Defeat is an option.
Charlie Sheen’s opening night of “Torpedoes of Truth” was a disaster in Detroit. Audience members, according to several reports from news sources and audience members, starting leaving soon after show began at the Fox Theater. Snoop Dogg didn’t show. Appearances by Rob Patterson, and Simon Rex didn’t help. Neither did the fact that Sheen, as I wrote here when this was announced, has no show. He just expected to get up on stage. rant against CBS and Chuck Lorre, and accept accolades. Apparently not only the show end abruptly, but Sheen, I’m told, skipped the $500 plus after show meet and greet. Mostly people were heard demanding their money be returned.
How long before Live Nation pulls the plug? I’d say, not long, because what they don’t want is an avalanche of ticket refund requests and cancellations in every city. Bad publicity in one city is one thing, but tonight is Chicago and by Friday Sheen is supposed to play Radio City Music Hall. And once the plug is pulled, what about Sheen? A drug addict on a high three weeks ago, he is really just a broken guy who needs help ASAP. Maybe he can invoke force majeure and head to rehab. If tonight goes the same the way as Detroit, the party–which really ended about two weeks ago–is over. No tweets or word from Sheen since the debacle, but hundreds from irate fans.