DAILY DIRT: What does T-Swift want in her dressing room…besides Travis Kelce?

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Twizzlers? Really, Taylor? Jarrett Payton/Instagram

Daily Dirt for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023

And then there is the framed picture of astronomer Carl Sagan for Pharrell … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 757 of The Daily Dirt.

1. A couple of months ago we put together a list of some celebrities’ outrageous demands that have to be met in their concert contracts.

Consider the following Vol. 2 of what some of our pampered idols must have before they perform (thanks to buzzfeed.com):

  • Metallica: The legendary metal masters would demand that bacon be served with every meal. Non-stop bacon.
  • Jay Z: He demanded not one, but SEVEN dressing rooms, plus “high-quality” peanut butter and jelly.
  • Justin Timberlake: The singer has someone sanitize all doorknobs he will come in contact with every two hours.
  • Jennifer Lopez: J-Lo must have an all-white dressing room to “keep her mind and spirit at ease”. That means white candles, tables, couches, drapes, tablecloths and flowers.
  • Kanye West: An alcoholic slushie machine.
  • Paul McCartney: A brand of soap with no traces of animal fats.
  • Britney Spears: She’s known to have been partial to cheeseburgers without buns, 100 figs and prunes, toothpaste, fish and chip dinners … and a framed picture of Princess Diana.
  • Pharrell: A framed picture of astronomer Carl Sagan.

2. Here’s our new college football rankings:

  • 1. Georgia (7-0): Bulldogs are idle until an Oct. 28 matchup with arch rival Florida (5-2).
  • 2. Michigan (7-0): Wolverines meet in-state rival Michigan State (2-4) on Saturday. Next to the annual war to settle the score with Ohio State, this is always the most important game on the Michigan schedule.
  • 3. Oklahoma (6-0): The only game that should stand between the Sooners and a 12-0 record is a Nov. 4 date with longtime rival Oklahoma State.
  • 4. Florida State (6-0): Seminoles should be on upset alert Saturday. Duke is coming to Tallahassee.
  • 5. Ohio State (6-0): And now the fun begins. The Buckeyes host No. 6 Penn State in a game they may be missing their top three running backs.
  • 6. Penn State (6-0): Make no mistake, the Nittany Lions’ season rests on the outcome of its annual tug of war with their rivals to the west.
  • 7. Texas (5-1): Five of the Longhorns’ final six regular-season games are inside Texas.
  • 8. Washington (6-0): That 36-33 win over Oregon legitimized the Huskies’ ranking.
  • 9. Oregon (6-1): Four of the Ducks’ final five games are against ranked opponents.
  • 10.  North Carolina (6-0): a 12-0 regular-season finish is highly possible. The Tar Heels’ only ranked opponent in the second half of the season is Duke on Nov. 11.

On the outside looking in: Alabama (6-1), Notre Dame (6-2), Missouri (6-1), Ole Miss (5-1), Duke (5-1), LSU (5-2), Tennessee (5-1), Utah (5-1), USC (6-1).

3. Consider this a leftover from celebrities’ concert demands that appeared in Monday’s edition of the Daily Dirt.

I forgot to include what singer Taylor Swift regularly requests before and after concerts. In no particular order, according to Business Insider, look for these in her dressing room:

  • Numerous cans of Red Bull energy drink.
  • Welch’s Grape Juice.
  • Three boxes of macaroni and cheese.
  • A slice of pumpkin bread.
  • Twizzlers (licorice candy).
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. (Preferred flavor is chocolate chip cookies.)

Steve Thought O’ The Day Of those demands/requests from Taylor Swift, the most surprising to me are the Twizzlers. Come on, Taylor, those things are terrible.

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