Paul McCartney bans leather on tour
Staunch vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney bans leather on all of his tours.
The Beatles star, who is a keen animal rights activist, refuses to travel in limousines with leather seats and he also demands venue bosses remove all furniture with animal skin covers or prints from his dressing room.
In a copy of his backstage rider, obtained by Thesmokinggun.com, McCartney also bans meat and "all meat by-products" from the venue, insisting all food served there must be vegetarian.
McCartney also insists on having just natural wooden furniture in his backstage area because "nothing can be glass or lacquer".
The musician also provides very specific instructions for the floral arrangements he requires, demanding bouquets of white lillies, white and pink roses, two arrangements of freesia, as well as weeping eucalyptus, loose gardenias, two gardenia pot plants and a bunch of wild flowers. The flower arrangements must cost at least around £122.
The document states, "Paul McCartney is very fond of flowers... It is very important you use a florist that is reputable."
He also asks for six floor plants which are at least six-foot high and two which are four-foot, suggesting venue bosses buy "palm, bamboo, peace lillies etc (but) no tree trunks."
what do you think?
Yep - keep hacking down those trees for the wooden furniture! What a shame he doesn't admire the beauty of nature, banning as he does animal prints.
Why doesn't he just retire gracefully. Of course, they never do.
Doesn't his face always look very sad and droopy? :-(
Ha ha ha!
thats all leather except his face, if you were as bad as him you would think you would have to offer a free bacon buttie just to get them in.
This is just amazingly silly and misguided. Leather is a farm-grown product, like tomatoes. And glass??? How is glass furniture not 'vegetarian'?
I was going to address the glass ban too, but thought I might have been slated for not doing my research, which would have revealed it's made of boiled swan or something! Sounds ridiculous to me.
You go Paul!
I think he's still abit embarrassed about the Olympics.....80 000 people singing his song.....and he was the only one out of tune!