On May 25th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hit the Sunshine Stage at the annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. Toward the end of their set, Pigeons welcomed moe.‘s Al Schnier to join them for one of their fan-favorite jam vehicles, “Poseidon”. The result: an electrified rendition of the song that the band patiently built to a towering peak with the help of the seasoned moe. guitarist.
Today, Summer Camp has released a full pro-shot video of the memorable jam as the first installment of their “Summer Camp Sessions” video series. The gorgeous video, directed by renowned photographer Jay Blakesberg and edited by Jake Wisdom, captures the sit-in in all its glory—from the skillful performance to the massive crowd to the breathtaking glow of the sky as brought on by some encroaching storms (The rain that did eventually fall gave life to a brilliant rainbow that arced over the concert field).
[Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith G.]
You can watch the beautiful footage of Pigeons jamming out with Al Schnier below:
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Al Schnier (moe.) – “Poseidon” [Pro-Shot]
Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | 5/25/18
The Liquid, Somethin’ For Ya > Julia > Kashmir > Julia, Porcupine, Poseidon*, Fun In Funk
* w/ Al Schnier (moe.) on guitar
Tomorrow, Thursday, July 12th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will join moe. at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, marking their first show at the iconic venue after their initial Red Rocks play with moe. was canceled last year due to Rob Derhak‘s cancer diagnosis. In a recent interview with Live For Live Music, Pigeons’ Greg Ormont mused about the cancellation as he considered the fact that the band would now, at long last, make their Red Rocks debut:
Allegedly. … I mean, we’re scheduled for it again. [laughs] … After experiencing getting the Red Rocks offer and then having it be taken away, for very good reason, it made me realize that you only “play Red Rocks” once you’ve actually played Red Rocks. So…[laughs]…July 12th, we’re both very stoked, and once it’s in the books, we will revel in it.