Story 1981-07-16 Philadelphia, PA

16.07.81 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Follow That Dream´´
´´Thanks….this is…this is a song of Elvis Presley, this is called ´Follow That Dream´…´´

16.07.81 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Independence Day´´
´´I remember when I was growing up…my old man used to lock the frontdoor so that me and my sister used to have to come in around the side at night and he´d be sitting in the kitchen waiting for us….and….he´d be sitting there too long all night, all the lights´d be out…and he used to always ask you the same question, he wanted to know what I thought I was doing…. he´d say ´Bruce, what do you think you´re doing?´ (chuckles) you know, and I would try to tell him about the things that I wanted to do….and I guess they were so far away from the things that he thought I ought to be doing that we were never able to….to carry on much of a conversation, right (chuckles) I guess ´cause when I was, when I was growing up, I had all these big ideas, all these big dreams of the things I was gonna do and by that time he´d lost, he´d lost all those things or I felt that he´d lost all those things inside of him and all I remember was him sitting every night for 18 years that we lived together, sitting at home every night in the kitchen and it wasn´t till I got older that I realised….that he´d sit there all night long by himself…and I never once asked him, I never once asked him what he was thinking about….and….I guess he was, he was just dreaming too….well….´´

16.07.81 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´This Land Is Your Land´´
´´Seems that….it seems that whenever times get tough, there´s always a….a resurgence of the kinds of, the kinds of people that try to tell, try to tell you that the country that you live in belongs either to a certain religious group or certain color or certain….this is a song that was written a long time ago by a guy named Woody Guthrie and uh….it´s never, it´s, uh, it´s…. this song is a dream, it´s….it´s like a challenge to you to try and make it true, try to make it real and it´s gonna come down, it´s gonna depend on you….´´

**16.07.81 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Johnny Bye Bye´´ (following ´´Fire´´) **
´´Thanks….I remember when I, when I wrote that song, I used to, I used to dream about Elvis singing it….and….I wrote that, it was in the beginning of, was in 1977 when we first worked on ´Darkness´….and it wasn´t, uh, wasn´t too much later that I remember I was sitting home and a friend of mine called me on the phone and told me that Elvis had died…. and I was thinking how he was only 42 and….how he must´ve….now, friends in this world, friends, having good friends around, people that, people that can help you out when you need ´em is an important thing….and I guess he didn´t, couldn´t have had too many of those….but ….this is a song, this is a song that I wrote for, for Elvis….´´

16.07.81 Philadelphia, PA, middle of ´´Rosalita´´
´´Ladies and gentlemen….we have with us tonight….on our stage….beginning….to the far left, your right….on the piano, let´s hear it for Professor Roy Bittan….play it for us, Roy (Roy plays)….next to him, on the guitar….we´ve got a man who´s poet of the soul, master of rock´n´roll, he brought you such great hits as ´I Don´t Wanna Go Home´, ´Sweeter than Honey´, ´This Time It´s for Real, ´Some Things Just Don´t Change´, ´Trapped Again,´ ´Daddy´s Come Home´, I´m talking about the great ´Miami´ Steve Van Zandt….next on the bass guitar, all the way from Neptune, New Jersey, we have Mr.Garry W.Tallent….and way back on the drums now, we´ve got a young man spending his first week in Philadelphia as a married man, that´s right, I´m sorry, girls, read ´em and weep, I wanna tell you, on the drums, The Mighty Max Weinberg….he´s already taken, girls, already taken….and now on the organ, from Flemington, New Jersey, the unpredictable, the unimitable, a great humanitarian, I´m talking about Phantom Dan Federici….and last but not least….I don´t blame you for being excited….because right now I´m gonna introduce to you a man who´s known everywhere around the world, in every country he´s the king of the world, he´s the emperor of the universe, he´s the master of all things, the prince of the city, the Duke of Paducah, I´m talking to you about, 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, he´s lean, mean sex machine, I´m talking about….now gimme a C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E, what´s that spell?…. what´s that spell?….what´s that spell?….Spotlight on the Big Man !….´´

16.07.81 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Jungleland´´
´´Thanks….I´d like to, I´d like to take a second and thank you all for coming down to the show tonight….I´d just like to thank, I´m glad we got a chance to come back and see you this summer and I´d like to, like to thank all you folks from Philly for supporting the band as long (crowd drowns out Bruce´s voice) we appreciate it….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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