Macaulay Culkin’s band gets jeered off stage in music festival

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Nottingham, United Kingdom (4E) – Macaulay Culkin’s band The Pizza Underground has been jeered and booed off stage at the UK’s Dot To Dot Festival in Nottingham on Monday night.

The group, named after popular rock band Velvet Underground, was onto their first song, a Lou Reed cover that they changed to “It’s a Pizza Day” when the audience started booing and throwing pints of beer to the stage.

Culkin and his team remained calm during the throwing, while the security guards tried to keep the order. After 15 minutes of playing, the former child star said, “That’s the end of the show. Goodnight,” and The Pizza Underground went off the stage.

Following the gig, the band posted on their official Twitter account, “Thank you so much Nottingham and dot to dot. Sorry that a couple people ruined it for everyone.”

Organizers of the festival told the Nottingham Post, “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.”

Meanwhile, a member of the audience said, “It just sounds awful. I can’t believe he is doing this. Why bother? It must go down well in America or something.”

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