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Take flight! Kings of Leon cancel gig after pigeon poops on their bass player
Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 07/25/2010 5:32:28 AM PDT by abbyg55

Rock band Kings of Leon were forced to pull the plug half way through a concert after their bass player was pooped on by pigeons. Jared Followill had been hit several times already when a particularly large splat landed on his face near his mouth. That proved too much for the rockers, who fled the stage in St Louis, Missouri just three songs into their set.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1297396/Kings-Leon-cancel-gig-pigeon-poops-bass-player.html#ixzz0uhA9fvfm

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: concert; kingsofleon; missouri; napl; pigeons; stlouis
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With so much depressing news these days, it's nice to read an article that's just plain fun. The comments at the end are priceless too. (This is my first-ever post, so please forgive any mistakes.)
1 posted on 07/25/2010 5:32:32 AM PDT by abbyg55
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To: abbyg55

It’s fortunate for them that they weren’t foo birds...

Cuz as we all know: If the foo s**ts, wear it...


2 posted on 07/25/2010 5:37:48 AM PDT by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: abbyg55

Lucky they weren’t playing in an open air beach venue in Florida. Those stealth bombing pelicans can drop a sizable load!


3 posted on 07/25/2010 5:40:46 AM PDT by poobear
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To: abbyg55

I was standing in formation at attention at OCS when me and the guy next to me got hit by massive seagull crap. It was dripping off of my cover, the guy next to me had it on his face. Couldn’t move either. We both failed inspection....


4 posted on 07/25/2010 5:41:03 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: abbyg55

“(This is my first-ever post, so please forgive any mistakes.)”

You did great. Just as good as the pros.

Pigeon poop can be very nasty stuff.
It is not always like normal bird droppings,
and often more like diarrhea.


5 posted on 07/25/2010 5:46:02 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: abbyg55

Everybody is a critic...


6 posted on 07/25/2010 5:46:26 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Word is, he got a mouthful. Eeeeeeeeew!


7 posted on 07/25/2010 5:50:31 AM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: abbyg55

This thread is worthless without pics.


8 posted on 07/25/2010 5:50:55 AM PDT by Allegra (I am not humblegunner...and Pablo is very wily.)
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To: abbyg55

I got bombed by a goose one day, and later I mentioned it to an Italian friend. He said it was good luck to have a bird **** on your head. I didn’t quite see it that way.


9 posted on 07/25/2010 6:00:29 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: Allegra

10 posted on 07/25/2010 6:01:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: windcliff

ping


11 posted on 07/25/2010 6:03:37 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: abbyg55
The band had already been warned about the pigeon situation but were determined that the show must go on, even after opening bands The Postelles and The Stills were covered in pigeon excrement as they came off stage.

LOL!! That's dedication!

12 posted on 07/25/2010 6:04:27 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: abbyg55

great band


13 posted on 07/25/2010 6:12:52 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: Yo-Yo

LOL....beat me to it. :)


14 posted on 07/25/2010 6:14:16 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Fresh Wind

My mum always says that if a bird cr@ps on your head, nothing worse will happen to you all day :D


15 posted on 07/25/2010 6:26:11 AM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: Allegra
Found one!

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16 posted on 07/25/2010 6:26:33 AM PDT by abbyg55
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To: abbyg55

Bunch of wusses. What happened to real rock and roll bands?


17 posted on 07/25/2010 6:34:59 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
Bunch of wusses. What happened to real rock and roll bands?

They're still backstage complaining that they got Evian water when their contract clearly calls for Perrier. Seriously, who'd stay on stage getting coated with pigeon crap? Calling pigeons "rats with wings" is an insult to rats, which at least don't take to the air to spray the world with fecal matter.
18 posted on 07/25/2010 7:01:48 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: abbyg55

Hey, what can I say? We St. Louisans are a tough crowd. :)


19 posted on 07/25/2010 7:04:13 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: AlexW
Seagull crap will eat through the finish on your car.

Pelican poop is blue, oily, and a b**ch to get out of your beard.

20 posted on 07/25/2010 7:08:04 AM PDT by doberville
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To: abbyg55

I don’t have to take this s**t !


21 posted on 07/25/2010 7:08:50 AM PDT by csvset
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To: abbyg55

Well howdy stranger....good to see you here!

Good job on the post, BTW....even though it’s a shi!!y subject!

;^)


22 posted on 07/25/2010 7:15:26 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: abbyg55

Bass Players Unite




Everybody Picks on the Bass Player


Remember the Movie "Spinal Tap"?

Who Was The One Who Got Stuck In The Pod?

The Bass Player!

Who Is The One Who Never Gets a Date after the Show?

The Bass Player!

