Story 1986-01-19 Asbury Park, NJ

19.01.86 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´My Hometown´
´´Before, uh, before we play a little bit, I´d like to, uh, say a few things….about why we´re down here tonight….uh, mainly I´d like to say that I think that the marriage between a community and a company is a special thing….that´s, it involves a special trust….and even 400 jobs is a lot of work lost in a small town….and uh, what do you do when after 10 years or 20 years, you wake up in the morning and you see your livelihood sailing away from you leaving you standing on the beach ?…what happens when the jobs go away and the people remain ?…and uh….I guess I´d like to say what goes unmeasured….is the price that (?), that unemployment inflicts on people´s families, on their marriages, on the single mothers out there trying to raise their kids on their own….now, the 3M company, it´s their money and it´s their plant but it´s the 3M workers´ jobs….and I´m here tonight to just say that I think that after 25 years of service from a community that there´s a debt owed to the 3M workers and to my hometown….”

19.01.86 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Stand on It´
´´I´m losing my voice already…that´s (?) 4 months off…”

19.01.86 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Ramrod´
´´I gotta do something I can shout….that´s all I can do right….”

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