The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-08-02

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August 2, 1994 – Saratoga Springs, NY, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Rock Invasion tour
DateAugust 2, 1994
FestivalLollapalooza 1994
VenueSaratoga Raceway
Coordinates43°3′41″N 73°46′26″W
LocationSaratoga Springs, NY, US
Venue typeStadium
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Eric Remschneider
Order of bandsBoredoms, L7, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, A Tribe Called Quest, The Breeders, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, The Beastie Boys, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Soma
  2. "Rocket
  3. "Geek U.S.A.
  4. "Disarm
  5. "Snail
  6. "Siva" [4:09] 
  7. "Cherub Rock
  8. "Shine" [Collective Soul(tease) 
  9. "Drown" [5:37] 
  10. "Hummer
  11. "Today

Encore[edit | edit source]

  1. "Silverfuck
  2. "Starla

Banter[edit | edit source]

(incomplete due to lack of full show source)

D’arcy: The Beastie Boys said you guys are crazy.
Iha: Listen.
BC: Yeah, the Beastie Boys were just telling us you guys are fucking insane. So that's why...that's why we're only going to play peaceful beautiful music. We hope you can get into the vibe.
Iha: Everyone recite their own mantra. Come on. Whatever your mantra is. The sky is blue. It's raining. Whatever it may be. Be cool.
BC: I want everyone to stop right now and hold hands.
Iha: Find your significant other.
BC: And peace be with you also.
> Rocket
Geek U.S.A.
(BC alt last line: I fuckin’ love the U.S.A.!)
BC: Thank you. I love you too, man.
Iha: I like that guy in the multicolored afro out there, I've seen you out there. You're a genius. We'd like to dedicate this next song to the multicolored afro man.
BC: When I wrote this song, I was in love with a man who wore a multicolored afro and...that’s why this is so special right at this time.
Iha: Was that in Paris?
BC: It was actually in Barcelona.
> Siva
BC: I just wanted to say you people fuckin’ rule.
Cherub Rock
BC: Thank you very much, really, thank you. ... We'd like to do another one of our hippie songs for you. You know, it’s a shame they had to cancel Woodstock today. You know, I guess uh...I guess not enough people believed that we were Collective Soul, so they had to cancel it.
Iha: (rimshot noise)
Shine (tease - Billy begins playing the guitar riff)
Iha: Yeah! Play that wack-ass shit there on the guitar, come on! Fuck, I know that song from somewhere!
BC: (singing) I stole this song from the Smashing Pumpkins, I stole this song and I don't feel guilty, no.
Iha: Fuck, I know that song, come on, people! Come on Saratoga!
BC: (singing) Gonna rip it off one more time...
Iha: One more time!
BC: (singing) ...can you feel it, I'm gonna shine for you.
Iha: Shine, people, come on, shine with me!
BC: (singing) Let your lovelight shine on me.
Iha: Ugh!
(tease ends)
BC: Kurt –- wherever Kurt is, he should be pissed off about that one too, they ripped him off on that one too. That's right, I'm not bitter at all, man, I'm not bitter at all.
> Hummer
> Today
[encore break]

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