The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-07-03

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July 3, 1996 – Cleveland, OH, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateJuly 3, 1996
VenueGund Arena
Coordinates41°29′47″N 81°41′17″W
LocationCleveland, OH, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsGarbage, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Fuck You
  5. "To Forgive
  6. "Tonight, Tonight
  7. "Today
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "By Starlight
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  12. "Cherub Rock
  13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Beautiful(tease) 
    2. "Rocket(tease) 
  14. "Muzzle

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" [Iron Butterfly(tease) 
  3. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
BC: Hi. Thank you for coming, nice to see you. We are the Smashing Pumpkins.
Fuck You
BC: Thank you.
To Forgive
Classical music tape
> Tonight, Tonight
> Today
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
BC: Thank you very much. I think this is about the 20th time we've played here and uh, we'd just like to say thank you to all the people who've supported us over the past six, seven years. When we come here it feels almost like playing Chicago, so that's about the best compliment I could give you.
Iha: The thing is is that we hate Chicago, we hate our hometown.
BC: No we don't, he's such a liar.
Iha: Levity, I'm just kidding, I’m just kidding.
BC: He's got this new complex because he looks like the ice cream man. So uh, hey, Ethan, could you turn on the lights for a second?
Iha: (British accent) Hello Cleveland! Hello Cleveland!
BC: We just wanna say hi to you way up there.
Iha: (British accent) Hello! How the bloody fuck are you?
BC: Yeah, we see you too.
Iha: (British accent) Are you fucking rocking? Yes?! Of course you're rocking, you're in Cleveland.
D’arcy: I bet--I bet everybody comes here and does the Spinal Tap thing, don't they?
BC: Well, we basically have turned into Spinal Tap, so I don't really have a problem with it anymore.
D’arcy: You've pretty much done it every time we've been here, I think. But it doesn’t mean we love you any less.
BC: I mean we don't have Stonehenge but we have the cone.
D’arcy: You can't really see it but it is a giant cone.
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, a moment of silence for the cone. Hey! Hey! Shh--shut the fuck up, man, we're talking about the fucking cone!
BC: I don't know if you can see it, but there's little leprechauns that work up in there, it's kind of interesting. So again, thank you for coming, you're the best, thanks so much.
Disarm (abandoned immediately - Billy’s guitar is out of tune)
BC: Now we will play another sad song.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Beautiful / Rocket
BC: Thanks again. We'd like our favorite song or one of our favorite songs, they're all our favorite songs, but this is one of our favorite favorite songs and uh, we hope it's one of your favorites too. It's called Sonic Intuition. You don't know it, it hasn't come out yet, it’s something.
BC: Thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: Alright.
BC: Thank you.
Iha: A rose by another other name.
BC: I used to like flowers. I used to like flowers.
Iha: Then what happened? Ugh!
BC: I don't like ‘em anymore.
Iha: They symbolize....
BC: Somebody once beat me up with a flower. Every time I see that flower, I think about getting hit.
Iha: Thrashed by a daisy.
BC: James, would you like to give them the warning?
Iha: Uh, alright, on this next song, hey, hey, hey, listen up, hey, shut up, listen up! On this next song, I want everybody to dance and have fun!
BC: Wait. Say that one more time with a little more passion.
Iha: Alright. Let’s, let’s, come on, come on, you know what I'm talking about, you know what I'm talking about! I want you to dance! I want you to have fun, I want you to get going, get it on, come on! Fuck that shit, it's a fucking rock and roll concert! I'm fuckin' busting dope ass rhymes, fucking yeah.
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (tease)
(Iha: Alright, you all had fun on that last song, right? Yes. We all had fun. Yeah. Let’s go to that other side, that dark side. You know what I’m fucking talking about. I’m talking about the fucking fever jam beat [unintelligible]. We’re talkin’ about cyber rock. I know you know what I’m talkin’ about. Just gonna keep talk, talk, talkin’. Kickin’ a dope ass beat. Lemme tell you about the vacation I took recently, I visited California and uh, get it on. Well, any second, can we rock? This is just a...small time for me and you to just talk, one on ten thousand, me and you, one on ten thousand, just talk, just talkin’ about anything. Anything we wanna talk about. Could talk about tryin’ therapy, could talk about hockey, I love hockey, I’m a plant fanatic, I have daisies at my house. (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ends, Billy is playing blues riffs during next part))
Iha: Get out those blues. Billy C on the guitar's got them blues. We've got them wack-ass Chicago blues, know what I’m saying? Ow! Ow! Damn! Damn, that shit's hot, come on. Hot! (sort of singing along with Billy’s riffing) If I can't see you...oh, tomorrow. Maybe next week, maybe next week we can get it on. (speaking) Alright, alright, I'm sorry, I'll just stop talking. (Billy stops playing during last sentence)
BC: We apologize to the city of Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for that...terrible display. We thought we could play the blues. Who knew? Alright, time to descend to the inner regions of your skull, you probably haven't been there too much but we're going to take you there right now, please enjoy.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks, thanks. Sorry it took so long, I just, uh...I just got a touch of botulism there.
BC: Is everybody still out there or what?
Iha: Whoa.
BC: Thank you, god bless you.