LA QUINTA - Coachella festival organizers identified the remains of musician Roger Waters' massive, inflatable "capitalist" pig Tuesday at La Quinta's upscale Hideaway Golf Club.
The helium-filled, school-bus-sized pig had unexpectedly escaped the Empire Polo Club field during Waters' set on Sunday. For its recovery, organizers offered a $10,000 reward and four Coachella tickets for life.
"That's definitely our pig," Coachella producer Bill Fold said.
Sadly, now it looks more like pulled pork: crumpled heaps of shredded, spray-painted plastic.
The flyaway pig story grabbed headlines on news sites and music blogs around the country.
As reported Tuesday at mydesert.com, two Hideaway couples each discovered a half of the deflated pig the morning after its ill-fated journey through the desert sky.
Fold said it initially drifted as far north as Highway 111 before blowing back south as it ascended.
The two couples will split the cash reward and each pair will get four Coachella tickets for life, Fold said. They'll also receive all-access passes to this weekend's Stagecoach music festival.
The pig has been a trademark concert prop for Waters and his former Pink Floyd bandmates since 1977, when they released the capitalism critique "Animals." Waters was playing a song from the album Sunday when the swine escaped.