The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-11-05

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November 5, 1996 – Boston, MA, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateNovember 5, 1996
VenueFleet Center
Coordinates42°21′59″N 71°3′44″W
LocationBoston, MA, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion
Order of bandsGarbage, 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. "Today
  7. "Tonight, Tonight
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "Siva" [6:58] 
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  12. "Cherub Rock
  13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Rocket(tease) 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
Fuck You
To Forgive
BC: Hi, good evening. Nice to be back...again. Thank you very much for coming to the concert. So uh, did everyone vote? We didn't, so uh, we can't say much about it.
Iha: We were too busy being a rock band, so....
BC: That's nice.
Iha: It was sarcastic, it was sardonic and ironic, but uh...we hope you’re having fun.
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Thanks a lot. (Siva intro begins) Um, this is a old song. Many of you probably don’t know this song but it’s from our first album. Lot of people don’t even know we have a first album, but yes, we do have a first album. And this is a uh...a psychedelic entry...into this evening’s program.
[tape cut, possible missing banter]
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
[encore break]
BC: So what's up, what's going on out there?
Iha: Awesome.
BC: Are you mystified by our eccentric ways? Wow, sure [unintelligible]. What's going on with you people way up there?
Iha: They’re thinking about the [unintelligible word] election. What will the election to do rock and roll?
BC: We'd like to play, evil selection from our double CD. Called Evil to Eviler. We like to call this song X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, we are graced with a special guest tonight. From the fine city of Milwaukee, of the Frogs, Jimmy Frog! A few words for the Boston crowd, Jimmy. Just a few words, two.
Jimmy Frog: (laughing) (breathes into mic) Let's rock, Boston.
Iha: Okay, prophetic words perhaps. On the keyboards, ladies and gentlemen, of the Frogs, his brother, Dennis Frog! (various explosion noises) Yes, Dennis Frog. It’s alright, a round of applause for Dennis fuckin’ Frog. Alright, and now to the man behind the drum kit, all the way from Wilmette, Matt “Cosmo” Walker! Oh my god, crazy.
BC: Alright, it's now come to that point in the show where we invite people on stage...
Iha: Audience participation.
BC: dance with us. Now, this has become a tradition. Almost every night we do this that we play.
Iha: Just like throwing tea in a harbor.
BC: But I think, I think tonight...
Iha: Tonight?
BC: ...there will be no dancers.
Iha: These people are shocked.
BC: Dancing with us is a privilege, not a right.
Iha: The people seem reticent.
BC: I wanna know what the fuck's up out there. This is about the 25th time that we have played in Boston, 25th, I believe.
Iha: 26th perhaps.
BC: And every time, it gets more and more quiet and I find this very suspicious.
Iha: [2 unintelligible words].
BC: You can boo me if you want, you can cheer along if you like. tell me, should we have people come up on stage or not? (large crowd cheer) Jimmy! We shall let Jimmy make the decision, Jimmy, shall there be dancing tonight?
Jimmy: Sure, yeah. Let's do it, Boston.
BC: Jimmy shall choose the dancers! (Matt starts a hip hop beat) Jimmy, choose away.
Iha: Aw yeah.
BC: Yeah, funky ass beat, Walker.
Iha: Jimmy will choose our motherfuckin’ dancers.
Jimmy Frog: Oh yeah, kick it!
Iha: Come on, people of Boston, come on! Put your hands up so Jimmy can pick you! Jimmy will now pick the dancers.
BC: Jimmy, choose, let's get some dancers.
Iha: Come on people, jump for joy. Oh my god.
BC: Who shall dance?
Iha: We obviously have a psychopath on stage. (Matt changes to a disco beat) Oh yeah, come on, let's turn up the beat, people, let's get enthusiastic for Jimmy Frog to pick your dancers, come on! Show some enthusiasm, you fucking people, come on! I don't care who you are but this is a fucking rock concert! Do something! (Matt stops)
BC: One more, Jimmy, one more.
Iha: One more time! (Matt and Dennis start again to a fast metal beat)
BC: One more, Jimmy, pick one more, who shall it be? (Satanic growl)
Iha: Oh yeah, it’s quite an experience. (Matt and Dennis stop)
BC: Alright, let's--let’s get to know our dancers, please come over here. Dancers, peoples, hello son, hi. Please tell us who you are and where you're from.
Girl #1: I'm Jennifer, I'm from Boston University.
Iha: Boston!
BC: Boston University, wait, where are you really from?
Girl #1: California. (crowd boos loudly)
BC: Booooooooo, booo.
Iha: Californ-I-A.
BC: Don't worry, it will fall into the sea sooner or later. Tell us who you are and where you're from.
Girl #2: Brockton, heh heh--oh, my name? Michelle.
Iha: What?
BC: Let's go to our odder dancer. Tell us who you are and where you're from.
Guy #1: My name's Lou Greenwald and I'm from Dan's Beantown Diner!
Iha: Hey, this is not a plug.
BC: Who are you and where are you from?
Girl #3: Erica from Brooklyn, New York! (crowd boos loudly)
Iha: Whoa, [unintelligible word]. I'm shocked myself, ladies and gentlemen.
BC: Now, heh, we have two rules for our dancers, dancers, please listen up carefully. If you do not follow the rules, I will hit you with my guitar. Please, when dancing, don't touch us and don't touch our shit.
Iha: Alright.
BC: Now, everyone please dance along.
Iha: And let's ROCK! (1979 backing track starts)
BC: No no no, dance along in your mind.
Iha: Oh, yes.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
BC: Thank you, dancers. Thanks a lot for a wonderful concert, thank you very much, goodnight.