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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Floyd inflatable pig is recovered

A giant inflatable pig which floated away during a Roger Waters concert at the weekend has been recovered in tatters in California.

The pig, which measured the width of two buses, was found by two families on their driveways in La Quinta.

They will split the $10,000 (£5,090) reward offered by the Coachella music festival, from where the pig was lost.

The inflatable pig bore the image of a ticked ballot box for US presidential hopeful Barack Obama on its underbelly.

Prototype pig

The animal's flanks carried the slogans "fear builds walls" and "don't be led to the slaughter", with a cartoon of Uncle Sam holding two meat cleavers.

Former Pink Floyd star Waters said "that's my pig" as it drifted away during Sunday's gig.

The inflatable appeared at the Coachella festival in California

Coachella spokeswoman Marcee Rondan said: "It wasn't really supposed to happen that way."

The pig was tethered to the ground with ropes and floated away as Waters was playing Pink Floyd song Pigs on the Wing.

Pink Floyd had used inflatable pigs during their concerts in the past, and the lost animal was the same prototype as all the others, according to Ms Rondan.

The two families who found what was left of the inflatable have also decided to share four life tickets to the Coachella festival that were offered as part of the reward.

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Blogger Dusty said...

La Quinta is a very upscale neighborhood.

Wonder what they thought of Roger's message on the pig? ;p

title="comment permalink">April 30, 2008 5:24 PM  
Blogger Parson said...

Ah the happy La Quinta family...

"Mom, I saw a pig land in the driveway."

"Don't call your father a pig, only mommy can call him that."

title="comment permalink">April 30, 2008 8:43 PM  
Blogger Dusty said...

LMFAO Parson! ;p

title="comment permalink">April 30, 2008 8:47 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Wow. For once, we came down on "the man". . .

title="comment permalink">April 30, 2008 9:07 PM  

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