Remember When We Used to Smash Pumpkins?

My reflection on seeing The Smashing Pumpkins live in Indianapolis this summer.

For three hours, The Smashing Pumpkins took the audience in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on a journey as epic as Mellon Collie ever was. It’s also worth pointing out most musicians these days can hardly fill an hour of play. So for a band of artists in an age group that is typically beginning the conversation about retirement to be instead discussing their new beginning, it was impressive. Maybe my favorite part was finally getting the opportunity to see Corgan wale on a guitar, because he is an amazing musician, not just a lyricist. It was a performance that focused on the music, not on the special effects.

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Featured Image Credits: The Smashing Pumpkins w/ Metric by John Feinberg is permitted thanks to the Creative Commons 2.0 Generic License.

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