The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-01-06

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January 6, 1996 – Washington, DC, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateJanuary 6, 1996
Venue9:30 Club
Coordinates38°55′5″N 77°1′26″W
LocationWashington, DC, US
Venue typeClub
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins
Full performance

Setlist[edit | edit source]

Set one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  2. "In the Arms of Sleep(acoustic) 
  3. "Cupid de Locke(acoustic) 
  4. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  5. "Today(acoustic) 
  6. "Lily (My One and Only)(acoustic) 
  7. "Take Me Down(acoustic) 
  8. "Beautiful
  9. "Rocket
  10. "Disarm

Set two[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. "Jellybelly
  7. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  8. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  9. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  10. "1979
  11. "Geek U.S.A.
  12. "Cherub Rock

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "We Only Come Out at Night
  2. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "A Night Like This" [The Cure(tease) 
    1. "Boys Don't Cry" [The Cure(tease) 
    2. "By Starlight
  2. "Silverfuck" [16:50] 

Banter[edit | edit source]

D’arcy: Hi.
BC: Hey.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
BC: Thank you. My name is Bill...and we are the Vibratones.
In the Arms of Sleep (acoustic)
BC: Thanks a lot.
Cupid de Locke (acoustic)
Iha: Thank you very much. Accompanying us tonight is Jonathan Melvoin on keyboards.
D’arcy: In his long underwear.
Iha: We couldn't find quite the appropriate pajamas for this early acoustic set, so he's wearing black long underwear.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
BC: (Satanic voice) Thank you.
Iha: Uhhh, hold on. I'm just kidding, good shot.
Today (acoustic)
BC: Damn straight.
Iha: Rock and roll!
Lily (acoustic)
Take Me Down (acoustic)
Iha: Thanks.
BC: Thank you so much. We appreciate the opportunity to play a little different for you this evening. As opposed to the normal rock power shit, you know?
Iha: We will do a set of Pantera covers after this acoustic set though.
BC: Remember when we were talking about how I never have to go pee while we're on stage? I have to (laughing) go pee now.
D’arcy: There's a cup right behind you.
BC: I could go pee on stage, I guess.
Iha: There ya go.
BC: I mean I suppose you've seen worse in DC with your mayor smoking crack and all. (mixed cheers and boos) Hey, I was there with him, you just didn't see me on the tape.
Iha: Oh yeah, you told me about that.
> Disarm
BC: Thanks.
D’arcy: Thank you.
[set break]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Fuck You
To Forgive
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: Thank you very much. We are the Smashing Pumpkins. We have been so for over seven years now.
Iha: And then uh, well, this song is about seven years old.
BC: A heh heh, thank you very much.
Iha: (rimshot noise)
BC: Not as long as that ten year one, but uh.... How about some lights on the people, Laz, let's see some people tonight.
Iha: Let's see some motherfuckin’ people in the fuckin’ DC house, can I have your hands in the air? Fucking east coast flava.
BC: Are you ready?
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Another barn burner. Jimmy, are you bleeding? Jimmy is bleeding.
Iha: (British accent) Who would care to suck the blood from this man? I dare ye, are you a witch? (Jimmy starts Geek U.S.A.) Suck his blood.
BC: Oh, he can still play.
Geek U.S.A.
> Cherub Rock
[encore break]
Iha: (cooing noise) (cooing noise) What's that? I can't make out what you're saying. Shhh....
BC: He's up there going “Hey!”
D’arcy: Shut up!
Iha: Beseech ye.
D’arcy: I'd like--
Iha: We are going to cast a spell upon you.
D’arcy: James, shut up. I'd like, wait, shh, I want to take a moment to thank our gentle giants, the security men because they've been really good and they haven't beat anybody up at all and that's just unheard of, they're really good...
Iha: Normally they’re--
D’arcy: ...and you guys should appreciate them.
Iha: Normally they're jack-booted thugs, but um--
BC: I think all the security men deserve a bottle of Jack Daniel's from the band, what do you think about that, eh? Heh heh. Although I'm sure they don't drink, but um...heh heh. They're all teetotalers, I'm sure.
We Only Come Out at Night
(BC after lyrics finish: Stop! Thank you.)
BC: (gruff) Thank you, (yelling) thank you, thank you! (high pitched) Thank you.
D’arcy: This is another little ditty that we like to play sometimes, makes us happy.
Iha: We don't care about Downer's Grove--
BC: You're from Illinois?! We don't give a fuck! We only care if you're from Washington fuckin’ DC, man. The nation's fucking capital.
Iha: That's...yeah, that's right.
BC: You know the streets are hot here tonight, James.
Iha: Oh, they're very hot out there and I can, uh....
BC: No, I think it's snowing, we're trapped in DC, by the way.
Iha: I got the uh...a palpable heat, arising from the audience.
BC: I think we're gonna live here because I don't think we're gonna be able to leave, but um...alright! Heh heh.
Iha: Alright, now we will rock yet again.
BC: Did a little too much blow backstage, little wired.
[encore break]
BC: Thanks a lot, we've really enjoyed our time here and...we look forward to coming back. We'd like to thank everyone for being so supportive since our first album, we've always had great shows here and that's why we came back. You don't see us playing in Philadelphia now, do you? Or Pittsburgh or...Baltimore or....
Iha: Uhhh, sh--yeah, okay.
BC: Shut up while I can.
(Jimmy starts By Starlight drumbeat)
Iha: (cooing noise)
BC: You could probably sing A Night Like This over this. A Night Like This?
Iha: Oh. A Night Like This.
A Night Like This (tease)
BC: (singing but mumbling) “I'm coming to find you if it takes me....”
Iha: What song?
BC: You know that Cure song you did, ‘member?
Iha: Oh...yeah. I can’t remember that one. I do know Boys Don’t Cry though.
> Boys Don’t Cry (tease - Iha plays the guitar part and sings variations on first 2 verses + chorus)
> By Starlight
> Silverfuck
BC: Thanks. [2 unintelligible words].
Iha: Good night, everybody.

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