Not Winning! Sheen Booed at First Show

Charlie Sheen turns around his fortunes in Chicago  AFP

What did people expect when they saw him? He’s an actor who reads lines out loud for a living? On top of that, what would you expect to see at one of his shows? This idea was only hatched a few weeks ago – shows, well live shows we’re used to seeing, take more than 20+ days to plan. I think his ‘Winning’ ways may have finally run its course. And yet I bet anything he thinks otherwise!


Charlie Sheen got torpedoed with the truth at the first stop in his “Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option Tour.”

The truth is when people pay money to see you, you’d better deliver what they want or they’ll boo and walk out. Which many did Saturday in Detroit. The show started well for Sheen, as the crowd stood and cheered when he and his two “goddesses” took the stage.

Not long into the show someone in the audience booed. Sheen came right back with “I’ve already got your money, dude.”

Things only got worse. Sheen had said Snoop Dogg would perform at the show, but it didn’t happen.

Last night, Charlie Sheen got a standing ovation in Chicago. Sheen made some changes to his road show. He used a talk show-style format in Chicago, with an interviewer asking questions.

He asked Sheen how many times he’d been married and Sheen said “7,000. That’s why I’m broke.” He was also asked why he’d paid for sex in the past and Sheen said because he had “millions to blow” and “ran out of things to buy.” (AP)

A Hollywood Reporter attended Detroit’s show and offered these observances:

The five most awkward moments in Charlie Sheen‘s Detroit show:

1. Telling the audience this seemed like the right city to score some crack. To say this didn’t go over well is an understatement.

2. Taunting hecklers by telling them they bought tickets without knowing what they were getting. Not a good plan to tell an audience they made a bad investment.

3. Killing time by showing RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade), a 1986 film “about redemption” that Sheen wrote and directed, with Clint Howard and a young Johnny Depp. When loud booing cut the film short, Sheen said, “OK, so RPG’s a bomb. Whatever. Tonight is an experiment.”

4. Boasting to a hostile crowd about his new app, called The Masheen: “Let’s see, I have an app, you guys have zero.” Nobody likes paying premium prices for schoolyard one-upmanship.

5. Cutting to a musical break to allow the audience to “wake up” and then not returning afterwards. When the houselights came up abruptly, the audience looked shellshocked, though the smartest thing Sheen did all night was deciding not to take a bow.


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