The Smashing Pumpkins 1997-10-19

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October 19, 1997 – Mountain View, CA, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
ArtistThe Smashing Pumpkins
DateOctober 19, 1997
FestivalBridge School Benefit
VenueShoreline Amphitheatre
Coordinates37°25′36″N 122°4′51″W
LocationMountain View, CA, US
Venue typeAmphitheater
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, John Popper
Order of bandsNeil Young, Kacy Crowley, Blues Traveler, Lou Reed, Alanis Morissette, Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica

Second date at the Bridge School Benefit, 1997.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Behold! the Night Mare(acoustic) (live debut)
  2. "Eye(acoustic) 
  3. "Set The Ray To Jerry(acoustic) 
  4. "Ava Adore(acoustic) 
  5. "To Sheila(acoustic) 
  6. "1979(acoustic) 
  7. "X.Y.U.(acoustic) 
  8. "Heart of Gold" [Neil Young(tease) (acoustic) 
  9. "Cinnamon Girl" [Neil Young(tease) (acoustic) 
  10. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings(acoustic) 
  11. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans(acoustic) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" with John Popper on harmonica
  • Last performance of "Set the Ray to Jerry" until 2007-10-07

Banter[edit | edit source]

BC: Okay. Hit it, Matt.
Behold! The Night Mare
Iha: Thanks.
BC: Thank you very much. Ready?
Iha: Alright.
Set the Ray to Jerry
Ava Adore
BC: (weird voice) Thank you.
Iha: Thanks a lot.
To Sheila
BC: We'd like to say a special thank you to the Bridge School for inviting us to play. And a special thanks to Neil and Pegi Young who are wonderful, amazing people.
Iha: Word up, word up.
Iha: Thanks.
BC: But wait, there's more.
Iha: Yeah?
BC: But wait, there's more.
Iha: Alright.
Iha: (high pitched) Thanks! Thanks a lot.
BC: (high pitched) Thanks a lot, that was really nice.
Iha: Is everybody having a good time out here? Alright.
BC: Alright!
Iha: Rock and roll, acoustic rock and roll.
Heart of Gold (tease - Billy playing riff)
(Iha: Aw man. Do you know the rest of the changes? He only knows that change, heh.)
> Cinnamon Girl (tease - Billy playing riff)
Iha: I don’t know if they can hear it.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: It’s at this time we’d like to make a rock and roll cliche special guest...and electrocute him. Word. Is that thing on?
John Popper: Check one, sodas(?).
Iha: Everyone say hi to John.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans (with John Popper)
BC: John Popper!
Iha: Thank you very much.

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]