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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-11-04
Venue Cumberland County Civic Center
Location Portland, ME, US
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 9200
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Walker, Flemion
Order of Bands Garbage, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment Marcsounds > WM-D3
Length 140m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA(M) > FLAC
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Dropout in Drown, cut in Silverfuck. Master transfer circulated April 2021.
Release 20210329-Release-1996-11-04AUD1
YouTube YouTube
Unsurfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~140m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (over PA)
  • Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • Zero
  • Fuck You
  • To Forgive
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash [The Rolling Stones] (tease)
  • Today
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • Drown [5:17]
    • Hummer (tease)
  • Siva [7:29]
  • Disarm
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Cherub Rock
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    • Rocket (tease)

Encore One:

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

Encore Two:

  • Country Death Song [Violent Femmes] (tease)
  • 1979
  • Silverfuck [28:32]
    • Dose [Filter] (tease)


  • Disarm performed acoustic
  • 1979 with the Frogs


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Fuck You
To Forgive
BC: Good evening, hi, hello, hi. Thank you very much for coming to the concert.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (tease - 2 times through riff)
> Today
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Thank you.
> Hummer (tease)
BC: We uh, we came here once before in 1991 and we played a place called Zootz. We played this next song to about 50 people who didn't seem to care very much so I'm sure you were all there, um, hope you enjoy it.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
[encore break]
Iha: Alright. Uh, thanks, thanks a lot. You people are very...very uh...neat! Neat. Uh, not neat, neat, uh, very nice, very lascivious, uh, didactic, perhaps uh...[2 unintelligible words]. But we're here and we're ready to rock some more, we thank you very much!
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (tease)
(Iha: No, no, no, no. Oh no, no, no. Yeah, yeah, motherfuckin’ yeah! [2 unintelligible words], you people of Maine, I wore it but I want you to throw away those books and lose your fuckin’ mind! I want some enthusiasm RIGHT NOW! Think about this, what would it feel like to be a live lobster thrown into a pot of scalding water? That’s what I want you to feel like. Let’s make it funky. Alright, so I’ve uh, I’ve given my speech for enthusiasm, I hope you will follow us on this next journey of our [2 unintelligible words] and uh, hopefully I won’t break the procedure, ‘cause you’re playing that funky ass guitar!)
Iha: Alright, let’s rock.
> X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you, thank you. You're very kind. Ladies and gentlemen...get a, get a grip. We've got a special guest, he comes all the way from Milwaukee, of the Frogs, Jimmy Frog! Hey...hey, Jimmy Frog, Jimmy Frog everybody, let’s all wave at Jimmy. Hey Jimmy, Jimmy waves back, he likes you. Hi Jimmy. Alright, let’s get on to the keyboards. His brother, of the Frogs, Dennis Frog! I'll tell you, Dennis is a hell of a guy and a great poker player. And now, the moment you've been secretly waiting for, the backbeat, the one in the pocket, Matt “Cosmo” Walker on the drums! Matt is a fine upstanding man and fortunately he is a redhead but - so what do we do about that? Just kidding, just kidding.
BC: Now, we’ve started a new tradition with our show. This is normally the part of the show where we invite some people from the audience to get up on stage with us.
Iha: Alright.
BC: Wait a second, wait a second.
Iha: Settle the fuck down.
BC: Hold on. Now, this is one of those new traditions, new traditions, doesn’t mean we do it every night.
Iha: I don’t [unintelligible word as Billy cuts him off]
BC: Usually...
Iha: Usually.
BC: ...usually...
Iha: Usually.
BC: ...when a crowd is very quiet, suspiciously quiet...
Iha: Why is that?
BC: ...we don’t do the dancing.
Iha: Why is that?
BC: So, you tell me why you've been suspiciously quiet. (crowd cheers) Now, we've been a band for about nine years, played a lot of concerts and there’s only a couple reasons, two or three reasons why a crowd is suspiciously quiet. Reason number one is that it sounds bad, does it sound bad? Wait. Raise your hand for yes...oh, it sounds good, okay. Possible reason number two is that we suck...raise your hand if we suck. Alright, well, the only other explanation is you suck. Thank you very much, alright, we'll do the dance contest, heh heh.
