2012 marks the fifth year David Hasselhoff will have enjoyed the hot summer sun with 80,000 music fans at the Coachella Valley Art & Music Festival.
In an interview with CBS Local, Hasselhoff, the festival’s unofficial mascot of 2012, shared his excitement about the fest and his fans.
Saturday afternoon, Bill Fold, one of the festival’s producers, surprised Hasselhoff with a gift. Upon arrival The Hoff was given a car to drive around the grounds. This wasn’t just any car. He was handed the keys to KITT, the Trans-Am made famous in the 1982 Knight Rider TV series in which Hasselhoff stared. The Hoff was happy to jump right in and take a few parade laps for eager photographers. “Bill Folds really took care of me.” David continued, “I didn’t know he was such a big Knight Rider fan. He’s been so good to me. We were in the front row for every band. I feel very blessed.”
Friday was a busy day for The Hoff as he buzzed from stage to stage catching as many acts as he and British girlfriend, Hayley Roberts could race to. “My first Coachella was five years ago and I haven’t looked back since.”
When asked what his favorite acts of the weekend were so far, he excitedly jumped in, “I loved Kaiser Chiefs. They were incredible. Pulp was fantastic. I hung out backstage with Madness. It was so much fun.”
“My girlfriend turned me on to techno-pop. We were right up front for David Guetta and Calvin Harris. They took really good care of us.”
Hasselhoff commented that he’ll see Dr. Dre and Snoop because “I was told it’s a show not to be missed.” Monday morning he’ll head back to L.A. to hop on a plane bound for New York. “I may be joining a Broadway musical.”
“I think I’ll be back in town Wednesday so I can come back out next weekend.” Hasselhoff continued, “The Coachella audience seems to respond to The Hoff”