It’s nearly Friday! Which may mean the weekend for you guys, but it means One Direction for me tomorrow! I AM SO EXCITED.
Macaulay Culkin is a member of The Pizza Underground
Sadly for all of you that are pizza lovers out there (or just like parody pizza bands for that matter), the Pizza Underground have announced they are cancelling their UK tour!
Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin is part of the pizza loving Velvet Underground tribute band who were recently pelted with beer at gigs in the UK.
It appears the actor was less than impressed with the audience reaction after he and his fellow pizza band mates were bottled with beer cans off of Rock City’s stage in Nottingham when they played Dot to Dot Festival on Sunday 25th May. The actor ended the show after 15 minutes into their set by saying “Show’s over guys, goodnight.”
The band took to twitter to announce the cancellation of their UK tour, which was set to hit Bedford, Southampton, Hull and Gloucester, and tweeted:
“sad that we had to cancel UK shows. Believe it or not we had fun! But all good things must end, and sometimes suddenly and w/o explanation.”
But the parody act were quick to dispel any rumours that the tour was cancelled due to recent heckling events at their gigs.
After a fan replied to their tweet saying he was “disappointed”, the band replied saying “we’re disappointed too. Had nothing to do with the beer tossers.”
Hmmm, maybe it’s something that’s just popular in the US then.
While I was stood waiting for the biggest super-group of the year to appear on stage right in front of my very eyes, it suddenly dawned on me that it had been 10 years since Busted broke up. And that was what started the show here in Bournemouth. A VT began which showed the upsetting moment for all Busted fans when they announced they were splitting up. But after a few minutes, and a cunning plan, the Busted boys (minus Charlie) arrived on stage in a flying DeLorean while the McFly boys, in their entirety, came out of the floor in a blast of pyrotechnics and onto the stage welcoming in the crowd with Air Hostess.
It was clear from here that the crowd had anxiously waited years for this moment. Everyone was screaming and jumping as the super-group moved onto some of Busted’s greatest numbers including You Said No, Britney and Who’s David, where Danny and Tom seemed to share most of Charlie’s lines between them. The crowd was in high spirits and the boys kept reminding us how awesome we were.
Then just as I thought everyone was Busted out, McFly played their number one hit Five Colours In Her Hair and everyone continued to scream and sing as McFly’s Danny encouraged the crowd to sing the first verse. Then the two bands battled off their greatest hits including Obviously, Sleeping With The Light On, Star Girl, Nerdy and Room on the 3rd Floor.
Now at this point, the band would have been on a 2nd stage UFO set, but unfortunately for Bournemouth, the venue seemed a little too small for that, but that didn’t put a downer on the crowd or the boys. Their energy was insane and instead they ran, skipped and bounced around the stage, never missing an opportunity to do a celebratory Busted jump or in Dougie’s case roll around on the floor in a traditional ‘hardcore rock out’.
Thunderbirds Are Go was the next Busted hit followed by a cover of I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 which saw James, Danny and Matt dancing in synchronisation.
The Jackson 5 hit went down a treat with the crowd who screamed as Shine A Light and What I Go To School For were played. The boys left the stage and returned after a cleverly edited VT showed the Busted boys “crashing” Tom Fletcher’s Wedding Speech which introduced Crashed The Wedding. Matt reappeared on stage in a beautiful bridal gown.
As the show came to an end, the futuristic Year 3000 hit was played to the crowd with an extended ending to tease the crowd even more. No doubt at this point, the boys were shattered but they didn’t stop for one minute before running and jumping off the stage in the traditional Busted-style jump with Harry being the last off, ending the show with the thousands of fans screaming for more.
As a graphic soon appeared on the screens in a Back to the Future font saying ‘To be continued…’, I thought to myself, that was genuinely THE best show I’ve seen in my life. If anyone knows how to put on a show, and do it well, it’s McBusted. I’m sure now we all hope that the ‘to be continued’ sign was a hint for something great to happen again in the future.
McBusted played 34 shows as part of their tour which ends on Monday. They will also headline British Summer Time in Hyde Park on Sunday 6th July.