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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-07-09
Venue USAir Arena
Location Landover, MD, US
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 18,756
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Chamberlin, Melvoin
Order of Bands Garbage, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment SS-DSM-6 > WM-D6
Length 150m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA-M > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Cut in Silverfuck.
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment CSB > WM-D6C
Length 154m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA-M > FLAC
Live Music Archive 24-bit download
Notes A few spots of distortion. Tape flip after By Starlight. Mic connection problems during Disarm, Bullet with Butterfly Wings, Cherub Rock, X.Y.U., and Bodies.
Unsurfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~155m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (over PA)
  • Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • Zero
  • Fuck You
  • To Forgive
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Today
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
    • By Starlight
  • Disarm
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Cherub Rock
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    • Beautiful (unfinished)
    • Rocket (tease)
  • Muzzle

Encore One:

  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Iron Butterfly] (tease)
  • X.Y.U.
  • 1979

Encore Two:

  • Mayonaise

Encore Three:

  • Bodies
  • Silverfuck [27:29]
    • X.Y.U. (tease)
    • Space Jam (tease)
    • Eye (tease)
    • Dose [Filter] (tease)


  • Disarm performed acoustic


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
BC: Hello. I'm gettin' a shock, sorry. I realize this isn't very professional but um, I'm getting about 150 volts in my face so excuse me. ... How are you doin’? Thanks for coming. Uhh, I'd like to keep playing but I don't wanna die so uh...so we'll just talk for a second. ... Hello!
Fuck You
Iha: Alright. I think we're back now. ... For those who don’t know....
D’arcy: James, now is the time for you to say something witty.
Iha: Witty.
D’arcy: Witty.
Iha: Well, for those who don't know, we're - I’m sorry, we’re having technical problems, he’s getting all these fucking shocks in the mic.
D’arcy: That's not funny.
Iha: No, well, that wasn't funny. But what was funny is I saw Independence Day yesterday, heh. I saw it with them and they hated it but um, I thought it was fantastic. (crowd cheers) See, they love it, everything was plausible.
D’arcy: We wanted to see it in Washington DC because that part where they blow up the White House would make it seem much more realistic.
Iha: Heh. Now that you said that and now that all these people have cheered for the blowing up of the White House, they’re gonna - all the FBI are gonna like, bug everybody in this entire stadium dome. We're just joking. You wanna try this one again? Amazing how these technical things can slow down a show.
BC: Hello? Sorry. My mic's all fucked up.
Iha: Alright. Let's get this thing together. Okay, heh, continuing on about Independence Day, it was a fast paced movie and I enjoyed the acting. You didn't enjoy the acting? Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum. Okay, you can start booing us at this point. (crowd boos) Don't worry, don't worry.
BC: That's alright. Thanks for your patience.
To Forgive
Classical music tape
> Tonight, Tonight
> Today
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
BC: Well, glad we’ve excited you so.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Beautiful / Rocket
BC: Thank you very much. We appreciate your patience this evening with our intolerably long songs and uh, thank you very much for coming to the concert tonight. We've been coming to Washington DC and Baltimore area since about 1990 and we've always had a great time here so we thank you, old fans, new fans. We appreciate your support very much. This is one of our favorite songs from our album that came out like about ten years ago.
[encore break]
BC: Thank you! Thank you.
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (tease)
(Iha: Well, here we are in the nation’s capital. Gotta give it up, you better give it up, come on. Play that goddamn beat, come on. [unintelligible], Washington DC, know what I’m sayin’, kick out that dope ass shit, come on. [unintelligible two words]. Fuck. COME OOOOOOOOOON!!!! What do you think?: Independence Day right here, right now, Washington DC.
BC: Except we’re the aliens.)
Iha: Yes.
BC: We’re the aliens and we’re taking over.
[encore break]
Iha: Woo, thanks, thanks. You're very kind.
BC: Alright. I don't wanna get too serious on you here for a second but we need your attention for just a moment, James has something he wants to tell you.
Iha: I want, I want you to boogie. Yes, dance, I want you to dance.
BC: Thank you so much. ... Like to do a uh...ol’ old song. This dates back to our first album...Kinetic Premonition. It was only available on import in Detroit so I don't know if you've got it but um, this song is from our first album.
BC: Thank you, god bless you.
[encore break]
BC: Thank you so much, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Iha: Thank you.
BC: We'd like to have a little moment of honesty with you. We're good for that.
Iha: Once in a while.
BC: We'd like to apologize for sucking at the beginning of the concert.
Iha: Come on, just admit it, we sucked, just briefly.
BC: You won't get a refund but, heh heh heh, we apologize for sucking at the beginning but we're happy that you stuck with us and it's turned out to be a good show so thank you.
Iha: You see, we didn't have our mantra before we came on stage and like, you know things just get really far out when we don't have our mantra, you know what I'm talking about?
BC: And hey...
Iha: I'm just kidding.
BC: ...look up there to that girl, see that girl up there with the - the freaky light?
Iha: No.
BC: Wait, do that light thing again.
Iha: Wow.
BC: Ah, they're not doing it now.
Iha: Hey man.
BC: The people in the expensive skyboxes that their father bought them, those people up there?
Iha: Oh! Ah. You see we’re against the bourgeois.
BC: So I just, I have just one question, Juwan Howard, is he staying with the Bullets?
Iha: Aren’t they gonna change their name?
BC: I've heard - I’ve heard rumors he's coming to Chicago. (crowd boos)
Iha: Hey, that's fine with me. Michael, Dennis, Scottie....
BC: Juwan.
Iha: Juwan, come on! (crowd boos) The Chicago Bulls, come on, put it up! We're from Chicago and we're damn proud of them, heh. Alright, we’re just kidding.
BC: It's not enough we - hey, Juwan's a great player, it's not enough we have the best team anymore.
Iha: Heh.
BC: They need more!
Iha: Hey.
BC: Sorry. We had those two years where we didn't win so we have to kind of gloat with it, you know.
Iha: That's the Chicago way.
BC: You want us to stop the concert because of that, I'm sorry? Boooo, heh. Now see, now they're doing the light thing up there! See him? Hey Ethan, can you put the lights on for a second? (crowd cheers as lights go on) Alright. Let's all give that person up there the finger.
Iha: Up there. Alright, that’s - that's mind control.
BC: In those skyboxes they get free popcorn and hot dogs.
Iha: What do you think of that? (crowd boos)
BC: I don't see you getting any free popcorn and hot dogs down here.
Iha: That's right, for every drink they get, they - for every drink you get, they get two, what do you think of that? (crowd boos) Whoa, heh.
BC: And in order for us to play here, we had to not only go up there and meet those people, we had to sign CDs and stuff.
Iha: Down with the middle class! That's what I say, right now! Down with the bourgeois, get rid of them!
> Silverfuck / X.Y.U. / Space Jam / Eye / Dose