Story 1985-06-25 St. Etienne, France
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25.06.85 St.Etienne, France, intro to ´´The River´´
´´Merci….I grew up in a small town….and nobody ever went anywhere….it´s like people were afraid that….if you went to the edge of town, you disappeared or something (chuckles) so they would stay and disappear in town….but, uh…..anyway, this is for my man down there (chuckles)….´´

25.06.85 St.Etienne, France, intro to ´´Glory Days´´
´´(after the singalong) That´s good, tres bien, tres bien, alright….alright….man….this is a song about getting old….like, you know, when your back hurts, getting old and….I´m 35….that´s old, man….yeah, Big Man, he´s, uh, he´s 40, 40, 40, 40, he´s older than me!….but somehow he always maintains that youthful beauty….he´s handsome, he looks good….damn! you do! (chuckles)…alright, well, here we go….just loosening up here (chuckles)….´´

25.06.85 St.Etienne, France, intro to ´´My Hometown´´
´´Thank you, merci….this next song, uh….de ma ville natale a votre ville natale….from my hometown to your hometown….´´

25.06.85 St.Etienne, France, start of ´´Thunder Road´´
´´(after a faint singalong) Oh, that´s close! (chuckles)….´´

25.06.85 St.Etienne, France, intro to ´´I´m on Fire´´
´´I remember when I was growing up….I remember it always seeming like my old man was always mad at me….for nothing….(?)….after he´d been sitting in that kitchen for a while, drinking….I´d come in and sit down and he´d talk about everything that he wasn´t ever gonna have….till he´d get me thinking like that too….and I can remember laying in bed feeling like ….like if something didn´t happen….if something didn´t….feeling like someday I was just gonna….feeling like someday….if something didn´t happen, I was just gonna….I was just gonna….I was just gonna….´´

25.06.85 St.Etienne, France, middle of ´´Rosalita´´
´´Alright….ladies and gentlemen….it´s my pleasure….to introduce to you….the members of the E Street Band….on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….on the vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa…. on the drums, the M-M-M-M-Mighty Max Weinberg….on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici ….on the bass guitar, Mr. Garry W.Tallent….and on the guitar, the sweetest man in rock and roll, Mr.Nils Lofgren….and last but not least….he´s known as the king of the world….the master of the universe….the handsomest man in France….in this corner, weighing in at 365 pounds, he´s never been defeated, the champion of the world, gimme a C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E, what’s that spell?….what’s that spell?….what’s that spell?…Clarence ‘Big Man’ Clemons on the saxophone….´´

25.06.85 St.Etienne, France, intro to ´´No Surrender´´
´´Merci, thank you, thank you….oh, I would like to take a moment and thank everyone for coming to the show tonight in St.Etienne, thank you very much….and I know some, some of you have traveled a long ways….some from Spain….I´d like to thank you all very much for coming….someone requested this song yesterday….´´

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