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Attack of the pigeons

It was Hitchcock’s The Birds, playground-style, this week as well-coiffed indie-rock superstars Kings of Leon were bombarded by an army of incontinent pigeons. They were forced to cancel their show in St Louis, Missouri, only three songs into their set as pigeon excrement hailed down from the rafters.

Their management spokesman gave a pretty fair explanation of their decision to walk out, telling NME thatJared[Followill] 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. It's not only disgusting it's a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there.’

Fans, however, have been less forgiving, with angry comments on the NME message board including ‘The fuggin' Sex Pistols would have played extra long in these conditions just because!’. Perhaps that fan needs to take a trip to Trafalgar Square and see just how much fun those flying grey vermin can be.

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