LOUD Tour: Winnipeg

Rihanna may not actually be the only girl in the world, but she sure made it seem that way at the MTS Centre on Saturday night. The 23-year-old Barbados beauty’s star power soared as the set kicked off with dance anthem Only Girl (In the World) off her fittingly titled latest disc Loud as she emerged from an illuminated bubble far cooler than Lady Gaga’s egg. This came after four giant circular screens rose from the stage and joined the four others surrounding her. Girl knows how to make an entrance — and there was no shortage of high-pitched screams-of-approval from the mostly female, sold-out crowd of 12,000. (read more on Winnipeg Sun)

The name of Rihanna’s current North American trek is the Loud Tour, but there are plenty of adjectives she could have used. Pick one – flashy, sexy, daring, glamorous, high-tech, dirty – they would all do, and all would be accurate since there are plenty of words to use to describe a concert where one minute the star is simulating sex with a fan on a stage that sank into the ground before disappearing, only to reemerge riding a pink tank that shoots T-shirts while a group of dancers dressed in sexy camouflage danced around it? (read more on Winnipeg Free Press)

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