Story 1992-12-14 Boston, MA
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14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘Red Headed Woman’:
”Hello, Boston….(?) some red headed Irish girls out there tonight ?…”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘Atlantic City’:
”Here’s a song about being pushed into hard choices…..”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘Growin’Up’:
”There I was….all alone….backroads of the great state of New Jersey (cheers)…..I was scared….there was sounds coming out of the woods, spooky sounds (cheers)…..and I dreamed that I was a teenage werewolf ….

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘´57 Channels’:
”1992….(?)….see American cities in flames again…..you reap what you sow….”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘The River’:
”Thanks a lot, this uh….this next song,uh….I wrote this song (?) real hard times in the early 80’s….and uh……you know it’s the beginning of the 90’s and so many people (?) construction, out of work again…..(?)…and uh….thinking about our troops who are over in Somalia now (cheers)…..(?) all these teenagers with guns , and thinking about our own people…..in this country , need (?) protection….teenagers with guns (?)…..
anyway, this is uh…..I guess this was my song about hope….in the face of hopelessness….”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘Leap of Faith’:
”Does anybody believe in love out there tonight ? (cheers)….does anybody have any faith out there ? (cheers)….does anybody have any hope out there tonight ? (cheers)…. does anybody believe in sex out there ? (cheers)….(?)….what are we waiting for ?…..”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, middle of ‘Glory Days´
And last but not least, ladies and gentlemen…..my buddy, my pal, a man whose guitar licks are like honey…..who goes to the record company and gets me more money….a man that I met right here in this very town…..a hometown boy, I’m talking about producer, seducer, weight reducer, the master of managerial disaster, Jon Landau on the guitar….”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘Thunder Road’:
”Thank you…..I wanna stop for a second and thank everybody for coming down to the shows (cheers)….just wanna say, uh…..the support that we’ve got from the fans in the Boston area this time’s meant a lot to me and I appreciate it (cheers)…..(?)…gonna do this for my old fans out there (cheers)…been coming up to Boston , I guess, since around 1973 (cheers)….played a place called Joe’s Place and a place called Charlie’s Place (chuckles)….(?) this a long time and….when you get some place, it’s nice to see some folks that (?) (chuckles)(cheers)…..thanks….”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’:
”Do I have to say what time it is ?…..we got a present for you…..oh, we got a power failure….
(….) Here he comes now….straight from the North Pole….where he runs a combination of (?) and a massage parlor….hey Santa…has everybody been good ? (cheers)….are you sure ? (cheers)…nobody been cheating on their babies…..cheating on your taxes….

14.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ‘In the Midnight Hour’:
”It’s not even 12 o’clock , man, I don’t know (cheers)….I think we got to pull out the stocking stuffers now….gonna have an old friend of mine, great Boston musician, Mr. Peter Wolf come up and sing a song….because we gotta make it to the midnight hour….”

14.12.92 Boston, MA, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´I came thousands and thousands of miles just to get here tonight….I came around the world (?) just to get here tonight….I came via Sweden, via France, via Italy, via Rome, via London, England, via Dallas, Texas….just to get here tonight….I came through some real shitty weather just to get here tonight….and I´m here for just one reason….I´m here for one reason only….I came from the great state of New Jersey….San Francisco….(?)….San Diego…. Canada….I´m here because I know you´re downhearted….I know you´re disappointed….I know you´re depressed….I know you´re low in spirit….and I´m here tonight because I….I´ve got something I need to testify to….I´ve got something I´ve got to tell you….I´ve got something I need a witness to….I said I….I….I….I….I….I….I….I´m just a prisoner….of rock and roll !….´´

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