Story 1981-01-29 Ames, IA

29.01.81 Ames, Iowa, intro to ´´Independence Day´´
´´I remember when I was growing up….I could never figure my old man out, you know, I could never….understand why he seemed so, so angry all the time….and why it seemed that the things we wanted to say to each other, we could never say to each other….I remember he used to sit in the kitchen every night waiting for me to come in….and the only time he could ever talk to me when I was real young was after he´d been sitting there a long time, having too much to drink….and I remember when I got older, I was counting the days before I could get out of that house and….when I finally, when I finally left, I felt like I was….I was never gonna come back, I was never gonna go back to that town, I was never gonna see those faces again, I was gonna forget that I had those friends and forget that I had parents….and for a long time I felt that way….and for ten years my folks moved and they lived, they lived 3,000 miles away from me….and when I finally went out and got back together with ´em….I realised that if I….if I could not, I couldn´t deal with them, I couldn´t deal with my, my Pop, I was never gonna be able to deal with myself….and you always gotta leave home, but it seems that you always gotta go back….´´

29.01.81 Ames, Iowa, intro to ´´Wreck on the Highway´´
´´Sometimes something happens that….makes you stand back and take stock….of what you have….´´

29.01.81 Ames, Iowa, middle of ´´Rosalita´´
´´Alright….well, alright….we got with us tonight a galaxy of stars coming to you from across the United States, especially New Jersey….beginning at the far left, on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….and on the guitar, the magnificent, the inimitable, the inevitable, Miami Steve Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, coming to you from South Orange, New Jersey, the Mighty one, Mighty Max Weinberg….ooh, how sweet it is…. on the organ (?) Phantom Dan Federici….and last but not least…..words fail me….do I have to say his name?…do I have to say those words?….do I have to say his name ?….let me just say king of the world…. master of the universe….emperor of all things, great or small….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 Clemons on the saxophone ….´´

29.01.81 Ames, Iowa, intro to ´´Born to Run´´
´´I wanna thank everybody for coming down to the show tonight, thank you….nice to be in Iowa…..´´

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