Posted in music | video on April 28, 2008

the pig, pre-escape (more by Ryan Muir)
Pig

Anonymous wasn't kidding! As you can see in the video at the end of this post, Roger Waters' pig got loose at Coachella on Sunday - it just zig zagged away, never to be seen again. Although it sounds like a practical joke, I'm pretty sure this press release I just got is real....

COACHELLA ORGANIZERS OFFER $10, 000 REWARD AND FOUR FESTIVAL TICKETS FOR LIFE IN EXCHANGE FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF THE INFLATABLE PIG THAT ESCAPED DURING SUNDAY HEADLINER ROGER WATERS' SET

COACHELLA organizers are offering $10,000 and four (4) festival tickets for life in exchange for the safe return of the two-story inflatable pig that broke loose during Roger Waters' set on the final night (Sunday, April 27) of the 2008 COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. The pig escaped and floated into the desert sky just prior to the intermission between Roger Waters' back-to-back sets--marking the only back-to-back COACHELLA sets by one artist in the critically acclaimed festival's history.

Anyone with information on the lost pig, should email lostpig@coachella.com.
Watch it happen in the Coachella video below...

watch the pig fly away @ Coachella

...and keep an eye out for pigs on the wing.

Photos and more info on the Roger Waters performance is HERE.

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Comments (51)

Didn't this happen in the Homerpalooza episode of The Simpsons?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 11:46 PM

I got that at Pink Floyd's yard sale!- Peter Frampton

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:00 AM

THE PIG IS FREE!!!!!

Posted by Pigboy | April 29, 2008 12:04 AM

*cues up mccartney's "maybe i'm amazed"*

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:09 AM

hahahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:11 AM

this by far, the coolest thing that ever happened...ever...in history

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:15 AM

It's not like this is the first time this has happened to their pig.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:23 AM

Pink Floyd used the original giant pig as a prop representing the evils of capitalism when they were performing Animals. Pretty funny at the time, even funnier 30 years later.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:23 AM

maybe his palestinian friends stole it and took it
to back to gaza. he's the most hypocrite of them
all, the billionaire protector of the poor that left england to the hamptons because fox hunting
became illegal... a pathetic man.

Posted by danidin | April 29, 2008 12:30 AM

First Matthew Dear's hard drive, then some hipster's food money at the Dan Deacon show and now this?!?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:33 AM

danidin, lighten the fuck up!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:45 AM

“Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins.”

“Homer Simpson, smiling politely.”

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:49 AM

yea, wtf danidin, his brain is obviously addled from tripping too much. at least he has given us some cool music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:51 AM

GET TO THE "WORKING OVERTIME" PART!

Posted by Homer | April 29, 2008 1:01 AM

They let go of a pig during pigs during his whole tour!
It wasn't a mistake
it was a plan


do your research!

Posted by Bryce | April 29, 2008 1:30 AM

COACHELouS much?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 1:36 AM

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 1:38 AM

Didn't you guys see 'Children of Men'? It shows up in London on some rich guy's porch in a few years.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 1:46 AM

Publicity stunt.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:16 AM

the fucking press will probably claim Rev. Wright is responsible for this, too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:52 AM

I didn't know Beth Ditto was going to be working with Roger Waters.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | April 29, 2008 6:04 AM

GET ON THE OBAMA PHONE!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:27 AM

HAHA! Charade you are!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:43 AM

man, i knew it was only a matter of time before the beth ditto joke appeared

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:45 AM

i knew it was only a matter of time before The Anti-Semitic Diety-Promoter "Rev." Wright would be brought up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:51 AM

WHERE IS THE PIGGY AT? HURRY UP

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 10:00 AM

I wanna know where da' gold at....

Posted by Alabama Slamma | April 29, 2008 10:21 AM

Robamos el cerdo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 10:23 AM

Those lifetime passes should at least be VIP, so you can have access to the nicer restrooms and mingle with the Hoff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 10:34 AM

Free range pig!

Maybe the piggie was tired of hearing the same set list for the last dozen years - that does not even include "Pigs"!

Posted by drewo | April 29, 2008 10:35 AM

i bet daft punk is playing inside roger water's pig.

but at what time?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 10:45 AM

June 15, 2007, Irvine, California: "Impeach Bush" on the rear end. "What an Asshole" added. "Free At Last" on the bottom. At the end of "Sheep", the pig was released into the night sky, lit by spotlight, drifting north towards L.A. Another cosmic moment courtesy of Mr. Waters.

This was the show I went too
so I could only assume it was on purpose

Posted by Bryce | April 29, 2008 11:17 AM

Maybe they're offering the reward to pretend like it was an accident so they don't get fined for causing an enviornmental catastrophe. I'd imagine this is especially illegal to let a balloon go in California.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 11:31 AM

Danidin, Waters is sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, (meanwhile people like Streisand just contribute $ to the Israeli Real-Estate & Military fund), and he's contributed more to the arts in his life then you probably ever will. Not the nicest guy in the world, but who cares? The man's created some fucking great rock epics.

Posted by deb | April 29, 2008 11:33 AM

who cares....just a publicity stunt.

Posted by tim duncan | April 29, 2008 11:45 AM

FARTTTTT

Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:00 PM

Roger Waters, inflatable pig, flew away @ Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:20 PM

Sorry, it's not a publicity stunt. Why else would they shell out $10,000 AFTER the fact?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:25 PM

They've been letting the pig flay away at outdoor shows for the past 2 years. The first time was a mistake as Waters made a comment akin to "I've lost my fucking pig" onstage as the pig floated away, but apparently they liked the effect.

Maybe this was a special pig that they wanted to keep, or perhaps the Coachella organizers want to find it and keep it as a memento, but letting the pig fly away is nothing new. It's actually quite awesome to see, much more dramatic than circling it around the crowd and back like they do at the arena shows.

Posted by FRX | April 29, 2008 1:31 PM

On the Animals tour they detinated the pig at the end of "Pigs (Three Different Ones)".

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 1:58 PM

At the Iron Maiden show at the Izod Center, Eddie flew away. Broke right through the roof, it was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 3:19 PM

I heard the pig was buried in the new Yankee Stadium foundation? just a rumor.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 3:56 PM

"ITS JUST A LITTLE AIRBORNE! ITS STILL GOOD! ITS STILL GOOD!" -Homer, ep.3F03

Posted by Kurt | April 29, 2008 7:06 PM

when pigs fly


ohhh bad joke

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 7:25 PM

just a bunch of pigfuckers

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:30 PM

We don't have it.

Really.

Um,.. yeah.

Which begs the question: would you rathjer have this pig, or the $10K reward?


The mystery continues at www.floydfactor.com

Posted by Floyd Factor | April 29, 2008 10:53 PM

What is odd is it took days for most of the Floyd Fans to hear the pig was on the wing again

Posted by Susan | April 30, 2008 6:32 PM

And i thought it was only the audience that was flying on the night, must of seemed the drugs have finally kicked in. weh hey f3 at lastX

Posted by tony waters | May 21, 2008 8:53 AM

this was one of my favorite moments in rock, and i love the slogans on the pig.

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