Remarkable riders: Wilson Center celebrity requests

Remarkable riders: Wilson Center celebrity requests

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - In the nearly three years the Wilson Center has been open for business in downtown Wilmington, several big name performers have graced the stage.

Have you ever wondered what these performers ask to have backstage?

In the "business," the term rider is well known. It's an add-on -- a specific term of an arrangement that might be unique to that performer. And in the history of show business, riders sometimes become fodder for legendary tales.

Sometimes you'll see things like: a police escort to avoid traffic; two full size Yankee candles; a lot of Red Bull; a lot of soda; and LOTS and LOTS of alcohol.

Since the Wilson Center is operated by the publicly funded Cape Fear Community College, we are afforded a rare sneak peek behind the scenes of the deals that are struck to bring those big names to the Port City.

We'll show you what your favorite stars have on their backstage wish lists Tuesday, May 1 on WECT News at 11.

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