Story 1988-09-17 Montreal, QC

17.09.88 Montreal, Canada, intro to ´My Hometown´
´´How are you tonight ? (cheers)….that´s good… a child…..when I was young, rock and roll gave me a sense of so many things….gave me a sense of, uh….in those early rock and roll records I heard a sense of life, a sense of fun and good times….a sense of sex….a sense of human possibility….but most of all, I heard a sense of freedom…..I think that the best….the best music, the best rock and roll music has always presented a tremendous sense of freedom…..I think that….as you get older, one of the challenges of adulthood is how to hold on to your idealism after you´ve lost your innocence… you hold on to that sense of freedom….when you begin to understand life´s limits….with Amnesty International, you can hold on to your idealism and you can put your ideals in service in a world in which they are so badly needed… can the world a little less oppressive and a little less hateful…..and you can let that voice of freedom….ring stronger….around the world….from my hometown all the way to your hometown…..”

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