The Smashing Pumpkins 1997-02-04
|February 4, 1997 – Pensacola, FL, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||February 4, 1997|
|Venue||Pensacola Civic Center|
|Location||Pensacola, FL, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion|
|Order of bands||Fountains of Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Fuck You"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Today" (acoustic)
- "Thirty-Three" (acoustic)
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
- "Lovefool" [The Cardigans] (tease)
- "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" [Iron Butterfly] (tease)
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "Silverfuck" [40:11]
- "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)" (tease) (clips)
- "Space Jam"
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "1979" with Jimmy Flemion on bass (D'arcy Wretzky leaves the stage disgusted by some of the chosen dancers)
- Last performance of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" until 2008-10-31
- Longest "Silverfuck" ever played
Banter[edit | edit source]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Tonight, Tonight
> Cherub Rock
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
BC: Hey, thanks a lot. It’s very nice to see you, thank you for such a loving, warm reception.
Iha: Very nice, ça va, [unintelligible].
BC: We’d now like to go backwards in time, this is called Rhinoceros.
BC: That one was bad. One more chance!
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: Thank you all very much. ... As some of you may, um, already know, this is the second to last concert of our world tour, which started last January, 1996. So we’d like to thank you for, um, putting up with us--I mean, waiting for us so long and uh....
Iha: And keepin’ it real for us up here. Peace.
BC: If we may, now we’d like to maybe, could be, do a campfire sing along, led by our man, James Iha. Now during this portion of the show, James pays careful attention to those of you who are not singing and if he sees you not singing, he will personally come out and kick your ass.
BC: Thank you, partners. We’d now like you--uh huh huh, I can’t talk--we would now like to play you....
BC: We would now like to play you our latest single, it’s called Thirty-Three.
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Oh my god. Oh my god, thank you very much. We’re glad you let that happen. It’s a very front row song. So, what goes on in Pensacola? I don’t know much about Pensacola. What is that you’re saying?
BC: They said, uh, get laid and do drugs. Heh, that seems to be the general consensus.
Iha: I thought this was a, uh, a book reading city, I heard you have a lot of bookshops. You have a lot of theater and uh, ballet and opera up here.
BC: No, this is where--this is where they invented pens and cola.
Iha: Ba dap ba. Ah, my water.
BC: I just made that up.
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, we have degenerated into schtick. Well, I’m glad you’re here.
BC: How’s everybody in the back doing? You alright?
Iha: Come on, give it up, [unintelligible] Pensacola. Over to the right, are you feeling good over there? WOW!! You’re just a rat in a cage over there. And the people to the left? Feelin’ good. Always feelin’ good on the left side, I can feel your heat. And we don’t care about the people in the middle. No, just kidding, we’re just kidding. You’re keepin’ it real up here at the front.
BC: You know today they made James an honorary ice pilot. ... Yep.
BC: Heh heh heh. [unintelligible word]
Iha: Woo. Speechless.
BC: You’ve rendered us speechless with your enthusiasm.
Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps you are stunned by the apparition on our stage. We have a very special guest, all the way from, uh, Milwaukee. I know you’re from around Milwaukee. Anyway, so ladies and gentlemen, he is in a band called The Frogs. Quite a [unintelligible] and subversive band and his name is Jimmy Frog! Hey, let’s all wave to Jimmy Frog. Jimmy fuckin’ Frog. Just wave good people, wave to Jimmy Frog.
BC: Jimmy, what do you think? It’s the end of the tour, you wanna let your hair down, so to speak? This is the portion of the show where we invite members of the audience onstage to dance.
Jimmy Frog: WHO wishes to dance?
Iha: ...with Jimmy Frog.
BC: Jimmy shall choose the dancers.
(Matt plays a house beat)
Iha: Ow! Ow! Ow! Oh yeah.
Lovefool (tease - Billy sings a few lines over Matt’s beat and Iha talking)
Iha: Get up on, dance performer. Pick it up, move that thing. [unintelligible]. Come on! Put your hands in the air! Come on, give it to him, give it, come on!
BC: Oh yeah!
BC: Woo! Bringin’ our sounds of disco.
Iha: Come on, gimme your disco right now. Oh yeah. 133 BPMs. I’m sorry ladies and gentlemen, we do not pick the dancers, Jimmy Frog picks the dancers tonight. So let’s get it on, come on, you people. I don’t care who the fuck you are, I just want you to dance. Okay, we’ve brought you to dance.
