April 3rd, 2011 11:56 EST
Video: Charlie Sheen's Detroit Show Biggest Disaster In Show Biz History
"A sold-out crowd of more than 4,500 packed into the Fox Theater in Detroit on Saturday, curious to lay eyes on the media spectacle that has become Charlie Sheen. But from all reports, it was a thoroughly disastrous night for the "warlock."
First, audience members heckled the warm-up comedian so badly, according to RadarOnline.com, Sheen had to step onstage and intervene -- to no avail. The comic was booed off the stage, and house lights soon came up, causing the impatient masses to grow even more restless."
You didn`t have to be a psychic or a pop culture guru to have predicted that Charlie Sheen`s one-man show would be a disaster of epic proportions.
The crowd may be demanding refunds, but folks knew what they were getting into. According to most press accounts many members of the audience were drunk before the warm-up hit the stage. You don`t feel a compulsion to get drunk for a Celine Dion concert, you get blasted out of your mind only when you know you are about to witness a calamity on stage.
Poor Charlie received a standing ovation when he made his entrance, but a couple of minutes into his performance he was booed and jeered. If Sheen plays a college town he`ll get ironic cheers, but people keep it real in Detroit, and they were ready to crucify him.
Detroit was the first stop of a 20-city tour with dates throughout the month of April. For the warlock`s physical safety and for his emotional well-being, the promoter, LiveNation, must end this farce.
At one point during his performance Sheen shouted, "this is a good night to do some crack." Truer words were never spoken, that`s the only way I could have survived the insanity.
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Judyth Piazza, Joe Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Shakespeare and Doonby on the American Perspective Radio Program