Story 1999-05-16 Birmingham, England
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16.05.99 Birmingham, England, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
´´Let´s take a walk down 10th Avenue and see who´s around tonight….I´m looking down on the corner and I see….Professor Roy Bittan in the room tonight, ladies and gentlemen ….we like to call him Mr.Education….the only member of the band with a high school diploma….let´s hear it, Roy, oh yeah now (Roy plays)(?) stay in school, kids….Professor Roy Bittan on the piano….oh, I think I see my old friend Steve….play it, Steve (Steve plays)(?) Steve Van Zandt on the guitar….I see a bassman, we´re gonna get real low…. come on Garry (Garry plays) alright….Garry Tallent on the bass….let´s hear the drummer, come on, Max (Max plays) Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums….international television star….ah, we got a guitar man now, come on, Nils (Nils plays) ooh, Nils Lofgren on the guitar…and now over in the corner….I can´t see him but I can hear him, I know he´s here ´cause I can feel his presence in the room, come on, Danny (Dan plays) Phantom Dan Federici on the organ….well, now, sometimes….sometimes I get so lonely now….I get so lonely now….I get so blue….and then I´ve got to find my sweetheart….I´ve got to find my sweetheart (chuckles) I´ve got to, I´ve got to find my girl….I´m not the greatest rapper in the world (chuckles) but I´ve got to find my girl (chuckles) I said I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching (crowd: ´I´m searching) I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere, I said (crowd: ´I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere) I said I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere, I said (crowd: ´I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere) I said I´m searching here and there, oh yes, I´m searching everywhere, I said (crowd: ´I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere) I said I´m searching here and there, oh Lord, I´m searching everywhere, I said (crowd: ´I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere) because I´m looking for my love, I said (crowd: ´I´m looking for my love´) I said (crowd: ´I´m looking for my love´) I said (crowd: ´I´m looking for my love´) come on, sugar
(Patti sings a bit of ´As Long As I Can Be With You’)….I´m searching for my baby…. Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals….let´s hear it for the E Street Band….gimme a E-S-T-R-E-E-T, what´s that spell ?….what´s that spell ?….what´s that spell ?….what´s that spell ?….what´s that spell ?….what´s that spell ?….what´s that spell ?….what´s that spell ?
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16.05.99 Birmingham, England, intro to ´The Promised Land´ (following ´War´)
´´Edwin Starr, the great Edwin Starr….and he´s your neighbour (?)….one of the great, great soul voices ever….”

16.05.99 Birmingham, England, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´What rhymes with Birmingham ?….I´ve been on a long, long journey and everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve seen people downhearted….that are disspirited….that´ve been dispossessed….they´ve been analyzed, downsized, stigmatised…. retropsychedelicized …. factionalised, fractionalised….and I´m here tonight to let you know that if your soul has bad credit that it´s good here….that if your heart is running on empty, I want you to holler if you hear me and pull right up ´cause we´re selling high-test supreme tonight….if your spirit has been bankrupt, we´re here tonight to help raise that debt up off you and to set you free….I want to regenerate you, reconfiscate you, reindoctrinate you, rededicate you, relaborate you, m-m-m-m, reliberate you to the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the majesty, the mystery….the ministry of rock and roll ! …(?) you´re worried about the Y2K-problem, your stocks up, your bonds are down ! if you´re feeling blue, I wanna let you know I know the Good Book says ´Louie Louie, oh-oh, we´ve got to go´, mortality´s rearing its ugly head, I cannot promise you life everlasting….but I can, I said I can, I said I can, I said I can¸ I said I can, I said I can, I said I can….promise you life….right now !….and all you´ve got to do is say ‘I’…”

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