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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1998-07-28
Venue Tower Theater
Location Upper Darby, PA, US
Venue Type Theater
Capacity 3500
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Aronoff, Garson, Morris, Hodges
Order of Bands The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
Pre-FM #1
Source Pre-FM
Format CDR
Equipment Unknown
Length 129m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation In-house promo CDR > SHN
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
FM #1
Source FM
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length 122m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-? > CDR
Notes Missing check presentation.
FM #2
Source FM
Format VHS
Equipment Sony SLV775HF
Length 122m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation VHS-M > FLAC
Notes Missing check presentation.
AMT #1
Source AUD
Format Hi8
Equipment Unknown
Length 122m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation Hi8-M > VHS-1 > DVD
Video Link YouTube
Notes Starts during Behold! the Night Mare. Synced with Pre-FM #1.
Unsurfaced Recordings
FM #3
Source FM
Format ANA
Equipment Unknown
Length 122m
Complete? Unknown
Notes Missing check presentation.
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment CSBMod>MS702
Length ~70m
Complete? No
Notes Right, middle orchestra.
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment CSB > MZ-R30
Length ~130m
Complete? Unknown
AUD #3
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length Unknown
Complete? Unknown
PRO #1
Source PRO
Format VID
Equipment Pro-Cams
Length ~130m
Complete? Yes
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~130m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • To Sheila
  • Behold! the Night Mare
  • Pug
  • Crestfallen
  • Ava Adore
  • Daphne Descends
  • Annie-Dog
  • Tear
  • Perfect
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Stumbleine
  • (percussion solo)
    • Where Boys Fear to Tread (tease)
    • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Shame
  • For Martha [12:49]


  • (check presentation)
  • 1979
  • Transmission [Joy Division] [22:15]
    • Let's Dance [Bowie] (tease)


  • Tonight, Tonight, Once Upon a Time, and Stumbleine performed acoustic
  • audience members are brought on stage at the end of Transmission


To Sheila
> Behold! The Night Mare
> Pug
> Crestfallen
> Ava Adore
BC: Thank you very much.
Daphne Descends
BC: Thank you all very much, thank you.
> Tear
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. That was, uh, from our new album Adore, I don’t know if you’ve heard it, it’s, uh, it just came out. How’s everybody doing up there, huh? Sound alright? Loud enough? No, not loud enough? Louder? Turn it up, James. So we’d like to dedicate this song to all of you for being with us here tonight, we appreciate you coming. Pearl Jam will be on next, thank you.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
Once Upon a Time (Billy solo acoustic)
BC: Thank you so much. We’d now like to do an old song, this was written way back in 1995, that was a long time ago.
(BC alt lyrics at end: Come around Ruby, I could never sleep alone. My mommy’s in the manger on the telephone. She’s picking us up at six, at the mall. That’s the end of the song, there’s no more words and that’s all.)
> drum/percussion solo
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Shame
For Martha
(BC at 11:40: Thanks a lot. We’re the Smashing Pumpkins. God bless you, thank you.)
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you very much! Thank you very much. These are, uh, wonderful promotional items but I am sick of seeing these balloons tonight.
BC: I’m glad, I’m glad you believe in safe sex.
Iha: So, uh, you guys have been really great tonight and, uh, we’d like to show you where your money has gone tonight, which has gone to a great charity, the, uh... It’s called the Cramp Community Reading Center and it’s a really nice place.
Lady: Hello, how are you today? Did you enjoy it ‘cause I did! My name is Noosa Gonzalez and I’m one of the, uh, mayor’s delegates to Philadelphia’s Promise and we want to publicly thank you, the Smashing Pumpkins, for making this promise a reality. We owe you one big ol’ Liberty Bell and you will be receiving it on behalf of Philadelphia, thank you very much.
Iha: I want the original Liberty Bell.
Man: I’m from the school district of Philadelphia. Good music, good citizenship. We want to thank the Smashing Pumpkins for making the Cramp Community Reading Center.... I hope you understand how generous these people are. They are donating a lot of money. They are donating a lot of money to help kids read in the Kensington section of Philadelphia in a reading center that was started a few years ago. It is a great example I hope other people will follow and we thank you very much.
BC: And now...the check presentation. We, the Smashing Pumpkins, present Cramp Community Reading Center a check for 124,160 dollars.
Man: Thank you.
Iha: You da man. So as you can see, very nice charity. Don’t go spending the money all in one place. And yes, ladies and gentlemen, we will get back to matters at hand, which is...ROCK!
(BC at 16:25: The aliens won’t be satisfied until they steal your soul. It’s obvious that the aliens are already programming cable TV.)

Photos and Memorabilia

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