Story 1978-09-19 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
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19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Darkness on the Edge of Town´
´´Thank you….this is uh….this is for my friend Dominic who´s at home listening….or, I guess, I wish he was at home listening….and I just wanna let you know that we´re all with you and at one time or another everybody´s got to drive through the darkness on the edge of town….. and I know you´re gonna make it….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Independence Day´
´´(?) it´s not my birthday yet (chuckles)….don´t rush it, don´t rush it, alright ? (chuckles)…. this is uh, this is a song I wrote, uh, it was originally gonna be on the ´Darkness´-album…. and I guess will be on the next one, this is called, uh, ´Independence Day´….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Racing in the Street´
´´This is….for anybody out there driving around listening to this in their car….and this is for Barbara, I hope you get, get well real soon out there, Barbara…..so we can go racing in the street…. ”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´There was this….there was this Robert Mitchum movie…..and it was about these moonshine runners down south….and I never saw the movie, I only saw the poster in the lobby at the theater (chuckles) and I took the title and I wrote this song but I didn´t….I didn´t think that there was ever a place that was like….that was like what I wrote in this song (?) you know, didn´t know if there was or not….and uh….we were out in the desert….over the summertime…..driving, driving to Nevada and we came upon this, this house on the side of the road this indian had built…..had a big picture of Geronimo out front with ´Landlord´, said ´Landlord´ over the top, had a big sign, said ´This is the land of peace, love, justice and no mercy´….and it pointed down this little road, said ´Thunder Road´….this is for Matty….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Meeting Across the River´
´´What is this ?….can I open this right now ?….this better not be embarrassing, this thing….is the present here ?….ooh, socks and underwear (chuckles)….so nice, thank you….it fits too, how´d you know my head was so big, huh ?….I´ll check this out too….oh, ´Your bankaccount is overdrawn´, no (chuckles)….oh, for you…..what´s this, the Declaration of Independence (?)….what a likeness, right ?….it´s from the Islanders, alright….thank you, Vinny, North Long Branch….alright, this is for, uh….(?)….we´re on the radio, people can´t see these things…. Clarence, stop that (chuckles) hold up the ´Applause´-sign one more time, alright (chuckles) (cheers) ok, put it down (crowd quiets down) hold it up (cheers)(crowd quiets down)(cheers) oh, that works great (chuckles)….alright, this is, uh, this is for the New York City folks that treated us so good at the Garden and stuff and this is for Eddie and the guys from the Bronx ….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, middle of ´Backstreets´
´´Baby, I remember you….baby, I remember you….standing on the corner….standing on the corner….of Kingsley Avenue….with your hair all up high….with your hair all up high (?)…. with an eye for every….boy that was passing you by….and I swore that for you I´d drive…. for you, little girl, I´d drive all night long….little girl, I´d drive all night long…..little girl, I´d drive all night long….just to buy you some shoes….and to taste your tender charms….to have you hold me in your arms….for just one kiss…..and a look from your sad eyes….a look from your sad eyes…..you had such lonely sad eyes and all the time they was crying, crying, crying, crying….all the time they was crying, crying, crying, crying….little girl, they was crying….and me, I was so ready to be your fool….I thought somehow that I could stop all your crying, maybe somehow I could stop your crying, maybe somehow I could stop your crying, but I didn´t know….I didn´t know….that baby´d been lying….baby´d been lying…. little girl, you´d been lying….little girl, you´d been lying….little girl, you were ly-ly-ly-ly-lying….your pretty li-li-li-lies, all them little li-li-li-lies…..and now you´re back…..well, baby, I´m back too….and I´ve been out…..and I´ve seen some things….about me, about you, and I found out….we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to STOP !….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Sandy´
´´This is uh….this is for everybody from Sea Bright and Long Branch…..(?)….somehow I´ve lived in every one of those places (chuckles)….this is for Vinny down at the Islander….all the guys from North Beach….Dominic, and this is for everybody who´s still back in Asbury Park ….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, middle of ´Raise Your Hand´
´´What ?….are you talking to me ? (cheers)….well, I´m talking to you…..in Boston, in Providence, in Worchester, in Hartford, in New York, in Philadelphia, in Baltimore, in Washington D.C, in New Jersey….are you talking to me ? (cheers) are you talking to me ? (cheers) if you´re talking to me, you better talk loud….and raise your hand…..”

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