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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2000-05-09
Venue Tabernacle
Location Atlanta, GA, US
Venue Type Club
Capacity 2500
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Chamberlin, Auf der Maur
Order of Bands The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
FM #1
Source FM
Format DAT
Equipment SBM-1 > R300
Length 124m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-1 > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes DDC-? > CDR transfer also circulates, as well as a version from the "Tabernacle" commercial bootleg.
WWW #1
Source WWW
Format WAV
Equipment PC
Length ~130m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation WAV-M > CDR
Unsurfaced Recordings
FM #2
Source FM
Format DAT
Equipment M1
Length ~130m
Complete? Unknown



  • Pale Scales
  • The Everlasting Gaze
  • Heavy Metal Machine
  • Blue Skies Bring Tears
  • Blew Away
  • Stand Inside Your Love
  • Glass and the Ghost Children
  • I of the Mourning
  • To Sheila
  • Raindrops + Sunshowers
  • Disarm
  • Jellybelly (tease)
  • Try, Try, Try
  • Rock On [Essex]
  • Zero
  • Today
  • Perfect
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
    • Once in a Lifetime [Talking Heads] [9:10]

Encore One:

  • Blank Page
  • Cherub Rock

Encore Two:

  • Transmission [Joy Division] (tease)
  • Drown [8:47]


  • To Sheila, Disarm, Jellybelly tease, and Try, Try, Try performed acoustic
  • Billy's vocal mic is not on for the first verse of The Everlasting Gaze


Pale Scales
> The Everlasting Gaze
> Heavy Metal Machine
Blue Skies Bring Tears
BC: Thank you, good evening.
Iha: Hello, hello.
BC: Hello. It's always a pleasure and an honor to be back in Hotlanta.
Iha: Ow!
BC: I'd like to introduce to you a modern mystic, a seeker, a seer, and a soothsayer of the highest sayeth thing. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. James Iha.
Blew Away
Stand Inside Your Love
Glass and the Ghost Children
I of the Mourning

