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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2012-10-19
Venue Allstate Arena
Location Rosemont, IL, US
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 18,500
Lineup Corgan, Schroeder, Byrne, Fiorentino
Order of Bands Anberlin, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AMT #1
Source AUD
Format VID
Equipment HD-camcorder, unspecified
Length 142m
Complete? Yes
Notes Main set; Video: 720x480, 29.97FPS, MPEG-2 Encoded; Audio: 192kb\s AC3
AMT #2
Source VID
Format MP4
Equipment Unknown
Length 16m
Complete? No
Notes Pre-set: There It Goes, Plume, Stand Inside Your Love
Unsurfaced Recordings



  • There it Goes
  • Plume
  • Stand Inside Your Love


  • Quasar
  • Panopticon
  • The Celestials
  • Violet Rays
  • My Love is Winter
  • One Diamond, One Heart
  • Pinwheels
  • Oceania
  • Pale Horse
  • The Chimera
  • Glissandra
  • Inkless
  • Wildflower
  • Space Oddity [Bowie]
  • X.Y.U.
  • Disarm
  • Tonite Reprise
    • Tonight, Tonight
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • A Song for a Son
  • Zero
  • Cherub Rock


  • Ava Adore
  • Mayonaise


  • Pre-Set: limited admission pre-show, the so-called VIP performance, 3 songs + Q&A


