Isn't the T-Rex supposed to be eating recyclables and pooping out bales of squashed cans n shit? From the looks of him he's just there for display purposes.
Happily, Goldenvoice (the promoters of the event) go above and beyond to insure that the Coachella experience is not only memorable but also environmentally responsible. The trash and assorted detritus left behind after the festival is rather staggering, so Goldenvoice has employed the services of non-profit organization Global Inheritance, who maintain the festival’s recycling and sustainable efforts.
Coachella also has a knack for everything fun, and this new on-site recycling effort is definitely that: “Recyclosaurus Rex”, a 20-foot tall “half robot/half dinosaur” that will be roaming the grounds “eating” empty cans and bottles.
It gets even better: the robot Rex also comes complete with an operational digestive system, and will leave large “droppings” of recycled materials crunched into cube around the size of a bale of hay. This is where you come in.
Coachella and Global Inheritance are offering a “special Coachella prize pack” for the person who can dream up the best idea on what exactly to do with those bales of recycled materials. Send your best ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, and good luck!
That's tyrannosaurusly fucked up if he doesn't move.
^I don't know if it's the late hour speaking, but tyrannosaurusly might be my new favorite adjective.
There is a fence around it. I'm pretty sure that means something.
Pretty sure Goldenvoice never endorsed the idea of it roaming around the fields...that was some bullshit story from global inheritance
I think you misunderstood. We didn't expect a roaming TRex, but at least a moving one.
it didn't even move? what a burn....
We still haven't gotten a solid report on it's doings. Did it do any do-dos?
'11, '12.1 coldchella
Haha Recyclosaurus is pissing everyone the fuck off
Was looking for it all weekend 1 and never saw it. Was pretty upset about it too. Understand weather plays a part in a lot of factors.
If it just stood there and did nothing thats very weak. I also thought it was going to be roaming around eating trash.
It was honestly a little upsetting how "cool" those kids were acting when the company they represented didn't come through with what they promised. I'm not expecting a free fucking t-shirt but an apology or an actual explanation on one of the fucking days I came by and asked would have been better than a fucking witless pun.
April 25 - Inter Arma
April 27 - The Body & Full of Hell
May 1 - Sleep
May 8-10 - Austin Psych Fest
May 15-17 - Psycho California
June 6 - The Rolling Stones
June 10 - Melvins
June 20 - Blur
June 24-28 - Glastonbury
July 18 - Death Grips?
July 19 - Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson
July 26 - Faith No More
So you think they expected everyone to be as cynical as you? I'm pretty fucking cynical, but not when it comes to Coachella (the event. trying to get my friends to go is a disaster)
The thing didn't move and didn't poop. The way it is built, it is capable of moving. And there a non-attached weight heavy enough to crush stuff. There was no metal poop under it's metal butt today. There were just bags full of empty bottles that the hired laborers collected and dumped next to the rusting dinosaur. I'll post pix tomorrow.
did this piece of junk at least inspire someone to recycle?
Favorite thread of all time, lol.