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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1993-11-20
Venue WUST Music Hall
Location Washington, DC, US
Venue Type Club
Capacity 1000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Chamberlin
Order of Bands Swervedriver, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment Unknown
Length 94m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA-2 > DDC-? > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Tape flip during Siva.
AMT #1
Source AUD
Format Hi8
Equipment Unknown
Length 97m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation Hi8 > VHS-? > DVD
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Geek U.S.A. cuts in, Soma cuts out, Cherub Rock cuts in, Bury Me cuts in. VHS-3 > CDR audio transfers also exists, as well as a version demuxed from the circulating DVD transfer.
Unsurfaced Recordings



  • Geek U.S.A.
  • Quiet
  • Today
  • Disarm
  • I Am One (with rant) [6:08]
  • Star Spangled Banner [Key] (tease)
    • Rocket
  • Drown (abandoned) [0:32]
  • Drown (restarted) [4:21]
    • Hummer [6:23]
  • Siva [5:12]
  • Cherub Rock (tease)
  • Soma
  • Cherub Rock
  • (instrumental) [5:52]
    • Suffer (one verse)
    • (improv: "The Boredom Song")
  • Silverfuck (abandoned) [5:18]


  • Bury Me
  • Pissant
  • Spaceboy
  • Frail and Bedazzled
  • Silverfuck [9:26]
    • Over the Rainbow [Harburg/Arlen] (tease)


  • Billy walks off stage during Silverfuck due to hecklers


Geek U.S.A.
Corgan: Hello, how are you, I am fine, nice to see you, nice to see you too
I Am One

Corgan (mid song rant):
All I ever wanted was everything, all I ever wanted was everything
All I ever wanted was every and all I got was shit
What you want is what you'll get and that's nothing
What you want is what you'll get and that's nothing
And nothing can be taken from me that hasn't already been taken
Nothing can be taken from me that hasn't already been taken
Ask the man inside your heart what you want
There's nothing, and give me more of that nothing
Just a little taste of nothing, give me some more of that nothing, nothing
And in a world full of fuckin' eyes and flapping jaws, there's nothing
Like a crab in your ear, gimme some of that nothing
Give me more of that nothing, I want some more of nothing, I want some more of nothing
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme nothing, that nothing, that nothing, there's nothing!!!

Corgan: I don't hear you
Star Spangled Banner (tease)
Drown (abandoned)

Iha: Yes, it's another tuning mishap. That's all I can add to that, our Stonehenge. Man, that sounded really weird
Corgan: It did not achieve the proper cosmic moment
Drown (restarted)

[Chamberlin plays drum rolls]
Iha: Damn, bustin' that dope rhyme again, Jimmy. And now it's time for the human beatbox
Iha: (unintelligible) We'll be rockin' any minute
Cherub Rock

[encore break]
Iha: Thank you, oh DC
unknown instrumental
Suffer (tease)

Corgan: I'm just continuing your programming of boredom
Iha: Some advice, some advice for the women, watch out for these randy security men
"The Boredom Song"

Corgan: Give me a B, give me an O, dive me a R, give me an E, give me a D, give me an O, give me a M
That spells boredom, boredom, boredom, boredom, motherfuckin' boredom

Corgan: Thank you. So whaddya know? We love you, we hate you? What else did I hear? Play Bury Me? Whoever threw the money, thanks a lot. Give you some water?
[passes water bottle to the crowd]
Anybody need any money? Tickets to tomorrow's show? Chocolate milk?
[To Iha] If I didn't know you were wearing a space helmet this would be totally different.
Hey don't throw shit, you pussies, Who's a pussy? C'mon raise your hand. See, it's only the people in the balcony who throw shit cos they know I can't see 'em
Iha: He's hiding amongst the crowd. This space helmet, I'll let you know, was given to me from Shudder to Think, fine men of Washington DC, fine outstanding men of Washington DC, more power to Shudder
Corgan: God bless the Shudder to Think
Wretzky: Where are they? One of them could be standing next to you. You're not into them
[water bottle lands back onstage]
Corgan: This is your attitude - give me some water so I can throw it back at you. Would ?? approve? He's part of the indie mafia, watch what you say. Oh yeah, you want me to play a song, right?
Corgan (mid song): Hey somebody throw that guy on his head. He's been thrown out of the Republican Party and now he's sad, thank you. You see he's one of those people when he gets hit on the head, he's only happier
Hey wait, what is that sign? Destroy that sign please someone, serious. Give me that sign Bryan
[is handed advertising sign]
See this is exactly what I dont like about being in a rock band. Whoever did this thought they were being creative: 'The - Smash-ing Pump-kins', it's amazing. This guy went to art school for this. Of course sponsored by Budweiser and Bud Light, I don't even drink fuckin' beer. See, it's a fuckin' clown puppet show. By the way, sorry the tickets are so much but that's just the way it is in DC, that's just the way it is...
Shall I begin the song again, or should we just give it up? What do you think, gentlemen? You want us to get offstage? Alright...
[band stops playing]
See it's amazing I'm paying this guy's salary but he wants me to get the fuck offstage so he can go home
Bury Me

Corgan: Thank you. We're just gonna keep playing and fuck this shit
Corgan: Thank you, thank you. I'd like to play an unreleased song. I don't know if it'll ever come out, but I'll be like... Huh, what? The next one's gonna be really new wave, no rock songs
Audience member: Who cares?
Corgan: Yeah, who cares? Well I don't think you'd be here if you weren't buying it so. This is called 'Frail and Bedazzled'
Frail and Bedazzled
Corgan: Thanks again, I'm really glad it all worked out this way. Just remember there are no rules
Iha: Someone threw these keys up here, if you can identify them come at the end
Corgan: So I know this is kinda lame in one way, cool in another. So we'd like to try this one more time, maybe we can make it through the whole song... I'd hate to think someone beat me down, y'know
Over the Rainbow (tease)

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