Published May 26, 2014Last year, former child star Macaulay Culkin caused a bit of buzz with his pizza-themed Velvet Underground parody band the Pizza Underground. Evidently the joke didn't go over quite so well in Nottingham, UK, however, since the Home Alone actor was reportedly booed and pelted with full beers.
Culkin and his pizza pals were playing at England's Dot to Dot Festival, and the Nottingham Post [via NME] reports that they were booed off stage after 15 minutes. The jeering apparently began after just one song, with concertgoers throwing full pints of beer at the musicians.
Once the beer-bombs began, Culkin reportedly said, "Why are you throwing those? I'd rather drink them!"
The band exited after things continued to get worse. One attendee was quoted by the newspaper as saying, "It just sounds awful. I can't believe he is doing this. Why bother? It must go down well in America or something."
The festival issued 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 band, meanwhile, posted this tweet:
Thank you so much Nottingham and dot to dot. Sorry that a couple people ruined it for everyone.— pizza underground (@cheesedayz) May 25, 2014