The Smashing Pumpkins Usher In The Zeitgeist In Paris

For those craving a taste of reconstituted Pumpkins, reader Seth points us to the Grand Rex SP Blog, a site set up for one purpose only: to live photoblog the Smashing Pumpkins’ first reunion show, tonight at the Grand Rex in gay Paris. Here’s a sample snap of our proud countrymen in action…

Of course, it’s a not-liveblog for us in the States, as this show is over by now. According to an anonymous commenter on Grand Rex SP Blog, “The curtain lifted and the lights blew open and the riff of ZERO came on… the crowd went nuts…. it was pitch black and then a burst of light.” So that’s as good as fact! Actually, we wouldn’t recommend trolling those comment boards, they rapidly degenerate into absurd setlists (e.g. “‘My Heart Will Go On’ [duet with Celine Dion]”) and recipes for Spicy Pumpkin Pound Cake (though it does sound delicious).

That said, there’s a version of the setlist all the absurdists are using as a base, so we’re giving that a 60% chance of legitimacy and have posted it after the jump (along with an awesome GRSB shot of the Zeitgeist-themed artwork on the Grand Rex).

MAYBE A PORTION OF THE SMASHING PUMPKINS SETLIST
Zero
Today
SIYL
Come On Let’s Go
Doomsday Clock
(…)
Hummer
Set The Ray To Jerry
I AM ONE
DISARM
TARANTULA
Starz (??)
Le Machina Deux
Billy talking
Speed Kills

UPDATE: Actual setlist below (via MySpace)…

01 “United States”
02 “Today”
03 “Stand Inside Your Love”
04 “Orchid”
05 “Doomsday Clock”
06 “Home”
07 “Hummer”
08 “Starz”
09 “Tarantula”
10 “Bullet”
11 “Gossamer”
12 “God and Country”
13 “33”
14 “Rocket”
15 “Winterlong”
16 “To Sheila”
17 “Glass and the Ghost”
18 “Cherub Rock”
19 “1979”
20 “Tonight”
21 “Neverlost”
22 “That’s the Way”
23 “Disarm”
24 “Zero”
25 “Untitled”
26 “Shame”
27 “Silverfuck”
28 “Annie Dog”
29 “Muzzle”