Smashing Pumpkins perform Oceania at Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

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  • The Smashing Pumpkins, Patriot Center, Fairfax VA (Image: Aaron Arenas) The Smashing Pumpkins, Patriot Center, Fairfax VA (Image: Aaron Arenas)
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  • The Smashing Pumpkins, Patriot Center, Fairfax VA (Image: Aaron Arenas) The Smashing Pumpkins, Patriot Center, Fairfax VA (Image: Aaron Arenas)

FAIRFAX, VA, December 12, 2012 – Appearing Sunday night, The Smashing Pumpkins had the cotton balls and silver heads (read over 50) to 30-somethings and college students, a cadre of fans of all ages coming out to support the famed 90’s rock group.

Appearing at The Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA,  iconic guitarist and fearless leader of the group, Billy Corgan led his band in over 20 classics and tracks from the group’s most recent album Oceania.

The evening started out with the English group, Morning Parade who really got the crowd loose and ready for the main act. A little after 9:15pm, The Pumpkins took the stage to an anticipatory crowd. By this time, most of the Patriot Center was filled with seats and General Admission was packed almost to capacity.

The crowd lingered on every word and note played all night long. Heads rocked, fists pumped and cheers were heard until almost midnight and then again for a three song encore.

Towards the end of the show, Corgan talked about how “in the old days” he threw mikes and mike stands into the crowd and even smashed guitars. Now that he is older, he feels that he has “fallen in love with performing” and has a “greater appreciation for what he does.” However, true to fashion, he still threw out souvenirs for fans. This time, instead of harsh objects that could cause harm, the entire band came together to throw guitar picks and drum sticks for lucky concert attendees to have a piece of the group forever.

Overall, fans walked away from the concert high on the experience and ready for bed!


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