April 30, 2008

When Pigs Fly!

You can't make stuff like this up!!! Seems they lost a flying pig at Coachella. Wasn't there a Simpson's episode like this?

Flying Pig Lost At Coachella; Reward Offered

Pig Floated Away After Headlining Set

INDIO, Calif. -- When pigs fly, a reward is offered.

Organizers for the Coachella music festival said the gigantic blow-up swine, released into the night sky during Roger Waters' headlining set Sunday, is still out there -- and they want it back.

The festival is offering a $10,000 reward plus four Coachella tickets for life for the safe return of the pig.

As tall as a two-story house and as wide as two school buses, the pig was led from lines held on the ground Sunday as Waters played a version of Pink Floyd's "Pigs" from the 1977 anti-capitalist album "Animals." Then it just floated away.

The pig displays the words "Don't be led to the slaughter" and a cartoon of Uncle Sam holding two bloody cleavers. The other side reads "Fear builds walls" and the underside reads "Obama" with a checked ballot box for U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Posted by Valkyre at April 30, 2008 09:06 AM