My Dream Rider: This Time Only

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Riders refer to the little extras a band receives from the promoter of a gig, usually—but not always—in their dressing room. One of the most infamous riders was Van Halen’s in 1982. They insisted on bowls of M&M candies with all the brown ones removed. Mary J. Blige asks for a brand new toilet seat in every venue where she performs.  Read on and Rock On..

The fact the boys from This Time Only aren’t quite megastars (shocking, right?) a rider at the best of times is a dream come true. The Bald Faced Stag in Leichardt once gave us 4 beers each and shouted us burgers for dinner. Best thing ever. We then went on to play one of our best shows to date. Coincidence? I think not. Imagine what we could achieve with our Ultimate Dream Rider below:

 

  1. A box of Chomps – They are a delicious time machine that take me back to my youth.

 

  1. Blue Gatorade – Apparently contains some sciencey things to help you be a Gladiator. It helps TTO survive tour hangovers.

 

  1. 3 cans x Every Flavour of Pringles – Greatest snack known to man. It’s the chips we can take anywhere. Tour van, pringles. Back stage, pringles. Poopin, leave your pringles.

 

  1. Young Henry’s Beers / Ciders – Some cartons to help us pump up for the show, to helps us through the show, and a couple to celebrate the show.

 

  1. Pretzels – The classic pairing for above mentioned bevs.

 

  1. Tennis Ball (one side taped obviously) and a cricet bat- Street cricket can take place anytime anywhere. We need to be prepared people.

 

  1. Tasty Toobs – If someone, for some reason was to get the munchies..then there better be some Toobs handy.

 

  1. Vodka – For kick ons

 

  1. Towels made of fine Egyptian cotton with the highest thread-count known to man. – We are an extremely sweaty band, so this is a practical request. However since it’s a “dream” rider we want the best towels money can buy.

 

  1. The Darkness’ – Permission to Land playing when we first arrive to the green room. We believe this needs no explanation.