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How many people travel with the band for a tour?

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

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

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

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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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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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[quote name='Growin' Up' timestamp='1335479949' post='2135925']
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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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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[quote name='The Hit Kitchen' timestamp='1335490980' post='2135991']
[quote name='Growin' Up' timestamp='1335479949' post='2135925']
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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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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I think you're missing Growin' Up's joke.

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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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[quote name='kevharrison' timestamp='1335499121' post='2136066']
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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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."

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[quote name='kevharrison' timestamp='1335499121' post='2136066']
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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Uh-huh. Sure..

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


[img]http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu280/1981bruce/scan0002.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu280/1981bruce/scan0001-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu280/1981bruce/scan0003.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu280/1981bruce/TourItinerary.jpg[/img]

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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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Were they laden with guitars?

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As far as I remember, they had bags but no guitars. Or amps.

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[quote name='luckytouch' timestamp='1335518415' post='2136216']
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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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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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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[quote name='Jimmy the St.' timestamp='1335550052' post='2136363']
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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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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Don't forget the Panda.
The Panda who looks after the door to the Boss..B)

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