Nancy from Chicago,
Been a lif long fan and the band was tight focused and absolutely fantastic! The ease and joy they felt being together again was palatable. Loved it would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the early 90 scene
Dwayne Williams from New York, New York
Smashing Pumpkins, you either hate them or love them. I've always liked Corgan's songwriting and have followed him throughout all the bands incarnations. Last nights performance at MSG was tight and professional. Billy is not the most endearing personality and to his credit, he did not reveal that during the show. What we received was a faithful rendition of many of their classics from the original band that were performed with passion. The stage show was elaborate with Billy doing many costume changes. The music was neither enhanced nor suffered as a result of the staging, with the music and his voice carrying the night to a very satisfying conclusion. Billy and his band mates played for three hours plus and gave the audience our monies worth. To me. a totally enjoyable and satisfying way to spend a Wednesday night in New York!
Jopel from New York, New York
Everything from Gish, S. Dream, and infinite sadness sounded amazing. And for me that was enough. For a three hour Reunion show, you're going to hear some things you don't care for. For me, anything on adore and machina I find uninteresting, But, some people like it, so they played it. Could maybe have done without stairwsy to heaven and space odity. Pretty unoriginal covers The ego driven Billy induced, Billy love fest is a bit awkward, but he has always been that nerdy big kid that needs your adoration. Yeah, he's serious up there wearing my mothers curtains as a cape . I give a pass to all of thiat nonesense though . Billy shreds those timeless riffs from my youth and his voice sounded great, and the guy seems genuinely happy, while jimmy annd james let Billy do wtf he wants. For much of the night Jimmy was his bad ass self on the drums. I was waiting to hear him Bonham out on stairway. I guess only Bonham does that though. The good heavily outweighed the bad .pumpkins rule
Joseph from Nashville, Tennessee
I personally felt the best time to see this band would have been during the Mellon Collie tour,when the band were at their best. Last night felt more of a nostoligia cash grab . I heard Billy Corgan is kinda of a control freak a$$hole. Last night he threw James Iha under the bus for a simple riff mistake 99 percent of the crowd missed,but Mr.Corgan stopped the show to point it out,and i quote,"These people expect perfection!" I think it is Mr.Corgan who expects perfection. Although singing notes is far from it.
Jeff from Indianapolis, Indiana
The music had some amazing moments. However I found the show to be depressing and glum. Billy is obviously still a depressed teenager. To me, the whole thing had a negative vibe.
Chicagobd from Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO AUG 13TH AT UNITED CENTER
The musicianship and Corgans voice sounded very good. However the song choices were horrible . Way too many slow songs. I felt Billy was disconnected with the audience . Like he was playing for himself and not the fans . After everyone there was a long delay which felt like an intermission . People were sitting down . Some we're leaving . Just when u thing he would turn things around you get disappointed again . He deflated any ounce of energy that stadium had . Good job Billy . You got us again . 3 strikes and your out. Will never see them again
Edgar from Boston, Massachusetts
UNDERWHELMING AT BEST
Set contained a lot of slow songs that I used to skip. The band was sloppy and Billy Corgan was not an engaging presence. There were lots of lights, it was definitely "shiny and bright", but the lights did not add to the performance and I found them distracting. The venue was about half full and the whole thing felt like a dress rehearsal for an act that had not yet been ironed out. I have seen them before and enjoyed past performances, but this tour was not for me.
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