July 31, 2014


It was 1996, the concert was Smashing Pumpkins Melancholy Tour. Billy Corgan had already played the popular "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" and the concert was coming to a close. As someone who loves going to shows this is one of the best I had ever been to. As the band exits after performing a full set the question that dwells in the back of every concert-goer’s mind is "Will they play an encore?"

When the realization hit that the stadium lights never turned on the band was already taking their spots and began to play "1979". If you ever ask me about what I remember most of that night, it was the fact that the Pumpkins played not one but three encores.

In the end, everyone remembers the encore. TravisMathew is proud to announce the El Rey - Encore. We saved the best for last.


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