It's been a weird couple of weeks for Oklahoma country music superstars.
First, Oklahoma-hatin' Garth Brooks fell on stage like a friend in low places while trying to jump around like an acrobat, and now Toby Keith is being criticized for being slobberknockered drunk at a concert. Maybe next week Carrie Underwood will have a wardrobe malfunction or something. That would be cool.
Saturday Night (9-13) Toby Keith made a tour stop at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana just outside of Indianapolis on his “Shut Up & Hold On” tour presented by Ford F-Series Trucks, and according to many of the concert goers, Toby was too drunk to perform, put on a terrible show, and now some fans are demanding their money back. A cavalcade of attendees took to Twitter and Facebook to complain about Toby Keith forgetting words, and generally stumbling through his performance.“Awful show last night so drunk it was pathetic,” concert goer John Collins tweeted out. “When your 11 year old daughter asks whats wrong with Toby !! #embarrassing.” Kari Woehler said, “Can’t remember words. I’m a nurse. What if came to work drunk?” Caitlin Gill says, “This is disappointing. Paid a lot for these tickets and he is too drunk to sing.”There’s been no public acknowledgement from either the Toby Keith camp, the Klipsch Music Center, or the promoter Live Nation about Toby Keith’s drunken state, but numerous fans have indicated they are reaching out to Live Nation requesting refunds.
Oh, give me a break. Do these square pegs not realize they went to a Toby Keith concert? HELLO!!! Literally every one of his songs is either about drinking beer, places to drink beer or utensils used to drink beer. He also owns a chain of restaurants called "I Love This Bar and Grill" and has starred in "Beer For My Horses." Complaining that he was too drunk at a concert would be as idiotic as griping that Snoop Dog was too high, Wayne Coyne was too fried or Hansen was too gay. Get over yourself!
Also, can you really blame Toby Keith for getting drunk during a show? Wouldn't you do the same thing if you had to play Toby Keith songs for an hour and a half? I bet it numbs away the pain and takes him back to the good ole' days when he and ALF pitched long distance calling: