Story 1993-04-16 Sheffield, England
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16.04.93 Sheffield, England, intro to ‘This Hard Land’:
”Thanks, yeah…..here’s a song I wrote, uh….I guess it was in mid-80’s sometime….. oh, don’t get excited, might be one of the shitty ones (laughter)….I never put it on a record….oh-oh (chuckles)….but uh…..this is a song called ‘This Hard Land’ (cheers) (chuckles)….”

16.04.93 Sheffield, England, intro to ‘Point Blank’:
”How many folks were here last night ? (cheers)…..alright….we gotta switch it around a little bit now…..this is uh…..was a fella here last night requested this song, I don’t know if he’s here or not…..you are here (?)….you, huh ? (chuckles)…..you don’t know what song it is, how do you know it’s you ? (chuckles)….oh….alright…..”

16.04.93 Sheffield, England, intro to ‘Leap of Faith’:
”Oh yeah….this is a song about trying to get across the river of hope….get to the river of faith…..get to the river of love….get to the river of sex (cheers)….(?)….
(…..) (someone in the crowd has ripped Bruce´s shirt open) I feel just like Tom Jones…..”

16.04.93 Sheffield, England, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´I drove thousands of miles just to get here tonight….I came across many states and countries to get here tonight….I´m here tonight because I´ve got to testify to one fact…. I´m here tonight because I´ve got to give witness, if you hear me answer ´Yeah´ (crowd: ´Yeah´) I´m here tonight because I´ve got something to tell you….I´m here tonight because I´ve got something to say….what I wanna say is….what I wanna say is….what I´ve got to say is….what I´ve got to testify to is…..I´m here with a purpose…..I´m here with a message…. what I want you to know is I´m just a prisoner….of rock and roll !….´´

16.04.93 Sheffield, England, intro to ‘Thunder Road’:
”Thank you…..(chuckles)….I wanna just take a second and thank everybody for coming down to the shows that we did here in Sheffield, thank you very much (cheers)….I want to, uh…..I was telling the folks last night, you know….first time I….I came over here, I was about……you know, 24 years old and…..I’d only, I don’t think I ever been out of New Jersey…..but for a little bit and uh….uh….round 1975…..and uh… I guess what I wanna say is that, uh…..since I been coming here, all the fans, all you folks been treating us really….always been getting a great reception and I appreciate it (cheers)(chuckles)….and uh…..you know….when you been at it for as long as I have, you know, it’s nice to….to come back and see all your faces out there, it means a lot to me and I….just wanna say thanks, that’s all (cheers)…..(?)….”

16.04.93 Sheffield, England, intro to ‘Born to Run’:
”Oh yeah….we can’t come this far and not do this one, I guess, alright, here we go….”

16.04.93 Sheffield, England, intro to ‘Rockin’All Over the World’:
”Oh shit, it’s late, man, it’s late….I’m gonna have to be coaxed, that’s all I can say (cheers)….oh no…..oh, you’re embarrassing me……oh, please don’t, no, please don’t… oh, you’re embarrassing me, please…..oh, no, please, please…..come on let’s go….. goddamn early to go home yet…..”

16.04.93 Sheffield, England, middle of ‘Working on the Highway’:
”Thank you…..thank you…..we love you…..goodnight…..go the hell home now please ….got to go home now…..got to go home now….you got to go home now…. get all those things out, one more chorus, come on…..come on….come on…..come on…..”

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