Iha: That is a rather damning -
BC: I appreciate your honesty. Nah, we're just teasing you now.
Iha: That was a damning statement [unintelligible as Billy talks over him].
BC: I know you're not used to the psychedelic cyber, yeah, fuck you too. We’re not used to the cy.... That guy’s had a little much of the uh - too much of the ocean breeze inside his brain.
Iha: Too many lobsters.
BC: Anyway, now, we've had a nice show, we thank you very much for coming, it’s just uh, you scared us with your uh, your quietness but you're all still here so I guess that's a good sign so.... So, now it’s time for Jimmy to choose the dancers, Jimmy, choose away! Who shall it be? (Matt starts a beat) You look like a dancer! You look like a dancer!
Iha: Let’s do it up. Come on people, put your fuckin’ hands in the air!
BC: Put your hands in the air like you just don’t care!
Iha: Alright! Let’s rock, Portland! Put those hands up, let’s jump for joy, people. Jump for joy, jump for joy, let’s pick a dancer. Let’s pick a dancer, Steve Marker, come to the stage and dance with us! Is Steve Marker over there?
BC: Who shall dance?
Iha: Steve Marker, I see you over there!
BC: No wait, wait wait wait.
Iha: Shirley!
BC: You're not supposed to dance yet. (Matt stops beat)
Iha: No dancing yet.
BC: You’re not supposed to dance yet, hold on.
Iha: Hang on. We have possibly some special guest dancers...
BC: Ohh yeah.
Iha: ...over to the left.
BC: We’re kickin’ it...freestyle!
Iha: That's Garbage and they will, they will not.
BC: Here comes the green angel with tonight's dance participants. Yes, they're your friends, they're your neighbors, they're your enemies, they're the Smashing Pumpkins dancers, come over here, people.
Jimmy Frog: And here they are.
BC: Come over here, Uncle Bill won't hurt you - OH! Dancers...
Iha: Hello. You.
BC: ...come on over here.
Iha: Yo.
BC: Please come over, come say hi, hi. Tell everyone who you are and where you're from.
Guy #1: I'm Adam Hicksfield, I'm from Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Iha: New Hampshire?
BC: Is that even a state? (crowd boos) Who are you and where are you from?
Girl #1: Hi Portland, I'm Angie and I'm from Gray! Wooo!!
Iha: What?
BC: What? I think I've seen you on The X-Files. I didn't understand what you were saying but uh, alright, I won't insult you. Who are you and where are you from?
Girl #2: Raina Ayley, I'm from Harrison!
Iha: Alright. Well -
BC: It’s been a while since I took geography but uh, I don't know any of those places. Who - who down here is from Maine? Let’s get somebody up here from Maine.
Iha: Well, who it shall be?
BC: Who is from Maine?
Iha: You must...
BC: You!
Iha: You must have a driver's license once you get on stage.
BC: No, you. She raised her hand, now she’s waving her hat. Come along, you're from Maine.
Country Death Song (tease - Iha starts, Matt and D’arcy join in)
BC: Come on up...so we can make fun of you, I mean get to know you, come on. (Iha has started soloing) Hello! Hey! Iha, cut it out. (tease ends)
Iha: Just watchin’ my mind.
BC: Who are you and where are you from?
Girl #3: Sharon, I'm from Winslow, Maine.
Iha: Fair enough.
BC: Not good enough, huh? Who are you and where did you come from?
Girl #4: I'm from - I'm Melissa and I'm from Merrimack, New Hampshire. (crowd boos) (off mic) No really, I’m [unintelligible word or two].
BC: How the fuck did you get up here?
Iha: (British accent) Nobody knows where they came from.
BC: We're very sorry, as you can see, the dancing portion of the show needs some work but uh, we're gonna try it anyway.
Iha: We want, even though you all can't be on stage, we um, we encourage you to dance but dance on the stage but do it in your mind. Yes, any of you who've been to college will know what I’m talking about and uh...let’s dance.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: Let’s have a fine round of - okay, okay, okay, heh heh, you lost your mind. Let’s have a fine round of - round of applause for our dancers here, all from New Hampshire. (crowd boos) Yes uh...seemed like fine, normal people.
BC: Um, (coughs three times), I'm a little uh, S-I-C-K and uh, normally we play a lot longer but uh, this is our last song 'cause I'm sick and um...so.... (crowd getting upset) Don't yell, I’m sorry, I can't help that I'm sick. Thank you very much for coming, you guys have been really great. We shall say goodbye to you now, thank you so much.
Silverfuck / Dose