Now, this is something I’ve always wondered about when I see nature’s creatures flying around during outdoor concerts. What do birds think of live music? How would a bird write a concert review?
Well, I guess these angry birds didn’t care too much for Kings of Leon during a recent St. Louis show.
I wish I could say that I was making this up. But I’m not. This is exactly what the CNN report said:
“…The aerial attack began during the opening song — “Closer” — when he was bombed in the face. His bass tech wiped most of it off with a sanitary wipe, he said.
Excrement struck each of his arms over the next two numbers, he said.
“I was hit by pigeons on each of the first three songs,” he said. “We had 20 songs on the set list. By the end of the show, I would have been covered from head to toe.”
Followill said he couldn’t see the pigeons above him and he had no idea how many there were.
“The last thing I was going to do was look up … but if that was only a couple, we must have caught them right after a big Thanksgiving dinner,” he quipped.
The group was determined to play for St. Louis fans even though they had fair warning earlier about the pigeon problem.
Yes, and what about the fans? CNN said this:
“…No fans got pooped on as far as we know,” the band’s publicist said.
Verizon Amphitheatre and concert promoter Live Nation did not immediately respond to CNN requests for comment.
The band is set to perform at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday night.
One of our friends attended the Chicago show and told us that KOL was great and that it was poop free (bird poop at least), and that there were no angry birds at the concert to review the show or ruin the night.
Here’s a video that puts the whole St. Louis situation in perspective.