The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-10-06

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October 6, 1996 – Rosemont, IL, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateOctober 6, 1996
VenueRosemont Horizon
Coordinates42°0′19″N 87°53′16″W
LocationRosemont, IL, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion
Order of bandsGrant Lee Buffalo, The Smashing Pumpkins

The October 6, 1996 show was added after the October 4 and October 5 shows due to overwhelming demand.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Cherub Rock
  5. "Tonight, Tonight
  6. "Today
  7. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  8. "By Starlight
  9. "Siva" [8:28] 
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  12. "Fuck You
  13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Rocket(tease) 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

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

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. (improv: "Jump for Joy")
  2. "1979
  3. "Muzzle(abandoned) 
  4. "Muzzle

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Silverfuck" [27:56] 
    1. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" [Scorpions(tease) 
    2. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
  2. "Farewell and Goodnight(abandoned) (acoustic) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Jump for Joy" improv, "1979" and "Farewell and Goodnight" with Jimmy Flemion
  • Last full performance of "Farewell and Goodnight" until 2017-09-25

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
Cherub Rock
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
BC: (high pitched voice) Hello there.
Iha: (high pitched) Hi.
BC: (high pitched) Hi.
Iha: (high pitched) How’s everybody doing?
BC: Welcome to the third and final show.
Iha: I’m glad you could come.
BC: Now (coughs), a couple of things. Number one: we won’t hold it against you that you bought these tickets late. In fact, in fact, since some of you--I’m not saying all of you--some of you may have doubted that this concert was worth going to, you’re going to get a very different and special concert tonight just for you.
Iha: We--we will [unintelligible], a medley of songs by Journey, Kansas, Boston, Blue Oyster Cult and then, we will do a few of our own numbers.
BC: We’ve spent a lot of time preparing this concert, we hope you appreciate it. It’s just for you.
Iha: Take for you.
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Iha: Wow, psychedelic. ... [unintelligible]
BC: Thanks a lot, sorry, I just cut myself on that rock [unintelligible].
By Starlight
(Siva intro begins)
BC: It is now time for a journey back in time. ... It’s always interesting to play our old songs because, um...because at the time our first album came out, a lot of people -- not the fans, of course, but critics -- said that "their album sucked". (crowd booing) Yes, we’re still bitter about it too. But you know, I meet a lot of people and they tell me how much they like this album and uh, I hope you like this album too. This is from our de-butt album Fish...on the Caroline recording label.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fuck You
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
[encore break]
Iha: How’s everyone doing, okay? Sounds okay?
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (tease)
Iha: Everybody feeling good? Everybody feeling fine? Yep, I feel--I feel pretty fucking good myself. We’d just like to thank you for coming out to the third, last Chicago show, thank you. Make this all a real funky jam experience for y’all. There’s just one thing I wanna tell you. One motherfuckin’ thing I wanna tell you. I’m crazy! That’s right, I’m crazy and we’ve been taught to fuck off! And uh, just glad to be here tonight with [unintelligible] jagged. On the fuckin’ drums, Matt “Cosmo” Walker! Yeah! Damn, that shit’s hot. I think you know what I’m talkin’ about when in Chicago, let me see all y’all things, (crowd and Iha are screaming by this point) this shit is fucking genius! That’s what I was talkin’ about y’all, sorry, motherfuckers! I just want you (Iha abruptly stops screaming and speaks normally) to join me in a small primal scream therapy. When I scream, I want you to scream as loud as you fuckin’ can! (screams) (screams) I’m sorry, I’m sorry. We’ll just continue on with the cuckoldry. (Billy starts soloing) Downward Chicago, you got the Chicago blues. [unintelligible] Damn!
