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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-12-18
Venue Great Western Forum
Location Inglewood, CA, US
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 18,000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Walker, Flemion
Order of Bands Garbage, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment SS Mics > TCD-D7
Length 116m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-? > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit recording
Notes Bassy. Minor diginoise. Dropout in Silverfuck. Mic connection problems near the end of Silverfuck.
Unsurfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~115m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.

Setlist


Set:

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

Encore One:

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

Encore Two:

  • 1979
  • The Aeroplane Flies High
  • Silverfuck [24:38]
    • Dose [Filter] (tease)

Notes

  • Rescheduled from 1996-08-21
  • Thirty-three and Disarm performed acoustic
  • 1979 with the Frogs

Banter

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
BC: Thank you.
Fuck You
BC: (overly polite) Thank you very much, good evening.
By Starlight
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
BC: Well, thank you for waiting for us to come for so long. Very sorry about the six month delay.
Iha: These things, these things take time though.
Today
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
BC: Thank you very much. We're gonna play a song now I'm sure all of you can dance to. As you know, it is our new direction, I hope you appreciate it. This is called Thirty-three.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
BC: Thank you very much. Next we feature an alternative-style hit.
Disarm (acoustic)
> Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Thank you again very much. Thank you.
Muzzle
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you, thank you. Thank you L.A. Rock City.
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (tease)
(Iha: No, no, no, no. Ew, ew, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You know, you people are pathetic. Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a tea party, this is a fuckin’ rock and roll concert, get up on your fuckin’ feet!! Come on, I want some enthusiasm from you fuckin’ people!! (Matt solos) We’re very glad that you’re here tonight for this drum solo. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. (Matt solo ends, Billy solo begins) Ow! The Chicago blues, ladies and gentlemen. Are you down with that? Come on! BDT ain’t got nothin’ on you! Owwwwwww! Come on, you fuckin’ jaded people, come on!)
Iha: Alright, let's rock.
X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks again, thanks a lot, you guys have been great. Ladies and gentlemen, as part of our entertainment portion of our arena rock show, we would like to bring out a special guest. Ladies and gentlemen, all the way from the oh so great city of Milwaukee, it's Jimmy Frog! Yes, of the Frogs, Jimmy Frog everybody. Alright, I can see you're excited, heh heh. Alright! And now, another introduction. Ladies and gentlemen, on the keyboards...his brother, Dennis Frog! Dennis Frog. Yes, he uh, is twiddling the ivories tonight. And now the man you've been waiting for, well, maybe you're not waiting for him, I don't know but anyways, he plays the...drums, right. Um, heh heh, ladies and gentlemen, Matt “Cosmo” Walker! Yes, everybody, let’s wave to Matt and Matt's been an old family friend and uh, his father and my father went ice fishing for many years and he has picked up the drums and agreed to do this tour. And I am of course James, there's Billy, there's D’arcy and we're all here again to rock for you people. And now let's dance!
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: Well, you never know what you get with Jimmy Frog. Let's have a warm round of applause for Jimmy Frog.
The Aeroplane Flies High
> Silverfuck / Dose
(BC at 20:09: Thank you for coming to our concert. We appreciate you staying until the end, unlike all the rest of the fuckin’ posers. We appreciate you being true fans, real fans. We appreciate your support and love very much. We hope you have a very merry Christmas. Don't eat too many cookies. We are the Smashing Pumpkins.)
(Iha at 24:07: Thanks, thanks a lot.)

Photos & Memorabilia

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