Who Is The One Who Holds Down The Bottom While Everyone Else Gets the Spotlight?

The Bass Player! LOL!

Who Gets Pooped on By Pigeons?

You Got it.

23 posted on 07/25/2010 7:17:40 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Impy; Quix; stephenjohnbanker; SunkenCiv

Run, Forrest, run!


24 posted on 07/25/2010 7:19:44 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK,, and Reagan. Tax cuts work. FAnnie/FReddie hurt.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

;-)


25 posted on 07/25/2010 7:23:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: abbyg55

I had a bird poop on me while in the outdoor garden section of Lowe’s.

Of course, here in PA Dutch country, people think that’s a sign of good luck!

Go figure!


26 posted on 07/25/2010 7:26:48 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: abbyg55

I’m not laughing at him
I’m not laughing
I’m not laughing
....
...

:D :D :D :D


27 posted on 07/25/2010 7:53:29 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.)
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To: abbyg55; All

Paging Dick Cheney...


28 posted on 07/25/2010 8:01:11 AM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

That has to be one of the most fitting responses to a rock concert I’ve ever read of.

God bless the birds.

LOL.


29 posted on 07/25/2010 8:09:27 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Quix

As much as I like rock music, these stars can be as nerdy and dorky as anyone alive. [Grin.]


30 posted on 07/25/2010 8:15:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK,, and Reagan. Tax cuts work. FAnnie/FReddie hurt.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

AHHHHHH.

Even as a teen I hated it.

The literally deafening levels of sound are beyond absurd, addictive [as research shows—resulting in similar dopamine highs as drugs] and abusive.


31 posted on 07/25/2010 8:20:57 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Howdy to you too!


32 posted on 07/25/2010 9:05:20 AM PDT by abbyg55
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
Hey, what can I say? We St. Louisans are a tough crowd.

Teflon coated too apparently... "'No fans got pooped on as far as we know,' the band's publicist said."

33 posted on 07/25/2010 9:10:09 AM PDT by abbyg55
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To: abbyg55

Not a good run there lately. Mike Campbell of The Heartbreakers suffered from dehydration last week.


34 posted on 07/25/2010 9:14:08 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Quix

I must be resistent to that addiction. I frequently go multiple days without a single rock tune. If I have quality classical music, movie soundtrack, etc. — I’m just as happy. I appreciate the beat and intensity.


35 posted on 07/25/2010 9:15:16 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK,, and Reagan. Tax cuts work. FAnnie/FReddie hurt.)
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To: Quix

In fact, if I had a greater variety of top notch blue grass, I’d probably enjoy that even more.


36 posted on 07/25/2010 9:16:54 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK,, and Reagan. Tax cuts work. FAnnie/FReddie hurt.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

The internet is an entire field of Bluegrass. Pandora Radio, online radio stations.


37 posted on 07/25/2010 9:30:54 AM PDT by listenhillary (America is filled with idiots who voted for change. They are the ones we need to worry about.)
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To: abbyg55
After seeing what happened to the two previous bands, Kings of Leon proved
not to be kings of improvisation ...

Life's tough ... get a helmet.

38 posted on 07/25/2010 9:39:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: abbyg55; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Smiley - BalalaikaSmiley - Rimshot


39 posted on 07/25/2010 11:45:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: humblegunner

You play bass, right?


40 posted on 07/25/2010 11:54:39 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Fresh Wind

LOL! No wonder there was an open parking space there.


41 posted on 07/25/2010 11:58:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Tagline's whining about being grounded.)
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To: Eaker
You play bass, right?

Yes, but always with a hat on.

I've had stuff thrown at me but I'm proud to say I've never been shat upon.

42 posted on 07/25/2010 11:59:22 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: abbyg55

Kings of Leon?

The should have called themselves the Pop Group Poopcentric.


43 posted on 07/25/2010 11:59:33 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Gee whiz, everyone’s a critic.


44 posted on 07/25/2010 12:00:11 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Tagline's whining about being grounded.)
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To: Fresh Wind

45 posted on 07/25/2010 12:01:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: humblegunner



YET!

46 posted on 07/25/2010 12:01:43 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: abbyg55

I was walking with the wife one day when a pigeon dropped a load on her head.

She said “Quick! give me some toilet paper!”

I said “What the hell for?!! He is a quarter of a mile away by now”!


47 posted on 07/25/2010 12:03:11 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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Apparently the rafters of the Verizon Amphitheater were infested with pigeons

Something can't be done about this?

48 posted on 07/25/2010 12:06:12 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: mylife

I just spewed Pepsi all over my screen, da*n you! That was a real come back! LOL


49 posted on 07/25/2010 12:06:16 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen
Sorry ☺
50 posted on 07/25/2010 12:08:17 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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