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Pink Floyd's 'Animals' Album Cover Inspires Trump Protest in Chicago

4:51 pm - 12/06/2016

Picture from Roger Waters' recent Desert Trip show

While many Donald Trump protests have taken place across the country, the latest in Chicago takes its inspiration from an unusual source. Four golden pig balloons are proposed to reign across the President-elect's Trump Tower in Chicago, a nod to Pink Floyd's 1977 Animals album cover.

Animals famously features an inflated pig and Chicago-based design firm New World Design Ltd. is suggesting the use of flying pigs to block out the word "Trump" from Trump Tower.

A statement released from the company's Website reads:

Comprised of four gold colored balloon pigs tethered to buoys in the Chicago River, the folly is a design effort by NWD to provide visual relief to the citizens of Chicago by interrupting the view of the ostentatious Trump Tower Chicago sign. The design scheme follows rigorous rationale in providing layers of meaning while allowing for nuanced interpretations by viewers.

The protest follows Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters' use of a giant inflatable pig which flew over the crowd at Desert Trip. On that occasion, the pig was printed with the phrases “F--k Trump and his wall” and “Ignorant, lying, racist, sexist".


Just an idea for now, but I'd love to see it actually happen!

Favorite Pink Floyd album, ONTD_P?
moonshaz 7th-Dec-2016 12:31 am (UTC)
I would love to see this happen, and I'd be ready to jump on a train and ride downtown to see it firsthand.

A lot of people in Chicago would be thrilled to see the name "Trump" removed from that building. A fuck ton of people, actually.
oudeteron 7th-Dec-2016 01:59 am (UTC)
Might be an insult to pigs but it should totally happen!

As for your question, Dark Side of the Moon.
eveofrevolution 7th-Dec-2016 03:38 am (UTC)
Have you ever done The Dark Side of Oz? It's pretty cool, but honestly Alice in Wonderland synced with The Wall is more my kind of thing :P I did them both back to back one night with some weed and it was amazing.
oudeteron 9th-Dec-2016 11:28 am (UTC)
Actually no, I haven't! But now I'm going to.
shortsweetcynic 7th-Dec-2016 03:33 am (UTC)
i would make a special trip to see this happen.

tossup: wish you were here, delicate sound of thunder, or division bell. my siblings and i basically grew up listening to it though so this is almost an impossible question. :D
eveofrevolution 7th-Dec-2016 03:36 am (UTC)
I totally feel you on the impossible question! The Wall was my first Floyd album so I frequently cite that as my favorite, but Meddle and Animals are also favorites of mine. Hard to pick just one all-time favorite! Also, Division Bell is hella underrated so kudos on that choice :)
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