Rihanna performs in Toronto on her “777” tour.
With two shows down and five more to go, Rihanna’s “777″ Tour is in full swing. Last night Rihanna played The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, closely replicating her set from Mexico City the night before, save for a couple of notable changes. Midway through the show, Rihanna brought out a white box, neither big nor small, and announced that she had something to give away to a very special fan.
+ Watch fans greet Rihanna in Toronto, see what it’s like on board with the Rihanna Navy, and watch Rihanna perform “Love The Way You Lie” on her “777” tour after the jump!
The Toronto crowd had been READY, holding their smartphones from exactly 9 p.m. on (Rihanna went on shortly thereafter, so their insistence on punctuality did not go unnoticed), so when RiRi said she would be giving away the mysterious white box, their hands shot up and out with quickness.
“This gift gives you total bragging rights, you understand me?” Rihanna said, looking into the crowd deliberately, trying to find the right person. “Not because I gave it to you, but because this is next-level s***.” She went on to explain that in the box was a customized HTC mobile phone, engraved with Rihanna’s Unapologetic ’R’ artwork, the name of the tour, date of show, and the city. Rihanna went through the crowd, torturing eager fans by focusing on one, “what about this cute guy right here,” and moving on, finally settling on a girl in the front. While we couldn’t see the girl that she eventually picked, we assume she was very visibly under the minimum age to be allowed into the venue. “You had to be 18 to get in here,” Rihanna said, laughing, adding “so you are a star.”
Somebody’s going to be popular at school on Monday.
Following the show, Rihanna and her accompanying cadre of crew, Navy, and journalists got right back on the plane and flew through the night and much of the following day to Stockholm, Sweden, where she will play tonight.
+ Watch fans greet Rihanna in Toronto, see what it’s like on board with the Rihanna Navy, and watch Rihanna perform “Love The Way You Lie” on her “777” tour.
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