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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2008-11-01
Venue Palace Theater
Location Cleveland, OH, US
Venue Type Theater
Capacity Unknown
Lineup Corgan, Chamberlin, Schroeder, Reyes, Harriton, Pooley, Shankar, Bradley, McNair
Order of Bands The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format FLAC
Equipment Unknown
Length 145m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation FLAC-M
Official Bootleg livedownloads.com
Unsurfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format WAV
Equipment SP-CMC-4U>PS-2>PCM-D50
Length Unknown
Complete? Unknown
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format WAV
Equipment OKM-IIr>A3>Olympus LS-10
Length Unknown
Complete? Unknown


Soundcheck Two:

  • Bodies
  • Eye
  • The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning
  • Heavy Metal Machine

Soundcheck Three:

  • As Rome Burns
  • The March Hare
    • Suffer (middle section only)
  • Owata (multiple)


  • 99 Floors
  • Owata
  • Sunkissed
  • A Song for a Son
  • Mayonaise
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Tarantula
  • G.L.O.W.
  • Kill Your Parents
    • Siva
  • Speed Kills
  • Superchrist
  • The Sounds of Silence [Simon]
    • Lil' Red Riding Hood [Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs]
  • That's the Way (My Love Is)
  • Disarm
  • Today
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • As Rome Burns
  • Heavy Metal Machine
    • White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane] (tease)
    • White Horse [Laid Back] (tease)
    • Stranglehold [Nugent] (tease)
    • Tom Sawyer [Rush] (tease)
    • YYZ [Rush] (tease)
    • Glass' Theme
  • The March Hare
    • Suffer (middle section only)


  • We Only Come Out at Night
  • Everything Is Beautiful [Stevens]


  • 99 Floors, Owata, Sunkissed, That's the Way (My Love Is), and Disarm performed acoustic
  • First performances of The March Hare and Everything Is Beautiful
  • First performance of Suffer since 1994-08-27
  • Soundcheck two is incomplete


