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Published:April 4th, 2011 10:44 EST

Charlie Sheen Makes Comeback In Chicago After Detroit Disaster

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Depending on who you asked, Charlie Sheen either `brought his A-game` or `sucked` during the second stop of his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option live-show tour in Chicago on Sunday.


In either case, the crowd was a lot more welcoming than the disastrous Detroit show the night before. This time, only a handful of people walked out of the 3,600-seat Chicago Theatre, which was about three-quarters full, and few if any shouts of `refund!` could be heard.,,20478985,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines

Charlie Sheen`s opening show of his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" live-show tour was an unmitigated disaster. Sheen`s fans in Detroit treated him like he was the offspring of Dick Cheney and the Antichrist.

In hindsight is was an error of epic proportions for the controversial actor to open his tour in Detroit, he might as well have selected downtown Kabul.

Detroit is a failed city, its post-apocalyptic landscape of abandoned houses should be enough to scare any sane entertainer from contemplating playing there. Sheen is not sane thus his decision to start his tour in Detroit.

There is a malaise of dread and depression that hangs over Detroit like a radioactive cloud. People in the Motor City were in no mood for Sheen`s absurd take on life.

Sheen`s second show in Chicago wasn`t exactly a resounding success, but at least the audience wasn`t on the verge of killing him.

Maybe things will get better for Sheen as the tour progresses, maybe not. But at least the warlock knows that if he survived Detroit, he can survive the rest of the tour.

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