On August 29, 2009, Kings Of Leon headlined the Reading Festival only to be annoyed with the crowd sitting through most of their set waiting to hear “Use Somebody” & “Sex Is On Fire“. This is what happens when a great band with albums full of great songs do when the crowd is just waiting to hear one song.
Caleb Followill later apologized by saying,
“I was scared that people were thinking that we did this on purpose, that we made this record “Only By The Night” so that it could be big. I took it out on the crowd, and at the end of the day it was probably our fault because of the success I expected everyone to cheer for everything we did.”
Just like Nirvana sabotaging or outright not playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” it seems fitting for Kings Of Leon to protest their “new” found fame although they had already put out 4 great albums.