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    Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:18:26

    Pigeons Poop Delays Kings of Leon Concert in St. Louis - Three songs in, fecal functions cancel out the fun

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    You know that song that goes, "Raindrops keep falling on my head?" Well, Kings of Leon should remake that tune, only replacing the phrase "raindrops" with "poop pellets," since three songs into their St. Louis concert Friday night, the Kings had to shut down the show thanks to "pooping pigeons," according to CNN. The band was performing at the Verizon Amphitheatre when the aerial pooping bandits attacked, hitting the band's bassist smack dab in the face.

    "Jared [Followill, the band's bassist] was hit several times during the first two songs," said Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management. "It's not only disgusting – it's a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there." Isn't pigeon poop supposed to be good luck? And this has to be the weirdest reason to cancel a show I've ever heard…and I've heard a lot of them!

    "I was hit by pigeons on each of the first three songs," said the musician and self-professed germophobe. "We had 20 songs on the set list. By the end of the show, I would have been covered from head to toe." After the cancelation, the band released a statement, which read, as follows: "We want to apologize to our fans in St. Louis and will come back as soon as we can."

    Should the Kings of Leon have soldiered on despite pigeons pooping on them?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.26.10




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