Story 1988-06-29 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29.06.88 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ‘All That Heaven Will Allow’
‘‘Yeah, we got some nice weather tonight….good, makes me wanna stay out late, you know….”

29.06.88 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ‘The River’
(The Netherlands won the European Championship in Soccer and the crowd breaks out in cheers in between songs and also before ‘The River’) ‘‘So you won the big championship, huh ? (cheers)….whipped everybody’s ass, huh ? (cheers)…alright…”

29.06.88 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ‘You Can Look’
‘‘Oh, I remember when I was a little baby….in my little diapers….crawling across the livingroom floor….going after the television set….and I remember my mama said….‘Now, Son, don’t you touch that thing….well, Son, don’t you touch that thing …oh, you can look at it now….but don’t you touch that thing’….then I remember when I was a little boy, I was about ten years old…had a little crew-cut, went downtown to the department store….went up to the toy counter….saw something that I liked….I reached out….I got closer…..and I got closer…..and then I heard the saleslady say ‘Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing….oh, oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing….yeah, you can look at it, boy, but you can’t touch that thing’…and then I had me my first girlfriend….oh, you know what that’s like, don’t you ?….you get all sticky and romantic and stuff…..took her out in my car….took her to a nice dark spot ….had a couple of cans of beer…..and the moon set over the trees….and I moved in a little closer….I put my arm around her shoulder….then I put my arm on her knee…. then I moved it up a little bit up her thigh…..and then I moved it up a little higher…. and then I went up a little bit higher….and I was just about in heaven….and she said ‘Son, don’t you touch that thing….oh, oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing….yeah, you can look but you can´t touch that thing’…she said ‘Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing….oh, oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing….yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing….”

29.06.88 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ‘I´m a Coward’
‘‘Is there anybody alive out in the audience tonight ?…I wanna know is there anybody really alive out there tonight ?….that´s good because I want to see….I’ve got a question I want to ask…..and what I want to know is are there any rough, tough, badass Rotterdam men out there in the audience tonight ?….oh yeah…..well, I’ve seen men….that thought they were so strong that they could swim a river, that they could climb a mountain, that they could wrestle with the beasts of the jungle….but there was one thing that they was afraid of….and do you want to know what that one thing was ?….do you want to know what that one thing that they was afraid of was ? ….well, I’m talking about L-U-V, I’m talking about love, they were afraid of love, when they got next to love, they ran home to their mommies like little schoolboys… now, are there any brave, courageous, heroic Rotterdam women in the audience tonight ?….are there any sweet, sexy, rough, tough Rotterdam girls out there tonight? ….let me hear you, girls, come on now….oh, let me hear the girls tonight, come on ….because I’m talking to you too….I’ve known women that when they got next to love, that´s right, I’m talking to you, darling, when they got next to love, they ran back home to their mommies….now, I’m down here tonight not just pointing my finger….I’m down here tonight because I´ve got a confession I’ve got to make….and what I want to say is I have sinned !…that´s right !….now I’m a brave man….if I don’t say so myself….but I’ve got to confess to you that….I’m a coward when it comes to love….”

29.06.88 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ‘Have Love Will Travel’
‘‘I feel something coming on….I can feel something coming on…..I can feel something coming on….just give me a little ‘Have Love’ (?) hit that snare (?)….I wanna say I’m glad to be here tonight, ladies and gentlemen….because I’ve come thousands and thousands of miles because I´m a man with a mission, I have a purpose in mind and what I wanna know is is there anybody out there tonight that needs a little love, is there anybody out there tonight that needs a little affection, is there anybody out there tonight that needs a little personal attention, a little respect ?…. because that´s what I’m here for …..(?) I’ve come thousands of miles to your lovely city and my motto is ‘Have Love Will Travel’….”

29.06.88 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ‘Sweet Soul Music’
‘‘I ain´t even gonna ask you, I’m just gonna do it….”

29.06.88 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ‘Twist and Shout’
‘‘It´s getting too late now, we can’t do no more now….don´t you, like, wanna go home and catch your re-runs on TV or something ?….or get some fried chicken or something like that ?….don’t you gotta, like, get up and go to work or, like (?)…. gimme that guitar !….”

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