BC: That’s a lick I learned from my dad.
Iha: This one goes out to Billy C.’s father dad. On the guitar, Billy C. Corgan, yo, give it up, come on! I gotta see some hands again. Gotta go see--I gotta go to Chicago ‘cause he’s got the fuckin’ blues, Billy C. YEAH! Yeah. B.B. King ain’t got nothin’ on that shit. On the bass, Ms. X-Files herself, D’arcy! Give it up, y’all! She’s our very own Scully, know what I’m sayin’, an X-File, and uh, again we can’t thank him enough, but savin’ our ass: Matt “Cosmo” Walker, on the drums. And uh, I’m your friendly MC James and uh, let’s rock.
[encore break]
Iha: You’re very kind, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, before your very eyes, uh, from Milwaukee, a special guest, a very special guest, of The Frogs, Jimmy Frooooog. Jimmy Frog. Good friend of ours and uh, also a, uh, alcoholic.
BC: Jimmy, would you like to say hello?
Jimmy Frog: Bonjour, America!
Iha: Jimmy is, uh, from France. Reasonably exported to America via Milwaukee. And uh, on the keyboards, his brother, Dennis Frog. Let’s put it up, you know what I’m sayin’, maxin’ and relaxin’ in the house, yo. At this point and juncture....
BC: Has anyone heard anything about the all? Heh.
Iha: They suck.
BC: You probably heard that but uh, this is the portion of the show where we normally invite people up to dance.
Iha: Um, last night was....
BC: Yes, you heard me right. This is the portion of the show where we invite people on stage to dance.
Iha: But we really want you people to know how to dance.
BC: Hey, wait a second though. First thing, we realize that this is the direct opposition to our heavy metal image.
Iha: Yes.
BC: You understand that.
Iha: This is true.
BC: But I must say that last night, things got a little out of hand, we had like 30 people up here dancing.
Iha: It was a bit too crazy.
Jimmy Frog: You’re fucked.
Iha: Jimmy’s from France.
BC: So I’m here to announce, I hope you enjoyed this part of the show because this is absolutely the last time we will ever have dancers on stage, yes.
Iha: Okay, so let’s pick a couple guys, couple girls....
D’arcy: No one bad.
BC: Not only that, this will be the last concert I will play ever, ever. And not only that, I won’t even listen to music ever again.
Jimmy Frog: Oh my god, got mad flavor.
BC: D’you got any [unintelligible]? I’m just gonna eat wheat.
Iha: So Denni -- Jimmy, pick out a fine....
BC: Jimmy, please choose...
Jimmy Frog: ...tonight’s dancers.
Iha: Please make sure they’re funky because yes, some aren’t. Okay.
(Matt starts a dance beat and Dennis plays along.)
Jimmy Frog: Jump for joy, jump for joy, jump for joy, c’mon! Chicago, put it up. I gotta know [unintelligible].
Iha: Jimmy, find those dancers.
Jimmy Frog: Jump for joy, jump for joy, jump for joy, here we go...
Iha: The great spangled Jimmy Flemion. Where will he go?
Jimmy Frog: Jump for joy, jump for joy, yeeaaah. Motherfuckin’ jungle style [unintelligible] you went to Chicago.
Iha: Come on Jimmy.
Jimmy Frog: [unintelligible]
Iha: Uh, I don’t know if any of you have seen rave music but I will attempt an interpretive rave Everybody, interpretive--interpretive dancing, everybody, come on. (blowing kisses) (music stops) It seems we have our dancers tonight, let’s bring them to the stage and stop this nonsense.
BC: Please Jimmy, Jimmy please.
D’arcy: Hold, wait, wait--I gotta say something. I must find one person...(Billy laughing)...Ben!
BC: Uh oh.
D’arcy: I saw this man dance last night....
Jimmy Frog: Let this dude up.
D’arcy: This man dances, his feet don’t even touch the floor. He’s like James Brown. I want him up here. His name is Ben...Barton (Billy laughs), Ben.