La Deux Machina (tape)
To Sheila (Billy acoustic w/Iha)
BC: Thank you. Thank you, I love you too, um.... Um, thank you. Like to play a song, we're sort of still learning how to play it as a band, but I wanted to play it tonight. 'Cause I wrote it and I know it. It doesn't mean it's good, it's just that I like to play it.
Raindrops + Sunshowers (Billy solo)
BC: Thank you. Heh heh. So uh, we're gonna be doing one of those storyteller things on VH1. So I'm gonna start using this opportunity to practice whatever bullshit I'm gonna make up about each one of the songs. So, I wrote this song when I was living in Alaska, I was really unhappy and um - what the hell is going on? Yes, I was really unhappy. James, many people don't know this, James is actually an Eskimo.
Iha: I believe I sold you the air-conditioned igloo, is that how we met?
BC: That was sort of how we met, he was walking, and he fell. He was behind me, I heard this sort of clank, you know. And I turned around and said "Did you hurt yourself?" and he said "Yeah, I hurt my arm" and I said "That arm?” and he said “No, dis arm."
Iha: Oh! Haha.
Disarm (acoustic)
Jellybelly (acoustic tease - Billy plays the riff twice)
BC: We'd like to play a song from our hit new album Machina, the Machines of God. I don't know if you saw the news, it sold four million copies this week. It beat out the ‘N Sync record for most albums sold in a week. And uh, right now there's a competition between us and Matchbox 20 for the number one song. And uh, I believe that just maybe, if you phone your radio stations, this song will be number one in America, if not the world!
Try, Try, Try (acoustic)
Rock On
> Zero
BC: I know when we were here a couple years ago at the Fox Theater - was anybody at that show? Well, I've waited two years to apologize, but I thought we kinda sucked that night, so I'm sorry about that show. We were trying to film, you know, the concert and then all of sudden the show got really weird. So I'm sorry but I think this show's going pretty good, so.... Is everybody too hot, should we just stop now? Yeah?
Iha: I think somebody over here needs help in the pit here, right there, somebody do something.
BC: They got snowblind from looking at your white suit.
Iha: Yeah, possibly.
BC: They've lost their way. Yeah, does anybody need to come out before we start back up? This guy over here, he wants to come back out? No, he's tripping, he doesn't know where he is, he's okay.
Iha: Brother, are you okay out there? I can't see you. I guess he's okay.
BC: So we'd like to play a song off our very famous Adore album, this is called Perfect!
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Once in a Lifetime
BC spoken word part: Lost inside a paradigm. No country, no flag, no state, no planet, no universe can hold us down. Wooooo! Hoooooo! Hoooooah!! You say, “Man, those are some pretty deep words but I just want a glass of water.” Right? What’s philosophy when you just need some water? There, there’s some water. Please sell it on Ebay. Every night, we like to stop at this point in the song and sorta reach out in the awkwardness of this moment and say thank you, love you, god bless you, rock you, fuck you. Yes! There’s your water. Yes, the revolution is not over, by the way. Look! Look, there’s a Blink-182 fan, he’s got his finger up, he’s very upset. Look, hi! Don’t be upset. Yes, can you feel the revolution? Yes, I can see why the revolution’s not working. Can you feel the revolution? Brother James, these people need a talkin’ to.
Iha: Hotlanta. Are you doing okay, is everybody dying out there? You still want more rock? Are the lights blinding you? I see everybody with their eyes closed. Are you part of the problem or are you part of the solution? Are you ready to testify? A true rock and roll testimonial. I can’t hear you!! Are you ready to testify out there?!! Come on!! Get down with it!! I believe they’re ready to testify.
BC: That’s it, you’re gonna leave me hanging?
Iha: I tried.
BC: Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes! Just say yes. Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!!!! (band goes back into song)
[encore break]
Blank Page
> Cherub Rock
Iha: Thank you. Thank you. Thanks a lot.
[encore break]
BC: I wanna, if you don't mind, can I shoot you for our website? I know that you haven't enjoyed the show so just for this, it's like a little movie, so just pretend that you enjoyed the show, okay?
Iha: Yeah, I love the Smashing Pumpkins, I'm gonna cheer as loud as I can, I'm crazy about that band. I love angst-filled alternative rock, let's cheer, come on. They're crazy out there, I’m crazy cool. Let's all get into it for the picture. ... Alright, they're still cheering, they're still cheering for that film. Everybody loves the band, everybody loves the concert. Alright. Thank you very much, I'm enjoying myself immensely up here, playing guitar.
Transmission (tease)
BC: Ouch! Um, heh heh, so we'd like to play one more song for you. Don't boo before you haven't heard the song. Um, so let us take this last chance to say thank you very much for an amazing, amazing concert.
Iha: Yes, thank you. Thank you, thank you.
BC: Oh yeah, let's say hello to all the people are listening at home on the radio. Hello all you people on the radio.
Iha: What are you saying there in the front row, you hate people who listen to the radio?
BC: I know I just took that shot, but we should sort of paint a mental image of what this looks like for the people at home on the radio.
Iha: Right.
BC: Okay. First off, James is wearing an elephant costume, I know it's sort of hard to imagine. Jimmy is dressed like a mime. Melissa is dressed like a riot girl. And I'm wearing a dress. And it's so - how do you say it in southern language? It's so...hot? How do you say hot? Hot? Hot?
Iha: Hotter than hell.
BC: They're saying in southern vernacular, it’s “they're really fucking hot,” is that right?
Iha: Eat a peach.
BC: They're hotter than a - they’re hotter than Greg Maddux on a June afternoon.
Iha: I don’t know. Hotter than a bat's ass.
BC: Hotter than molasses mixed into orange juice.
Iha: Hotter than a guy who doesn't have heat in his apartment and it's really hot outside. Yeah.
BC: But the other part of the mental picture is -- I know it's hard to imagine all you people at home, it’s sort of a - I’m trying to paint you a picture, everybody here is naked.
Iha: It’s that crazy.
BC: It's an incredible sight to see. It's sort of like the Olympics, but not as obscene. So to finish, god bless you, thank you very much, we'd like to play you -- there you go. This is an oldie but a goodie.