Photo Gallery: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Mihali

The Flock was not disappointed at a sold-out Capitol Theatre show with Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle, Saturday, January 26. The room was packed and a sense of excitement could be tasted in the air. It was funky. Mihali’s set featured new material, as well as Twiddle classics like “Every Soul” and a sit-in on “River Drift,” from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong basist, Ben Carrey, playing a set of whistles! Mihali’s set was unlike the Pigeons, with deep storytelling-like lyrics. This made a more intimate experience where lots of the audience had their eyes closed, deeply feeling the music.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong opened with “Time To Ride” and the first set highlights included the beloved “Poseidon > Eyes Of The World > Poseidon,” mashup. Pigeons paid tribute to The Capitol when Ormont changed their lyrics to Wake up to find out that you are the size of a squirrel. The crowd went wild. The second set featured “Yo Soy Fiesta,” one of Pigeon’s newer tunes, “Kiwi” and “Upfunk,” where Jeremy Schon was really shredding, going that extra mile. We have not seen this level of excitement and Schon just kept getting better.

The encore included a rendition of  Disney’s “Colors of the Wind” during “Schwanthem” and “Doc” with the West End Blend horns sitting in. The Pigeons are building their flock and flying higher than ever.

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