POLICE arrested nine concert goers before, during and after Rihanna’s gig at the Stadium of Light.
Officers praised the majority of the 57,500 fans who flocked to see the pop star on the Wearside leg of her Diamonds World Tour.
But some fans reported fighting and others said they left early on Thursday to avoid the drunks who were spoiling the night.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “People were generally well behaved and boisterous. There were nine arrests for various offences, mainly related to alcohol.”
Fans took to social networking sites praising the 25-year-old star’s show, but others reported fights and concerns over drunken behaviour.