Dalai Lama rocks the house : photo by John Robb
Dalai Lama rocks the house : photo by John Robb
Dalai Lama rocks the house : photo by John Robb
Dalai Lama rocks the house : photo by John Robb

The Dali Lama is rumoured to be playing Glastonbury this year.


We wondered if that would mean a Rolling Stones style back stage- the veteran rockers had their own tent and  jiggly Jagger insisted on having his own running track built for him whilst the rest of the band had huge areas for their own personal ‘hobbies’.


The Dalia Lama might not go this far but like all great showbiz turns he does have a rider though and it’s quite interesting…

He prefers flowers in happy colours and in particular green.

Although unlike Smarties – he doesn’t like red ones.

His luxurious room at Brisbane’s Sofitel was to be magazine-free, there were to be no incoming calls and all alcohol removed from the mini bar – that’s for religious reasons, not because of how expensive they are.

No alcohol was to be consumed in his presence at functions and as for his meals, he also doesn’t eat after 1pm.

No chance of a big sleep-in then is there?

The Dalai Lama is a vegetarian and does not eat eggs, he likes to eat solo and and his preferred choice of beverage is still mineral water.

His favourite dish is momos, which are Tibetan dumplings (recipe not supplied).

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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