Story 1999-03-18 Asbury Park, NJ
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18.03.99 Asbury Park, NJ, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
´´Oh, bring that thing down now….that´s right….that´s correct….ah, hold that thing….we´ve got Dan Federici on the organ….Nils Lofgren on the guitar….Garry Tallent on the bass….Roy Bittan on the piano….Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals….badabing, Steve Van Zandt on the guitar….you´ve seen him on TV….now you´re seeing him back in Asbury Park ….Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums….let me see now….did I forget anybody ?….no…..the band´s getting bigger, it´s hard to remember everybody….Steve, Max, uh, Garry…uh, Steve, Max, Garry….uh, Steve, Max, Garry, uh, Billy, no, uh….oh !….They made that change uptown and the Big Man joined the band…..”

18.03.99 Asbury Park, NJ, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´Uh, what was I thinking of ? let me think a minute….oh yeah….I´m so glad to be here in your city tonight….I´m glad to be here in Asbury Park…..but I´m not here on a casual visit tonight….I´m not here for a vacation….we´re here tonight with a purpose…..it´s been a long journey….and there has been darkness but there has been light….there´s been struggle but there´s been joy….there´s been hardship but there´s been fortuity….and I (chuckles) I drove 100 miles, 200 miles, 300 miles, 400 miles, 500 miles, 600 miles….I´ve been 700 miles, 800 miles, 900 miles, 1000 miles, 2000 miles….and 3000 miles, 4000 miles, 5000 miles, 6000 miles, that´s right, I´ve been all around the world many times….and what I wanted to say is (goes through the towns he´s been) the great state of New Jersey….and what I wanna say is I know you might be feeling a little downhearted…..if you´ve been feeling a little dispossessed, if you´ve been feeling a little discombubolated, if you´ve been feeling analyzed, downsized, stigmatized, retropsychedelicized, what I wanna say is I….I….I….I…..I….I….can feel your pain….oh, what the hell was I gonna say ?….oh, that´s what I was heading for….you might be feeling a little downhearted, might be feeling like mortality is raising its ugly head at this point in your life, you remember that the Good Book said ´Louie, Louie, oh-oh, we´ve all got to go´, I want to tell you don´t despair, I´m here tonight, Brothers and Sisters, and I want to tell you that I cannot promise you everlasting life but I can promise you life….right now !… and all you got to do is say ´I´….”

18.03.99 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´If I Should Fall Behind´
‘‘I wanna thank you for being a part of our rehearsal here…. we got most of it right, we didn’t get all of it right…..still figuring out where everything goes and all that stuff….but uh….really exciting for me to be able to come here, I saw so many….oh, let me see, I was about, I was 15….it was The Who, the Blues Magoos, they had electric suits, and Herman’s Hermits….and I sat right about there….and uh….man, that was a big night, nobody knew who The Who were and they busted up all the instruments….and I was going ‘Was that real ?…. damn, can we go backstage and salvage some of that shit ?’….oh ….and I sat up there and saw The Doors, right, right where the light, where the red (?) is, you know….so it’s a, I’ve never played here, never played here and uh…..nice to be able to play here tonight, this is a …this is a….special ….special night for us because it’s a …. it’s kind of a….re….dedication, it is, it’s a re-dedication of our band and the job ….and the…. and the job, the job that we do…. and our commitment to serve…so it’s….it´s a big, big night, it’s a big, big night and uh…. don’t know what to say except, uh….I’m real happy…"

18.03.99 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Land of Hope and Dreams´
´´Thank you….well, we got one more thing, we´re gonna leave you with something new ´cause it´s a night of rebirth (chuckles) and uh, this is called ´Land of Hope and Dreams´ and just tell everybody that we´ll be seeing ´em and uh….we love you and this summer there´s a big train coming down the track….”

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