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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-09-25
Venue Saskatchewan Place
Location Saskatoon, SK, CA
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 13,000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Walker, Flemion
Order of Bands Grant Lee Buffalo, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment built-in > Walkman
Length 107m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA-2 > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Missing Bullet with Butterfly Wings coda, tape ends during Bodies. ANA-2 > dEdit > FLAC version also circulates, but has a tape error during Siva.
Unsurfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~145m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (over PA)
  • Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • Zero
  • Cherub Rock
  • To Forgive
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Today
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • Siva [6:50]
  • Disarm
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Fuck You
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    • Rocket (tease)

Encore One:

  • (improv: "I Am Going Crazy")
  • X.Y.U.

Encore Two:

  • 1979
  • Muzzle

Encore Three:

  • Bodies
  • The Aeroplane Flies High
  • Silverfuck
    • Hummer (tease)


  • Disarm performed acoustic
  • 1979 with the Frogs


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Cherub Rock
BC: Hi! Who are the two men? Heh, (British accent and laughing) who are the two men that sit on behind the screen? (normal voice) Heh heh heh heh. Hi is everybody doing, hi [sic]. It’s very nice to be here, thank you so much for coming. We’re very sorry we never played here before, um, we’re very bad Pumpkins. We hope that you forgive us and we hope that you have a good time, a good, happy, fun loving, peace filled Grateful Dead kind of time.
To Forgive
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
BC: Thank you very much.
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
(BC over intro: We’d now like to take you backwards in time. A time long ago, this song is from that time long ago, it goes all the way back to 1991. We know it seems like so long ago.
Iha: It seems like so long ago, I’m talkin’ to you fuckin’ people.
BC: Heh heh.
Iha: Alright!
BC: If James had been here in 1991, he would’ve said the same thing.
Iha: If I was here in 1991, I would’ve been headbanging for you people, grunge style.
BC: So now we give you a little taste of that time, heh heh.
Iha: Miguel, look out.
BC: Look out.
Iha: Damn!)
BC: (high pitched) Thank you! (normal voice) We’d like to thank Grant Lee Buffalo for a fine opening performance.
Iha: Fine young men, Grant Lee Buffalo, yes.
BC: So how is everybody? (crowd screaming)
Iha: [unintelligible]
BC: We’d now like to play you a really sad song. We don’t want to bum anybody out but um, sometimes we just have to play these sad songs. This was originally a madrigal in the 16th century, we’ve arranged it, converted it to our own. It was originally a story of a monk...and uh...he came to Canada looking for love.
Iha: Boy, boy, did he find it.
BC: He found more love than he could handle.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fuck You
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket [encore break] Iha: [tape cuts in] We give you the evil hand. BC: (high pitched) Waaah. Iha: I said, we give you the evil hand. BC: (high pitched) Waaah. Iha: We have to make that noise too, sort of a high falsetto, going over the mountains. (high pitched) Waaaaaaaaah. (normal voice) Alright, I just got you to do something incredibly dumb, thank you. BC: Where we come from, this doesn’t mean Satan, it means Santa Claus. Iha: (British accent) Yes, that’s right, it is a Chicago tradition. BC: And then again, maybe Santa is Satan. Iha: Wow! BC: I knew that would (emphasis on each word) blow your mind. Iha: Oh my god, I can’t go on with this fuckin’ show! (knocks mic stand over) BC: They look like they’re buying the angry young artist up here in the Great White North. Iha: Ah. I Am Going Crazy (improv) (Iha: (high pitched) I am going crazy, I am going crazy, (screaming) I am going crazy! I am going crazy! I am going crazy! I am going crazy! Now now now now! I am going crazy! I am going crazy! Stop! Stop me! I am going crazy! Stop me!) Iha: Yeah, yeah. > X.Y.U. [encore break] Iha: Thank you. We’d like to bring a special guest on stage. He’s a good friend of ours, he could be a good friend of yours, he’s from Milwaukee, he’s of the Frogs, let’s have - hey, stop throwing those goddamn things, heh heh heh. He’s of the Frogs, he’s Jimmy Frog! Jimmy Frog. Alright. And his brother, Dennis Frog, on keyboards. A big hand of applause. Alright. And uh, savin’ our alternative ass, Matt “Cosmo” Walker on the drums! Not even a drum fill from Matt but uh, he means well. Okay, so uh, now what? BC: This is normally the part of the show where we ask someone to come out of the audience and dance with us on stage. Iha: But you see, whoever as he or she may be, they must - BC: Right, we don’t discriminate, uh, heh, race or sex. Y’all got legs, you can dance. Iha: We all got legs as they say. I don’t know, I may have to leave this up to Jimmy Frog. BC: Tonight, tonight James will make - will be