Forget about Britney - Amy Winehouse is the real queen of musical trainwrecks. The beehived songstress, who tellingly had a hit with a tune about her refusal to go to rehab, outdid herself at Cornwall's Eden Project Tuesday night. Fans say Amy seemed fine for the first couple of songs, but then she suddenly ran off-stage, and when she returned she seemed confused and could no longer remember the words to her songs. She spent much of the remainder of the performance slapping herself in the face and hitting herself in the head with her microphone, swearing and rubbing her nose. Devotees of the wacked-out singer who'd managed to last this long were then properly offended when Amy decided to spit at them. The singer finally dropped her mic and staggered off, to a chorus of boos and jeers. Said one ex-Winehouse fan:
It was a bizarre performance. She was disorientated, disinterested and dishevelled. I paid a lot of money because I was a huge fan - but I am not anymore.
I don't know what this fan is so bent out of shape about - sounds to me like Amy put on a hell of a show. What, you want to stand there listening to some broad boringly belt out tunes? I'd rather witness the spectacle of a gifted person pissing their talent away. It's tragic and poignant and apparently quite hilarious.
Thursday, July 19, 2007