I think my emotions can best be described by Buddy the Elf right now: “I’m in love, i’m in love and I don’t care who knows it”
Tac and I saw The Smashing Pumpkins on Friday night, and they (Billy) were so good. I wasn’t sure what to expect that night, so I tried to hold off my anticipations with a good ol’ fashioned tabula rasa. But oh, they came on stage and just started playing and Billy was singing and he sounded just as marvelous as he ever did. His voice has lost none of its beautiful razor.
They pretty much rocked all night, things were not folksy nor too mello (I really like his mellow stuff, thats why I added the italics on the too). They even did a harder version of Stand Inside Your Love, which I would have thought unlikely to please so much, but it totally did. They played lots of old favorites like Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Today, Cherubrock, Drown, Eye (that is a really hot song), Ava Adore,and Zero. They really got the crowd going with those.
We also got to hear some of the new songs, and I was so happy to like them. At one point Billy introduced the concept of “new music” to us, I get the feeling he gets tired of people only wanting to hear about the old stuff when he is excited about creating new music also.
But, I want to get back to Buddy the Elf: Spangled; one of the aforementioned new songs was lovely. I have watched the clip of it on youtube so many times since then. I feel the joy of a confused guy who thinks he’s an elf and he’s madly in love! Mostly it just feels so good to be enjoying Billy Corgan’s music again so much, especially a new song. I’m pretty jazzed right now.
Well if you listened to the song just now, then know that I was one of the woo hoo-ers. Also, this gives me the chance to complain about jerks who yell dumb things when nice songs are playing, and chatty girls who will not stop talking even though they are right next to me and I nicely ask them to be quieter. Seriously, if you want to go out with your friends and talk it up all night, there are more comfortable ways to do it than standing on your feet for four hours in a crowded sold out room trying to talk over the person that is singing up on stage.
So to recap: I had a great time, I will be listening to The Pumpkins a lot more again, and *THANKS* to Tac for taking me to an awesome concert.
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