The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-02-10

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February 10, 1996 – Seattle, WA, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateFebruary 10, 1996
VenueMoore Theater
Coordinates47°36′42″N 122°20′29″W
LocationSeattle, WA, US
Venue typeTheater
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

Set one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  2. "In the Arms of Sleep(acoustic) 
  3. "Cupid de Locke(acoustic) 
  4. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  5. "Today(acoustic) 
  6. "Lily (My One and Only)(acoustic) 
  7. "Take Me Down(acoustic) 
  8. "Beautiful
  9. "Rocket
  10. "Disarm

Set two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Fuck You
  5. "Here Is No Why
  6. "To Forgive
  7. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "Galapogos
  10. "Geek U.S.A.
  11. "Cherub Rock
  12. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "By Starlight
  2. "Silverfuck" [18:52] 
    1. "Space Jam(tease) 
    2. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
    3. "Drown(tease) 
    4. "Never Let Me Down Again" [Depeche Mode(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 

Banter[edit | edit source]

Iha: Good evening.
D’arcy: Hi.
Iha: [2 unintelligible words.] Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
D’arcy: Thank you.
BC: This is the coldest fuckin’ place we've ever played, I gotta tell you.
D’arcy: We should be wearing snowsuits.
In the Arms of Sleep (acoustic)
D’arcy: You don't like our pajamas? Thank you.
Iha: You know, from the sound of your sh-sh, your shouting, you must be a college educated man, aren't you? Adult education is a wonderful thing.
Cupid de Locke (acoustic)
BC: Gonna be your floor time. This is the floor time tonight.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
D’arcy: Thank you.
BC: We'd just like to, I don't know if you know, um, we don't have any of our own equipment because it got caught in this stupid flood bullshit, but um.... Um, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden and Pearl Jam loaned us a lot of equipment, so we'd like to thank them again. We were hoping to try and get our own stuff here today, but the helicopter crashed. No, I know, it's just not meant to be. (testing guitar briefly) Can we possibly make this stop doing that, Bruce?
Iha: It was the big thumb.
Today (acoustic)
Iha: This is not a soccer match.
BC: James, it's 1996. It's the new Pumpkin, feel it.
Iha: Ah yes.
Lily (acoustic)
Take Me Down (acoustic)
Iha: I'm sorry, have we made this a very somber affair? It's supposed to be a joyous, heh heh, rockin' affair. Alright! Everybody be happy now.
Guy in crowd: We love you!
BC: Wow, heh. The purpose of this is to relax you before we bludgeon you with the metal.
Iha: There's still gonna be a little bit that comes now, alright?
BC: Enjoy your ears now.
Iha: Oh yes, we're just [unintelligible]. What is it? Is it a scroll or a bundle? It is a jousting tool perhaps. Yeah, I'm only gonna throw the guitar out of tune now. It's from Vancouver, nothing much goes on up there though.
BC: Didn't your mother tell you not to accept anything from strangers?
Guy in crowd: Unabomber!
BC: Are you the Unabomber? That's who you are, now I know.
Iha: Uh, wait, it's a sideburned man, that's pretty cool. He's a sideburned dude. It’s wet.
BC: This acceptable?
Iha: Yes.
D’arcy: Thank you.
[set break]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
D’arcy: Thank you.
Fuck You
BC: (raspy) Thank you.
Here Is No Why
Guy in crowd: Hey Billy, where’s your hair?!
BC: I cut all my fuckin’ hair off, that's where my hair is. I know that seems like a very obvious statement, but this gentleman can't seem to understand, so....
Iha: No, he thinks he's being really cool.
To Forgive
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Iha: Well, we're here in Seattle, home of grunge...and uh, we can't really kick out the grunge anymore, but this next song, this next song, we will rock you.
Geek U.S.A.
Cherub Rock
> Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you! The evil hand!
BC: But you didn't even mean it. You didn't even mean the evil hand, that's the disappointing thing.
Iha: What? We didn’t what?
BC: You didn't even mean it when you did that.
Iha: Ah.
D’arcy: James doesn't mean it? James is one of the most evil people I know.
Iha: I always mean my evil hands, let's see some evil hands. Waa! Waa! Waa!
D’arcy: He really has--he might have a pretty face, but let me tell you, he's a heart of stone.
Iha: What? Don't ruin my evil hand moment! Come on, my evil hand!
BC: [unintelligible] go home.
Iha: Oh, do you want me to talk now? So, how is everyone? Okay! Uh, any second we'll be rocking you yet again. We're pleased to be here.
Guy in crowd: How you doin’?!
Iha: How am I doing? I'm fuckin'...I don't know. Heh. That's what I wanna hear, we are apathetic, we are lazy. Heh heh, heh heh. What? You love me, does anyone know? I'm but a sham of a man. (British accent) See, there's only our guys between the me on the stage and the audience. You see, we keep that so we can rock out a bit, we need that little bit of space there. (normal voice) And now we bring to the stage the contessa. (British accent) This guitar was played by bards in eighteenth century England. They would walk the streets with tight-knit harmonies, singing and playing on the contessa guitar.
D’arcy: And tight-knit trousers.
Iha: Very...what'd you say, tight trousers?!
[encore break]
Iha: The roar of the crowd is deafening. Thank you. See, we need that kind of encouragement after a pummeling set of songs, we need to hear "you rock!"
D’arcy: Yes, ‘cause we're so insecure.
Iha: What? What's wrong with that, I mean, they just wanna hear the rock, you know. I'm kidding, I'm kidding, I'm kidding.
D’arcy: No, he's not.
Iha: I'm not. Everyone just...chill out. (Jimmy starts drums for next song) Think of a good [unintelligible]--
BC: Jonathan Melvoin, please report to the stage. Jonathan Melvoin.
Iha: That's our keyboard player.
By Starlight
> Silverfuck / Drown / Never Let Me Down Again
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
Iha: Goodnight.
D’arcy: Thank you.

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]