Amy Winehouse took the stage in Birmingham, England last night for the first stop in a 17-date UK tour, and she gave a performance like only she can. And by that, I mean she stumbled around drunk, dropping the microphone, tripping over stage props and cursing at the audience as fans booed and hundreds walked out. The Sun UK says:
The star appeared drunk and turned her gig into a crazed tribute to hubby Blake Fielder-Civil, which had fans booing and walking out … During the gig Amy had to be supported by her band as she almost collapsed in tears … As fans tired of the mumbling star and began booing, Amy turned on her audience. She said: "Let me tell you something. First of all, if you're booing you’re a mug for buying a ticket." … (One fan said): "She came on stage half an hour late. She managed four songs but was slurring her words and swaying all over the place. She fell into the guitar stand and dropped the microphone — it was atrocious. The song she dedicated to her husband was so bad it was like swinging a cat round your head."
They may have to rethink the ticket prices for this tour. The new prices should be: 20 dollars a ticket, 35 if she actually shows up, 50 if she shows up and sings, 55 if she sings coherently and 60 if she makes it 5 songs without literally dying.