Story 1992-09-25 Los Angeles, CA

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Local Hero´´
´´Good evening….how you doing? (crowd cheers) alright….yeah….this, uh, this next song, I was driving back through my hometown and I looked into the window of the J.J.Newberry´s ….where I saw myself next to a German shepherd, immortalized on black velvet….´Sale 19.99´ (chuckles) kind of put the whole thing in perspective, you know (chuckles) alright, let´s do it, Zak, let me hear you….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Lucky Town´´
´´Thank you….this is for Los Angeles, this is for my lucky town….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´The Big Muddy´´
´´When you´re young, we´re all brought up to believe in absolutes, good and evil….there´s always a right thing and a wrong thing….this is a song about, uh….slipping in between the cracks….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´57 Channels´´
´´It´s 1992….you see American cities burning again….even on these streets….well, you reap what you sow….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´If I Should Fall Behind´´
´´(?)…you start to, uh….you start to, you have those babies and it kind of changes the way, it´s that old cliche, it changes the way you look at everything, you know….and uh….then you start thinking about the kind of world you´re leaving ´em….and I think that….you know, you look around and you realize what a scary, how scary it is out there right now and uh….you know, I think, I got my little boy and little girl now, it feels like….you know, it feels like one of the things we´re leaving ´em is this big legacy of fear, which, uh….I think, this town, if anybody was here during the riots knows what that feels like, how on any given day it doesn´t matter what you have in your heart, it doesn´t matter what you believe, it doesn´t matter where you stand, all that matters is what you look like….and uh….that´s not a, I don´t think that´s a city or….or the kind of country that I want my kids to grow up in….´cause, uh ….we´re all, we´re all looking over our shoulder all the time, you know….so are you registered? (crowd cheers) like I said last night, I think I´m too old to really believe in miracles or political miracles or politicians or rock stars (chuckles) but uh….it´d be nice to have an administration that at least is interested in all the people….so….do the right thing….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Leap Of Faith´´
´´Yeah….yeah….but you gotta have faith, you gotta have faith….what is life without it?…. without faith you wouldn´t be able to fall in love again and come back and get our heads kicked in and our pride stripped away and crushed into dirt one more time (chuckles) but this is a song about love ´cause where there´s - wait a minute, let me get it straight now - there´s love, faith, hope and where there´s hope, there´s sex, right, that´s it, that´s it….something like that (chuckles) oh yeah, adultery, of course, and all the things that make life a nice big fucking mess, alright (chuckles) ´cause you´ve got love here and you´ve got fear over here and the only way you get from there to there is with a leap of faith….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, middle of ´´Light Of Day´´
´´I´ve been all around the whole goddamn world 157 times….I came here tonight via Sweden, via France, via Italy, via Rome, via Spain, via London, England, via the great state of New Jersey…I came (?) the United States, Chicago, Indiana, Indianapolis, I came all the way to the city of Los Angeles, spent a whole shitload of money on a real fancy house now….but here tonight because there´s one thing I wanna know, I know you´re downhearted….I know you´re disenchanted….I know you´re disillusioned….I know you´re depressed….I know there´s 57 fucking channels and nothing on….so there´s only one thing I wanna know tonight: is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Glory Days´´ (following ´´Human Touch´´)
´´Patti Scialfa….mi amore….come on, Freddie, give me a little bit of this thing….are you ready to rock it now? (crowd cheers)….
(….) I can´t do this like I used to no more (?)….I just had a birthday….my hair (?)….I can´t, I can´t do it like I used, I can´t, I can´t, I can´t, I can´t…..(goes back into the song)….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Thunder Road´´
´´Thank you….oh yeah….oh yeah, this is, uh, I´d like to thank you all for coming down to the shows here in Los Angeles, thank you….I´ve been playing for a long time now and I want you to know that I, I appreciate your, your, uh, I appreciate your support over all these years, thank you very much….so this is for all my old, old fans out there….(chuckles)….alright….´´

25.09.92 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Born To Run´´
´´Thank you….alright…..we ain´t gonna send you home without this one, alright, here we go, let´s do it….´´

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