5 Musicians, Other Than Morrissey, Who Might Have Food Restrictions at Their Concerts
The first is that Morrissey is able to play a venue as large as the arena that houses the LA Lakers basketball team. The second is that Morrissey requested that all the vendors at the arena only sell 100% vegetarian food. The third is that the venue actually listened to him and is following his orders. McDonald's will be closed down, and a portion of all proceeds will go toward PETA. When Paul McCartney made a similar request years earlier, he had been turned down, but, then again, McCartney never made a case as strongly for vegetarianism as when Morrissey sang with The Smiths Meat Is Murder.
For years, bands have made strange requests for their dressing rooms, but this is the first known case of a dietary request for the entire venue. In the press release, the Moz said, "I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals." Hearing of Morrissey's (and the surviving animal's) success, we wondered what other musical acts might impose dietary restrictions on their audience.
5. Musical Act: Rush
Dietary Restriction: Only sausages being served on premises.
Press Release: Singer Geddy Lee proclaims, "After years of looking out at our audience and seeing a ratio of men to women that approximated 20:1 or 30:1 we decided to celebrate our fans with an honest to goodness sausage party. We will offer canned Vienna sausages, little cocktail wienies, and massive bratwursts!"
4. Musical Act: Lil' Wayne
Dietary Restriction: No fish being served on premises.
Press Conference: Rapper Lil' Wayne announces, "When I heard eating fish is good for the brain, I said f-ck the brain, f-ck the fish, and f-ck the Miami Heat. In fact, I f-cked Chris Bosh's fish!"