Pig found in La Quinta country club
Lorraine Whetstone and Marcel Honore • April 29, 2008
The inflatable, school bus-sized inflatable pig that floated away during Roger Waters' closing performance this weekend has been found in two parts in a La Quinta country club, according to Coachella organizers.
"That's definitely our pig," said Bill Fold, a Coachella producer.
Susan Stolz called The Desert Sun this morning saying she and her husband found a glob of vinyl in their driveway yesterday at the Hideaway Golf Club in La Quinta. Not sure what it was, they threw it away. This morning, they read about the missing pig in the newspaper and e-mailed the following to Coachella organizers.
"It is entirely possible that I have at least part of your pig. My husband and I live at the Hideaway. We found a large pile of plastic yesterday morning on our driveway. It has some blue, yellow and silver paint. I must warn you that it is not in good shape. Maybe the balloon exploded or something. However, if you'd like to check it out, just let me know. "
"We went and got the pig out of the trash and put him in the garage," Stolz said. "We have laughed our heads off."
Another tangled, painted mess of what's left of the pig has been found about a half a block away. That neighbor is not home, yet.
Coachella Fest organizers are offering a $10,000 reward and four Coachella tickets for life for the return of the inflatable pig.
Stolz said she and her husband, Steve, would split the reward with their neighbor and would happily accept Coachella tickets.
The pig, which was held above the crowd at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday from lines held on the ground, displayed the words ``Don't be led to the slaughter'' and a cartoon of Uncle Sam with two bloody cleavers.
The underside of the pig read ``Obama'' with a checked ballot box alongside, referring to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-