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#1 Anders

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Does anyone here know? Are we talking band + 20 people? Band + 50 people?

#2 JoanFontaine

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

Do you mean assistants, equipment technicians, sound, lights, video, stagehands, hair, makeup, wardrobe, security, hotel, tickets? All of the above?

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#3 Anders

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

Yep. All the people that are directly connected to Springsteen Inc. for a tour or tour leg. Not local staff.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

I'm guessing at least band + 50 people. No?

#5 riverdude2

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

On the WOAD Euro tour leg, 15 were listed separately from crew. They included security and trainer etc. Crew numbered a further 92.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

Wow - quite an entourage.

I wonder whether he gets somebody to sort his M&M's out.


I hear he hates Green M&M's. Hates 'em.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:43 AM

Wow - quite an entourage.

I wonder whether he gets somebody to sort his M&M's out.


I hear he hates Green M&M's. Hates 'em.


Is that really true? I know for a fact that Van Halen (still) wants his brown M&M's removed from the rest. An acquaintance who deals with the tour riders from celeb's at our local arena mentioned this to me when they were in town last month. *sigh*
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:28 AM


Wow - quite an entourage.

I wonder whether he gets somebody to sort his M&M's out.


I hear he hates Green M&M's. Hates 'em.


Is that really true? I know for a fact that Van Halen (still) wants his brown M&M's removed from the rest. An acquaintance who deals with the tour riders from celeb's at our local arena mentioned this to me when they were in town last month. *sigh*


I think you're missing Growin' Up's joke.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:58 AM

It's not a joke. Bruce once fired two people for not looking after his canoe, but what isn't widely known was that they also were fired for not following Bruce's instructions regarding the removal of all Green M + M's from the dressing room.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:06 AM

It's not a joke. Bruce once fired two people for not looking after his canoe, but what isn't widely known was that they also were fired for not following Bruce's instructions regarding the removal of all Green M + M's from the dressing room.


That's gotta be a joke that I'm missing?

And the Van Halen brown M&M thing actually isn't as crazy as it sounds... here's a quick summery:

"Roth explained that many older venues -- i.e. the Spectrum -- weren't equipped to put on a "gigantor epic-sized Van Halen production." Their equipment was taking too long to set up, would get damaged and could have resulted in injuries. To make sure that the promoters followed their rider to the letter and keep everyone safe, the band included the infamous brown M&M request: If they saw the offending candy, it would mean that they the promoter didn't read the rider close enough and they had to do extra checks for safety."
Well sir, I guess there's just a meanness in this world...

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:43 AM

It's not a joke. Bruce once fired two people for not looking after his canoe, but what isn't widely known was that they also were fired for not following Bruce's instructions regarding the removal of all Green M + M's from the dressing room.


Uh-huh. Sure..
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

The list for WOAD Euro leg (names concealed other than band).


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

The day after the Magic show in Manchester, I saw Kevin Buell and some roadies who we recognised from the previous night's show. They were catching the train to London for the next show.
Seemed slightly strange.
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#14 Growin' Up

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Were they laden with guitars?
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#15 luckytouch

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

As far as I remember, they had bags but no guitars. Or amps.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

The day after the Magic show in Manchester, I saw Kevin Buell and some roadies who we recognised from the previous night's show. They were catching the train to London for the next show.
Seemed slightly strange.


Why strange? Would you expect the roadies to travel with the band? I'd be amazed if the band even all travel together...

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#17 Jimmy the St.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

We were wondering watching the crew set up in Albany if Bruce has 2 set-ups for equipment and speakers etc. and 2 set-up crews so they're always one stop ahead? He played Cleveland the next night which is an 8 hr. drive by truck. To tear it down it down, load it up, truck it out, unload & set it back up, all in like 16hrs? That would double the manpower, but I'm guessing they can afford it!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

We were wondering watching the crew set up in Albany if Bruce has 2 set-ups for equipment and speakers etc. and 2 set-up crews so they're always one stop ahead? He played Cleveland the next night which is an 8 hr. drive by truck. To tear it down it down, load it up, truck it out, unload & set it back up, all in like 16hrs? That would double the manpower, but I'm guessing they can afford it!


He did just that on the last tour... or the Magic tour, I forget... or probably both actually. So I wouldn't be surprised if that's his standard way of running a tour.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:22 AM

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