Thanks to controversy surrounding a student newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act request, the public now knows that Jack White is currently on a “no banana” tour, that he prefers his guacamole “chunky” and that he doesn’t think much of journalism degrees.
Those details were revealed after the University of Oklahoma’s OU Daily got curious about White’s sold-out performance at the university’s McCasland Field House. Staffers wanted to see how much the University was paying White to perform (upwards of $80,000), so they filed a FOIA request for the contract.
The paper received the document and published it in full on its website. Among the most interesting tidbits:
- White isn’t into bananas right now: “We don’t want to see bananas anywhere in the building.”
- The band is really specific about their guac demands. White and company require “fresh home-made guacamole,” and even provide a recipe.
- After the show, White wants “a New York strip steak, cooked medium, with steamed vegetables on the side and no sauce.”
from Poynter. http://ift.tt/16rscCM