making the special selection. Iha: Ahhh, hoo boy. I don’t know. BC: Who would like to come up and dance on stage? Iha: I don’t wanna pick some psychopath though. Jimmy, Jimmy Frog’s gonna make this choice. Jimmy, pluck one out of the audience, male or female. BC: Pluck a dancer! Find yourself a dancer! Iha: But, but, look for a crazy one. BC: You can find a dancer, we know you can! Iha: (singing) [2-3 unintelligible words]. BC: Jimmy will make the selection! It’s Jimmy’s choice. Iha: (foppish voice) Who shall it be? For here, for [unintelligible]. BC: (foppish voice) Who will it be? Who will it be? Iha: (foppish voice) Who shall it be? BC: Who will dance? Iha: (foppish voice) Who shall be? The green one will pick. BC: Who will dance? Iha: (foppish voice) The green one will pick one. BC: And it’s lucky Linda from Saskatoon. Iha: Alright! (foppish voice) You better be able to dance or you will dance on fire. BC: Would like to come up and dance too? Come on up, that girl there.
Iha: Okay.
BC: We’ll make an exception because you so badly wanna dance. And we’ve had some bad dancing partners - would you like to come dance too, that girl there too, please.
Iha: Alright, alright.
BC: Over here.
Iha: Now, due to liability...
BC: This girl here.
Iha: ...we’re not gonna have any more dancers.
BC: I’ll make sure - this girl right here.
D’arcy: Do we have all girls here? There’s a boy here who really, really wants to dance.
Iha: Okay.
D’arcy: I can see that he wants to dance.
Iha: Alright, now.... Okay, that’s it, that’s it. Due to insurance and liability, we can have no more than this amount on stage, all we ask of you is just your unbridled attention.
BC: Don’t touch our shit! You can dance, just don’t touch us or our shit, okay.
D’arcy: No, no, you must dance.
Iha: But you must dance.
BC: If you do not dance, you will be ejected from the stage by a big curly man.
Iha: Alright, now, follow Jimmy’s cue and dance like Jimmy does. Alright, so everybody, let’s all dance in spirit.
BC: Are you all from Saskatoon?
Iha: Heavens no.
BC: Regina?!
Iha: I quite hate the vulgarities offstage.
BC: Here, why don’t you just tell everyone where you’re from, who you are, so you’ll have memories to last a lifetime.
Girl #1: Michelle, Saskatoon.
Girl #2: Moosejaw! (crowd boos)
Iha: Oh man. Hey, be nice, you people.
Girl #3: Angie, Regina!
Iha: I beg your pardon.
Guy #1: McKenzie from Regina too.
Iha: Alright! Now we dance.
BC: No. When you said Moosejaw, right, why did people boo? I think that’s really lame, you’re all Canadians, you all love each other.
Iha: Let’s just get along! [2 unintelligible words]? ‘Cause we’re from America, we’re better! (crowd boos) I’m kidding, I’m kidding, I’m kidding, I knew it would raise a response, I’m sorry, I’m just kidding, jesus.
BC: Now just because you’re all not on stage with us doesn’t mean you can not boogie. So let’s all have a good time.
Guy in crowd?: Fuck you, you bum!
Iha: Heh heh, what?
BC: Wow, okay.
Iha: You motherfucker!
BC: Okay.
Iha: What the fuck?
BC: You think you’re so funny? Get out of my concert.
Iha: Get the -
BC: See ya!
Iha: You’re out, motherfucker!
BC: [2-3 unintelligible words].
Iha: You little fucker, get the fuck outta our concert, just get outta here!
BC: You’re a pariah, motherfucker, go on, get out!
Jimmy Frog: I don’t believe you, you’re a fuckin’ liar!
BC: Whelp, he’s gonna run, he’s running for it!
Jimmy Frog: Bill, get that man!
Iha: No one comes up here -
BC: Do you have the courage to yell nasty things at us but he doesn’t have the courage to accept the punishment.
Iha: (foppish voice) Out you shall bear, brimstone and tranquil! Yell with me.
BC: You’re in Pumpkinland, motherfucker!
Iha: (foppish voice) You’ve caused a fuckin’ [unintelligible word] on stage, you jagoff.
BC: (Satanic voice and laughing) See ya in hell!
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: The 1979 kids, let’s have a big round of applause. They came all the way up from Los Angeles - actually, these people, we uh, we’ve hired them, they are actors from the video, they are not from here, we’re sorry to ruin it all. Goodnight! Alright, I’m just kidding, I’m just kidding, just kidding. They seem like good wholesome kids and uh...well, we salute them. And now with shenanigans aside, let’s just get back to the rocking, shall we?
BC: Thank you very much again, we really appreciate you comin’ out to the middle of this fucking nowhere place, whatever this place is. We appreciate it very much - hey, for those of you booing at me saying that I used to live in a place like in the middle of fucking nowhere, so you know, you can’t really come back at me with that.
Iha: Nowheresville.
BC: Nowhere is good. In fact, go back to the Mellon Collie album and listen to how many times you hear the weird - the word, the word, the word nowhere. It’s fu - it’s featured prominently, so for those of you who live nowhere, let out a scream. We hope you’ve had a good time. (crowd screaming) Um, we appreciate more than we can tell you how much it means that you come out here and see us and support us and buy our records and all those kinds of things, thanks again.
BC: God bless you, thank you.
[encore break]
BC: Yes yes, all run back to your seats, we’re gonna play some more.
Bodies [tape cuts midway through]
The Aeroplane Flies High
> Silverfuck / Hummer