Article Contributed by Blooming Footprint | Published on Friday, May 21, 2021

Pink Talking Fish closed out 2020 with a Halloween show in Swanzey, NH at Drive In Live. The weather dipped down into the 20 degree zone but, in the spirit of 2020, the band and audience toughed it out to enjoy a rare, live music experience.

PTF was dressed in skeleton jumpsuits with black and white skeleton facepaint. The band added many Halloween extras to the music including ‘Roses Are Free’ with “Smash The Pumpkin on the Tree” lyric alteration into Smashing Pumpkin’s song ‘Cherub Rock’, Slayer’s song ‘Raining Blood’ in the middle of ‘Big Black Furry Creature From Mars’, and an encore that included ‘November Rain’ by Guns n Roses.

One of the best antics that came out of the Halloween Set was a mashup of ‘Carini’ and ‘War Pigs’. Pink Talking Fish has released a video of the performance in celebration of their upcoming 2021 return to the same venue in Swanzey, NH, which is now called Northlands Live and a pod style venue rather than a drive in. PTF performs at Northlands Live this Friday.

Here is the full Halloween Setlist from 2020:

October 31st, 2020

Drive In Live

Swanzey, NH


Buried Alive*

Life During Wartime

One Of These Days

Roses Are Free** >

Cherub Rock

Born Under Punches

Astronomy Domine >

Ghost >

Sparks >

Psycho Killer*** >


Reigning Blood% >


Run Like Hell

Carini/War Pigs Marshup%%


November Rain

First Tube

*Band was dressed in skeleton costumes and face paint.  They came onstage from behind coffins with engraved names for each band Band member:

Cal - Kill Kehoe

Eric - Eric Ghould

Zack - Death Rogen

Rick - Scary Barry

**Lyric changed to ”Smash The Pumpkin at the Tree” followed by Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins.

***dropped right into an instrumental version of “It’s Too Late” (Carole King) when the jam started. Cal pulled a ripcord into BBFCFM out of it.

% Unfinished w/ Slayer Fan Sample

%% w/ Cherub Rock tease


5/21: Swanzey, NH at Northlands Live

5/28: Lake George, NY at Charles R Wood Park

5/30: Selinsgrove, PA at Susquehanna Valley Event Center – Spring Jam

6/05: Wall Township, NJ at Daydream Farm

6/10-12: Denver, CO at Knew Conscious

7/16: Canandaigua, NY at Lincoln Hill Farms

7/25: Plymouth, NH at The Flying Monkey

8/22: Norwalk, CT at Wall Street Theater Outdoor Stage

10/10: Vernon, PA at Vinoski Winery

10/15: Ardmore, PA at Ardmore Music Hall