The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-09-22

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September 22, 1996 – Minneapolis, MN, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateSeptember 22, 1996
VenueTarget Center
Coordinates44°58′46″N 93°16′34″W
LocationMinneapolis, MN, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion
Order of bandsGrant Lee Buffalo, The Smashing Pumpkins
Full performance

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" [9:35] 
  10. "Take Me Down(tease) (acoustic) (last verse) 
  11. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  12. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  13. "Cherub Rock
  14. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Beautiful(tease) 
    2. "Rocket(tease) 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "Muzzle

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bodies
  2. "Silverfuck" [33:09] 
    1. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings(tease) 
    2. "Tonight, Tonight(tease) 
    3. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
    4. "Hummer(tease) 
    5. "Drown(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Fuck You
D’arcy: Thank you.
To Forgive
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
BC: Good evening, thank you very much. We are the Smashing Pumpkins, we’re very happy to be here for you tonight.
Iha: Pleased as punch. Pleased as punch to be here.
BC: Nice to see you all up here again. I think is about the, uh, 400th time we’ve played here. I know all of you used to come see us play at the, uh, 7th Street Entry across the street.
Iha: (British accent) We were just -- we were just lads. We were just young people.
BC: One day we were hanging out backstage over there and I -- I said, “Hey James, I’ve got this riff.”
Iha: (British accent) Yeah, what’s the riff?
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> Siva (w/long intro)
Take Me Down (last verse; acoustic)
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Beautiful / Rocket
Iha: Thank you.
[encore break]
BC: Thank you very much. It’s uh, it’s been a real pleasure to play for you this evening.
Iha: Hi, with all this red lighting, looks like we’re in the depths of hell. Aye, little Bills?
BC: Hey, before we start, uh, since we’re in this particular building, what the fuck’s up with the Timberwolves?
Iha: I don’t know, what is up with them?
BC: I say get Christian Laettner back here and start things over.
Iha: Ah. You people are angry. What are you angry about?
BC: They’re angry because the basketball thing is not coming together.
Iha: Well...what the hell are you going to do about it, people? I think the only thing you can do is rock! (Billy laughs)
[encore break]
Iha: How are ya? Can you turn up the house lights just a little bit? Just...I’m being blinded right now. Yeah, right there. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a special guest. From the great place of Milwaukee -- I know you’re down with Milwaukee -- of The Frogs, Jimmy Frog. Yes, Jimmy, uh, has been mute since birth and uh, he’s, uh, he’s been a great family friend of us all and he, uh, taught me how to read, um, strangely enough. His brother, Dennis Frog on keyboards. Dennis, give ‘em up! Give ‘em a big wave! Yes. And on the drums, saving our ass yet again, Matt “Cosmo” Walker. Yes, thank you.
BC: Now, I think I’d like to start a new tradition here tonight.
Iha: (high pitched) What’s that?
BC: I think we should pull a lucky person out of the audience to dance onstage.
Iha: Yes. Do you like dancing?
D’arcy: I think -- I think they should dance up on that speaker...
BC (overlapping): No -- I would-- (laughing)
D’arcy: ...opposite.... I -- I hold no responsibility though.
BC: You know, wait, I wouldn’t go there with the insurance, you know maybe just on stage?
D’arcy: Well, bringin’ ‘em on stage, that’s dangerous enough.
BC: So who would like to come up on stage and dance around?
Iha: One toy maiden. Who’s it gonna be? Who’s gonna be the lucky...?
BC: That girl -- right there, you. You win the prize.
Iha: You’re gonna be the dancer. You’re gonna have fun.
BC: This lovely young Minnesotan is gonna come up...
Iha: ...and dance.
BC: ...and join the fray.
Iha: Alright. Well. So on this next song....
D’arcy: She’s gonna be your cheerleader.
Iha: Alright.
D’arcy: What’s your name?
Iha: So on -- on this next song, we want you all to have fun.
D’arcy: What’s your name?
Girl: (off mic) Maggie.
BC: Maggie, Maggie.
D’arcy: Maggie. Maggie is your [unintelligible] cleaner.
BC: Maggie, where are you from?
Iha: Yeah, Minneapolis?
D’arcy: Maggie May from Minneapolis.
BC: Maggie once saw Paul Westerberg at a grocery store so, uh, there’s your connection. Just kidding.
Iha: Alright.
D’arcy: You can dance up there but if you hurt yourself, it’s not our fault.
BC: (starting after D’arcy’s “but”) Oh no no no. No no no no no. You stay on the ground. No no no no no.
D’arcy: Come on, it’s fun. I’ve done it myself.
Iha: You don’t understand, we’re gonna get sued.
BC: We’ve already had enough problems this year, we don’t want anyone else getting hurt, you’re gonna stay on the stage, heh heh. Okay. Everyone...let’s dance.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: So, let’s all have a -- a big round of applause for Maggie. Maggie and, uh, Jimmy Frog for helpin’ us out there. Fine dancers.
BC: I like the guest appearance.
Iha: Yes, the guest...we’ve been on tour much too long and you see, any sort of spontaneity in our days brightens it up. Like, uh, like a glass of Windex.
BC: So we hope everyone’s had a good time. All you crazy fuckers up there!
Iha: We give you the evil hand. Evil hand to y’all.
BC: We send you, heh, the sign, heh heh heh.
Iha: We send you the sign.
BC: There’s something up there says “I love you, James.”
Iha: I love you too. Thank you.
BC: If James had time, he’d stay here and love every one of you.
Iha: But I just can’t. I’ve got a hairdresser appointment right afterwards.
BC: Well, one day...
Iha: One day...
BC: ...when technology catches up with us....
Iha: Yes?
BC: ...and we can all build ourselves as robots, we will love you all.
Iha: Let’s -- let’s just say this next song is about us wanting to become robots. I know this concept may be strange but we want--
BC: You laugh now, but think how less difficult we would be.
Iha: You wouldn’t have to go to the bathroom, you wouldn’t have to eat, you could pretend to eat.
BC: No classic Billy Corgan tantrums.
Iha: No tantrums. We would -- we would program our controversy. That’s right.
D’arcy: Yeah, so what’s new?
Iha: Whoa, heh.
BC: Thank you for that warm reception on our robot concept. Um, again, thank you very much, hope you had a good time, we love you.
BC: God bless you, thank you.
[encore break]
Iha: Tanks a lot.
> Silverfuck / Bullet with Butterfly Wings / Tonight, Tonight / Dose / Hummer / Drown

