Story 1981-07-30 Cleveland, OH
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30.07.81 Cleveland, OH, intro to ‘Independence Day’:
”When I was…..around 16….my old man…..used to lock up the frontdoor so that me and my sister used to have to come in ‘round the back…….and he’d always be sitting at the kitchen table…..and it was always late at night that we’d start…..talking…..we’d end up arguing all the time (?)…..things that meant a lot to me didn’t mean a lot to him….now I know for a long time I was always angry because I always…..I always used to feel that….he always cut me short…..and later on as I, as I got a little older, I started……to think about…..how he sat at that kitchen table for, uh…..all the years that I was ….growing up in that house…..by himself (?)…..and I never once…..asked him what he was thinking about….it seems when I was…..in those days, I used to think that….I guess (?) my folks because they were my folks they didn’t have (?) the same…. the same dreams or things that (?)……”

30.07.81 Cleveland, OH, middle of ‘Rosalita’:
”Ladies and gentlemen…..we have with us tonight….on our stage…..behind the piano… a man who came here tonight….all the way from Long Island…..that´s a long drive…. the only member of the band with a high school diploma…..so let’s hear it for higher education and…..Professor Roy Bittan (cheers)…..and then we got a guy…..in a red shirt….he’s a poet of the soul, master of rock and roll…..all the way from Asbury Park, New Jersey, a man who 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’….. ‘Daddy’s come home’ …..’Trapped again’, I’m talking about the great Miami Steve Van Zandt (cheers)…..and a (?) spokesman also…..and now on the bass guitar, a man all the way from Neptune, New Jersey …..I’m talking about the great Garry W.Tallent on the bass, let’s hear it (cheers) …..(?) the bass player…..now we got a (?) back there on the drums…..all the way from South Orange, (?) the big beat, I’m talking about the Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums (cheers)….on the organ……from Flemington, New Jersey, the most mysterious member of the band, the only member with a red hair, I’m talking about Phantom Dan Federici on the organ (cheers)…..and now last….but not least (cheers)…..I don’t blame you for being excited….the guy I’m gonna introduce now is a great humanitarian, a great veterinarian, a great vegetarian, I’m talking about a close personal friend of mine, everybody knows him as the king of the world….. the master of the universe…..the emperor of all things…..the prince of the city…..the duke of Paducah……I’m talking about, I’m talking about…..give me 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…..”

30.07.81 Cleveland, OH, intro to ‘Born to Run’:
”This is for Joey and Jimmy…..and the Cleveland boys….”

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