Story 1981-05-14 Manchester, England

14.05.81 Manchester, England, Intro to Independence Day:
"I remember when I was………..I was seventeen…eighteen years old, I couldn't wait to get out, get out of the house. It seemed all I did was fight with my old man…And I was sorta when (?), when I finally split that I was never gonna miss that town I grew up in. Miss the people that were back there. And for a long time, I never did. My folks moved out to California, and I was out of touch with them for…five years. But as I got older, I started to look back and I started to understand the things that made my father so angry when he was so young. So I think that…that hurt him inside. And I finally, I went out to California, and I got a chance to…To sit down and talk with him a little bit. And he was different, he changed a lot. He'd lost a lot of anger he had when he was young. I guess that happens to you after a while..Thing….Because that seemed like the only thing that, when I was young, that kept him from walking around like he was dead. But…it took us 30 years to be able to tell each other that we love each other…"

14.05.81 Manchester, England, After The Promised Land:
"Steve van Zandt on the guitar (cheers)"

14.05.81 Manchester, England, Intro to Wreck On The Highway:
"Well, sometimes…sometimes, your life changes the way of everything. This is uh, This is from "The River," and this is called 'Wreck on the Highway'.

14.05.81 Manchester, England, In The middle of Rosalita:
"“To the far left of the stage…way over there…That's Professor Roy Bittan (cheers)…on the guitar… Miami Steve Van Zandt (cheers) on the bass, Mr. Garry W. Tallent (cheers) on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg (cheers) on the organ…yeah…Phantom Dan Federici (cheers) and now last but not least (crowd cheers) how can I say it? (cheers) words fail me…let me just say…this man,he was born wild…….he’s the king of the world (crowd cheers) master of the universe (crowd cheers) he’s the emperor of all things (cheers) he’s faster than a speeding bullet (crowd cheers) more powerful than a roaring locomotive (cheers) able to leap tall women, I mean tall buildings in a single bound (crowd cheers) is it a bird? (crowd: “No”) is it a plane? (crowd: “No”) what the hell is it? (cheers) Clarence Big Man Clemons on the saxophone…(cheers)"

14.05.81 Manchester, England, Intro to Rockin' All Over the World:
"I'd like to thank, thank everybody for comin' down to the show tonight."

Compiled by : Joe McCaffrey

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