Story 1976-04-04 MSU Auditorium, East Lansing, MI

04.04.76 East Lansing, MI, intro to “It’s My Life”
”I used to live in this small town, it was about ten thousand people …in this two-family house and, uh…at night my father used to lock up the front door so me and my sister used to come in ‘round the back…and he’d sit in the kitchen every night with all the lights out …my mother’d sit in the front room with the TV on…watch TV all night…my pop would sit there and he’d just smoke cigarettes, drink beer…if you came in ‘round ten or eleven…it wasn’t too bad…but if you came in ‘round…one or two, after he’d been sitting there all night…he’d always wanna stop me…on my way, on my way to my room…talk to me about stuff…he’d start asking me how I was doing, what I was doing in school, who I was out with…then he’d start asking why I was living the way I was…what I was planning to do myself, with myself and…pretty soon we’d be screaming at each other…my mother’d be…running in from the front room trying to keep us from fighting with each other…(?)…I’d be running out the backdoor, telling him…that it was my life…”

04.04.76 East Lansing, MI, intro to “Frankie”
“Here’s a new song…called “Frankie” (?) our new album – how’s things up here in Lansing, alright? (crowd cheers) that’s good, that’s good…”

04.04.76 East Lansing, MI, intro to “Rosalita”
“Rosie, wherever you are, come out tonight! (crowd cheers)…
(…) On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan (?)(crowd cheers) play it, Roy (Roy plays) on the guitar, Mmmmiami Steve (crowd cheers) play it, Steve (Steve plays) on the bass, the ace on the bass, Mr. Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers)…play it, Garry (Garry plays) on the drums, the Mighty Max (Max plays) on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici…play it, Dan (Dan plays) last but not least, on the saxophone, his majesty, Clarence Clemons (crowd cheers)…
(…) Tell him now it’s his last chance, Rosie, tell him I ain’t no freak …’cause I got my picture…on the cover of Time and Newsweek (crowd cheers)…”

04.04.76 East Lansing, MI, intro to “Sandy”
“I wanna thank everybody for coming down tonight, let you know we appreciate it (crowd cheers) ‘cause we haven’t been up (?) the closest we’ve been, I guess, is Detroit, right? it’s about the closest we’ve been to here and, uh (crowd cheers) here’s something to you from Asbury Park with love (crowd cheers)…”

04.04.76 East Lansing, MI, intro to “Detroit Medley”
“That’s the master of rock accordion (?)(chuckles)…(?) one by favourite Detroit band… ”
(…) Wait a minute, I gotta rest (the band stops)…I gotta…I gotta rest a second…alright, alright…(the band kicks in again) (crowd cheers)…that’s the New Jersey hustle…if I was to give the band a cue to bring it up…would you be ready? (crowd: “Yeah) now would you be ready? (crowd: “Yeah) ah, but you would be ready? (crowd: “Yeah) but you would be ready? (crowd: “Yeah) ah, bring it up…”

04.04.76 East Lansing, MI, after “Detroit Medley”
“Thanks (crowd cheers) East Lansing (crowd cheers) thank you (crowd cheers) the New Jersey hustle (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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