The Mirror is reporting that Guns N’ Roses’ tour rider for the Download Festival requested a porcelain toilet.
Inside they had home comforts from America flown over, including their favourite Hershey bars and extra cheesy pizzas. Anyone who’s ever been to a festival is familiar with the horror of the portaloo, so it’s understandable the band demanded special porcelain bogs to ease their… comfort.
I’m told super silky toilet paper was also requested for the lads. Well, all those dodgy festival burgers can take their toll…
A source reveals: “When organisers of Download got Guns N’ Roses’ requests they were gobsmacked. It is the biggest rider the festival has ever seen, they have never seen anything like it. But they made sure it was exactly as they wanted.”
BBC reports that Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan showed an appetite for combustion by preparing for Download with a visit to a steam festival.
The band were staying at Stapleford Park, near Melton Mowbray, where neighbouring Stapleford Miniature Railway was holding a steam weekend.
McKagan bought a ticket for the miniature train but got caught up chatting with a fire crew.
Thousands watched the band headline Download on Saturday evening.
“It’s a shame Duff [McKagan] didn’t get the chance to ride on the miniature railway,” said Nigel Spencer, from the group that operates the ride.
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Putting maybe a little too much perspective on the visit, Mr Spencer added: “He’s obviously quite keen on fire engines too.”