Pizza themed Velvet Underground covers band leave early during gig at Dot to Dot festival
Macaulay Culkin’s pizza themed Velvet Underground covers band, The Pizza Underground, had pints of beer thrown at them before leaving the stage before the end of their performance at the Nottingham leg of the Dot To Dot festival yesterday (May 25).
Culkin is currently in Britain with his New York bandmates and was performing at the Rock City venue as part of the multi-venue festival. The Nottingham Post reports that the Home Alone actor “stormed off” after just 15 minutes following a negative crowd reaction.
According to the local newspaper report, the booing began after just one song. Full pints of beer were then thrown over the band with Culkin responding for the first time to say: “Why are you throwing those? I’d rather drink them!” However, his ability to endure the soaking ended shortly afterwards and the band left the stage after just three songs.
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.”
Organisers of the festival were criticial of the audience, of which around five members were reportedly ejected following the incident. The said in a 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.”
The band themselves also tweeted about the night, writing: “Thank you so much Nottingham and dot to dot. Sorry that a couple people ruined it for everyone.”
Thank you so much Nottingham and dot to dot. Sorry that a couple people ruined it for everyone.
— pizza underground (@cheesedayz) May 25, 2014