Story 1992-08-07 East Rutherford, NJ
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07.08.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘57 Channels’:
”1992…American cities burning again….you reap what you sow….”

07.08.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘My Hometown’:
”Thanks…..gonna do this next song for all the moms and pops out there…..yeah, this is, uh….wrote this song about, I guess ten years ago, I think it was….I read a book that said that nothing you ever do for a child is wasted….you know, like it’ll be some little thing….that you remember 30, 40 years later….you’ll be riding along….in the summer and you smell something that’ll take you back to when you were 10 years old or 8 years old…..and things that you do for your kids are like….they stay like little permanent pieces of art inside their heads….yeah….better make it good (chuckles)….
as good as you can…..but, uh….anyway….I’m big daddy now so, uh (chuckles) (cheers)….but I can still be lean and mean (chuckles) anyway…..here’s for my….for my, for my children and your children, wishing them all the best…..”

07.08.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Leap of Faith’:
”Alright, now we’ll start the romantic portion of the show…..what I wanna know is: anybody believe in love out there ? (cheers)….does anybody believe in love ? (cheers)…..has anybody ever been stomped into the ground, had a stake poked through their heart, had their face rubbed in dirt, had their pride stripped away, been humiliated, embarrassed and trashed by love out there tonight ? (cheers)….Now, how many people believe in love ? (cheers)…that’s right and that takes faith (chuckles) …. and faith, where there’s faith , there’s hope…..and where there’s hope, there’s …..sex! (cheers)….that’s right…..this song’s a thinly disguised version of my entire sexual diary….so…..for love, faith , hope and …..sex…..”

07.08.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Roll of the Dice’:
”Alright, save your energy because we’re gonna be back in a little while with some more rock’n’soul entertainment…..I’m gonna step backstage, lift a few weights and jog a few miles and I’ll see you in a few minutes, alright ?….”

07.08.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘All the Way Home’:
”A special guest Southside Johnny gonna come and sing a song with us (cheers) …(Southside : ”You know these people ? Who are these people….I don’t know, they look like relatives to me, Bruce….”) (?) they were here….alright, here´s a little tune I wrote for him, he hasn’t thanked me enough for it yet but he’ll get around to it ….(?) …..(Southside : ” It’s a lot bigger than I thought it would be….”) You haven’t even seen it yet !””

07.08.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Bobby Jean’:
”Shit, it’s Friday night, right ?….you ain’t got nowhere to go, do you ?….”

07.08.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Working on the Highway’:
”I just don´t wanna go home……I remember this feeling…..”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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