Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 December 2014

No waiting game on second night as Rihanna struts stuff

Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Bridgette McGrath and Francis Mare. Pop Star Rihanna takes to the Stage in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Paula-Jo McCarry & Tanya McCarry at the Rihanna concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Alison Adams, Melissa Magee, Emma Smyth, Lesley-Anne Steele at the Rihanna concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Seanin McKeown, Niall McKeown and Niamh Coney from Coalisland at the Rihanna concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Fifth Form Students from Royal School, Armagh at the Rihanna concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Rihanna performs at the Odyssey Arena last night
Singer Rihanna has had an evenful few days in Northern Ireland
Loud: Rihanna thrilled her fans at the Odyssey
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Rihanna pictured filming her new video in the New Lodge in Belfast
Fans gather to see Rihanna
September 2011: A topless Rihanna romps through a field of wheat in Northern Ireland
Risque Rihanna adjusts herself during a photoshoot in the Northern Ireland countryside
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
A topless Rihanna romps through a field of winter wheat in Northern Ireland
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictutred this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit:Picture by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit: Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit: Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit: Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit: Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.Mandatory credit: Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26 September 2011 -International singer Rihanna pictured this afternoon at a field near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland where she was recording a video for one of her new songs.
Rihanna in a field outside Bangor yesterday

Rihanna disappointed fans on Thursday by arriving on stage an hour-and-a-half late.

Last night, at the second of three Belfast concerts, she appeared to have learned her lesson, keeping us waiting for just 20 minutes or so.

She strode into view at five past nine, sporting a modest — for her — blue dress, together with neon pink and yellow high heels.

But the sticky heat inside the sold-out Odyssey Arena was clearly too much for the Barbadian star.

By the second song she had stripped down to a bikini. And her patter was as potty-mouthed as ever.

“Put your f**king hands up,” the singer demanded.

Huge video screens made sure even people at the back could see every inch of skin and bead of sweat, while the monstrous PA ensured it was loud enough to be heard all the way to Bangor.

Meanwhile, following the diva’s time-keeping debacle on Thursday night, the fan reaction was mixed.

Julie Kerr, who attended the show, said the delay had a knock-on effect for young children and their parents. “There was a really bad atmosphere as we were all kept waiting and waiting.

“A lot of people had to get lifts and there were children there who had to get out for school in the morning.”

Another fan said she was forced to leave early with her young daughter who was “falling asleep by the time Rihanna came on stage”.

She added that it was the “worst £300 I’ve ever spent”.

But some of her loyal supporters appeared jubilant at the chance to see the pop queen at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on the second night of her tour.

One tweeted: “Don't think it could rain any heavier...@rihanna in Belfast last night, would need her umber ella ella ella ella”.

Another commented, “Belfast!! The Newry girls are on their way!!”

One fan didn’t seem bothered by the singer’s late arrival on Thursday, writing: “Belfast was rocked last night by @CalvinHarris & @rihanna the long wait didn't even matter, top night!”

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