The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-11-30
|November 30, 1996 – Austin, TX, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||November 30, 1996|
|Venue||Frank Erwin Center|
|Location||Austin, TX, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion|
|Order of bands||Garbage, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Rescheduled from July 26, 1996 due to the death of Jonathan Melvoin.
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Cherub Rock"
- "By Starlight"
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "Fuck You"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
- "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" [The Beatles] (tease) (acoustic)
- "Thirty-Three" (acoustic)
- "Disarm" (acoustic)
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
- "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" [Iron Butterfly] (tease)
Encore two[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "1979" with Jimmy Flemion
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" was on the setlist after "Muzzle" but not played
- "Siva" was on the setlist as the first song of the second encore but "1979" was played instead
- "The Aeroplane Flies High" was on the setlist before "Silverfuck" but not played
Banter[edit | edit source]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
BC: Thank you.
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
Iha: Thank you very much. How are you doin’? Okay?
BC: You’re awfully quiet, makes us nervous.
Iha: I didn’t think Austin....
BC: This is Texas, isn’t it?
Iha: Yes. I thought Tejas was supposed to be a wild place. [sings something brief that’s unintelligible].
BC: You might force us to play all the mean, unhappy songs. Well, okay then, this will be the last happy song, I hope you enjoy it.
Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Norwegian Wood (tease) (acoustic)
BC: This is Thirty-three.
BC: Thank you very much. So, what would everybody like to hear? We’re obviously not playing what you want to hear, so um, maybe we should just do that. Speak up, I cannot hear you.
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Thank you, thank you. Ready to rock more?
(Iha: Uh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Hell yeah. People of Austin! I want you to give me some fucking enthusiasm! Right now! This isn’t a fuckin’ tea party! Do something! Show me some goddamn enthusiasm! I don’t care what you have to do. Either sit down, stand up, jump around but do something! Show me you’re alive, alright! (Billy stops playing) Oh yeah, drum solo. (Matt solo for about 10 seconds, Billy solos when he comes back in) Alright. We got a little bit of Tejas blues. I know you like the blues in Texas but we got all kind of fuckin’ blues, we got the Chicago blues! Yeah!! Don’t care if they’ve got [unintelligible] on you! Alright, so, is everybody ready to rock?)
Iha: Gracias. Gracia, merci, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps you might be shocked by what you might see. People of Texas, I know you are not shocked by many things but this man may shock you. All the way from Milwaukee, the oh so great state of Milwaukee, Jimmy Frog! Jimmy Frog, everybody. Let’s just wave at Jimmy. Jimmy, wave back. Wave the nice hair, there we are. We have a nice communication, a communication between Jimmy and all fifteen thousand of you. Alright, and now, on the keyboards, his brother...by blood, Dennis Frog! I beg your pardon, Dennis. Yes, Dennis was a poet laureate and a scholar at Yale and also a quarterback, but he has come to play keyboards for us and I hope you have enjoyed his noodlings on the plastic. Alright, and now, the man behind the uh...drums, right, uh, heh, Matt “Cosmo” Walker! Yes, Matt, Matt is a fine man who has red hair, he has dyed his hair red for this--for this tour and we’re paying him literally a million dollars to do this run, a marathon. But he’s a fine man and uh, nothing else can be said. Okay, so now we’ll get on with the show, this is part of the--the set. Okay, so we’re going to ask you for some audience participation. And you’re saying, “Hey, what can I do to make this concert special? This concert only happens once in a lifetime.” Well, I’m asking you--I’m asking you to dance. And for those chosen lucky few, we’re going to ask a few lucky people to dance on stage with us. Okay, I can tell you’re really excited, heh. So, Jimmy, pick our--pick our dancers tonight. Matt, can we have a beat? (Matt starts a hip hop beat) Yeah. I’m [unintelligible] for Texas stars. Yeah. I wanna dance, I wanna dance with all of you. (high pitched) Whooooo, whoooo’s gonna dance? (normal) Yeah. Yeah. Fifteen thousand people on the stage, [unintelligible]. [mumbling unintelligible under the music]. Who shall dance tonight? Oh my god, we have some people. How you doin’? Yes, we have some lucky dancers and we wish them luck. Jimmy, have you chosen us a dancer? Alright, Matt, give us a new beat. (Matt changes to a disco beat) Pumpin’ up the BPMs! Come on, Texas, give me one last hand in the fuckin’ air! Come on! Wave those fuckin’ hands in the air like you just don’t care! Come on, yeah! I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what race, sex, gender, what kind of books you read, I don’t care if you like James Joyce or sodomy, I want you to fuckin’ dance! Okay, I believe we have all the dancers that can possibly be taken. (Matt stops) We have tonight’s dancers.
BC: Now, let’s take a moment to get to know tonight’s dancers. Tell everyone who you are and where you’re from.
Girl #1: My name is Laura Walken, I’m from Bashaw, Texas.
Girl #2: And I’m Laurel, I’m in here from Denver.
BC: Is that the--is that the home of the nine and one Denver Broncos? (loud boos)
Iha: Whoa! I just felt a cold chill from [unintelligible].
Girl #3: I’m from Nicole, I’m Nic--heh...
BC: You’re from UNKLE?
Girl #3: My name is Nicole and I’m from Chicago, wooo!!! (boos)
Iha: Well, I apologize, I’m from Chicago myself and I had no idea this was going to happen.
BC: Let me tell you, when we’re not in Chicago, we’re from wherever we are. Tonight we’re from Austin.
Girl #4: My name is Katie O’Shea. Personally, they wanna know where you’re from, not where I’m from, right?
BC: Well, this morning I was at your house if that’s what you’re asking.
Girl #5: My name’s Emily and I’m here for Cathy Varner, the one and only. (claps on mic)
BC: Did you say you’re Barry Switzer’s wife?
Girl #6: (crazy excited) My name’s Martha from San Antonio and you guys FUCKIN’ ROCK, I love Smashing Pumpkins, you’re my god!!!! I’m serious!
BC: Wow, heh heh, she’s kissing our feet. We like you, heh heh. And you, last but not least.
Guy #1: The only boy. I’m Joseph Robie from Houston, Texas. And the Smashing Pumpkins FUCKING ROCK!!!
Iha: Alright, tonight’s dancers.
Iha: A motley bunch at best.
BC: I have to say I’m slightly shocked.
Iha: I don’t know what to say myself.
BC: (laughing) Well, I could tell this one’s gonna go over real good, James, heh.
Iha: Alright, so....
BC: Jimmy, why don’t you just come talk for a while? Come say something to the people.
Jimmy Frog: Wooo!!!! The next selection will be off that wonderful Mellon Collie record.
Iha: Yes, thank you, Jimmy.
Jimmy Frog: It’s a single, it got to number 12 on the states and I wrote it about 17 years ago, it’s called 1979.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: Well...that was rather interesting. Where we have our dancers, but let’s have a long round of applause for our dancers tonight, they’ve tried valiantly.
> Hummer (tease - about 45 seconds instrumental)
> Silverfuck / Dose
(BC at 22:19: Thank you very much for coming. Goodnight. We are the Smashing Pumpkins.)