Story 1988-06-16 Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy

Intro to “The River”
“This is for Paolo…”

Intro to “All That Heaven Will Allow”
“We’ve been enjoying Rome very much (crowd cheers) bellissimo (crowd cheers) when it’s spring home, I like to take a walk and see if any of my old friends are still around…Hey!…Hey!…come stai, Clarence?…qui cosa hai combinato?…yeah…Clarence si esposato…what’ve we got, what’ve got?…oh…oh…il foto del bambino de Clarence (crowd cheers)hmm, let me see (chuckles) del bambino ha uno piccolo sassophono…(chuckles)…(?)…bene, bene, andiamo, come on (crowd cheers) sing it, boys…”

Intro to “Spare Parts”
“Questa canzone parla di una donna chi cherche medicare il passato …e di provare cuel costa di bello adesso…”

Second verse to “Tougher Than the Rest”
“Well, ‘round here, Baby, there ain’t no Romeos left…so if you’re rough enough for love, Honey, I’m tougher than the rest…”

Intro to “I’m a Coward”
“Are you alive out there? (crowd cheers) sienti vivi? (crowd cheers) Can you feel the spirit…el spirito de la musica? (crowd cheers) bene!…alright…that’s good…because what I want to know is…do we have any brave, courageous, Italian men in the audience tonight?… any macho men out there? (crowd cheers) do we have any heroic, sweet, sexy, Italian women out there tonight? (crowd cheers) any bella donna out there tonight? let me hear you, girls (crowd cheers) that’s good…because I’m a brave man…but I have a confession that I have to make…I’m very brave…but I’m a coward when it comes to amore! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Backstreets”
“This is a song of my youth (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “Dancing in the Dark”
“Sometimes I feel…I get feeling so lonely…oh, and I just wanna cry, cry, cry now…that’s when I need a little partner to dance my blues away…come on, Sugar…come on, Baby…”

**##030390|First verse of “Light of Day”
“I’ve been out of the woods for six days and nights now…I’m a little hot-wired but I’m feeling alright…I’ve been a little beat up and laid down on the rack…But I got a few months on the road and my strength coming back…”

Second verse of “Light of Day”
“Been driving five hundred miles and I’m rolling on tonight…”

Middle of “Light of Day”
“On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) on the guitar, Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) on the guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) on the bass, Mr. Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici (crowd cheers) in the back, the Horns of Love (crowd cheers) and last but not least…the handsomest man…Italy has ever seen…that great Italian, Clarence ‘Big Man’ Clemons (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Born to Run”
“Thank you, grazie (crowd cheers) oh…I wrote this song…fifteen years ago…and as I’ve grown up, it’s grown up with me…so I’d like to do this for you wishing that you all may find the home and the love that you are searching for (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
“Questo viene dal mio cuore al tua cuore (crowd cheers) grazie, Italia (chuckles) (crowd cheers)…”

At the end of “Tenth Avenue…”
“Stanco? (crowd: “No!) si, stanco! (crowd: “No!”) stanco! (crowd: “No!”) oh yeah!…(?) pronti? (crowd cheers) then I got a question that I wanna ask you…”

At the end of “Sweet Soul Music”
“Stanco? (crowd: “No!”) Stanco? (crowd: “No!”) Stanco? (crowd: “No!”) then come and raise your hand a little bit!…”

Middle of “Raise Your Hand”
“Is there something that you want out there? (crowd cheers) Is there something that you need? (crowd cheers) Is there something in your heart that you’ve got to have? (crowd cheers) then show a little guts and raise your hand…”

Intro to “Twist and Shout”
“Alright, one more for Italia (crowd cheers) ah, you asked for it, baby!…”

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