Smashing Pumpkins @ The Orange Peel 06/23/07
I was lucky enough to be able to attend two Smashing Pumpkins shows at the Orange Peel. I got to go to the first and last show. I must say that Billy Corgan and his band were one the hardest working acts I have seen before, and I have seen a lot of music! They were in the club doing full energy four hour practices every day before they went on that night. In addition, Billy was writing everyday, sometimes writing after the shows until late in the night. Everyone I encountered with the Smashing Pumpkins were down to earth, good hearted people, that really appreciated the hospitality shown to them by the venue and all of the good people here in Asheville. Here are a couple of images from the shows. To see the full gallery visit my site, go to the "rotating galleries" section and choose the Smashing Pumpkins. I will start posting a couple of images from the shows I attend here, but the full galleries will reside on www.jonleidel.com and, once the dust settles, on www.theorangepeel.net. Hope you like the images.