Story 1977-03-19 Lewiston, ME
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19.03.77 Lewiston, ME, intro to ´´Night´´
´´Are you prepared? (crowd cheers) are you prepared? (crowd cheers)….´´

19.03.77 Lewiston, ME, intro to ´´It´s My Life´´
´´Here´s a song by a guy in New York (?) it was originally done by a group called The Animals in the 60s….(music starts)….I remember in the summertime….me and this friend of mine used to get his old man´s car and take off down towards the beach at night….and we was too young, they wouldn´t let us into bars so we used to park, park out on the street, if the bouncers´d leave the doors open and we´d sit there listening all night to the bands that were coming down from New York City, playing along the coast in the summertime….and we´d sit there all night till about four in the morning, sitting on the hood of the car just talking and doing nothing, then we´d head back home, I lived about twenty miles, twenty miles inland from the beach….I remember my old man, I remember every night ever since I was old enough to remember, he, he used to shut off all the lights in the house ´round nine o´clock and sit in the kitchen in the dark, smoking a cigarette, drinking beer…my Mom´d just sit in the frontroom watching T.V till she fell asleep, got up to go to work the next morning ….and the old man used to lock up the frontdoor so that me and my sister couldn´t come in around the front, we used to have to get through the kitchen, come in around the side, and four in the morningm I´d step out of that car, I´d stand there in the driveway, I´d look through the screendoor and I could see the light of his cigarette butt at the table, I´d slick my hair back real tight so he couldn´t tell how long it was, try to make it through the kitchen….and he´d wait, he´d wait till I hit that bottom step, started heading towards my room, he´d call me every night to come back and sit down at the table….some nights he´d take, we´d go riding in the car and we´d drive by this, there was this white house on the edge of town….I remember him and me used to drive by that house every day (?) sit outside looking at it….and we´d sit there, we´d sit there in the dark and he´d start talking to me….first it was just….how things was going, if I was getting by….then pretty soon it was where was I getting my money from and what I thought I was doing with myself….and how he was just sitting there watching, watching my whole life turn into a waste in front of his eyes….we´d end up screaming at each other, my mother´d end up running in from the frontroom, trying to pull him off, trying to keep us from fighting with each other and then I´d end up running back out the door, back out on the street, telling him someday, someday, someday he was just gonna have to learn to live with it because it was my life, I was gonna do what I wanted to do….´´

19.03.77 Lewiston, ME, intro to ´´Thunder Road´´
´´This is for anybody from the homefront…..(?)….´´

19.03.77 Lewiston, ME, intro to ´´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´´
´´Are you crying yet? (crowd: ´No´)….´´

19.03.77 Lewiston, ME, intro to ´´Action in the Street´´
´´Big Man….I´ve got a question….I´ve got a question….I´ve got a question….that´s are you alive? (Clarence: ´Yeah´) are you alive? (crowd: ´Yeah´) are you alive? (crowd: ´Yeah´) are you alive? (crowd: ´Yeah´) are you alive? (crowd: ´Yeah´)….´´

19.03.77 Lewiston, ME, middle of ´´Backstreets´´
´´Just me and you, baby….just me and you, girl….mmmm…..mmmm…..mmmm….we´ll go riding back….I remember….about a mile and a half outside of town this guy abandoned this car in the middle of this old field and at night we used to hitchhike out there….it was pretty stripped down on the outside….but inside it was still alright…it was about three or four hundred feet off the track and baby, baby´d take me riding in back….yeah, way down by the railroad tracks….oh, in the backseat….oh, in the backseat….of that old Cadillac….baby´d take me riding in back…..oh, baby, riding in back and the world spinning ´round and the rain falling down and down and down and down and down and down and down we´d go and down and down, oh, and down and down, oooh, down and down, riding in back, I remember, I remember there was this night out there (?) there was this farmhouse about a half a mile up the tracks, these kids set fire to it at night….and they had these machines down there and they had these engines down there, there was this fireroad out back and the flames shooting across the sky, from the backseat of that old car we´d see the water shooting in the air….baby, I remember you promised you was never gonna go anyplace without me….I remember you promised you were never gonna anyplace outside that town without me….I remember you promised, we sat there on the hood of that car, watching it burning, we watched it burning, watched it burning and watched it rushing towards us, we felt it rushing towards us across the field, the flames rushing towards us across the field….watching the flames rushing towards us across the field….and I remember you promised, I remember you promised….and baby, I knew, you lied….baby, I knew you lied….your pretty li-li-li-lies…. your pretty li-li-li-lies….all your pretty li-li-li-lies….all your pretty li-li-li-li-lies….I remember just sitting there feeling sick, wishing that just once….just once….that God would send some angels to blow this whole damn town right into the sea….I was just wishing that God would send some angels and blow this whole damn town right into the sea….I was just wishing that God would send some angels and blow this whole fucking town right into the sea….I was just wishing that God would send some angels to blow it all away, just take it all away, just blow it all away, please, just blow it all away, please, just blow it all away, just take it all away, that God would send some angels just to blow it all away, blow it all away, blow it all away, BLOW IT ALL AWAY…(?)….BECAUSE YOU LIED….YOU LIED…YOU LIED…´´

19.03.77 Lewiston, ME, intro to ´´Rosalita´´
´´(?)….are you guys from Philadelphia? (some cheers) quite a ride for a show (chuckles)…. (starts singing:) she´s the one in the red blue jeans, she´s the queen of all the teens….
(….) Wait a minute (the band stops playing, then starts playing again)…to the left of the stage, on the piano, a man with all the degrees and all the keys, Professor Roy Bittan….play it, Professor, please (Roy plays) on the guitar Miami Steve Van Zandt….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) in the back, all the way from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Miami Horns….last but not least….are you ready for the king of the world?….are you ready for the master of the motherfucking universe?….are you ready for Mr.Hollywood?….are you ready for the president of (?) his majesty, on the saxophone, the Big Man, Clarence Clemons ….´´

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