UPDATE: DANIEL PEIKEN took some amazing damn pics here.
That was one of the funnest birthday parties i've ever been to. Holy shit. Griggs ushering in his 33rd year in fucking STYLE. Gordon started things out with an amazingly unpracticed Jimmy Buffet One Man Band, which WAS TOTALLY FUCKING GREAT. Jesus. He had all of us laughing so hard. Margaritaville
into Lets Get Drunk & Screw
(with kids running around! including Jay's son Oliver dancing with Les' daughter right up front!!!) Closed with "Ride Like The Wind" not really Buffet, but who gives a rats ass. We didnt.
I got up there for SPCD and as Griggs' told me today - "I learned last night that SPCD is very polarizing." hahaha. perfect description. Either you understand that Billy Corgan is the greatest song writer in the history of time, or you dont. And you're gay. The set was 10x sloppier than I could have imagined but again, who gives a shit who gives a fuck. Griggs enjoyed the SPCD shirt* that Ice and I screen printed for him and the other "special treats" in his goodie bag. You'll be seeing more SPCD in the next week, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT BITCH!
The party finished up with Cut Buffer the yacht tribute. Everyone quickly got on the boat as they launched us through versions of Summer Breeze, Right Down The Line
, some Little River Band jam plus tons others...it was awesome as shit. They closed with a one man piano jam of EYE IN THE SKY...totally finished the party perfectly. Everyone actually got quiet and were just totally blown away.
Overall I'd say Griggs' had the best birthday party of his life.
***I made 12 SPCD screenprinted shirts with that logo above, they were gone before I finished packing my shit up. If you didnt answer a Smashing Pumpkins trivia question right and didnt grab one when i finished, leave a comment here with your shirt size. I even gave mine away (by accident) so I'm definitely gonna make some more.
UPDATE 2 - Griggs just sent me the quote of the night!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA:"I don't remember exactly who I was talking to but they said something like "Wow, I really thought SPCD was going to be better." and I said something like, "How could it possibly have been any better?"
ONE FINAL ONE - THE BILLYS: