Pigeons Playing Ping Pong delivered the climax of the band’s Daft Side of the Moon Halloween run at Columbus’ Express LIVE on Sunday. The third of three shows saw the high-flying Baltimore quartet mash up songs from Pink Floyd and Daft Punk.

The flew in hot after starting the run at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on Friday and continuing it at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday. Pigeons hadn’t played Ohio’s state capitol since 3/23/19 at The Bluestone, prompting a fitting “Too Long” opener. This was no ordinary “Too Long”, however, as Pigeons merged the original with Daft Punk’s song of the same name for the first cover of the evening.

“Fun In Funk” came next before the searing The Wall track, “Young Lust”, which ultimately segued back into “Funk In Funk”. A “Zydeko” sandwich kept the party rolling with the debut of Daft Punk’s “Digital Love” nestled inside the original. The electro-infused ambiance of Dark Side of the Moon‘s “On The Run” followed ahead of “Funk E Zekiel” which set up a transition train through “Run Like Hell”, “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 1”, “Run Like Hell”, and finally a reprise of “Funk E” to close the first frame.

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Coming back out for set two, the feel-good anthem of “High As Five” started things off before a segue into Interstella 5555‘s “Crescendolls” eventually led back into “High As Five”. The original “Twitch” followed with the debut of Dark Side crescendo “Brain Damage” between the two halves. The ballad of “Julia” came next prior to a mashup of “Get Lucky” and “Around The World” which flowed into a bust-out of “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives”, last played on 10/14/11. This was followed by the remaining two parts of “Another Brick In The Wall” and a reprisal of “Julia”. Frontman Greg Ormont‘s ode to hydration “Water” then set up a sandwich filled with “One More Time” that would close the set.

Returning for the encore, the audience wished “Scrambled” Greg a happy birthday before Pigeons combined the “Wish You Were Here” intro with “Pigs On The Wing Pt. 1” from Animals. This transitioned into the original “King Kong” to close the show as well as the Halloween run.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s fall tour continues on Wednesday at The Majestic Theatre in Detroit, MI with Magic Beans. For tickets and a full list of tour dates visit the band’s website.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Express LIVE – Columbus, OH –10/31/21

Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Express LIVE | Columbus, OH | 10/31/21

Set One: Two Long*^, Fun In Funk > Young Lust > Fun In Funk, Zydeko > Digital Love* > Zydeko, On The Run* > Funk E Zekiel > Run Like Hell > Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 1 > Run Like Hell > Funk E Zekiel

Set Two: High As Five > Crescendolls > High As Five, Twitch > Brain Damage*” > Twitch, Julia > Get Lucky Around The World*% > The Happiest Days Of Our Lives~ > Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2-3 > Julia, Water > One More Time > Water

Encore: Happy Birthday Greg > Wish You Were Pigs On The Wing*# > King Kong


“Daft Side of the Moon” Halloween Night 3
* First time played
^ Too Long (PPPP) / Too Long (Daft Punk)* mashup
” w/ “Daft Side of the Moon” lyrics
% Around The World* / Get Lucky* mashup
~ Last time played 10/14/2011
# Wish You Were Here Intro* > Pigs On The Wing Pt. 1, played by Greg solo