Story 1981-01-24 Ottawa, ON

24.01.81 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´Who´ll Stop the Rain?´´
´´This song is a song that was originally, it was written by John Fogerty and….wherever you are tonight (chuckles)….´´

24.01.81 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´Independence Day´´
´´(someone yells out a request)(chuckles) We don´t do that one no more (chuckles) nah, I´ll do this one for you, what´s your name ?…how are you guys doing way over there ? (cheers) ….(the piano intro starts)….I grew up in this house in this….it was this small town, only about 10,000 people, I guess….and all the time I was growing up….I never knew anybody that went anywhere and did anything….and….in school, I remember when they were trying to…. trying to teach you….I remember in English class, a lot of the books and stuff, they´d try to get you to read into reading things and, and how they could make some of those books that were filled with, with such, uh….(someone: ´´Shit´´) no (?) that´s what I´m trying to say, you know, a lot of that stuff wasn´t shit, man, that was good (chuckles)…I mean some of the, some of the great writers and stuff that, that wrote with a lot of passion and a lot of fire but they, but they made it, but they had a way of making it sound boring, making it sound like (?) ….and I used to wonder that someday….if they could do that to those books….if someday somebody could do it, like, a Drifters´ record, you know, make it sound boring somehow…. because I could never get what I was, what I was needing, I could never find it in those days in school, I couldn´t find it with my friends, I could never find it at home with my folks….and it wasn´t until I turned on the radio and I started to hear some of the stuff that was coming out in those days that, uh….I got a feeling that….that there was a whole lot more to living…. than what I saw my father doing and my mother doing and my friends doing….you know, and ….it was at a time….it was, partly I guess I got scared, you know….watching my old man disappear before my eyes….that I decided that it wasn´t gonna happen to me….and….and you shouldn´t let it happen to you either….but you gotta fight….´´

24.01.81 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´Sandy´´
´´Alright, this is….here´s to our home, Asbury Park….´´

24.01.81 Ottawa, Canada, middle of ´´Rosalita´´
´´To the far left of the stage….on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….on the guitar….Miami Steve Van Zandt….on the bass, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg…on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici….and last but not least….king of the world ….master of the universe ….emperor of all things….faster than a speeding bullet ….more powerful than a locomotive….able to leap tall women, I mean tall buildings in a single bound ….is it a bird ?….is it a plane ?….what the hell is it ?…Clarence Big Man Clemons on the saxophone….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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