July 30, 2010

Entertainment News

Kings Of Leon were forced to abandon their show in St Louis, Missouri July 23, 2010 after they were hit by pigeon droppings. An infestation of birds in the rafters of the Verizon Amphitheatre saw the band bombarded as soon as they took to the stage.

Writing on Twitter drummer Nathan Followill explained: "So sorry St Louis. We had to bail, pigeons shitting in (bassist) Jared's mouth and it was too unsanitary to continue."

According to the band's management the quartet tried to continue but such was the ferocity and direction of the bird excrement that after three songs the group felt they could only call it a night and retreat. "Jared [Followill] was hit several times during the first two songs," said management spokesman Andy Mendelsohn. "On the third song, when he was hit in the cheek and some of it landed near his mouth, they couldn't deal any longer. It's not only disgusting it's a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there."
The pigeons had earlier provided fair warning of their intentions. Support bands The Postelles and The Stills left the stage complaining of getting riddled with large amounts of bird droppings. Venue managers told the band's representatives earlier on Friday about "a significant pigeon infestation problem with summer shows over the years, but they were doing all they could to fix it," the statement said. - NME.

PS: Anything that falls from the sky in Singapore is considered "killer litter".

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