Amazing Aim- Bird poops on bagpiper while playing Amazing Grace
I've never really had anything against birds (HAD being the keyword), but apparently some birds like bagpipers as much as Star Wars fans like Jar Jar Binks.
It started off a completely normal gig: a grieving family huddled together, stone faced men in uniform saluting respectfully, a piper dressed in black standing at attention under a nearby tree, and a bird chirping casually above.
As the service came to a close I got the signal to begin playing Amazing Grace. I struck up the pipes and played the first note, a fairly loud event, which apparently scared the sh** out of the bird (literally) who then unleashed it's hefty payload onto my shoulder. It may have been the first time I saw a military man nearly burst out laughing and struggle to suppress a smile. As I was already mid-tune my options were fairly limited, so I chose to glance over, take note of the damage, and continue playing as if this was completely normal and unsurprising.
I really can't complain though as it COULD have been much worse. It COULD have gone down my bass drone like a torpedo shooting down a tube into the heart of the Death Star, or worse- it COULD have gone in my mouth...