Homecoming artists ask for treats, celebrity appearances

Artists Iggy Azalea and Walk the Moon provided lengthy lists of requests in return for performing.

by Sarah Connor

Before performing in front of a packed TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, homecoming concert performers will snack on treats like Laffy Taffy candy, local root beer and mini cereal boxes.

Along with dishing out $135,000 for rapper Iggy Azalea and indie rock band Walk the Moon, the University of Minnesota will be stocking the homecoming performers’ dressing rooms with food, drinks and other oddities from their rider lists.

The University denied Walk the Moon’s booze and beer requests, which included a case of locally brewed beer and a bottle of top-shelf liquor.

The group also requested that Hollywood actors like Mila Kunis and Topanga from “Boy Meets World” attend the show.

Here’s a list of the other knick-knacks and goodies the artists requested:




Carpeted room or an area rug

One large comfortable sofa

Six folding chairs

Fabric tablecloths for all tables

Two lamps: one dimming table top, one dimming standing

Dressing robe and slippers (hotel style)

Two candles

Serving eight people: choice of chicken, vegetables, rice or macaroni and cheese, hot dinner rolls, Greek salad with feta, two pieces of tilapia fish

One electric teakettle

One box of Earl Grey or English breakfast tea

Sugar and cream packets

Throat coat tea

20 plastic Solo cups

20 paper hot cups (no Styrofoam)

One box of assorted plastic cutlery

One roll of unopened paper towels

Two lemons

Three bags of Lay’s salt and vinegar potato chips

One bag of good-quality

tortilla chips

One jar of salsa

One fresh fruit tray (no melons)

One deli meat tray with assorted breads, organic turkey slices and organic cheese slices

One dozen bottled waters

One Martinelli’s apple juice,

Nantucket Nectars’ apple juice or pressed apple juice

Packs of Laffy Taffy (must include banana)

One six pack of Sprite

Two bottles of Vitamin Water XXX




At least one case of room-temperature, non-carbonated bottled water prior to show

At least six bags of non-caffeinated tea (preferably coat throat) and boiling water

At least 12 bottled or canned sodas

At least eight Vitamin Water

Zero drinks

Club soda

A six-pack of local root beer

At least eight Naked juice drinks

Fresh deli meats, cheeses and toppings for lunch sandwiches

Fresh bread with olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette and fresh ground pepper

Fresh bowl of fruit

One dozen assorted mini cereal boxes and milk

Hummus and pita bread

Tortilla chips with local salsas and local queso/cheese dip

One jar of chocolate Nutella

One bag of baked chips or Popchips

A vegetable tray

A box of Sharpies

“We would like Mila Kunis (you know), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), and Topanga from ‘Boy Meets World’ (Danielle Fishel) to be on the house list/attend the show.”


At least one bottle of Jameson, Grey Goose, Kraken or Patron

At least one case of locally brewed beer

At least one case of Sierra

Nevada/Samuel Adams beer (or one similar)