The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-10-04

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October 4, 1996 – Rosemont, IL, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateOctober 4, 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

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Cherub Rock
  5. "To Forgive
  6. "Tonight, Tonight
  7. "Today
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "By Starlight
  10. "Siva" [7:34] 
  11. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  12. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  13. "Fuck You
  14. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "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. "Silverfuck" [28:41] 
    1. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" [The Animals(tease) 
    2. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings(tease) 
    3. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
Cherub Rock
To Forgive
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
BC: Good evening! Thank you so much for coming tonight. Sorry you had to wait, we’re very sorry about that part, but thank you for waiting. Means a lot to us to see you all here.
D’arcy: We really, really hope that you’re as excited to be here as we are to play for you tonight. You know, it’s really, really good to be back in Chicago, really.
BC: James?
Iha: Yes.
BC: Can you tell these good people what today is?
Iha: Why, today is crazy. Today is, uh, didactic.
D’arcy: Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.
Iha: No, today is...
D’arcy: Yes it is.
Iha: ...the greatest fuckin’ day!!
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Thank you very much.
By Starlight
(Siva intro begins)
BC: We’d now, uh, like to take you back to a long lost time called 1991! Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Iha: (British accent) A long time ago.
BC: Some of you weren’t even born yet. Or maybe you were alive but had yet to have your consciousness altered by alternative rock. So once you come with us on a journey back in time....
Iha: (British accent) Far, far away. Over the seas.
BC: Can you dig it?
Iha: We’ll go back to, all the way back to the Metro where we first played.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fuck You
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks, thanks. Thanks a lot. You guys are rockin’. I give you the evil hand -- wah!
BC: Thanks a lot, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Iha: (almost inaudible) Yes, thanks for this. ... How is everybody? Doing okay? Reasonably good? Yes. Rock power. This is our first arena rock tour and we’re still a little unsure of, uh, what to say or do to such a mass audience but, uh, you’re very -- you’re very nice. You make it easy.
BC: All you have to do is say you don’t know what to say.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks again. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a special guest tonight. He’s come all the way from Milwaukee, a great man, of The Frogs, Jimmy Frog! (Doom explosion sfx) Jimmy!
Jimmy Frog: A few words for -- to Chicago.
BC: Say hello to Chicago there. ... You’ll get it, don’t worry.
Jimmy Frog: Bonjour, Chicago! On the drums tonight, all the way from Chicago, Matt Walker. On the keyboards, Dennis Flemion of The Frogs. (Doom explosion sfx)
BC: Alright, we’ve started a new tradition. It’s slightly embarrassing but, uh, you know, considering everything that’s happened this year, we don’t give a fuck, uh.... This is the portion of the show where we ask you in the audience to dance. Yes, I said dance.
Iha: We want you to get on down--
BC: And to help us along, we choose a couple people out of the audience to help us along.
Jimmy Frog: Who would like to dance?
Iha: Who shall it be?
BC: Who shall it be?
Iha: Who will be--
BC: Who shall dance tonight? Jimmy...
Iha: Jimmy.
BC: ...choose tonight’s dancers.
Iha: A young man and a young woman. Take them to the stage and make them dance well.
Jimmy Frog: Let’s go.
BC: Okay, D’arcy wants those two girls right there. Yeah, you two.
(next 3 lines are simultaneous)
BC: D’arcy chose you two, yeah. Jimmy shall choose! Jimmy, who shall you choose?
Iha: You will dance.
D’arcy: Good dancin’. You. You’re dancin’. You’re ballroom dancin’. Could you come up? No, up here. Yeah.
Iha: Do you see him, Jimmy? Bring them at [unintelligible] to the stage.
BC: Jimmy, who shall you choose?
Iha: You must audit the audience, Jimmy.
D’arcy: He is the master of all he surveys. He is your master. Obey him and dance.
BC: Who shall it be, Jimmy?
Iha: Jimmy, you must go forth and find a dancer.
BC: Who shall it be?
Iha: Go forth, find a dancer.
BC: Heh, who shall dance? I have no choice at this point in time. I’ve turned the reins over to Jimmy. There goes Jimmy!
Iha: And we can’t start the song until Jimmy comes back, so we’ll just wait.
BC: He’s chosen someone in his own mold again.
Iha: Jimmy, where have you gone?
BC: Where are our dance participants? Come on up! Let’s meet tonight’s dancers. Come along. Come along. Come along, heh. I, heh -- please tell everyone who you are and where you’re from.
Guy: Ahmed.
BC: Where ya from?
Guy: Uh, Roselle.
BC: Roselle!
(crowd boos)
Guy: Oh, oh, stop that, stop that.
BC: I used to shop in Roselle!
Iha: Where you from and what’s your name?
Girl: My name is Sarah and I’m from Wilmette! Wooo!
(crowd boos again)
D’arcy: Ohhh.
Iha: Uh, fine.
D’arcy: Can’t we all just get along?
BC: D’arcy chose those girls too. What’s your name?
Girl #2: Eddie Seltzer from Elk Grove.
BC: Elk Grove!
Iha & BC: Heyyyy!
Iha: Oh yeah, Elk Grove.
BC: Heh heh, what’s your name, where are you from?
Girl #3: I’m Amy Sumpter from Springwell and I go to NIU! Woo!!!
BC: Nobody here goes to college, nobody cares.
Iha: Alright, well, we’ve obviously chosen some guests and....
BC: Who goes to college anymore? We all just start bands. We have two more participants? Come along. Oh, I’m sorry. What’s your name and where are you from?
Girl #4: I’m Kelly Thomas and I’m from Hammond, Indiana.
BC: Hammond, Indiana! (crowd cheers/boos) Hey! HEY! Hey. Just ‘cause Indiana isn’t Illinois doesn’t mean it’s not as good. Yeah, okay. What’s your name and where are you from?
Girl #5: Christa, Chicago. (big crowd cheer)
Iha: Woo!
Girl #6: And Alicia, city of Chicago!
Iha: Woo! Okay, enough small talk. Let’s dance.
BC: Okay, participants, can you hear me? We have two rules for our Smashing Pumpkin dancers. Two rules: Don’t touch us and don’t touch our shit.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: Oh my god, that was bad.
BC: Oh my god, could you guys dance.
Iha: Alright. We just temporary lost our minds there for a minute, but let’s have a fine round of applause for our dancers and Jimmy Frog for commencing that fine session.
BC: Tomorrow night, of course, everyone in the audience will be allowed to dance on stage, but tonight we had to restrict it a little. (crowd boos) Awwwwww. Well, come back tomorrow. Um, we hope everyone had a good time. We thank you. We love you. It’s the best place in the world right here, thank you. (half off mic) I actually meant that! Heh.
BC: God bless you.
[encore break]
Silverfuck / We Gotta Get Out of This Place / Bullet with Butterfly Wings / Dose

