GSU performers request accomodations


Jackie Gutknecht

When performers come to Georgia Southern University for a concert, speech or presentation there are many requests that GSU must abide by.

In 2010 Ludacris performed for GSU’s fall concert at J.I. Clements Stadium and the university was asked to provide several items for the performer, including dinner.

Dinner for Ludacris could either be $40 per person, or chicken, pasta, steamed rice, mixed vegetables, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, salad, fruit trays and assorted flavors of chicken wings, according to the Business/Technical Production Rider included in Ludacris’s contract with GSU.

Some of Ludacris’s requests went unanswered, however, and he did not get everything he asked for in his dressing room.

One box of Trojan Magnum Condoms, two bottles of Grey Goose Vodka, two bottles of Conjure Cognac, two bottles of Patron Silver Tequila, one bottle of red and white wine were all marked out of the contract.

Other university visitors did not request as much. Former First Lady Laura Bush’s speaker contract from the Washington Speakers Bureau required that GSU be responsible for hotel accommodations for up to four people, not exceeding $1,000.

Soledad O’Brien, who also came to speak at GSU, did not request any other accommodations outside of those needed for her presentation, according to her Appearance Agreement written by the Signature Media Group Speakers Bureau