AParker’s Event Journal

The smashing pumpkins 100412
Sunday October 14, 2012 / 7:45pm
Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Tour
2 tickets
Rear Loge/Front Mezzanine

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This was way better than it had any right to be! The latest configuration of the Pumpkins is made up of real players. Any Pumpkins fan is going to miss the days of D'Arcy, Jimmy, and James, but the reality is Jeff and Nicole are probably better on a technical level, and it showed in this performance. The new kid on drums is no slouch either, and matches Jimmy Chamberlain as well as anyone could be expected to. I respected the decision to play "Oceania" straight through at the top of the set, and they played it well. And their take on the hits was as good or better as any live recordings I've heard from the old days. All told, this was a great show and b/w "Oceania" and this concert, there's definitely hope for Corgan's future recordings...