Story 1981-05-26 Brighton, England

26.05.81 Brighton, England, intro to ´´Independence Day´´
´´This is, uh, this is called ´Independence Day´ (crowd cheers) thank you, I need, I need a little quiet for this song, please, thank you…..(music starts)….I grew up in this small town, was about 10,000 people and….as I got older, I, I was watching my friends….watching my old man….and I looked back and it didn´t seem that there was anyplace….anyplace to go or anyplace, any way to get out of there… I watched my Pop….and he, he´d worked in a plastics´ factory and I watched, looked back at his father and he worked in a rug-mill….and I tried to think what was the one thing that was, that we had in common….and that thing was that, was that we didn´t know enough about ourselves….we didn´t know….where we came from or how we ended up….how we ended up where we were….and in school it seemed like they were never able to teach you that stuff, they didn´t know how to get it, get it through to your heart….and a little while later I started reading this book, it was called ´History of the United States´….and….and in it I found out a little bit about the forces and things that shaped me and my father´s life and his father´s life and how ended up where we were and how without even knowing it you end up, you end up a victim, a victim of something that you don´t even know what it is….so….´´

26.05.81 Brighton, England, intro to ´´Johnny Bye Bye´´
´´(?)….in 1977 I tried to, to (someone yells) no, I´m gonna do that later, maybe (chuckles) I don´t know (chuckles) but….in 1977 I tried to (someone yells again) I need a little silence here for a second, I tried to get to see Elvis by going to his house at three in the morning and jumping over the wall….but I didn´t get to see him and it wasn´t long after that that, that he, that he died and it´s, it was hard to understand (says off-mike: ´I need that, that echo off now, ok?´) yeah, it was hard to understand how somebody that, that, that had so much and won, seemed to win so big could in the end lose so bad….so….this is, uh….Pete, this is for you….´´

26.05.81 Brighton, England, middle of ´´Rosalita´´
´´And now….it´s the most important part of the show….are you ready for the band introductions? (crowd cheers)….alright, always popular, beginning to the far left of the stage, the guy over there at the piano, that´s Professor Roy Bittan….(?) go ahead, Roy (Roy plays) and that´s only the first time….we got on the guitar….Mr. Miami Steve Van Zandt….on the bass, Mr. Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg….over there on the organ, guy over there on this side, that´s Phantom Dan Federici….now of course….last but not least….I don´t have to tell you who I´m talking ´bout now….I know you know who I´ll introduce next….let me see, around home, this buddy, we like to call him king of the world ….master of the universe….emperor of all things….the man´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? (crowd: ´No´) is it a plane? (crowd: ´No´) what the hell is it?…. Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….´´

26.05.81 Brighton, England, intro to ´´Rockin´ All Over The World´´
´´I wanna thank everybody for coming down to the show tonight….thanks for being so quiet on the slow songs, thank you very much….I wanna, I wanna apologise for us having to cancel out on you the first time around….we´re gonna get you now….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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