Pink Floyd’s Inflatable Coachella Pig Crash Lands
What goes up must come down. No one escapes gravity’s familiar pull, not even Roger Waters’ giant inflatable pig, the Pink Floyd staple that was used as a stage prop at this past weekend’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Goldenvoice, the company behind the festival, offered a $10,000 cash reward to whomever found the enormous balloon when it came down. It finally made its landing on Monday morning in nearby La Quinta, albeit in two large, shredded pieces. According to a Reuters report, two couples found the remains in their yards. “We didn’t even know what it was then, but that’s all I hear about now,” said Susan Stoltz, whose husband Steve made the discovery when he went to fetch his morning newspaper.
The Stoltzes and their neighbors the Rimmers (no joke, I swear) will split the ten thou and each receive four lifetime tickets to the festival. When pigs fly, indeed.