FlashMob! has a rider* at most of our shows. That rider usually includes a case of bottled water, green M&Ms, and a case of beer. Most of the band doesn’t have much of an opinion about what kind of beer is provided. One person^ in the band will not drink anything but Coors Light. So … Coors Light it is.
The first few shows, I tolerated the swill and appreciated being provided with refreshments at all. After many years in other bands playing bars in the twin cities, we’d be lucky to get one drink ticket covering a 4 ounce Dixie cup of a domestic tap.#
However, as I’ve “matured”, I’ve come to admit to myself what Coors Light really is; Metallic Flavored Urine. The “Silver Bullet” smells like the HHH Metrodome Men’s bathroom on Sunday afternoon (troughy). Does it really matter if you can tell if it’s “Cold” or “Super Cold”? “Thank you blue rocky mountain!”
So, the next time we’re asked what kind of beer we would like to have, I will raise my head high and say … “Can we get a white wine spritzer instead? Oooo, or Boone’s Farm! … PEACH, duh!!!”
* Definition: Rider refers to the little extras a band receives from the promoter at a gig, usually in their dressing room. Typical riders include things like food and beverages, or a pre-arranged amount of money that the promoter will provide to a band to buy themselves a meal and some drinks.
# NEVER includes Summit or Surly. Really? What’s more “domestic” than breweries in St. Paul and Minneapolis? Just be honest and say “Cheap Taps” (i.e. Coors Light)