Coachella releases lost & found list: photos of the weekend's orphaned cameras, keys and phones
"Any updates on the lost and found process? Really hoping to get my identity back (I lost everything and could barely get on my flight without a cavity search)," reads a post on the "lost and found" message board at Coachella's website, one of many desperate missives sent in the wake of Coachella 2010.
Or this ode to a missing Canon Power Shot:
"There were pictures of my family at a wedding the week before coachella. They were amazing, and so special. Pictures of all the women in my family, I was so excited to have taken them - you never know when you won't see someone again. There are also some pictures from my last day at my job. They're very obviously a going away party - I'm wearing a white top and took pictures with all kinds of people. There are also some pictures of bassnectar at Lucent La'mour."
Well, good news for the absent-minded and locked out: Goldenvoice has released photos of its lost-and-found stash from Coachella 2010 -- and apparently a lot of Blackberry owners have slippery hands. Among the dozens of Samsungs, Nokias, and Motorolas are at least four locked iPhones (don't even think about it: "we know wall paper images ... you need to identify ... we have chargers") and 13 dead or locked Blackberrys. If you've lost a key that's tied to a baby's red tennis shoe, there's good news for you too.
And who knows of the illicit treasures stored away in these Coachella cameras? To lose a phone or a key is one thing, but to drop onto the turf the pictorial evidence of a debauched weekend is panic-worthy.
If you see your stuff in any of these photos, follow this link to instructions on how to retrieve it.
Oh, and it's unclear whether anyone can help "Daftmonkey64," who posted a query looking for something that he thinks promoter Goldenvoice may have misplaced: "any update on the where-abouts of coachella's integrity? I think it got lost this year..."
-- Randall Roberts
Photo: some of the many Blackberrys lost at Coachella. Credit: coachella.com