New York City is just not the place for the entirely-played-out-I-can’t-believe-we’re-still-talking-about-him Charlie Sheen. Last night his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour came through Radio City Music Hall, and by all accounts it was horrid. Andrea Peyser especially hated it: “Charlie Sheen stank up Radio City Music Hall last night like a flatulent goddess,” was her quite lyrical way of saying it.
Satisfyingly, Sheen was booed off stage about two thirds of the way through his act, which apparently consisted of his tired spiel about women, drugs, and money. Again, as I’m wont to remind people, this is a 45-year-old father.
So what kind of suckers paid to see him? Take it away, Andrea:
At first the crowd — which favored 20-something men from the Island loudly drunk on beer, and fat chicks who spilled out of tiny T-shirts emblazoned with Charlie’s buzzword, “Winning!” — seemed jazzed at his presence.
“Fat chicks.” Cute, Peyser. Horrifyingly, Sheen is scheduled to also perform today. If you briefly lost your mind and bought a ticket, let this be your reminder not to attend. Remember what Daniel Singh of Queens told the Post: “I’ve had better conversations with crackheads in the Tombs.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 9, 2011