Story 1988-07-17 Munich, Germany
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17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “All That Heaven Will Allow”
“Nice weather (crowd cheers)…mmmm (?)…sing a little bit, Ritchie…(the horn section starts harmonizing)…here she comes walking…here she comes walking…let me hear you now (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) that’s right…let’s get it again now (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) yes, she’s looking so fine now (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) here she comes walking down the line (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) I can see her walking through the rain (crowd cheers)(crowd: “Here she comes walking”) she’s got a little polka-dot umbrella…oh, here she comes (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) well, should I listen to my heart now? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) or should I listen to my head? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) well, should I listen to my heart? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) or should I listen to my head? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) I don’t know…well, should I listen to my heart, should I? (crowd cheers) or should I listen to my head? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) well, should I listen to my heart now, should I? (crowd cheers) I don’t know, I don’t know - should I listen to my heart? yeah?…yeah? (?) let’s try…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “Spare Parts”
“This is a song about…a woman…trying to understand the value of her own…individual existence…trying to put away her past…and find something new and beautiful in her life now…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “Paradise by the C”
“Ladies and gentlemen, the biggest man you’ve ever seen (crowd cheers)…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “You Can Look”
”First thing I remember when I was a little bitty baby…was my mama telling me that in this world…there are things you can look at…but that you cannot touch…I always remember my mama saying…”Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing…oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing…yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing”…went down to the department store , I was ten years old, went into the toy department…headed for one of them little toy soldiers…saleslady came up to me and…whispered “Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing…oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing…yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing”…then I was seventeen, I went out with my first girlfriend (crowd cheers) I was a late starter…took her to a little, nice place to park…whispered sweet things in her ear…turned the radio down low…put my hand on her knee…kissed her on the cheek a little bit…put my hand on her thigh…and nuzzled and breathed into her ear a little bit…and then just as I was about to…I heard her say “Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing…oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing…yeah you can look but you can’t touch that thing”…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “I’m a Coward”
“Is there anybody alive out there tonight? (crowd cheers) is there anybody with the living, breathing spirit in their souls out there tonight? (crowd cheers) that’s good…that’s good…because I want to know are there any rough, tough German men out there tonight? (crowd cheers) do we have any rough, tough Italians out here tonight? – you suckers are too down here…because I’ve known men that would swim rivers, climb mountains, wrestle with the beasts of the jungle…but there was a one thing that they were afraid of…do you want to know what that one thing was? (crowd cheers) I’m gonna tell you…that one thing was L-U-V, I’m talking about love, love…was the one thing they was afraid of…do we have any brave, heroic German women out there tonight? (crowd cheers) do we have any sweet, sexy girls from Munich out there tonight? (crowd cheers) I wanna hear you, girls (crowd cheers) because I’m talking to you too…I’ve known women that when they got next to love, they ran home to their mommies and to their loneliness and to their isolation…now, I’m down here tonight because I’ve got a confession that I want to make…I wanna tell you…that I’m a brave man…hell yes I am, baby, if I don’t say so myself…but the confession that I’ve got to make…what I’ve got to testify to tonight is and I’m not ashamed, brothers and sisters …but I’m a coward when it comes to love…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, towards the end of “Dancing in the Dark”
“Oh, well, sometimes I feel…I get feeling so very lonely…that’s when I know that I wanna reach out to somebody for a little help …well, now I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby …yeah, I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking for my baby…well, I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby…yeah, I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking for my baby…well, I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby…I said I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking for my baby…well, I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby…yeah, I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking for my baby - come on, Sugar (crowd cheers) …”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, middle of “Light of Day”
“On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren (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) and at the back we have Ed Manion, Ritchie La Bamba, Mark “The Love Man,” Mike, Mario Cruz, the mighty Horns of Love (crowd cheers) and last but not least, we got the incredible, the unbelievable (?) the one, the only, you ain’t seen nothing like him, ladies and gentlemen, the king of the world, the master of the universe, the incredible Clarence “Big Man” Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers)…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “Sweet Soul Music”
“You’re starting to look a little tired to me (crowd: “No”) oh yeah (crowd: “No”) maybe it’s getting a little late for you, huh? (crowd: “No”) right around now I can tell what kind of audience we’ve got – you’re starting to look a little tired to me now (crowd: “No”) I don’t think you can take no more (crowd cheers) I don’t think so (crowd cheers) I don’t think so (crowd cheers) are you sure? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you sure? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you sure? (crowd: “Yeah”) then I got a question I wanna ask you…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “Raise Your Hand”
“I’m not finished yet (crowd cheers) I am not finished yet (crowd cheers) look out (?) I wanna tell you that I (“Sweet Soul Music” comes to an end) I’ve come three thousand miles and there’s a few things I’d like to know – hit me once, boys (the band “hits it”) I’ve travelled all across from New Jersey and here I am tonight ‘cause I want to know are you ready for a little religious liberation? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you ready for a little spiritual affirmation? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you ready for a little sexual consummation? (crowd: “Yeah”) then just raise your hand one time…
(…) Before I go, there’s one last thing that I’ve got to know…is there something that you need out there? (crowd: “Yeah”) is there something that you want? (crowd: “Yeah”) is there something that deep down inside of your heart you’ve just got to have? (crowd: “Yeah”) then show a little guts and raise your hand…
(…) That’s my message…”

17.07.88 Munich, Germany, intro to “Twist and Shout”
“Too late, too late now, you see (crowd cheers) now we begin (crowd cheers)…
(…) Alright, boys, get ready…and girls…check your memories…oh, I can’t sleep tonight if I don’t know the answer to this next question …I said I will not be able to sleep unless I know…unless I know… unless I ask you, uh…uh…well, do you love me? (crowd: “Yeah”)…”

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