Story 1992-06-20 Milan, Italy
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20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´Local Hero´
´´Now, wait a minute….this is a true story….´bout a little bitty babyboy….from way down deep in the Jersey pines….”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’
´´Here´s a song I…wrote a long time ago, I guess when I was…..I was going through a tough time in the late…late 70’s….it´s kind of a song about….stripping everything away from yourself…..so that you can find yourself again…and find something new ….and meaningful in yourself….little bit of a test of heart….”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´If I Should Fall Behind´
´´I think if you, if you follow the man in the ´Darkness on the Edge of Town´ for….another ….10, 15 years….you would, uh….you´d find the man in this song….”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´57 Channels´
´´There´s some very violent times in America right now….a month ago I got to….to see the city of Los Angeles burning….people in inner cities been abandoned….and all you hear from the politicians is the same old thing….”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´My Hometown´
´´Uh….I´ve been away for a long time, uh…..let me see (?) una bella bambina….un bello bambino…..si, si….as, uh….as you get older, you….and once you have the children, you worry about what you´re gonna leave behind for children and your children´s children and for all my younger brothers and sisters (chuckles)….and uh….this is a song I wrote ten years ago, before I had any babies….and uh….in it, I guess, I envisioned myself as a father someday and ….this is uh…..this is about the legacy that we leave our children, very frightening in America right now, all over the world, but….this is uh….from my heart to your heart, from my children to your children….”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´Leap of Faith´
´´I have a question (chuckles)….(speaks Italian)….have you ever lost your faith in love ? (crowd: ´No´)(?) you mean you´ve never lost your faith in love ? (crowd: ´No´) let me speak to the older members of the audience (chuckles) have you ever lost your faith in love ? (crowd: ´No´) that´s the Italians, you see (chuckles)….Italians never lose their faith in love…”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´I Wish I Were Blind´ (following ´Brilliant Disguise´)
´´(crowd yells for Patti)(chuckles) I agree…..”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´Real Man´
´´Do we have any real men in the audience tonight ? (cheers) what about, uh, what about real women ? (cheers) that´s, that´s nice, let me hear the real women in the audience (cheers) alright, count it off, Zak, let´s hear it….I´m talking to you….”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´(people yell for ´Thunder Road´) You wanna hear some of that old shit, huh ?….I wrote this when I was a little boy (chuckles)….uh….I need a little more guitar, please….this is, uh…..for my old Italian fans….this song is a….it´s like a dream, I guess, a dream I had a long time ago ….and uh….”

20.06.92 Milan, Italy, middle of ´Glory Days´
´´(?) is the band ready ?…is the band ready ? (chuckles)….are the singers ready ?….are the people ready ? (cheers) alright then just, just, whatever I do, don´t worry about it, just do what I do, alright ? (cheers)….”

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