2002-11-16 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

Scheduled: 19:30 Local Start Time 20:10 / End Time 22:50

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Set includes tour premiere "Cadillac Ranch" and another solo piano "Incident On 57th Street". "The Fuse" returns to the set for the first time since the European shows. Bruce took a near tragic fall during "Waitin' On A Sunny Day". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Ramrod" includes a couple lines from "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro. Here's an eye witness account by HazyDavy: "We were low in Section 128 behind Roy and directly facing the end corner of the back ramp (stage left) where Bruce came to sing during "Waitin' On A Sunny Day". Bruce left there a tad late and rushed to head back to the center ramp (on Max's right) to return to the stage but he turned one step too soon. Luckily, as he strode forward, his right leg landed on the down-ramp first but when he went to land his left leg, it hit nothing but air as it completely missed the ramp. He had not been looking down. He fell on the ramp, precariously more half-off than half-on. Luckily, being right handed paid off as the microphone was in that hand and his left hand was free to try to grab on to something so he wouldn't fall completely to the floor and possibly injure himself really bad. He fell far enough forward that his left hand actually caught hold on the edge of Max's drum stand – that saved him. Remember Patti Smith's fall off the stage in 1977 when she broke her neck? Ever the consummate performer, Bruce bounced right back up and made it back to center stage to hit his cue, almost without skipping a beat. Most people in the front part of the house probably had no clue as to the fall or the averted tragedy until, as pointed out in the Backstreets fanzine, they saw the cut and blood on his arm on the video screen. We just looked at each other in stunned silence for a minute or two and pointed to what we had just seen. We noticed others behind the stage who had seen it were also pointing to where the fall had happened. Bruce was a Lucky Man indeed in Greensboro this night."

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