LOUD Tour Belfast reviewSeptember 30, 2011
Jonathan McCambridge from Belfast telegraph has posted a review of Rihannas LOUD Tour show in belfast.
After causing a storm by baring (nearly) all in a Bangor barley field, Rihanna was back on more familiar terrain last night.
However, she still managed to create controversy, as her massively delayed stage appearance threatened to spoil the abundance of goodwill the Belfast crowd clearly had for one of the world’s biggest stars.
A sell-out Odyssey crowd of 7,000, mostly young women wearing heels longer than their skirts, packed into the arena for the beginning of a three-night run of Rihanna’s Loud tour.
Unfortunately they were left waiting for hours as the superstar did not take to the stage until very late, much to the anger of those present.
It had all started so brightly. Scottish DJ Calvin Harris warmed the crowd up, although they hardly needed any encouragement.
Apparently unable to play any instruments, Harris bravely improvised by seemingly playing a cassette of his favourite elevator tunes and repeatedly telling Belfast to “put your arms in the air”. He received a deafeningly positive reception — but the crowd was getting more and more restless the longer Rihanna’s arrival on stage was delayed.
Fans amused themselves for well over 90 minutes with the obligatory Mexican wave and some good old-fashioned mindless punch-ups.
Just before 10pm loud boos rang out from the masses, as there was still no sign of the elusive popstar.
Another 15 minutes with still no show and the boos became more sustained and ugly.
Read the full review here.