and i hear your winter
and i hear your rain
and i failed your summer ways
and i feel no pain
and i hear you fade away
and i hear you crawl
and i gave my life away
and i feel no pain
i feel no pain
i feel no pain
i feel no
i feel no pain
she was my lover
she was my angel
what i recover
put her into a box underneath my bed
i put her into a box underneath my bed
i put her in a box underneath my bed
put her into a box underneath my bed
i can still hear the things she said
she said i hate and i've always did
i just did a real good job of pretending
you're a whore and you always were
i even told your mother
and i don't even like your first record
through it all i said
baby why?
baby why?
why? why? why?
baby why must you make me cry?
and now she's gone
baby my baby
where are you now?
baby my baby
so lost in the clouds
and i graced myself through her barbed wired bullshit
and i graced my holy hands through her love
no more
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore

to the single fan who walk the graceless miles
to all the rats in their cages
to the bleeding syphilitic whore
change to mesmerize and beats 128
kick out that 808
we got the midwestern motherfuckin' cybermetal tip
straight from our chrome robotic parts
no joke
and we extend ourselves across the boundaries of time, genre, bullshit,
feeling, motion, drug addiction, death, doom, destruction
we are the shellfish in our heads
we are the cockle in your heart
so I send a message of love to my blood
I send a message of love to my blood
it's not so hopeless after all
to all the mole hills
and the mountains
and the mysteries
and the misanthropes
and the mad cap laughs
misery boarder
and the musty souls
and the muscles shoals
there is no time like now
there is no time like now
there is no time like now
cause time is never time at all
it's all good
we are
have been
and will always be
the smashing pumpkins
so blow a kiss
say a prayer
kiss your dog
tell your mom we said hello
lie to your teachers
but go to school
we send you the most infinite of prayers
human kindness
that's why we're here
we've been the luckiest people some time
to live out our dreams
be stupid and smart all at the same time
and we wish you the best in pursuing
whatever it is you want to be do or say
fuck up you know its all the same
trust me
so your god
may your god
whoever he or she or it is
may they walk with you
and protect you
and hold you in love
bye bye

no matter where you are
I can still hear you when you drown
you travel very far
just to see if I come around
all of are your yesterdays are coming 'round
all of are your yesterdays are coming 'round

(BC at 32:53: You know, it’s a funny thing. Usually when an asshole throws something out of the audience, he misses. And you’re still an asshole for throwing it too. For the rest of you though, thanks, bye.)