To my dismay the concert started out with a slew of unrecognizable tunes, only to find out Billy Corgan dictated that the entire first part of the set would be all of their new release “Oceania”. I respect the fact that the tour was in support of the new album and he is probably tired of playing the same old tunes but as a musician you should, in my opinion, try to keep in mind the interests of your audience. After all, our interest in the band is the reason the band’s career has lasted this long. I did some research and found that since 1990 the Pumpkins have come to St. Louis 7 times, counting last night, and out of the 27 song set that was played only 8 of them were material from their prior releases. For a fan that has waited 21 years to see this band it was horribly disappointing and it seemed the majority of the crowd that attended were in the same boat. It was a sea of grown up children of the 90’s looking for a sound from their youth and all they walked away with was unrecognizable noise. Sorry Mr. Corgan, I respect you immensely and think you have a world of talent but I felt a bit let down as I left the arena. It was not a total loss though because Smashing Pumpkins was one of my “bucket list bands” to photograph so at least I got to walk away with that.