IPv6? Why, you are the first one to ask for it!

JC Dill jcdill.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 10:22:33 CST 2011


  On 02/03/11 2:55 AM, Alexander Harrowell wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2011 03:03:22 JC Dill wrote:
>> I *love* using Bozo filters.  Anytime you can trick companies into
>> revealing their true colors, you are a step ahead in the game
> AKA the Brown M&M gambit.

Exactly!

Per Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rider_%28theater%29#Unreasonable_Requests

Van Halen requested in the technical rider that a bowl of M&Ms be 
provided in their dressing room with the brown ones removed (failure to 
do so would not only mean that the band would not perform, but the venue 
would still have to pay the full fee). The objective of this wasn't due 
to any excesses on the part of the band, but was a method to determine 
how much attention to detail the crew at a local venue paid to the 
requests specified in the rider. Should the bowl be absent, or if brown 
M&Ms were present, it would give band members reason to suspect other, 
legitimate, technical and safety issues were also being performed poorly 
or were outright overlooked. David Lee Roth stated in his autobiography 
that this request was done as a result of faulty workmanship at a venue 
on an earlier tour which nearly cost the life of a member of Van Halen's 
road crew, as well as $85,000 damage to the venue and their own equipment.





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