Tuesday: New York, 12:05am

So here we are, the final ‘gig’ of what has been a completely ludicrous week of frustrated waiting around, amazing shows and an allusive popstar who does exactly what she wants to do, even when a plane load of the world’s media have turned feral.

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It was rumoured there would be guests tonight but to be honest she doesn’t really need them. As much as everyone was banging on about access and all that boring stuff, the fact remains Rihanna knows how to deliver a fair number of hits to a crowd that genuinely want her to be amazing. More often than not, she really was.

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