Pigeons Playing Ping Pong swooped into Cape Cod’s Yarmouth Drive-in on Thursday night, offering their first in-person performance since March 11, 2020.
The band nodded to their socially-distant cinema setting by opening with the “20th Century Fox Theme” and then
Later, PPPP accented a set-closing “Avalanche” with a nice segue in and out of Jimi Hendrix favorite “Crosstown Traffic.” The quartet debuted the ’60s cut on 12/31/19 during their “Electric Kool-Aid Asheville Test” New Years gig; this performance, however, acted as a snide reference to the cars peppered through the audience.
Set two kicked off with high-energy cut “Live It Up.” The band was also sure to offer a mid-set version of the uplifting fan favorite “Horizon.”
PPPP’s Pleasure cut “Fade Fast” also saw a debut of the Knight Rider theme within it, acting as the evening’s lone debut, and the group later encored with a birthday shout-out to drummer Alex “Gator” Petropulous and one last salute to the movies with “Zydeko”> “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”> “Zydeko.”
“Thanks for staying safe and bringing such great energy!” the band wrote afterwards.
Check out the full setlist below:
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Aug 13, 2020
Yarmouth Drive-In, Cape Cod, Mass.
Set I: 20th Century Fox Theme > Fox And Toad, Time To Ride > Havana > King Kong, Lightning, Julia, Avalanche > Crosstown Traffic > Avalanche
Set II: Live It Up, Dawn A New Day > Weightless > Pop Off, Horizon, Fade Fast > Knight Rider Theme* > Fade Fast, Fun In Funk
Enc: Happy (Early) Birthday Gator, Zydeko > Somewhere Over The Rainbow > Zydeko
First drive-in show
First in-person show since March 11, 2020
*First time played