Internet, I have to post on a Sunday because my facebook, twitter and email accounts are going BLLLLLLLLLLLLL with links to this story and if I don’t write about it today, my little hat tip list at the end of this post is going to be longer than the actual post.
First, I love it that when people read pigeon stories, they think of me. As they should.
Pooping pigeons forced the Kings of Leon to abandon their St. Louis, Missouri, concert after just three songs Friday night, the rock band’s management said Saturday.An infestation of the birds in the rafters of the Verizon Amphitheatre bombarded the musicians as soon as they took the stage, according to Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management.
Ah, yes. The pesky pigeons in the rafters problem.They do so love rafters. That’s how they brought that bridge in Minnesota down.
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.”
People, do you know how many pigeons have to have been up in those rafters to generate that amount of poop?
Pigeons are evil demon knowing bastards, but an individual pigeon can only produce so much shit at one time. A shock and awe aerial assault like this would take planning, strategy, secret meetings with Satan, dry runs, and at least five dozen ninja pigeons with bloodlust and a willingness to die for the cause.
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 cheek. Poop. Pigeon poop. Near the mouth. By the mouth. Next to the mouth. Within an inch of the mouth. Taste buds. Pigeon poop. Mouth.
I think I’m having a seizure.
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