Thursday, May 26, 2022

In Photos: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Greenfield Lake

Piegons Playing Ping Pong are touring in support of 2022’s “Perspective” and stopped over at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Apr. 21. (Photos by Tom Dorgan/MoonFrog Media)

WILMINGTON — “It’s crazy to think they fit all that energy and sound into The Calico Room in 2016,” photographer Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media said as he was shooting the concert of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for Port City Daily.

With a sound and vibe energy-ready for festivals like Lockn’, Dorgan noted the band’s light show was “on point” at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Apr. 21. Not to mention, PPPP were in full force conjuring a dance party for everyone in attendance.

The group is touring in support of its newest album, “Perspective,” which dropped on Apr. 8. It’s the band’s eighth release since 2010, featuring the bands honed-in psychedelic and funk sounds.

Made up of lead vocalist and guitarist “Scrambled” Greg Ormont, lead guitarist and vocals Jeremy Schon, bassist and vocals Ben Carrey, and Alex “Gator” Petropulos on drums, PPPP played through 17 songs in two sets. They also did two covers including from boy band NSync, rock icons The Beatles and R&B synth-pop artist The Weeknd.

Below are photos and the setlist from the show.

Set 1:

Too Long
Penguins
Totally
Porcupine
Steal the Shade
Skipjack
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles cover) (Instrumental, > “Skipjack” reprise)
Move Like That
Yo Soy Fiesta

Set 2:
Live Life
Upfunk
Fall in Place
Water
King Kong
Couldn’t We All
Bye Bye Bye (*NSYNC cover)
Blinding Lights (The Weeknd cover) (> “ Couldn’t We All” reprise)

All photos courtesy of MoonFrog Media


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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