It's no secret that a lot goes into hosting Billboard-topping artists on the ASU Tempe campus SDFC fields every year.
In the months leading up to the event, members of ASU's Programming and Activities Board's Devilpalooza team are busy orchestrating all of the production's logistics.
Questions including 'how many pineapples do Rae Sremmurd need in their dressing room?' and 'what will Hunter Hayes have for his pre-show snack?' are nailed out months in advance through approval of the artist's hospitality rider, a list of requests submitted by the artist through their contract for the show.
The State Press acquired the Devilaplooza 2016-18 artists' riders through a public records request from the PAB.
Preparing the riders is fairly straight forward, but University policy limits what the school can accommodate on the artist's riders, Max Fees, PAB's Devilpalooza director and a sophomore studying civic and economic thought and leadership, said. For example, ASU's dry campus rule still applies when T-Pain is on campus.
Hunter Hayes, Rae Sremmurd and T-Pain still requested alcohol in the riders they submitted to the University. Their alcohol requests were crossed off and marked "University policy." Fees said some musicians will submit dry riders when they know the venue does not permit alcohol consumption.
Want to know which past Devilpalooza headliner had a dressing room full of all your favorite amenities? Take this quiz made using the Devilpalooza 2016-18 artists' riders to see who you should be bumping elbows with after the show:
Editor's note: Reilly Kneedler and Andrew Howard contributed to this report.