Tuesday, December 20, 2005
The audience at Dixie Chicks concerts is about 70 percent female, and that can lead to problems -- at least with respect to restrooms. The Chicks concert contract specifically requests arenas to take steps to ease the jam, by turning some men's restroom into temporary women's facilities, or using some backstage facilities ordinarily off-limits to patrons. The contract provides that this isn't "mandatory," though. You can see the contract at The Smoking Gun.
The obvious question would be whether a promoter would have a "good faith" obligation to at least try to fulfill a term that the contract says isn't "mandatory."