Charlie Sheen Tour Opens to Cheers in Columbus
Charlie Sheen got a warm welcome in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday night in the fourth stop on his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour.
Of course, Sheen is somewhat of a Buckeye State favorite, as the actor not only starred as Cleveland Indian Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn in Major League but also often sports Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians gear.
For the near-capacity show at Columbus' Palace Theatre, Sheen came out first in a Columbus Clippers jersey and then an Ohio State T-shirt and hat.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, he also thanked the attendees for buying tickets: "You came out to watch, and you didn't know anything."
But he also urged them to shell out for souvenirs: "Do me a favor. Go buy a T-shirt. I don't have a (expletive) job."
The show saw Sheen continue the format that he adopted in Chicago after getting booed in Detroit the previous night, whereby a moderator -- manager/tour producer Joey Scoleri -- asked questions and worked to "keep the train on track," according to the Dispatch.
Sheen talked about smuggling cocaine onto a plane with Nicolas Cage and partying with Bret Michaels. He also related stories of his recent Jamaican vacation with ex-wife Brooke Mueller and "goddesses" Rachel Oberlin and Natalie Kenly.
He also continued his tradition of swapping shirts with a female fan and received cheers every time he mentioned one of his catchphrases, including "tiger blood" and "Adonis DNA."
The Dispatch critic, Kevin Joy, wrote that the show "had little muscle -- or content." As for Sheen, he exuded "a laid-back persona that was almost likable, if the man had something to say."
In fact, the most newsworthy thing to happen was perhaps a drunk woman being dragged away by police, kicking and screaming.
"At least she was exciting," Joy wrote.