Story 1999-08-06 East Rutherford, NJ
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06.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
´´(Max pounds the drums) Thank you, Sir, thank you very much….now, when I was a young man, I walked as a little child down many different kinds of avenues….I walked down the avenue of love, the avenue of fear, the avenue of hope, the avenue of despair….the avenue of faith, the avenue of cynicism….the avenue of, of, of….commitment….and the avenue of inappropriate sexual contact ! (cheers)(chuckles)….but wherever I walked, I walked alone…. and then one day I came to the crossroads….and at that crossroads there was a sign that said ´Tenth´ and a sign that said ´E´….and I was feeling so lonely….that instead of going down that same old road that I´d taken a thousand times before because I knew where it led me….I decided to make a leap of faith and go down this strange road…..now, the only thing that got me down that road was…..I heard something sweet in the air….I heard something so sweet…. (Roy plays)….Professor Roy Bittan at the crossroads….and then I walked on….and I heard a man playing a guitar, come on, play it, Steve (Steve plays a bit of ´Theme from ´The Godfather´) Steve Van Zandt…..the Godfather of rock and roll guitar, star of ´The Sopranos´ ….and then I walked on….come on, Garry, help me, man (Garry plays a bit of ´Money (That´s What I Want´) oh, he needed money (chuckles)….Mr.Garry Tallent on the bass…. come on, Max, hit it, man (Max plays)…Max Weinberg on the drums….I walked on, come on, Nils (Nils plays) Mr.Nils Lofgren on the guitar…and then I walked on and I heard something that sounded like the whistling wind….come on, Danny (Dan plays) Phantom Dan Federici on the organ….and then I walked on and I was feeling less burdened….but still I felt so cold in my heart….I´ve got to find my baby….I´ve got to find her right now….I´ve got to find my baby….I´ve got to find her right now….help me now, I said I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere, I said I´m (crowd repeats) I said I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere, I said I´m (crowd repeats) I said I´m searching here and there, I´m searching everywhere, I said I´m (crowd repeats)(Patti sings a bit of ´Rumble Doll´) Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals….but there was still something, still something missing….and the further I got down the crossroads I realised that there was a lot of other people down there too…..and I could see ´em all around me….I got to see ´em all around me !…come on (?), there they are !….but there was still one important thing missing ….I want to tell….you say it….well, say it….well, say it….well, say it….well, say it….well, say it….well, say it….well, say it….well, say it….well, say it….say it….”

06.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Sherry Darling´
´´I´m stuck in traffic down here in the swamps of Jersey….”

06.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´Lakewood, Long Branch, Inglewood, (?), South Orange, East Orange, West Orange, Freehold, Newark, Mahwah…..I´ve been all over the fucking state !….but tonight we´re here on a a search-and-rescue mission….if you´ve been downhearted, disspirited, disgusted, dispossessed, analyzed, downsized, stigmatised, Koczinskyed, Lewinskyed, I´m here tonight to come and get you, if your soul got bad credit, I´m gonna get you, your heart running on empty, gonna come and get you, spirit bankrupt, I´m gonna come and get you, gonna resuscitate, rededicate, regenerate, resexualate, reconfiscate, re, re, reliberate you with the power, the promise, the majesty, the mystery, the foolishness, the ministry of rock and roll ! ….it´s my pleasure to do so !….are you talking to me ? (cheers) are you talking to me ? (cheers) are you talking to me ? (cheers) well, you better talk louder than that !….now, I can´t promise you life everlasting ….I want to (?), boys….but I can promise you life - snare shot ! ….D flat minor, please, I can´t promise you life everlasting but I can promise you…..life right now !….all you´ve got to do is say ´I´….”

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