Star's Weston Park headline performance draws muted response
The pop star, wearing a midriff-baring Union Jack shirt, fishnet leggings, short jean shorts and a leather jacket, arrived on stage while dancing against a pole as she began singing ‘Only Girl (In The World)’. Later on in her set, she sat straddled on top of a pink smoke-blowing cannon while her backup dancers carried pink rifle guns.
Rihanna also showed off her instrumental skills, playing drums at the end of ‘Breakin’ Dishes’.
Many fans, like Sam Bathgate, 17, thought the performance was “amazing. Everything she did was dead good. The way she was dressed looked gorgeous – it was absolutely fab. She pulled it all off really well, and she had me singing along to every single song she did.”
However, for some festival-goers, the show lacked audience interaction. “It was a really good performance, performance-wise,” Frances Clark, 23 told NME. “But she didn’t speak to the audience very much, which I think is important to make you feel part of it. I just wanted a bit more of that, really.”
‘Only Girl (In The World)’
‘Shut Up And Drive’
‘Pon De Replay’ (interlude)
‘What’s My Name’
‘Don’t Stop The Music’