Monday, 10 June 2013

Rihanna

Cardiff Millenium Stadium

60,000 of us flocked to see her and with some anticipation we waited. However, I expected more and was a little underwhelmed when she finally arrived.

Raunchy is an integral part of what Rihanna does, but lately it feels she’s a one-trick pony, and a real shame, as she spent time just grinding and posing instead of focusing on her musical abilities...

Divided into three acts, the show had plenty of room for all 12 of Rihanna’s number one hits.

There’s no doubt Rihanna is a pop princess, but hopefully the next time she arrives in Cardiff, she’ll be a little more creative.


Set List:
Phresh Out the Runway (contains snippets from ''Jump), Birthday Cake, Talk That Talk, Pour It Up, Cockiness (Love It), Numb,

Intermission (contains samples from "Numb")
You da One, Man Down, No Love Allowed, Rude Boy, What's My Name?, Red Lipstick, Jump, Umbrella, All of the Lights (Kanye West cover), Rockstar 101, What Now,

Intermission (contains samples from "What Now")
Loveeeeeee Song, Love the Way You Lie (Part II) / Take a Bow / Cold Case Love (contains samples from "… more ), Hate That I Love You (includes "Get It Over With" outro)

Intermission (contains samples from "Get It… more )
We Found Love, S&M / Only Girl (In the World) / Don't Stop the Music (includes excerpts from "SOS"), Where Have You Been

Encore:
Stay, Diamonds