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 pain
i feel no pain

i feel no pain
i feel no pain

she was my lover
she was my angel
what i recover
i put into a box underneath my bed
i put her in a box underneath my bed
i put her in a box and this is what she said
i hate and I've always did
i just did a good job of pretending
you're a whore and you always were
we just wanted more
and i don't even like your first record
or was it fish?

and i said baby why must you make me cry?
why must the girls always make me cry?
why baby why?

baby my baby
where are you now?
baby my baby
lost in the clouds

and i walked the ancient miles in this high earth
and i kissed her feet
we've always been together
no matter where we meet again
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
fucking whore
she was a fucking whore



can you spy the miles
can you spy the distance
can you spy the disease
the dysentery
the disenchantment
the disarming
the enfeeblement
i know nothing
i have a lot
i know nothing and i have a lot
we got to get out of this place if it's the last thing we ever do
we got to get out of this place if it's the last thing we ever do
and i punch my fist through that wall
cause i wanted to see what was on the other side
and i punch my fist through that wall
cause i wanted to see what was on the other side
i saw symplinic sisters
salien sambows
silent sinca fans
and mystery guests
can you taste the disease
can you taste it
can you taste the disease
because it's in your stomach
and it's in your motherfuckin' heart

we walk the line of the nocturnal
the righteous
the infected
we are amblin
we are agnostic
we are power
we are all just rats in the cage
just rats in the cage
you are all just rats in the cage
can you dig it?
can you dig it?

because we are
a power hunger machine
feeding on young minds
and new nubile nymphets
with nicotine
can you dig it?
can you dig it?
brothers and sisters
and others

and i ask myself
who am i?
well, i am the great pumpkin
i am the alien yul brynner
the great pumpkin has landed
and i ask myself
where am i going
and i tell you i don't fucking know
i don't know
and i ask myself
consumed in fire
where am i?
is this rosemont? what?
rosemont yeah
where the founding fathers came to set up an arena
so the young children could come and rock
that's right
our great forefathers of illinois dragged their wagons across the great plains
so we could come here one day and rock
can you dig it?

we are disaster
we are destruction
we are disease
we are the bomb
we walk
we talk
we eat
we consume
cause we
are the smashing pumpkins
we have been
and will always be
the smashing pumpkins
don't you fucking forget it
cause there's no place like home
cause there's no place like home
cause there's no place like home
cause there's no place like home
cause there's no place like home
cause there's no place like home
there's no place like home
there is no place like home
there is no place like home

so we bid you adieu
a fond farewell
farewell and goodnight
may the bed bugs hold you tight
may your feet be weary
and your head full of cabbage
may you know what it means to grow old
may you feel it in your bones
we send you a message of love
of compassion
of understanding
because the fact of the matter is
we stood in the exact same spot you're standing right now
there's not many places we can say that
but we can say that we stood right fucking there
we know what's in your heart
what's in your mind
we understand
we appreciate your love and support
it means a lot to us
more than you could ever know
so god bless you
thanks for making a great night