Things have gone from crazy to full on batsh*t insane on Rihanna's 777 tour. It started off relatively tame, with fans and journos alike crammed onto the Boeing 777 that is taking RiRi and company to seven concerts in seven countries in seven days. Rihanna walked the cabin, Cristal and cognac by the barrel load, pouring glasses for everyone and having a generally merry time en route to stop one in Mexico City. Then it was Toronto, followed by Stockholm and then Paris, where there were some technical difficulties, before moving onto Berlin.
At this stage, you should remember that everyone involved in this, from Rihanna herself to the press and fans on the plane, have been going for five days straight. Now Rihanna and her team may be used to this what with all the touring they do, but the press? That's a different story. Never mind the strain of flying in general, but spending over 120 hours on what amounts to the bender to end all benders is enough to push anyone over the edge. Imagine having cabin fever on a festival weekend with some serious jetlag thrown in. That's what makes this happen.
Having been surrounded with each other for so long now, and having not seen the woman in charge offstage since the first day, the journos have banded together in mick protest with chants of "Just one quote! and "Occupy 777!" ringing out while Rihanna allegedly hides in a "panic room" on the plane. Here's hoping it's devoid of both Kristen Stewart and Jodie Foster.
There's also the fact that Rihanna is also facing some hefty fines for her continued tardiness, over £200,000 apparently. Seems like she can't get enough party into her day and that's making her miss her scheduled departure time in the airport. And you thought Ryanair baggage charges were bad.