While openers The Postelles and The Stills managed to complete their sets (though reportedly coming off stage covered in excrement) The Kings of Leon played only three songs before exiting the stage.
After the show, the band’s publicist, Amy Mendelsohn, released a statement saying, “Jared [Followill, the band’s bassist] 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 [with it] an longer,” writes BBC news.
The band’s publicist also added, “It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic hazard. They really tried to hang in there.”
According to reports, birds had been resting in the rafters of the outdoor venue, but fled when the band starting playing – “firing dirty missiles at the bandmates as they flew off.”
After what was presumably a long hot shower, a statement from the group was posted on Twitter, which read, “Don’t take it out on Jared, it’s the f**king venues fault. You may enjoy being s**t on but we don’t. Sorry for all who traveled many miles.”