Story 1976-08-02 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
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02.08.76 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ´´It´s My Life´´
´´I grew up in this small town, in this, this two-family house….and uh….my mother used to work downtown, she was a secretary in one of the office buildings downtown….and Pop used to work a lot of different jobs, he was a guard at the jail for a while, drove trucks for a while, worked in the factory for a long time….and at night, he used to sit in the kitchen all the time, shut out all the lights in the house, used to get real mad if you turned on any lights…. he´d sit there and smoke a cigarette, drink beer….couldn´t see nothing but the light of that cigarette butt….my mother, she´d sit in the frontroom watching TV all night long….he used to lock up the frontdoor so that at night me and my sister used to have to come in around the back through the kitchen where he was sitting….if you came home, if you came home around ten or eleven, it´s wasn´t, it was never too bad but if you came in later than that, I used to stand in that driveway….just look through the screendoor, I´d see him sitting there….I´d slick my hair back real tight….sneak him, hope he wouldn´t stop me….he always like, I got just about through the kitchen, figured I could make it to my room (?) I´d hear him call my name to go back and sit down with him….talk to him….we´d be sitting there in the dark….I could always hear his voice….but I could never see his face (?)….we´d talk about nothing most of the time….but then he´d start asking me where I was….howcome I was doing so bad in school, where I was getting my money from….pretty soon we´d be screaming at each other ….my mother´d be running in from the frontroom, trying, try and keep him off me, trying to get us from fighting with each other….and I remember I´d be, I´d be running out the backdoor, telling him….telling him how….it was my life and I could do what I wanted to do ….´´

02.08.76 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ´´She´s The One´´
´´(?)….scientists decided that this was the most dangerous beat in the universe….when this beat gets played….boys take girls….men take women, women take men….to some deep, dark corner…they get real close together….and they dance….´´

02.08.76 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ´´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´´
´´(?) suits tonight, I wear suits tonight….(?)….(people yell) we´re gonna get to that one, we´ll get to that one….(someone yells) good, real good….I´ve got about, I´ve got like a half of the next album written (?)(chuckles)….we´re gonna start working as soon as, you know…. (someone yells) you do? is that what you wanna hear?….(?)….´´

02.08.76 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ´´Rosalita´´
´´(?) it was a funny kind of relationship….I met this girl and ended up dating….it started in a little cafe….on the other side of the border….Big Man….she was sitting there giving me food that made my mouth water….
(….)(?)….originally from Long Island….(?) all the way to you here in Red Bank….at the piano ….the only member of the band with a high school diploma….(?) Professor Roy Bittan….play some notes, Professor (Roy plays a classical-styled piece)….on the bass guitar, Mr. Garry W.Tallent….on the guitar, writer of such hits as ´Sweeter than Honey´….´I Don´t Wanna Go Home´….Miami Steve….on the drums, the Mighty Max….on the organ, now you see him, now you don´t, the mysterious Phantom Dan Federici….last but not least….king of the world ….master of the whole motherfucking universe….Mr.Hollywood….Big Man….your next president, Clarence Clemons….´´

02.08.76 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ´´Raise Your Hand´´
´´(?) gimme an E-S-T-R-E-E-T, what´s that spell? (crowd: ´E Street´) what´s that spell? (crowd: ´E Street´) what´s that spell? (crowd: ´E Street´) then raise your hand….´´
(….) Are you with me? (crowd: ´Yeah´) are you with me? (crowd: ´Yeah) are you with me? (crowd: ´Yeah´) are you with me? (crowd: ´Yeah´) are you with me? (crowd: ´Yeah´) then just raise your hand….´´

02.08.76 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ´´Sandy´´
´´(?)….this is something for everybody from the Shore…..´´

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