Let's take a little stroll down memory lane, back to the halcyon summer days of 2010, when Kings of Leon cancelled a show in St. Louis after just five songs because a bird shit in the bassist's mouth. Yes, Jared Followill (seen above, in much happier times) got Hot Carled by a pigeon.
You know what would have been really rock 'n' roll? To keep playing even though a bird was pooping directly into your mouth and around your face. The entire world would respect that. What actually happened is more hilarious, though.
"Don't take it out on Jared, it's the fucking venue's fault. You may enjoy being shit on but we don't. Sorry for all who travelled many miles," drummer Nathan Followill said at the time. I, for one, do not enjoy being shat upon. In theory.
"Jared was hit several times during the first two songs," added band manager 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 evidence of this fateful day lives on some five years later. Around the one-minute mark below, the drummer starts to realize he's in a literal shitstorm:
Apparently, the venue had bird-shitting issues in the past, but KOL were just too fed up by being pigeon-poop-bombed to power through. The fans were psyched!
Never forget that Kings of Leon once canceled a show because a bird shit in the bassist's mouth.
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