As you'll know if you read our final write up or any blogs about sex dungeons and men dressed as turtles, Rihanna's 777 tour on a private jet around the world was what would commonly be called "a mindf*ck."
As she remained pretty elusive the entire time, the scenes on the plane were generally of the media on board filming each other, like this;
One day someone even went to the trouble of making "missing" posters of our mysterious leader. The LOLs that took place were quickly replaced with genuinely impressed mutterings of "Where did they find a printer?"
Our favourite bit has to be the hair description; "Black, different shades of brown, also orange, red, sometimes blond strands, half shaven, pink, purple, you get the idea."
But LOOK, she did come and see us all on the very first day. She wandered around pouring out glasses of $300 a bottle Ace of Spades champagne, and generally fooling us all into thinking this would be a regular occurence for the rest of the week.
Which it wasn't, so enjoy these while they last, yeah?
The guy next to us kept doing work while we were fannying about at the snacks cart. Look, look at his serious face while he edits video of a plane full of bored people.
Speaking of the plane of bored people, here are the press getting off the bus on the first day, all fresh and excited about the plane from LA to Mexico, wondering what the tour would have in store in its shiny, celebrity filled form.
Here they are when they realised it was full of waiting around in airports for six hours at a time.
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This was our favourite venue, Berns in Stockholm, Sweden. It made us a bit embarrassed about the London grotfest that was to come...
Oh yeah, (these are in no particular order, you may have guessed - we're still a bit too sleep deprived to start thinking of dates and stuff, and to be honest we have no idea when anything happened) when we got on the plane we all had goodie bags. One of the gifts was a bracelet with a gold disc on it, containing a teensy tiny actual diamond.
Click here to listen to Rihanna's announcement over the tannoy telling us that the string wasn't as "shitty" as it actually looked.
The awesome plane staff who had to put up with a bunch of drunk, moany journalists for over a week, always made sure there were snacks on offer when we arrived on board. We assume Rihanna ate much of the same, here are some of them.
LOOK IT'S RIHANNA AT TORONTO AIRPORT COLLECTING HER BAGS LIKE A NORMAL PERSON, WTF.
Here's the rest of the gift bag; perfume, t-shirt, headphones and SOCKS. RIHANNA SOCKS. THIS IS THE ACTUAL DREAM AND WE'RE LIVING IT.
Getting off the plane in.... Stockholm? London? Berlin? It all blurs into one... London. We think this was London. There are the buses for the hundreds of media and fans. Next to them are the cars for the one Rihanna.
WHO CAME BACK ON THE PLANE ON THE VERY LAST DAY AND SHOWED HER BEAUTIFUL FACE TO US ALL.
Just a few people keen to get a picture of her there...
Weirdly, we kept being given notebooks with Rihanna on them. What we were supposed to write in them, we have no idea. We ripped out some of our pages and made them into paper aeroplanes to pass the countless Rihanna-free hours on the jet.
We weren't very popular :-(
BUT AT LEAST WE HAD THE SOCKS.
For a more coherent explanation about how the tour was, read our final write up of it all (including actual quotes from Rihanna) HERE.