Review: Charlie Sheen's Tampa tour stop brings cheers, groans and surprise guests to the St. Pete Times Forum
The question everyone wants to know: Was Charlie Sheen's tour stop at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum a trainwreck? Or did Sheen manage to keep it together and provide a halfway decent show?
The answer, writes Eric Deggans, is a little bit of both. In a 90-minute set ("that felt about 60 minutes too long"), Sheen told stories, answered questions, and brought out guests like comedian Jeffrey Ross, Filter guitarist Rob Patterson, "goddess" Natalie Kenly and Tampa's own Mike "Cowhead" Calta to help fill time. Sometimes, it actually worked:
There's is no denying Sheen's party hearty charm, which he wore like a suit of armor Friday, striding into the venue through seats at the side of the stage wearing a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey and backwards baseball cap. ... Ross delivered the most entertainment of the night, with a makeshift "roast" of Sheen that included a wish that he help the kid on his sitcom lose weight by feeding him cocaine and pay for his trysts with prostitutes by sliding a credit card under his, um equipment.
Photo (not from Friday): Associated Press