Charlie Sheen kicked off his live show this weekend (wait, live show, what’s this now?) to mixed reviews. Opening night, Saturday, was at the Fox Theater in Detroit, where Sheen was heckled and booed before a ton of people straight up walked out chanting “REFUND” and he abruptly stopped the show and turned on the house lights. Hahahahha! Awwww. Of course, the fact that Charlie Sheen organized a 20-city live tour called “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” but then failed to actually prepare much of anything that you could actually call a show is not particularly unusual. The man is an alcoholic, a drug addict, a domestic abuser, and a narcissist. The part that IS confusing is that so many people paid what sounds like very good money to be at this “show.” What’s THEIR excuse? Also, this show sounds kind of incredible. From HitFix:
It wasn’t clear when Sheen lost the audience, but there were many awkward moments.
Sheen, known for his wild partying and rampant drug use, said he thought Detroit would be a good place to tell some stories about crack cocaine. The remark prompted loud, immediate boos.
At another point, Sheen showed a short film he wrote, directed and produced years ago called “RPG.” He sat in the front row to watch the flick, which starred a much younger Johnny Depp. Again, more boos.
Eek! But did the show actually start off with a bang?
But the show actually started off with a bang.
After a video montage of movie clips — Sheen in “Wall Street” and “Platoon” set to a guitar solo from Sheen friend Rob Patterson — the star emerged to raucous applause and a standing ovation. The cheering increased as the women he calls his “goddesses” took the stage.
The two women, a former porn star and an actress who live with him, carried placards with the words “War” and “Lock,” a reference to Sheen’s recent description of himself.
When the goddesses locked lips in front of him, Sheen smirked. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand.
“I don’t see a single empty seat,” he said.
That quickly changed.
As the showed bogged down, an audience member booed, prompting Sheen to reply, “I’ve already got your money, dude.”
Things only got worse.
“Tonight’s an experiment,” he said.
Hahahah. What? That was the bang? That sounds like a NIGHTMARE! Guitar solos and two sluts kissing? Yikes. Does EVERYONE who bought a ticket live in their parents’ basement? Because that is some parents’ basement shit right there. Of course, to make matters more confusing, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Sheen received a STANDING OVATION the next night in Chicago. STANDING OVATION! The Hollywood Reporter article also claims that he changed up the format of the show, but I’m not sure what that means. Like, by all accounts, he still came out on stage, made two girls kiss, and then proceeded to spew drug-induced egomaniacal delusions. Kind of sounds like a very similar format to the first show.
Oh, Charlie Sheen. You are very sick. Go to the hospital. Go to bed. And that goes double for people who are buying tickets to his live show. Stop doing that!