99 Floors (acoustic)
Owata (acoustic)
Sunkissed (abandoned after 4 seconds)
> Sunkissed (acoustic)
A Song for a Son
BC: Thank you very much. Thank you.
Tonight, Tonight
> Tarantula
> G.L.O.W.
Kill Your Parents
> Siva
Speed Kills
(BC after Jimmy’s gong intro: Wait a second, wait a second, wait a second, wait a second. What’s goin’ on? Ladies and gentlemen, this is Jimmy Chamberlin. You gotta go back to the gong. People, lemme tell you somethin’. When a man hits a gong, you find your inner gong. (Jimmy plays gong one more time))
> The Sounds of Silence
> Li’l Red Riding Hood
BC: Yeah. Heh heh heh. What’s goin’ on, people? You know I’m a lover of awkward moments and uh...nothing more awkward than standing on a stage, I could tell you. Heh heh heh.
Guy in crowd: Billy!!!
BC: Yes. Actually, my real name is William, if you’d like to address me by that. No sir, I don’t know that song anymore, I’m sorry, I’ll have to play that next time I come through Cleveland. Greg Shipley, what is this ungodly light that you have going? I’m not into this, this light here, thank you. Thank you, that’s better. Heh, he turns it back on, hahahaha. A haha, I’m, heh heh, I’ll see you after the show. What year is it, 2008?, oh yeah. Thankly we have a time machine and we can see that in 2008 that alternative music would be all the rage again (crowd cheers) and uh, yeah, it’s dominating. Changing the world, changing the world, in fact I think alternative music will have gotten Obama elected, I think, um.... (crowd cheering with some boos mixed in) Oh jeez, heh heh, heh, heh, don’t drag me in that bullshit, please. I mean really, whoever the fuck becomes president, I mean, what the fuck are they gonna do, it’s so fucked up right now, I mean.... I’ll tell you one thing, if I was president, I’d tax your ass. For all the years of suffering. That’s called Corgan family humor in case you’re wondering.
Girl in crowd: Let’s go, come on come on come on, Billy, come on...
BC: Heh heh heh heh heh heh.
Girl in crowd: ...you asshole!
BC: I’m just enjoying the awkward moment. Awkward, love it, love it. I know you’re all out to get me and I’m just proving it.
Guy in crowd: Aeroplane Flies High!
BC: Yes. Go ahead, man, yell it out, come on, get it out, get it out, get it out, come on, get it out. Yeah, yeah...yeah. This guy over here lost his virginity to 1979, he’d like to hear it again. Yeah. Sorry, ain’t gonna happen. Hahahaha. (gruff voice) Ur hur hur hur hur hur. (normal voice) I enjoy being the song monster, (Godzilla type growling) roar, roar, you’re not gonna hear that song, roar. (normal voice) Hahahahaha. Ohhh, life is good, people, life is good. Life is good. I like this lady up there rockin’, I’m with you, lady, right there. Yes. Heh, Sarah Palin right there. Took a little time out from the campaign, thank you Sarah. Actually, I’d like to dedicate this song to Sarah Palin. I believe - I believe the term is “MILF.” There’s somethin’ hot about a woman with five kids. You know she’ll go there. She has the passion. (voice as if stretching) Oh. (normal voice) So yes, out to Mrs. Palin, Mrs. Todd Palin. This is a song called That’s the Way My Love Is.
That’s the Way (acoustic)
BC: It’s alright, the show will start any minute. The actual show. ... Come on, just...say whatever you gotta say, just...bring it at me. We go way back, 20 years, 21 actually. In 1988, they told us we were wrong. In 1991, they told us we were wrong, in 1993 they told us we were wrong, so we’ve heard we were wrong like so many times, it’s all good. Maybe there’s a...maybe there’s a reason to be wrong, maybe it’s a good thing. Seems to me the get along world ain’t doin’ so get along.
Disarm (acoustic)
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
As Rome Burns
Heavy Metal Machine / White Rabbit / White Horse / Stranglehold / Tom Sawyer / YYZ
> Glass’ Theme
The March Hare
> Suffer (partial)
> The March Hare
BC: Thank you very much, goodnight!
[encore break]
We Only Come Out at Night
(BC after 45 seconds of intro: That’s your microphone. You don’t get a microphone?)
(something greatly amuses Billy and he laughs through most of verse 1)
(BC: What? Wait, wait, so let’s just start that again, let’s just start that again, hahaha! All together now, (singing) we only come out at night...)
> Everything Is Beautiful
BC: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the greatest show I’ve ever played. And if it wasn’t for you, I couldn’t have played it. I know I speak for all the band. We’re all moved literally to tears. We’re so deeply touched by your love and affections. Oh. Makes me think of some of the great entertainers: Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Junior...Frank, we know they’re smiling down on you tonight. (singing) Everything is beautiful in its own way. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. (speaking) You know, as we travel through the journey of life...sometimes we hit little speed bumps, whoa, what’s that?, it’s a speed bump! And whoever we pray to, whoever that big gal in the sky or the big guy in the sky, we say, “Must it be so hard?” And the answer is (deep voice) “Yes.” (normal voice) And that’s just the way it is. But you know, this song is for my heart. (singing) Everything is beautiful in its own way. Everyone is beautiful in your own way. You’re the greatest crowd we’ve ever seen. You’re the loudest crowd I’ve ever known. (speaking) You know, to the Smashing Pumpkins, it doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, green or red, we love you just the same. Straight, bi, gay, animal lover, we don’t care, we love you just as you are. Because we know you accept us, no matter what we do, we know you accept us from the bottom of your heart. Through the dark times - and there have been some dark times - your love has gotten us through. Taken us gently over those little speed bumps. And we know that with you, we always get a five star review. (singing) Everything is beautiful - (speaking) come on, people! Sing from your hearts. (singing) Everyone is beautiful...(speaking) in your own way. So that’s the end of the show and that makes me sad. But the good news is, the sadder I get, the better a song I write. Yes, it’s true. Yes, you’ve all fed on my pain, you’ve all fed on my pain. And that’s why you’re here but that’s okay. Because I live in a big house because of you. (singing) Everything is beautiful...(speaking) in its own way. ... Kris, show us what you got. (Kris accordion solo) Take it, Ginger! (Ginger kazoo solo)
Ginger: Jimmy is beautiful!
BC: Stephen, show us what you got, kid. (Stephen kazoo solo) Gabrial, blow your horn. (Gabrial kazoo solo) You are beautiful. It’s too bad you’re married. Jimmy! (Jimmy kazoo solo)
Jimmy: Take what leaveth!
BC: Jeffrey.... (Jeff theremin solo) (Billy attempts to say “beautiful” but gets out the first syllable and trails off laughing) This young lady here wants to show you something. (Gingger kazoo solo) Now I’ve saved this last desperate plea for myself. (Billy sad kazoo solo) God bless you, Cleveland, god bless you! God bless Ohio. You swing state. You go, girl. You go.