brandnewinfo (brandnewinfo) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Macaulay Culkin's band The Pizza Underground booed off stage and pelted with beer in the UK

Macaulay Culkin was booed off stage at Rock City by an audience pelting his pizza-themed band with pints of beer.

The Hollywood star has been trying to forge a music career with his comedy band The Pizza Underground by taking well-known hits and changing the lyrics to celebrate the American favourite.

But despite covering Lou Reed classics like “It’s a Pizza Day” and handing out fresh slices to the audience, Culkin, now 33, failed to win over the jeering crowd and stormed off after just 15 minutes.

One fan who didn’t want to be named said: “It just sounds awful. I can’t believe he is doing this. Why bother? It must go down well in America or something.”

The Dot to Dot festival where the band appeared started onside, singing along to the entrance music of New York, New York - Culkin’s home city - and excited to see the Home Alone star in the flesh.

But after just one number, they began to split and boos started emanating from the audience.

Soon the boos turned to booze, with members of the public throwing full pints of beer at the stage, soaking both the band and the audience.

Culkin stayed calm as security guards went into the audience to forcibly remove the culprits, saying: “Why are you throwing those? I’d rather drink them!”

But after one more tune, the missiles became unstoppable and when two hit him and his pizza-box playing band member, he called it a night.

Culkin said: “That’s the end of the show. Goodnight,” before grabbing his colleagues and leaving the stage.

More security guards rushed into the audience and The Post saw at least five more people ejected from the venue as the lights came up to a surprised audience.

Jess, 19 from Nottingham, said: “I feel really sorry for him. I mean, the music did sound terrible, but it isn’t very fair to be hit with so much beer and booed is it.”

The masses soon took to Twitter to share the experience.

Elsa Druiett tweeted: “Most surreal moment ever watching Macaulay Culkin bang on a pizza box singing about pizza. Yes, actual Macaulay Culkin.”

And Josh Bakewell added: “The fact that Macaulay Culkin got booed of stage in Nottingham with Pizza Underground is amazing!”

The organisers of the Dot to Dot festival said: "After barnstorming sets at both Dot To Dot Manchester and Dot To Dot Bristol, it's such a shame that some members of the crowd had to ruin what was set to be an excellent show. A sentiment echoed by the band themselves.

"Hopefully they'll get to play in Nottingham again one day soon."

Tags: culkin, music / musician

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