Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground started as a total joke but has gone through a twisted hype cycle that has made them into a real band, or at least a band real enough to get third-line billing at the UK’s Dot To Dot Festival. (They’re booked for Riot Fest, too.) The Dot To Dot audience yesterday didn’t take to Culkin’s innocuous pizza-themed Velvet Underground covers, however, and after only one song began to boo and throw full pints of beer at the stage. “Why are you throwing those? I’d rather drink them?” Culkin cried out. But after only one more song, he called it a night.
The Nottingham Post was on the scene to gather a reaction from the crowd: “It just sounds awful. I can’t believe he is doing this. Why bother? It must go down well in America or something,” said one brave unnamed audience member. “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,” added eternal optimist Jess, 19, before going home and rewatching Home Alone for the umpteenth time.
Festival organizers said that, “it’s such a shame that some members of the crowd had to ruin what was set to be an excellent show. […] Hopefully they’ll get to play in Nottingham again one day soon.”
The Pizza Underground tweeted:
Thank you so much Nottingham and dot to dot. Sorry that a couple people ruined it for everyone.
— pizza underground (@cheesedayz) May 25, 2014
Hopefully Nottingham gets the concert it deserves sometime soon.
by James Rettig