Just a few shows into the latest leg of Rihanna‘s Diamonds World Tour, the singer is apparently going off the rails. After showing up 40 minutes late for a lackluster concert in Perth, Australia, on Tuesday, she doubled the delay on Thursday night in Adelaide, appearing 80 minutes late, ‘glassy-eyed’ and ‘obviously’ drunk, according to one reviewer.
“If her glassy eyes didn’t arouse suspicions, then her constant crotch grabbing and lack of actual singing would have given the game away,” the writer, Tobias Handke, continued. “Not that Rihanna didn’t give her vocal chords a good workout, but throughout the concert, particularly during the first half, she relied on a backing track and the harmonious support of her backup singers, while she concentrated on her dance moves.”
In sum, she was not worth the wait according to several fans, who aired their disappointment on Twitter:
— Rachael Bakker (@littlemiss_hypo) September 27, 2013
Rihanna was drunk at her concert last night.
— tahni // 4 DAYS AGO (@stylesrooter) September 27, 2013
— Sars (@sars_rec) September 27, 2013
@rihanna How about an apology or some sort if acknowledgement 4 the fans waiting 80+ mins for u in a frighten hot crowd?
— Courtney Sommer (@Ceejaay87) September 27, 2013
So Rihanna was 90mins late and apparently drunk. lovely,awesome,can’t wait till a real performer hits our shores. .hurry up @jtimberlake …
— KezCappella (@KezCappella) September 27, 2013
@rihanna disgusting performance in Adelaide.
— Robert Smith (@RobbieB911) September 27, 2013
— Stephen (@fansm92) September 27, 2013
@Channel9 Rihanna was terrible, off her head on either drink or drugs. 1hour n 20 mins waiting for her after the support act and as a
— gemma parker (@gemmaparker86) September 26, 2013