- Everything You Need To Know To Live The Gay Fantasy At Burning Man
- PHOTOS: The Men of Fire Island Rise for Ascension 2014
- And The Winning #EqualityInColor Pride Photo Is…
- A Glimpse into the World of Montreal Photographer Jean-François Portelance
- PHOTOS: 16 Reasons To Get Into The Gay Games
- The 8 Best Clothing-Optional Resorts To Satisfy Your Inner Nudist
- PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with the Montreal’s Showgirls, GoGo Dancers, and DJs
- PHOTOS: Glamberts Glitter In Briefs At LA Pool Party
- PHOTOS: Is Amsterdam’s Canal Parade The Most Festive Pride On The Planet?
- Montreal Gays Sound Off On What Makes Them Special!
- Gays Are Winning The Culture War And Here’s Why
- Tom Waddell Created The Gay Games To Change The World. His Dream Is Coming True
- PHOTOS: Stoli Guys Of The South
- Explore Dublin, London And Paris With The Spirit of Oscar Wilde
- PHOTOS: Montréal Prepares for the Biggest Divers/Cité Yet
Search the blog
POPULAR TAGSChicago London Pride Marriage Equality Los Angeles party haus San Francisco Photos Miami New York City pride haus GayCities Las Vegas benefit haus Fire Island New York travel Washington DC Theater Jeffrey James Keyes
On Tour With Rihanna: The End Of The Road
Nov 23, 2012 by GayCities
Rihanna’s final 777 tour date at Webster Hall was a fitting finale to a bumpy week. Whether it was the fact that it was the home stretch or that it was New York Fuckin’ City, Ri kicked up the performance a few needed notches. The show was a hit for Rihanna and a pumped-up celebration for the fans and journos tagging along with her.
We all heard and hoped for special guests on stage, but got Jay-Z in the audience. She gave him a nod during “Umbrella,” and rightfully so—he dropped a rap on the Number One hit, and the song made her the kind of star that can do these insane publicity stunts.
Overall, New York fans gave it right back during a performance that was equal in wattage to her impressive first showing in Mexico City seven days ago. The afterparty at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club had a lot of swagger but not as much camaraderie as similar outings in Stockholm and Paris. In fact, she and other players were holed up in a separate party room.
As press about the tour has hit the Internet, Rihanna has come under fire for not being available to fans and the press who joined her on this wild ride. Reading through the comments on this tour diary, it’s clear she strikes different chords for different people. Many in the LGBT community embrace her for being strong—but its important to remember she’s also still human.
The whole Rihanna777 tour was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s been a blast to write about, and I hope its been enjoyable to read. Now go and shine bright like a diamond— I’m going to bed.