Story 1999-05-30 Berlin, Germany
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30.05.99 Berlin, Germany, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
‘‘Let´s take a walk down 10th Avenue and see who we got here tonight….I see on the corner of 10th Avenue and ´E´, a man carrying a piano….the dean of the university of musical perversity….come on, Roy (Roy plays) Professor Roy Bittan on the piano….then I walked on, I seen a guitar man, play it, Steve (Steve plays) I was brought up….on a suburban street, Steve Van Zandt on the guitar….come on Garry (Garry plays a bit of ´We Gotta Get Out of This Place´) Garry Tallent on the bass guitar….come on Max (Max plays)(chuckles) Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums….I started to get a samba going or something, I don´t know what (chuckles) come on, Nils (Nils plays) Nils Lofgren on the guitar….alright, Dan, come on, Danny (Danny plays) that´s right, Phantom Dan Federici on the organ…..but as I walked down 10th Avenue….all I knew was I felt so lonely….I felt so lonely now….and I think I…. I´ve got to find my baby….I´ve got to find my sweetheart….I´ve got to find my baby….I´ve got to find my sweetheart…..I´m looking, I´m searching, I´m searching everywhere….I said I´m searching, I´m searching, I´m searching everywhere….I said I´m searching, I´m searching, I´m searching everywhere…..I said I´m searching, I´m searching, I´m searching everywhere….I said I´m looking for my love, I said….. I said I´m looking for my love, I said…..come on, Red (Patti sings a bit of ´As Long As I Can Be With You’) Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals….thank you, baby (chuckles)….but still….still….there was just one thing missing that would make the whole thing perfect…..I can´t…..I, I, I remember there was just one thing that´d make the whole thing perfect…..it was a rainy night….in Asbury Park….the door blew open, a man walked in….and it was, say what ?….now, the thing we were missing, I knew it was something, something kind of big….and he walked to the stage….and he said ´Hi….my name is….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….”

30.05.99 Berlin, Germany, middle of ´Light of Day´
‘‘Berlin !….Berlin !…Berlin !…but everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve seen people that´ve been downhearted….I´ve seen people lost in confusion…I´ve seen people disspirited….disgusted …dispossessed…I know you´ve been analyzed, downsized,stigmatised, retropsychedelicized, fractionalised, factionalised….I´m here to let you know tonight that if your soul has bad credit, well, it´s good here….and if your heart´s running on empty, pull on up to the pumps ´cause we´re selling high-test supreme…..if your spirit´s bankrupt, if your spirit´s bankrupt, if you´re feeling empty inside….if you´re feeling empty inside….if your spirit´s bankrupt…. we´re here tonight to lift that debt up off you….to lift that debt up off you ….to lift that debt up off and set free in the morning….free in the morning…..free in the morning…..I wanna re-educate, resuscitate, reindoctrinate, regenerate, rededicate, reliberate you through the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the majesty, the mystery…the ministry of rock and roll !…(?) tell you that I can´t promise you, I can´t promise you life everlasting but I can promise you life….right now !…..and all you´ve got to do is say ‘I’….”

30.05.99 Berlin, Germany, intro to ´Land of Hope and Dreams´
´´Danke, danke, Berlin….(chuckles) I want to thank you for coming down to the show tonight, thank you so much, uh….we´ve had, uh, wonderful two nights here in Berlin and uh ….this was just a very lovely night, you were just a really lovely audience and uh, and we thank you for the 25 years of support of our music….and uh, so these sort of a special series of concerts, they´re sort of a re-birth and a re-dedication of our band and our commitment to serve you…..so let´s keep that big train going down the track…..this is uh, in that spirit, this is a new song called ´Land of Hope and Dreams´….”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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