London: Looks like Amy Winehouse’s European tour has started off with a rough patch as the singer was booed and jeered by the Serbian audience during her concert in Belgrade.
Winehouse who arrived on stage an hour late looked intoxicated as she stumbled around the stage and slurred her words as she performed.
After missing her cue a couple of times, she proceeded to deliver a half-spoken and mumbled version of her song ‘Just Friends’, her last release back in 2008.
Halfway through, slurring her words which she had difficulty stringing together, she told the crowd at the city’s Kalemegdan Park: “Let me bring the band introduction.”
Although she tried to continue singing the song, smiling all the while, the damaged had been done.
After the singer failed to sing most of the song, she then came back in as the band finished, she looked surprised and then slurred ‘Just Friends’ into the microphone as an astonished crowd booed and halfheartedly clapped.
According to local press reports, the 20,000 fans described as a ‘scandal’ and a ‘disaster’.
Fans were also angry as they had paid about 35 pounds for a ticket, which is a lot of money in a country where the average salary is about 274 pounds a month.
One fan angrily wrote on YouTube where videos of her disastrous performance have been posted, that he was still mad at her
“She started a show and turned her back to public (btw, for most of us it was not that easy to give the money for ticket because of the economic situation in Serbia) and that was just the beginning of her disrespect and bizarre behavior,” the Daily Mail quoted a fan as writing.
“She did not sang one song from beginning to the end, Some of them she didn``t even tried to sing. Not a fan anymore,” the fan added.
Following the failed show, a representative for the singer said that upcoming festival dates in Istanbul on Monday and in Athens on Wednesday would be cancelled.