Everyone’s a critic…

From the Irish Times

“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.

“It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic hazard. They really tried to hang in there.”

Drummer Nathan Followill apologised on Twitter to fans of the Grammy-winning band which is made up of three Followill brothers and their cousin Matthew who plays lead guitar.

“So sorry St Louis. We had to bail, pigeons s***ing in Jared’s mouth and it was too unsanitary to continue,” he wrote. “Don’t take it out on Jared . . . Sorry for all who (travelled) many miles.”

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  • William Markfelt

    Forgive me if you’re reading this over lunch but, basically, what bunch of pussies.

    Back in the day, I remember bands playing the Ulster Hall in a blizzard of gob (carrier of meningitis) and playing on. Showered in the stuff, they were, as an expession of approval.

    Pigeon Shit? Pah!

    ‘Queens’ of Leon.

  • Dec

    Sid Vicious took a full can of bear in the face and carried on ‘playing’ in Texas in 1978. Plus Cindi Lauper swallowed birdshit a few years back mid-gig and carried on. Question to Jared: how many times does a bird need to shit on you before it occurs to you that you should move across the stage a bit?

  • Shit on shit

    ‘Ehhhh they don’t know they’re born these days’

  • William Markfelt

    ‘Question to Jared: how many times does a bird need to shit on you before it occurs to you that you should move across the stage a bit?’


    This is the same fella who tells his bird that her sex is on fire and his best advice is to ‘lay where you’re laying and don’t make a sound’.

    Personally, I would have imagined a more common sensical approach would have been to get her to dip her ass in the sink, or run for the strategically placed extinguisher every domestic kitchen should possess.

    So perhaps moving across the stage is a bit beyond his reasoning powers.

  • William Markfelt

    Two members of Kings of Leon are wandering across Trafalgar Square.

    ‘What would you do if a bird shat on your head?’ enquires one.

    ‘I wouldn’t go out with her again’ says Jared.

  • Pigeon Toes

    Once had a customer complain that whilst coming into our building, a pigeon had crapped on her.

    Demanded that I “do something”.
    I suggested a shotgun, which apparently wasn’t the right response….

  • William, this looks like a Stormont pigeon strike [jpg file].

  • Pigeon Toes

    That could be more of a talking sh*te or hitting of fan incident though….

    May the curse of many *Pigeons* be upon their heads….

  • Rory Carr

    A little birdy flying high
    Dropped a message from the sky.
    “Oh,” said a farmer passing by,
    “I’m sure glad that cows don’t fly.”

    …though, on this ocassion, perhaps not.

  • Pigeon Toes