The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-05-20

From SPCodex, The Smashing Pumpkins wiki
May 20, 1996 – Sydney, NSW, AU
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateMay 20, 1996
VenueHordern Pavilion
Coordinates33°53′38″S 151°13′27″E
LocationSydney, NSW, AU
Venue typeConcert hall
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsDef FX, The Smashing Pumpkins

Rescheduled from March 15, 1996. The original date was cancelled due to the death of Jimmy Chamberlin's father.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Tonight, Tonight
  3. "Zero
  4. "Fuck You
  5. "Here Is No Why
  6. "To Forgive
  7. "Today
  8. "Geek U.S.A.
  9. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  10. "By Starlight
  11. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  12. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  13. "Cherub Rock
  14. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Rocket(tease) 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "Beds Are Burning" [Midnight Oil(tease) 
  3. "Country Death Song" [Violent Femmes(tease) 
  4. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bodies
  2. "Silverfuck" [28:46] 
    1. "Space Jam(tease) 
    2. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 
    1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • A fan is brought onstage after "1979"
  • Last performance of "Geek U.S.A." until 1999-04-10

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Tonight, Tonight
> Zero
Fuck You
Here Is No Why
BC: Hello, hi. Thanks for coming to the rock concert. Okay, so who was here last night? Okay, well, last night sounded really bad on stage, we were jetlagged. The show was--it was good but it wasn't so great. Tonight is gonna be great. And the people that were here last night were very quiet. We all thought they were [unintelligible word]. We know that's not gonna be the case tonight. So thanks for coming, it's nice to see you.
To Forgive
> Today
Geek U.S.A.
BC: Thank you. Like to say hi to those people that are way over there. No, not you, those people that are way over there. You, behind them.
Iha: [unintelligible]
BC: And youse peoples over there. I don't know how you ended up over there, but hello anyway.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
BC: I'd like to thank the hero that made this imitation of me. Do you come complete with a hat? Oh, Jasmine, thank you Jasmine. Jasmine lives at 2 Kitchener Street in West Brunswick in case you wanna visit her.
D’arcy: Except that it comes complete with no pants...and a tattoo from Jasmine on his leg.
BC: I--I actually wasn't gonna wear any pants, but um.... (crowd goes crazy)
Iha: (screaming) Oh my god! What did you say?
BC: I believe the prime minister would have a problem with that, but anyway....
Disarm (abandoned immediately)
Disarm (abandoned immediately again)
BC: Thank you.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. You're a very awesome crowd.
“Popcorn in all sizes” tape
Beds Are Burning (tease)
BC: How can we laugh when our beds are burning?
Iha: How?
BC: How can we sleep while the earth keeps turning?
Iha: We ask you this.
BC: Can you put on the lights for a second, Aaron?
Iha: How is everybody, okay? Gravy?
BC: How’s it goin’ back there? Yeah, see, look at all those people in their nice seats, check ‘em out. They’re sittin’ down, havin’ a couple brews, you know...
Iha: With some popcorn.
BC: ...takin’ it easy. Just wanna say hi to you over there, that's all. No hostility, you know, just hi. Hello, hello, hello. You know it's like, it's kinda dark up here and sometimes all we can see is just this one guy up front, you know, and he.... Yeah, that guy, heh heh. That guy. Ah, that guy, we know that guy.
Iha: Who’s that?
BC: I think we should--I think it's time to let him come up on stage, don't you?
Iha: [unintelligible word or two]
Country Death Song (tease)
(BC: This guy right there. Now this guy, he follows us around wherever we go. So we're gonna bring him on stage, give him a little Pumpkin welcome.)
Iha: Alright, cut that shit out, that’s, heh....
D’arcy: They’re supposed to dance.
BC: Okay.
Iha: They're supposed to dance, they want--they don't want comedy, they want Sy to do something crazy.
BC: Here's your moment to address your peers.
Guy from crowd: Hello Sydney! Three cheers for Billy Corgan! Hip hip! Hip hip! Hip hip! We love you!
BC: Thank you. Now stop following us around, okay? You're starting to scare us. I have to say that he has proven himself to be our number one Australian fan, so um....
D’arcy: Or a--or just a plain stalker.
BC: We can't determine whether he’s...loves the band or absolutely psychotic. Just remember that fan is short for fanatic.
Iha: Whoa, heh heh heh.
BC: Little psychology for you there. Now we'd like to play another song for you.
Iha: This is a psychotic song.
BC: From our extensive catalog of misery. This is another misanthropic hit.
Iha: It’s called pain, you love it.
X.Y.U. (abandoned after first two chords)
BC: But first, you're gonna turn off that menacing yellow light. Thank you. And you're gonna turn off that menacing yellow light. Thank you.
[encore break]
BC: Guys, thank you very much. As we said last night, we're sorry we had to reschedule the concerts and we appreciate the fact that you waited and still wanted to come. And we tried to come back as soon as we possibly could. So we thank you for your patience and support and love and uh, thanks so much.
Iha: Thank you.
BC: God bless you.
[encore break]
Iha: [unintelligible]
> Silverfuck / Space Jam / Dose
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
D’arcy: Thank you, goodnight.
Jimmy: Thank you.
Iha: Thank you, goodnight.
BC: Thank you very much. Miracles.
Iha: Thank you, Jon Melvoin.
BC: Thank you, Jonathan.
Iha: A round of applause for Mr. Jonathan Melvoin. Piano aficionado, wizard of the curse word, the saint of solid pitch.
BC: Well, thank you for being so great.
Iha: Goodnight, bye bye.
BC: God bless you, goodnight. Don’t throw shit at me. We love you. Don't let the bedbugs bite.
> Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (tease)
BC: (rough voice) Goodniiiiight.
Iha: Bye bye.
BC: See ya later! ... Whosever this is, it's really bad, I would advise you not to wear it ever again. But who am I to talk, I wear a Zero shirt.