I have been very lucky to have finally seen my favourite band live, 25 years after the release of their debut album, and they were brilliant!
I got fairly close to the front, but was jealous of my boyfriend as he’s about a foot taller than me, as were most people! Need to invest in some platforms!
They played loads of their greatest hits first, opening with Tonight, and then playing Cherub Rock, Jellybaby, Disarm, and their own rendition of Bowie which was so good!
Then they played songs from their new album Oceania, including the opening track Quasar, which is amazing live! Just received the CD and can’t stop playing it.
Billy Corgan chatted in the middle and hailed all his favourite British bands, but didn’t speak for too long as he said ‘When I talk I get in trouble.’ But also said to ‘F**k the media!’
They then played a couple more tracks from Oceania including a mind blowing solo from the new guitarist.
Then they went back to the oldies and played Adore, Zero, Bullet with Butterfly Wings, Today, and encored with a major version of Porcelina!
If you aren’t familiar with the Smashing Pumpkins, they are one of the greatest alternative rock bands of the 90s and a major source of my inspiration!