Story 1981-03-02 Hampton, VA

02.03.81 Hampton, VA, intro to ´Independence Day´
´´I grew up in this house where…..people never talked to each other….it seemed like you could say anything to each other except….except what was really on your mind, what you were feeling in your heart when you were growing up….and….I remember my old man would always be playing the hard guy….I guess ´cause he felt that that´s what, that´s what men were supposed to be like, that´s what men were supposed to do….and the worst part about it was when I was young, I thought that he was right…..and….(people start clapping hands) no, you can´t clap along to this one…..I lived….it took, it took me and my father 30 years to be able to….tell each other that we loved each other….so if you got folks at home, don´t wait that long….”

02.03.81 Hampton, VA, intro to ´This Land Is Your Land´
´´Thanks….when….when times get, get tough, as they are now and as they´re gonna be, uh…. you know, there´s always a….resurgence of, of certain groups spreading, spreading their prejudice and their hatred in the name of patriotism or nationalism….this song, this song was written a long time ago but it was written, it was written to fight those kinds of people and against that kind of stuff….all it….all it really says is that this, that the country that we live in belongs to each and every one of us and….and we gotta…..and you gotta fight every day to, to make it that way….”

02.03.81 Hampton, VA, intro to ´Wreck on the Highway´
´´Sometimes….something happens in your life that makes you….makes you stop and take a look at everything….the things that you´ve got…..”

02.03.81 Hampton, VA, middle of ´Rosalita´
´´….and last but not least….I´m talking about the king of the world now, baby….I´m talking about the master of the universe….I´m talking about the Emperor of all things….Governor of the state of your mind….I don´t care who you bring down here, daddy, Rainbow (?) Haystack Calhoun, hey, none of them can stand to the power and the beauty of the Big Man, Clarence Clemons….”

02.03.81 Hampton, VA, intro to ´Jungleland´
´´I´d like to….I wanna thank everybody for coming down to the show tonight, thank you so much….I´d like to thank you folks from Richmond…..where we played a long time ago…. this is for, uh…..the guy that bought Clarence his first saxophone is here tonight….so, this is for Mr.Clemons….”

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