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Portugal. The Man's Van, Gear, Trailer Stolen After Lolla Show

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 8, 2011 8:20PM


As with life, music festivals are filled with shining beacons of humanity and utter dickweeds, the latter of whom probably had a hand in stealing Portugal. The Man's van, gear, and trailer after their Lollapalooza set Sunday.

The band, a psychedelic quartet originally from Wasilla, Alaska, sent out a panicked tweet with the news on Monday afternoon. Media alerts about the theft were sent out shortly thereafter. The vehicle's information is as follows: Red Ford 15 passenger 350 van with black trailer attached, Alaska license plates FJH244.

Here's a pic, so you know what to look for:


According to a spreadsheet sent out by the band at around 2:30 PM CST, the group lost an innumerable amount of effects pedals, as well as guitar, bass, and drum equipment. Alert the authorities if you know anything.

An event like this certainly ups the ante on the security question raised earlier . At any rate, the band can now rest easy now that Hyde's on the case.