Ticket: $50. Alcohol: $15. Taxi: $25. Charlie Sheen: Priceless?
Sheen performed his much-anticipated show in Columbus at the Palace Theatre on Wednesday night to a crowd that gave him mostly positive reviews.
“I thought Charlie Sheen did a good job, and everybody that said it wasn’t worth it, it was,” said Amber Applegate, 22, of Hilliard.
Sheen’s first show in Detroit received bad reviews after he was booed incessantly by the audience and ended the show early. Sheen re-tooled his performance after Detroit, adding a question-and-answer session.
After changes were made, the next two stops on his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” tour, in Chicago and Cleveland, proved more successful, each earning standing ovations.
“After hearing all that stuff about his first show, I didn’t really know what to expect,” said Jordan Byers, 18, of Columbus, “but I thought it went really well.”
“He was awesome, the crowd was out of control,” said Sue Wong, 27, of Dublin.
Some audience members expressed surprise over certain content in the show.
“I saw a lot of breasts, I wasn’t prepared for that,” said Chelsea Robinson, 18, an Ohio University student. “There were many breasts.”
Although much of the audience had positive things to say about the show, not everyone shared those sentiments.
“It was mediocre, it wasn’t what I expected,” said JB Shock, 24, of Dayton. “But it gave me comfort to know that Hollywood celebrities are generally like my best friend.”
“I thought it was the most awkward, obscure show I’ve ever seen,” said Calvin Smith, 28, of Dayton. “Don’t really know what anybody was cheering about … I got lost after an hour.”
Sheen tweeted from the stage, saying “Tweeting from the stage of The Palace Theater..! I love you Columbus!! Just keeps getting better!! #winning,” with a photo of the crowd attached.
Sheen will continue his tour tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.