Story 1976-10-05 Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, intro to ´´It´s My Life´´
´´It´s a jungle out there…..(the music starts)….I grew up in this small town, it was about….. there´s 10,000 people, I guess….lived in this, uh….lived in this two-family house on this main street and… Mom, she worked, she was a secretary, she was worked downtown for some lawyer, my Pop, he was, uh…..he had lots of jobs, for a while he worked as a guard, he was a guard at the jail and he worked in a plastics´ factory, drove a truck for a while and uh ….he worked in this big rug-mill they had there till, till they closed it down, left everybody out of work…..and….I remember he always used to, ever since I was old enough to remember, he used to, nine o´clock every night, shut out all the lights in the house except for the T.V, my Mom´d sit in the frontroom with just the T.V on, he´d take a six-pack, he´d go sit in the kitchen, just drink beer, smoke cigarettes all night long….till long after we went to bed….´soon as I hit 16, I used to take off to New York as much as I could, looking around for some jobs out there, just hanging around out there with some people I´d met….till we kicked out for sitting around, they kicked us out of Port Authority and the cops called my Pop telling him where I was…….sometimes I´d get away for a couple of days, sometimes I´d stay away….for a week or so, but I always knew ´soon as the money ran out or ´soon as ….that I´d always have to go back home and everytime I went back home, he´d be sitting at that kitchen table in the dark waiting for me to come in…..and I´d come in and I´d stand there in that driveway….and he´d lock up the frontdoor so I couldn´t come in around the front…. and I´d look through that screendoor and I could see the light of his cigarette at the table…. and I´d slick my hair back real tight, tight as I could….and try to make it through the kitchen before he´d stop me and he´d wait and he´d wait till I hit that bottom step until he´d call my name to come back and sit down and talk to him for a while….we´d sit there in the dark for a long time saying nothing and when we started talking, I remember I could always hear his voice but I could never see his….I could never see his face….we´d start off talking about nothing too much, how things were going, what I was doing at school….pretty soon he was asking where I was getting my money from….what I thought I was doing with myself….we´d always end up fighting, screaming at each other, my mother´d be running in from the frontroom to try to keep us, keep us apart….and I´d always end up, I´d always end up running out the backdoor, screaming, telling him, telling him how it was my life and I could do what I wanted to do….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, intro to ´´Thunder Road´´
´´This is for, uh….my man who just got himself an old ´57….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, intro to ´´Something in the Night´´
´´Here´s a new song….it´s called ´Something in the Night´….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, middle of ´´Growin´ Up´´
´´There we were….riding, me and Clarence was riding down (?) road about….oh, about four or five years ago in my Chevy….it was about three o´clock in the morning….I was driving, Clarence was in the frontseat, Miami was in the back practising his guitar….then all of a sudden this big flashing light came down out of the sky, it came shooting across the highway, I hit the brakes, went skidding into the swamps, ended up with the car up to its windows in mud….we got out and there landed in the middle of these woods was this thing shaped like this big hot dog with sauerkraut….(?)….and it was humming….couldn´t make out the tune (chuckles) and all of a sudden this door opened up and this cat came out in these silver platform boots….about, about two feet high and this silver….electrified jumpsuit and we were standing there all messed up in the mud and he said ´Ok, you guys´….´Door number one,´ no, he said ´Ok, you guys, you got one wish´….and we said ´Mr.Spaceman, we wish….we wanna be….we wish we was….we wanna be…..we wanna be….we wanna be….rock and roll stars´ ….and he pointed his finger at us and all of a sudden, hey!….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, intro to ´´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´´
´´Direct from the entertainment capital of the East Coast….Asbury Park (chuckles) this is, uh, they´re gonna help us do the ´Tenth Avenue´….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, intro to ´´Rosalita´´
´´(beginning of the intro is missing from the source tape)….and, like, you know, and, like, here it is, it´s still forever, right? (chuckles) like we ain´t together, you know (chuckles) but, anyway, I still do love her in my heart, oh…..
(….) We got with us tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Professor Roy Bittan at the piano….play it, Roy (Roy plays) on the guitar we have musician, artiste, producer, writer of such hits as ´I Don´t Wanna Go Home,´ ´Sweeter Than Honey,´ the magnificent Miami Steve….(?)….on the bass guitar, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, The Mighty´Max…..on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici….play it, Dan (Dan plays) last but not least, king of the world, master of the whole motherfucking universe….your next president….Mr.Hollywood….on the saxophone, Clarence Clemons, Big Man….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, intro to ´´Sandy´´
´´I wanna thank everybody for coming to the show tonight, thank you all very much…..on our last, on our last tour we came here, all that crazy stuff was going on, this was one of the finest spots we hit in California….(?)…alright, here´s something for Santa Barbara from Asbury Park, New Jersey….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, middle of ´´Raise Your Hand´´
´´Are you out there on that big hill? (crowd cheers) is anybody out there on that big hill? (crowd cheers) come on….just raise your hand….´´

05.10.76 Santa Barbara, CA, intro to ´´Born to Run´´
´´Somebody whispered in my ear ´We can´t go back, can´t go back,´ but there´s no going home without this one (chuckles)….´´

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