It sounded like such an awesome idea at the time.
Last fall, Rihanna took 150 journalists and 50 fans on her 777 Tour—that's 7 shows in 7 countries in 7 days. Who could possibly say no to that offer? Of course, as you may remember, it turned out to be a bit of a logistical nightmare to travel with an entourage of hundreds of people, and journalists complained about poor conditions, a lack of food or sleep, and no access to Rihanna herself. The tour documentary debuts tonight on FOX at 8pm ET/PT, and we got a sneak peek!
So right off the bat, I would say there was not nearly enough horror for my liking. I had read reports of journalists going stark, raving mad on this tour, in addition to stark, raving naked (though that, they did show), and I thought it was going to get a lot uglier.
The doc is divided up by the different cities, and in each you get to see Rihanna perform one song from her new album Unapologetic. You also see the reporters and crew members get increasingly exhausted, as does Rihanna. The music is fun, but you just feel bad for everyone involved, including the pop singer. She just wants everyone to have a good time!
Overall, it feels more like finals week at my college than a wild rock and roll tour, but that's okay. I'm sure it will be especially harrowing to view if you're someone who hates flying—the plane is packed and everyone is standing and running around the seats for during each flight. Ugh.
Are you planning to tune in tonight to Rihanna's documentary? Do you think you would like to go on tour with her like that? Are you afraid of flying, especially with crazy naked people running around? Tell us in the comments or tweet us @OKMagazine.