Story 1976-04-13 Rec Hall, University Park, PA

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “It’s My Life”
“Sit down and relax ‘cause we got a long night (crowd cheers)… (intro music)…I grew up in this small town, was about ten thousand people, I guess, and…I lived in this two-family house on this main highway…and…every night my Pop used to lock up the front door so that me and my sister used to have to come in around the back …’round through the kitchen…and for as long as I can remember, ever since I was a little kid, my Pop used to sit in the kitchen every night with all the lights out, just smoke cigarettes, drink some beer, my mom used to sit in the front room with just the TV on, watch TV all night…so it wasn’t too bad if you came in, if you came in around 10 o’clock, it wasn’t, wasn’t never so bad…if you came in past midnight…after my Pop’d been sitting there for a while thinking about whatever was on his mind…he’d always wanna stop me and make me sit down, sit down at the kitchen table in the dark…talk to him, talk to him about stuff…first he’d start asking me what I was doing in school, how I was getting along…then he’d be asking me where I was getting all my money…who I was out with, where I’d been all night…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…and I’d be running, I’d be running out the back door, telling him how it was my life, I could do what I wanted to do…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Born to Run”
“Anybody from Philly? (crowd cheers)…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Frankie”
“(Someone yells “Rosalita!”) Oh, we’re gonna get to that one, we’re gonna do that one…(?) last songs we do here, here’s a new song, it something called “Frankie,” we’ll do it for the mighty Sciaky…Ed Sciaky…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Growin’ Up”
“(?)(crowd cheers)(?) my new suit!…this is the first suit I bought since I graduated…I’ll wear it anyway (chuckles)…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Rosalita”
“(?) people getting squashed so if you could sort of like give us each other a little breathing room there (crowd cheers)…I hate to do this…(goes into the guitar intro)(crowd cheers)…
(…) On the piano…a nice round for Professor Roy Bittan, please (crowd cheers) on the guitar, Miami Steve Van Zandt (crowd cheers) on the bass, Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) on the drums, from North Jersey, the Mighty Max (crowd cheers) on the organ… Phantom Dan Federici (crowd cheers)(?)…and…king of the world… master of the universe…leader of everything that is and ever shall be…on the saxophone, the Big Man, Clarence Clemons (crowd cheers)…
(…) This is last chance, tell him, Rosie, I ain’t no freak…’cause I got my picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek (crowd cheers)…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Raise Your Hand”
“(?) each other down in here, ok? there’s a lot of people, there’s a lot of pushing and shoving so, so take it easy and quit shoving (?)… this is by Eddie Floyd, the great master, Miami Steve gonna help me…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Sandy”
“Birthday?…(?)…got a lot of birthdays tonight…got my man Steve down here (?) and Mighty Max’s birthday! (crowd cheers)…and I believe it’s, I don’t know if I got the names, Paula (?)…here’s something for everybody, I wanna thank you all for coming, here’s something to you from Asbury Park with love (crowd cheers)…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Detroit Medley”
“Don’t squash these guys in hard surges up here, alright?…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, intro to “Quarter to Three”
“If anybody, if any of guys’ve seen us on this tour, I want you to know we always look forward to coming back to Penn State (?) (crowd cheers)…
(…) What kind of service is that?…I could die playing like this…”

13.04.76 Penn State, PA, after “Twist and Shout”
“Thank you so much…E Street Band…and a nice hand for the Big Man (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License