The pig has flown! In a real life recreation, the famous pig that appears on the cover of Pink Floyd’s album ‘Animals,’ which was released in 1977, floated over the actual Battersea Power Station in London on Sept. 26. The pig promotion is part of the launch of the remasters and collector’s edition album series. Check out the photos and video of the occasion below:
EMI, the band’s label, had planned for the original pig to fly high above the Power Station, but it was constructed of neoprene and declared unfit to fly so a new PVC version had to be constructed. It was done so by Air Artists, the company that has created all inflatable Floyd items since 1976. The Battersea Power Station, also on the cover, is a decommissioned, coal-fired power station in London.
Don’t forget starting tonight it’s Pink Floyd week on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,’ with Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam among performings covering Floyd songs. Fallon will also get an opportunity to interview Nick Mason and Roger Waters.
Check out a bit of video of the event here. Really cool footage!