Story 1993-03-23 Red Bank, NJ
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23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, after ‘Does This Bus Stop at the 82nd Street?’:
”What was I talking about in that song (chuckles)…..I don’t know…..”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘This Hard Land’:
”This is a song I wrote, uh……back in 19….84……didn’t put it on a record, made a big mistake…..alright, you folks gonna help me out here ?….”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘Local Hero’:
”Ah, we gotta do this one…..
(…)(brings the music down) Not sure I can trust you (crowd cheers) not sure I can trust you (crowd cheers) never turn your back on the audience…"

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘Viva Las Vegas’:
”This is for Ron…..it’s about another lucky town, I guess…..another local hero…..”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘All the Way Home’:
”Here’s a song I wrote for Southside…..who lives in Connecticut ! (boos)…..ah, give him some shit for a while (laughs)….”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘Point Blank’:
”Oh, thanks, oh….glad to be here tonight for the Community Food Bank of Jersey….. (?) theater….get some paint on this place….and the Institute for Kids with Cancer and Lung Disease (cheers)….more of those folks will be out in the lobby as you (?)…. so if we didn’t stink the place up, you can give ‘em a (chuckles)(?)….this is uh…….
(someone yells out : ”Jersey Girl”) No….this song, I haven’t played this song in a while (?)…..”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘When You’re Alone’:
(Bruce tunes his guitar) Gimme 24 hours (laughter)…..security blanket !….this is a song I never played out, uh…..Dave, I don’t know if Dave , you’re here tonight but this (?)…Dave, this is for you…..”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘Achy Breaky Heart’:
(someone : ”Achy Breaky Heart!”) (laughs) Like that song….that’s, that’s like telepathic ‘cause I was thinking of doing the song (cheers)…..laying in bed the other night….I said ‘What would really bend everybody’s minds…..Achy Breaky Heart’…”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘Blinded By the Light’(after ‘Achy Breaky Heart’)
”That’s where you got it !…..that’s a good damn tune…..everybody makes…..gets a giggle out of it but that damn thing was good…..(?) now what boring shit am I gonna come up with ?…..ah, I broke my guitar…..gimme the musicstand, uh….and kinda follow that one….in that sorta vein, you know…..I need a music stand…….oh, my wardrobe isn’t right…..and I need that big book….I’m gonna…..live dangerously here……now, I (?) to play all that stuff we play in concerts but they…..pay high ticket prices to see that, why play that now ?…..this stuff I never do (cheers)…..actually, this is actually how shows oughta be, you know…..you come, you talk a little bit….take your shirt off, talk a little bit more….that’s sorta (?), you know…..I got one tune…..
(?)….I wrote this in, uh….in Asbury Park (cheers)….I wrote it, I think….ah….this is really gonna be….really gonna….no….ok…..hah haa…..lot of words….lot of words for it…..don’t breathe heavy, please….(?)….alright, what, what, what…..ssshh…..here’s a Victor Borge routine coming (laughs)(cheers)…..I feel it’s around the bend (chuckles)….(?)….(laughs)….”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘The Promised Land’:
”Any volunteers got tickets tonight for the Jersey Food Bank ?…..is that (?)….you volunteering your time up there ?….”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘Glory Days’:
”Max Weinberg from New Jersey (cheers)”

23.03.93 Red Bank, NJ, intro to ‘Janey Don’t You Lose Heart’:
”Gimme that guitar…..wanna thank everybody once again for coming down…..it’s great to be back in town, play back in town….a great place to play, I’ve had a lot of fun…..once again, we’re here tonight for the Community Food Bank of Jersey…. Monmouth Arts Council, Count Basie Theater, gonna paint the insides of this place….. Institute for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorder so if you had a good time and you got a few bucks left that you don’t need for your rent, on your way out, folks will be out….could I have a little bit more of this ?…..baby !…..this is for a G-harp, I need….ah, thank you my friend (chuckles)….got that rack around anywhere ? …..got a rack around?….(someone asks about Patti) She’s uh….actually she’s finishing her record, she’s working, uh …..not to get over-promotional but she’s gonna have some music out very soon so (cheers)….yeah, it’s good too (chuckles)…..Barbara, gonna do this one for you tonight, if you’re out there, Barb, this is for you…..this is a song I wrote a while back , don’t do it too much…..”

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