Macaulay Culkin's Band Booed Off Stage At Nottingham Music Festival
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.26.2014
Pizza-themed bands aren't for everyone...
The Nottingham Post reports that Macaulay Culkin's band The Pizza Underground was booed off stage at the Rock City Dot to Dot music festival in Nottingham. Pints of beer were also thrown at the band, soaking both the band members and the audience.
The band takes popular hits and changes the lyrics to celebrate pizza, including turning Lou Reed's "It's A Perfect Day" into "It's A Pizza Day". The band also gives slices of pizza to the crowd. However, this audience didn't enjoy the novelty act and after fifteen minutes of booing, Culkin stormed off stage.
The crowd actually seemed excited for Culkin as they sang along to the entrance music of "New York, New york" (Culkin's home town). But after one song, the crowd turned on him.
One fan said: "It just sounds awful. I can't believe he is doing this. Why bother? It must go down well in America or something."
Culkin tried to remain calm as security removed those responsible for throwing beer. He said: "Why are you throwing those? I'd rather drink them!"
After another song, and after two beers hit him and his band member, he ended it early. He added: "That's the end of the show. Goodnight."
More security guards went to the crowd and at least five more people were kicked out as the lights came up.
Another fan 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."
One wrote on Twitter: "Most surreal moment ever watching Macaulay Culkin bang on a pizza box singing about pizza. Yes, actual Macaulay Culkin."
Another added: "The fact that Macaulay Culkin got booed of stage in Nottingham with Pizza Underground is amazing!"
The organizers of the festival released the following statement: "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."
The 2014 festival included over 100 acts at fifteen venues in the city.