Imagine standing in the crowd at Kings of Leon's show last week in St. Louis, Missouri. You enjoyed the opening acts, but now KOL is finally taking the stage. They play their opening song "Closer," do two more, and the crowd's really getting into it. Then the band calls it quits, skipping the next 17 songs they were supposed to perform.
You'd be pretty ticked off, right? Well the guys had good reason for keeping it brief and trust us -- you wouldn't have wanted to be in their shoes that night.
Pigeons hanging out on the rafters above the stage "attacked" the guys...with poop. Bassist Jared Followill describes the situation by saying, "I was hit by pigeons on each of the first three songs. We had 20 songs on the set list. By the end of the show, I would have been covered from head to toe." When his mom called, Jared told her, "I was attacked, Mom, but not by humans."
The two opening acts warned Kings of Leon about the grosstastic situation, but Jared says, "We couldn't believe what The Postelles and The Stills looked like after their sets. We didn't want to cancel the show, so we went for it. We tried to play. It was ridiculous."
Lucky for the fans, none of the pigeons targeted the crowd.