Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Damn. I recall when it at least took teargas and riot cops to force a band off stage. Not bird droppings. I would also have wanted a refund, had I gone in the first place, which is highly unlikely.

“Pooping pigeons forced the Kings of Leon to abandon their St. Louis, Missouri, concert after just three songs Friday night, the rock band's management said Saturday. An infestation of the birds in the rafters of the Verizon Amphitheatre bombarded the musicians as soon as they took the stage, according to Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management. "Jared (Followill) was hit several times during the first two songs," Mendelsohn said of the band's bassist. "It's not only disgusting -- it's a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there," Mendelsohn added. Followill, who describes himself as a "germophobe," said there was already poop on his pedal and carpet when he walked out on stage. The aerial attack began during the opening song -- "Closer" -- when he was bombed in the face. His bass tech wiped most of it off with a sanitary wipe, he said.” (Click here for more and a video of the incident.)

Maybe they should have employed security cats. Click here for cat herding


Graeme K Talboys said...

Carpet?! And did he have a comfy chair and slippers on stage as well?

Peromyscus said...

They don't make rock stars like they used to, do they? Imagine what Ozzy would have done with a critical pigeon.

At the very least, they should have asked for a kestrel in their rider.

wv is hositan.

MJG196 said...

What a bunch of pussies. I just saw Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain perform as some idiot spat beer at them. Ya think they walked off?

I saw KOL open for the Strokes back in 2003 when they were still a hungry, powerful band. They are lazy emo-bandwagoners now. Pure atrociousness.