Friday, August 15, 2008
First, It Was Conrad - Now Rihanna & Chris Land On Paynes Bay
This blogger is not much of a celebrity fan but it would be a mistake for a blog purporting to cover the west coast of Barbados not to mention that two of the leading lights of the pop music scene were recently in our neck of the woods. That’s right, Rihanna herself recently vacationed in her homeland, Barbados, with her famous ‘just friend,’ Chris Brown. I don’t know where they stayed but by now probably all of their fans around the world have heard about Paynes Bay because that’s where they were photographed frolicking on the sand and sea. One would have thought that with their money and celebrity they would have gravitated to the more upmarket beach just a few yards to the north - Sandy Lane - whatwith all the Louis Vutton and/or Yves St. Laurent luggage, etc., that Rihanna was spotted with at the airport. From the photos now making the rounds on the Internet it looks like the couple had fun although Rihanna looked more pensive (some might say apprehensive) than Chris. Be that as it may, Paynes Bay probably has not had such wide exposure since the Cubana air disaster off its shores in the 1970s or even the day ‘Conrad, the duppy’ landed there and immortalized the beach and himself.