Iha: Now bounce your butt on stage.
D’arcy: Get your butt up here.
BC: Okay, we had a minor disruption over there. As you know, not everyone can dance, but we can all dance together. Yeah, heh, you sound so excited, I cannot wait.
Iha: Yes. Let’s -- let’s do this thing. Just dance or think about life, you know what I’m sayin’?
BC: Hey, what’s up man, are you with us or not? (crowd screams and Matt starts playing a beat) Yah. Louder in the middle, we need a little bit more than that, come on. Come on! I’m not afraid.
Iha: Oh yeah! Oh yeah, here comes Ben, sportin’ that fly style that you got. Alright. Let’s uh, let’s not get too out of control here like we are getting. God bless you. I used to dance with Matty Dumar.
Jimmy Frog: On!
BC: Alright. Heh. Once again we have too many dancers but uh, heh heh, that’s alright, I’m not gonna kick anyone off the stage, no. Alright! Hey, heavy metal man, hold on a second. Okay, dancers, please tell everyone who you are and where you’re from.
Guy: I’m a muthafucka!!!
Iha: Alright.
BC: You’re a motherfucker from hell. Thank you.
Girl: Lauren Mud, Chicago.
Girl #2: Sarah, city of Chicago!
Girl #3: Kim! Chicago.
Girl #4: Leah from Aurora. (crowd boos)
Iha: Oops.
Guy #2: Thomas from the motherfuckin’ west side!
Iha: I’m sorry to hear that.
BC: Where the fuck is the west side, I don’t even know where the fuck that is.
Girl #5: Jenny from Buffalo Grove!
Guy #3: Justin from Beertown, hahaha.
BC: Hey, I got relatives in Pee-a-tong (?), cut it out.
Girl #6: Melissa from Chicago.
Guy #4: Randy Randnapolis from Paloma, Michigan, yeah! (crowd boos)
Iha: [unintelligible], you gots mad flavor.
BC: Alright, dancers.
Jimmy Frog: Don’t suck.
BC: Yeah please, seeing as this is the last time we’re gonna have the Smashing Pumpkins dancers on stage, please try to dance. And as always...
Iha: Two rules.
BC: ...we have two rules.
Iha: Two motherfuckin’ rules.
BC: Don’t touch us and don’t touch our shit.
Iha: Don’t touch us, don’t touch our shit. Alright, so let’s -- let’s be passionate and happy, let’s -- let’s dance!
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: Oh yeah. I, uh, I should get out more often. That was quite [unintelligible]. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I know you’re shocked. I was quite shocked myself at what just happened. We can only hope to repair the damage and uh, yeah, we’ll continue rocking for you. Everybody, John Sherman. He’s a very nice man and he comes from England. I know that’s a -- a drawback in most people’s minds, but uh, he is a professional man and we uh, we salute you John. And now, and now I have nothing else to say except, uh...any time now we’ll get this microphone stand fixed! And uh, we’ll keep rockin’.
BC: Alright, I just wanna say one thing. Um, when I was like 17 years old, the Scorpions came to town. And the Scorpions played three nights at the Rosemont Horizon.
Iha: And you were there.
BC: And I was there. And you know what? They rocked. But that’s besides the point. I’d like to tell you, it makes us very happy to know we are now as big as the Scorpions.
Iha: Yeah, we are. Thanks for success as big as the Scorpions.
BC: Thank you very much. I believe we have reached our life’s goals. Yes, it’s now a good time to throw shit.
Iha: [unintelligible]
BC: No, you know, it’s -- usually it’s towards the end of the concert that the masturbating lonely guy type starts to throw things at us. So anyway, heh, haha, I hope you’ve had a good time, we’ve had a good time tonight.
Iha: It’s been very nice.
BC: We’ve really enjoyed playing for you, thanks for making this a very memorable time in our lives. We’ll have to see you again some other year, some other place. So take care, god bless you, thank you.
[encore break]
Silverfuck / Rock You Like a Hurricane / Dose
Iha: Thanks everybody. Goodnight.
Farewell and Goodnight (with Jimmy Flemion)
(below is over piano outro)
Iha: Goodnight everybody. Goodnight.
D’arcy: That’s a very sad thing. I’m sorry. I apologize to James, we have killed this song. Thank you for tolerating us. Goodnight.