The Detroit “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour opening night probably wasn’t what Charlie Sheen would call “winning”… Now remember this show sold out in 18 minutes. Did show goers get their monies worth or were they left severely disappointed?
According to several media sources, the show began with an audience Q&A with Charlie answering questions like his favorite porn star and about crack cocaine. The he played an interview clip he did for the network and ripped it apart. The beginning got loud cheers, but later when he related crack use to the city of Detroit in a joke the crowd started to turn on him. At this point the audience started to boo Charlie. Charlie called in backup from Simon Rex (Um, seriously? He’s still around?) who came on stage to rap. Again the crowd was not pleased and people were seen leaving…
Per Huffinton Post:
“I was hoping for something. I didn’t think it would be this bad,” said Fugate, a 47-year-old from Lincoln Park, Mich.
“Brutal. I expected him to at least entertain a little bit,” said Rodney Gagnon, 34, of Windsor, Ontario.
So what was Charlie’s next plan to save himself? He started to play the track he recorded with Snoop Dog called “Winning.” The crowd began to cheer, but when neither Charlie nor Snoop came on stage they began to boo again!Then most of the crowd began walking out of the show. Charlie invited those that stayed to move closer. He complained about the quality of the audio and then walked off stage. Yikes!!! Seriously, what a train wreck. Total time of the show — Less than one hour!
What did these people expect? Seriously. I feel bad for them loosing out on their hard earned cash, but buying a ticket to his show is like buying a ticket to a Freak Show taking place in a back alley with features like the “Amazing One Headed Goat” or “The World’s Tallest Midget” and being pissed when it turns out to be a goat and some random guy chain smoking.
But while Sheen’s “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour did miserable in Detroit, sources say that he might have redeemed himself in Chicago. Apparently Sheen decide to “get back to basics” for his second show, staying up until 4am Sunday morning to rework the live act. Taking the stage with a standing ovation as the crowd chanted, “Detroit sucks, Detroit sucks,” Sheen urged the crowd to listen when he talked and not be like Detroit.
Show definitely has a different feel than last night. Instead of Charlie on stage by himself, he has an interviewer of sorts asking him questions.
He made it to the intermission with no booing and told more stories of his drug use and partying. Just like the interviews that started all this – Sheen figured it would help put him in the “zone” for some crazier nutbar rants. The show ended with another standing ovation from the crowd.
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