Story 1978-06-29 San Jose, CA

29.06.78 San Jose, CA, intro to ´´Darkness On The Edge Of Town´´
´´I tell you this is an insane place this place, what are you guys gonna do if you gotta go to bathroom or something?….(?)….you make a lot of noise (?)….(?)….(?) my mother and father, they live about a half-hour up the road, you know, and….I only, I only came down here once and it was funny because I was telling the guys on my way down here: ´Man, San Jose, I was down there about eight years ago, that´s a mean town´….(?) I remember I pulled into this gas-station around here, I was looking for, I was playing with this band up here in a garage with this bunch of young kids ´cause I was out here on my own, I didn´t have a band or nothing at the time so I was trying to keep practising, look for a job and so I went down and rehearsed with these guys who were like 13 years old and I had a good time, you know (chuckles) I remember I pulled into this gas-station in town, ´What do you want?´ ´I want some gas, you know´….´Get it yourself´ (chuckles)(?)….this is a new song, it´s called ´Darkness On The Edge Of Town´….´´

29.06.78 San Jose, CA, intro to ´´For You´´
´´(?)….everybody thought I was working for a year, I was out sunning….that´s how I got such a good tan, you see….and my mother, I go (?) she says ´You have a good tan´ (?)….(?) she always lures me home (?) ´We got strawberries´….she always gets me (?) this is a song, this is a song that was covered by a fellow out here on Berserkley Records called Greg Kihn…. it´s funny, I was in, I was in New York and this guy came up to me….he looked pretty berserk and he told me that Greg Kihn covered it so I liked it so much I stole the end and this is, uh, greetings from Asbury Park…..´´

29.06.78 San Jose, CA, intro to ´´The Promised Land´´
´´(?)….we´re gonna get to all those songs, we´re gonna do all of ´em…, this is, uh, this is something from the new album, it´s called ´Promised Land´….´´

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