The Smashing Pumpkins played two nights in a row at the Gibson Amphitheater. 'Twas an interesting experience to attend both shows. We went armed with ample knowledge of how poorly received the tour has been.
With that knowledge, the shows weren't really that bad.
Ok, that's not true. They were bad. I can't lie. But the blow was definitely softened a lot by our prepping.
This is not to say we didn't enjoy ourselves. We did. Both nights. At times, the shows were so bad, all you could do was laugh and shake your head at what an asshole Billy Corgan is. Talented asshole, but asshole through and through.
Who doesn't love watching an asshole taunt a crowd?
Some stills from Tuesday night.
Setlists, video clips, and commentary on both nights to come.
I've been singing Today on my Guitar Hero World Tour.ReplyDelete
And the xbox says I suck at it.
Looks like a cool venue!ReplyDelete
I want to know more about the taunting.ReplyDelete
WTF? That gold outfit is so weird!ReplyDelete
[insert blank stare here]
I am simultaneously happy and sad that I missed this.ReplyDelete
The man is STILL wearing that outfit?? Oh man.ReplyDelete
The Smashing Pumpkins were my second concert ever. Garbage opened for them. Clearly, it was a while ago :)
Ya know, I have always loved The Pumpkins. That said, their music is now overshadowed by Billy's antics. I won't be seeing them in concert and him taunting the crowd solidified that for me. Thanks for the heads up.ReplyDelete
Nice outfits "Billy".ReplyDelete
I hope you got video of the taunting. That would be rad. How short is that girl in the tu-tu?ReplyDelete
billy still wears that zero shirt?!?ReplyDelete
i still get giddy when i hear 'tonight tonight' though
and i remember how cool i felt when i had their 2 disc cd!
I KNEW I knew a song! "Today is the greatest, way I'll ever know...." Great song! How do you manage to get such great seats at shows?ReplyDelete
he creeps me outttttttReplyDelete
Wow. I guess it's been all downhill for Billy since "Small Wonder.". He he.ReplyDelete
Now if you remember that myth, you're REALLY old like me!
I was such a big fan in college I flew to Chicago for their last concert. So emotional and wonderful.ReplyDelete
Then the fuckers got back together for more concerts. And I see from your posts that they sucked.
Way to go out on top, silly Corgan man.
I loved SP in high school. Siamese Dream was so awesome. I had the biggest crush on Billy Corgan as he appeared in the Disarm video.ReplyDelete
It's sad when good music groups go downhill.
So I had this crazy ex-boyfriend who was ridiculously into the Smashing Pumpkins. He was so into them, he turned me right off them.ReplyDelete