On Friday, Kings of Leon played a headline set at St. Louis, Missouri’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, but quit after only completing three numbers. The reason: pigeon poop.
The shitshow from the "Fire" and begins in the below video, which shows the lead singer getting pelted by one of the "hundreds" of pigeons perched in the rafters. At about 1:12, the drummer apparently gets hit in mouth. (Luckily, you can’t see anything too disgusting. This video is just to prove that something was attacking them and that they couldn’t take it, didn’t have enough umbrellas lying around, or couldn’t find the hose to clear the birds from their positions right above the mics.)
The band explained their decision:
"Jared was hit several times during the first two songs. 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," the Nashville band’s publicist, Any Mendelsohn, said in a statement. [Yahoo! Music]
Another video shows the crowd, stunned at being told the concert as over after so few songs — and for "security reasons."
These videos have sparked a fierce debate: one side says the band should have stuck it out and just "manned up," while the others say no one in their position would have wanted to continue either. What do you say?