Rihanna arrived three hours late for a concert in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday night to the dismay of many fans who waited for the popular singer at TD Garden. This is the second time Rihanna was tardy for a show in the past three months as she was 4 1/2 hours behind on March 25 for a high school charity gig just outside of Chicago.
The 25-year-old pop star was set to perform in Boston on March 25, but the show was rescheduled due to her bout with laryngitis. The make-up didn’t go as smooth as planned, and Rihanna only performed for about an hour once she arrived.
If her short set wasn’t reason enough to anger fans, there also wasn’t any supporting acts to go on while they waited for her to arrive. Rihanna has no excuse for being late, as she has dealt with rescheduling before, including this past week.
Her show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was pushed back from this past Sunday to the following Tuesday due to the Brooklyn Nets Game 7 against the Chicago Bulls.
As you can see, Rihanna’s Diamond World Tour isn’t off to the hottest start, but she will look to regroup as she takes to Europe later this month. The tour will run through Europe over the Summer and return to the United States before ending in November.
The fans had every right to be upset, as Rihanna was three hours late and only took the stage for about an hour. Just past 10 pm, fans expecting a “no show” began booing as the crowd turned restless. Here’s video from the stands as the crowd’s patience boiled over.
Rihanna, on the other hand, enjoyed the show and addressed her fans on Twitter, though she doesn’t apologize for being late.
#BOSTON I will never forget this night!!! I truly have deeper love for you now!!! Thank you for making… instagram.com/p/Y_7aYuBM-y/
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 7, 2013
The lack of apology may have pushed fans to their limit, but Rihanna hasn’t showed any plans of addressing the problem.
Do the fans deserve an apology after Rihanna arrived three hours late to her concert in Boston?
[Image via Eva Rinaldi]