As a lifelong fan of The Smashing Pumpkins, I had no desire to check the band out last night at The Viper Room here in Southern California. I saw them headline Lollapalooza 94. I’ve watched them in arenas and theatres and even saw their first performance at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit back in 1998. I even enjoyed the reunited bands two night stand at the end of 2008 here in Los Angeles.
So when my man Jerko tweeted last night that Mr. Corgan threw a temper tantrum and left the stage, I was stoked that I had not wasted my hard earned cash on tickets to the tiny club show.
As Jerko explains in his video description – LA fans like to talk. I find it fucking rude, but that’s the culture of this wonderful city. While Corgan could have been the man and addressed the crowd or just played on despite the chit-chat, he once again chose to take his ball ukulele and go home.
So here is some footage of Billy walking off stage last night. Do you think he was justified in his actions, or should he have done the right thing and played over the rude So-Cal fans?