests.
The most famous odd addendum to a contract is probably Van Halen’s who requested a bowl of M&M’s with the brown ones removed. In their defense, David Lee Roth explained that this was a way to gauge whether their contract had been read carefully. If they arrived and their candy was properly divided, then other more important specifications were probably taken care of, too. If not, then they would have a contractual right to demand that the venue re-inspect their set-up.
Of course, many of the strange assortments of goodies below represent the celebrity’s sense of humor or capricious whim rather than being a clever test of contract compliance.
For added interest and challenge, Hargreaves created this series in the style of Flemish still-life paintings…
One bottle each: Absolute, Jack Daniel’s, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, white wine, red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, cough drops.