So after the first post about what is now being called “Pigeongate” by some reporters, more has come out about the Kings of Leon show. Among my favorite quotes associated from the flap about this show comes from the band’s publicist, who pointed out that “at least no fans were pooped on, as far as we know.” Oh good, what a relief. I must say that I would bet the band’s next gig in Saint Louis will be at an indoor venue like the Pageant or the Scottrade Center rather than the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. I’ve always liked the Pageant for shows, caught a lot of great ones in my time up there. CNN ran a pretty amusing video with live footage of the show in question, check it out.
The Postelles, one of the opening acts, have released a statement about the fateful evening, where they allege that there was more than pigeon poop falling from the rafters:
“It was truly an honor to open up for the Kings of Leon on Friday night in St. Louis. Unfortunately, it was a (expletive)-storm for everyone involved. Amongst other things, a bird fell from the rafters and died while our drummer was setting up (services to be held next week), very fine clothing was ruined throughout the entire night (the laundry bill was rough!), and our equipment was completely covered with…well, you get the point. On a positive note, our bassist John developed some really excellent/awkward dance moves while trying to avoid the falling onslaught from the flock in the sky. We look forward to coming back to St. Louis — hopefully indoors this time.” — The Postelles
Eek, dead birds falling from the rafters, not sure what is grosser. Certainly makes me think of the hilarious Monty Python dead parrot sketch, it could be one given all the strange factors in this story.