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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-04-15
Venue Arena
Location Berlin, DE
Venue Type Converted Factory
Capacity ~7500
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Chamberlin, Melvoin
Order of Bands Filter, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format Unknown
Equipment Unknown
Length 122m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation "The Berlin Bullet" commercial bootleg
Live Music Archive 16-bit recording
Notes Superior to AUD #2.
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment SS-DSM-6 > TCD-D7(32k)
Length 121m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-2 > FLAC
Live Music Archive 16-bit recording
Notes Beginning of the intro and the encore breaks are cut.
Unsurfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~120m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (over PA)
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Zero
  • Fuck You
  • Here Is No Why
  • To Forgive
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  • Disarm
  • By Starlight
  • Geek U.S.A.
  • Cherub Rock
  • Muzzle

Encore One:

  • 1979
  • X.Y.U.

Encore Two:

  • Germans in Leather Pants (tease)
  • Today
  • Mayonaise

Encore Three:

  • Bodies
  • Silverfuck [17:20]
    • Dose [Filter] (tease)
  • Farewell and Goodnight


  • Disarm performed acoustic


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Tonight, Tonight
> Zero
> Fuck You
BC: Hi. Thank you k - thank you for coming to the show. Good to be back in Berlin...heh, that's where we are.
Here Is No Why
> To Forgive
BC: Thanks.
> “Welcome to our circle of friends” tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Welcome to our dark and moody show. I hope you --
BC: But I like it!
Iha: You like it dark and moody? Alright.
BC: Like to play another song from our album that came out about three years ago.
Iha: Yes.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
(BC over intro drone: Thank you.)
Disarm (acoustic)
By Starlight
> Circus tape
> Geek U.S.A.
> Cherub Rock
BC: Thank you very much. Once again, we really appreciate you coming tonight. I think this is the uh, about the fifth time we've played in Berlin and uh...it makes us happy to see you all.
Iha: Boy, is it a hot one.
BC: So we'd like to dedicate this song to you. (over enunciated) We'd like to dedicate the song to you. (normal voice) Hope you like it, it means a lot to me. Ha, okay, heh heh heh, sorry. Yeah yeah, hahaha.
[encore break]
Iha: Danke.
BC: Uh, we'd like to play you the song that VIVA music channel won't play really, except at three in the morning. I don't know if you've ever seen this song or the video or anything but it's actually pretty cool and it's a really nice song and uh.... So call 'em up and tell ‘em how come you're not playing our fucking video? I don't know if that translated but uh, VIVA no play video, VIVA no play video. So thanks anyway.
BC: Thank you.
Wolfman Jack tape
BC: Um...we'd like to play this song called X.Y.U. And uh, normally when we come to Germany, the interviewers always say "What does this song mean?" And so they say "What do you mean by X.Y.U.?" Are you trying to say "Ex, why you?" or "Ex why, you?"
Iha: Yes.
BC: “Which is it?”
Iha: Yes.
BC: And I say "I don't know."
Iha: Ahh, ahh.
BC: There is no meaning!
Iha: Ah!
BC: And then they say "But there must be a meaning or you wouldn't have given it the title X.Y.U."
Iha: Ah.
BC: And I say "But no, there is no meaning, you don't understand" and they say "But there must be a meaning, you're lying to me again."
Iha: Yes!
BC: So, this goes out to all you liars out there.
Iha: Yes! (Billy starts the song) Come on! On your fucking feet!
[encore break]
BC: (Satanic voice) Danke schoen.
Iha: I’d like to introduce a song! This next song...it’s about uh...uh, a nice day. A day in the life of a young man wearing leather trousers. And this man had a crazy day. He met a wizard.
Germans in Leather Pants (tease)
(Iha: (singing in falsetto) You know that I love love you. There’s nothing that I can do. If I already knew you. I will I will I want to. Shame on, shame on....)
BC: I'd also like to take this moment to apologize to Rudi the striker for my comments on a German TV show, I apologize to Rudi and his family. This song is for Rudi.
BC: Thank you, you're very kind.
BC: Thanks. Thank you, god bless you, thank you.
> Silverfuck / Dose
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: God bless you, thank you.
D’arcy: Thank you.
Iha: Goodnight everybody.
BC: Thank you for being such a great audience. We appreciate it more than you know. God bless you so much.
D’arcy: Danke schoen, gute nacht.
> Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (tease)

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