The first night of fighter jet Charlie Sheen's national tour may have been an unmitigated disaster, but the poem-fingered Vatican assassin seemed to have, uhm, recovered in time for Sunday night's Chicago show, which seemed to—the Chicago Tribune's Steve Johnson writes—"satisfy, if not amaze, concertgoers."
According to Johnson, Sheen left behind the weird videos and and rambling monologues and stuck with the onstage interview, during which he said he'd go back to Two and a Half Men if they gave him his job back, and said he was "wrong" to call costar Jon Cryer a troll. And, yet, a somewhat coherent show may have actually disappointed his crowd:
"I wanted to not go at all, then I read the review (of the Detroit show) this morning and it changed my mind," said Bill Termunde, 26, a Wicker Park resident who works in marketing. "I wanted to see this disaster."
Termunde and a friend paid $15 for $35 tickets outside the Chicago Theatre from someone who, they said, had made the opposite decision.
Sheen was, in a sense, bulletproof. "I'm not expecting him to do that well, or he wouldn't be Charlie Sheen," said Jenna Schaefer, a student at Eastern Illinois University from Gurnee.