Story 1981-02-12 Mobile, AL

12.02.81 Mobile, AL, intro to “Independence Day”
"Thank you…this is a song I wrote for my father…when you grow up there's always that that part of your life where you want to forget that a…that you got parents, that you got a home. I remember when I was 18 and i finally, finally moved out of my house. I was sure I was never gonna go back…i was sure I was never gonna miss my folks again…and for a long time I didn't, but I got to a point where I realized if I was…if I wasn't gonna be able to deal with, deal with my old man then I was not gonna be able to deal with myself. It's your family they never go away. "

12.02.81 Mobile, AL, intro to “Sandy”
“This is…this is from “The Wild and the Innocent…and the E Street Shuffle” (crowd cheers)…anybody from New Jersey out there? (some cheers) you took the bus down to the show, right? (some cheers)…alright, this is for all the New Jersey folks…”

12.02.81 Mobile, AL, intro to “For You” (following “Sandy”)
“Dan Federici on the accordion…three-time winner of the Ted Mack Amateur Hour…(someone yells: “Rosalita!”) no, not yet, that comes later (chuckles) this is, uh…this is something from the “Greetings from Asbury Park”-album (crowd cheers)…”

12.02.81 Mobile, AL, middle of “Rosalita”
“We have with us tonight…at the far left of the stage…on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) play it, Roy (Roy plays) on the guitar, Miami Steve Van Zandt (crowd cheers) he´s got the moves…on the bass, Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici (crowd cheers) do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) let me just say…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? (crowd: “No!”) is it a plane? (crowd: “No!”) then what the hell is it?…Clarence Clemons on the saxophone, “Big Man”…”

12.02.81 Mobile, AL, intro to “Born to Run”
“I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much (crowd cheers)…(?)…”

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