Story 1999-08-01 East Rutherford, NJ
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01.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
´´I wanna take you down to Tenth Avenue now….let me tell you how I got to Tenth Avenue….when I was a young man, I walked as a little child and I walked down many avenues….the avenue of love, of fear….the avenue of hope and of despair…the avenue of faith and the avenue of cynicism…the avenue of commitment and the avenue of, of….inappropriate sexual contact !….a very popular avenue….but wherever I walked, I was alone….and inside I felt so blue….and so I came to an avenue, a sign said ´Tenth´, another sign said ´E´ but I was frightened to go any further because I´d never been down there before and because I was gonna have to give something up….and I stood at the crossroads…..with that inner fight inside, trying to work up my courage….and then I heard something….just up the avenue….. something playing so sweet, come on, Roy (Roy plays)….that was Professor Roy Bittan on the piano….playing down on that lonely avenue…..and so I walked on in search of friendship….and I come to a man, come on, play it, Steve (Steve plays) Stevie Van Zandt on the guitar….playing down on the soulful avenue….then I walked on in search of some foundation, play it, Garry (Garry plays)…Mr.Garry Tallent on the bass guitar….and then I walked on further down the avenue….come on, Max (Max plays)…he learned that when he was working for the Ringling Brothers Circus many years ago (chuckles) it´s still good (chuckles) and then I walked on….and I was looking for a swinging little guitar man, come on (Nils plays) the great Nils Lofgren on the guitar….and then I walked on and I came to a city by the sea….and I could feel that spirit moving….oh, I could feel it moving now and I walked up a flight of stairs….and I walked up anothe flight of stairs….and there was a man standing there next to a woman in blonde buffoon wig….from the great city of Flemington, New Jersey….home of Flemington Furs….(?) where are you when we need you, baby ? come on, Dan (Dan plays) Phantom Dan Federici on the organ…. and my soul was feeling lighter….but my heart was still cold….and I felt so lonely…. so I thought….´I´ve got to find my baby, I´ve got to find my girl now….I´m looking for my baby, I´ve got to find my girl now, help me out…..I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere (crowd repeats) I said I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere (crowd repeats) I said I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere now (crowd repeats) I said I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere now (crowd repeats) I said I´m looking for my love, I said (crowd repeats) I said I´m looking for my love now, I said (crowd repeats)(Patti sings a bit of ´Rumble Doll´) Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals….and now everything was starting to look pretty good….I took a chance but still, it still wasn´t just right….there was still something really, really important missing….something really essential….something that was gonna make it all, all…..something really big….
say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say what ?….say
what ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?….”

01.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to “Trouble River”
“I need a round of applause for Kevin Buell who saved my guitar (cheers) when I was throwing it like a fool…..thanks, Kevin….”

01.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´The great….state of New Jersey !….but everywhere I´ve gone I´ve seen people lost in confusion….lost in the wilderness….lost in bitterness, well, tonight we´re here on a search-and-rescue mission, if you´ve been downhearted, disspirited, disgusted, dispossessed, we´re coming to get you, if you´ve been analyzed, downsized, stigmatised, fractionalised, factionalised, Pokemonized, Pickachuized, retropsychedelicized, we´re coming to get you, if your soul´s got bad credit, it´s good here tonight, if your heart´s running on empty, we´re gonna fill it on up for you tonight, if your spirit´s bankrupt, we´re gonna lift that debt up off you and set you free in the morning !….I´ve come here to resuscitate, to regenerate, to reconfiscate, to reindoctrinate, to resexualate, to rededicate, to reliberate you with the power, the promise, with the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the majesty, the mystery, with the ministry of rock and roll !….that´s my job !….now I know what you´re saying, you´re saying ´Oh, ooh, ooh, I´ve got so many problems, I´m worried about the Millenium….oh, the Y2K-problem, stocks up, my bonds down, my bonds up, my stocks down, oh, mortality´….I´m scaring you now, ´Mortality is rearing its ugly head´….and we all know the Good Book says ‘Louie Louie, oh-oh, we’ve all got to go’ and I’m here tonight to tell you that I cannot….I cannot…..I cannot promise you life everlasting….but I can promise you life…. right now !….and all you’ve got to do is raise your hand and say ‘I’….”

01.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Ramrod´
´´We got a request by the Mighty Max…..start that engine, man….”

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