Story 1981-04-21 Barcelona, Spain

21.04.81 Barcelona, Spain, intro to ´´Independence Day´´
´´This is, this is called ´Independence Day´….thank you, thank you….I need a little, a little quiet on this, please, thank you….[the music starts]….I grew up in this small town, was only about 10,000 people and….as I got older, I watched, I watched the people around me and it seemed like nobody was going nowhere or knew what they wanted to do or knew what their lives were gonna be about….and….I started to look back and I saw that, that my father…. worked in a plastics´ factory….and that my grandfather worked in a rugmill in town….and that….things wouldn´t be any different for me unless I did something about it….so….I tried to find out, to learn things about myself and about where I came from, about what my people were like and….in school, it seems like they never, they never teach you the things that you need to know….and lately I was reading a book, I went back to learn and I read a book called ´The History of the United States´ and….and in it you learn, to learn where I was coming from and how I was not gonna end up a victim like I feel my father did and like his grandfather….and it´s easy to do so if you can, when you´re young, find out about yourselves …find out about where you come from and what you can do about where you´re gonna go…´´

21.04.81 Barcelona, Spain, intro to ´´Who´ll Stop The Rain?´
´´This is a song by John Fogerty, it was recorded by Creedence Clearwater, it´s called ´Who´ll Stop The Rain?´….

21.04.81 Barcelona, Spain, intro to ´´This Land Is Your Land´´
´´This…this is a song, it was written by Woody Guthrie….it was written in the States, I guess in the ´30s or the ´40s and it was a song, it´s a song about, about, uh, about living free….and it´s a fighting song ´cause the song, the title of the song is ´This Land Is Your Land´ and….. and what it means is the land that you live in should belong to each, to each and every one of youse and that….it doesn´t belong to any special group, whether they´re rich or whether they´re poor….and….it´s a song, it mentions, the places it mentions are in the United States but it´s a song for all the people from all over the world….´´

21.04.81 Barcelona, Spain, middle of ´´Rosalita´´
´´To the far left of the stage….on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….play it, Roy (Roy plays) ….on the guitar, Miami Steve Van Zandt….on the bass, Garry W. Tallent….on the drums, Mighty Max Weinberg….on the organ, from Flemington, New Jersey….we got some folks from Flemington here tonight?….(?) they got a bus from Flemington, right?….on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici….and last but-uh-uh not least….how can I say it? let me think of the words….let me say he´s the king of the world…..the master of disaster….the emperor of all things….he´s faster than a speeding bullet….more powerful than a roaring locomotive….able to leap tall women, I mean tall buildings in a single bound….is it a bird?….is it a plane?….is it the Big Man, Clarence Clemons?….´´

21.04.81 Barcelona, Spain, intro to ´´Rockin´ All Over The World´´
´´I would like to thank, thank everyone for coming to the show tonight, thank you very much ….and I´d like, this is our first time in Spain….and I´d like to thank you all for giving us such a wonderful reception, thank you… we´re gonna rock (chuckles)….this is a song by John Fogerty….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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