29 April 2008

Roger Waters (& Obama!) continued...

"(The pig) emerged Sunday while Waters, a co-founder of Pink Floyd, played a version of the band's 1977 song “Pigs,” The Desert Sun reported. The pig, which was held above the crowd 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, according to the newspaper.

The underside of the pig read “Obama” with a checked ballot box alongside, referring to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

A stunt during Waters' performance drew criticism. A small aircraft dropped small slips of paper confetti that read “Obama” with a checked ballot box over the crowd. The confetti managed to spread within a 2-mile radius and into the yards of dozens of homes in Indio and La Quinta, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said.

“I've been addressing complaints from residents all day,” he said. Guitron said Waters' management was responsible for the Obama confetti and not Goldenvoice, the company that produces Coachella Fest. “Goldenvoice although not responsible... has offered to help with the cleanup,” Guitron said. “I can tell you we (Indio police) will be addressing this issue with Roger Waters' management.”

Courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune.

i love how much English musicians seem to care more about the outcome of our November election than a lot of Americans!!!

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