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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-01-26
Venue Praca Apoteose
Location Rio De Janeiro, BR
Venue Type Stadium
Capacity 60,000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Chamberlin
Order of Bands Pato Fu, Supergrass, Urge Overkill, The Black Crowes, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Page and Plant
Surfaced Recordings
PRO #1
Source TV
Format VHS
Equipment Unknown
Length 74m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation VHS-M > DVD
Video Link YouTube
Notes Multiple copies of this broadcast circulate, including a VHS-? > CDR audio transfer, a VHS-? > DVD version, and several commercial bootlegs.
Unsurfaced Recordings
FM #1
Source FM
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length 62m
Complete? Unknown
Notes May be a mis-labeled version of the TV broadcast audio.
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~70m
Complete? Unknown



  • Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • Zero
  • Fuck You
  • Disarm
  • Today
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • Rocket
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  • Geek U.S.A. (abandoned)
  • Geek U.S.A.
  • Country Death Song [Violent Femmes] (tease)
    • Boys Don't Cry [The Cure] (tease)
  • Cherub Rock
  • X.Y.U.


  • Hollywood Rock Festival
  • Billy, James and D'arcy kick soccer balls into the crowd before X.Y.U.


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Fuck You
BC: Fuck yeah! (nerdy voice) Fuck yeah. (normal voice) Good evening, Rio! (Portuguese accent) Hello, good evening, Rio, we are happy to see you.
D’arcy: No, not - not fuck you, fuck yeah, yes.
BC: (Portuguese accent) Fuck yes?
D’arcy: Yeah.
Iha: Yes!
BC: Yes!
D’arcy: No, yeah, fuck you. (Billy starts Disarm) Sorry our Portuguese is not so good.
BC: Thank you.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Heh, (Portuguese accent) hello.
Iha: Thank you very much. It is our pleasure to be here in Rio, to rock you like you've never been rocked before.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Thank you so much. We are the Smashing Poompkins. (Satanic voice) Pumpkins. (normal voice) Maybe that was speaking in metal.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: (Satanic voice) Thank you. (testing guitar for a few seconds) (normal voice) It still works. How y'all doing out there, que paso, whatever? Heh heh, Dora, where are you?
Iha: Dora.
D’arcy: What do you mean - [Billy talks over the rest of her sentence]
BC: Come talk to the people.
D’arcy: He means obrigado.
BC: Um, we'd like to say hello, we're very happy to be here, we hope to come here many more times, we're sorry this is the first time, we hope you're having a good time. God bless you.
(Dora the translator translates)
BC: Ditto. (Portuguese accent) This is a little song we call Geek (Satanic voice) U.S.A.
Geek U.S.A. (abandoned right after lyrics would start)
BC: (band is still playing) What happened to the bass? Hola! (band stops) As we said, we're very happy to be here and god bless you.
D’arcy: What did - what’d you stop for?
BC: This is a little song called Geek (Satanic voice) U.S.A.
Iha: (screamed) Alright!
Geek U.S.A.
Country Death Song (tease)
> Boys Don't Cry (tease - Iha starts playing the guitar part and eventually sings 1 verse + 1 chorus)
(D’arcy: Hey! Hey! Hey hey hey! That's the next band. That’s not us. (Iha starts singing) That's not us, that’s the next band. Don't try and upstage them, they can do it ten times better than we can, cut it out. You're giving it away! You're embarrassing me.)
> Cherub Rock
D’arcy: Where is Dora? Dora, Dora, Dora, Dora? We need some more-a Dora.
(Billy and Iha kick and soccer balls into crowd. D’arcy can be seen kicking one and Jimmy is walking around.)
D’arcy: No more soccer balls. I just wanna say a little thing.
D’arcy: No, no, that's not what I wanted to say. I wanna say that it was been really good to be in Rio for the first time. We’re, we’re only very, very sorry that it had to be a cigarette company that brought us here. No no no, that's bad, don't - don’t cheer. In Hollywood, in Hollywood in the United States is a city, not a cigarette company and we don't endorse...anything, usually, especially not that fucking that. So, we're glad we're here, but uh, we're really embarrassed that we're endorsing, we're playing a cigarette commercial so forgive us.
(Dora the interpreter speaks)
Iha: Thank you very much, we will play one more rock song for you and uh...that will be all. And then, the rocking Cure will be up next.
BC: (Portugese accent) You want to rock? One more time? Yeah!
Iha: Yes.
BC: (while staring at D'arcy) The soccer balls were courtesy of the Hollywood Cigarette Company, thank you.
(Billy is cracking up off mic as he starts the song and D'arcy angrily kicks over her mic stand)
(After lyrics conclude, Billy takes his guitar off and rubs it on his amp for 40 seconds. He then very lazily swings his guitar like a bat a few times until he knocks his mic stand over. Following that, he balances the head of the guitar on his hand over his head for 10 seconds. Finally, he untangles the mic and plugs it back in.)
(BC: Thank you, goodnight, Riooooo! (Satanic voice) Bye, thank you. Bye, thank you! God bless you all. Ooh.)
(Billy punches the mic stand with his mic, although it takes two tries, throws the mic on the ground and walks offstage before the rest of the band has finished the song.)

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