2012 Intro
> Quasar
> Panopticon
The Celestials
Violet Rays
BC: Thank you.
My Love Is Winter
One Diamond, One Heart
BC: Alright, alright. Thank you so much, Chicago, thank you, we’re so happy to be with you tonight, thank you. It’s a real pleasure to play for you tonight, thank you so much for coming and giving us your love and support. As some of you, we are opening the show with the Oceania album first. And then uh...if I’m in the mood...if I’m feelin’ that special love.... (long, loud crowd cheer) Jeff, that sounds a lot like the special love.
Jeff: I wanna see how [unintelligible] go.
BC: Then we get around, we play a few classics at the end. If we feel like it. So we’re about halfway through the Oceania album. Just take this little journey with us on the O, heh, the Oceania cruise. This is called Oceania.
Pale Horse
> The Chimera
> Inkless
Space Oddity
> X.Y.U.
(BC immediately after lyrics finish: Thank you, we love you so much, thank you.)
Tonite Reprise
> Tonight, Tonight
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: No roughhousing. You guys having a good time? How many old school Smashing Pumpkins fans do we have in here? It’s thanks to you that I’m still here, thank you. Heh heh, the impossible is possible, right? And how many new fans we got here seeing the band for the first time? Oh man! We’re not gettin’ it done with the kids. It’s not gettin’ it done. I see you, young man. Thank you, thank you new fans for coming, thank you. Alright, let me introduce the band, over here we got the Shredder, Jeff Schroeder. (Jeff doodles for a few seconds) Hahaha.
Nicole: Ow!
BC: On the drums, Mr. Mike Byrne. (Mike plays a very short drum solo, then hits the cowbell once a few seconds later) On the bass guitar, Ms. Nicole Fiorentino. (Nicole does one “swoosh” on the bass) Haha.
Nicole: Mike wants me to do that and I hate doing it.
BC: My name is Billy.
Nicole: Billy what? Billy what?
BC: You can call me William. I’m gonna go with William really soon, Billy’s getting a little...little juvenile. William! I’m William Patrick Corgan. Now, did you guys really get engaged right there? These two gentlemen just got engaged during Tonight, Tonight, congratulations.
Nicole: Awwwwwwww, congratulations, guys!
BC: We wish you a long and successful relationship, I’m not the person to follow in terms of relationship. Don’t follow my lead because it will not last. But let me tell you, whether it was their broken heart or mine, lotsa hits! Lotsa hits from the broken hearts. (gesturing) Broken heart, hit, broken heart, hit: it’s a mite unbelievable. Need to break some more hearts...to get it - to get through to the kids again. You gotta understand their pain. They’re getting carpal tunnel from the phone and the iPad, you gotta understand what they’re going through.
Nicole: Seems pretty painful.
BC: Kids are having a lot of pain. Can’t log on to your internet, you get all bummed out. If you look, you got a few less Twitter followers, you’re like “What - what happened?” ‘Course there’ll be a message: “I’m not following you anymore...‘cause of what you said...”
Nicole: Instead of just unfollowing?
BC: “...about kids.” Huh?
Nicole: Instead of just unfollowing, you get the message like “I’m not following you”?
BC: I get the “I’m unfollowing you” message, yeah.
Nicole: And then the unfollow.
BC: Why don’t they just unfollow?
Nicole: Yes.
BC: No, they have to send the message to tell me they’re unfollowing you. These kids, it’s...
Nicole: Kids these days.
BC: ...it’s wacky. Hey, lemme tell you, I didn’t fuckin’ follow anybody. And we’re still kickin’ motherfuckers out of the motherfuckin’ way! That’s right, it’s because of you we can do that...‘cause of you, ‘cause you believe in us, thank you. If you don’t believe in me...nah, nah, just don’t unfollow me. Heh, it really hurts me, heh heh heh. You know, I got kicked off Facebook - this is a true story. I got kicked off Facebook for not being me. They shut down my account and they send me a message: “You’re an impostor.” And I looked and there were like six other Billy Corgans with my fuckin’ face! What is that? I mean, let’s face it, when they did that to me, the stock fell...like half. It just went like (gestures “nosedive”).
Nicole: Plummeted.
BC: Zuckerberg was just like (gesturing “brain exploding”). A heh heh.
Nicole: What’d you do about it?
BC: See, I only do this ‘cause I can’t breathe.
Nicole: I know.
BC: This is “I’m wasting time so I can breathe again.”
Nicole: I know exactly what this is, heh heh heh. (Billy laughs too, off mic)
BC: Let’s breathe. (dramatically gestures “inhaling”)
Nicole: [unintelligible]
BC: Now, just down the road here a piece, I was born, right off of Lincoln Park. Columbus Hospital, now closed. Every birth after me was a disappointment so they just closed the hospital. Every time I leave, shit just dies. And then I grew up in Glendale Heights, if anybody knows where that is. As like to s - as I like to say, no Glendale - no glen, no dale, no heights. I see you, young man. Don’t move to Glendale Heights. (re something in the crowd) Ooh...heh heh, sexy. And thanks to my father, I’m here. William Patrick - William Dale, sorry, I’m William Patrick. And my mother, Martha Maes. And because my father recklessly took advantage of my mother, I’m here. I don’t think I was planned and I’ve lived like that: no plan, just go. And I suggest that you live with a plan, heh heh, ‘cause no plan hasn’t always worked out. I feel like Mitt Romney now. (pointing at the two engaged men from earlier) We just got a text from Mitt and he - he’s cool with your marriage, it’s all good. Bless you two, honestly, bless you two, may love always prosper in your life...and for everybody.
Jeff: Seriously, congratulations, awesome.
BC: They used to say that this band was about death and destruction...and now it’s about love.
Jeff: It’s true!
BC: L-O-V-E love. (Jeff says a couple words to Billy off mic) Heh heh, just think about that, love.
Nicole: Don’t you have a song called Love?
BC: I...I’ve written a few love songs, there was an early Pumpkins song called Love that wasn’t so good.
Nicole: But it existed.
BC: And then there was a later one called Love, it was on Mellon Collie, it was (gestures “so-so”) okay. And then I wrote Stand Inside Your Love, that was a pretty good one.
Nicole: I like that one.
BC: But again, some fuckin’ bitch had to break my heart to write the fuckin’ song!
Nicole: I’m gonna beat her up.
BC: It just ain’t right!
Nicole: Gonna beat her up. (gesturing stabbing in the gut)
BC: I got the song.
Nicole: It’s good.
BC: So we’d like to just kick it down before we wrap up here, we got stuff we gotta do. We gotta go log into Facebook. Watch the Cubs in the playoffs. They’re about to go to the World Series, aren’t they? We’re on tour, we don’t always follow the news.
Guy in crowd: White Sox!
BC: Heh, fuck the Sox, man. I could make a joke, but I ain’t goin’ that far, okay? Oh look, it’s the angry kid with the “uh, I love Ozzie Guillén!” No, he’s not even manager anymore. Imagine having a nickname like “A-Rod,” that sounds pretty good, right? “Hey, what’s your name?” “A-Rod.” (vaguely Mexican accent) “Hey, nice to meetcha, I’m A-Rod.” (normal voice and laughing) I promise, we’re gonna play a song, heh. I swear. I was talkin’ about my dad, right, like five minutes ago. So this is a song about my dad called Song for a Son.
A Song for a Son
Zero (abandoned after 5 seconds - somebody is a little off time)
> Zero
> Cherub Rock
[encore break]
Ava Adore
BC: Thank you so much. Thank you. We’s got one more song, we love you very much, thank you so much. Oh! One small plug: out in the hallway, our brothers and sisters from Resistance Pro Wrestling are out there, give ‘em some love. We got our one year anniversary show in November. Thank you. Did you know I was into wrestling, Jeff?
Jeff: No, I didn’t know that.
BC: (to crowd) Okay, I know you don’t like wrestling, but I do, okay? Who likes wrestling? Alright! That’s good. Come check out Resistance Pro, we’re in Racine tomorrow. I’ll be in Minneapolis rocking. And they’ll be in Racine rocking. So one more song for you, okay, this is dedicated to everybody here.

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