For fans of Rihanna in New York, the motto was "better later than never." But in Boston, the motto for Rihanna was: "better still, never late."
She showed up late on two straight nights, first in Boston then in New York. The fans in Boston were in a far less forgiving mood.
Boston.com reports fans at TD Garden booed Rihanna for starting her show Monday at 10:30 p.m. Doors at the arena had opened at 7:30 - and her opening act never performed.
The following night, she didn't hit the stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn until 10:15. But fans in New York cheered when she took the stage.
Her opening act, A$AP Rocky also got to perform.
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