The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-09-16

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September 16, 1996 – East Rutherford, NJ, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateSeptember 16, 1996
VenueContinental Airlines Arena
Coordinates40°48′42″N 74°4′3″W
LocationEast Rutherford, NJ, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion
Order of bandsGrant Lee Buffalo, The Smashing Pumpkins

Rescheduled from July 14, 1996 due to the death of Jonathan Melvoin.

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. "Siva" [8:05] 
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  12. "Cherub Rock
  13. "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "X.Y.U.
    1. "Smoke on the Water" [Deep Purple(tease) 

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "Silverfuck" [22:26] 
    1. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" [The Animals(tease) 
    2. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Fuck You
To Forgive
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
BC: Hi. Thank you very much for waiting for us to come back around. We apologize for the delay, um, not really our fault, but uh...thanks so much for coming to the concert, it's nice to see you.
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Iha: [cuts in] We are trying to rock our hardest, we hope it is enough for you. But now that we have done that, we are gonna go to our sensitive, sensitive soul side right now [unintelligible word or two].
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
BC: Thank you very much.
The Aeroplane Flies High
[encore break]
Iha: Hey, thanks. We were thinking this is a really strange show and then I remembered we're in New Jersey. Heh. And thank you for your nice, your nice [unintelligible word or two] man, but you got him out on purpose. Is everybody okay, everybody having a reasonable time [unintelligible word]? The [2 unintelligible words] freak me out.
BC: Can you put on the lights for a second there, Sam?
Iha: Now, [3 unintelligible words], New Jersey. (cultured voice) What do you think of these fine fellow people out here? I said, what do you think of these fine, [unintelligible word] New Jerseyans? Give me one word. No words then, heh. Give us a song.
X.Y.U. / Smoke on the Water
[encore break]
Iha: [cuts in] Again, ladies and gentlemen....
BC: Wait, check it out, wait, hold on, I wanna say something first. You know, we've been coming to this...area for about six years now. I think we've played this part of the country probably about 25 times. And when we first started playing here, everybody said, we would say, “How come the audiences don't get in the music?” They'd say “Ah, that's just the way they are.” And I'd say “Ah, that doesn't make any sense.” And then we'd come back again and there'd be like, there’d be no reaction and then say, “Did we play bad?” and then I would say, “No, you played great and that's just the way the audiences are.” Well, I’ll tell you what, I don't believe that for a fucking minute.
Iha: And now, to the stage, from Milwaukee, they're a long way from home, of the Frogs, Jimmy Frog! Jimmy, yes, Jimmy Frog, I know it’s quite shocking, it’s quite shocking here in New Jersey to see this sort of thing on stage.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Silverfuck / We Gotta Get Out of This Place / Dose
(BC at 17:47: So we bid you a fine farewell, a sayonara and adieu. Goodbye to those of you who cheered. Goodbye even more to those of you who didn’t even [unintelligible word].)

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]