Back when I lived in L.A., it became something of a running gag bumping into Corey Feldman at every Hollywood party I managed to get invited to because a) I was not an actor, and b) I was not famous, yet there I'd be at the mansion of Shane Black (writer of Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and other films) chatting up Elvis's daughter back before she had a record deal when out of nowhere, this recognizable face from childhood would appear and ask if we had any coke before disappearing just as quickly once we said "Nope, sorry".
"Was that Corey Feldman?"
Then a few weeks later at Seth Green's place. same scenario, different gal, and again at Alyssa Milano's back when she had just hooked up with the guy from Remy Zero and was warding off a determined Jack Black (sorry for all the name-dropping folks, but I'm setting the scene here).
"Fuck, will somebody get Corey Feldman some goddamn cocaine?" I joked to my buddy.
Even so, I can't help feel for a guy who has somehow managed to eek out a career in Hollywood despite always being seen as the nerdy little kid from Goonies or License To Drive. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw that he was #1 on Yahoo's trending list today due to a recent concert by his band Truth Movement at a minor league baseball stadium in State College, Pennsylvania that led the minor league team to release this statement:
The State College Spikes would like to apologize to our fans for Corey Feldman’s appearance last night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. While the nature of the appearance was not what we had anticipated for the evening, we would like to apologize to all fans who may have been offended by its content. We would also like to apologize to our fans for the appearance being so far below expectations.
We at the Spikes thank you for your support, and we pledge to present the best entertainment each and every night for the remainder of the 2015 season and beyond.
Based on the above statement, I was prepared to witness one clusterfuck of epic proportions in the video, but, aside from seeing that Michael Jackson definitely "rubbed off" on Feldman (sorry, couldn't resist), the performance isn't really as bad as what you'd see at a Killers or New Kids concert.
Yet the Spikes, whose performance on the field prior to the concert left much to be desired, felt the need to resort to Twitter to slam Feldman's performance.
What's the real story?