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Grimes has the most adorable tour rider in indie rock

The musician posted her rider to Tumblr, and it's adorable.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 9, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 4:36 am CDT

Canadian electronic musician Grimes (real name Claire Boucher) played the Austin City Limits Music Festival last weekend and returns this weekend for the fest’s second spin. As often happens with festivals of that magnitude, riders and backstage hospitality are important to certain musicians. On Monday, she posted excerpts of her backstage rider to her Tumblr.

In addition to eco-friendly plates, glasses, and silverware, and a ban on peanuts, there’s a special request: cute dogs. More specifically, “one cute bulldog, French bulldog, pug, or pomeranian” to hang out with, before and/or after the show. Chinchillas also welcome.


If you visit Grimes’s Tumblr, you might also notice the pop-up ad for “Adult Cat Finder,” in which a cat types feverishly on a computer, ostensibly looking for a “mature” mate.

Perhaps there’s some sort of matchmaking service for Grimes fans with cute dogs? Or maybe that will soon be its own Tumblr.

H/T Death and Taxes | Screengrab via Grimes VEVO/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 9, 2013, 5:58 pm CDT