The Smashing Pumpkins are getting some pretty solid reviews on their three-of-four-are-there reunion tour. And Billy isn’t adverser to trying some different things this time out.
For example, how about playing a house party?
After a show at The Troubadour Club in LA (pretty cool: the place only holds about 400 people), The Pumpkins rolled up to a home in Studio City, California, to play a few tunes and to re-enact scenes from the iconic “1979” video.
In fact, this was the exact same house where the original video was shot.
Here’s what it looked like the other night.
It all seemed pretty chill until some neighbour called the cops, complaining about the noise.
Great times in LaLa. Appreciation to those that came out to the Troubador. And apologies to those in Studio City for the disturbance of our nihilistic noize. ‘‘Twas a full moon and something just gets into the blood. And respect to the police, who let us finish the set. Mendacious as our conclusion was. #smashingpumpkins @smashingpumpkins
C’mon. Everyone involved had to know that there would be complaints, right? Having the cops drop in would be a nice bit of publicity. Mission accomplished, then.