Fans: Kings should have sucked it up and played through the poop
Some people are apparently disappointed in the band after they abandoned a gig because they were being pelted with pigeon droppings from the rafters.
The group walked offstage in St Louis, Missouri at the weekend (July 23) after they were showered in excrement and one bird almost pooped in bassist Jared's mouth. And the NME says some people have contacted them to complain that unwillingness to stand in pigeon crap does not rock.
"What the f*ck happened to real rock stars?" moaned someone named Rgusto. "The fuggin' Sex Pistols would played extra long in these conditions just because!"
Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill responded, "You may enjoy being sh*t on, but we don't."
The New York government website (I assume pigeons are about the same across North America) says there are three diseases associated with pigeon poop: Histoplasmosis, which can cause infection, fatigue, fever and chest pains; Cryptococcosis, with which "It is very unlikely that healthy people will become infected even at high levels of exposure;" and Psittacosis a bacterial disease is characterized by: fatigue, fever, headache, rash, chills, and sometimes pneumonia. "Since 1996, fewer than 50 confirmed cases were reported in the United States annually."
The gripes continue over on YouTube where in the comments section of the video posted below, someone has typed, "I can reassure you if my job meant as much to as many people as that of supposed rock idols, then yes you could sh*t all over our matching leather jackets and floppy haircuts."
So, what say you? Should the Kings of Leon have stayed on stage and sucked it up? Do you have a price for which YOU would stand under a flock of pooping pigeons? Here's video of the show: