Pooping pigeons stop Kings of Leon show: Everyone's a critic!

kings-of-leonImage Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Christof Koepsel/Getty Mother Nature flipped the Kings of Leon the bird on Friday when the rockers had to abandon a show after being repeatedly pooped on by pigeons, according to CNN. The band were bombarded by an infestation of birds in the rafters of the Verizon Ampitheatre in St. Louis, Mo.

“I was hit by pigeons on each of the first three songs,” said bassist Jared Followill. “We had 20 songs on the set list. By the end of the show, I would have been covered from head to toe.”

At this juncture there really is just one question to ask: If you were a pigeon, which musician would you poop on?

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  • Me

    I’d poop on Lo just for sounding so pompous.

  • David King

    Wow nice job deleting all our comments. Why even have a comment section if you can’t take constructive critism. Luckily I can just stop coming to the website altogether, and report you.

    • Sara

      Yeah, what’s even the point of having a comments section if the comments are ultimately censored? Maybe this could have been avoided if you had proofread your work to begin with.

    • Yup

      Saying St. Louis, Miss, was really dumb. If it would have been St. Louis, MS, that would have been a little dumb, but the fact that they spelled out Miss means they actually had the wrong state. I would delete the comments and try to pretend it never happened, too.

  • gina

    I was there, it was the WORST DECISION THEY COULD HAVE MADE! I WILL NEVER GO SEE THEM IN CONCERT EVER AGAIN AND NEITHER WILL ANY OF MY FRIENDS! Grow a pair kings of leon!

    • whiskey

      Just remember everybody that bashes KOL for this if you went to work tomorrow and a pigeon dropped one in your mouth you would want to go home and you would probably sue your employer.

      • BMW328

        haha agreed, I think people just expect “rockers” to be able to take it… god only knows what those guys have snorted, drank, and screwed and somehow I feel a pigeon would not be the dirtiest thing on the list… I’m gonna have to call divas on this, there is no way that ampitheater saw in KOL’s contract “must wrangle birds”.

      • Adam

        Nah, if my job paid me thousands of dollars per hour to play music for people that truly loved my music… I’d let a bird crap in my mouth before every show.

      • 2fatcats

        I agree with Whiskey…Who in their right mind would work under those conditions? It’s disgusting and could cause illness. They are performers, not exterminators. And, why wouldn’t the venue take care of that situation before hand? They are offering refunds…

    • Winona

      Let’s cover you in pigeon poop before you go to work and see what happens.

      • Jerry

        Okay, but pay me the same salary they are getting :-)

  • Gonzo

    symbolism at its best

  • Jane

    If I were a pigeon, I’d have a poop smorgasbord: Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift.

    • Steph

      Rascall Flatts

    • Phil

      Jane I would normally be upset your trying to hate on Justin Bieber.. but your not even worth it to a pigeon to poop on. Waste of a perfectly good poop. LOL

      • who cares

        you are creepy, phil. why would a grown man care so much about a 12 year old boy.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Adam Lambert is great….for me to poop on.

    • HC

      hahahaha! YES.

    • jt.

      Rusty, not necessary
      this post had nothing to do with that dude.

      • marge

        jt, you need to go back and read the last paragraph of the article.

      • Nick

        actually it did…

        “At this juncture there really is just one question to ask: If you were a pigeon, which musician would you poop on?”

      • Tammy

        Um, the last sentence of the article makes Rusty’s comment relevant even if you don’t agree with him.

      • Tammy

        BTW, my choice as a target would be Soulja Boy. His degrading lyrics would make his concert a worthy target.

  • paige

    Mariah… definitely

  • matt

    I was offered a free ticket and turned it down. good thing because it would have been a waste of time getting a sitter for nothing.

  • Michael

    Widespread panic opened one of their last shows with their optic jam “pigeons” and dedicated it to KOL. Perfect

    • who cares

      what’s an optic jam?

  • Michael

    epic* (damn iPad)

  • Kevin

    There’s a scientific reason behind this. There may have some kind of chemical or some sh#$ behind or below the stage that have attracted so many pigeons and causing them to sh#$ on’em. Or maybe some bum rigged those pigeons. The pigeons that are attracted to some pigeon loving bum that feeds’em every day, feeds them some pepto bismol, and somehow the pepto bismol have opposite reaction to those birdies and have caused them to sh#$ on’em.

  • Amanda

    I’d never heard of KOL until I was taken to see them tonight (Saturday) in Chicago. Ugh. I wish I’d gone to see them in St. Louis last night so I could’ve gone home instead of sitting through a painful ear explosion. I was given the ticket, but I still want my money back!!!

  • Jenny

    Considering the lead singer of KOL sounds like he is in a constant state of constipation, I’d say pigeon crap is pretty fitting.

  • Sun 7/25/10 9:14 AM

    They had 18 too many songs on their set list.

  • Bob G

    Kesha would be a prime target

    • Cris

      I don’t think a pigeon would stoop to that level and waste its poop on her

      • Gabby

        Okay, then Jason Derulo.

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