(Matt stops playing)
Iha: Hmmm...the atmosphere is electric, I can see. Hmmmm....
BC: (laughing) Oh my god, heh, it’s total mayhem.
Iha: Okay, settle down, girls.
BC: Ringers. Well, you ladies look like typical Smashing Pumpkins fans. You look like typical Smashing Pumpkins fans. Please say hello to everyone, tell everyone who you are and where you’re from.
Girl #1: My name is Erin and I’m from right here.
BC: Won’t be loud now? Woo! Who are you darlin’ and where ya from?
Girl #2: Monica from Pensacola.
BC: Monica from Pensacola.
Girl #3: I’m Lauren [unintelligible]. I love you, Billy Corgan.
BC: Hey, who’s this?
Guy #1: Aaron Dittens, Pensacola.
Girl #4: Lana!
Girl #5: Simoooone!!
BC: They of course are from the planet Pluto. Heh heh, alright, James, Jimmy’s still pickin’ some dancers though.
Iha: I think he’s trying to up the male ante.
BC: Aw come on, hahahaha. Come on, D’arcy Wretzky. Well, D’arcy’s not gonna play bass on 1979.
Iha: And uh, I don’t know the chords.
BC: Heh heh, I guess you’re gonna have to play bass. You know the changes, New Orleans.
Iha: Yeah, you know the changes.
BC: You know the bass--you know the bass changes? Alright, Jimmy will play bass. Jimmy, go tune the bass up.
Jimmy Frog: Uh....
BC: Heh heh, heh heh heh. Well, this is unprecedented, heh. D’arcy has left the building.
Iha: There’s just a certain type of woman that riles up D’arcy and makes her want to throw her bass down on stage and.... But we can only carry on.
BC: You wanna come up and dance, come on up and dance, you. I don’t want anyone to be sad. Hi there. Alright, heh heh. Well, sooner or later, we have to play this song, so I think now is a good time. James, would you like to tell everyone the rules?
Iha: Well, I’m sure our dancers are used to some of these rules. Please do not touch us and do not touch our shit. Okay. Now we shall carry on for special guest star Jimmy Frog on bass (pronounced like the fish).
BC: Uhh...heh heh heh. So anybody know any good jokes? Any of you know a good joke? A good joke? A good joke? ...
Girl: ...with no eyelids.
BC: What now?
Girl: With no eyelids, so they had to take part of his foreskin to give him some eyelids and he came out alright, but after that he was a little bit cockeyed.
BC: Pensa’s very--Pensacola’s very own comedian.
Iha: Alright, let’s just play this song.
BC: You know X.Y.U. too, Jimmy? Heh heh heh. Okay. We will now, uh, begin the song. Everyone please attempt to dance along, as James would say, “in your mind.”
(BC over big finish: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you! Goodnight!)
Iha: Okay. Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps you were shocked. I have to apologize, we--we would’ve installed like a steel pole on stage for you.
(Iha: But have not [unintelligible]. Can’t all [unintelligible] some of the dancers but uh...we’re just tryin’ to, uh, keep it interesting and perhaps things have gone awry. We can only apologize and hope you come back with [unintelligible]. Still feeling [unintelligible]? Still feelin’ groovy? During the skull rock. Ohhh yeah. Yeaahh, yeah, yeah. That was pretty shocking, ladies and gentlemen. We’re gonna keep rockin’ you tonight. And hopefully come back in this spaceship. Smashing Pumpkins, you know he’s got it. (screams))
BC: General chaos seems to have broken out in the auditorium.
BC: I can see the reviews now. “The Pensacola Civic Center was overwhelmed by a feeling of sadness.” Hey you, there, you with the finger, yeah, yeah you, the one who’ll never get through school, yeah you, that one. Good luck to you, man.
Iha: Word, word.
BC: Okay. Just when you thought--just when you thought there was nothing left to this fucking show, we are about to burn your brains straight through. You will be scarred for life, I guarantee you. James, let ‘em know where they’re headed.
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, we are not headed towards stripper land, we’re headed towards hell. This next song is called (whispers) X...Y...U.
Silverfuck /The Aeroplane Flies High (clips) / Space Jam
(BC at 31:42: Thank you one last time for sticking around ‘til the end. For being real fans. Not just kinda like fake ones. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Enjoy your week, your day, your month.)