Story 1981-08-17 Morrison, CO

17.08.81 Morrison, CO, intro to “Independence Day”
“I remember I used to sit…it was always around 11.30 at night, I used to sit down with my old man…and…he used to always ask me the same question, he used to say “Bruce, what do you think you’re doing?” (chuckles)(crowd cheers) and…he was always sure…I was only about sixteen or seventeen but he was, he was sure that I’d already, I’d wasted my life already and I was on my way downhill (chuckles)…but, uh, ‘cause he always wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor or something – that’s what everybody’s parents want them to be (chuckles) but he couldn’t understand that, that all I wanted to do was I wanted to spend my life doing something that, that I liked (crowd cheers) and as simple as an idea that is, it was something that he never got to do or that his old man never got to do and it’s something that I guess most people don’t get to do today…but…I remember when I quit school…even after I had two albums out, he used to still tell me I still had a chance to go back to school (chuckles)(laughs from the crowd) “You can still go back,” he’d say (chuckles) “It’s not too late”…you know…in the end I guess you gotta do…you gotta follow what’s in your heart (?)(crowd cheers)…”

17.08.81 Morrison, CO, intro to “For You”
“Greetings from Asbury Park (crowd cheers)…”

17.08.81 Morrison, CO, middle of “Rosalita”
“Alright out there (crowd cheers)…I got the moves now (crowd cheers) ladies and gentlemen…it is my pleasure tonight…to introduce to you…the gentlemen on our stage…I’d like to begin with the fellow over here on the far left…now…you guys who were here last night know that I wrote a poem for Clarence…that I recited… but I don’t like to repeat myself so tonight I’d like to debut a little something I wrote during the intermission…called “Poem for Roy” (crowd cheers) thank you…”R” is for “Roy” ‘cause that’s his name (crowd cheers) “O” is for “pianO” ‘cause that’s his game (crowd cheers) “Y” – because he likes it (crowd cheers) on the piano, the Professor, ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for him, Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) and now on the guitar we got a young man from Asbury Park, New Jersey, 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,” “Daddy’s come home,” the great Miami Steve Van Zandt (crowd cheers) on the bass guitar we got Mr. Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) on the drums we got the king of the big beat all the way from South Orange, New Jersey, the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) on the organ, all the way from Flemington, New Jersey, we got the man, the king of the organ, I’m talking about Phantom Dan Federici (?)(crowd cheers) and last but not least (crowd cheers) I don’t blame you for being excited (crowd cheers) because I wanna hear a C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E, what’s that spell? (crowd: “Clarence”) what’s that spell? (crowd: “Clarence”) what’s that spell? (crowd: “Clarence”) Spotlight on the Big Man…”

17.08.81 Morrison, CO, intro to “Jungleland”
“Thanks (crowd cheers) oh, thanks (crowd cheers) I wanna…I wanna thank everybody for coming to the shows that we did here, thank you (crowd cheers) this is a great place (?) this is for you guys…”

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