Rock In Rio

How do you kick off the largest concert series in the world?  Obviously with a fire work display like it’s the Forth of July! The first night of Rock In Rio (see previous post for full Rock in Rio details), started off with a bang, and featured performances by Claudia Leitte, Katy Perry, Elton John and Rihanna. Claudia Leitte was up first singing here heart out and shaking her sexy bunda then it was Katy Perry‘s turn to work the crowd.

Katy Perry was incredible!  It was amazing to see how many outfits she changed into, it was like watching a magic show while she performed Waking up in Vegas, Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night, Hot n Cold, Peacock, California Girls, Thinking of You (#1 in Brazil& Argentina only), I Kissed a Girl, ET and more.  Between all of the crazy outfit changes she also managed to invite one lucky Brazilian on stage for a kiss! But it was her closing song Fireworks which really blew me away, she even had fireworks shooting up from the stage (I’m such a child about fireworks so was loving it!)!

Check out the video above to get a feel of what it was like to be there live surrounded by SO many people!.   In between acts we got food, more drinks or went to one of the other stages to see the various artists as Rock in Rio provides folks with tons of ‘activities’ for in between acts.  Next up, Sir Elton John

Personally, I am a big fan of Tiny Dancer, but it was Rocket Man that was the biggest hit of his performance with the crowd, people were singing and screaming along. Besides my two favorites, he sang Daniel, Bennie and the Jets, Crocodile Rock, Saturday Night’s Alright and I’m Still Standing.
After much anticipation (yes crowd was booing and upset), but finally by 2:45am it was time for Rihanna to grace the stage……

When Rihanna finally came on the crowd went wild! Talk about a great performer, her energy was off the charts; the crowd (and I) were loving it! She opened with Only Girl In the WorldFollowed by Please Dont Stop the Music (video), S&M (video), Hard, Rude Boy, Shut up and Drive, Man Down, California King Bed, Pon de Replay, Disturbia, Love the Way You Lie, Unfaithful,  Te Amo, What’s My Name?, Cheers Drink to That (she actually took a shot with the audience (now that’s dedication:)), Living Your Life(video below) and she closed with Umbrella.

Rihanna-Live Your Life produced by Pamela Granoff on WellcomeMat Not your average concert ending as the fireworks display was even bigger than the first display at the start of the night!  I left the house at 2pm to head to Rock City, got there at 4pm and came home from the concert at 6am… it was totally worth it!
If you have a chance to go to any of the upcoming shows you have to do it! The rest of the line up: K$sha, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, Jamiroquai, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, Maroon5, Coldplay,Evanescence, System of a Down, and Guns and Roses!

Check out more pictures from Rock In Rio HERE

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