Over the weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hit the famed Manchester, Tennessee music festival, Bonnaroo, laying out a truly on-point performance in That Tent from 1 am to 2:30 am. The Baltimore-based jam and funk act pulled out all the stops for the special show, inviting Michael Girardot and Rob Ingraham, trumpet and tenor sax players for The Revivalists, out for portions of the show. The rowdy crowd, in turn, lapped up the set, with the audience spilling out well beyond the tent and singing and clapping along throughout.As Greg Ormont told Live For Live Music about the performance,Bonnaroo is the ultimate hang! After raging our late night set in front of a sea of people, we kicked it for the weekend and caught some great acts that we don’t usually see in the jam circuit like Pond, Anderson .Paak, Nile Rodgers, Reggie Watts, Thundercat, Muse, Eminem, The Revivalists, Ikebe Shakedown, Gogo Penguin, and tons more. We’re all leaving Bonnaroo super inspired to keep writing new music and pursuing our dreams. Much respect to the entire Bonnaroo team for making such a huge event run so smoothly. We know it takes a ton of work and they really knocked it out of the park.As for the show itself, one of the biggest highlights was the presence of The Revivalists’ horns, who added a little something special to the already-energetic performance. The duo of Girardot and Ingraham sat in from “The Liquid” through “Whoopie”, later reemerging for “F.U.” and “Doc”. Other highlights included in the “Space Jam” that led into “The Hop” and “F.U.”, which saw Ben Carrey and Alex Petropulos really open up.You can check out the setlist from Pigeon Playing Ping Pong’s high-octane Bonnaroo performance below. Plus, don’t miss the band’s Bonnaroo recap video, which was created by David Diller of Ninja Video and which Live For Live Music is proud to premiere and host on our YouTube channel.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN | 5/8/2018Porcupine, Somethin’ For Ya > Julia > Under The Sea > Julia, The Liquid*, Whoopie* > 1999* > Whoopie*, Spacejam > The Hop > F.U.*, Doc*, Horizon, Ocean Flows*w/ Rob Ingraham on Sax and Michael Girardot on Trumpet from The Revivalists
Press Association Trusts from Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Charlton, Fulham and QPR – as well as two clubs who failed in bids to take over the stadium in Leyton Orient and Tottenham – all called on the Government to open a case but their request was thrown out on Thursday. “West Ham United has a concession at the stadium and their contributions reflect that status. The contract, awarded after an open public competition, has been widely scrutinised and tested in court,” a statement released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport read. “The stadium remains in public ownership (E20 Stadium LLP – a joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council) and the profits from its multiple uses will flow to the taxpayer. “The agreement with West Ham United, including their contribution to transformation costs and rent, followed an open competitive process, which was delivered under EU rules, conducted visibly and exposed to significant scrutiny. “The outcome has been tested in the courts and upheld. As the winning bid this constituted the best available return for the taxpayer and secures the commercial viability of a national asset for the next 100 years.” While West Ham will host all of their home matches at the stadium, which will sport West Ham livery and colours, British Athletics also have a deal to take control of the arena for one month every summer – with the likes of the Anniversary Games and the 2017 World Athletics Championships set to be hosted there. The Hammers will take on a 99-year deal as anchor tenants starting from next season but the decision to hand West Ham the keys to the stadium has been questioned ever since it was first announced two and a half years ago. A BBC documentary aired last month pointed out how much West Ham would be saving due to their agreement with the London Legacy Development Corporation and, since then, eight supporters’ groups started a petition for an inquiry into the details of the decision. The Government has rejected a request from a host of supporters’ clubs for an inquiry into West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium.
GroceriesWhen shopping for groceries residents are urged to focus on non-perishable items. Since electricity could be lost during the storms and for days following it is important to avoid foods that requires refrigeration.It’s recommended that residents purchase bottled water; canned and dry goods including corn beef, tuna, sausages, soups, bread, biscuits, crackers, cookies, jellies, peanut butter, juices, powdered drink mix, chips, sauces. South Florida residents urged to prepareOfficials in South Florida are urging all residents to make preparation for the arrival of Irma notwithstanding its exact landfall target is still unknown. Residents are also urged not to wait until the storm is too close to be prepared. It has not been unusual for stores and supermarkets to run out of supplies as a storm approaches. MedicationResidents on medication should ensure they fill their prescriptions before the storm hits. They should have medication to last for up to two weeks. PetrolMotorists should ensure they fill the tanks of their vehicles with petrol prior to the storm. It will be difficult for gas stations to pump petrol if they lose electricity. Other suppliesOther recommended supplies included oil fueled lanterns, kerosene oil, batteries to fit flashlights, and battery powered radios and TVs, paper plates and cups, paper towels, garbage bags; plywood and tarpaulins in case one’s roof is damaged during the storm. Storm not turning as expectedWhile forecasters expected the storm to turn more to the north after passing through the Eastern Caribbean, Monday evening’s forecast did not reflect that turns, showing the storm taking a more western path towards Florida.With the proposed trajectory of the storm pointing towards South Florida on Monday, people took advantage of the holiday to visit supermarkets like Publix and Winn-Dixie to stock up on bottled water, and other supplies.At Home Depot stores in South-West Miami, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, shoppers were purchasing plywood which is usually used to protect windows during a hurricane. Both a USA and an European hurricane forecast model are converging to indicate Hurricane Irma could impact South Florida as early as Friday this week. The trajectory of the storm prompted Florida Governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency for the entire state.On Monday evening the storm was forecast to pass through northwestern Caribbean, impacting Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba. The forecasted Hurricane cone expanded some 145 miles and forecast has the storm impacting areas of South Florida by Friday. However, the exact area where the storm could impact is still too early to confirm. CashResidents should also draw sufficient cash to last for a number of days, as banks could be closed for an indefinite period, and without electricity, ATMs will be useless.